MN Homeschooling Laws
Homeschooling Laws in Minnesota
Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in Minnesota is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in Minnesota and helpful links to MN’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, Minnesota homeschool laws, and legal support resources.
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Links for Minnesota Homeschool Laws
Minnesota State Homeschool Law Summary
If you are homeschooling in the state of Minnesota, you will need to follow these steps:
- First year Homeschoolers are required to submit a Letter of Intent to Homeschool before October 1 or within 15 days of withdrawing your child from school.
- All other Homeschoolers are required to submit a Letter to Continue Homeschooling by October 1 each year following.
- Take standardized testing each year. Plans for this must be included in your Letter of Intent.
- Bridgeway offers the Stanford Achievement Test in the Spring of each year. This is an acceptable test for the state of Minnesota. More information about Stanford Achievement Testing will be sent as the time approaches.
- We recommend the Iowa Test of Basic Skills or the Stanford Achievement Test. The ACT is an option for high school students.
Homeschool Resources for Minnesota Homeschool Laws
For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.