Mississippi Homeschool Law – MS Homeschooling Laws

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Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in Mississippi is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in Mississippi and helpful links to MS’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, Mississippi homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for Mississippi Homeschool Laws

Mississippi Department of Education Site

Mississippi Homeschool Site

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

Mississippi Homeschool Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of Mississippi, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. File a Certificate of Enrollment. The parent, guardian, or custodian of the child(ren) must include names, address, and telephone number of parents and children, children’s dates of birth, and a “simple description of the type of education the child(ren) are receiving.” The certificate must be submitted by September 15 of each school year to the school attendance officer where the child(ren) reside.
  2. If you begin homeschooling after September 15th, then you should send in your certificate as soon as possible after that.

Helpful Resources

Mississippi Homeschooling Reference Document. Click on Detailed legal analysis of the Mississippi homeschool law

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