Enroll in H.O.M.E. Program

Home Oversight Ministry in Education


Recognizing that families at times feel an individualized learning program at home is in the best interest of their children, Emmanuel Christian School is equipped to encourage and assist them through our home school umbrella. The home school umbrella program (HOME) is for families who are members in faithful attendance of Emmanuel Baptist Temple, and families who are active members of other fundamental, Bible-Believing churches. Students enrolled in our home school umbrella are welcome at all chapel services and field trips when announced (this excludes the senior trip).

Our goal is to assist families but not to be intrusive. We require book reports from younger students, research papers and final exams from high school students. Parents will maintain daily lesson plans and weekly grades. Although students may move at an individually tailored pace, all courses must be passed before grade promotion or diplomas are issued. The basic fee is $200.00 for the first student and $150 for each additional student.


Services of the ECS HOME program included with the basic cost of registration: 

  • Enrollment as a student in Emmanuel Christian School with Maryland Accreditation
  • Academic oversight (conferences held twice a year by the homeschool administrator)
  • Assistance with curriculum choices
  • Transcripts for college issued by ECS
  • Membership in Association of Baptist Church Schools
  • Availability of classes for all grades in group music instruction and physical education
  • Eligible for Association of Baptist Church Schools’ Honor Society

Services provided by the HOME program at additional costs: 

  • High school diplomas presented in a traditional graduation ceremony with students graduating from Emmanuel Christian School
  • School Pictures
  • Attendance at annual college fair
  • Participation in college trips to Christian colleges
  • PSAT testing
  • Senior portraits
  • Competition in Association of Baptist Church Schools’ Fine Arts Festival (grades 1-12)
  • Team sports for middle and high school students (drafting priority given to full-time ECS students)
  • Tutoring and private music lessons

Oversight Requirements:

  • Submission of weekly schedule and monthly lesson plan
  • Curriculum
  • Sampling of homework, quizzes, and tests
  • Both students and their families must abide by all rules of dress and conduct while on school property


  1. The principal must approve the curriculum, lesson plan sampling, and end of the year grades
  2. Pennsylvania families may participate in team sports for a fee of $100 per student
  3. Please note: Both students and their families must abide by all rules of dress and conduct while on school property.

Home School Application

Click here to download the ECS H.O.M.E. application form!