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Minnesota Home School Laws: HSLDA
To preserve and advance the fundamental, God-given, constitutional right of parents and others legally responsible for their children to direct their education. In so doing, we rely on two fundamental freedoms—parental rights and religious freedom. We advocate for these freedoms in the courtrooms, before government officials, and in the public arena. Additionally, we assist other educational organizations in similar activities, where possible and appropriate.
Homeschoolers are required to file a report with their school district in compliance with Minnesota non-public education statute. The deadline for filing this report is October 1. For more information and to print out the MACHE Annual Reporting Forms, go to http://www.mache.org/legal/annual-reporting-forms (Note: If you filed a report last year, you only need to file a Letter of Intent to Continue Homeschooling.)
You must sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT at your local high school. The PSAT/NMSQT test date is in October of every year. Register your 11th grader early in September at your local high school. Students who score high in the PSAT are eligible for the National Merit Scholarship. (Tenth graders may also take the test for practice but will not be eligible for National Merit Scholarship.) For more information, go to www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html. Note that the homeschool code for PSAT is 992499. Use this for the code so the test scores will be sent to your home.
All tenth graders are eligible to take the PLAN test. As a pre-ACT test, PLAN can help students prepare for the ACT. The PLAN test can be taken at your local high school or at YEAH. In either case contact them right away and before the end of September. For information on taking PLAN at YEAH, email Linda Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that the homeschool code for PLAN is 979999. Use this for the code so the test scores will be sent to your home.
Use these homeschool codes when you test so that the scores are sent to you at your home address and not to the high school where you tested.
The March2Success program is a web-based system that makes test preparation instruction available to everyone. The curriculum is designed by Peterson’s and Educational Options Inc., and sponsored by the U.S. Army as a public service. The program is available to anyone over the age of 13 with Internet access. It’s free and there’s no obligation. To enroll or to view a demonstration, go to www.march2success.com .
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching Scripture online in the language or translation of your choice. It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or Scripture reference. Go to http://www.biblegateway.com .
For an outline map of any part of the world, go to http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/.
Click here to view and print a quick reference card with math formulas for geometry, algebra, and trigonometry.
The following webpage, http://www.houseplansandmore.com/lesson-plans-for-at-home-learning.html, gives various links to lesson plans that a homeschooler might find useful. Subjects covered are Social Studies, Math, Science, Language Arts, and Art. It is up to the homeschooling parent to evaluate the appropriateness of materials there.
Discount for teachers (including homeschoolers)
Barnes & Noble Educator Program Application – Receive 20% discount off the publisher’s list price on select items considered suitable for use in the classroom or with the student population, including most hardcover and paperback books, toys, and games
Joann Stores Teacher Rewards Discount Card – Receive 15% off your total purchase, advance notice of sales & special events via email and mail, money-saving coupons, ideas for future creative projects
South Metro Home School Math Team
We are the South Metro Home School Math Team – Minnesota’s ONLY math team that competes on behalf of home school students! We are small, but in 10 years we have had 9 students achieve the state honor roll in math contests. We are looking for more home school students to join our team!
Click HERE to download More info.