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Homeschooling in Mississippi

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Mississippi Homeschool Laws & Information

Mississippi Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in Mississippi! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for Mississippi 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.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableA 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.

From C.H.E.H.

Mississippi State Law [Read more...]

Mississippi Compulsory School Attendance Law – SEC. 37-13-91. Compulsory school attendance requirements generally; enforcement of law.

From the Mississippi Department of Education. (i) "Nonpublic school" means an institution for the teaching of children, consisting of a physical plant, whether owned or leased, including a home, i... [Read more...]

Mississippi Law

Mississippi state law has several provisions for homeschoolers. From MHEA [Read more...]

Mississippi Resource Pages & Places

A Focused BrainMadison

A Focused Brain is an pediatric occupational and physical therapy clinic located in Madison that has licensed therapist who specialize in working with a wide range of diagnosis such as ADHD, sens... [Read more...]

Mississippi HomeschoolingMississippi Statewide

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

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – MississippiMississippi Statewide

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

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