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Homeschooling in Michigan: a Memo

Parents in Michigan have three options to homeschool their children. Click here for a detailed summary of all three!

Michigan Legal Analysis

A detailed analysis of Michigan’s homeschool law

COVID-19: Michigan Governor Says Order Does Not Interfere with Homeschooling

Michigan Governor Whitmer has clarified that her order to “suspend” kindergarten through 12-grade “in-person” instruction does not interfere with homeschooling.

Michigan Sample Letters

Depending on your preferred method of homeschooling, you may use one of the letters below as a template to respond to a school official's inquiry concerning your compliance with the compulsory attendance law in Michigan.

Special Education Provisions for Michigan

Special education provisions for homeschooled students in Michigan.

Homeschooling Ban in Michigan Was Accidental

A broadly worded order from the Michigan governor shutting down “in-person instruction” could have been interpreted as a ban on homeschooling as well. Her office quickly clarified.

The Importance of Recordkeeping in Michigan

Here are the records you need to keep for your homeschool in Michigan.

Michigan Withdrawal Form

You can use this form to follow the withdrawal procedure of the Michigan school your child is currently attending.

Compulsory School Age in Michigan

Here’s when you need to start following Michigan’s compulsory school law for each of your children.

Jury Duty Laws in Michigan

Here’s what Michigan law says about jury duty exemptions for homeschool parents.

Michigan Nonpublic School Attendance Form

This is a form to be used by nonpublic schools in Michigan to report information to the local public school superintendent or intermediate school district superintendent at the beginning of each school year.

Public School Access for Homeschoolers in Michigan

Here’s what Michigan law says about homeschool students’ access to public school classes or services.

How to Withdraw Your Child from School in Michigan

How to withdraw your child from their current school in Michigan and start homeschooling them.

Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Michigan

Homeschooling? Here’s what you should know about Michigan’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.

How to Comply with Michigan’s Homeschool Law

Are you considering homeschooling your child? You can do it! As you get started, it’s important to make sure you comply with the education laws where you live. This page helps you understand how to homeschool legally in Michigan—step-by-step.

Michigan Homeschool Laws

Questions about how to homeschool in Michigan? Start here for a quick overview: homeschooling laws & requirements, compulsory attendance ages, withdrawal, access to sports & special ed. services, recordkeeping, work permits, jury duty . . .

Congressmen Break Deadlock in Social Security Battle

Many of us enjoy stable circumstances: two-parent households, steady employment, and the food, shelter, and basic necessities we need. But high school students in two states were being denied Social Security benefits because they were homeschooled.

Sixth Circuit “Right-to-Public-Education” Appeal Dismissed

In the famous words of Miracle Max, the Sixth Circuit panel’s bad decision is now all dead, not just mostly dead.

Sixth-Circuit Case: Flag on the Play—Instant Replay

In April 2020, a three-judge panel ruled that students in Detroit had a federal constitutional right to a basic minimum public education. Now, the full court is rehearing the case from scratch. 

HSLDA to Sixth Circuit: Reject Harvard Professor’s Legal Project

The court's ruling in Gary B. v. Whitmer has the potential to bring the legal theories of Bartholet to life, endangering homeschooling freedom. We've submitted an amicus brief as we work to reverse this dangerous precedent.
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