Welcome to the official website for FOCHES, the Fellowship of Christian Home Educated Students!

We invite you to look around the site. If there’s anything you need, just use the Contact Us page.

FOCHES is a Christian based support group for homeschool families in Brookings and the surrounding areas of east central South Dakota and Western Minnesota. FOCHES gathers weekly during the school year for planned activities.

South Dakota Christian Home Educators:  https://www.homeschool-life.com/sd/sdche/

South Dakota Department of Education

Information on Homeschooling in SD

Parents/guardians who currently provide alternative instruction pursuant to SDCL 13-27-3 are required to file an Application for Public School Exemption Certificate annually.

Click here for a link for exemption form.

The South Dakota Content Standards articulate an essential core of knowledge and skills that the state as a whole wants students to master. Standards clarify what students are expected to know and be able to do at various points in their K-12 academic career. Local adoption and implementation of state standards ensures that the education students receive is consistently strong across all of South Dakota, and that completion of high school has common meaning throughout the state.

Information on SD Content Standards