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Compulsory Age Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

Important Change in the Definition of “Compulsory School Age”

Effective in 2020-2021 school year, all children from the age of six (6) through the age of eighteen (18) must comply with compulsory school attendance requirements. To meet these requirements, parents must ensure that their child between the ages of 6 and 18 is attending or participating in one of the following: a public elementary, middle, or high school; a public charter or cyber-charter school; a private licensed academic or private religious school; home tutoring by a certified teacher; or an approved program of home schooling. For more information, refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website at:  Pennsylvania Department of Education