Homeschooling in Minnesota
If you have chosen to homeschool in Minnesota, 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 North Star 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 Minnesota, 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 Minnesota support page
- Homeschool World Minnesota support groups
- High School Homeschooling Laws by State
*This information was not compiled by a lawyer. This should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under.
Minnesota Homeschool Resources
Homeschoolers in Minnesota often enjoy being part of the Minnesota Homeschooler’s Alliance. They tend to be a great help with getting started out. They have resources on groups and connecting with others as well as forms that you can use for your yearly reporting.
There is also a wealth of co-ops available in Minnesota. These can be beneficial in that they divide up the teaching work among parents and give your child a network of buddies that are all learning the same material. They also offer you a community of parents to share experiences with. The drawbacks are that they can be expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes share similar problems with regular classroom learning such as discipline problems and boredom with lessons due to your child’s current level in the subject.
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Homeschooling in Minnesota
Lots of homeschoolers use whatever programs and resources they can that work for their families. Among several options, the library is very popular in many homes. While a set curriculum and schedule works for some families, perhaps it doesn’t work for you or your children. In that case, families tend to find it helpful to use library books for studying the classics and then bridging the gaps with Time4Learning for the core subjects.
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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!
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If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Minnesota, head over to the Minnesota 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.