Umbrella Group

Providing legal legitimacy for your homeschool program.

Online or In-Person

Offering small learning pods of up to eight (8) students.

8-Week Classes

Making tuition affordable for homeschooling families.

Supplemental Courses

Enrich your curriculum with subjects required by COMAR 13A.10.10.01.

Students benefit greatly from the social interaction with peers in group classes.

Health & Safety

Topics include “Stranger Danger,” fire and home safety, and nutritional health.

Economics

Teacher introduces topics that include the stock market, labor unions, finance, and marketing.

Chess Club

Open to all skill levels. Learn strategies and about historic chess players – Tournaments.

Language Arts

Students hike in the woods while listening to their weekly lesson via podcast. Socratic Method discussion follows.

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.

Microbiology w/ Labs

Study the interaction between microbes, their hosts, and their effects on the environment.

Pre-Algebra

Emphasis on solving equations, including integers, inequalities, graphs and functions. Plus, geometry and right triangles.

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 to the chase. Simple answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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

What curriculum do you use?

Our certified tutors and instructors supplement courses with curriculum from Khan Academy, Calvert, and The Walking Classrooms.

Are there any field trips?

We post group field trips to the Meetup calendar regularly, and balance a virtual online experience with a hands-on, Charlotte Mason, real-world approach.

How do online courses work?

Students are expected to complete 30-mins. of schoolwork per subject on a daily basis. They’re expected to attend online & in-person co-op classes on a weekly basis.

 

Is everything taught online?

No, we have in-person classes that we hold outdoors at local parks and farms.

What's the age range?

The majority of our students are ages 6 to 13 years old, but we provide instruction for K-12, including college prep courses and dual-enrollment for high schoolers. Transcripts, state recognized HS diploma and college credit provided to 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 in-person at different locations throughout Howard County and adjacent counties. Students are expected to meet on a weekly basis.

Enhanced Online Courses

An excellent option for students who want teacher interaction. Learning happens in real time once a week via a virtual platform for online lessons.

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