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!
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.
Here are a few of the active homeschool support groups in the state:
- Happy Homeschoolers of South Mississippi
- Jackson County Home Educators
- DeSoto County, MS Homeschoolers
- North Mississippi Home Educators Association
- North Mississippi Homeschoolers
- Panola Homeschool Connection
- Starkville Christian Home Educators
- Pearl River County Christian Home Educators Association
Homeschool co-ops are more academic-focused than homeschool groups are. These co-ops allow homeschool students to learn alongside each other. Some homeschool co-ops are focused on a specific subject or learning method, while others let religious beliefs drive lessons. No matter what type of homeschool group or co-op you are looking for, you will be able to find one filled with other families that hold the same values and interests as yours. A popular co-op is the Starkville HomeSchool Music Cooperative.
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.
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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