..Umbrella Group

Providing legal legitimacy for your homeschool program.

Online or In-Person

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

4/8/16/28-Week Classes

Making tuition affordable for homeschooling families.

Sample Our 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

Students learn about “Stranger Danger,” emergency response, and fire & home safety lessons.

Financial Literacy

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

Chess Club

Open to all skill levels. Learn chess strategies and enjoy playing in frequent school hosted tournaments.

Odyssey of the Mind

Students work together on a 10-month collaborative project that culminates in competition at Odyssey’s annual tournament.


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

Spanish for Kids

Basic written and spoken Spanish to students with little to no previous knowledge.

Spelling Bee

Classes focus on defining words, Latin roots, and practicing healthy study habits.

1-on-1 Guitar Lessons

Weekly 30-minute, 1-on-1, private instrumental instruction to introduce children to the fundamentals of playing guitar.

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!


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

– An education ministry seeking to serve and support homeschooling families.

Do I need to live in Howard County?

No, contrary to our name, we welcome families from all counties in the state of Maryland. We have a 2nd campus in Frederick County where we run our Black Belt English and Master Chess programs.

Are there 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.

Do parents teach?

No. HCHC instructors are certified teachers/tutors who’ve been thoroughly vetted. A few courses may be taught by parents with an in-depth knowledge of a certain field.

What's expected of parents?

Parents are expected to join a parent-led committee and volunteer on campus twice a semester. Parents may opt-out of parent volunteer hours.

What's the age range?

The majority of our students are ages 8 to 12 years old, but we provide instruction for K-12. Transcripts, are available for co-op students in addition to certified diplomas for high school graduates.

Are you a certified Umbrella?

Yes, we’re registered with the MSDE to supervise home instruction; Approved MD Umbrella Group that provides virtual and semi-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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