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 Home Schooling

Anne Arundel County Public Schools supports home schooling in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 13A.10.01). The mission of the Home Schooling Office is to promote quality education for K-12 home-schooled students.

Parents/legal guardians considering home schooling for their children should contact the Home School Program Coordinator, Don Sholl, to request information regarding how to initiate home schooling.

Parents/legal guardians who have decided to home school their children are required to complete the Home School Notification Form and submit it to:

          Don Sholl, Teacher Specialist -
          Home School Program Coordinator
Anne Arundle County Public Schools
          2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD  21401
          Phone:  410-222-5457         Fax:  410-222-5608


Please note: The updated Home School Notification Form allows for typing information directly onto the form, creating a file and sending the file through email or by printing the form and faxing it to the Home School Office.

Home Schooling Regulations

Home schooling regulations in AACPS are governed by Maryland State Board of Education regulations (COMAR 13A.10.01).  The purpose of these regulations is to establish a procedure to be used to determine if a child participating in a home school program is receiving regular, thorough instruction during the school year in the studies usually taught in the public schools to children of the same age.

The home schooling program must be under the supervision of either the student's local school system (AACPS Home School Office) or a nonpublic, supervisory entity registered with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to supervise home school programs.  A home schooling program under the supervision of AACPS will be reviewed by the AACPS Home School Office twice yearly.  The program shall be delivered by the parent/guardian and include instruction in English/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, physical education and health.  A home schooling program under the supervision of a nonpublic entity, registered with MSDE, will not be reviewed by AACPS and communicaion of a child's program will be provided to the Home School Office by the supervisor of the nonpublic supervisory entity.


Upcoming Events

Winter 2017 home school reviews begin January 20 and extend through February 23.  Please email the Home School Office to schedule your review now.  Parents who completed a review last fall, do not need to schedule a winter review.

​Winter 2017 Home School Review Schedule





AACPS Home School Office Review Process
Preparing for a Review
Home School Reviews Q & A

Resources for AACPS Home School Families
Curricular Resources
AACPS Home School Review Form
GED Home Schooling Verification Form
MVA Learner's Permit Home Schooling Verification Form

Contact the Home School Office

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