Offering oversight to Local Homeschool Families
The First Baptist Church of La Plata Educational Ministry is pleased to provide oversight to homeschoolers in Southern, Maryland.
We are recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as a bonafide church ministry for this purpose under COMAR 13A.10.01.05 (sometimes referred to as an umbrella group).
All of our advisers are current or former homeschooling parents, with a minimum of three years experience. Our advisers provide mentoring, as well as ensuring students receive regular and thorough instruction as outlined in Maryland law.
Enrollment for Standard level only is now open for 2020-2021. We have reached capacity for Record Keeping for the year. Please note that we have limited enrollment availability, and applications will be assessed in the order they were received
FBCLPEM offers two levels of service to our oversight families. Please see the chart below for a comparison
|Provided/Required||Standard Oversight||Record Keeping Oversight|
|Transcripts prepared||No. Parents prepare transcripts||Yes. Official transcript prepared by FBCLP Educational Ministry|
|How often will you meet with your adviser (required)?||Three Times A Year, in:
||Four times a year, in:
|Will my child receive a diploma from FBCLP Educational Ministry?||No. Parents must issue diploma||Yes. Students will follow the diploma planning chart for their chosen diploma track, and document grades. A diploma, signed by our Transcript Coordinator, will be issued|
|What is the annual cost?||$10 per family||$50 per family|
|Can I join mid-year?||Yes||No. You must begin keeping records at the beginning of the year|
Mixed Oversight Option: You may have some members of your family in Standard oversight, and some in Record keeping oversight. You would only pay one fee ($50) for this mixed level of oversight.
For additional information regarding this ministry, please email or call 301-934-9040.