If a home education program is finished before the student is 18 years old, parents must file with the state Department of Education to satisfy compulsory attendance requirements per RSA 193:1, I(f)(2). Parents must send a letter certifying that the student completed the program through the 12th grade level and it must include the following information:

  • name and address of student, date of birth
  • name and address of parents, daytime phone numbers
  • date the home education program completed
  • parent signature

GSHE created a Sample High School Graduation Self Certification Letter.

It is highly recommended to send the notification via certified mail as parents are responsible for maintaining these records.  The state DOE’s mailing address is 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301-3860.

Federal law recognizes that NH home educated students can self-certify graduation to be eligible for Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds.