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Israel Ministry of Education Official Homeschooling Procedures – April 2009

Translator’s note:  Below is an unofficial translation of the official procedures for homeschooling, as published by the Israeli Ministry of Education. This is provided on a volunteer basis for the assistance of English-speaking homeschoolers. It has no legal force; only

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Appendix A: Application for exemption from the Mandatory Education Law for the purpose of education through homeschooling

This is Appendix A to the Israel Ministry of Education Homeschooling Procedures Appendix A Application for exemption from the Mandatory Education Law for the purpose of education through homeschooling

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Appendix B: Guidelines for the presentation of programs for approval of homeschooling

This is Appendix B to the Israel Ministry of Education Homeschooling Procedures Appendix B Guidelines for the presentation of programs for approval of homeschooling 1. General Just as there are different approaches to education in the formal education system, so too

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Homeschooling is rapidly becoming more and more popular in Israel, with hundreds of families throughout the country educating their children at home. There are homeschooling support groups in every part of Israel. Homeschooling in Israel is legal, and in 2009

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Finding other homeschooling families

For direct one-to-one contact with homeschoolers in your area, you can join the homeschoolers’ “white list”. Send your name, children’s birth years (to calculate their ages), telephone number, address, and email, to: white@ootips.org or to: “The White List” P.O. Box

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Bagrut בגרות אקסטרני

Here is some basic information about bagruyot for homeschoolers in Israel: 1. A child who doesn’t go to school would typically take the bagruyot as an “externi” student. This means you cannot take a test until you are 16 years

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How to get a homeschooling permit אישור לחינוך ביתי

Officially, for each child you need permission from the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education claims that they approve 95% of all applications.

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