Parental Rights. Michigan State Law 380.1561(3) allows children and youth to be homeschooled by parents or guardians instead of attending public school. A child being educated in a child’s home by his or her parent or legal guardian is to receive instruction in reading, spelling, mathematics, science, history, civics, literature, writing, and English grammar.

Textbooks and Instructional Materials. It is the responsibility of the parent to purchase the textbooks and the instructional materials they deem necessary. Parents might want to search the internet by using search prompts such as home school curriculum, home school associations, or correspondence schools. The Michigan Department of Education link listed below also provides links to resources.

Course Records. It is highly recommended parents keep thorough records of the courses the student has completed. If a child enrolls in a public school after homeschooling, it is the right of the public school to assign him or her to the most appropriate grade level based upon achievement tests and/or course completion records.

Role of the Menominee County Intermediate School District. The Menominee County Intermediate School District is responsible for distributing Michigan Department of Education homeschooling information to interested parents and for maintaining a list of students currently being homeschooled. Please contact Wendy Woodworth at 863-5665 ext. 14 if you need information about homeschooling or to register your student. You may also contact the Michigan Department of Education homeschooling hotline at (517) 373-0796.

Links and Other Resources

Homeschooling in Michigan

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Michigan Department of Education Homeschooling
The Michigan Department of Education link provides a homeschooling packet for parents and other resources and links. The Menominee County Intermediate School District does not endorse a particular homeschooling curriculum or program.

Michigan Department of Education – Homeschool Legislation
This site provides a 2 page overview of homeschooling legislation and State Department recommendations.

The Menominee County Intermediate School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, height, weight, or handicap.  Persons denied equal opportunity based on these conditions may file a complaint with Carol Bergquist, Menominee County ISD Compliance Coordinator and/or the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Lansing, Michigan.