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Umbrella Schools with Inclusive Philosophies

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/13a/13a.10.01.01.htm
Fact sheet regarding Church exempt school. Umbrella are exempt from the comar 01 review process and may set their won standards.  Umbrella must abide the comar 05 laws 

 

Many Paths of Natural Learning Umbrella Web site

 

Many Paths of Natural Learning    Requires no regulations other than what the law states  for umbrellas to operate in the state of Maryland* Exempts homeschoolers from county reviews * Requires NO document of faith to be signed *Accepts families of all faiths or none we are inclusive*Does not require you to belong to any church*Requires NO religion from any particular perspective to be taught unless  this is your families desire * We at Many Paths believe that families and students learn best when self motivated * We strive to help you accomplish this goal * Many Paths holds the belief that learning is a life long process and homeschooling is a family adventure*Many Paths goal is that each family and student should follow their own path strengths and learning styles * We recognize that the family has a intuitive insight to what is best for their educational choices * Many Paths will support and give guidance and direction on educational resource and activities to best enhance your learning environment.

Tuesdi Harmon Executive Director  of Many Paths  of Natural learning

 ManyPaths@msn.com  or TX3harmon@msn.com Phone 301 498 4739
 

Wendy Bush, Executive Director

The Excelsior Academy

P.O. Box 300

Odenton, MD 21113

www.TEA-Services.com

Director@TEA-Services.com

410-695-1101

 

 

Conowingo -Rising Sun Christian School

Julia Mulling, Administrator. P.O.
201 Connelly Road, Rising Sun MD 21911. (410) 658-3318 or
homeschool@crscs.org.
http://www.crscs.org/  Members are not required to be Christian.



 

Potomac Home Learning Circle - Support for Homeschooling Families in Maryland  We are a group of families working together to make homeschooling our children a rewarding and communal experience. Our group is secular in nature, and we hope to attract open-minded individuals, and those seeking a progressive environment in which they can grow and learn with their children, as well as, create lasting friendships.  We offer reviews in cooperation with the New Creation Academy umbrella program using their group option. This satisfies Maryland legal requirements for homeschooling, while providing families the freedom to learn in a style that best suits their need.

 

 

Check out... Natural Life Magazine

The original Natural Family Magazine, founded in 1976.  Natural Life is trusted by readers around the world who want to learn how to create a green, healthy, frugal, self reliant lifestyle for themselves and their families.

www.NaturalLifeMagazine.com/books or www.LifeLearningMagazine.com

 

 

Wisdom Seekers Home School Services

Jessie Simmons Hargrove

"helping you make decisions about your child's education"

410-938-8831     410-938-8492 fax

E-mail:  edjes@comcast.net

 

 

Support Groups

If you don't see your home school web or yahoo group contact us and we'll add it !

 

Arundel County      Balt/Wash Surrounding Area  

 Arbutus  Field trips organizations

Howard County        Maryland Homeschool All Are Welcome  

 Maryland Homeschool Resource Network

Southern Maryland        Bowie Crofton Area       Columbia Area   

 Mount Airy Area          Fredrick County and Surrounding area  

     Harford and Cecil Counties      Westminster  

  Talbot Caroline Dorchester Queen Ann Kent Counties   

Delmarva  Maryland, Cecil County   Mid-Shore Homeschoolers

   Montgomery County         Montogomery  and Fredrick  Area       

     Gatherersburg Area         Upper Montogomery lower Fredrick Area  

St. Mary's County        Western  Maryland Virginia Pennsylvania

Groups with Special interest,  Teens,  Religion, Culture,  Lifestyle, Boys

 

Arundel County

Arundel Homeschool Support group AHSG     Arundel Homeschool Support Group AHSG is a local Christian homeschool support group based in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Our primary mission is to foster an environment in which our member families can effectively network with one another to share ideas and to enjoy fellowship. We also sponsor several events during the year for the benefit of our members

 

North County Home Educators NCHE                                                 North County Home Educators   NCHE is a support group for families in Maryland who have an interest in home education. Most of our meetings are in the northern part of Anne Arundel County, but membership is open to everyone. We do not charge dues, and there are no special membership requirements. We invite everyone to participate in our activities and ask only that you consider organizing an event or helping with one. The success of our organization depends on the active participation and contribution of all our members.

 

Arbutus  Field trips organizations

Arbutus Home Educators AAHE     Cindy Baublitz @Rockiesmom13@comcast.net                  The  Arbutus Area Home Educators is a all-inclusive group toward fun and friendship . We keep the rules to a minimum and the fun to a all-time high ! Come join us for Field trips activates, holiday celebrations and more.   Contact AAHE through Cindy Baublitz @ Rockiesmom13@comcast.net

 

Balt Wash Surrounding Area E- list

 

Baltimore Washington Home Educators BWHE           Baltimore Washington Home Educators  This is a list designed for Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia homeschoolers. The BWHE on-line community is designed for open-minded homeschoolers in the region who are interested in participating in a community that represents a diverse range of religious, political and philosophical beliefs. Our community also represents a wide range of ethnic groups, education levels, and socio-economic classes. The one thing we have in common is an interest in trying to do what is best for our children and our family.

 

Howard County  

Howard County Homeschool Support Group           This is a list for homeschoolers in Howard County, Maryland. Our purpose is to enable homeschooling families in our geographic region to find each other for the purpose of support, information, cooperative learning experiences, homeschooling advocacy, and friendship. We are an inclusive and diverse group; we strive to respect, support, and learn from the choices made by each homeschooling family. HCHSG members subscribe to a variety of educational and religious philosophies. Most of us live in Howard County, but we welcome families living elsewhere. We welcome prospective homeschooling families as well as current homeschoolers

 

nwBaltoHomeschoolers  The electronic calendar of events and planning forum for homeschooling activities for families living in Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon, Maryland

 

Maryland Homeschool All Are Welcome

 

Many Paths of Natural Learning Support Group

We at Many Paths believe that families and students learn best when self motivated * We strive to help you accomplish this goal * Many Paths holds the belief that learning is a life long process and homeschooling is a family adventure*Many Paths goal is that each family and student should follow their own path strengths and learning styles * We recognize that the family has a intuitive insight to what is best for their educational choices * Many Paths will support and give guidance and direction on educational resource and activities to best enhance your learning environment.

Tuesdi Harmon Executive Director  of Many Paths  of Natural learning

ManyPaths@msn.com  or TX3harmon@msn.com Phone 301 498 4739

 

Marylandhomeschool                     This is a e-list for people who homeschool or are thinking of homeschooling in the state of Maryland. Kids and Parents alike! Here you can exchange ideas! support each other! give links for school stuff! just talk including,,  parents, kids, home cleaning, lessons and curriculum, on-line courses, and web sites. Please be considerate of others Please, no rude talk, bad language, or anything of the sort.

 

Maryland  Homeschool Resource Network :  Resources,  field trips,  educational resources,  up dates to the web site MHRN, questions suggestions chat new to the area.

