Who We Are
The Family Schools Program (FSP) is a ministry of Covenant Life Church that provides support and oversight to homeschooling families who are members of a local church. We help prepare students for life by articulating a vision of academic excellence, establishing systems of mutual accountability, coordinating group activities, facilitating entrance into higher education and the workplace, and urging students and parents alike to live for the glory of God. For more information about the Family Schools Program, visit the FSP website.
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.10.01.05)
- 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. In a given school year approximately 200 families are enrolled in the program. Led by the FSP Administrator, the Program is governed by a Board composed of FSP Member families. Each year two families from each level of schooling are asked to make a one year service commitment to help shape policies and program decisions. Board members meet quarterly. FSP Families are encouraged to provide input to Parent Advisory Board members to help enhance the Program.
For more information on homeschooling requirements in Maryland, visit Homeschooling in Maryland.
Rita Hoover, FSP Administrator
Candy Smith, FSP Administrative Assistant