Homeschooling in Michigan

michiganThe Michigan Department of Education plays no role with home school families and there is no requirement to provide notice to the state when opening a home school.  Registration of the school is suggested by the state, but is not required.  Michigan’s Revised School Code states that a child is not required to comply with public school compulsory attendance requirements if “the child is being educated at the child’s home by his or her parent or legal guardian in an organized education program in the subject areas of reading, spelling, mathematics, science, history, civics, literature, writing and English grammar.”   If the home school is registered with the state, the home school parent/teacher must hold a teaching certificate or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college – a requirement that is waived if the homeschool parents file an objection based on religious beliefs.

Visit Homeschool Facts for more information about Michigan Homeschool State Laws.