Step One: Ponder what your family’s needs are. How many children will you homeschool? How might a schedule or typical learning day look like? What types of things are important to you that you want to make sure and teach them? Are there health or learning challenges that need to be taken into account? What are the state requirements for homeschooling in MN? When do you want to start homeschooling?
Step Two: Get a rough plan together on your possible curriculum, possible learning schedule, and your to do’s that you need to do to prepare.
Step Three: Complete the correct paperwork necessary to remove your child(ren) from their school system. If you have an IEP/504/etc. you can still work with the schools to retain those services. An example might be speech therapy.
If you have NOT homeschooled before AND your child is 7yrs or older you need to complete the Initial Report To Superintendent Form, which you can find HERE.
If you HAVE homeschooled before and are just continuing your homeschool journey, then you need to complete the Letter of Intent to Continue Homeschooling, which you can find HERE.
Forms are due to the your local school district by October 1st of each year.
Step Four: Connect with your local homeschool community. In fact, make that a part of step one, two, and three. Connecting with other families is a great way to get ideas for creative learning, curriculum, local resources, upcoming activities, etc.