Massachusetts Homeschool Law – MA Homeschooling Laws

Understanding Your Rights

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in Massachusetts is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in Massachusetts and helpful links to MA’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, Massachusetts homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for Massachusetts Homeschool Law

Massachusetts Department of Education Site

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

Massachusetts Homeschool Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of Massachusetts, you should know that each school district varies concerning their policies for homeschooling. Please check with your local district to see what is required of you.  

In many cases, the superintendent or school committee requests assessments to ensure educational progress. Parents normally have two choices:

1) Standardized test results.

2) An alternative form of assessment. This may consist of progress reports, dated work samples, a portfolio review, an assessment by a certified teacher of the parent’s choice, or another method agreed upon between the parents and the superintendent or school committee. 

Homeschool Resources

Massachusetts HSLDA Reference Site

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.

 

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