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by Mary Ann Kelley

Maryland Homeschool Co-Ops & Academic Enrichment

Maryland Homeschooling Co-ops

Heritage Christian Homeschool Co-opBaltimore

Christian homeschooling families meet in the northern Parkville area on Monday mornings from 9:15-12:30. Offering PE, Art, Health, etc., and nursery for siblings of enrolled students.

HisWay HomeschoolBaltimore/Carroll county

HisWay Home School Academy is a cooperative where home school families come together 2 days a week to educate our children in an evangelical Christian environment without the restrictions of traditional schooling.

Christiana Homeschool AcademyCarroll, Frederick, Howard, Baltimore counties

Providing a two day per week instructional cooperative with a full curriculum. Academy offers field trips, after school activities, clubs and more.

Tall Oaks Co-opCentreville

Our vision at the Tall Oaks Cooperative is to offer home school families support and unity and to provide a place to meet and unite with families that have similar interests in education and character.

St. Bede's Academic CooperativeColumbia

A Catholic, classical homeschool program that follows the Catholic Schoolhouse curriculum in religion, Latin, geography, history, art, science, and music. Run and taught exclusively by parent volunteers, the co-op also offer a preschool program and a nursery. Meet one morning per week and schedule quarterly field trips.

Howard County Homeschooling CommunityColumbia, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel and the greater Howard County area.

A Homeschooling Co-op where parents can engage their kids in active study, field trips and socials. Calendar offers academics and play dates to help your child thrive both scholastically and socially. Co-op classes cater to pre K thru 3rd grade.

Maryland Homeschooling Classes & Academic Enrichment

Annapolis Classical Tutorial Service (ACTS)Annapolis

Annapolis Classical Tutorial Service (ACTS) is a Christian tutorial service for homeschooling families with students in grades K/1-10. Classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 8-12, upper level sciences meet on Monday afternoons. Our K/1 class meets only once a week. Class sizes are kept small to maximize learning. Subject areas covered are: Science, History, Latin, English Grammar & Composition, Logic, and Speech. Families are provided detailed weekly lesson plans outlining what is to be done at home and what will be covered in class.

Creative Community ResourcesAnnapolis

Open Studio Workshops for 3-5 year olds and Constructivist Workshops for Children 5-8 year olds. Check website for details.

Annapolis Classical Tutorial ServiceAnnapolis

Annapolis Classical Tutorial Service (ACTS) is a Christian tutorial service for homeschooling families with students in grades 2-10. Classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 8-12, upper level sciences meet on Monday afternoons. Class sizes are kept small to maximize learning. Subject areas covered are: Science, History, Latin, English Grammar & Composition, Logic, and Speech. Families are provided detailed weekly lesson plans outlining what is to be done at home and what will be covered in class.

Irlen Visual Learning Center of MD and Abilities OT Services Inc.Baltimore

Simple Intervention to address reading and writing challenges, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, light sensitivity, chronic headaches/Migraines, anxieties and other visual stress symptoms. FREE and PASS Pre-Assessment for Irlen Syndrome (www.irlen.com) Training for Parents, Educators and Therapists. Research based using carefully calibrated color overlays and spectral filters addressing visual processing and other sensory systems. Call 410-358 7269, Email; IrlenVLCMD@yahoo.com. RSVP www.aotss.com. Monthly trainings. December 20 10-11 for FREE and 10-1:30 PASS training at Ruscombe Mansion Community Health CTR (Baltimore). Also clinic located in Timonium at Azman Eye Care.

What Happens NextBaltimore

WLOY Loyola Radio's award-winning, FREE program, What Happens Next is an exciting way to promote literacy skills, self-confidence, and public speaking proficiency in children. This program encourages young students, ranging in age from 6-12, to write for pleasure, expanding their imagination and communication skills in the process. Children are read the beginning of an original, suspenseful story. It is then up to each child to create his or her own unique conclusion to the story. After each child writes their ending to the story, with help from our team provided if needed, they are encouraged to practice reading their story aloud. The story is then recorded in our production studio, where its young author is encouraged to read with enthusiasm. These stories are compiled into the show, What Happens Next, which is broadcast on WLOY 1620 AM and streamed online at www.wloy.org every weekend. This is a great option for an extra activity for home-schooled children to partake in and document for home-schooling purposes.

