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Maine Dept. of Education - Home Instruction
"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. During the 2013-14 academic year, 5,025 Maine students were registered with their local superintendent of schools and the Maine DOE for homeschooling."
Homeschoolers of Maine
"Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME) is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting home education in the State of Maine."
Midcoast Maine Homeschool Cooperative
"In celebration of all of the many reasons that Midcoast Maine families choose to homeschool, MMHC welcomes families of all spiritual backgrounds and homeschooling philosophies. We provide a family oriented place of learning, fun, and support for Midcoast Homeschoolers. From the classroom to the community, we offer a variety of shared learning experiences that build on each child's strengths, interests and learning style."
Homeschooling in Maine
"Maine families interested in homeschooling are fortunate that Maine has homeschooling laws that are generally considered to be “moderate” in terms of their level of restrictiveness. As detailed below, Maine requires that homeschooling families inform state and local school officials of their intent to homeschool and also requires that they provide these officials with some kind of annual assessment of student academic growth. That’s it. Massachusetts, by contrast, requires homeschooling families to get prior approval by local school officials, who are given broad powers to decide everything from the teaching curriculum and materials to whether the parents are “competent” to teach their own children."
§5001-A. Compulsory attendance
"(4) The following provisions govern a home instruction program."
- Written Notice of Intent
- Subsequent Year Letter
- Annual Assessment
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