The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 3
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May / June 2003


FEATURES
A season to encourage

Burnt toast & sticky cards

A letter to my parents

The spiritual power of a mother
National Center hosts 2003 Summit
Farris addresses social workers

DEPARTMENTS
Along the way

Homeschool litigation: preparing the way
Freedom Watch

What's ahead in 2003?
From the heart
Across the states
Active Cases
Members only
About Campus
President's page

Good judges make good decisions

ET AL.

Prayer & Praise

a contrario sensu (on the other hand)

HSLDA legal contacts for November/December 2002



  LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  



ACROSS THE STATES

AR · CA · FL · IL · IN · KY · LA · MD · MO · MT · ND · NM · NY · OH · OK · OR · TN · TX · VA · WY

MARYLAND

HSLDA: From K through college

Home School Legal Defense Association's work does not always end with high school graduation. As many homeschooled students move on to postsecondary education, so does HSLDA.

Early last December, a member called HSLDA regarding her daughter's admissions difficulties at Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland. Due to a misunderstanding of Maryland homeschooling law and misconceptions about homeschoolers' collegiate achievement, WBC was refusing to admit the girl without a GED.

We contacted Mark Johnson in WBC's admissions office to see how we could facilitate a change in school policy. We followed up by sending him a letter refuting the need for homeschoolers to obtain a GED as well as information concerning Maryland's homeschool law.

Homeschoolers have established a clear academic track record. Their ACT and SAT scores are consistently above average. College surveys have found that homeschool graduates achieved a higher average GPA than the overall student average at the same institutions. (See Homeschooled Students Excel in College.)

At Christmas, HSLDA received a card from this mother, thanking us for helping make admission possible for her daughter.

Scott A. Woodruff