Massachusetts Homeschool Legal Requirements

Massachusetts Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Massachusetts. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Massachusetts page.

Massachusetts residents must abide by the compulsory attendance law in order to homeschool per the HSLDA:

Massachusetts’ compulsory attendance law provides that children must attend a recognized and/or approved school or be educated in some other way that is approved in advance by the local school committee or superintendent. To legally homeschool, you will need to follow these requirements:

1. Submit an annual notice of intent to the school district.
2. Teach the required subjects.
3. Keep good records.
4. Test or evaluate your child as required.

Visit the HSLDA Massachusetts page for more information on all of these requirements.

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