Families for Home Education, the oldest and largest statewide home school organization in Missouri, has been serving Missouri home educators since 1983. FHE is comprised of members – you, not just a board and staff. The purpose of FHE is to protect the inalienable right of the parents of Missouri to teach their own children without state regulation and control.

FHE works to achieve these ends in the following ways:

  • Publishes First Things First, a Guide for the Missouri Home Educator
  • Holds workshops and special events for new home educators – connecting them with the homeschool community and providing materials and information
  • Provides speakers for meetings and events –for support groups, local events, and homeschool conventions across the state
  • Maintains a lobbyist in Jefferson City
  • Maintains relationships and communication with Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) – working hand-in-hand to ensure your right to home educate in the state of Missouri
  •  Publishes a newsletter, the FHE Bulletin, for our members
  • Maintains communication with FHE members through MailChimp messages which include legislative alerts, important information concerning homeschool issues, and notices that the Bulletin Newsletters have been posted on the FHE “Members Only” section of this website.  
    (Note to members: Please add [email protected] to your address book to help keep the emails from going to your junk box.)
  • Provides member resources in the “Members Only” section of the website which include: FHE Bulletin archives, downloadable “Journal/Planbook, and downloadable hour log.
  • Hosts the annual FHE Homeschool Day at the Capitol (Same event, new name, will be, March 3, 2020)
    All homeschool families welcome!!
  • and more…

The Region 3 2020 Senior Class meetings have begun.
For more information Click Here.

FHE Region 6 Senior Class and Graduation information meeting will be September 28, 2019.
For more information Click Here.

Region 3 and Region 6 Graduation Registration Will Close December 31, 2019



10/18/2019 12:38:00 PM BY FHE

FHE understands that there have been a few instances where the local prosecuting attorney is either sending out letters to homeschool families or sending the letter through the local school district at the time the child is withdrawn from the public school to homeschool requesting that the parent or guardian bring their homeschool records to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review.

This is of a very serious concern of Families for Home Education that parents and legal guardians who would have their homeschool records reviewed by the prosecuting attorney simply for choosing the option to homeschool their children which is a legal education option allowed by our Missouri state statue (RSMO 167.031.2).

If your family has received such a letter and is a member of HSLDA, contact them immediately. Whether you are a member of HSLDA or not, please contact FHE immediately. We need to have this information to help preserve Missouri homeschool freedoms. Anything you send us or speak about will be kept private unless we have your permission to share it.

HSLDA membership is $130.00 per year. If you are an FHE member, HSLDA will give you a $15.00 discount on their membership if paid in full. HSLDA also offers a monthly payment plan of $11.00 per month for 12 months.

Thank you for your consideration of this matter,

Sheryl Schmidt
Assistant to the Executive Director
Families for Home Education
877-696-6343, ext. 62 (message line)
[email protected]



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FHE Region 3  @ The Gathering Baptist Church at Noland Rd.

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