Educational Plan

"... we recognize that certain factors may be considered by the superintendent or school committee in determining whether or not to approve a proposed home school proposal."

Care and Protection of Charles (1987)

Educational Plan

While an educational plan may be requested, a program that duplicates that of the public school is not required. You need only provide a program that is equivalent. For example, you do not need to cover Australia with your ten-year old just because the local school includes it in their fifth grade course of study.

We recommend you include in your plan a statement that includes the subjects that you will cover during the homeschool year for your child.

According to the Charles Decision, this should include:

"instruction and training in orthography, reading, writing, the English language and grammar, geography, arithmetic, drawing, music, the history and constitution of the United States, the duties of citizenship, health education, physical education and good behavior."