 

Maryland Homeschool Resource Net work      MHRN_COM                  This is a new group! I just wanted to say hi. I also wanted to tell you a bit about the group and new web site.. This site is for the home school family primarily in Maryland, with resources for and about home schooling. We hope to make this a web page that is useful for all of us to find resources in Maryland, other resources across the web and around the world. As it is now we have to rely on the e-mail yahoo groups, and if you are new to Maryland or Home schooling you may not see posts that are good resources . We plan on making information easy for us all to obtain. We also invite all to contribute to the site, sharing knowledge, resources,  special support groups and any related home school resources.  A place to share all with the whole home based community.  We can then post the valuable information here on this NEW www.mhrn.com  WEB SITE.  Enjoy and have fun...

 

Mid-Shore HomeSchool Cooperative

http://www.midshorecoop.blogspot.com

This inclusive group draws families from five counties as they strive to provide diverse educational, creative and social outlets for their children. The group meets on Friday mornings at the Talbot Bible Church in Easton , from 9:20-12:00 .  The Cooperative is open to all home schooled children in grades Pre-K through 12th  (nursery provided) regardless of curriculum, educational style/approach, religious affiliation or spiritual philosophy. The group emphasizes respect for others' time, talents, and viewpoints.

Contact: Cyndi Johnson - (410) 479-0532, hcyndij@aol.com or Angela Bourassa - (410) 479-4921, abourassa@comcast.net or you can connect through the Yahoo Groups

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MidShoreHomeschoolers/ Mid-Shore Homeschoolers serves the mid-shore area of the Eastern Shore

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschooling-delmarva/ Homeschooling Delmarva serves southern Delaware, and the eastern shores of Maryland and Virginia.

Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland Homeschool Network    Yahoo Support Group We are a network of homeschool groups and individual homeschool families that encourage and support each other's needs and choices through networking, sharing resources, and group activities. Our mission is to provide inspiration and assistance to homeschooling families, and to work to create a better homeschooling environment in our state of Maryland. Our Core Values: ~We value and respect the unique individuality of children and their different learning styles. ~We believe all parents have the right to decide how their child (ren) are best educated. ~Because we understand the need for community and support, we are committed to resolving conflicts that may arise within the group.

 

Homeschooler's Guide to Southern Maryland               Web site The Homeschooler's Guide   to Southern Maryland at     centralizes Southern Maryland information, community events,  homeschool activities, and legislative concerns, as well as provides   Q&A sections pertaining to homeschooling methods, philosophy and  curriculum ideas. Please contribute by adding information that you'd   like to share, or by asking for what you find omitted.   For this project to go forward and take life we ask all of you to  become part of the larger Southern Maryland community, and begin  thinking of homeschooling as more than our individual social-circles  or support groups where we've become acquainted. Joining our energies   will give us all more opportunity and greater support. Again, our   vision is not to replace existing groups, but to join all groups into      one united community!       We invite you to perfect this vision by offering your suggestions and   concerns, and hope you agree that it's an exciting time to be    homeschooling in Southern Maryland!

 

Life is Learning                           Life is Learning - A Homeschooling Community (L.I.L.) based in Southern Maryland. We are an inclusive group of homeschoolers that encourages and supports each other's needs and choices, through networking, sharing resources and group activities. Our mission is to provide inspiration and assistance for homeschooling families. We have a special interest support group on unschooling, and are open to other special interest support groups on other styles of homeschooling, such as classical or curriculum based. Our Core Values: We value and respect the unique individuality of children and their different learning styles We believe all parents have the right to decide how their child(ren) are best educated.Because we understand the need for community and support, we are committed to resolving conflicts that may arise within the group

 

Bowie Crofton Area

Bowie Crofton Homeschoolers      Welcome to the Bowie Crofton Homeschoolers e-group. It is a support group for homeschoolers in the Bowie/Crofton area of Maryland, but is open to anyone. It is a place for us to share our ideas and thoughts on homeschooling and anything of interest.

 

Columbia Area

 

Homeschool Connections of Central Maryland Co-OP In keeping with the mission of Homeschool Connections of Central Maryland, this hccmd.org website has been set up to keep the members connected to each other and connected to the events going on in our community. This includes not just a calendar of events but also areas to share news, information and support.

 

Mount Airy Area

Mount Airy Home Educators MAHE                       Serving Mt Airy ,  MD  & surrounding area  Mount Airy Home Educators is an inclusive support network that offers educational and social support regardless of personal, educational or religious beliefs. Our purpose is to strengthen your child's home education and to empower you in your choice to home school. We hope to achieve this with the help of each member through group support meetings, social/educational groups, fieldtrips, and various learning experiences. These will not be limited to our children, but hopefully will be beneficial to you as well. Dreams and ideas are encouraged not only by our children, but by their teachers too. We just ask that you help by planning things that will help in exciting our children about learning. A day at the park, a trip to the museum, or a new club for a foreign language. What ever you can contribute just may be something that encourages another to investigate further, find out more and truly enjoy learning. This is your group, make it what you need. If we all work together we can all strive for our common goal, the best childhood and education for our children that we can possibly dream for them.

 

Fredrick County and Surrounding area

PALS-FC                                       PALS-FC is an inclusive homeschooling support group in Frederick County, MD and surrounding counties. It is a secular group, is open to all homeschooling families and is an online Yahoo-Group for members to communicate and network between one another. PALS is intended to provide various activities and programs for children in the group as well as support for parents. Since PALS runs on a volunteer basis, we welcome and encourage everyone to participate. Plan a field trip, let others know about a fun class you have found, get involved! PALS is a support and networking group for the greater Frederick area and not a general homeschooling discussion list.

 

Harford and Cecil Counties

 

Harford County Circle of Friends HSC. E-mail circleoffriendshsc@yahoo.com

 

Harford County Homeschool Hub  Circle Of Friends Homeschool    Circle of Friends is a successful homeschool group that offers activities, support, and fun to homeschoolers in Harford County and surrounding areas. Circle of Friends offers a Kindegarten Co-op, Fieldtrips, Crafts, Moms Nites, Family Picnics and more. We cater to creative, enthusiastic, homeschoolers of all styles that may be looking for a more "laid back" group. Our group offers a place of accepted diversity, we all work together to provide a more "secular" style group. We, in fact, are looking for those that may have tried other area groups and found them wonderful, but perhaps a bit too conservative or religious. Our current families are a little "crunchy", very fun, and very active. We celebrate parenting and homeschooling and we welcome new members as we regroup, and continue to grow.

 

Harford Area Homeschooling  HAHSA            Harford Area Home Schooling  This list is for homeschooling families from Harford and Cecil Counties (in Maryland) and surrounding areas to join together to provide support, share resources, and ideas. All are welcome to this list whether you are just considering homeschooling or a veteran homeschooling family.
Harford Area Home School Association is also an active support group for families in the Harford County area. It is a free, open and inclusive group. If you wish to receive more information and a calendar of scheduled events please send an e-mail to HAHSA@hotmail.com. For additional information our website is http://www.geocities.com/hahsa1 . You do not have to be a member of the in person support group to belong to this list

www.hahsa.org

 

harfordcountyhsers · Harford County Homeschoolers  Message board and information base for ALL homeschoolers in Harford County. Moderated only for spam, flaming and profanity. ALL groups, co-ops, homeschoolers and homeschool curious are invited to use this list as a network, resource locator and information finder. Please use this list with respect to all, no religous preaching or flaming, and tolerance for all.

