Family Schools Program (FSP)
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Who We Are
The Family Schools Program (FSP) provides support and oversight to homeschooling families who are members of a local church. God has given parents the command to bring up their children in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4, Deuteronomy 6:4-7). We don't believe homeschooling is for everyone but rather that parents have the prerogative and responsibility to choose the educational method they think best suits the needs of their children. We have made it a priority to assist parents as they embrace homeschooling as their educational choice.
We help parents prepare their students for life by articulating a vision of academic excellence, establishing systems of mutual accountability, coordinating group activities and community among the homeschooling families, facilitating entrance into higher education and the workplace, and urging students and parents alike to live for the glory of God.
The Family Schools Program is designed to…
- Provide the opportunity to homeschool under the legal requirements of the Maryland State Department of Education (COMAR 13A/.10.01.01)
- Support and encourage parents as educators
- Foster fellowship among home school families
- Offer supplemental opportunities for students
- Offer a pool of resources and services
- Motivate with accountability
FSP is recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as an institution responsible to review home schooling students enrolled in its program. Led by the FSP Administrator, the Program is governed by an Advisory Committee composed of FSP member families. Each year families from each level of schooling are asked to make a one-year service commitment to help shape policies and program decisions. Committee members meet quarterly.