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Homeschool families can enrich their students’ education with the College of Southern Maryland.

Stimulate your young learners’ curiosity and deepen their knowledge with homeschool classes taught by CSM faculty and industry professionals.

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Ages 5-6

Intro to Engineering is a great way to introduce a young scientific mind to the future of a high-technology world. Learn to build things, solve problems, and make systems work better using scientific and technological strategies. Students will learn the essentials of engineering and simple machines. They will be introduced to the concepts of pulleys, levers, gears, light, and sound sensors and identify tools that engineers use and the training needed to do their projects.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5270

Discover and explore different forms of art. Using your imagination, create drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more. Learn the aspects of color, shape, composition, perspective, and form. Students will then apply the concepts during hands-on projects. Please bring an old t-shirt or smock to class.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5320

As your child embarks on their academic journey, learning to read will be at the center of the skills he or she will seek to acquire. Intro to Reading is designed to help to develop and improve basic reading skills. Areas of instruction will include spelling, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Students will improve reading fluency, competency, and overall reading independence.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5620

Calling all young gardeners! Get ready to get dirty and learn about the science secrets that make things grow. Investigate plant anatomy through dissection and learn how plant physiology is affected by its environment over time. Plant a garden or a terrarium and make all your friends who missed this class "green with envy."

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5650

In this fun and entertaining class, learners will explore different social studies themes, including history, geography, and the American government.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-6230

Ages 7-10

The inside of your body is an amazing place. In this course, students will discuss how our body is a complex, remarkable machine with thousands of different parts all working together. Students will dive into the intricacies of the human body that allow us to move, swallow, and more!

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5460

In this class, students will develop their computer skills by learning basic keyboarding skills, internet safety, computer maintenance, and the benefits of different internet browsers and search engines. This course will also teach computer terminology while exploring the fundamentals of computer functions.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5670

This Elementary Engineering course introduces students to the basics of engineering and analyzes the major impact engineers have had on the world as we know it. Students will learn concepts of force, measurements, construction, design, and much more. Students will be challenged to create unique machines using their knowledge of technology and design. This exciting hands-on engineering class uses LEGO Education building materials.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5690

Writing is one of the most important skills needed to succeed academically. In this course, students will learn practical skills for effective writing. Practice writing and gain confidence in recognizing and correcting grammatical errors and understanding the fundamentals of sentence structure, punctuation, and word usage. Learn techniques for generating divergent ideas for compositions and story writing.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5790

Did you know that there are about 400,000 plant species on Earth? Students will observe, dissect, journal, and discuss their way through the world of plants in this investigative science course.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-6200

Students will explore simple grammar and vocabulary as well as conversational topics including greetings, names, numbers, colors, and telling time. Role-playing opportunities will be provided. A brief introduction of Hispanic and Latino cultures throughout the world will also be discussed. All materials are included in the cost of the class.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-8040

Discover and explore different forms of art. Using your imagination, create drawings, paintings, sculpture, and more. Learn the aspects of color, shape, composition, perspective, and form. Students will then apply the concepts during hands-on projects. Please bring an old t-shirt or smock to class. All other class materials will be provided in the cost of the class.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-8060

Elementary Physics is designed for young scientists interested in finding out how things work. Students will take a closer look at the mysteries of magnetism, the enigma of energy, the lure of light, the facts of forces, and other physics principles.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-9310

Ages 11-14

Whether you are new to computers or want to brush up on your computer skills, this is the class for you. This computer software course is designed for students who wish to learn basic Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills. Students will also work with the basics of a PC's file structure, folders, online help menus, and much more.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5310

The inside of your body is an amazing place. You have cells, tissues, organs, and systems working together to keep you alive. In this course, students will explore the neurological, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems along with the senses, and the digestive and musculoskeletal systems.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-5480

In Basic Engineering, the student will take on fun, hands-on challenges like a real engineer. Every session will inspire the students as they experiment with important STEM concepts while creating unique machines using their knowledge of technology and design. This class encourages teamwork, critical thinking skills, and an early love of STEM. This exciting hands-on engineering class uses LEGO Education building materials.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-6010

This introductory Spanish course explores simple grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of the language. Conversational topics will include greetings, names, numbers, colors, and telling time. Students will learn simple grammar rules and vocabulary building to begin to write basic sentences. Role-playing opportunities will be provided.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-6020

Do you have great ideas, but you can't seem to put those ideas on paper? Learn how to become a more independent, confident, and fluent writer. You will learn the basic steps that any writer can use to go from a concept idea, through draft and editing, and to the final literary masterpiece.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-6060

Did you know plants can be used as a source of medicine, oxygen, and food? In this interactive and engaging plant study course, students will learn about the plants in their environment and understand the plant parts and their function, and the process of photosynthesis. Students will observe, dissect, journal, and discuss their way through the world of plants.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-6210

Enhancing creativity using various media is the focus of this creative arts class. Students will use paint, charcoal, pastels, and clay to express themselves in artworks of their own creation. Many master and contemporary artists will be studied as well, along with appropriate art vocabulary. Please bring an old t-shirt or smock to class. All other class materials will be provided in the cost of the class.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-8010

Students will discover the world of physics with a vast range of experiments, science fair projects, interesting facts, amazing videos, and much more. Learn about gravity, electricity, magnets, gears, and all kinds of interesting physics topics.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for AAY-9390

More Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Dual Enrollment at CSM

Dual enrollment allows you to take classes at CSM for college credit, while satisfying your graduation requirements.

Steps to Enroll in Degree Programs

Ready to earn your degree? It's easy to transfer your homeschool credit into CSM. Follow the steps listed here.

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