Michigan

Enlightium Academy is an approved private Christian school that is accredited by Cognia and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) that has served homeschool, online, and co-op school students in K-12 since 2003. As K-12 education policies are different in each state, it is a parental responsibility to check on their state’s homeschool requirements and fulfill them as applicable. To assist parents with this process, Enlightium provides basic information about each state’s requirements. Parents are also encouraged to review their state’s requirements at hslda.org/legal and/or the Michigan Department of Education, as educational policies are subject to change over time.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states and Washington D.C.; however, with a freedom to educational opportunities comes a responsibility to understand and fulfill legal requirements. This can be worrisome, yet you’re not alone in this endeavor. Enlightium Academy is here to help! 

Please note that the resources below serve as a starting point for your family; it is important that you research Michigan homeschooling requirements.

Michigan’s Homeschooling Requirements at a Glance

 

Homeschooling Options

Option 1: Homeschooling under Michigan’s homeschool statute

Does the parent need to notify the state?

No

Academic Calendar Requirement

No

Reporting Age Requirement

6

Instructor Qualifications

No

Subjects Required 

Yes

Standardardized Assessment

No

Immunization Requirement

No

Keep a Portfolio

Yes

Enlightium Parents App with Group for  Michigan Families

Yes

Homeschooling Options

Families in Michigan may choose to homeschool under the homeschool statute, as a nonpublic school, or both. We recommend choosing option 1: Homeschooling under Michigan’s homeschool statute as students learn from home while remaining under the umbrella of Enlightium Academy. The below requirements are based on choosing option 1.

Age Requirement

Ages five or younger:

Students are not required to attend school, but can enroll in primary school at Enlightium Academy to have a head start and be ready for Kindergarten.

Aged six before December 1:

They must attend school during that academic year; this includes homeschooling with Enlightium Academy. Students must continue their education at a school of their parents’ choice until at least the academic year in which they turn 18 years old.

Instructor Qualifications

The Michigan Department of Education does not require homeschool students to have teachers with specific credentials or qualifications. 

As a part of Enlightium Academy’s dual accreditation, Enlightium teachers are state and/or ACSI certified. A number of our faculty members have Masters and Doctorate degrees in their fields. The teacher-led support packages are available for students in grades 3-12. Learn more at our Teachers page

Enlightium Academy also offers parent-led options for grades PreK-2 and for students in grades 3-10 Bronze support package. Under the parent-led option, parents act as teachers while Enlightium Academy provides grading and guidance support. 

Required Subjects

The Michigan Department of Education requires the following subjects:

The above subjects are core courses at Enlightium Academy and should be assigned by your student’s counselor.

Standardized Assessment

The Michigan Department of Education does not require a standardized test for homeschooled students. However, Enlightium provides multiple assessment options to help you see how your student is progressing per given grade level:

Keep a Portfolio

You may need to provide your state with additional information, so please keep a digital record every year you are enrolled at Enlightium Academy which should include:

Enlightium Parents App with Group for Michigan Families

Enlightium Academy has an app and desktop platform for families of currently enrolled students. Within this app is a group just for families living in Michigan to inform and support each other in fulfilling your state’s homeschooling requirements. 

Your family will be automatically added to this group upon enrolling at Enlightium and downloading the Enlightium Parents app (which is provided upon enrollment).

Ready to Enroll at Enlightium Academy?

  1. Explore Enlightium Academy’s website or watch this video about online homeschooling.
  2. If you have any questions:
    1. Chat with a team member
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    3. Call (866) 488-4818 option 2
  3. Ready to enroll? Click here to start the enrollment process and select the blue button near the top of the page.

Enlightium Academy is a private Christian online school that serves homeschooling families by offering a Bible-based, flexible, accredited, teacher supported, and affordable education from the comfort of your home. For any other questions about Enlightium, please call (866) 488-4818, or visit EnlightiumAcademy.com.

We review state requirements and regulations annually however each state may update their guidelines more frequently. If you have additional questions please contact your state board of education.

Sources reviewed in April 2022: