According to the Minnesota Department of Education, homeschool parents do everything that traditional private school administrators and teachers do but in the context of their home. This means planning what students learn, keeping all records, managing costs and assuring the quality and scope of their student's education for college recruiters and employers. Students graduate from homeschools with homeschool diplomas and homeschool transcripts, just as they would from other private schools. Neither the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) nor local school districts validate or certify this homeschool education, transcripts or diploma - and do not do so for regular private schools.
Minnesota laws related to homeschooling changed significantly in July 2011.
It is important that all homeschool families review the Questions & Answers document found on the Minnesota Department of Education website. A link to this website is located on this page under Links - Minnesota Department of Education Homeschool Information.
Forms due 10/1/12 to St. Anthony-New Brighton District office:
*MDE Non-accredited, Nonpublic Schools Full Report form or MDE Letter of Intent to Continue to Provide Instruction form
*Student Report For Aids to Nonpublic Students