NAHHE Statement on the social welfare of children and the right to education through alternative means

The National Association of Home and Hybrid Education (NAHHE) firmly abhors the use of Homeschooling or Alternative Education rights as a shield for child neglect and abuse. We believe that every child has the right to safe, meaningful, and thriving learning environments inside and outside of their homes. This includes safety around the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, sexual, and relational aspect of every child’s life.

Program Code of Ethics Policy

The National Association of Home and Hybrid Education holds its programs to the highest ethical and legal standards for the homeschool and alternative education community. We are inclusive of all protected classes. In addition, we reject the endorsement of any theory or modality that would jeopardize the fair and inclusive treatment of any individual, group, or creed. We refer to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other advocacy organizations that may offer us guidance in these matters.

It is our practice to survey our program advisory board for content and program interest. We then have a vetting process for potential speakers and presenters that includes, but is not limited to: researching a sampling of that person’s publications, interviewing candidates for degree(s) acquired and experience, seek and follow up on references given, and review content to be presented.

Special Needs and Accessibility Policy

We make every effort to make sure that facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop or event, please contact the Board of Director at BoardofDirectors@homeandhybrideducation.org. We will make every attempt to reasonably accommodate requests made. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.

Grievance Policy

The National Association of Home and Hybrid Education strives to provide compassionate and ethical programs. We also aim to provide relevant, engaging, and enhancing educational experiences to our members, partners, and community. We strive to do this with integrity and promotion of sound practice.

We also strive to be responsible, ethical, and professional in our programs and services. In the unforeseen event that a member or participant finds we have not met these goals, a complaint may be submitted to address this event. This may be done on program evaluations, by contacting the Board of Directors. Complaints will be addressed within 7-10 business days with a response, action, or a plan of action.

If the grievance is more severe and action from the Board of Directors is indicated by either the member/ participant, or from recommendation of a board member or staff member, a formal written grievance may be submitted to the Board of Directors of The National Association of Home and Hybrid Education and emailed to: BoardofDirectors@homeandhybrideducation.org. This grievance will be reviewed by an impartial, ad-hoc grievance committee who will investigate the complaint and provide recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Board will then make decisions addressing the complaint. All records of the meetings, recommendations and decisions regarding the grievance shall be kept on file with the Secretary of The National Association of Home and Hybrid Education for a minimum of 5 years.

Refund requests will be handled in alignment with our Refund and Cancellation Policy.

A statement of this policy shall be posted on the agency website with the following statement:

 “If you have questions or concerns contact the Board of Directors at BoardofDirectors@homeandhybrideducation.org”