• Parents may choose to educate their children at home, rather than enrolling them in a traditional public or private school.  AACPS supports home instruction in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations known as COMAR.


  • Mother and father teaching their three children at home with workbooks, computer, globe and additional school supplies.

    The ABCs of State Requirements for Home Instruction

    1. Parents must notify the local public school system of their decision to home-school each student. Each year, they must notify the school system of their decision to continue or discontinue home schooling.

    2. Students must receive regular, thorough instruction from the parent in each of the following subjects:
      • Reading/Language arts
      • Mathematics
      • Social Studies
      • Science
      • Art
      • Music
      • Physical Education
      • Health (May be incorporated through science or physical education)  
      • Students at the secondary level may substitute alternative electives of choice for art, music, and physical education.

    3. Home instruction must be supervised, either by the local public school system or by a private organization approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

    Additional Educational Opportunities Through Programs of Choice

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools offers a variety of Magnet, Charter, and Contract schools to provide students a variety of educational choices.  These programs are available to families who reside in Anne Arundel County only. For further details, including brochures, videos, program requirements, and how to apply, please go to www.aacps.org/magnet.



  • Fall 2019 Home Instruction Program Reviews

    Fall Portfolio Reviews will be conducted from Oct 16th through November 22nd at the Ft. Meade Youth Services Building, the Board of Education (Annapolis), and area libraries.  You are required to participate in either a Fall 2019 Review OR a Winter 2020 Review in order to maintain compliance with COMAR 13A.10.01.01. Two Portfolio Reviews are required each academic year.  If you are new to home instruction, we encouage participation in a Fall Review.

    Please sign up for a review date, time and location using the link below.  Sign up for an individual review time for each of your children.  For example, if you have three children, please sign up for three consecutive review times.

    Please be aware that fall reviews are not required.  If there are no convenient locations/time slots available, or if you choose not to review in the fall, you will be able to schedule your first semester review in January/February.  Notices will be sent to families and posted on this site when sign-ups for winter reviews begin.


    Parent Letter

    Click Here for Sign-Up Genius Links



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