HCS Homeschool Umbrella

Homeschool Umbrella Program

Why should you choose the Harford Christian Homeschool Umbrella 

As the longest-established Christian school in Harford County, Harford Christian has the experienced faculty and infrastructure to support parents in the oversight of their homeschool program.  Additionally, Harford Christian School has operated independently from federal, state, and local government funding and does not subscribe to any government oversight or entanglements. The two student reviews and transcript will be provided from an established Christian and conservative ministry that understands the biblical mandate and prerogative of parents to educate their children. Students in the HCS Homeschool Umbrella will also have access to quality extracurricular programs including fine arts, athletics, and academics.

Homeschool Umbrella

Your Child, Your Choice

The goal of our homeschool umbrella is to support and encourage Christian families in the education of their children and to help preserve their religious liberty to do so. We work with many Bible-based curriculum offerings and provide assistance and consultation when needed.
We offer umbrella protection, unencumbered by the secular state or federal government.

In a 1972 court case, Wisconsin vs. Yoder, Justice E. Harold Hallows wrote, “We view this case as involving solely a parent’s right of religious freedom to bring up his children as he believes God dictates.”

Harford Christian continues the fight for the preservation of the religious liberty of parents and of church-run schools. This was the very reason for its founding in 1966 when an unsettling culture shift began after the removal of prayer and Bible reading from the public

As a ministry of Reformation Bible Church, HCS exists for the purpose of assisting parents in their responsibility of biblically training the child “in the way he should go.”


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Curriculum List

From an approved list of curriculum providers, HCS homeschool parents are permitted to select what curriculum they believe will best meet the needs of their children. If parents are interested in purchasing curriculum materials that Harford Christian School uses in the classrooms, parents should submit an order form by the middle of May prior to the next school year.  To download the full curriculum list, click on the icon to the right.



Click HERE to download the Maryland Notice of Intent Form.

Umbrella Fees

1st Student

2nd Student

3rd Student







Maximum $500.00 per family

These per student fees cover the following:

  • Two reviews by a qualified educator
    • One consultative/set up review at the beginning of the year by phone or at HCS
  •  One “instructional setting/in-home” review visit at year-end
  • Periodic telephone conferences as necessary
  •  Accessibility (with additional fees) to extra- curricular activities and standardized testing
  •  Pending successful review of student end- of-year portfolio, provision of Harford
  •  Christian School Homeschool transcript
  •  The costs of RenWeb on-line registration and FACTS tuition management
  •  Consultative services throughout the year from a certified educator
  •  Inclusion in May Day and Field Day events at the school

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HCS Approved Curriculum List

A Beka Book



Accelerated Christian Education (ACE)



Alpha Omega Publications



Apologia Educational Ministries



Answers in Genesis



Bob Jones University



Christian Liberty



Christian Light Education



Classical Conversations





Rod and Staff Publishing



Sonlight Curriculum



Veritas Press



Christian Book



Value- Added Accessible Programs

  • Standardized Testing
    • PSAT Testing in October (for 9th-11th grades)  – $50.00/student
    • CogAT – Cognitive Ability Testing (spring for grades K-5, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th)  – $30.00/student
    • Iowa Performance Assessments – Achievement Testing (spring for  grades 1st-8th)  – $50.00/student
  • Fine Arts Opportunities – $150.00 fee for access to any one or combination of the following:
    • Music Education
    • Private Lessons (fees set by instructor)
    • Vocal Choir
    • Concert Band
    • Art Instruction
    • Dramatic Production
    • Hand bell Choir
  • Maryland Association of Christian School (MACS) Fine Arts Festival
    • Spelling Bee
    • Science and History Projects
    • Art and Photography
    • Academic Area Testing/Competition
    • Music and Speech
  • Athletics – $150.00 fee  per student per sport per season for access to:
    • Fall: Men’s Soccer, Women’s Field Hockey and Volleyball
    • Winter: Men’s and Women’s Basketball
    • Spring: Men’s Baseball, Women’s Fastpitch Softball and Soccer
  • Academic
    • Envirothon
    • Introduction to Engineering