Compulsory Attendance Ages: Between the ages of 7 years and under 17.

Required Days of Instruction: 175 days.

Required Subjects:

Option #1: English and language arts, math, science, social studies, physical and health education, library skills, fine arts, Maine studies (in one grade between grades 6 and 12), and computer proficiency (in one grade between grades 7 and 12).

Option #2: English (reading, writing, spelling, grammar), math, science, American history, Maine history and geography, and government (including the privilege and responsibility of citizenship).

Parents have two options to home school:

Option #1: Follow the home school statute

Option #2: Participate in a Non-Approved Private School

Teacher Qualifications:

Option #1: None.

Option #2: NAPS administrator must approve its teachers’ competence.

Standardized Tests:

Option #1: Annually submit test results to both the local superintendent and Commissioner of Education.

Option #2: None

For more information, please see the HSLDA website.

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