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Missouri Homeschool Laws
Below is a brief summary of the homeschooling law in Missouri.
Compulsory School Age
“between the ages of 7 and 17 years”
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|Missouri Legal Home Schooling Options:|
|Legal Option:||Establish and operate a home school, of which no more than four students are unrelated (no limit on number of related students)
|Attendance:||1,000 hours of instruction. At least 600 of these hours must be in the five core subjects. At least 400 of the 600 must occur at “the regular home school location.” *These requirements must be met within the school term (12 months or less) the parents establish. [Not required for a student who has reached his sixteenth birthday]
|Subjects:||Reading, math, social studies, language arts, and science
*These subject areas (including academic courses related to them) are not individually required, but must collectively constitute at least 600 hours of the child’s instruction. [Not required for a student who has reached his sixteenth birthday]
|Notice:||None required. *For the purpose of minimizing unnecessary investigations, parents may provide to the recorder of deeds of the county where the child resides, a signed, written declaration of enrollment stating their intent to homeschool within thirty days after establishment of the home school and on Sept. 1 each year thereafter. Filing is strictly optional and may compromise a family’s privacy because the information is open to the public. Filing has occasionally caused a family to be investigated.
|Recordkeeping:||Must maintain (*but do not need to submit) a) a plan book, diary, or other record indicating subjects taught and activities engaged in (an appropriate daily log could satisfy this requirement), b) a portfolio of samples of child’s academic work or other written credible evidence, c) a record of evaluations of the child’s academic progress, OR d) other written, credible evidence equivalent to a), b) and c) above.
Additional Missouri Home School Information Provided by Home School Legal Defense Association.
© 2010 NOTE: This summary is not intended to be, and does not constitute, the giving of legal advice. Many states have unclear compulsory attendance statutes, and the courts of those states vary in their interpretation of the statutes. Therefore, there is no guarantee any state will accept all of the options for compliance listed under each state. This summary is not intended to be a substitute for individual reliance on privately retained legal counsel such as that provided by Home School Legal Defense Association. Bridgeway’s advisors will talk to you about your homeschool concerns.
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