Homeschooling in Maryland
General Educational Resources:
A few good links to get you started:
- Maryland Teacher's Guide: Home is a collection of resources for teachers.
- Successful Homeschooling, offers some information and ideas.
- Homeschooling 101: How to get started homeschooling
- DonnaYoung.org Printables and Resources - A large collection of forms, templates
and homeschool helps available by subscription as well as free articles and
- Educational resources for parents at the Maryland Public School site.
Remember, learning can happen anywhere, anytime, but here is a sampling of some of the more "traditional" places you can start:
- Here's a partial list of curricula that our families have recommended.
- Homeschool Buyers Co-op offers group buys, discounts, testimonials, and free resources. Membership is free.
- Some curriculum reviews can be found at Cathy Duffy Reviews.
- Khan Academy offers a free online curriculum for grades K-12. Be sure to use both parent and teacher accounts to get the most out of the site
- Homeschool-Curriculum.org has collections of free curriculums.
Homeschooling High School
- Remember that Homeschools in Maryland will not receive a State issued diploma unless they take the GED.
- Many, if not most homeschoolers find that a parent issued diploma and transcript is all they need. Occasionally trade schools prefer a GED, but universities generally accept homeschool transcripts.
- DonnaYoung.org High School Graduation Requirements. Articles on this site are free and helpful. There is also an extensive collection of downloadable templates, planners, forms, worksheets, art blanks and other homeschool help available by subscription.
- LetsHomeschoolHighSchool.com FAQ - About homeschooling through high school
- DonnaYoung.org High School Transcripts - Templates and examples
- DonnaYoung.org High School Diploma Templates
- If you aren't comfortable doing your transcript by yourself: FastTranscripts.com
- Work Permits are required for all minors under the age of 18 to work in the State of Maryland.
- If your child can’t wait until they turn 16 to apply for their learner’s permit, you will need to certify their school attendance using this form from the MVA
Curriculum Resource List
- You are the teacher, even if the curriculum is delivered online.
- Depending on the program, it may or may not offer grading.
- This option gives you more flexibility and can be less expensive.
- May offer a choice of individual classes or full packages
- Online schools may act like private schools.
- They will cost more but they usually have full support...teachers, grading, peer interaction, diplomas, etc.
- In Maryland, using an online school does not generally exempt you from reviews by the county or an umbrella.
Maryland Homeschool Reviews - Parent Faves
- Teaching Textbooks (math)
- Starfall (reading)
- Math-U-See (math)
- Reading Eggs (reading)
- ABC Mouse (early learning)
- BraveWriter (writing)
- Easy Peasy Homeschool (complete, online curriculum)
- Saxon (math)
- Singapore (math)
- Sonlight (christian)
- Life of Fred (math)
- Apologia (science, Christian)
- Mystery Science (science)
- Beast Academy (math)
- Moving Beyond the Page (complete homeschool literature curriculum)
- Science Odyssey (science)
- History Odyssey (science)