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Overview

The St. Anthony-New Brighton School District (SANB) is committed to supporting our educational community and homeschool efforts through exceptional services. Resources are available for our homeschool families, such as academic course offerings, special education services and support, and opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. 

According to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), homeschool parents do everything that traditional private school administrators and teachers do but in the context of their home. This means planning what students learn, keeping all records, managing costs and assuring the quality and scope of their student's education for college recruiters and employers. 

Students graduate from homeschools with homeschool diplomas and homeschool transcripts, just as they would from other private schools. Neither the MDE nor local school districts validate or certify this homeschool education, transcripts or diploma - and do not do so for regular private schools.

All homeschool families can review the information found on the MDE website.

Special Education services

State and federal laws require school districts to offer special education and related services to students, both public and private, who are eligible under state guidelines (learn more about this on the district's Educational Equity page).

Our district works to find students who may need special education services as early as birth. To make this determination, the district’s special education team conducts a comprehensive evaluation. If a homeschool child is identified and meets state criteria, the SANB and the child's family will partner to develop programming and provide services and support related to the child's needs.

For inquiries or to request a potential educational evaluation, please contact the SANB district office at 612-706-1000 or our Director of Student Services Hope Fagerland at hfagerland@isd282.org.

Requirements:  information to submit

All families, who reside in the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District and choose to homeschool their child, must do the following:

  • Contact the district office at 612-706-1000.
  • Complete MDE's form each year by Oct. 1 , or within 15 days of withdrawing a child from public school.