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About SHABACH! Christian Academy Homeschool


Anita M. Gibson

Homeschool Director



Welcome to SHABACH 3.0, where we have launched an Athletics Program, Expanded Oversight  and added additional Tutor/Program referrals. We will provide one-on-one consulting to assist families with class selection. Monthly field trips, academic projects and social events for students of all ages are being planned.

Our goal is that each student becomes a master of academic skills, a life-long learner, and an example of Godly character.


We will offer additional parent training, such as, assessing how your student learns, The basics of homeschooling, and How to transition to high school, etc. This focused assistance can assist with developing a successful homeschool experience. We will be  setting up one on one meetings with parents to help find the classes/online programs your children will need for this school year. You will be guided through the entire process. Our team will assist with putting together each family’s homeschool plan/schedule for the new school year.

We provide resources and information about how to get started, setting up a home school, lesson plans, grades, plus administrative oversight, instruction, and evaluation for each family's home school program. We also offer bi-weekly parent updates, special activities, field trips and other programs. SHABACH! Christian Academy Homeschool as an approved Maryland Umbrella supervises individual programs of home instruction through operational guidelines, procedures, systems of accountability, and counseling adequate for program implementation and maintenance. The academy maintains the regular files and transcripts associated with normal academic procedures, and acts as the official academic representative on behalf of each member’s home school program.



Our homeschool program is approved by the state of Maryland but we are not accredited. (Our K-8th 5-day a week Academy program is fully accredited.)The main place where accreditation matters is when a student homeschools and then returns to public school. The public high school usually requires students  to take a subject test for each unaccredited homeschool course completed in order to receive a pass/fail grade. Because of this policy we recommend that students who choose to homeschool for high school complete their high school career as homeschoolers. Some private schools will accept the homeschool credits, but each school is different. Please check first.


Registration for New Families opens April 1, 2023 - Don’t forget to register your student for the Fall. Parents MUST officially register their students by completing and submitting your SHABACH Homeschool Application (Located on the application tab).

Our Foundation Scripture

"Our foundational verse is “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”


Proverb 22:6

Legal Status

SHABACH! Homeschool Academy is approved by the Maryland Dept. of Education as a board recognized school, specifically approved to oversee home schooling programs. Enrolled students are exempt from any oversight by the state or county. The academy serves as a liaison between families and the school board.

External Links (Click for More Information)

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