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The Five W's of Michigan Homeschooling

1. WHO can homeschool in Michigan? Any parent willing to “own” their child’s education and provide what our state law requires: an “organized educational program” in these areas: language arts (reading, writing, spelling, grammar, & literature), in math, science, history, and civics… Follow the legal requirement in Michigan. No requ...

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February MiCHN Moment: Prayers Needed! Plus exciting events!🙏☺

Michigan Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Polehanki opened the 2023 committee with the following statement on 1/24/2023:


How does my high school student graduate from homeschooling?

As a parent, you are in charge of graduating your homeschool student. The administrators of a homeschool (the parents) have the ability to determine requirements for graduation, just like private schools do. When your child has completed what you determine to be your school’s requirements for graduation, you may: graduate them award a diploma and write a transcript for colleg...

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Legislative Update: 2/28/23😃

Our legislative team attended our first meeting with Representative Matt Koleszar this morning.


Is Testing Required in Michigan?

Homeschooled students in Michigan are NOT required to test. So why test? While completely optional, there are many benefits of having your child take a standardized test through IAHE and BJU. PROTECT HOMESCHOOL FREEDOM Establishing a Michigan/National database of compiled scores lends credibility to the educational excellence of homeschool students. Because homeschooled students histor...


Are Public Schools Safe for Children?

August 31, 2018 by Israel Wayne In the past, MiCHN has responded to media bias against homeschoolers. Particularly, in an article in the Detroit Free Press (DFP). In short, the article by the DPF suggested that because a public school family had seriously abused their children, (CPS had known about the ongoing abuse for eight years), and then attempted to withdraw their children from publ...


📠🔔Legislative Update: Report From the Capitol📓✒

Report From the Capitol: Our legislative team attended the House Education Committee meeting this morning. Dr. Michael Rice (Michigan's Superintendent of Public Instruction) met with the committee. He is the one who has been pushing for mandatory registration of homeschoolers the past couple of years. We wanted to be present to see what is being suggested and give you an imme...

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FREEDOM ALERT: Michigan State Board of Education Superintendent Michael F. Rice, at the last board meeting (1/10/23) made this a clear goal for our new legislature: "Missing students: Currently, Michigan Law does not require the simple counting, the simple counting, of homeschooled students. Parents of homeschool students may choose to regi...


History of Homeschooling in Michigan

In Michigan, the most pivotal court case in opening up homeschooling to parents was De Jonge vs. Michigan. Mark and Christine De Jonge were called into court and accused of violating the state’s compulsory attendance laws. You can read more about their case here: MiCHN: In what year did your family begin home educating, and ...

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Public School / Homeschool Partnerships

MiCHN’s Position Paper on Public School Partnerships MiCHN wants to clearly state what has always been the case: Our vision explains that we exist “to promote Biblically-based, family-centered, privately-funded, parent-directed home discipleship” in Michigan. Therefore, we do not encourage involvement in any ‘shared time’ or partnership programs with the public ...

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