If you have chosen to homeschool in Michigan, you may need information, resources, and curriculum that will help you get started. This page aims to help guide you through the process of homeschooling in the Wolverine state. Take a few minutes to read through it, and feel free to share this page with other new homeschoolers in your state.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Michigan, Time4Learning recommends that you visit your state’s Department of Education website. Each state in the U.S. has different requirements for homeschooling families, and these requirements can frequently change, so we suggest doing thorough research to make sure that you are complying with your individual state regulations. You can also visit one of these sites:
- The Homeschool Mom’s Michigan support page
- Home Education in Michigan by Ann Zeise
- High School Homeschooling Laws by State
Legal disclaimer: This page provides suggestions and information on how to meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Michigan. 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.
Favorite Sites for Support and Resources
Many homeschooling families have found the following sites and resources to be very helpful in their homeschooling journeys.
- Time4Learning – Parents needing an affordable program that didn’t require a lot of preparation or organization often greatly enjoy using Time4Learning. It’s also fun — not that school has to be fun — but the kids enjoy it and learn at the same time!
- Discovery Education Videos – If you have the money, this is a great website. It has resources such as video clips on just about any subject. For an annual subscription of $265.00, it comes with a free 30 day trial and provides a core curriculum for grades K-12.
- Time4Writing Courses – This a great way to teach writing without a lot of stress. Children who struggle with writing often do well with these eight-week courses. Many parents enjoy that there is an instructor who reviews students’ work, grades it, and offers feedback. Sometimes it is helpful to have someone besides mom or dad to be accountable to.
- HIS Place for Help in School – This website is designed to help parents homeschool kids with learning disabilities. It helps the parents create their own IEP.
- Homeschool Building – The Homeschool Building is located in Wyoming, Michigan. This building is used by a variety of homeschool organizations to provide classes and activities for local homeschooling.
Time4Learning is vibrant, engaging, educational, and funny. It sure beats our previous homeschool curriculum which was textbook/workbook based.
Time4Learning is so effective that very little intervention is required. This works great if you’re homeschooling multiple children.
Advice to New Homeschooling Families
First, find what works for you. Some homeschooling families enjoy using unit studies and hands on projects. While this works great for them, others can’t teach this way. You have to find a method that you are comfortable with and that is effective for your children. It might take some time, but you should be able to find something that works for you. Second, be flexible. Teachable moments come all the time, not just during school hours. Watch for those times when you can teach a lesson, value or make a point. Homeschooling families learn all the time. Finally, find support. Whether it be your parents, the community, or a local homeschool group, support can make all the difference in a homeschool experience.
This story is constructed using the “consonant – vowel – consonant” and “sight” words that were just taught.
In the lesson, you can click on the highlighted word and hear it spoken.
Homeschooling with Time4Learning
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 curriculum 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 curriculum.
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Michigan, head over to the Michigan Parent Forum.
Some Helpful Tools and Resources
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.