High School and Beyond

Homeschool through High School? OF COURSE!

And HOME is here to assist you from start to finish! 


Planning Ahead

It's never to early. Planning ahead during the elementary years helps to create a smooth transition into the high school years. Here are some important steps to take to learn more:


Planning Sessions and Workshops

  • Schedule a Preparing for High School and Beyond Planning 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 high schoolers, preparing transcripts, etc. 


Families who join HOME receive one session FREE! For more information, please feel free to call the HOME Office.

Preparing for High School and Post High School Resource Links to Review

  • Visit 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...


Early College

Maine's Early College Programs give students a jumpstart on college, dual credits and classroom experience!


During  the high school years, homeschoolers have access to free or low-cost college courses through the University of Maine System. There are five requirements: 

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


College Bound

 Below is an 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. 

Graduation Requirements and Record Keeping

Good Record keeping is important for your child's future, so be sure to consider the following:

  • Graduation Requirements - There are no specific graduation or credit 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. This article will help you to plan ahead and provide you with some general course recommendations.

Graduation Recognition

When you've finished the course, be sure to mark the occasion!

  •  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!