Resources for Parents on Michigan Homeschool Laws

Wondering what you NEED to know about homeschool in Michigan? Lansing Mom has got you covered with some of the key items you need to get started. Whether you are wondering about some very frequently asked questions, details on the laws you must follow in Michigan, or how to be successful while following state guidelines, we’re here to help. Read on to find out what you need to know!

Is it Legal?

In Michigan, homeschooling is legal and the laws are easy to follow. We’ve rounded up the most important points for you but always recommend visiting the MDE website listed below to fully inform yourself on homeschool laws in Michigan.

  • In Michigan you do not have to register your child with the state.
  • Reporting of attendance, curriculum, and grades are also not required.
  • Parents do not have to hold any sort of certification, degree, or license in order teach. There also is no requirement for the curriculum to be used.
  • You can head here for the Michigan Department of Education Nonpublic and Homeschool Information and Laws.

How Do I know What to Teach?

While you are not required to use any specific curriculum related to homeschooling, there are standards. The standards can be found here at, Michigan K-12 Academic Standards. Standards are developed for each grade level and for all subject areas so you can be sure you won’t miss a thing!

More Information

If you are looking for more information Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) offers legal advice, state law information, and more to support you through your homeschooling journey. They are also a great resource if you are just beginning your homeschooling journey. HSLDA can help you choose the curriculum that is right for your family, recognize how your child learns, plan your year, and more.

Looking for more resources on homeschooling in Michigan? Head to our Curriculum Resources and Homeschool Supplies Guide.


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