About Us

Home Based Educators' Accrediting Association         

HBEAA (pronounced huh-bee-ah) was formed in 1989 to provide accountability, guidance, and encouragement to families who have a conviction to educate their children at home.  The dictionary defines accredit in this way: “to authorize, give credentials to, to certify as meeting certain set standards.”  In HBEAA’s accrediting program, each participating home-based school gains “accredited status” after completing the criteria as set forth in our standards and policies.  The HBEAA accrediting program is recognized by the State of Minnesota under the auspices of the Non-public Education Council.

HBEAA believes that:

·         Parents act in the best interests of their children

·         Home-based educators create a learning environment in their          homes which works to provide their children with a well-                  rounded, individually tailored, and balanced education

·           Accountability promotes excellence

HBEAA recognizes that each home-based school is by its very nature, quite unique.  This is evident in the differing organizational structures, philosophies, curriculum, and teaching methods used by home-based schools.  HBEAA values the use of a variety of methods and materials and works to assure the community that quality education is, possible, and even enhanced, in the home.