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Homeschool

HOMESCHOOL OPTIONS FOR PARENTS DURING DISTANCE LEARNING

Minnesota’s  Compulsory Instruction Law requires all students ages 7-17 to receive instruction. Families may choose to withdraw their children from public school and provide instruction in a homeschool setting. Families who plan to home-school their children are required to register with the school district in which they reside. If a student is open enrolled or attending a charter school, the family must register the student with the school district in which the family resides, not the school from which the student unenrolled.

A sample registration form is available from the MDE website. A Homeschool Questions and Answers document is also available; it provides additional information about homeschooling in Minnesota.

MDE’s Ombudsperson is  available to answer questions about  homeschooling from families, districts, or  charter schools. Please contact Cindy S. Jackson at (651) 582-8572 or mde.school-choice@state.mn.us

 

In accordance with state law, we are required to ensure that all school-age children living within the boundaries of the Centennial School District are being educated.  Minnesota’s compulsory instruction law requires all children age 7-17 to attend a public or private school.  Homeschools are a type of private school. 

As a resource to homeschool parents residing in the Centennial School District, the following links have been put together that contain many of the resources, deadlines and forms you will need. 

Minnesota Department of Education Homeschool Information for Parents

Homeschool Initial Registration Form– Submitted by October 1 of the first year of homeschooling within a resident district, or within 15 days of withdrawing a child from public school.

Letter of Intent to Continue to Provide Instruction – Submitted by October 1 of each year after the instructor has provided the same district with a Homeschool Full Report.

Pupil Immunization Record – Immunization records or notarized statement of Conscientious Objection must be submitted with the homeschool full report and updated in 7th grade (age 12) for each student by October 1.

Student Report for Aids to Nonpublic Students (Optional) – Students who are educated in an approved homeschool program are eligible for aid to non-public school funds.  In order to be eligible, the form must be submitted by October 1.

Reimbursement Check Request – Eligible homeschool families who have submitted a Student Report for Aids to Nonpublic Students use this form to obtain reimbursement for eligible purchases made during the current school year (purchased on or after July 1, 2019).  This form must be submitted by June 1, 2020.

Minnesota Statewide Testing Services (Optional) – MSTP provides testing materials for home school educators in Minnesota.  The program’s services meet the State of Minnesota yearly requirement for nationally norm-referenced standardized achievement examinations for home schools.

It is imperative that you return all the documents listed above by the due date.  The dates listed are mandated by the state and late submissions may result in an inability of the District to reimburse parents for expenses for the school year.

Submit all required reporting forms by mail or email no later than October 1, 2019:

Centennial School District 12
Attn:  Nancy Oberg
4707 North Rd
Circle Pines, MN  55014
noberg@isd12.org