Nonpublic and Homeschools

Nonpublic School Reporting Requirements to Resident School Districts

Accredited by a state-recognized accrediting agency

If your nonpublic school is currently accredited by a Minnesota-state recognized accrediting agency, Minnesota’s Compulsory Instruction statutes (sections 120A.22, 120A.24 and 120A.26) require you to submit the name, birthdate and address of each student ages 7-17 to each student’s resident public school superintendent by October 1 of each year. Because of your accreditation, you are waived from the requirement to come to an agreement on a nationally normed achievement test.

Unaccredited by a state-recognized accrediting agency

If your nonpublic school is not accredited by a Minnesota-state recognized agency, Minnesota’s Compulsory Instruction statutes (sections 120A.22, 120A.24 and 120A.26) require you to submit the name, birthdate and address of each student ages 7-17 as well as instructor qualifications to each student’s resident public school superintendent by October 1 of each year. You also must come to an agreement with the superintendent on a nationally normed achievement test each year.

Nonpublic Pupil Aids

Nonpublic schools and homeschools may elect to receive Aids to Nonpublic Students. Nonpublic schools and homeschools must request this aid from their local school district by September 15 using a form provided by the superintendent’s office.