Here is a list of resources that may benefit your homeschooling endeavor! If you come across a homeschool resource that has been helpful to you, please email with the web address and we’ll add it to the list!

Two wonderful resources for homeschooling families are “MACHE” and “Home School Legal Defense Association”. WASH encourages all of its members to join both of these organizations.
  • MACHE (Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators) -- MACHE "was formed in 1983 to encourage Christian families in the home education of their children. MACHE is a statewide, facilitating organization for all parents who have chosen to homeschool."
  • The Home School Legal Defense Association -- HSLDA is a "non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms."

If you are new to homeschooling, the following sites may be helpful. Even if you are a veteran, these sites have lots of great ideas:

If you have questions concerning Minnesota state law as it concerns homeschooling, check out these sites:

  • MN Education Code - Compulsory Attendance -- Information on statutes that govern homeschooling.
  • MN Dept. of Education: Home Schooling -- State of Minnesota homeschooling requirements: All homeschoolers must report to their local school district by October 1 with their intent to home-educate children between the ages of 7 and 16. A letter can be sent to the district (see required info at MN Education Code - Compulsory Attendance, click on section 120A.24) or you can fill out the MACHE Annual Reporting form which can be found on the MACHE website. This form is similar to the state form found on the MN Dept. of Education website but with a slightly different format including references to the state statute. Helpful background information is also included on the MACHE site. WASH encourages homeschooling families to use the form found at the MACHE site rather than the form found on the MN Dept. of Education site.
  • Minnesota Homeschoolers' Alliance -- "The Minnesota Homeschoolers' Alliance” is a statewide organization that provides information and support to homeschooling families. The group started informally in 1982. MHA was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1991 and has been helping Minnesota homeschoolers ever since. It is a secular organization inclusive of all homeschoolers.