How to Start Homeschooling in Michigan

As a result of COVID-19, homeschooling is on the rise. For some, this is a short-term arrangement, and others have discovered that homeschooling is perfect for their family. In case you don’t know, homeschooling is simply the practice of educating your kids from home. Some families choose to collaborate through homeschooling cooperatives and extracurricular leagues to enrich the home school experience.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. When exploring the homeschooling route, please be aware that the laws and policies that govern homeschooling differ by state. If you wonder if homeschooling is a good fit for your family, you probably have questions about how to begin the process and what resources are available. Because of this, we created a series entitled, How to Start Homeschooling. In each installment, we will discuss homeschooling rules and resources for each state. In today’s installment, we will discuss homeschooling in Michigan.

What you need to know:

  • Michigan Homeschool Law does not require you to inform your school district of your choice to homeschool.
  • If you need to remove your kid, you will need to submit the school a withdrawal letter and officially remove your kid.
  • There are no particular requirements for homeschool teachers.
  • There are no minimum hours per day required for homeschooling.
  • There are eight required academic subjects for homeschool learners: reading, spelling, mathematics, science, history, civics, literature, writing, and English.
  • There are no required academic records to be kept for homeschool learners.
  • Michigan does not require homeschool learners to participate in testing.
  • If you re-enroll your kid in a public school, contact your local school to find their placement guidelines as each school has its unique guidelines.


Learn more at Metro Parent: How to Homeschool in Michigan, Home School Legal Defense Association – Michigan, and the Michigan Christian Homeschool Network.

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