Home Instruction


Worcester County Public Schools supports home instruction in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations known as COMAR.  Maryland law states that each child who resides in Maryland and is 5 years old or older and under 18 shall attend a public school regularly during the entire school year unless the child is otherwise receiving regular, thorough schooling during the school year in the studies usually taught in the public school to children of the same age.  Maryland recognizes nonpublic schools and home schooling as options to public school enrollment for students to receive regular, thorough instruction. .  Please see the link below for COMAR regulations regarding home instruction (home school).

COMAR 13A.10.01.01 Home Instruction Regulation 2019 (marylandpublicschools.org)

The following information has been provided by the Maryland State Department of Education regarding Home Instruction

Home Instruction Fact Sheet (marylandpublicschools.org)
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Home Instruction In Maryland (marylandpublicschools.org)
Maryland State Department of Education (marylandpublicschools.org)

A Home School Notification Form must be completed before enrollment in Home Instruction and withdrawal from Worcester County Public Schools (if applicable).  

Completed Home School Notification Form must be returned to the Office of Student, Family and Community Connections (Student Services).  Please see contact information below: 

Worcester County Board of Education
Nicole A. Selby
6270 Worcester Highway 
Newark, Maryland, 21841
(410) 632-5079 – office
(410) 632- 5004 – fax
[email protected]