Homeschooling in Michigan: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Michigan. If you are searching for information about MI homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

It is not difficult to start homeschooling in Michigan!

Michigan Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Michigan

There are an estimated 59,900 home educated students in Michigan

Michigan does not require families to notify the state of their decision to homeschool. There are state required subjects. The MI government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Michigan does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in Michigan to educate their children at home.

Michigan vaccine information

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Michigan Homeschool Law

Michigan State Standards and Common Core

Michigan adopted the Common Core immediately after its release. However, early in the summer of 2013, the state legislature approved a state budget that barred any state funding from being used to implement the Common Core for fiscal year 2014. Implementation was paused for the 2013–14 school year, but on October 29, 2013, the State Senate approved a resolution reauthorizing the implementation of the Common Core.

Common Core Implications

For a quick summary on the direct impacts of the Common Core in Michigan, see this document.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

Homeschool Statute:

Parents must offer “an organized educational program in the subject areas of reading, spelling, mathematics, science, history, civics, literature, writing, and English grammar.”

Private School:

Subjects covered must be “comparable to those taught in the public schools to children of corresponding age and grade” and should include mathematics, reading, English, science, and social studies, and U.S. Constitution, Michigan Constitution, the history and present form of the civil government of the U.S., Michigan, and the political subdivisions and municipalities of Michigan in the high school grades.

Important MI legal information links

Michigan Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in MI

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Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Michigan Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in MI

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Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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