Private Homeschool Preparatory School

HCHC’s Leadership Academy is a private online K-12 prep school partnered with Liberty University; providing homeschoolers with a high-quality, online and real-world, blended education. See how HCHC prepares homeschoolers for high school, college and beyond.

Sampling
of Courses

Math, language arts, science, history, art, music, world languages, and other electives for homeschool students.

Featuring over 160 courses — from preschool to advanced high school — there’s something for every student.

Health I

Topics covered include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and nutritional health.

Robotics & Coding

Teacher uses hands-on projects to teach students engineering, programming and electronics.

College Prep

Allows students to start the process of planning and preparing for college.

Culture Club

Student learn world culture and the ancient history of countries: Poland, Germany, and Belarus.

Keyboard/Piano

Students master chord progressions, time signatures, scales and soloing techniques.

Spanish I

Mastery of basic themes with an introduction into advanced grammatical concepts.

Chemistry

The course focuses on the other basic principles of matter, their properties, and reactions.

Algebra I

Emphasis on solving equations, including linear, quadratic, inequalities, multi-step, etc.

Online Homeschooling,

Done Your Way

We understand the challenges and rewards of homeschooling. That’s why HCHC’s Leadership Academy blends online and offline courses to enhance and supplement what’s taught at home. We stand with your desire to bring a social balance and high-level of excellence to your child’s education.

Real World Learning

WEDNESDAYS ON THE FARM | ORGANIC FARMING 101

Students work on an organic farm. Real life learning occurs through planting, harvesting and studying animal and earth science.

WEDNESDAYS @ 10AM-12PM | Sept. 2 – May 12

Learning thru Play

 

Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors.

Families are led by a certified Tinkergarten leader for play-based, nature classes that help develop core life skills in young children.

FRIDAYS @ 10AM – 11:15AM | July 10 – August 28

Achieve Sports Goals

Similar to golf, fencing is an individual sport that demands logic, focus and intense concentration.

Students participate in what is referred to as “physical” chess;  learning both technique and the history of this highbrow sport.

WEDNESDAYS @ 1PM – 2:30PM | Sep. 2 – May 12

Loved the group for socializing and classes… “

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, Real Estate Agent

FAQ

We cut right to the chase. Here are clear and quick answers to our most frequently asked questions.

– Education ministry seeking to serve and support families homeschooling during (and beyond) the COVID-19 pandemic.

What curriculum do you use?

Full-time students receive a Christian-based curriculum online via Liberty University. Part-time students receive a non-religious, blended-education based on the Charlotte Mason method.

Are there any field trips?

We schedule several school field trips throughout the year. They’re an excellent way for parents and students to socialize face-to-face. We balance-out the virtual school experience with a Charlotte Mason, real-world learning approach.

How do online courses work?

Students are expected to complete one (1) hour of schoolwork per subject on a daily basis. They’re expected to attend virtual classroom sessions as scheduled.

 

Is everything taught online?

No, we have real-world courses available:

  • Culture Club (Ellicott City, MD)
  • Organic Farming (Ellicott City. MD)
  • The Art of Fencing (Catonsville, MD)
  • Tinkergarten (Columbia, MD)

What's the age range?

The majority of our students are ages 8 to 12 years old, but we provide instruction for K-12, including college prep courses and dual-enrollment for juniors and seniors in high school. Transcripts and college credit provided to HS graduates.

Do you do portfolio reviews?

Yes, we’re registered with the MSDE to supervise home instruction; Approved Maryland Umbrella Group, that provides virtual and annual reviews.

Real World Courses

Courses take place offline at different brick n’ mortar locations throughout Howard County and its surrounding areas. Students are expected to meet on location weekly with classmates and instructors.

Enhanced Online Courses

An excellent option for students who want teacher interaction and accountability. Learning happens in real time. Instructors and students interact via a virtual platform for online lessons.

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