 

Westminster

Educating Our Own (E O O)   Contact:   roby@qis.net  Westminster, MD Support Group

Family Yearly Fee: Covers insurance and donations for church usage  This is an inclusive support group. We accept all religions and curriculums. EOO has a Steering Committee which is responsible for the business (insurance, safety issues, church availability, etc) of the group. Members of EOO volunteer to   spend time on the committee after 6 months of EOO membership. Our group functions based on the parents making a commitment to the group. The Steering Committee is not responsible for setting up programs; these are set up by our members. This group generally has the following to offer homeschooling families:  Monthly Parent Support Weekly Classroom Type Programs Monthly Programs  - Chess group,  Game Group,   Classics Club, etc  One Time Programs - Science Fairs, Talent Shares, Pet Shows, Sculpting, etc.   Field Trips  Especially for Middle Schoolers and Up - Bi-weekly supervised fun  activities on Friday or Saturday nights Tickets and such - BSO and Theater Works tickets at school    prices, Scholastic book ordering, etc.  Updates to Legislation Umbrella Services - Within EOO we have connections with New Creation Academy (NCA) which is an umbrella service.  Communications by Newsletter and Yahoo Group.

 

Talbot Caroline Dorchester Queen Ann Kent Counties

Mid Shore Homeschoolers  This group is for all homeschoolers in Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent Counties of Maryland to be able to pass along information that may be useful to homeschoolers in this area

 

Delmarva  

homeschooling-delmarva   Homeschooling-Delmarva, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia's Eastern Shore - sharing homeschool information, events, resources, and general support. Everyone is welcome to join in regardless of reasons for homeschooling or researching homeschooling

 

Maryland, Cecil County

CeCoMDHomeschool Cecil County MD Homeschoolers is an inclusive group for all Cecil County Homeschoolers... everyone is welcome regardless of method or spiritual practice. Our group serves the purpose to help unite homeschoolers in our county, as well as answer questions from those who are considering homeschooling. Please no spamming, profanity, racism, or flaming. Be considerate of others and proofread before you post - it's hard to convey mood via email. Spammers will be banned from our group and their posts removed from the message listing. New members will be moderated initially - please, once you join the group, send an introductory message to the list. Once your message is reviewed and approved, you will be unmoderated. While we regret having to have this policy, it is necessary in order to avoid spam on the list. If you have a home-based business, you are welcome to advertise your business in your signature line.

 

Montogomery County

 

Horizonsco-opnews  Welcome to Horizons Homeschool Co-op Newsletter. This is a group set up to provide information about Horizons Homeschool Co-op to prospective members. You may also use this group to keep abreast of Horizons news if your family cannot join right now, but may be interested in the future.Horizons Homeschool Co-op is a dynamic, inclusive co-op, welcoming members from all faiths, races and educational styles. We believe that the most wonderful part of homeschooling is the opportunity to learn about others and ourselves in real-world situations. Horizons meets in North Potomac, in Montgomery County, Maryland. Our members come from Gaithersburg, Rockville, Germantown, Frederick, Mount Airy, and other nearby areas. Horizons is organized and run by homeschool parents. We meet every Thursday for the purpose of providing fun, creative activities and classes for preschool through high school ages. Each member takes an active part in planning activities, teaching or assisting in classes, or providing administrative support. Horizons Homeschool Co-op offers an assortment of parent-taught classes, as well as field trips, park days, social events, and a regular “Mom's Night Out.” Class offerings have included: Hands-on Science, Jason Project, Ecology, Creative Writing, Algebra, Ancient Egypt, Sign Language, Cooking, Family Math, Latin, Geography & Cultures, Chorus, Drawing, Crocheting, Before Five in a Row, and Preschool Sing & Sign.Please contact our Membership Coordinator at Horizonsco_opnews-owner@yahoogroups.com for more information about Horizons. The Coordinator will help you arrange to join us for a class day or activity to see if Horizons is a “fit” for your family. We are looking forward to being a part of your homeschool journey.Happy Learning! The Horizons Homeschool Co-op

 

Olney

 

Welcome Olney, Maryland homeschoolers! This is a place to support each other in our homeschooling, share resources, ask questions, create social opportunities for our children, or just talk about what you are doing in your homeschool. Whether you do Calvert, Charlotte Mason, on-line schooling, Well Trained Mind, unschooling, eclectic, or just fly by the seat of your pants, you are welcome here!

 

Maryland UFC                                We are an support group for unschoolers for the  Montgomery County Frederick County Area. Unschooling is not clearly defined by any one person, a pretty good definition can be found at www.unschooling.com in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, or at www.sandradodd.com/unschooling. Unschooling Family Connection was founded in order to to provide support for unschooling parents; and activities, socialization, and fun for the children. We have field trips, park days, celebrations, and online support.

 

Montogomery  and Fredrick  Area

 

Gaithersburg Area 

 

Horizons Homeschool CO-OP Horizons co-op     Horizons Home School Co-op is a newly created inclusive co-op of  homeschool parents sharing their talents and energies in a co-operative environment. We will meet every Thursday in the Gaithersburg, Maryland area for the purpose of providing fun, creative activities and classes so our children can celebrate the adventures of learning and exploring their world together. Our meeting place will be announced as soon as decided upon by the members. Check back regularly for updates.              At Horizons' each member takes an active part in planning activities such as park days, field trips and classes. A variety of classes and activities are organized by the parents for children of all ages to share and explore. These classes may include Art, Math, Music, Dance, Gym, Science, Reading, Language Arts and many others. The co-op offers a fun setting for parents and children to contribute their talents and interests as well as learn from those of their friends. Members are encouraged to expand our offerings by organizing and announcing new classes or activities as the need and interest presents itself.   Horizons Home School Co-op welcomes members from all faiths, races and educational styles. We believe that the most wonderful part of home-schooling is the opportunity to learn about others and ourselves in real-world situations. This is best done by actively pursuing friendship and support in an inclusive setting and learning from our diversity.           This is a moderated website. To join you must request permission from the Horizon website moderators. Following the request you will receive a Welcome e-mail with more information about our co-op and a questionnaire. You will be notified by e-mail of membership acceptance when we review your information. Happy Learning,  Horizons Home School Co-op

 

Upper Montogomery lower Fredrick Area

Upper Montogomery/ lower Fredric k County County Homeschool Community

Donna  Wallace, mdonnadesigns@hotmail.com  Welcome Homeschoolers! This group started out as the Germantown Homeschool Co-op, and has now been expanded to be the Upper Montgomery / Lower Frederick County Homeschool Group. This is a small group created by a homeschool mom who simply wants to bring social and educational activities within reach. Currently, we are offering several different programs and working our way to build many more. Over the next year or so, we plan to introduce a variety of programs. Please feel free to sign up, join our activities, and introduce some activities of your own. We'd love to see your activities, too! Welcome! Germantown Homeschool Co-op Moderator

 

St. Mary's County

 

St Mary's Open Homeschool  Welcome! We are a community of homeschoolers in St. Mary's County, who have gathered together on this list to support one another in HSing and HS-based events

 

Western  Maryland Virginia Pennsylvania

 

Western Md. homeschool group

Western Maryland Homeschool - HOMESCHOOL ROCKS!!!