Baltimore Homeschool Community CenterBaltimore

A secular homeschool resource center offering classes, clubs, co-ops, parties, and more. Come, do your school work, use the art room and computer room, meet old and new friends.

Classical ConversationsBaltimore

Equipping parents on how to educate their children from 4 years to 18 years of age.

World House Community Supported EducationBaltimore County

World House CSE is an educational community committed to enriching the lives of children in a nurturing, peaceful, creative, and innovative environment through engaging, nature-based experiential learning opportunities and connection with community. The custom curriculum is drawn from progressive educational philosophies including Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Nature Pedagogy. Offering diverse, flexible experiential learning program options for children in grades K - 8.

Point Breeze Credit Union HomeSchool Group sessionsBaltimore/Harford Counties

Point Breeze Credit Union offers group sessions at our offices for homeschool co-op groups with four or more children. By participating in group activities, students explore budgeting, understanding credit, how to manage savings and checking accounts, what IRA's and CD's are and more over multiple sessions. Customized lessons for children as young as 5 through young adult. To schedule a visit, please contact Holly Klarman at hklarman@pointbreezecu.com.

Hickory Fountain Green Rec Youth CenterBel Air

HFG Youth Center is a program designed by the Hickory Fountain Green Rec Council. It provides a safe environment where middle school students can enjoy DJ Music, Dancing, Sports, Pizza and many more activities. The Youth Center Program is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders living in the Southampton Middle School boundary area. This includes; North Bel Air, Forest Hill, Churchville, Fountain Green, and Hickory. It is held on selected Fridays throughout the year, September-March, at Southampton Middle School from 6:45-9:30pm. Cost is $60.00 for the year. Please contact hfgyouthcenter@gmail.com if interested.

Empowered Learning Transformation CentersBethesda

Empowered Learning Transformation Centers offers programs involving mind-body approaches to optimize learning and focus. This approach offers benefits to people with attention disorders or those who are on the autism spectrum.

Popular KineticsBethesda

Making pop-up cards for kids

Fun Immersion classes at Language Stars of BethesdaBethesda

At Language Stars Bethesda Center, we teach foreign language classes for kids between the ages of 1 and 10 years old. Our award-winning classes are taught entirely in French, Mandarin, German or Arabic and children may enroll in any class at any time. Three types of programs: Parents and Tots, Kids Only, and Summer Camps. Please visit the website for schedules and tuition information.

Southern Maryland TutoringCalvert County

Southern Maryland Tutoring offers individualized learning and enrichment in Math and SAT preparation. One on one instruction allows for the customization of learning based on student's strengths and weaknesses. Recognizing that every child learns in a different way and at their own pace. Emphasizing real and internalized understanding of material, enabling each child to not only do well in the short-term but to gain the skills needed to succeed throughout their entire educational experience.

PACECalvert, St. Mary's county

Helping individuals experiencing learning difficulties so that they can learn easier and faster?"

Sacred Heart tutorialsCarroll/Frederick county

Providing a Catholic curriculum and faith filled environment for students grade 6th - 12th. Meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at St.Josephs in Taneytown

Heritage Instructional ServicesCatonsville

H.I.S. is a tutorial service that supports the home school family by providing class structure in Math, Writing, Science, Art and History. We offer a broad educational program through tutorials, home assignments and working with families to enhance the learning experience. Currently serving 1st to 12th grade, we meet on Mon & Wed from 8:30am - 2pm. Students can be full time (5 period day) or choose classes that meet their needs.

St. Timothy's Homeschool Umbrella ProgramCatonsville

St. Timothy's Home School Umbrella Program is an educational ministry of St. Timothy's Church in Catonsville, Maryland. We are an approved home school oversight umbrella of the Maryland State Department of Education. Our primary purpose is to support, assist, advise and encourage parents in their role as educators of their children in grades K-12.

