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J. Michael Smith, Esq.
President

Michael P. Farris, Esq.
Chairman

Public School Access for Homeschoolers—A Legal Summary

NORTH DAKOTA

A child receiving home education may participate in extracurricular activities either under the auspices of the child's school district of residence or under the auspices of an approved nonpublic school, if permitted by the administrator of the school. A homeschooled student is subject to the same standards for participation as required of full-time students at these schools. North Dakota Century Code § 15.1-23-16.

North Dakota Century Code § 15.1-23-16

Home education—Participation in extracurricular activities

1. A child receiving home education may participate in extracurricular activities either:

a. Under the auspices of the child’s school district of residence; or

b. Under the auspices of an approved nonpublic school, if permitted by the administrator of the school.

2. For purposes of this section, a child participating under the auspices of the child’s school district of residence is subject to the same standards for participation in extracurricular activities as those required of full-time students enrolled in the district.

3. For purposes of this section, a child participating under the auspices of an approved nonpublic school is subject to the same standards for participation in extracurricular activities as those required of full-time students enrolled in the school.

4. Once a child’s parent has selected the public school district or the approved nonpublic school in which the child will participate for purposes of extracurricular activities and has provided notification of the selection through the statement required by section 15.1-23-02, the child is subject to the transfer rules as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the North Dakota high school activities association.