 

NovaUnschoolers     NovaUnschoolers is an inclusive list for homeschoolers in the northern Virginia area to chat, find support and meet others, and those who are looking for information about homeschooling. This is an in inclusive list and is made up of unschoolers, eclectic, and relaxed homeschoolers. There are many ways to homeschool and in my view everyone has to make decisions for their families based on what they think best. I want everyone to feel welcome on this list and to have fun. I want people to find friends and to find support. This is not a debate board on how to homeschool or unschool so please be respectful. Membership to NovaUnschoolers is required to have access to the groups, and co-ops in the list.

 

Appalachian Regional Co-op We have an online discussion group where you can "meet" other homeschoolers and find out about activities and field trip opportunities. We host Mums night out, park days, science club, Jason Project, LifeSmarts, Creativity Group, Teen Tuesdays, Teen Movie Night and lots of other activities posted from day to day. Most activities take place in and around Washington and Frederick counties, MD along with Jefferson and Berkeley counties in WV. We also have members in southern PA and northern VA.
The group is open to all homeschooling philosophies, including self-directed and unschooling. We encourage everyone to plan an activity that is open to group members. To join the online group, send an email to: arc-homeschool-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

arc-homeschool                   Appalachian Regional Cooperative is an inclusive group of homeschoolers in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We welcome anyone interested in group activities for all ages. The group is open to all homeschooling philosophies, including self-directed and unschooling. We encourage everyone to plan an activity that is open to group members.

 

Groups with Special interest,  Teens,  Religion, Culture,  Lifestyle, Boys

 

AltlearnMapNetwork  This list is for Natural Learners and unschoolers from anywhere in the world who believe in child-led, natural learning. It is a list for those who are certain of their choice, and also for those who are learning to let go of school-at-home, and let their children lead the way. This Yahoo group is only one aspect of a bigger picture. Altlearn Map Network web siteThe web site links Natural Learning people, and support groups together from all over the world, by map. It also provides News, articles, research and many other useful resources. While there, click "Latest Information", to see updates for all parts of the website. About your subscription: To have your subscription to this group approved, you are requested to send a brief post to; AltlearnMapNetwork-owner@yahoogroups.com, including your name, where you live and a little about yourself and the learning environment you provide your children. Also please state why you would like to join this group.

 

 ***NEW GROUP***      MD homeschooling Special Needs    Welcome To MD Homeschooling Special Needs support group. This groups is for those families in Maryland who are homeschooling children with special need. This is a place to share ideas lend support and plan activities that would enrich our children's life's. Whether your child has Autism, Aspergers, learning, disables ADD, ADHD or other just plane high maintenance this groups is for you. We hope that by coming together in this group we can more easily share resources about special needs children. We can also come together to find and lend support in a common area as we homeschool. This is a private list not open to the public.

 

TheNaturalParentingGroup                  This group is for people that practice natural parenting. This is also a group for people with special needs children. This group is for anyone who follows their heart when it comes to their children

 

CircleHS  Circle of Friends is a successful homeschool group that offers activities, support, and fun to homeschoolers in Harford County Maryland and surrounding areas. Circle of Friends offers a Kindergarten Co-op, Fieldtrips, Crafts, Moms Nites, Family Picnics and more. We cater to creative, enthusiastic, homeschoolers of all styles that may be looking for a more "laid back" group. Our group offers a place of accepted diversity, we all work together to provide a more "secular" style group. We, in fact, are looking for those that may have tried other area groups and found them wonderful, but perhaps a bit too conservative or religious. Our current families are a little "crunchy", very fun, and very active. We celebrate parenting and homeschooling and we welcome new members as we continue to grow and learn together!

 

Maryland_HEARTS    This group was started as a Maryland chapter of Homeschoolers Educating, Assisting, & Reaching-out Through Service, begun in New Jersey by a homeschooling activist named Michele Pulis. This program encourages homeschooling families to get involved and to help make a difference. H.E.A.R.T.S.' purpose is to unite a very diverse group of homeschoolers in community service projects; and to generate increased public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of homeschoolers and homeschooling as a single focus - unrelated to any other issue. We are based in Hagerstown, in Washington County. We will use the national H.E.A.R.T.S. monthly schedule of projects, which you can access at the site below. The local recipient/s for each month's project will be posted on this discussion board. The current national website: http://www.H-E-A-R-T-S.org “Nationwide, homeschoolers consistently become involved in community outreach as part of their daily learning. The organization called H.E.A.R.T.S. was recently created in an effort to capitalize on this volunteer spirit by coordinating efforts – reaching beyond the barriers of religion, politics, educational philosophy, and distance.” --Updated Press Release - September, 2004 Community participation is always invited and appreciated

 

PHLiC-MD We are a group of families working together to make homeschooling our children a rewarding and communal experience. We offer reviews in cooperation with the New Creation Academy umbrella program using their group option, which satisfies Maryland legal requirements. Our group is secular in nature, and we hope to attract open-minded individuals, and those seeking a progressive environment in which they can grow and learn with their children. We are just getting started, so please contact us if you are interested in getting involved!

 

Baltimore Gifted                            A forum for families with gifted children living in the Baltimore area who would like to meet for activities and support

 

National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance      NAAHA is happy to bring to you the largest and most comprehensive website for African-American homeschoolers        Welcome    to the National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance. As active homeschoolers, we want other home school families to be well-informed, well-prepared and well-connected in order to provide the best home education for African-American children. NAAHA was created just for these reasons. Here, you will find links to all

 

AfricanAmericanHomeschoolers          Welcome to African American Homeschoolers! This group is for African American parents (or parents of African American children) who are homeschooling their children. It is also for parents looking to supplement their children's education with home study. We are open to all homeschooling philosophies (unschooling, packaged curriculum, eclectic, etc.) Please share your ideas for lesson plans, texts you've found helpful, websites, etc.; especially those that are specific to Africans/African Americans. Also, any items for sale (used and new) relative to homeschooling can be displayed here. Although we are an inclusive and diverse group, please keep in mind that the focus of this list is to support homeschooling from the African American perspective, and with African American children in mind. We thrive on participation so don't be shy about posting.

 

BWAAH   Welcome to Baltimore-Washington African American Homeschoolers. This group was created for African American homeschoolers in and around the Baltimore/Washington DC/Northern VA area to connect with one another. This is a central place where members of various support groups and/or individual homeschoolers in the area can learn from and help each other.  Please feel free to post events in the area, as well as curriculum ideas. This is an inclusive group, which means we welcome all homeschoolers regardless of method or religion.  We ask that members do not use this group to advertise or promote any business opportunities, no matter how well meaning they may seem (links in your signature are fine).  Please post an introduction when you join so that the other members may get to know you. Again, welcome to the group

 

Torah At Home  A support group for Jewish Home Educators in Montgomery County, Maryland

 

J-LIFT Jews Learning IS Fun Together This is an electronic forum for the planning and notification of homeschooling activities for Jewish families in the Baltimore area and beyond. We are an activity based group, and welcome the input and efforts of other motivated and dedicated parents.

