Maryland law permits home schooling. For information on home schooling in Maryland, visit the Maryland State Department of Education’s website and search for “home instruction.”
Additional information about home instruction in Harford County can be found at the Harford County Public Schools website. If you have questions about home instruction in Harford County, contact the Harford County Public Schools’ pupil personnel worker who monitors the home schooling program in your area. Aberdeen Pupil Services may be reached at 410-273-5514; Bel Air Pupil Services at 410-638-4143; Edgewood Pupil Services at 410-612-1521; and Havre de Grace Pupil Services at 410-939-6612.
For more information on home schooling in Maryland and a list of state and county home schooling organizations, visit the Home School Legal Defense Association’s website.
Baltimore, Harford and Cecil HomeSchoolers is a Web-based support network. The network exists to create an online forum to share resources, ideas and support among the home schooling community. This group has become a conduit for sharing information about the opportunities available to home-schoolers in the area to include the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
The Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators supports Christian home schooling families and group leaders in Maryland. The association provides a number of resources for home schooling families, including an annual curriculum fair, symposiums, workshops and other events. For more information on membership in MACHE, visit the association’s website.