Homeschooling in Mississippi: Start Here

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

Homeschooling in Mississippi requires regular reporting, but it is not hard to start.

Mississippi Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Mississippi

There are an estimated 18,935 home educated students in Mississippi

Mississippi requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. MS does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. The MS government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Mississippi 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 Mississippi to educate their children at home.

Mississippi vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Mississippi Homeschool Law

Mississippi State Standards and Common Core

Mississippi has implemented the Common Core into its curriculum one grade at a time beginning with kindergarten. Mississippi postsecondary institutions are involved in developing P-20 databases for the state and are advising on the implementation of PARCC assessments.

State Subject Requirements


Important MS legal information links

Mississippi Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in MS

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Mississippi! Click here to get started.

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.

Mississippi Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in MS

Still haven't found what you need/looking for? We're here to help. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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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