 

JHS_MDDC  This list is meant to be a forum to allow Jewish home schoolers in Maryland, DC, and nearby areas to keep in touch and plan activities. Although there are national email lists for Jewish home schoolers this is a local group and I hope will focus on the specific area we live in.          Please be aware that many on this list are supporters of Israel and political discussions of the situation in Israel will occur, as will suggestions for supportive actions that may be taken by families and individuals.            Before you are accepted for membership I will need to know your real name, address and phone number. This is for our own protection as we are meeting each other through our different activities. This information will be confidential and kept only on my home computer, not the yahoo database.  This list is open to Jews of all levels of observance interested in home schooling their children.

 

 MD-TACAH  MD-TACAH (Teaching Autistic Children At Home) is a mailing list for parents in Maryland(Baltimore/Washington area) who are homeschooling children on the Autism Spectrum. We are a support group that regularly gets together for social activities for our children and discussion times for parents. Anyone already homeschooling or contemplating doing so is welcome to join.

 

Baltimore Washington Home Educators  Debate list BWHE-D                       This is a companion list to BWHE, intended for long discussions, opinions, and political or religious information which may spark debates inappropriate for the BWHE list. This list is un moderated and almost anything goes except for personal attacks. Only members of BWHE may join.

 

Baltimore Washington Home Educators for Teens BWHE Teens                   Welcome to Baltimore Washington DCHomeEducated Teens!  As you can plainly see, we're a group of teenagers (and their parents) living in the Baltimore/Washington DC area.  We're an inclusive group that plans events for each other and any homeschoolers interested. We've just updated the site, so make sure you take a close look!  And why not swing around the message board?  It's a great way to meet and greet your fellow BWHEer's

 

 Balt. Washington Home Ed ucation Teens    BWHomeEdTeens                  A list of home educated teens (ages 13 through 18) in the Baltimore/Washington area. A place for sharing experiences, meeting friends, and setting up events for the teens in our area.

 

 mdpateens  This group is for homeschooled teens (and their parents) in Maryland and Southern Pennsylvannia areas. The mission is to provide communication on interest-driven activities that fulfill social and educational needs of ages 13 and up that are home educated. Please post field trips, classes, and activites that will enable this age group to encounter other homeschooled teens in the area.
This group is open to all homeschoolers and we ask the members to be tolerant of various religious and political views.
To join this group, please click "Join." Please be sure you include in the note the following info: Your name, Teens' age, the area you live in, and what you want to achieve by joining this Yahoo group.

 

home schooling boys                               BOYS... whether you have one, two, three or more --- this is the

spot to discuss their special needs. You know, like LEGOS! To join our group you should be either homeschooling or VERY involved in your son's education. And you need to be able to identify what phrases like "dog pawing" mean. Hint: it's Lego-related. All kidding aside, this is a group of mostly homeschool Moms who are devoted to our sons. Who are on a constant search for resources & wisdom for raising young men with character, integrity --- preparing them for life. When you join,   please tell us a little about yourself! This is foundationally a Christian list, but people of all faiths are

welcomed. Your hosts are the Idoni family (with 5 sons) and the Hitchcock family (with 6 sons) --- Having a gazillion boys is NOT a prerequisite for joining, though...Everyone with a concern for raising young men healthy in mind, body and spirit is welcome! (By the way, if you are new to homeschooling you should check out our  page for great homeschooling info!) Looking forward to getting to know you! Your moderators. Heather I. Jodi W. Susan H.

 

MACHE Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators   Maryland  Association of Christian Home Educators P.O. Box 417 Clarksburg, MD 20871
301.607.4284
info@machemd.org

 

 Christian Educators Network Evangelizing, Equipping, and discipling our children, so that the church remains faithful into the next generation.

military-homeschool                   This list is a place for military persons and their families who homeschool to come together.We have such unique opportunities and situations! This list is to support, encourage, swap curriculum, and pray for encouragement and praise our blessings too.

ChurchofChristHomeschoolers                This list is for members of the Churches of Christ who also homeschool. It's purpose is to share questions, information, encouragement, and fellowship among fellow Christian homeschoolers who share the same basic views of God's word. Here are some basic tenets of what we believe. 1) We respect the Bible as God's Book. 2) We recognize distinctions between the Old Testament and the New Testament. 3) We worship without the use of instruments of music. 4) We include in worship the Lord's Supper on a weekly basis. 5) We teach and practice baptism by immersion for the remission of sins. 6) We believe that the New Testament teaches a congregational type of church Government. 7) We stress that the Bible makes use of the name "Christian." 8) We stress that the Bible teaches godliness, holiness, and abstinence from the world. 9) We stress the importance of benevolent work and evangelistic work to relieve human suffering and share the gospel with the lost.

 

KALEIDOSCOPE (Baltimore Educating At Home)--  Treasurer/New Subscriptions: Misty Muhammad, 410-284-7349. Newsletter  submissions: Sheila Ruth, sruth@cinnamontoast.net, 410-747-8254. Kaleidoscope has  been a loose support group in the Baltimore area for many years, although it has been less active in recent years. Kaleidoscope has always been all-inclusive; covering the entire Baltimore metro area and not limited to a particular region, religion, or homeschooling style.  The meeting was held to determine if there was an interest in a revived Kaleidoscope, and what its role and form would be. Kaleidoscope could have the following mission:- To provide community and support to homeschoolers in the Baltimore-wide area- To reach out to the many homeschoolers in the area who are not "plugged in" to any of the homeschooling networks- To provide activities for the underserved teen population as well as for children- To provide a forum for coordination and communication between the regional and other support groups in the area- Through this coordination with the other support groups, to provide a larger base of homeschoolers for scheduling activities that require a larger number of people; also to work with museums, parks, and other institutions to encourage them to provide programs for homeschoolers One of the things that came out of the meeting was the need to upgrade Kaleidoscope to make better use of the Internet, but also to continue  to provide "offline" lines of communication and "in person" meetings. Although the majority of members are online, it is important to remember that there are still people without Internet access, and even those who have Internet access still have a need for personal human connection and community. Kaleidoscope membership will include the following:- Monthly support and planning meetings, some of which will be evening "adults only" meetings and some of which will be daytime meetings with children invited.- Access to private Kaleidoscope events as well as larger metro-wide events and activities provided through coordination with other support groups and institutions- Membership in a private Yahoo email group- Access to a private, members-only database of homeschooling families, viewable by name, zip code, or children's ages- Access to an online calendar as described above. Membership for2004-2005 will be $10 per family for the year. This would NOT include a paper newsletter or calendar mailed through postal mail. If you wish to receive a paper copy of the calendar mailed monthly, the membership fee would be $15 for the year; the additional $5 would be used to cover the cost of copying and postage. Leaders of other support groups in the Baltimore area (mainly Baltimore City and County, Howard County, and Northern Arundel County) would be given free membership in Kaleidoscope to facilitate communication. They would also be given their own calendar as described above for posting events. This message is getting long so I will post more in another message. For more information about Kaleidoscope, please contact me (Sheila Ruth) at sruth@cinnamontoast.net or Martha  Yalov at eyalov@cs.com.

