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Minnesota Homeschooling

Minnesota Homeschooling Associations, Events, Laws, and Social Networks

Minnesota Homeschooling Associations
Field Trips
Legal Information
Online Social Networks
Support Groups


Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
Lots of information and good links here from MACHE for everybody.

Minnesota Homeschoolers Alliance
MHA is committed to fulfilling its mission without discrimination based on race, religion, or educational philosophy. Facebook Page.


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Events from the Minnesota Homeschoolers Alliance
MHA sponsors outreach activities, workshops, and social events for homeschoolers. These are open to members and non-members.

MACHE Calendar
Events list from this Christian homeschool association.

See also: Past Events in Minnesota

Field Trips

Minnesota Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Minnesota.

Legal Information

Minnesota Education Code For Homeschooling
Not intended as legal advice. For your information only.

Home Schooling
A significant portion of families in Minnesota choose nonpublic education options for their children by enrolling them in private (nonpublic) schools (both faith-based and secular) or by educating them at home. Resource for Open Enrollment, Charter Schools, Magnet Schools, Online Learning or State-Approved Alternative Programs. Homeschool information updated mid-April most years.


Help for Filling out the Compulsory Report Form
Nothing in Minnesota law specifies exactly how non-public educators are to make their annual report only that it is due by October 1 each year and certain information is to be communicated. You are free to write a letter of your own, use this MACHE designed reporting form, or some other device.

Online Social Networks

Christian MN Homeschoolers
CMNHS is a forum for Christian moms and dads to discuss issues related to homeschooling / unschooling in MN.

Early Childhood Homeschooling Opportunities in Minnesota
ECHO-MN is an inclusive homeschool organization designed for families with young children who wish to learn more about homeschooling as an alternative form of education.

Minnesota Liberal Homeschool Group
A homeschool group for liberally-minded parents in MN (and surrounding areas). This is a social group as well as homeschooling group.

This is a list dedicated to homeschooling in MN. Everyone who home-schools is welcome, not just Minnesotans. a place where homeschoolers can trade/sell/buy homeschool materials.


Eclectic Community of Homeschooling Opportunities in Minnesota
ECHO is an outreach group designed to help families learn about homeschooling. ECHO provides this support via quarterly meetings, Yahoo Group communication, and connecting families with homeschooling support groups.

Home School Testing
MN Statewide Testing Program provides testing materials for home school educators in MN.

Minnesota Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program
If you are a MN high school junior or senior, this is an opportunity for you to take college courses while you are in high school. Homeschoolers encouraged.

Minnesota State High School League
Currently, the MSHSL sponsors 27 athletic and 5 arts programs at the varsity, junior varsity, sophomore or “B” squad levels.

Unschooling Minnesota
A group for unschoolers to connect in Minnesota, share resources and discuss Radical Unschooling.

The Voices of the Pioneers: Homeschooling in Minnesota

The Voices of the Pioneers:
Homeschooling in Minnesota

by Given Hoffman
MÂCHÉ brings you this collection of first-hand stories of more than a dozen homeschool pioneers. Sit down with a hot beverage and enjoy this conversational-style history of those who ventured to do what was considered less than legal and more than a little bit crazy. Learn why parents removed their children from public schools to educate them at home and how these pioneers fought for that right before local courts, district courts, the MN Supreme Court, and in hearings before both the MN House and Senate. Witness the birth of MÂCHÉ and its thirty years of growth and influence. Be informed, encouraged, and inspired by these mostly ordinary yet courageous people.

Given Hoffman is a homeschool graduate and full-time writer. Eileen Hoffman is a current member of the MÂCHÉ Board of Directors and retired homeschool mother of five. Mother and daughter reside in the cold wonderland of Northern MN and enjoy sitting in front of the fire with hot chocolate and computers, writing books, articles, and blog posts.

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