Michigan law requires that every child who is 6 years old before December 1 and under 18 must attend school or comply with the homeschool law. However, parents can notify a school district in writing that their child has parental permission to stop attending school or stop complying with the homeschool law as early as the child’s 16th birthday.

Any child who has graduated from high school or has fulfilled all requirements for graduation is exempt from compulsory attendance.

Even if your child is beyond compulsory school attendance age, there may be situations where you would want to continue to follow the requirements of a home education option. For example, records showing your compliance may be requested in some situations, such as obtaining a driver’s license if your child is a minor, enlisting in the military, applying to colleges, or demonstrating eligibility for Social Security benefits.

If you are a member of HSLDA and would like additional details, please contact us.