Michigan

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Homeschooling in Michigan

The summaries below describe two different approaches, or alternative ways, the state of Michigan offers homeschooling families to meet state compulsory education requirements. Additional and more extensive help can be found within our e-book: Michigan Homeschool Legal Workbook: Your Guide to Compliance - Facts & Forms, prepared by HomeSchoolLegal.com.

 Approach 1

 
 Approach: Establish a home education program
   
 Restrictions: Teacher certification not required
   
 Reporting: None
   
 Recordkeeping: None
   
 Requirements: Subjects required include reading, spelling, math, science, history, civics, literature, writing and English grammar.
   
 Testing: Testing Not Required
   
 Compulsory  Attendance: Applies to children 6 years of age to 16 years of age
   
 Source of Law: Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated
   
NOTE: This is not intended to be legal advice and is offered only as an educational service for visitors to www.Home-School-Inc.com and www.HomeSchoolLegal.com. It is not a substitute for competent legal advice. Requirements may change at any time, and interpretations of the law and regulations can differ. Consult a legal services provider and a local homeschooling support group for more specific information.
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Approach 2

 
 Approach: Establish a homeschool as a nonpublic school
   
 Restrictions: Teacher certification required unless claiming a religious exemption
   
 Reporting: Submit notice and enrollment information to the local superintendent if requested
   
 Recordkeeping: Maintain records of enrollment, courses of study, and qualifications of teachers. Department of Education may request to see these.
   
 Requirements: Subjects required must be comparable to those taught in the public schools.
   
 Testing: Testing Not Required
   
 Compulsory  Attendance: Applies to children 6 years of age to 16 years of age
   
 Source of Law: Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated
   
NOTE: This is not intended to be legal advice and is offered only as an educational service for visitors to www.Home-School-Inc.com and www.HomeSchoolLegal.com. It is not a substitute for competent legal advice. Requirements may change at any time, and interpretations of the law and regulations can differ. Consult a legal services provider and a local homeschooling support group for more specific information.
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