Granite Classical TutorialColumbia

The mission of Granite Classical Tutorials is to be Christ centered and classical in educational methods and materials. Granite intentionally remains part time (two days a week) because home schooling is also prized. These three pursuits lead to unique features that are ideal for some families but which may cause Granite Classical Tutorials to be unsuited for others.

Learning through Animals by Alejandra AbellaDC metropolitan area

Learning through animals provides courses that allow students from K-12 and adults to draw the parallels between human and animal behavior. Each course is built on the premise that all minds are valuable and, by studying the lives and behavior of animals, students walk a mile in another's ...paws!. They learn not to judge others, to communicate more honestly, and to learn what truly matters. Courses utilize images, video, the latest scientific research and open discussion. Sessions are typically 8 weeks but can be adjusted to fit any group or program, and are now available in the DC metro area City/Area

4th QuarterEllicott City

The mission of the 4th Quarter is to create young leaders. The 4th Quarter is a leadership development after school program that uses football and fitness to mentor middle school youth. Students look to solve four major problems in their community: lack of focus in the classroom, childhood obesity, experimentation with drugs/alcohol, and not reaching ones TRUE leadership potential.

My Spanish Academy LLCEllicott City

My Spanish Academy is a play-based Spanish immersion program for children of all ages. Program uses a complete thematic unit curriculum that includes engagement activities for every age group. Program methodology includes: music, art, reading, writing, pretending play, activities based on age and interest, vocabulary, physical expression and more. My Spanish Academy LLC always offers a FREE trial class and complementary activities for FREE every month to enrich and promote the Spanish language practice.

Frederick Community College Homeschool EnrichmentFrederick

With a strong reputation among local and regional homeschool communities, FCC Homeschool Enrichment offers specially designed programs to complement at-home schooling. Weekday instruction is provided by FCC faculty, homeschool parents and educational professionals.Small classes deliver age-appropriate subjects organized by age group (7-8, 9-12 and 13-16 years). Hands-on learning in a variety of academic areas includes science & technology, creative arts, history & cultures, literature and languages.

Waldorf At HomeFrederick

Waldorf At Home is an innovative homeschooling enrichment group based on the curriculum developed by Rudolf Steiner used in Waldorf schools around the world. The activities are geared for homeschooled children ages 8 - 12. To learn more details about this program, please attend an Open House the First Friday of each month, from February 2016 to June 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick 4880 Elmer Derr Road Frederick, Maryland 21703

Kids Therapy ConnectionGreenbelt

Out-patient pediatric practice, offers occupational therapy for children to help excel all areas of life. A wide range of children can benefit from services offered at Kids Therapy Connection including children who have difficulty with coloring, drawing, writing, paying attention, sitting still, and listening to directions. An individualized and child-centered approach is used to help promote success. Experienced therapist, who has worked with homeschool communities in Anne Arundel County, MD and Fairfax County, VA.

Link EducationHyattsville

Offering foreign language classes in Spanish, French and Mandarin. Additionally, offer academic support in the areas of reading and writing. Writing workshop is a stand-alone class that is available. As a part of the language program, cultural events are offered as well. Classes are held in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

EcoAdventures Home School AdventuresMillersville

EcoAdventures offers hands-on, unique, dynamic enrichment programs with a wide range of themes for homeschooling groups. Topics range from rain forests to bugs, nature hikes to fossil digs, and more! EcoAdventures customizes classes to fit your needs. Unique features include a rain forest, crocodile pond, live animal interactions, and feeding demonstrations. Each class will have class objectives, a review sheet to take home, and "homework". At the end of the session each student will take home a certificate to show completion of the session.

Microbiology for Homechool kidsOwings Mills

March 8, 2017 - May 3, 2017

Microbiology for kids age 11-13 at CCBC Owings Mills from March to May 2017; 10am to 12pm.

