Home Instruction (Home Schooling)

Overview

Parents may choose to educate their children at home rather than enrolling in a traditional public or private school. Parents must notify the local public school system of their decision to homeschool each student. Evidence of instruction in all of the following areas is required: English, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health and physical education. Home instruction must be supervised either by the local public school system or by a private organization registered with the Maryland State Department of Education.

Transferring your child to home schooling for the remainder of the 2019-20 School Year

Please submit via email to homeinstruction@fcps.org, a Home Instruction Notification form found on this website.

Please realize that if you plan to re-enroll your child in a Frederick County Public School for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, you will need to contact the school directly to schedule an enrollment meeting, and you may have your child’s home school work reviewed by the school for placement purposes. Also, if you have any equipment (computer, chrome-book, etc.) which was provided to you, please return the equipment to your child’s school as soon as possible.

Transferring your child to home schooling for the upcoming 2020-21 School Year

After July 1, 2020, please submit via email, a Home Instruction Notification form found on this website.

Reviews for current Home Instruction (Home Schooling) students: during Covid 19 school closure period

Review Options Available for Remainder of School Year 2019-20, due June 30, 2020

  • Email a Home Instruction Profile form > complete a Home Instruction Profile form found on this website
  • Email Transcript/grades/Progress Report> from the college/program/co-op (i.e. Penn Foster, Liberty, Keystone, ABEKA etc.) the student is using.
  • Email Electronic review > email/scan/photograph relevant materials for each subject being covered. The type of items you would bring to a face to face review.

Contacts

Home Instruction Office
33 Thomas Johnson Drive
Frederick, MD  21702
Fax:  301-644-5246
Email: homeinstruction@fcps.org

Laura Ritchie
Home Instruction Monitor

(301) 644-4012

Joseph Burau
Home Instruction Monitor

(301) 644-5244

Forms and Information