And HOME is here to assist you from start to finish!
Schedule a Preparing for High School and
Beyond Consultation Session.
Those looking ahead
to the high school years, as
well as those nearing the finish line, often have new questions and concerns. Planning sessions are available throughout the year to all those seeking guidance in homeschooling. Families who join HOME receive one session FREE! For more information, please feel free to call the HOME
Graduating this year? Join us
for HOME's Annual Graduation Ceremony!
If you have a young adult who will be
finishing their high school program this year, consider participating in HOME's statewide graduation ceremony!
Preparing for High School and Post High School Resource Links
the Homeschooling Thru High School pages on HSLDA's
website to find information and encouragement for teaching high school aged children. You will find:
- Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs)
- Curriculum resource lists and links
- Record keeping and transcript resources
- Testing resources
- College admissions information
- Plus lots more...
Graduation Requirements - There are no specific graduation requirements for homeschooled students in Maine! Beyond complying with the homeschool statute, families are free to determine the best overall course of study for their student during the
high school years. Families will determine when the course of study has been completed, create a transcript and grant a diploma. However, if college is (or could be) part of future
plans, it will be important to look at what specific college admissions requirements are for any colleges that may be of interest. That way, a child's high school course work can be tailored
to meet those requirements. The guides at the link below also provide some general course recommendations.
Maine's Early College Programs - Homeschoolers have access to free or low-cost college courses through the University of Maine and Community College System. There are five
1. The student’s educational program must meet Maine’s legal requirements for home instruction.
2. The college must have space in the classroom for the student.
3. The student must have completed all course prerequisites.
4. The student must submit such evidence of academic fitness as the college may request.
5. The student must receive the college’s approval of the student’s academic fitness.
For more information on Maine's Early College Programs, visit Early College Programs.
Additional list of resources for high school students considering college:
- Testing - PSAT and SAT test information is available at www.collegeboard.com. Homeschool
students taking these tests should put in the following code numbers (for their state) where requested to on their answer sheets:
PSAT - ME - 992099, NH - 993099, MA - 992299
SAT - all states use 970 000
The Congressional Award - America's Best Kept Secret - The Congress
of the United States awards bronze, silver, and gold medals to deserving youth, ages 14 to 23, who have set and achieved goals in the four areas of personal development, physical fitness,
voluntary public service, and expedition/exploration. The only civilian medals struck by Congress, these awards are highly regarded by colleges and universities for scholarships and
admission, even at the Ph.D. level.