A portfolio is usually a 3-ring notebook with a tab for each subject. A portfolio may also be an accordion folder divided by subject, or an electronic presentation displaying slides that show student work.
A portfolio contains samples of student work completed over a semester. The homeschooling semester may vary depending on when the parent submitted the required notification form. Parents should read the educational materials section of the Code of Maryland Regulations for Home Instruction and the Maryland State Department of Education Frequently Asked Questions for Home Instruction before creating a portfolio.
Parents use a variety of methods to display these subjects. Some parents use a pen and paper curriculum, while some pay for classes at local community centers or online to cover the subjects. Parents may show pen and paper tasks, pictures of a student participating in the activity or logs and receipts displaying the amount of time the student spent engaged in the activity. Logs and receipts display the dates the student participated in the activity and allow the reviewer to see the student particpated regularly.
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The work samples provided are basic examples of what a parent may share for portfolio review. Please refer to the Code of Maryland Regulations for Home Instruction and the Maryland State Department of Education Frequently Asked Questions for more information on educational materials.
Parents supervised by a nonpublic entities registerd with the Maryland State Department of Education do not need to participate in the PGCPS Home Schooling Office portfolio review process. Click to view registered programs.