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, Tuesday, March 2, 2021)
    All homeschool families welcome!!
  • and more…


These are the last zoom workshops of 2020.  Zooms workshops will resume in January 2021.

FHE New Homeschool 101 Zoom Meeting Schedule - October
(all seminars are the same, but just different dates)

Thursday, Oct 29 @ 2 pm

Pick your date for this free zoom meeting and send an email to Kim Quon at [email protected] with the date you are requesting. A confirmation email will be sent back to you (make sure it doesn't go to junk) with the zoom id and password, along with an attachment of some additional information that would be helpful.

The meeting will cover MO homeschooling law, record keeping, tracking hours, curriculum ideas, learning styles, etc. Feel free to share with your friends who need more information about homeschooling in MO.


FHE High School Zoom Meeting Schedule - October
(all seminars are the same, just different dates)

Thursday, Oct 22 @ 7 pm

Pick your date for this free seminar and register by sending an email to Kim Quon at [email protected] Please note the date of the meeting you plan to attend. A confirmation email will be sent back to you (make sure it doesn't go to junk) with the zoom id and password, along with an attachment of some additional information.

The meeting will cover requirements, classes for high school, transcripts, GPA, scholarships, testing, dual enrollment, etc. Feel free to share this with friends who might need this information on how to homeschool high school in MO.


Watch for FHE’s 2021 Graduation Meeting Announcement in July/August 2020 

The Registration deadline to participate in the
FHE Region 3 Graduation is December 31, 2020 

If you have a Junior, NOW is the time to begin plans for their 2022 Graduation

For more information click here – the 2021 Senior Class information will be updated as it becomes available!




Need Some Answers??
3/18/2020 8:42:00 PM BY FHE

Many public school families around the state are wondering what to do now that their public schools are closed for the foreseeable future. Hopefully this will help you decide if you are just needing resources to help get you through this pandemic or if you truly want to homeschool.

Bear in mind, even though your child it at home, your child is still enrolled in the public school and you have the responsibility to obey the requirements of the public school. Be sure to check the notifications from your school, including your “junk/spam” box. The public school closures were on short notice and many schools are working on plans to help their students.

Questions to be asked:

  1. Are you wanting resources to just finish out this school year and then you child will be back at the public school as soon as it opens?

    If you are just wanting resources and plan to go back to the public school, you would not actually be homeschooling from a legal standpoint, just at home for now. If the public school has sent work home, then that is what you will need to do. If you have nothing and you want to continue with something to keep your child engaged in learning, there are a lot of options.

For Resources Click Here!

If you decide to enroll in the Missouri virtual school, MOCAP, your child will be a Missouri public school student. If you want the local public school to consider paying for your child’s enrollment in the virtual public school, then you should NOT withdraw your child to homeschool. You will need to contact your public school to make those arrangements. Even though your child will be doing their schooling at home, they will be a public school student and you must abide by their rules and regulations.

  1. “Do I want to homeschool my child?” If you are really wanting to begin homeschooling and will be continuing next school year, then here is what FHE would suggest. Do nothing for now other than whatever your public school has suggested or what you want to do. You are still under the public school legally, so you would not have to make up any hours or keep any homeschool records. Just go with the flow for now.

    THEN, over the summer before the next school year starts, you will want to send your local public school  a withdrawal letter. Here is a sample withdrawal letter  you can use. Send it to the superintendent or principal by certified mail with a return receipt requested card. The post office will have the school sign the card and then return it to you for your records. The public school may ask you to sign their form. This may be a “declaration of intent to home school”. Since this is an optional form not required by law, FHE suggests you NOT sign it. A one-time withdrawal letter is all that should be necessary.  

    Also, here is a copy of the “homeschooling law”. If homeschooling is the route you plan to take, let FHE know and we can help you with understanding what is needed to actually homeschool.

If you need help or more information contact FHE.

877-696-6343 (message line)
[email protected]
Facebook page: Families for Home Education

Families for Home Education also publishes an excellent guide for the Missouri home educator, First Things First: A Guide for the Missouri Home Educator. There is homeschool information on this website. If you have questions, contact FHE. Click here to join FHE. , or order Click her to order First Things First.





FHE Homeschool 101 Workshop - Region 3
FHE Region 3  @ The Gathering Baptist Church at Noland Rd.


2021 TeenPact MO State Class
Jake and Melissa Smith, State Coordinators 


2021 FHE Homeschool Day at the Capitol
All Home Schoolers and Parents  @ Missouri Capitol Rotunda (first floor)

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