Homeschooling in the USA

Homeschooling courses for ages 5-18

At Wolsey Hall Oxford we welcome a diverse range of students homeschooling in the USA via our online courses. Families include both US citizens and expatriates and live in a wide number of States.

Courses taken by our USA students range from Primary through Lower Secondary and up to IGCSE, AS and A levels.

Our IGCSE, AS level and A level courses follow the Cambridge curriculum. We are able to support the Cambridge ICE qualification which is a popular qualification in the USA.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

Meet Jude who is homeschooling in the USA.

How the UK education system works

Teenager homeschooling in the USA

Cambridge ICE qualification

Students take at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects selected from five different subject categories. Two languages must be taken, of which one can be English Language.

The Wolsey Hall courses that support each area are shown below.

  • Group I: Languages – includes first language e.g. English Language and foreign languages English Second Language, French, German and Spanish
  • Group II: Humanities and Social Sciences – English Literature, History, Geography, Environmental Studies, Economics and Latin.
  • Group III: Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Co-ordinated Science (counts as 2 subjects), Combined Science and Environmental studies
  • Group IV: Mathematics – Maths and Additional Maths
  • Group V: Creative and Professional – Business Studies and Computer Science.

Legal requirements for homeschooling

In the United States, homeschooling is legal in all fifty States.

Legal requirements vary from State to State. Some have no particular requirements whilst others will require evidence of work undertaken or for the child to complete standardised tests at regular intervals.

You can find out the individual State requirements by visiting the HSLDA website

Boy homeschooling in the USA with mother's support

Equivalent qualifications

USA
Wolsey Hall equivalent course
High School Graduation Diploma
IGCSE
No Equivalent
A level
Thank you very much for your assistance, and I just want to say that homeschooling Sophie and her sister Helene has been made so much easier by your organization’s involvement – the tutors have been fabulous and the course presentation very easy to follow.
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Jeff Hennig, IGCSE Homeschooling Parent,

USA

The Wolsey Hall approach to reading and phonics is especially well designed. Wolsey approaches learning letter sounds in “layers”. This has made it possible for our daughter to learn to read in a matter of weeks without being overwhelmed. We find it remarkable that our 4 year old daughter is reading small books all on her own with confidence and enjoying it very much.
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Correne Hankins – Primary Homeschooling Parent

USA

Our courses

Secondary homeschoooling courses

Lower Secondary