Homeschooling in Michigan: Start HereWelcome 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.
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 informationYes, there is. Yes, no records submitted.
Michigan Homeschool Law
Michigan State Standards and 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
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
Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups
Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.
Local Common Core Action Groups
Find Homeschool Curriculum
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