Maine law requires homeschoolers who have filed letters of intent to homeschool to submit the results of assessments, annually, to their local superintendent's office at the end of each school year, no later than September 1.
"One submission of a home instruction Notice serves as notification to both the Maine Department of Education and the resident Superintendent, as required by law..."
-- Maine Department of Education
Throughout the summer months, Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME) provides a convenient method for annual assessment, which fulfills the requirements of our homeschool statute. Portfolio reviews through HOME are easy, inexpensive, and require a minimal amount of preparation for the homeschooling parent! By participating in a portfolio review through HOME, you will also be supporting your state homeschool organization!
Here's what others have said about participating in a HOME portfolio review:
"We truly appreciate the support from HOME and are thankful for the services provided! Our children enjoy being home schooled and love sharing their portfolio's with family and friends. Thanks for all you do!"
"I just received my portfolio back from HOME today. I have to say thank you so much. I cannot say it enough. Without your organization's generosity and support, my homeschooling would not be possible. It's such a sense of relief that you're there. Thank you."
To learn more about this annual assessment option, click here!
NEW! Register for a digital portfolio review and a fillable .pdf will be sent to you. Just fill in the required information. Insert work samples that you scanned or photographed and saved as .jpg or .pdf, and email it to us. You can also save it to flash drive and mail it.
As a convenience for your family, HOME now offers pre-assembled portfolios. Included is a 3-inch binder, subject dividers, plastic sheet protectors, all required pages, and simple instructions. Just fill in the required information, add work samples and submit!
When you purchase a HOME pre-assembled portfolio, you will also receive regular email support throughout the year! Emails will include information on how to get started with and maintain your portfolio, encouragement, documentation tips, year-end steps to take, important reminders, and much more!
Click the picture below to order yours!
** Be sure to check here to see if you qualify for a discount on your Portfolio Review. **