Oklahoma is friendly territory for homeschooling because of a phrase inserted in the original state constitution by a farmer/legislator, Hulings said. Section XIII-4 states that "The Legislature shall provide for the compulsory attendance at some public or other school, unless other means of education are provided...” (emphasis added.) For thousands of Oklahoma families, that other means is homeschooling.
Life after homeschooling
Homeschooled students are eligible for admission to all public colleges and universities in Oklahoma.
They must meet minimum scores on either the ACT or SAT to enroll in a four-year university. Community colleges have no admission requirements.
Homeschooled students also can apply for Oklahoma's Promise scholarships, which reward students from families earning $50,000 or less. They must apply between the ages of 13 and 15, and achieve at least a 22 ACT score.