Delmarva Discovery CenterPocomoke

The Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum (DDC) is a living museum, a place for learning and discovery for visitors of all ages. The immersive and engaging exhibits take visitors on a timeless journey through Delmarva and through the Cypress Swamp. The exhibits focus on the river ecology and the human history of the Pocomoke River and Delmarva. The DDC continues to add to its unique collection, offering return visitors something new to discover each time they visit. The DDC offers a regular schedule of programs, tours, and presentations to families, school classes, youth groups, and other visitors. A new special homeschool series is being formed, with specific programs catered just to homeschoolers! Come check out our hands-on activities!

M-NCPPC; Bladensburg Waterfront ParkPrince George's County

January 21, 2017

STEM Science Lab: Topic Water Mania: Children ages 6-13 will explore various lab stations and participate in experiments and challenges related to water. They will build a hydro-power machine, play digital water tech games, touch a cloud, utilize microscopes, and lab tools, learn more about the scientific method and much more hands-on science.

Cheverly STEM Education CenterPrince Georges County

Serving homeschool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learners with student focused, activity based sequential STEM courses. The series of courses will follow a sequential development, starting with fundamentals and building towards more advanced concepts. These courses will appeal to students interested in developing scientific explanations for natural phenomena as well as the technologically-minded.

Maryland/Delaware/Washington D.C. Classical ConversationsStatewide

CC is a national homeschooling program that uses a Bible based curriculum taught in a christian, classical tradition. Classes are geared for age 4 through high school.

The Learning Community InternationalStatewide

A unique school registered with the Maryland State Department of Education and operated by a non-sectarian, non profit religious organization, The Community, Inc. TLCI honors and welcomes families from all religious and philosophical traditions. TLCI has been successfully supporting and guiding parents and their children in creating their own unique learning programs since 1984. Our graduates have been admitted to Ivy League colleges, technical and arts schools, all state colleges, military academies, and more.

Historical PerformanceStatewide

A Historical Interpreter from Philadelphia, Dr. Daisy Century performs a one woman show of seven historical women like Bessie Coleman, Harriet Tubman, and Sojourner Truth. Contact Dr. Century through the website to bring history to your Home Schooling programs, meetings, conferences, seminars, classes or special events.

Maryland Classical ConversationsStatewide

Plus Plus TutoringStatewide

Plus Plus Tutoring offers private personal K-12 one-on-one in-home tutoring services. Plus Plus Tutoring offers subject tutoring, exam and test preparation, homework help, organization skills, study skills and college planning services.

Destination EducationStatewide

Offering Maryland Field Trips for schools, youth groups and homeschoolers. Featured trips to Annapolis and Baltimore.

Temple Hills Skating PalaceTemple Hills

Roller Skating Rink for all ages offering public skating, STEM Lesson Program, field trips and group reservations. Private skating events are welcome. Group Skating for as low as $6.50 per person for Admission 7 Skate Rental. STEM Lesson Program is open to groups of 50 or more, offering hands-on STEM concepts that relate science, technology, engineering and math to roller skating! Skate Lessons every Saturday morning and Birthday Party Packages!

National Postal Museum ProgramsWashington

Learning that Delivers! The National Postal Museum offers a creative selection of programs that attract a wide audience base of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and interests. Whether it be a workshop, film, family program, lecture, or performance, the Museum's Postal Pastimes provide participants with a quality visitation experience that makes learning exciting, enriching, and interactive.

Jill Carroll - Spanish teacherWashington DC

Private Spanish classes to individuals or groups. All levels of Spanish from level I to AP and Dual Enrollment college classes.

National Museum of the American Indian ProgramsWashington DC and New York City

The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice. Check Web Site for newest classes

Bricks 4 Kidz Young EngineersWoodstock

Bricks 4 Kidz offers STEM-based workshops, field trips and LEGO-Inspired Summer Camps. Contact Bricks 4 Kidz of Central Maryland at hcmc@bricks4kidz.com for more information. Location: 2150 Troon Overlook, #H101, Woodstock, Maryland 21163

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