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    Massachusetts Homeschool Laws

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    The local school district or committee may require periodic standardized testing OR a portfolio review of student work product.

    The following subjects:

    • spelling,
    • reading,
    • writing,
    • English language and grammar,
    • geography,
    • arithmetic,
    • drawing,
    • music,
    • United States history and Constitution,
    • duties of citizenship,
    • health (including CPR),
    • physical education, and
    • good behavior.


    A local school district requirement in most school districts.

    A notice of Intent should contain related to:

    • Proposed curricula and hours of instruction.
    • Qualifications of the parents (College or Advanced degrees are not required).
    • a list of textbooks, workbooks, and other instructional materials.
    • Method of Assessment.

    The Notice of Intent will need to be filed annually after the first year as a Notice of intent to Continue Homeschooling.

    *The information on this page is for general use only. It should not be taken as legal advice. It is believed to be accurate however state and federal laws change every year. recommends joining an organization such as the Home School Legal Defense Association before your homeschooling adventure begins. HSLDA can provide complete, accurate, legal advice and services for homeschooling families.

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