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Home Schooling

In accordance with state law, Saint Paul Public Schools is required to ensure that all school-age children living within the district's boundaries are being educated.

The district’s primary role is to be certain that all Home Schools comply with state law and to provide the necessary information and forms to each for compliance.

Home School families in Saint Paul Public School District ISD 625, should receive a letter in August from the Home School office, that will assist them in submitting the forms that are needed for the following school year.

 

To comply with the Minnesota Compulsory Instruction Law, instruction must be provided in at least the following subjects:

  1. Basic communication skills including reading and writing, literature, and fine arts;
  2. Mathematics and science;
  3. Social studies including history, geography, and government; and
  4. Health and physical education.

From the Minnesota Department of Education:

"Homeschool parents do everything that traditional private school administrators and teachers do but in the context of their home.  This means planning what students learn, keeping all records, managing costs and assuring the quality and scope of their student's education for college recruiters and employers.  Students graduate from homeschools with homeschool diplomas and homeschool transcripts, just as they would from other private schools."

 

Minnesota laws related to homeschooling changed significantly in July 2011. Please visit the Minnesota Department of Education for the most up to date information.

If you have any questions, please contact Enrollment Services at 651-632-3760.