HOW TO HOMESCHOOL
Most parents are homeschoolers. We teach our children many things while they are at home. Some of us also extend those responsibilities into the official academic realm. Here’s how to get started in that area:
1. Comply with the Mississippi homeschooling law. Complete and submit a certificate of enrollment to your local student attendance officer on or before September 15 of the new school year for every child you will home educate that year. To locate your student attendance officer, call 601-359-5743. Check out Mississippi Department of Education’s homeschooling page for additional information.
If you are removing your child(ren) from public or private school, contact your principal’s office and formally withdraw your child(ren) from the school.
You may begin homeschooling midyear, but be sure to file the certificate of enrollment at that time.
2. Watch MHEA’s 60-minute video entitled Home Education: How to Begin. This is a crash course on homeschooling in Mississippi, covering information such as educational philosophies, learning styles, curriculum, schedules, the law, family life, etc. Be sure to check out the attached pdf handout under the video.
3. Join a local homeschooling support group to make new friends, find helpful mentors, and enrich your educational and social lives.
4. Your support of a small $5 gift to MHEA helps us continue to serve homeschoolers in Mississippi.
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