Mississippi

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Homeschooling in Mississippi

Our summary below describes the overall picture of homeschooling requirements in the state of Mississippi. Additional and more extensive help can be found within our e-book: Mississippi Homeschool Legal Workbook: Your Guide to Compliance - Facts & Forms, prepared by HomeSchoolLegal.com.

 Approach 1

 
 Approach: Establish a homeschool
   
 Restrictions: Teacher certification not required
   
 Reporting: File a Certificate of Enrollment with the school district’s attendance officer by September 15 of each school year.
   
 Recordkeeping: None
   
 Requirements: Subjects not required. Attendance: Public schools require 180 days. “Nonpublic” school term shall be the number of days that each school shall require for promotion from grade to grade.
   
 Testing: Testing Not Required
   
 Compulsory  Attendance: Applies to children who are the age of 6 on or before September 1, but who have not attained the age of 17 on or before September 1.
   
 Source of Law: Mississippi Code Annotated, Title 37, Chapter 13
   
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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