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What are Certificate of Enrollment cards and when are they due?

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Certificate of Enrollment cards are due to the Attendance Officer in your county by September 15 of each year. Mississippi law requires homeschooling parents and guardians to fill out the enrollment card and include a simple description of their home instruction plan for any child age 6 to 17 as of September 1 of the current year.

A simple description means just that. Something as simple as "We will be using age appropriate materials to teach mathematics, language arts, science, and history" is sufficient.

In 2009, a new entry was added as follows: “The Mississippi Department of Education has permission to provide a copy of this certificate to the local school district upon request.” This statement is addressed by circling a YES or NO. SCHE strongly counsels you to circle NO to preserve your privacy.

SCHE also recommends the following resource from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).

Q:

How do I contact the Attendance Officer for my county? Where do I get Certificate of Enrollment cards?

A:

 

Oktibbeha County

 

Attendance Officer: Debra Judon
djudon@mde.k.12.ms.us
662-323-1472

106 West Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759
(between Mugshots and the Courthouse)

 

Best times:  Monday & Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

     

Lowndes County

Attendance Officer: Polly Dentry
pdentry@mde.k12.ms.us
662-243-1677
Joe Cook Elementary School
2217 7th Street North
Columbus, MS 39705

 

Attendance Officer: Jewel Edwards
 662-328-1119
New Hope High School
3419 New Hope Road
Columbus, MS 39702

 

Attendance Officer: Sally Tate
662-241-4225
Fairview Elementary School
225 Airline Road
Columbus, MS 39702
     

Clay County

Attendance Officer:Thomas Prude
662-494-5083 ext. 2031

or 494-2284

West Point High School
950 South Eshman Avenue
West Point, MS 39773

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 905
West Point, MS 39773


Surrounding Counties
 

Calhoun County

Attendance Officer: Nan Edwards
662-412-2080

Calhoun County Courthouse
103 Main Street
Pittsboro, MS 38951

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 603
Bruce, MS 38915

     

Chickasaw County

Attendance Officer: Cynthia Autry
662-456-9521
 

Chickasaw County Courthouse
Pinson Square 2nd Floor
Houston, MS 38851
     

Choctaw County

Attendance Officer: To Be Announced
662-285-4104 ext. 114

Ackerman High School
393 East Main Street
Ackerman, MS 39735
     

Monroe County

Attendance Officer: Kim Minich
662-256-3041
 

Monroe County Government Complex
1619 Highland Drive
Amory, MS 38821

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 741
Amory, MS 38821

     
Noxubee County Supervisor and Acting Attendance Officer: Cheryl Mickens
662-726-4027
Noxubee County School District
Central Office
15867 Highway 14 West
Macon, MS 39341

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 536
Macon, MS 39341

     

Webster &
Montgomery Counties

Attendance Officer: Dosha Dean
662-258-2314

Winona Vo-Tech Center
300 North Applegate
Winona, MS 38967

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 910
Winona, MS 38967

     

Winston County

Attendance Officer: Sandra Spivey
662-803-0937

Eiland Middle School
508 Camille Street
Louisville, MS 39339

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 15
Louisville, MS 39339

This information is the best we have at this time. If you have more current information, please Contact SCHE so we can update this page as quickly as possible.