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MPS Homeschool Information

MPS Homeschool Information

Welcome to MPS Homeschool Services

In accordance with state law, Minneapolis Public Schools is required to ensure that all school-age children between the ages of 7 and 17 who live within the district's boundaries are being educated.

To comply with the Minnesota Compulsory Instruction Law, instruction must be provided in at least the following subjects:

1. Basic communication skills including Reading and Writing, Literature, and Fine Arts;
2. Mathematics and Science;
3. Social Studies including History, Geography, Civics, and Government; and
4. Health and Physical Education.

From the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE):

"Homeschool parents do everything that traditional private school administrators and teachers do but in the context of their home.  This means planning what students learn, keeping all records, managing costs and assuring the quality and scope of their student's education for college recruiters and employers.  Students graduate from homeschools with homeschool diplomas and homeschool transcripts, just as they would from other private schools."

Not sure where to start with curriculum?  Visit our public teaching and learning website for some guidance and to view curriculum requirements/guides:  https://tl.mpls.k12.mn.us/.   Please do your due diligence by visting https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/stds/ for the most up to date academic standards. 

For information about enrollment, please visit our enrollment page.

Interested in Minneapolis Public School's online education program in lieu of homeschooling, now available for grades Kindergarten through 12th? Visit https://online.mpls.k12.mn.us/Home.

(State Law requires that each home educator must register every year with the district).