Maine Homeschool Legal Requirements

Maine Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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

Residents of Maine have two options for homeschooling: home instruction and private schooling per the HSLDA:

Option 1: Homeschooling under Maine’s home instruction option:

If you choose to provide your child with home instruction, you’ll need to follow these requirements:

1. File a one-time notice.
2. Send an annual letter.
3. Teach the required subjects.
4. Submit a year-end assessment.

Option 2: Homeschooling as a student of a private school:

Maine law allows homeschooling parents to join together and function as a private school the state recognizes as providing equivalent instruction. The requirements a private school must follow to be recognized are listed in HSLDA’s analysis of Maine state law. You can satisfy Maine’s school attendance laws by enrolling your child in one of these schools.

One of the requirements for obtaining recognition is that the school must provide instruction in these subjects:

  • English (reading, writing, spelling, and grammar)
  • Math
  • Science
  • American History
  • Maine History and Geography
  • Government (including the privilege and responsibility of citizenship)
  • Health Education
  • Fine Arts

Visit the HSLDA Maine page for more information on homeschooling in Maine.

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