Home School Resources

With the state of schools and how they are going to operate this upcoming school year amid a global pandemic, many parents are making the choice to homeschool their children. However, many parents find themselves wondering where to start, what requirements Missouri has about homeschooling, and where they can find resources to help them in this journey.

Did you find yourself nodding to any or all of these thoughts?

Don’t worry you aren’t alone and we hope that the following resources will help you navigate the journey you are about to embark on or are contemplating.

What requirements does Missouri have about homeschooling?

Learning about Missouri’s requirements and statutes for homeschooling can be a frustrating, confusing, and time-consuming quest as you try to narrow down your search. We have found the following links to get you started. Fair warning, when conducting a search in the Missouri Revised Statutes (RSMo) the term “Home school Law” is not used and these statutes can be found under “Pupils and Special Services” title of Chapter 167 (RSMo).

Please keep in mind, these are to be used for informational purposes.

RSMo 167.031 - School Attendance Compulsory, Who May Be Excused - Nonattendance Penalty - Home School Definition, Requirements - School Year Defined - Daily Log, Defense to Prosecution - Compulsory Attendance Age for the District Defined

RSM0 167.042 - Home School, Declaration of Enrollment Contents - Filing with Recorder of Deeds or Chief School Officer - Fee.

RSMo 167.051 - Compulsory Attendance of Part-time Schools

RSMo 167.061 - Penalty for Violating Compulsory Attendance Law

RSMo 167.071 - School Attendance Officers in Seven-Director Districts, Powers and Duties, Powers of Police Officers in Certain Areas

RSMo 210.167 - Report to School District on Violations of Compulsory School Attendance Law - Referral by School District to Prosecutor

RSMo 211.031.4 - Juvenile Court to have Exclusive Jurisdiction, When - Exceptions - Home Schooling, Attendance Violations, How Treated

Do you need some help deciphering the legal jargon?

The following resources may be able to help understand what these statutes are outlining.

Disclaimer of Liability - The material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. You should not rely upon the material or information on the website as a basis for making any business, legal, or any other decisions.

  • Homeschooling in Missouri - The Home School Mom
  • How to Start Homeschooling in Missouri - Time4Learning
  • Missouri Homeschool Laws - Time4Learning
  • Missouri (Homeschool Statute) - Coalition for Responsible Home Educators
  • How to Comply with Missouri’s Home School Law - hslda.org
  • How to Withdraw Your Child from School in Missouri - hslda.org
  • Public School Access for Homeschoolers in Missouri - hslda.org
  • Special Education Provisions for Missouri - hslda.org
  • The Importance of Record Keeping in Missouri - hslda.org

  • Whether you have made the decision to homeschool your children or not, the following resources can be used to supplement your child’s curriculum or can help your child with their homework.

    For Kids

    Elementary (K-6) Middle School High School
    Khan Academy Khan Academy Khan Academy
    code.org code.org code.org
    Starfall (K-3) Legends of Learning Grammar Bytes
    Mystery Science Grammar Bytes NoRedInk
    Legends of Learning NoRedInk HippoCampus
    Brains On! HippoCampus NOVA Labs
    Wow in the World Podcast NOVA Labs Interactive Simulations
    Interactive Simulations Interactive Simulations Desmos
    Sight Reading for Music Desmos Music Theory
    NASA Music Theory Sight Reading for Music
    IXL Learning Sight Reading for Music NASA
    Read Theory - Improve Reading Comprehension NASA IXL Learning
    Listening Comprehension IXL Learning Read Theory - Improve Reading Comprehension
    Crash Course Kids (YouTube Sciences lessons from licensed instructors) Read Theory - Improve Reading Comprehension Listening Comprehension
    Crash Course (YouTube lessons from licensed instructors) Listening Comprehension Crash Course (YouTube lessons from licensed instructors)
    Camden County Library District Educational Resources Crash Course (YouTube lessons from licensed instructors) Camden County Library District Educational Resources
    Camden County Library District Educational Resources

    For Parents

    Parents, the following resources are for you to help build your curriculum or help supplement your child's learning from school.

  • Random House Teachers and Librarians
  • Homeschool Unrefined (podcast)
  • Curriculum Associates
  • Legends of Learning
  • Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Quizlet
  • Zooniverse
  • IXL Learning
  • Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
  • Freedom Homeschooling
  • education.com
  • learner.org
  • Match Fishtank
  • Fresh Plans
  • PBS for Parents
  • PBS for Teachers
  • Pobble 365
  • Crash Course
  • WatchKnowLearn
  • Camden County Library District Educational Resources
  • The Mailbox
  • Teaching About the Pandemic
  • Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading: A special video series from Reading Rockets where experts answer real questions from families who are educating their children from home.
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