We’re lucky to be living in a country that allows parents to take their kids out of school and educate them at home. Unlike many other states, Mississippi has very few regulations on homeschooling. In order to legally homeschool in Mississippi, you must file an annual certificate of enrollment that includes: your child’s name, address, date of birth and a “simple description” of the type of education your child is receiving.
Although unschooling in Mississippi is feasible if you don’t mind the minimal requirements, your child may not have access to a community of peers who they can engage with and learn from on a day to day basis.
Enter The Open School. We have a virtual program that you can enroll in from anywhere in the world. And as a self-directed school, our program is perfectly aligned with unschooling. We have no required subjects and no tests. Instead, students design virtual activities to do with other students and staff, including art projects, video games, workshops, one-on-one lessons, and anything else you can imagine. It’s a community of self-directed learners, and a great place for unschoolers to make deep, lasting friendships.
If you want your child to be a free learner in Mississippi, with access to a supportive and caring community of peers and adults, a virtual private school may be your best bet. You can read more about our virtual program, or contact us directly, by clicking one of the buttons below.