How to Homeschool in Mississippi

If you are interested in homeschooling your child, the Magnolia state is a great place to get started. Mississippi is one of the easiest places to begin homeschooling your children. It has only one regulation that you must follow; the rest is up to you and how you believe your family will learn best.
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

* This page does not contain legal advice and is not an endorsement of any homeschool groups listed. (see disclaimer)

Mississippi Homeschool Laws

As 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.

Olive Branch Christian Home Educators
This group is centered in Northwestern Mississippi and is focused on providing a place where homeschool families can get together and socialize. The group provides activities such as field trips, mom's night out, graduation, and testing facilities. Their goal is to provide information, support, and educational and recreation activities to Christian homeschooling families in the area.
HEARTS Homeschool Support Group
HEARTS is a Christian group that serves families near Meridian. Their mission is to bring like-minded families together and to provide support for one another. HEARTS provides social and educational activities for its members as well as a place for families to meet and share ideas and concerns about homeschooling.
Mississippi Home Educators Association (MHEA)
This statewide Christian homeschool group is dedicated to informing and encouraging Mississippi homeschooling families. The association sponsors events such as an annual conferences and Capitol Day. The MHEA website provides helpful information and links about how to homeschool. MHEA also is affiliated with several local support groups, which meet on a more regular basis and have their own social and educational activities.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Inclusive Homeschool Group
This Facebook-based discussion group is for current and prospective homeschooling families to ask questions, share resources, and make new friends. All homeschoolers are welcome. Note: You must have a Facebook account, and you must request to join the group.
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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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Disclaimers

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.