Frequently asked questions answered by the Maryland State Education Department are below and can also be found here. Please reference the website to review the rules and regulations for Home Instruction in Maryland.
Families will need to contact your local school board and/or school to withdraw your child from school and to request the required documents for homeschooling.
On the required documentation, select “Program Type A” which states that parents will maintain a portfolio of the materials, which demonstrates that regular, thorough instruction is being provided according to COMAR Regulations 13A 10.10.01C, .01D, and .01E. The portfolio will be reviewed by local school system personnel at least twice during the year, at a mutually agreeable time and place.
IVLA will provide families with the tools and support needed to obtain the syllabi and any required reports. Families are required to complete and sign any document provided to you by your district. IVLA cannot complete or deliver these documents to the appropriate agency on your behalf.
We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Please contact us anytime to have us help make this transition seamless for your family.