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Homeschooling in Mississippi

Here are some useful resources that may be helpful as you are getting started.

Power Homeschool’s Homeschooling in Mississippi site highlights resources, helpful tips, support groups, and so much more!

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in Mississippi

Each state has different rules regarding a parent’s ability to homeschool their children and all the laws that they must follow.

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Homeschool Groups and Support in Mississippi

Some of the best resources to help homeschool families be successful are homeschool associations, support groups, and co-ops.  

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How to Start Homeschooling in Mississippi

If you have decided that homeschool is a good fit for your family, you are probably wondering how to get started with the whole process.  

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Field Trips Available to Homeschoolers in Mississippi

The flexibility to go on more field trips is one of the many perks of homeschooling.  

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Mississippi Homeschool Laws and Requirements

Many states have rules and guidelines regarding parents homeschooling their children. Here are some links to help you find information regarding Mississippi.

 

Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in Mississippi, it is important to establish a clean environment where distractions are limited for your child to study on a regular schedule.  Study routines are valuable for learning discipline. They also help your child stay on track with weekly, monthly and yearly academic goals. Create a schedule and expect your child to stick to it. Modify the schedule when necessary to help your child stay challenged while still able to achieve your expectations.  

Read more: 10 Tips to Effectively Homeschool Online

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Build Foundational Knowledge

As your child progresses in their studies, addressing gaps in their foundational knowledge will be crucial to their future success.  For example, if your child struggles with basic math, it may become nearly impossible for them to master more advanced math concepts until they get help with their basic math challenges.  In Acellus courses, Vectored Instruction automatically takes into account a student’s existing knowledge gaps and provides targeted interventions to bridge those gaps.  If a student lacks the foundational understanding required for the new concept, the system automatically provides relevant remedial content before proceeding further.

It is crucial that students achieve early success with online learning so that their confidence will grow. Sometimes it may be necessary to place your child into an earlier course so they can begin experiencing success before they are ready to start moving forward with their learning.  

Read more: Helping Your Student Excel in Acellus

KEEP RECORDS AND DOCUMENTATION

You should keep thorough records of your child’s education. This will be beneficial when they apply for colleges or jobs after high school. Power Homeschool’s online parent portal automatically makes it easy to track progress, download coursework examples, attendance, and keep transcripts of classes taken.

It is also a good idea to get student ID cards and parent/teacher ID cards. Many retailers and venues offer teacher or student discounts that can be claimed by showing ID cards. A professional student ID card with a good quality identification photo included is also an good way to show that your student is enrolled is a reputable homeschool program.

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Homeschooling Groups & Support in Mississippi

One of the reasons that homeschooling is on an upward trend is the amount of support that is available to homeschooling families. In Mississippi, joining some of these groups ease the isolation that many homeschooling families report.

Check out our Power Homeschool Parent Support groups!

How to Get Started Homeschooling in Mississippi

Parents who are considering homeschooling might feel like they don’t know where to start. Use our Parent Guide to Getting Started with Homeschool to figure out just what you need to do to get your family started on the right foot.

Since there aren’t many regulations that parents in Mississippi need to follow, you can start by sending your certificate of enrollment and looking for a curriculum. Power Homeschool’s online K-12 curriculum covers the core subjects of mathematics, science, language arts and reading, and math as well as electives, foreign languages, and health courses. Check out our FAQ page to get answers to your questions.

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Mississippi Field Trips

Take your child’s education outside of the home with field trips. Mississippi has great field trip opportunities for students of all ages. Here are just a few great field trip options for those in Mississippi.

  • Russell C. Davis Planetarium in Jackson: Explore space without leaving Earth. With a large hemispheric theater, you can see parts of the universe that you’ve never seen before.
  • Beauvoir in Biloxi: Beauvoir is the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library. Explore the Confederate Soldier exhibit and Confederate Memorial Cemetery and learn about both Biloxi and Mississippi histories.
  • Grand Village of the Natchez Indians in Natchez: Learn about the unique Natchez Indians by touring three prehistoric Native American Mounds, a home, and a museum.
  • Jackson Zoo in Jackson: See a variety of wild animals at the Jackson Zoo. The zoo even has a Wild Learning program that is aimed at teaching people of all ages about wildlife and the environment.
  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson: The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science offers a variety of education programs on topics such as endangered species, reptiles, fossils, plants, and more.
  • Biloxi Shrimping Trip in Biloxi: Take your child on a unique excursion with a shrimping trip. Your child will learn how to catch, cook, and eat shrimp at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor.
  • NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Stennis Space Center: Learn about NASA’s journeys in outer space and see what life is like as an astronaut.
  • Museum of the Mississippi Delta in Greenwood: Guided tours at the museum are geared for students of all ages. At the museum, you can see artifacts from Mississippi Native American tribes, learn about the agricultural history of the area, see Civil War artifacts, and see art created by artists in Mississippi. There is also the Children’s Discovery Room for little learners.
  • Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson: Tour the Mississippi State Capitol and learn about the history of the buildings, the state government, and laws and legislation in the state.
  • Old Capitol Museum in Jackson: The Old Capitol Museum was home to some of the most significant legislative actives that the state has seen. Learn about this National Historic Landmark while seeing some amazing Greek Revival architecture.
  • Eudora Welty House & Garden in Jackson: Take a tour of writer Eudora Welty’s home and garden. Welty often wrote of flowers in her works, and you can see where her inspiration came from right here in Mississippi.

We hope this provides you with the resources you need to begin homeschooling your children in Mississippi. For more information or questions about Power Homeschool’s online curriculum, contact us today!

 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this web page is for general information purposes only. The information provided does not constitute legal advice and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

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