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Homeschooling and Online Education

Homeschooling Allowances

Education Allowances
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Home Study/Private Instruction

Home Study and Private Instruction Education Allowance Increase
On May 4, 2014, the Office of Allowances at the Department of State increased the amount of the Home Study and Private Instruction Education Allowance. For over a year, the Family Liaison Office (FLO), together with the Office of Allowances and the Allowances Working Group has been advocating for this increase. The new reimbursable rates are $10,600 for grades K-8 and $18,200 for grades 9-12. This will enable Foreign Service families to consider more educational options for their children. Please check the DSSR 274.12b for more details.

Homeschooling Programs

Calvert School 

Central Texas College Online High School

Florida Virtual School

George Washington University Online High School

Johns Hopkins

K – 12

Stanford Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)

Stanford Online High School

Texas Tech University Distance Education

University of Miami Online High School

University of Missouri-Columbia High School

University of Nebraska High School

USDA Graduate Correspondence Program


Washington, D.C. Area Information on Homeschooling

FLO Web links for Education Options for Foreign Service Children (K-12)

Education Options Main Page   
Education Allowances 
Homeschooling and Online Education 
Homework Help Online    
Choices for High School: IB and AP  
Public Schools in the Washington, DC Area 
Private Schools in the Washington, DC Area 
Summer Camp Resources


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Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
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