Experience a new WAY TO homeschool

HCHC Leadership Academy, is a private,  homeschooling co-op that welcomes students in grades K thru 10. Families seeking a better alternative to public school will find a warm, supportive, and caring environment that focuses on child-led learning.


With so many challenges facing public schools today -- class sizes, bullying, lack of outside time, excessive homework, COVID -- you may be asking yourself, "Is there a better way?"


Students meet for real-world and hands-on application of lessons and coursework. We schedule various field trips to bring studies to life – Charlotte Mason style.

Certified Umbrella Group

We provide legal legitimacy to your homeschool program with supervision and annual portfolio reviews scheduled in January and June. Join and benefit from resources and support.


HCHC provides rich instruction in math, science, art, music, foreign language, and environmental studies. The program uses curricula taught by certified tutors in a relaxed, group environment.

Frequently asked questions

Here are simple answers to the most frequently asked questions.  HCHC serves and supports homeschooling families during (and beyond) COVID-19. Read more

Our certified tutors and instructors supplement courses with secular curriculum from platforms such as Khan Academy, Education.com, Calico, and Kahoot (among others). You’re encouraged to use whichever curriculum works best for your family.

We schedule several group field trips throughout the year to landmark and historical sites in Baltimore, Annapolis, and the Washington, D.C. area. We balance-out the virtual school experience with a Charlotte Mason, real-world approach. Click here to view our social calendar on Meetup.

Students log into a Zoom classroom and interact with a LIVE teacher once a week. Assignments are given and students are expected to engage in study at least 30-minutes each day per subject.

No, we offer in-person classes held at our Columbia facility and outdoors at local parks and farms.

Click here to register for classes anytime of year.

The majority of our students are ages 8 to 12, but we provide instruction for K-8. We’re currently expanding our program to include high school courses and provide HS transcripts and certified diplomas by Fall 2023.

Yes, HCHC’s Leadership Academy is registered with the MSDE to supervise home instruction. We’re an approved Maryland Umbrella Group that provides virtual and annual reviews throughout the state of Maryland.

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Our members say

“My kids and I have really enjoyed being a part of this community through the gatherings and field trips with the meetup, and being involved in the co-op classes. I recommend the meetup group and the co-op classes!”
Emily Lujano
Unschooling Mom of 3
"Loved the group for socializing and classes. My daughter loves the robotics class and recess. We found the children and the parents to be very welcoming. So happy we found this group!"
Ana Gabrea
Working Mom of 2
“Really thoughtful and well done classes! Instructors were very prepared and classes were well controlled. I was thankful kids were encouraged by the teacher to stay on task and that she held their attention. Very well done!"
Jenny Novak
Military Mom of 2
"As a mom homeschooling multiple age levels I have benefited immensely from the support and friendship of the other families who are members!"
Katy Miller
Homemaker Mom of 4
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