Homeschool

Home Education Programs

Home Education Programs are overseen by the Student Services Department in accordance with the school district policies. GPS policies, presently under review by the school committee policy subcommittee, that pertain to home education programs are linked below. It is important for families to adhere to state laws regarding school attendance. Home education plans need to be submitted and approved prior to a child being removed from a formal public or private educational program. If you have questions about the home/ education notice of intent and approval process please contact the student services office at 413-772-1320.

School Committee policies:

http://www.gpsk12.org/sites/default/files/policymanual/I/IHBG.pdf

http://www.gpsk12.org/sites/default/files/policymanual/I/IHBGE.pdf

http://www.gpsk12.org/sites/default/files/policymanual/I/IHBGR.pdf

Home School Application & Notice of Intent:

http://www.gpsk12.org/gps-district/student-services/homeschool

Informational Resources and Curriculum Links for Home School Families:

http://www.mhla.org/information/resourcesarticles/guidetohomeschoolinginma.pdf

https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/local-support/

http://a2zhomeschooling.com/abc_homeschooling/homeschooling_a/

http://www.pearsonhomeschool.com/

https://www.education.com/

http://teachingtextbooks.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

District Special Education Child Find Responsibilities in Relation to Home School and Private Placed:

https://www.shorecollaborative.org/profdev/Home-Schooling%20and%20Special%20Education.pdf

http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/about/specialed.html

 

Dianne M. Ellis Director of Pupil Services

Ph: 413-772-1300 / Fax: 413-772-1379