Mississippi Homeschooling

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Homeschooling in Mississippi

Hi, my name is Rhonda and I'm a homeschooling mom of three children. Some of my favorite hobbies and interests include water and vegetable gardening, sewing, painting, and finding new and exciting ways to educate myself and my children.

If you have questions or comments about homeschooling in Mississippi, visit the online Mississippi support group.

To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Mississippi, articles, and state-specific resources, you can also visit one of these sites:

Legal disclaimer: This section is one family's story and how they meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Mississippi. It is not intended and should not be used as definitive legal advice. In most states, parents find a variety of legal methods to pursue the educational approach that they prefer for their child.

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Finding Support and Resources in Mississippi

There are many co-ops and support groups in the state of Mississippi. In some cases, these groups have been around for many years and persevere. Occasionally, you'll hear of a group only to find that it has dissolved for one reason or another. However, below are some regional resources that you may find helpful.

  • Christian Home Educators of Hattiesburg (CHEH)
    • E-mail: chairman@cheh.org
  • Meridian Christian Home Educators
    • PO Box 8462, Meridian, MS 39303
    • Phone: 485-6964
    • E-mail: susiesmj@bellsouth.ne
  • OBLIQUEducators - We are a community of homeschoolers whose goal is to develop relationships through homeschooling, but more importantly, deepening friendships that go beyond homeschooling. We are more than just homeschoolers and the purpose of this group is to be a support in all areas. The name OBLIQUEducators means: Olive Branch Learning, Interactive, Quality, Unique Educators. "Oblique" also refers to a complete circle with no beginning or end. This symbolizes that education at home is not limited to certain times, places, or activities, but is a complete lifestyle.
    • E-mail: Jennifer Ackerman at obliqueducators@midsouth.rr.com
  • Olive Branch Christian Home Educators (OBCHE)
  • Peak of Oxford Homeschool Network Homepage
    • E-mail: Hilary Shughart at shughart@watervalley.net
  • Starkville Christian Home Educators (SCHE) - The purpose of the Starkville Christian Home Educators (SCHE) is to support and encourage homeschooling families in Starkville and the surrounding areas as they seek God's will in training and educating their children.
  • Three Rivers Christian Homeschool Support Group - Serving George, Greene, and Jackson Counties.

There is also a state-wide group: The Mississippi Home Educators Association (MHEA) which describes itself as a "Christian ministry". Their website can be found at http://www.mhea.net/.

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You Never Know What a Day In Our Homeschool Might Look Like

We try to be extremely flexible, meaning that we take every chance to learn about the world around us. This learning "field" can be the farm around our home or field trips across the country. However, we are careful to consider what we need to cover for the year.

There may be some of you new to homeschooling, or considering it, that may wonder what a homeschool day consists of. Of course, this varies widely among different families, but here is how our day typically unfolds. My three children are usually up by 8:00 a.m., have breakfast and do a few chores while breakfast is prepared. We typically begin our homeschool curriculum by 9:00. I have two second graders and one fifth grader. It's easy to incorporate a few of the subjects with both grades and we can work together as a group. When it's necessary to split up, I work with one grade while the other works on their Time4Learning curriculum online and then we later switch.

The children love their Time4Learning experiences and quite often, I find that they learn a new concept only after covering it on Time4Learning! The second graders are usually finished with all curriculum by noon and my fifth grader usually finishes by 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. depending on the day, as we cover more subjects on some days. We typically review spelling in the evening and make time for more reading before bedtime. So, there you have a typical homeschool day in our household!

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Time4Learning's experience shows that there is no single, best homeschool material. Rather than feeling torn between homeschool resources, parents should select a diverse blend of materials and activities.

For families with more than one child, choosing a homeschool program can be more problematic. What works for one child may not work for another. What works for one subject may not work on the next. What works one year, may fall flat the very next year.

Some of the features that make Time4Learning so successful include:

  • Time4Learning appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Our online learning materials are especially well-suited to children who are visual or kinesthetic learners. These children can take advantage of Time4Learning's interactive, multi-media materials.
  • Children like using the computer to learn. It's a convenient, interactive homeschool resource that provides a welcome change each day to paper-and-pencil workbooks and textbook-based lessons.
  • Parents like that it tracks progress and helps children advance by clearly presenting and reinforcing each lesson.
  • Time4Learning's self-paced, modularized lesson plans allow you to move forward and back through the materials whenever you want. You can skip lessons that teach concepts your child has already mastered and repeat those he or she has not. The choice is yours. With Time4Learning, you are always in control.

Time4Learning is proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children!

Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool program.

If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Mississippi, head over to the Mississippi Parents Forum.

Some Helpful Tools and Resources

How to Homeschool Guide

Welcome to Homeschooling Guide - Are you new to homeschooling? This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.

Curriculum Lesson Plans - An overview of what's available for each grade and subject.

Homeschool Portfolio Information - Answers common questions about homeschool portfolios and evaluations. It includes tips on organization methods, what to include and how Time4Learning can be used as part of your homeschool portfolio.

Online Parent's Forum - Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.

Hints & Help Section - Whether you're new to Time4Learning, a long term member, or a future member with questions about how the program works, this section answers questions about navigation, lesson planning & previewing, how the teacher guides and worksheets work, and more!

Puffin Academy App - Learn how to use Time4Learning on most mobile devices with the Puffin Academy app for iOS and Android! Get details on this kid-friendly app, including how to download and use it on the go with Time4Learning.