Are You Contemplating Homeschooling Your Children?
With the state of schools and how they will operate this upcoming school year amid a global pandemic, many parents choose to homeschool their children. However, many parents find themselves wondering where to start, what requirements Missouri has about homeschooling, and where they can find resources to help them in this journey.
Did you find yourself nodding to any or all of these thoughts?
Don’t worry; you aren’t alone, and we hope that the following resources will help you navigate the journey you are about to embark on or are contemplating.
What requirements does Missouri have about homeschooling?
Learning about Missouri’s requirements and statutes for homeschooling can be a frustrating, confusing, and time-consuming quest as you try to narrow down your search. We have found the following links to get you started. Fair warning, when searching the Missouri Revised Statutes (RSMo), the term “Home school Law” is not used, and these statutes can be found under “Pupils and Special Services” title of Chapter 167 (RSMo).
Please keep in mind these are to be used for informational purposes.
RSMo 167.031 – School Attendance Compulsory, Who May Be Excused – Nonattendance Penalty – Home School Definition, Requirements – School Year Defined – Daily Log, Defense to Prosecution – Compulsory Attendance Age for the District Defined
Do you need some help deciphering the legal jargon?
The following resources may be able to help understand what these statutes are outlining.
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- Homeschooling in Missouri – The Home School Mom
- How to Start Homeschooling in Missouri – Time4Learning
- Missouri Homeschool Laws – Time4Learning
- Missouri (Homeschool Statute) – Coalition for Responsible Home Educators
- How to Comply with Missouri’s Home School Law – hslda.org
- How to Withdraw Your Child from School in Missouri – hslda.org
- Public School Access for Homeschoolers in Missouri – hslda.org
- Special Education Provisions for Missouri – hslda.org
- The Importance of Record Keeping in Missouri – hslda.org
Homework Resources for All Ages and Classroom Types
Whether you have decided to homeschool your children or not, the following resources can be used to supplement your child’s curriculum or help your child with their homework.
Parents, the following resources are for you to help build your curriculum or supplement your child’s learning from school.
- Random House Teachers and Librarians
- Homeschool Unrefined (podcast)
- Curriculum Associates
- Legends of Learning
- Teachers Pay Teachers
- IXL Learning
- Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
- Freedom Homeschooling
- Match Fishtank
- Fresh Plans
- PBS for Parents
- PBS for Teachers
- Pobble 365
- Crash Course
- Camden County Library District Educational Resources