 

state home schooling organizations.              These organizations are excellent resources for getting started in your state and for information on registering your home schooled child, if required in your state. Most state organizations also sponsor an annual conference where there is a wealth of information and resources for new and seasoned homeschoolers alike.


 

Educational Support Groups

 

Nebelselementaryeducation                        Nebel's Elementary Education Tapestry of learning    Welcome. This site is for users of Nebel's Elementary Education manual. This manual makes the bridge between using a child-centered, experiential approach to learning, which captures children's interest and enthusiasm, and presenting an academically rigorous curriculum. Over 200 simple exercises are presented in a systematic sequence that will facilitate guiding children step by step toward developing a comprehensive, integrated understanding in all subject areas as well as gaining superior mastery the traditional 3Rs and critical thinking. Suggestions for inculcation of values is included. Through this e-group you are invited to ask questions, offer suggestions, and share experiences with other users regarding your using and your children's learning from this curriculum. I, the author, will be on hand to help to the extent of my ability. With regards, Bernie Nebel

 

 Classical Secular History  This group is for homeschooling parents who are teaching history. We loosely follow the book The Well Trained Mind. Their history has four categories: Ancients (5000 b.c - 400 a.d.); Medieval - Early Renaissance (400 - 1600); Late Renaissance - Early Modern (1600 - 1850); Modern (1850 to present). For history we use Story of the World all Volumes, Usborne book of World History, Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, Child's History of the World, lots of fiction and nonfiction books, and lots of other resources (games, movies, computer games, etc). But this group can be for anyone studying history. This is not a religious group, this group is open to people of any faith or non-faith. Please understand that there will be no religious debate on this list.   Keywords: homeschool, homeschooling, homeschoolers, home school, classical education, TWTM, WTM, The Well Trained Mind, Ancient history, Medieval History, Middle Ages, Renaissance History, Modern History, secular, inclusive, open, literature, Great Books, fiction, nonfiction.

 

Homeschool Links letter HS_LINKletter                         Link letter is a combination of LINKS and letters/articles dealing with home schooling .. the LINKletter should come out weekly .. you may send anything of interest to HSLINKS@aol.com .. although this is primarily HS .. HSing can cover a lot of subjects    LINKS:  if you could include the URL along with the hyperLINK it would be nice .. reviews of sites pro or con also accepted .. let me know when they don't go through what are you studing? what LINKS do YOU need? LETTERS: anything dealing with education, style of learning, child developement, HINTS for HSing appreciated at all times. Find a web site or created one? LET ME KNOW ..Want to LINK up with other parents in your state/country write a LETTER.   As we know HSing covers a wide base letters can be just about on anything .. if you have a list or are on one that you think will be of interest send in the info .. got a new CD that you love or hate give a review what do you know for subject / study for grade levels?? THE RULE:TOLERANCE TO ALL this is not religion orientated therefore I will have LINKS on creationism as well as Big Bang .. ditto on groups and loops anything from Christian - Pagan - Muslim & Jewish

 

 Lesson Theme of the Week      Welcome to the Lesson Theme of the Week email group. There will be posted every weekend a complete lesson plan for all ages. Each lesson plan will include all subjects including an art project based around a certain subject. Through out the week everyone is welcome to add other sites that they have found that others could also use with that weeks lesson theme in mind.

 

Classical Secular History            This group is for homeschooling parents who are teaching history. We loosely follow the book The Well Trained Mind. Their history has four categories: Ancients (5000 b.c - 400 a.d.); Medieval - Early Renaissance (400 - 1600); Late Renaissance - Early Modern (1600 - 1850); Modern (1850 to present). For history we use Story of the World all Volumes, Usborne book of World History, Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, Child's History of the World, lots of fiction and nonfiction books, and lots of other resources (games, movies, computer games, etc). But this group can be for anyone studying history. This is not a religious group, this group is open to people of any faith or non-faith. Please understand that there will be no religious debate on this list. Keywords: homeschool, homeschooling, homeschoolers, home school, classical education, TWTM, WTM, The Well Trained Mind, Ancient history, Medieval History, Middle Ages, Renaissance History, Modern History, secular, inclusive, open, literature, Great Books, fiction, nonfiction.

 

Homeschool Used books                                HOMESCOOL-USED-BOOKS is a message board for parents and educators to list their used HOMESCHOOL related materials. This site is to be appropriate for all ages and is only a message board. All negotiations, prices, guarantees are STRICTLY between buyer and seller. As a parent who home educates her children, I know how important it is to find AFFORDABLE materials that are in good shape and reusable. My own children use the ABEKA curriculum which is a wonderful CHRISTIAN based program. I welcome parents who wish to sell their USED privately owned curriculum materials at FAIR prices to other parents of home educated children. This site is NON-COMMERCIAL. Thank you. Leann Carey mamataz69@aol.com

 

Recycled Learning Homeschool            This list if for individuals who wish to buy, sell, or trade USED homeschool supplies & curricula. Home businesses that deal in used curricula are welcome to post coupons and sales. This list is an extension of RecycledLearning.com, your online source for new & used homeschool books and supplies.

 

 educationallinks                                                  Welcome to my group. This list has been formed for anyone needing educational resources for homeschool or to supplement a public or private school education. These links may also be of interest to anyone wanting to further their own knowledge. I will occasionally post articles of interest as well. All posts are moderated, feel free to suggest resources or make a request. The more we share the more we learn.

 

home school resource               Welcome to the Homeschool Resource e group. This group is set up to inform all homeschoolers about local and current events that are happening in your area or surrounding area in the state of VA only. This information is to help you in choosing activities, events and other things for yourself and your children. The main purpose of this e-group is to network and let others know about certain events, upcoming shows, classes and other things pertaining to homeschooling. Disclaimer: This is an open group for everyone regardless of religion, if something does not pertain to you please delete it. You are welcome to join and we would appreciate any info. that you would like to share with everyone about events that you know about. So pass the word around and lets make this a wonderful resource of information and activities for us all. So enjoy and lets make this a great e-group. Check out the links - There are links to other websites. Thank you and enjoy.       

homeschool_stuff                   The free sharing of homeschool resources and materials (emphasis on web based resources). Open to all persons that homeschool, are considering homeschooling, or are interested in the education of children.

ClickSchooling                                                    GET ONE, FUN, EDUCATIONAL WEB SITE RECOMMENDATION A DAY!    
ClickSchooling searches the Net to bring you one, terrific educational website each day: Monday-Math; Tuesday-Science; Wednesday-Language Arts; Thursday-History & Social Studies; Friday Virtual Field Trips; and Weekends are for Electives -- Art, Music, Foreign Languages and more!

 

krampf                                 Weekly science experiments that can be done with household items. Topics vary from physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, etc. Most are easy enough for young students, and most can be adapted for older students and adults.

