Maine parents may choose to educate their children at home. Parents take full responsibility for the child while the child is being homeschooled—they legally direct the child’s education by choosing the curriculum, facilitating the process and determining academic needs. Homeschooling is funded exclusively by the parent. In Maine, there have been upwards of 5,000 students registered with their local superintendent of schools and the Maine Department of Education for homeschooling.
A Subsequent Year Letter, including the results of an annual assessment, must be filed by Sept. 1 of each subsequent year of homeschooling after the initial Notice of Intent has been filed.
Subjects must include English, language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, health education, library skills, fine arts, Maine Studies (in at least one grade from 6 to 12), the student must demonstrate proficiency in use of computers (at one grade level from 7 to 12). There are no specific curriculum standards for Maine homeschoolers.
*This information was not compiled by a lawyer. This should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under.