Homeschooling in Missouri
When you begin the adventure of homeschooling in Missouri, you’ll have plenty of questions. How do I enroll in homeschool? What Missouri homeschool programs are the best? Where can I find local support?
Missouri is not a difficult state to homeschool in; you simply need to have accurate and up-to-date information. Time4Learning understands that you want to know how to homeschool your child in Missouri, and we’re ready to help you get your adventure started!
- How to Start Homeschooling in Missouri
- Missouri Homeschooling Laws
- Missouri Homeschool Associations
- Missouri Homeschool Groups and Co-ops
- Homeschool Field Trips in Missouri
- Missouri Standardized Testing and Test Prep
- Why Time4Learning is the Leading Homeschool Curriculum in Missouri
- How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12 in Missouri
This information 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.
How to Start Homeschooling in Missouri
Follow these steps to begin homeschooling in Missouri:
- Officially withdraw your child from any school he/she is currently enrolled in
- Keep accurate records of instructional hours, samples of student work, and a record of periodic assessments
- Choose the homeschool curriculum that best fits your child’s learning needs
- Start having fun learning together!
Missouri Homeschooling Laws
Homeschooling is a legal option for any family in Missouri, and there is no enrollment or registration requirement. Parents can decide to homeschool and get started on the very same day!
Missouri does have laws that families must follow once they are homeschooling, however. Visit our Missouri Homeschooling Laws page to learn about the recordkeeping requirements that all home educators need to comply with.
Missouri Homeschool Associations
Homeschoolers in Missouri have the freedom they do because of the efforts of the state homeschool association. Find out how Families for Home Education (FHE) protects the rights of homeschooling families in the state and what resources they offer to members on our Missouri Homeschool Associations page.
Missouri Homeschool Groups and Co-ops
One of the first places new homeschoolers look for advice is from other homeschooling families in their community and state. Time4Learning helps you locate different homeschool support groups around the state and clues you in to the ways they can benefit both parents and students on our Missouri Homeschool Groups and Co-ops page.
Missouri Homeschool Field Trips
Certainly, homeschool doesn’t all happen within the walls of your home. This unique educational choice means the whole world can be your classroom! Because homeschoolers have the flexibility to get out and get hands on with their learning, we’ve provided a list of field trips by geographic region in this Homeschool Field Trips in Missouri blog post. Please make sure to contact each site before you plan your visit, as COVID-19 may have impacted their hours of operations.
Missouri Standardized Testing and Test Prep
One of the legal requirements for homeschoolers in Missouri is that they must keep a record of periodic assessments. One of the most popular types of assessments for students is a nationally-normed standardized achievement test. Although Missouri law doesn’t specify the kind of assessments you should use, some homeschooling families participate in the Missouri MAP assessment within their local school district.
Why Time4Learning is the Leading Homeschool Curriculum in Missouri
In Missouri, homeschool curriculum choice is completely up to each family. Time4Learning’s standards-based program has long been a favorite in the Show Me State. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
- 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.
- The ease of use of the program means that families can sign up and begin learning on the very same day. Even accidental homeschoolers can navigate the curriculum with little or no preparation.
- No need to purchase a large package of materials you may or may not use. Time4Learning’s monthly subscription model allows you to use the program exactly as much and as long as you need.
How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12
Knowing how to homeschool in Missouri is important, but choosing the right blend of curriculum for your student is equally pivotal to success. Parents have much more to choose from than typical textbooks, workbooks, and other traditional schooling methods. Online courses, interactive videos, personal computers, laptops, and tablet devices provide exciting and engaging materials for children to experience. But all these new methods often confuse parents, especially those who are new homeschoolers. Eventually, parents come to realize that mixing different tools and activities usually keeps their children stimulated and eager to learn. For more information, review How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12.
Missouri Unit Study Supplement
Help your homeschooler learn interesting history and geography facts about Missouri in the Time4Learning unit study supplement.
Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use
In addition to being an award-winning choice for homeschool families, Time4Learning also offers an online after school program to help build your child’s skills. View our lesson demos and discover why thousands of Missouri families are already using it!
Give your student the chance to get back on track or explore exciting electives and get ahead for the next school year with Time4Learning’s online summer school. Our educational materials will engage and challenge your child to succeed.