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Home School Option

Home schooling is an alternative option to public or traditional private school attendance. MN Statutes 120A.22, Subd 5. Ages and terms. (a) Every child between seven and 17 years of age must receive instruction. . .” The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has determined that home schools are private schools that provide their own curriculum, transcripts and diplomas. MDE does not vouch for or certify curriculum, transcripts or diplomas. District 833 cannot provide curriculum, transcripts or diplomas for home school students. Please keep in mind that the information contained on this webpage may change throughout the school year as contingencies arise.

A parent may choose to home school their child at any time during the school year. However, the parent should notify the School District in which the family resides as soon as they decide to home school or within 15 days. There are certain steps that need to be taken to register a home school with the School District.

Questions? Please contact the district’s Home School Liaison at 651-425-6236. Helpful information is also located on MDE's website under Just for Parents, School and Enrollment Choices.

  • How to Notify the School District
  • Deadlines
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  • FAQ

Public Online Learning is not home schooling. See MDE’s FAQ #23

District 833's School Board policy on home schooling, extracurricular activities, shared time and optional cooperative arrangements.