Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc.

Student Charlie Cards

The MBTA issues student fare media to middle school and high school aged homeschoolers for use on the MBTA system. In August, they will be issuing student Charlie Cards for the 2021-2022 Academic School Year.

A homeschool approval/acknowledgement letter from your Superintendent’s office or town is required. An acceptable alternative to such a letter would be a copy of a membership card from a recognized homeschoolers' organization.

Per the MBTA: Any advocacy for homeschoolers, homeschoolers support groups, and/or homeschoolers organizations that we can verify will be considered a recognized homeschoolers organization.  

All homeschool monthly passes must be paid for in advance.

All student CharlieCards (M7s and S-cards) expire on August 31st each year.

Student tickets are for students in Middle or High School only. Children under the age of twelve ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult. No ID required.

See details about MBTA reduced fares here .