 

The Link Lady             Welcome to my group. This list has been formed for anyone needing educational resources for homeschool or to supplement a public or private school education. These links may also be of interest to anyone wanting to further their own knowledge. I will occasionally post articles of interest as well. All posts are moderated, feel free to suggest resources or make a request. The more we share the more we learn.

 

postcardkids                       PLEASE NOTE: TO JOIN please email me at rancherma@yahoo.com introducing your family to me to keep us safe here at postcard kids. Otherwise you will be sent a rejection letter with the same message. Thanks! Geography postcard project for children. Just started in October 2002 to help children enhance their Geographic studies and even some history through sending postcards from their local area to other postcard kids around the world learning about their home of residence around the globe. Track the ones you get by tacking a pin on to a State map or create a scrapbook album. Kids, teens, school classroom, home schoolers, even a grandparent can join to help out. TO JOIN remember Please don't subscribe here. Write to  Rancherma@yahoo.com and introduce you and your family to me, where your from etc... We avoid spam this way.

Rules before joining
1. Must be willing to send at least 10 postcards or more. Stay on as long as you wish to help out and collect more.
2. Must have the post cards on hand before joining the group. Recommended you have post cards with historical input. Example, historical site, state bird, state flower, historical monument, even a funny post card is encouraged.
3. Failure to send out a post card within a month time frame will get you banned from the group. Recommend to send it out within a week from the email you get. 4.No spamming! No forwarding virus alerts or chain mails. Lets keep it post card geography related topics How to join: . Please write to rancherma@yahoo.com introducing your family to me and asking to join. Please be patient I do this in my spare time.

 

 HOME SCHL-USED -BOOKS    HOMESCHL-USED-BOOKS is a message board for parents and educators to list their used HOMESCHOOL related materials. This site is to be appropriate for all ages and is only a message board. All negotiations, prices, guarantees are STRICTLY between buyer and seller. As a parent who home- educates her children, I know how important it is to find AFFORDABLE materials that are in good shape and reusable. My own children use the ABEKA  curriculum which is a wonderful CHRISTIAN based program. I welcome parents who wish to sell their USED privately owned curriculum materials at  FAIR prices to other parents of home educated children. This site is NON-COMMERCIAL.   Thank you. Leann Carey mamataz69@aol.com

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Homeschoolers and the Howard County LibraryHHCPL                                       This email list will provide a way for the Howard County Public Library (Maryland) to communicate library information to area homeschoolers. To minimize email volume, it is tentatively planned that this will be an announcements list, not a discussion list, with the subject strictly limited to Howard County Library issues. It is also planned that communication will be one-way: i.e., from the Library to homeschoolers. Messages will be moderated to ensure this. Archives of messages posted on the list are PUBLIC. Membership on this list is particularly appropriate for homeschoolers who are newsletter editors or e-list moderators for their homeschool groups, but all area homeschoolers are welcome, as are Howard County Library staff. Homeschoolers are encouraged to disseminate information received from this list to

their various homeschool groups.

 

Homeschool to College  This is a group for homeschool parents to freely discuss issues related to preparing high school students for successful transition to college. Posts can include but are not limited to high school course work, transcripts, college applications, financial aid, etc.

 

Home School Sports Network  Join In With Thousands of Homeschool Athletes, Start Your Own Team Organize Your Own Homeschool Sports Program, Articles and Stories  A listing of homeschool sports teams across the country Discussion and Forums on the topic of homeschool sports 

 

HS FRIENDLY COLLEGE LIST

 

 

                

 

 

Resources  for  Special Need Families

 

MDhomeschoolingSpecialNeeds  Welcome To MD Homeschooling Special Needs support group. This groups is for those families in Maryland who are homeschooling children with special need. This is a place to share ideas lend support and plan activities that would enrich our children's life's. Whether your child has Autism, Aspergers, learning, disables ADD, ADHD or other just plane high maintenance this groups is for you. We hope that by coming together in this group we can more easily share resources about special needs children. We can also come together to find and lend support in a common area as we homeschool. This is a private list not open to the public

 

Johns Hopkins University has a center for talented youth which is open to homeschoolers:

 

Kids Of Deaf Adults                           Maryland Metro KODA strives to provide various fun activities for families, offer workshops for parents to help their children with the dual identity process, and to form an unity between hearing kids and Deaf parents in a group setting. Our past activities have included fall festival pumpkin farm gathering, our traditional holiday party, ice skating party, annual summer picnic gathering, and many more.

 

 Homeschool_SpecialNeedsKidz         This is a group for those who live in the USA, who are homeschooling a "special needs" child, ages 5-19.Whether your child has ADHD, a learning disability, dyslexia, emotional or neurological disorder (bipolar, tourette syndrome, autism, anxiety disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, etc), then this group is for you. Grab a cup of coffee and sit down here for a bit, and share your life and experiences with others who are going through the same things. Here you will find encouragement, teaching ideas, friendship, advice, and acceptance. Many homeschooling groups don't understand what families go through, who have a special needs child. Here, we can help our child to fulfill his or her full potential.

 

Special-needs-homeschool · Home Schooling Special Needs Children   Our focus is homeschooling families with at least one special needs child. Most of our members have medically fragile children dealing challenges in speech, motor development and learning disabilities. We homeschool full time or part of the time. Topics include: curricula, speech, feeding issues, OT, PT, "other" sibling survival strategies, staying  "sane "(whatever that is??)

 

AS-HFA-homeschool               This community is open to families who have a child with Asperser's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism and homeschool, full or part-time...or you are seriously considering homeschooling. This is an open minded group and is open to all families regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or teaching style. We want everyone to feel welcome and supported here.    Topics of discussion include,  though  not limited to: topics related to AS & HFA, homeschool challenges, sharing successes, support for hard  issues, sibling issues, transition to homeschooling, therapies, curriculum choices, issues related to giftedness,  etc.   PLEASE NOTE: This group has been created solely for parents and guardians of children on the spectrum to find parent-to-parent support. Therefore, professionals are invited to join *only* if they are the primary caregiver to a child on the spectrum and agree to post only from that realm rather than that of a professional. This group has a monthly posting requirement. Chronic lurkers will be unsubscribe.

 

Internet Resources for Homeschooling Gifted Students

 

www.homeschoolingBOYS.com

 

Homeschooling Plus Home-Educating special needs children  This list is for families who are Home-Educating special needs children. We are here to support, encourage and learn from one another as we share our experiences, our struggles and our successes. We discuss many aspects of our lives here and little is considered "off-topic".

 

Some diagnoses found here are Tourette Syndrome (TS), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD - ADHD), Bipolar Disorder (BP), Autism, Aspergers (AS), Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID), Dysinhibition Syndrome, various Learning Disorders (LDs), Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Dyslexia, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) and PDD-NOS (Not Otherwise Specified), Schizoeffective / Schizoaffective Disorder, Mosaic Down Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma (JPA), Borderline Personality Disorder / Personality Disorder, Seizures, Epilepsy and more...

