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S.B. 285 (the Mandatory Kindergarten bill) passed the Senate on April 16, 2024

S.B. 285 (the Mandatory Kindergarten bill) passed the Senate on April 16, 2024. S.B. 285 has passed the Michigan Senate, but it will need to pass the Michigan House before it can be sent to the Governor to become law. Here is who voted for it: Yeas—21: Anthony, Cherry, Klinefelt, Polehanki, Bayer, Geiss. McCann, Santana, Brinks, Hertel, McDonald, Rivet, Shink, Camilleri, Irwin M...

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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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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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A History of Homeschooling in Michigan

On September 20, 1984, Ottawa County contacted homeschooling parents Mark & Christine DeJonge to inform them they were illegally homeschooling their two young children.

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INCH & Legislative Update 2024

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Legislative Update March'24

Friends, A draft of a homeschool registration bill HAS BEEN WRITTEN and is waiting to be introduced to the Michigan House Education Committee. This existence of this draft bill has been confirmed, but the details have not yet been released to the public. There is no official bill number yet, because it has not been presented to the Education Committee yet for review. Our belief is that the D...

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Interview with the De Jonge Family, 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: https://www.hslda.org/Legal/state/mi/198500000/default.asp MiCHN: In what year did your family begin home educating, and ...

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INCH 2024 Sessions are HERE!!!

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Legislative Update April '24

Get Started HERE! History of Homeschooling in Michigan Donate Happy Spring! There's a LOT going on in April....

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Have you heard about our Family Fun Night? INCH 2024

INCH 2024 Speakers Conference Program Buy Your Ticket HERE ...

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