South Dakota Home-schooled students could face exit exams

PIERRE – State Education Secretary Rick Melmer said there’s no solution immediately available so that home-schooled students can be eligible for the new South Dakota Opportunity scholarships.

State laws establishing the scholarship program refer specifically to high school requirements, including high levels of math and science as well as laboratory work.

Officials for the state Board of Regents have determined there is no way under the current laws for home-schooled students to qualify. The board’s central office has the responsibility to administer the program and determine whether applicants meet the qualifications. Read more…

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