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  • Returning to Prince George's County Public Schools from Home Schooling

    Returning to Prince George's County Public Schools from Home Schooling

    Parent/Guardian Home Schooled in a District Outside Prince George's County: 
    Parents/Guardians that homeschooled outside of Prince George's County do not need to contact the Home Schooling Office.  The parent/guardian should contact the school of enrollment to determine appropriate documentation required for public school enrollment.  Parents may provide home school documentation to include:  portfolio reviews, official transcripts or course syllabi but it is not necessary for enrollment.  Additionally, providing this documentation does not determine grade placement or credits earned in Prince George's County Public Schools. The enrolling schooling will follow the guidelines provided for grade placement and the awarding of credits.   

    1.  Grade Placement:

    • A temporary placement will be determined by the school principal/designee based on the child’s chronological age. The assigned attendance area school will determine, by evaluation, the final placement of the child.  The evaluation may include standardized tests (Test of Achievement and Proficiency-High School Only), local examinations, and interviews with the child.

    2.  Awarding Credits to High School age students from non-approved or non-accredited schools: 

    • Standardized testing is required using the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP) for the awarding of high school credit.
    Returning to Prince George’s County Public Schools (Parent Home Schooled in Prince George's County):

     A parent/guardian who desires to enroll a child in Prince George’s County Public Schools from home schooling shall complete the Home Schooling Transfer Form and have the form endorsed by the Home Schooling Office.  The parent/guardian will take the completed Home Schooling Transfer Form to enroll the student in Prince George's County Public Schools.  NOTE:  This is the preferred enrollment method but parents should not be denied enrollment if they do not have a Home Schooling Transfer Form while trying to enroll in school.

    Registrar or Parent:  Click here to download the Home Schooling Transfer Form (PS48) 
    1.  Completing the Home Schooling Transfer Form:
    • Section I must be completed by the parent.
    • Section II must be completed by the Home Schooling Office (After completing Section I, the parent may email the form to  pgcps.homeschool@pgcps.org).
    • The parent must give the Home Schooling Transfer Form with Section I (completed by parent) and Section II (completed by the Home Schooling Office)  to the enrolling school.
    • Section III is completed by the enrolling school and placed in the students record. 
    2.  Portfolio Reviews:  
    • Portfolio reviews completed by the Home Schooling Office DO NOT verify grades, grade placement, clock hours or credits in the public school. 
    3.  Grade Placement: 
    • A temporary placement will be determined by the school principal/designee based on the child’s chronological age. The assigned attendance area school will determine, by evaluation, the final placement of the child.  The evaluation may include standardized tests, local examinations, and interviews with the child.

     4.  Awarding Credits to  High School age students from non-approved or non-accredited schools:

    • Standardized testing is required using the Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP) for the awarding of high school credit.
    • Elective course credits may be granted for elective courses taken at a non-accredited or nonpublic       schools based on appropriate documentation, including clock hours, course catalogs/descriptions, and a valid copy of a student’s transcript. The latest graduation requirements can be found in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.03.02. Students may be awarded a credit from a non-accredited school for any subject for which there is not a TAP test.
    • Additional procedures regarding admission of students from non-approved or non-accredited schools grades 9-12 may be found in AP 5111.2. General procedures pertaining to promotion and retention of students may be found in AP 5123.2. 

     5.  Awarding credits to high-school age students from Griggs University International Academy:

    • As a MSDE registered, approved program for home instruction, a student entering a PGCPS with an official transcript from Griggs University International will have his/her credits transferred without further evaluation.
    • Additional procedures regarding admission of students from non-approved or non-accredited schools grades 9-12 may be found in AP 5111.2. General procedures pertaining to promotion and retention of students may be found in AP 5123.2.