No state certification of individual private schools or homeschools: State standards set for public schools do not apply to nonpublic schools – whether regular private schools or homeschools. Therefore, the Minnesota Department of Education nor local school districts certify or validate any nonpublic or homeschool, diploma or transcript.

County social services has jurisdiction on educational neglect. The Minnesota Department of Education does not have jurisdiction to investigate concerns of educational neglect of any student.  As with other types of abuse or neglect, mandatory reporters must and others may contact county social services where the student resides to report.
  • Nonpublic Schools, Including Homeschools, Unaccredited by a Minnesota-recognized Accrediting Agency Full Report - 9/10/18
    This form is to be submitted to resident school superintendents by October 1 of each year, or within 15 days of withdrawing a child from public school. Revised April 2015.
  • Letter of Intent to Continue to Provide Instruction Nonpublic Education  - 9/10/18
    This form is to be submitted to the resident school superintendent by October 1 of each year after the instructor has provided the same district with a Full Report. Revised April 2015.
  •  - 9/12/17