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Homeschooling in Michigan

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Michigan Homeschool Laws & Information

Michigan Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in Michigan! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for Michigan residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code (which is usually online at your state's official website) for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code—whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups—can be helpful, but may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

image of gavel with man's hand pointing to a passage in a book and text Show Me in the Law - the show me letter that can prevent overreach by school administratorsA quick note about sticking to what the law requires:
The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

5E – Non-Public Part-Time Pupils andHome Schooled Pupils

Michigan Department of Education Pupil Accounting Manual. A nonpublic pupil who attends a private, denominational or a parochial school or a pupil that is home schooled may be enrolled on a part-ti... [Read more...]

Compulsory School Attendance, Attendance Policies and Grades

From the Michigan Department of Education. Age of Attendance: The law in Michigan governing compulsory attendance requires a parent, legal guardian, or other person having control or charge of a ... [Read more...]

Michigan Resource Pages & Places

Barnes and Noble Ann Arborcrm2107@bn.com

Call or email to schedule a tour of the store for ages pre-k through high school and staff will show the children how a bookstore works, host a special Storytime for them in the Children’s Departme... [Read more...]

Michigan HomeschoolingHelpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in MichiganMichigan Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Michigan [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – MichiganMichigan Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Michigan Homeschoolers [Read more...]

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