The Oversight Program at Grace Brethren Christian School
The State of Maryland recognizes the Oversight Program at Grace Brethren Christian School as an authorized Home School Umbrella Program. Our primary responsibility is to ensure that home school parents are providing “regular, thorough instruction…” to their children. Twice yearly portfolio reviews are required. Our other services depend in part on the needs of the parents as teachers. We offer minimal oversight for the more experienced home school family, or a more intensive supervisory program if necessary.
We also offer optional support services. For a fee, students may:
Take up to two courses per semester on campus on a space available basis.
Participate in after-school sports.
Attend field trips by grade level.
Students meeting all of the necessary credit requirements may participate in graduation as well.
To apply for participation in the GBCS Home School Umbrella program, parents may download the home school application for the current school year (below) and send it with the application fee to the address below.
Grace Brethren Christian School
Attn: Sharon Loufik
6501 Surratts Rd.
Clinton MD, 20735
The State of Maryland requires homeschooler’s to file a Notification Form with the county in which they reside. According to the PG website, “All parents . . . must complete and submit a Home Schooling Notification Form to the Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Academic Support, Home Schooling Office at ISSC, 9201 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 notifying the school system of their intent and listing each child being instructed in this manner.”
This form may be downloaded from the following link:
(Scroll down to the bottom of the page)
For further information you may contact the Home Schooling Office at:
How to Get Started
If you are wondering where to begin, please visit YouCanHomeschool.org. This site is a wealth of information to help you on your way. Plus, it is full of statistics to impress skeptical family members and friends! Be of good courage! You can do this.