In Michigan, parents have two options when it comes to educating their children at home. These options are: Homeschooling under Michigan’s homeschool statute or Homeschooling as a nonpublic school. Parents in Michigan may choose to homeschool their own children in grades K – 12. Below are descriptions and necessary requirements for each option. learn more >
Under Michigan’s homeschool statute
Parents who are teaching their own children at home under the homeschool statute are required to use an organized educational program covering the subject areas of reading, spelling, mathematics, science, history, civics, literature, writing, and English grammar. The statute does not require parents to notify local government or education authorities that they are homeschooling. The statute specifically notes that parents are authorized to give home instruction. If a nonparent is significantly involved in delivering instruction, contact HSLDA for specific guidance about your situation.
With a nonpublic school:
To homeschool your children by operating as a nonpublic school, you will need to follow these requirements.
The instructor in a homeschool operating as a nonpublic school may be either a parent, or another person chosen by the parent. Regardless of who the instructor is, he or she must have a teaching certificate, a teaching permit, or a bachelor’s degree.
Parents instructing their children who have a religious objection to teacher certification do not have to meet any of the above teacher requirements. However, this exception only applies when the parent is the instructor; it does not apply to an instructor who is not the parent.