Welcome to the World of Homeschooling!

We're here to help!


HOME is delighted to be assisting you as you explore education options for your family. We have created this online “Getting Started” packet to help make the transition to homeschooling as easy as possible for you. Please refer to the links below for helpful information and articles to help you make the most of your journey.


All of the resources that are included in our printed "Getting Started" packet can be found on this page.


HOME Beginner's Handbook
This is a helpful handbook for beginning homeschoolers, and is revised each year to include the most currently available information.
2019 Beginner's Handbook.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 8.8 MB
10 Building Blocks for Successful Homeschooling
Ust this from to take notes during one of our "Getting Started" workshops, or while watching our online "Getting Started" video series.
10 Building Blocks for Successful Homesc
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Helpful Hints to Begin Homeschooling
Taking on the education of your children at home is life changing. The task can seem overwhelming at first. Here are some tips to help ease the frustration, and bring balance and enjoyment to the process.
Basic Info Packet Helpful Hints Pages (1
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Maine Notice of Intent to Homeschool
This notice is for those who did not homeschool in Maine during the previous academic year.
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Subsequent Year Letter to Homeschool
For children who were homeschooled during the previous academic year.
Subsequent Year Letter (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 257.6 KB
Join HOME Brochure
HOME is Families Helping Families. Please join in helping us with our mission. You will receive great benefits, too! These benefits are our way of saying “thank you” for your support.
HOME Membership Brochure (1).pdf
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Complete Portfolio Packet
Everyhting you need to know about putting together a portfolio. Please print and read through the entire packet, following directions, carefully. Make copies of pages as needed.
Mail in Portfolio Packet 2018-2019.pdf
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HOME recommends that every homeschool family join HSLDA. 


Reasons to join HSLDA



HSLDA Brochures are great resources for your homeschooling needs. You can download their brochures directly from the HSLDA website. 


You Can Homeschool

You Can Homeschool Your Preschooler

You Can Homeschool Your Struggling Learner

A Guide for Homeschooling Through Highschool

You Can Homeschool Through Highschool