The paperwork you complete will depend on your home school status:
- First year home school (or returning after being enrolled in public school) or have a new address:
Complete the “Initial Registration Form” and provide current vaccination records or a notarized conscientious objection statement
Complete the “Letter of Intent Form”
- In addition, if you have a student age 12 (Grade 7):
You will need to submit current vaccination records or a notarized conscientious objection statement
Homeschool families must have compulsory information on file at the public school district they reside in by October 1 in order to homeschool their student(s), or the student(s) must be registered and attending a public or parochial school to avoid being truant. Families that are beginning homeschooling or have had an address change must fill out the full Initial Registration Form. Once a homeschool has been established, the district must be notified by October 1 each school year of the intent to continue homeschooling with a Letter of Intent Form.
It is the responsibility of the homeschool to maintain education records, including report cards and testing scores (nationally normed referenced testing results). These records will be necessary if the student enrolls in public school at a later date. Information on testing can be found at https://homeschool.umn.edu/
Reimbursement on qualified materials as well as pupil health services and secondary pupil guidance counseling services from the district are also available for homeschool families. To utilize this program:
- Complete Form ED-01650-35 and return it to the district by October 1, 2023. If you are expecting reimbursement, do not check the nonparticipation boxes on this form.
- Complete the Request for Reimbursement Form, attach original receipts for materials dated between July 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024 and return to the district by April 30, 2024. See the attached information for what materials qualify or do not qualify for reimbursement.
Click the link below for forms and more information on this program:
Additional home school information can be found on the MN Department of Education website at the links below:
Nonpublic and Homeschools
Compulsory Instruction Compliance
If you have any questions, please contact the District Office at 320-982-7190 or email .