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Portfolios are due any day from May 1 to May 31, 2024. I would prefer that the educational evidence be sent as an email.  You should have received an email on April 15, 2024 indicating the person reviewing your portfolio. Please email your portfolio on any day in May.  You will receive a confirmation of submission when the portfolio is received. Those reviewing the portfolios have fluctuating work days beginning in June; therefore, it may take until July 31 for you to receive a review summary.  You will receive a Portfolio Review Summary for your submission via email once the portfolio has been reviewed.   

The evidence required is two parts:

  • Part 1 is an introduction: The introduction needs to contain your child’s name and grade. The introduction should briefly describe the 8 required subjects (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Health) and list the resources being used. This introduction can also include the extracurricular activities that your student is doing, such as Scouts, 4-H, Field Trips, etc.

  • Part 2 is three to five work samples for each subject. Educational evidence should be arranged by subject so that it is easily identifiable as to which subject the work is reflecting.  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 must supplement using materials of your own.

If sending your education evidence by email creates too much of a hardship, hard copy educational evidence in subject-divided binders or folders can be dropped off at the George Washington Carver Education Leadership Center (201 Booth Street, Elkton) on the following Tuesdays in May (7, 14, 21 and 28), between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The portfolios will be reviewed that week and must be picked up on Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The Portfolio Review Summary will be attached to the portfolio binder/folders. 

A “Homeschool Portfolio Requirements” video is linked here for you to view.  It describes the COMAR 13A.10.01.01 and what is required in the portfolio.   

If you are continuing homeschool for the 2024-2025 school year, you may complete the Annual Verification form with this link.   If completing this form is a hardship, please email or call 410-996-5490.    

Best Regards,
Gretchen Zahn




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