Home Instruction

  • ARMY ResourcesPLEASE NOTE: Portfolio Reviews for January 2021

    Dear Home Instruction Families,
          My hope is that all of you and your families are staying safe and healthy and making the best out of these unprecedented times due to the Coronavirus. It is just about time for me and my colleague, Tim Nolan, to begin reviewing your education evidence (portfolios). The plan is for portfolios to be reviewed in January. We would prefer that the educational evidence be sent as an email to me (borr@ccps.org) on any day in January. The evidence can be a brief description of what is being taught for each of the 8 required subjects (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Health) followed by 3 to 5 work samples for each subject. For some of you that educational evidence will be the progress reports and/or the report cards from various online programs. Please remember that if your online program does not cover all 8 subjects, then you need to supplement using materials of your own.

         If sending your education evidence by email creates too much of a hardship, hard copy educational evidence (portfolios) can be dropped off at the George Washington Carver Education Leadership Center (201 Booth Street, Elkton) on all the Wednesdays in January (6, 13, 20, and 27), between 8:00 and 4:00. The portfolios will be reviewed on Thursdays and then must be picked by on Fridays between 8:00 and 4:00.

         With schools and offices being closed due to the Coronavirus, it is impossible to send out hardcopy letters in a timely manner so communication by email is the preferred method. We will follow this same procedure when the portfolios are due in May. Please call me at 443 693-3096, if you have any questions.

    Stay safe and healty,

    Berk Orr




    MSDE Videos

    Part 1 Initiating Home Instruction

    Part 2 Components of a Home Instruction Program

    Part 3 Special Topics for High School Aged Students