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Important Notice
Nonpublic Entities Registered with the Maryland State Department of Education to Supervise Home Instruction of Maryland Students

NONPUBLIC ENTITIES REGISTERED TO SUPERVISE HOME INSTRUCTION

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

COMAR 13A.10.01, Home Instruction, requires supervision of the home instruction that parents or legal guardians provide to their children. A home schooling parent may choose one of the following entities to supervise the home instruction:

1. The student's local school system;

2. A Maryland nonpublic school that holds a Certificate of Approval from the Maryland State Board of Education and is registered to supervise home instruction;

3. A church-exempt school that is registered to supervise home instruction; or

4. An education ministry of a church that is registered to supervise home instruction.

If a parent does not wish the local school system to supervise the home instruction that the parent is providing, the parent may elect option 2., 3., or 4. above to supervise the home instruction.

The List of Nonpublic Entities Registered to Supervise Home Instruction contains the nonpublic entities that are registered with the Maryland State Department of Education to supervise home instruction provided by parents or legal guardians. Registration of the supervision of home instruction does not mean or imply that the home instruction program of the nonpublic entity holds any type of approval by the Maryland State Department of Education. Registration means only that the nonpublic entity has certified to the Maryland State Department of Education that it will supervise home instruction consistent with the supervision requirements established in the Home Instruction regulations.

The List of Nonpublic Entities Registered to Supervise Home Instruction is for informational purposes only. It is not a list of recommended programs of home instruction. With the exception of Calvert School, Inc. and Griggs International formally known as Home Study International, the state or local boards of education do not monitor the home instruction programs on this list. The home instruction programs of Calvert School, Inc. and Griggs International formally known as Home Study International hold a Certificate of Approval and were approved by the Maryland State Board of Education when Maryland regulations provided for the approval of programs of home instruction. The State no longer has authority to approve programs or courses of home instruction.

For more information, contact the Coordinator of Home Instruction in your local school system.


Contact Information
Sarah Spross, Chief
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Educator Effectiveness
Nonpublic School Approval Branch
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0409
Fax:  410-333-8963
Email:  sspross@msde.state.md.us
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