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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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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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Israel Education Ministry Releases 2009 Homeschooling Guidelines הנהלים לאישור בקשת הורים לחינוך ביתי

(April, 2009) The Israel Ministry of Education published in April 2009 revised guidelines regarding permits for homeschooling in Israel. The previous guidelines were published in April 2006. The new document is online in Hebrew at: http://cms.education.gov.il/educationcms/applications/mankal/etsmedorim/3/3-1/horaotkeva/k-2009-8a-3-1-37.htm Update: An unofficial English

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