Pre-assembled Portfolios

To Make Your Life a Little Easier!

As a convenience for your family, HOME offers pre-assembled portfolios. Included is a 3-inch binder, subject dividers, plastic sheet protectors, a variety of pages to accomplish required record-keeping, and simple instructions. Just fill in the required information, add work samples and submit! 

 

NEW! Pre-assembled portfolios with the early learner in mind. Parents may need extra help determining what to include in a portfolio for a young child who is not yet ready to read, write or complete workbook pages. We have created this pre-assembled portfolio with that child in mind! By including more journal logs, photographs and dictation pages, you can document and demonstrate what your child has covered, and the progress made.

 

NEW! Pre-assembled portfolio for the special needs student. Whether your child has trouble reading, writing or completing workbook pages, or has difficulty in other areas, this portfolio was created with him/her in mind. By including more journal logs, photographs and dictation pages, as well as modified subject cover pages, and special needs introductory pages, you can demonstrate what your child has covered, and the progress made.

 

Why Maintain a Portfolio?

There are so many important reasons to keep up with your child's portfolio throughout the year! Here are the top ten:

  • Avoids the year-end rush and stress that often accompanies meeting annual assessment requirements
  • Provides awareness of subject areas that may be lacking or need more attention before the year's end
  • Shows all that has been accomplished through the year, as well as progress made, which will encourage both parent and child
  • Guarantees a completed portfolio, ready to submit for review as soon as the school year ends
  • Offers a steady and more relaxed approach to ongoing assessment through the year
  • Gives a child a sense of personal accomplishment since he/she has ample time to select favorite work samples to include and can be involved in the process
  • Provides a way to put order to all the learning that happens naturally through the year
  • Allows a way for others to know where your child is and what your child has been working on if someone else has to take over homeschooling due to sickness, a life change or an emergency 
  • Shows concrete proof that you are truly homeschooling, covering all required subject areas and in full compliance with the law in the event that officials come knocking
  • Provides a complete picture of your child’s academic progress and level of ability if you ever have to put your child back in school

A HOME pre-assembled portfolio will take the guesswork out of the process of keeping up with, assembling and maintaining your child's portfolio through the year. Once complete, you will know for certain that your portfolio meets the requirents of the law and is ready for a review!                                                             

Purchase Your Pre-assembled Portfolio!

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!

Download
Mail-in order form
To order pre-assembled unit studies by mail, please download the order form and make your checks payable to HOME. Mail your request to the HOME Office, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843.
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Plan for Your HOME Portfolio Review

HOME provides a convenient method for annual assessment, which fulfills the requirements of our homeschool statute. After purchasing your pre-assembled portfolio, be sure to plan ahead for your HOME portfolio review! HOME reviews are easy, inexpensive, and require a minimal amount of preparation. By participating in a portfolio review through HOME, you will also be supporting your state homeschool organization! 

 

To learn more about this annual assessment option and how to register for your portfolio review, click here!