Home Education

  • Home Education (or Home Schooling) is one education option available to students. For detailed guidelines and requirements, please refer to the documents listed in the sidebar. Also provided are forms and affidavits that may apply to you as a home schooled family.

    The Home Education office is located in the Student Services Office at the Administration Building, Door D1, 200 Church Street, Landisville. You may contact the Student Services offices at 717-459-9009 for additional information.

    PSSA / Keystone Exams

    PSSA exams are taken in grades 3 through 8. Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments taken at the conclusion of Algebra IB, English 10 and Biology, regardless of what grade students are in at the time.

    If you desire to have your child take the state PSSA tests or Keystone Exams with district-enrolled students, you must contact the principal of the school building serving your neighborhood. If you are unsure which building principal to contact, our Student Services Office can direct you. All declarations must be received in the buildings no later than October 1 of each year in order to ensure testing labels and materials are ordered for your child.

    Curriculum Suggestions

    For students in grades 6-12, the Pennsylvania Department of Education created the Pennsylvania Core Standards that highlight the various content standards across core curricular areas. To use this resource, simply select the grade level and the subject area.

    In an effort to help parents establish quality goals and objectives each year, our district has gathered valuable resources for your use on our K-12 curriculum page. If you are in need of additional curriculum resources, we are happy to help you. Together we hope to provide for a quality educational experience for every child in our school district.

    Medical Screenings

    If you are interested in having your child participate in medical screening offered by the Hempfield Nursing Staff, call the appropriate attendance zone school to schedule an appointment.

    Extracurricular Activities

    All students that live in the district have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities offered by the district.

    Important Change in Definition of “Compulsory School Age”

    Effective September 26, 2019, all children from the age of six through the age of 18 must comply with compulsory school attendance requirements. To meet these requirements, parents must ensure that their child between the ages of six and 18 is attending or participating in one of the following: a public elementary, middle, or high school; a public charter or cyber-charter school; a private licensed academic or private religious school; home tutoring by a certified teacher; or an approved program of home schooling. Children may be excused from compulsory attendance for documented medical or other compelling reasons as outlined in district attendance policy and procedures.