Homeschool parents do everything that traditional school administrators and teachers do, but in the context of their home. This means planning what students learn, choosing appropriate curriculum, keeping all records, managing costs and assuring the quality and scope of their student's education. When students graduate from homeschool, they receive a homeschool diploma/transcript, just as they would from other private/public schools.
In accordance with Minnesota state law, Pipestone Area Schools, ISD 2689, is required to ensure that all school-age children living within the district’s boundaries are being educated. The district’s primary role is to provide the necessary information and forms to each homeschool for compliance and documentation. The district has no educational records of students who have been homeschooled. Likewise, the district does not verify or certify any homeschool diploma or transcript.
The following information is mandatory and must be submitted to the District Office by October 1 of each year. Deadlines for returning all forms to the School District are set by the MN Department of Education. If complete information is not received, the district must report the homeschool as "not compliant" in its report to the state of Minnesota:
Pipestone Area Schools, District Office
If you would like a complete packet mailed to your home, you may request it by calling the number above.
Please note that Minnesota laws related to homeschooling changed significantly in July 2011 and 2014. Minnesota homeschools are encouraged to carefully review Homeschool Information for Parents provided by the Minnesota Department of Education. For specific questions, call MDE directly at 651-582-8200.