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Registration Form for New Homeschooled Students

Forms are Currently Accepted for the 2023-2024 School Year
To submit notification of homeschooling for 2024-2025, we respectfully request that you submit your form on/after July 1, 2024.

Providing Notification 

Parents/guardians may provide homeschooling notification by submitting an electronic form through Focus, the system used by Baltimore County Public Schools to maintain and protect student information, or by submitting a paper notification form. 

For the 2023-2024 school year, notification forms are accepted for students: 

  • born on or before September 1, 2018

  • are under the age of 18

  • live in Baltimore County (to verify your address, please check Boundary Finder)

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If a student currently attends Baltimore County Public Schools and the parent/guardian wishes to withdraw the student to homeschool, the parent/guardian should access Focus through the BCPS website or Schoology and select the Homeschooling Notification Form in the section, Forms 

This short video will provide information and step-by-step directions:
 
Submitting Notification Form Through Focus - WD from BCPS.mp4
Or 
Print, complete, and submit this paper form, Accessible Notification Form with COMAR June 2020.pdfby e-mail or USPS. 

If you need assistance, please contact the office of the Home Schooling Program ([email protected] or 443-809-2896). 

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If you are new to Baltimore County and submitting electronic homeschooling notification for a new homeschooled student (not currently enrolled in BCPS), please view this short video to assist you with this process: Creating a Parent Portal and Submitting Notification via Focus.mp4

For step-by-step written directions, click here: Creating a Parent Portal and Submitting Notification via Focus.pdf


To begin creating your portal and submitting your form, click here: Parent Portal.  
Or 
Print, complete, and submit this paper form, Accessible Notification Form with COMAR June 2020.pdf,
 
by e-mail or USPS.

If you need assistance, please contact our office ([email protected] or 443-809-2896). 

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Understanding the Regulations

Prior to submitting a homeschooling notification form, parents/guardians should inform themselves of  Maryland's homeschooling regulations by viewing the Video Series: The Home Instruction Process in Maryland, located on the Home Schooling main webpage and by reading: COMAR 13A.10.01.01.-.05.pdf & MSDEFAQ22.pdf
















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