Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc.

Sample Education Plan

Important - Please read this page before continuing to the plan.

The first step to start officially homeschooling in Massachusetts is to submit an education plan to your local school superintendent or school committee. We suggest submitting your education plan a couple of weeks before school starts if you can, but you can remove a child from school at any time during the year. And remember, get a receipt.

AHEM offers a sample education plan. This plan represents the minimum that has been accepted as written by some school districts in Massachusetts. It is meant to be used as a template. Please edit it to reflect what you plan to do in your homeschool.  For example: delete or add subjects, indicate specific materials you plan to use, specify your form of evaluation, etc. 

Your town may respond by asking for more information. Sometimes these are legitimate requests and sometimes they will ask for more than the law requires. We recommend that all homeschoolers educate themselves on what is and isn't required in Massachusetts and we have provided lots of resources to help you do so. 

To get started:

1. Please read through Tips for Writing Your Education Plan  for further information on customizing and submitting your own plan.

2. Review our sample education plan.