You will find home school support and information on the current home schooling laws for Maryland.
Most state home school support groups charge a membership fee, helping to defray costs and support the growth of a non-profit organization.
Many state support groups also hold an annual conference, home school conventions, or curriculum fairs to meet the needs of home schooling families or members.
State-wide groups may also have information on local home school support groups, a homeschool co-op near you or area homeschooling activities available to you.
When looking for a state support group, make sure they offer the services, provide the support, information and opportunities you need and want as a home schooling parent.
Maryland home schooling families can either home school independently or under the supervision of a church institution or school that complies with regulations. All families need to need to file a notice of intent with the local superintendent and independent families need to maintain a portfolio of your child’s schooling.
Belonging to an umbrella type school, may provide you some additional support, services and help when home schooling your children versus homeschooling independently.
The compulsory school age is "5 years old or older and under 16" with one-year exemption available for 5 year-olds.
For complete details on home schooling laws visit one of the state support groups below, HSLDA’s website or Maryland’s government website.
Maryland Approved Non-public Entities.
To find nonpublic entities registered to supervise home instruction of Maryland students, contact:
Nonpublic School Approval Branch
State-wide Support and Information.
Christian home schooling families can find support through:
There are two requirements to becoming a member of CHEN:
Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE)
MACHE has a Statement of faith and membership application that you will need to fill out. You can also join with other families at a discounted rate of $9.00 or less.
If you prefer a non-Christian or inclusive state-wide organization, the Maryland Home Education Association may provide the support you need.
Maryland Home Education Association
MHEA was founded in 1980 to serve and support families of all religious, philosophical and ethnic persuasions. For over seventeen years MHEA has been working for all homeschoolers -- members and non-members alike.
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