 

                             

 

Homeschool Achievement testing

 

New SAT Preparation Center - SAT Practice Tests

 

bjup.com -- Testing Achievement Testing  We offer the same Iowa and Stanford achievement tests and companion learning/school abilities tests typically used in public and private schools across the country. Please be aware that you are responsible to meet and fulfill your state and local requirements for testing. If you are unsure what your state requires, please check with your state home school group or local school board for detailed information

 

Bayside School Services - Home Page  Donny & Sandy Ball's Bayside School Services offers the best do-it-yourself standardized achievement tests, available all year. As graduated home schooling parents and test providers for 13 years, we know how important fair prices, easy ordering, accurate order processing, and prompt mailing of results can be

Seton Home Study School - Standardized Testing  Standardized Tests
Available for home schoolers CAT-E Survey Tests

 

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Form A - Home The ITBS Form A measures the skills and achievement of students from Kindergarten through grade 8. Developed at The University of Iowa and backed by a tradition of more than 70 years of educational research and test development experience, the ITBS provides an in-depth assessment of students’ achievement of important educational objectives. Tests in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and information sources yield reliable and comprehensive information both about the development of students’ skills and about their ability to think critically.

 

Iowa Test of Basic Skills -The Olympian  Students in Grades 3 and 6 participated in the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS). Score trends for each South Sound school district are listed here. More results and information can be found at the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Website: http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/.

 

Hewitt Homeschooling Resources   Personalized Achievement Summary System for Grades 3 through 8 You may be concerned with the stresses involved in various testing programs and the destructive labeling that sometimes follows. Yet you know that an evaluative tool is important in determining whether your student is progressing and in judging what learning objectives still need to be met. For the home-schooling parent there is an added area of concern. You sometimes question your ability to teach your student or perhaps more accurately, to know whether your teaching methods are adequate to meet his or her scholastic needs. Testing will identify strengths and weaknesses in your student's skills and can be a confidence booster for you and your student.  The PASS Test was developed specifically for home schoolers. It has certain similarities to other achievement tests in that it estimates student achievement in the subjects of reading, language, and math. But is has important differences. It introduces four major improvements over most achievement tests presently available:

Hand in Hand Standardizing testing Maryland Testing Services

 

Educational Camps

                         

 

Chelonia Eco-Adventures   Chelonia Eco-Adventures are highly personalized student travel, home school, and family programs providing first hand experiences in the incredible underwater worlds and natural tropical habitats of the Florida Keys, Mexico, and Costa Rica.  Students will have the rare opportunity to work with local experts and researchers in exciting activities that include snorkeling, kayaking, wetland slogging, coral reef studies, sea turtle and crocodilian research, estuary studies, cultural field trips, invertebrate labs, and more. These programs are designed for ages 10 and higher with the exception of family trips for recommended ages 6 and up .    Phone: 410-279-5416  Fax: 410-421-5825   E-mail: msb@cheloniaeco-adventures.com   www.cheloniaeco-adventures.com

 

College for Kids at Towson University  on the Towson University campus

College For Kids Courses  July 26 - 30, 2004 Fabulous Frogs  4 year olds and entering Kindergarten ,  Digging Dinosaurs  Entering 1st and 2nd grades , Building Big  Entering 2nd and 3rd grades  ,  Gastronomical Chemistry  Entering 2nd and 3rd grades , Sensational Senses Entering 3rd and 4th grades,  China  Excursion  3rd and 4th grades , Forensic Science  Entering 4th and 5th grades  ,  Mysterious Meteorology  Entering 5th and 6th grades,  Bizarre Biotechnology Entering 5th and 6th grades ,  Parenting the Gifted Child (for parents of children enrolled in College for Kids)

 

Ultimate Watersports Camp   Ultimate Watersports has opened registration for our 2004 Summer Camps. Your son or daughter will learn to windsurf, kayak, and sail while under the supervision of the one-of-a-kind Ultimate Watersports instructors.

 

Camp Friendship Camp Friendship is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains on 720-acres in central Virginia.  A variety of quality programs offer boys and girls, ages 6-16, an opportunity to experience the best summer possible - full of FUN and Friendships!               

Summer Camp Programs  Mini Camp, ages 6-8     Junior Village, ages 7-12   Senior Village,  ages 13-16      Challenge/Adventure  Program, ages 11-16     Equestrian Program  girls, ages 10-16    Sports Specialized Programs:  Golf, Tennis & Gymnastics  Year Round Programs Family Camp 1-800-873-3223   FAX   (434) 589-5880  info@campfriendship.co

 

Camp Bravo  On the grounds of Towson University, Towson, Maryland

 

Earth Treks: The Region's Largest Indoor Climbing Gym Summer Climbing Day Camp

Just for Youth - Science Technology Engineering Program  SUMMER CAMP 2004 GRADES 3 – 8 Located on UMBC campus  JUNE 28 – AUGUST 6 9:00 – 3:00 (Extended Day available) 1 Robotics • Hover Crafts   2 Web Design  •  Hot Air Balloons  3 Animation  •  Solar Racers 4 Field Trips  •  Digital Photography

MAD SCIENCE OF BALTIMORE 1914 Towson Ave. Baltimore MD 21222 410-284-1400 Contact: Amy Miller Email:  msbaltimore@erols.com Fax:  410-284-8677

 

Capital Camps - Where Jewish camping builds Jewish identity Capital Camps & Retreat Center is an independent non-profit organization (501C).  The camp is a Beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, an American Camping Association (ACA) accredited camp and a member agency of the JCC Association.  The main purpose of the camp is to provide a summer camp program for children and retreat opportunities to the Jewish community.  The camp is located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and the winter offices are located in Rockville, Maryland with close ties to both the Baltimore and Northern Virginia communities.

 

American Camping Association - Summer camp enriches children's lives!

Space Camp, Aviation Challenge         Aerospace Museum - US Space & Rocket Center.

Space Camp, Aviation Challenge,

 

                          

  

            Home School Clubs

 

marylandhomeschoolbikingclub  THIS GROUP IS FOR ANY WHO IS AN EXPERIENCED BIKER OR JUST INTERESTED IN BIKING. WE WILL BE SHARING INFO ON BIKES, BIKE HIKES, AND ANYTHING TO DO WITH BIKING. WE WILL ALSO BE ORGANIZING BIKE TRIPS. ANYONE WITH AN INTERST IN BIKING WHO LIVE IN MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, AND WEST VIRGINA ARE WELCOME HERE. HAPPY BIKING!!!!!! OTHER GROUPS OF INTEREST:

 

 

marylandhomeschoolhikingclubTHIS GROUP IS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS IN MARYLAND WHO ARE INTERESTED IN HIKING OR ALREADY HIKE. WE WILL SHARE INFO ON HIKING AND ORGANIZE SMALL HIKES AS WELL AS LONGER ONES. ANY AGES ARE WELCOME AS WE HAVE MANY SKILL LEVELS AND CAN WORK AROUND THAT. FOLKS IN MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE. HAPPY HIKING!!!!! OTHER GROUPS OF INTEREST

 

Celebrate_the_States This list is the meeting place for Celebrate the States, a geography club meeting at Elkridge Library once a month on Fridays.

 

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