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Homeschool Foundation Military Fund
Military Fund
M I S S I O N:
This fund assists military homeschool families who are struggling financially to meet their children’s educational needs.

W H O D O E S I T H E L P ?
This fund helps military homeschool families by taking some of the pressure of purchasing essential curriculum off their shoulders. Families where one or both parents are active, disabled, retired or in the reserves with a branch of the military are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are given based on financial need and the availability of funds. Please note—you must be presently homeschooling and have homeschooled for at least six months prior to making application.

T H E S T O R Y
In early 2011, God put it on the hearts of the Home School Foundation’s board members and leadership to start a fund for military families. The details began to come together while simultaneously we heard from donors who wanted to help military homeschoolers. Thus, the Military Fund was born!
Smithsonian Education Resources
The Smithsonian Education website has more than 2,000 free resources in a wide variety of categories. They could potentially function as a complete curriculum or augmentation for other curriculum.
Maryland Homeschooling
Maryland Homeschool Coordinators
List of Maryland Homeschool Coordinators
Maryland Homeschooling Fact Sheet
Maryland Homeschool Fact Sheet
Maryland Department of Education
Maryland law for homeschooling
DC Homeschooling
Notice of Intent to Homeschool in DC
This is the link to print off the Notice of Intent to Homeschool in DC.
DC Homeschool
Information about homeschooling in DC
Virginia Homeschooling
Home Instruction in Virginia
Guidelines for Home Instruction in Virginia updated July 2012
Notice of Intent Virginia
Sample Notice of Intent to Homeschool in Virginia
Virginia Department of Education-Home Schooling
Virginia Homeschooling Information
Educational and Curriculum
ABC Teach
Free theme units, printable worksheets, color pages, monthly activities, crafts, and more!
Home Educating Family Association
Smithsonian Teachers' Night
This is an annual event with FREE Admission for teachers, including homeschool teachers.

Find new classroom-ready resources, meet Smithsonian educators, and attend demonstrations of school programs and materials at the Smithsonian's annual education expo.

Space is limited; please do not bring children or other guests to this special night for educators.

Registration is required for Smithsonian Teachers' Night. Please follow the link to their webpage for more information on this year's Teachers' Night and to register.
Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
Smithsonian Interactive IdeaLabs
The Smithsonian's IdeaLabs bring history, science, and art to life for young people. These dynamic and interactive sites are a place for students to learn about evertything from rock collecting to American presidents to the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
National Gallery of Art - Borrowing Teaching Materials
The National Gallery of Art has a searchable online catalogue of learning resources. These may be borrowed from the NGA for no fee. I have shared with some of you that I have previously used this curriculum to fulfill the art instruction requirement for my son. It is a high quality resource. They will mail it to your house for free. You use it for the period you checked it out for, which may be up to the whole school year. You then mail it back, paying the media mail postage rate.

The link below shows the process required to borrow from the NGA.
https://learningresources.nga.gov:7008/Requesting_NGA_Programs.pdf
Math & Language Skills by Grade
Many homeschoolers have an opinion one way or another regarding whether or not we should align our homeschool curriculum with state or national standards. Parents have often referenced a desire to make sure they aren't leaving anything out that is being taught in public schools. Common Core arguments aside, for those who are interested in knowing what the standards are for each grade as it relates to math and language arts, IXL appears to be a comprehensive website.
Legal
HSLDA
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
HSLDA- Homeschooling Your Preschooler
Information about homeschooling through the early years.
HSLDA-Free Membership for Parents of Preschoolers
HSLDA is now offering a FREE HSLDA program membership for parents or legal guardians whose oldest child is under age 5; free membership ends on the oldest child’s 5th birthday, at which time parents may convert to a paid membership.
College Bound Students
NCAA Homeschool Student Athlete Eligility
If you have a homeschooled child who is an athlete and intends to go to college, this link will take you to the NCAA eligibility information for homeschool students.
Getting Started Homeschooling
Beginning Homeschooling at Mid Year
Are you—or someone you know—thinking about pulling your student out of public school, but not sure how to get started homeschooling in the middle of a term? This podcast from HSLDA will help you get the information you need to get started mid year.