Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc.


The guidebook known as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (from the novel of the same name) is said to have on its cover these words: DON’T PANIC.

If I were making a guidebook on homeschool reporting, I would take a page (pun intended) from Douglas Adams and start the same way.

Maybe your town has a new homeschool policy. Maybe they are making requests they never have before. Maybe instead of approving your education plan, they are asking for more information. Maybe you are just new and nervous about sending in your first education plan.

Whatever your situation, the first step is the same: DON’T PANIC.

What you do next may depend upon your circumstances, but here are some suggestions (in no particular order):