Directions for Notice and Subsequent Letters of Intent


Please read this entire section prior to filing your letter of intent.

If you are just beginning to homeschool, you will need to file a Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction. For a printable version of the Notice of Intent form, click here. 

If you have been homeschooling during the past academic school and plan to continue homeschooling during the next school year, you will need to file a Subsequent Letter to Homeschool together with the results of an annual assessment. For a printable version of the Subsequent Letter to Homeschool form for children who were homeschooled in Maine during the past academic school year, click here.

To view the Law Summary page, click here.

For more information and complete instructions on the filing process, please read Complying with Maine's Homeschool Statute...It's Easy!
Annual Subsequent Letter of Intent and Annual Assessment Caution

Subsequent Letters of Intent to homeschool and annual assessment results are due by September 1. The Department of Education does not mail out reminders. Annual assessment results must be included in the same packet with the Subsequent Letter of Intent. To avoid contact from school officials, the Department of Education and/or the Department of Human Services, please submit your annual assessment results by September 1! Mail copies to both the DOE in Augusta and your local superintendent.* Certified mail is highly recommended. 

Remember to keep copies of all letters of intent and mail receipts until the homeschool program concludes.

If you need assistance with annual assessment options, curriculum options, or if you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the HOME office at 763-2880 or We would be happy to assist!

Be informed! Read the full Maine Homeschool Statute here:

*Contact your town office to request the correct mailing address. You can also find your local superintendent's name and address at this website: