How to Homeschool in Mississippi
In this article you will find the following:
- An overview of Mississippi homeschool laws
- An introduction to homeschool groups in Mississippi
- A description of how Moving Beyond the Page can help you get started
Mississippi Homeschool LawsAs a homeschool parent in Mississippi, the only rule you must comply with is filing an annual certificate of enrollment for your child. Mississippi has no other laws for homeschooling your child.
Certificate of Enrollment
Each year that you choose to homeschool your child (aged 6-17), you will need to fill out the certificate of enrollment. You can request a certificate from the school attendance officer of the county where your child resides. You must submit the form back to the officer by September 15 of each year. This form asks for your child's name and date of birth, child and parent contact information, and the school's name. You will also need to attach a brief description of the type of education your child will be receiving (such as the curriculum you will be using).
To view a sample of the certificate of enrollment, click here.
For a list of school attendance officers for each county, click here.
Homeschool Groups in Mississippi
Homeschooling your children is a daunting task, but there are many groups and organizations in Mississippi to help you out. Here are some organizations you may want to look into.
NOTE: You can find a wealth of local and state groups offering homeschooling advice and support on sites such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. You can search by city or county, religious preference, homeschooling philosophy, and more. You will need a free account on these sites to join one of their groups.
A Homeschool Curriculum for Mississippi
Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of Mississippi. All of the Moving Beyond the Page packages cover science, social studies, and language arts, and we offer a range of math programs as well. The Mississippi legal requirements are only a starting point, and our curriculum utilizes a range of educational strategies that are designed to foster a love of learning in children including:
- Hands-on activities,
- Differentiated options, and
- Independent projects.
Moving Beyond the Page encourages critical thinking and creativity while encouraging your child's unique learning style like no other curriculum on the market. If your child is a hands-on learner, a gifted learner, or a creative free-thinker, then you should look into Moving Beyond the Page for your child.
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Any information about the laws in your state is provided to help you understand your legal requirements to homeschool in your state. It should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. This information was not compiled by a lawyer. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under. If you have questions, you should seek the advice of a lawyer that operates in your state.
Moving Beyond the Page does not endorse any of the homeschool groups that are included in these pages. They are provided only for your benefit. You should research any group to ensure that they align with your family's goals and philosophies.