Homeschooling in Maryland: Start HereWelcome to the home page for homeschooling in Maryland. If you are searching for information about MD homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.
Maryland Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Maryland
There are an estimated 34,317 home educated students in Maryland
Maryland requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. Maryland policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Periodic evaluation
Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Maryland does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.
There is no required level of education for parents in Maryland to educate their children at home.
Maryland vaccine informationThere are no state mandated vaccination(s).
Maryland Homeschool Law
Maryland State Standards and Common Core
State Subject Requirements
School District:Children must receive “regular, thorough instruction in the studies usually taught in the public schools to children of the same age,” including instruction in English, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health, and physical education.
Umbrella School:The law requires the supervising school to provide “textbooks, lesson plans, and other instructional materials or equipment designed to use independently by the pupil at a site other than the school.” The law does not specify what subjects must be covered, leaving that to the discretion of the supervising school.
Maryland Homeschool Key Resources
How to Start Homeschooling in MD
Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups
Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.
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