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    Maryland Homeschool Laws

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    Maryland has several homeschool options. Homeschooling with a portfolio is described below. 

    ALL other options require you to partner with a church-umbrella, church exempt-umbrella or a school umbrella


    Under this option you must maintain a portfolio of your educational materials and examples of your students work such as, writing, workbooks, creative materials and tests.

    Your local superintendent may request to review your portfolio up to three times per year.

    Your child is NOT required to be present during a portfolio review.

    The superintendent may determine your home education program is deficient.

    They must notify you of deficiencies and you will have 30 days to provide evidence the deficiencies have been corrected.

    If you fail to demonstrate the deficiencies have been corrected, the superintendent may tell you to stop homeschooling.

    You have 30 days to appeal this decision to the local school board.

    If needed, you have an additional 30 days to appeal an adverse decision to the state board of education.


    Math, English, social studies, science, art, music, health, and physical education

    You must file a Notice of Consent form with your local superintendent.

    Be sure to indicate Homeschooling with a Portfolio.


    But you should ensure you provide instruction of a sufficient duration to accomplish you instructional program.

    Not for this option.

    All other Maryland Options DO require an affiliation with a third party.

    *The information on this page is for general use only. It should not be taken as legal advice. It is believed to be accurate however state and federal laws change every year. Homeschool.net recommends joining an organization such as the Home School Legal Defense Association before your homeschooling adventure begins. HSLDA can provide complete, accurate, legal advice and services for homeschooling families.

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