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Grace Academy offers private school enrollment and record keeping services for Maine homeschoolers.
Grace Academy Registration is open year round.
Parents who choose to educate their children at home but wish to
have the support, guidance, and services of a private school may enroll
in our private school, Grace Academy.
NO on-campus classes required
Enrolling in Grace Academy complies with
Maine's Homeschool Law Option 2: Homeschooling as a RAPPS Private School.
(“Recognized for Attendance Purposes” Private Schools-RAPPS)
Students enrolled in Grace Academy are considered private school
students legally; however, in practice, they are homeschooled by their parents.
Parents of enrolled students need not
submit a Notice of Intent to the Superintendent
submit results of an annual evaluation to the Maine Department of Education
comply with any other part of the home education statutes.
Instead, families enrolling in a Maine private school with a
homeschool option, such as Grace Academy, must follow the requirements set
forth by the private school. In turn, Grace Academy complies with state statutes
governing private schools, including record keeping and attendance tracking.
Is Grace Academy a real school?
Yes. Grace Academy operates under the authority of Maine law. Specifically,
Grace Academy complies with the provisions of 20-A M.R.S.A. 5001 (a) which directs
the Maine Department of Education to identify Grace Academy as “a private school
authorized by the department as providing equivalent instruction.” (20-A MRSA §5001-A, sub-§1 (b).
Graduates from our school are afforded the same privileges as any other graduate from
any other Maine high school. All Grace Academy graduates are awarded a diploma.
Our students have chosen to attend local high schools for one or more years of their high school careers or have homeschooled straight through to 12th grade. As graduates, our alumni have traveled far and wide serving their fellow man in the military and the mission field and many have gone on to pursue further education at Emerson, Simmons, St. Olaf, Christendom, Clark, Notre Dame, local universities, and state technical colleges.
As a private school, we offer an extensive resource library, curricular guidance, portfolio review, transcripts, diplomas, and recordkeeping services. Parent-teachers choose books and curricula and are in no way bound to follow Grace Academy's recommended course of study. However, we do offer guidance and suggestions based on our years of experience.
To register your family for Grace Academy use this PDF Registration Form
2. Write out a check for $75.00 to Grace Academy with Private School in the memo area.
3. Mail form and check to Grace Academy, 363 Route 3, South China, ME 04358.
We will mail out a welcome packet once we receive your completed registration form and payment.