Education

 

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This online tutoring service by brainfuse can help students K- adult with their homework.Homework and Other Assistance from Brainfuse

 

Now students and jobseekers (ages from kindergarten through adulthood) can chat online with trained tutors. This free service is available every day of the week from 2 p.m. until approximately midnight. Learn more...

 

K - 12

 

Kindergarten
 

  • Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Early Childhood Education
    About the kindergarten program, including information on early admission, applying for the program, what is covered in the required assessment test, advice on preparing your child for kindergarten and more.
     

  • Child Find
    A special education service to identify children from ages three through twenty-one who are suspected of having an educational disability and who may be eligible for special education and related services.
     

  • Who Must Attend School: Md. EDUCATION § 7-301
    Maryland law requires all children between the ages of 5 and 16 who live in this state to attend school and that every child must attend kindergarten before entering the first grade. A child may be excused from going to kindergarten if they are in a full time licensed child care center, a full time registered family day care home, or in a Head Start five year old program part time.
     

Grades 1- 12
 

 

  • Center for Jewish Education
    Lists partner schools including early childhood programs, K-12 day schools and congregational schools.
     

  • Connections: Children, Youth and Family Resources - Education
    Provided by Baltimore County Public Library. Lists local organizations and agencies that can provide information about educational programs and services.
     

  • Maryland Career Technology Education (CTE) Programs
    An opportunity for high school and community college students to pursue a technical and academic program of study through internships and work-based learning leading to college credits while in high school and to a career field.
     

  • Maryland Educational Resources
    Official government website with information on schools and education for all ages in Maryland, for example, public school opening and closing dates, approved Maryland nonpublic schools, classroom resources about Maryland, financial aid, preparing for college, and more.
     

  • Maryland Report Card
    Detailed annual information on student growth, including Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), student demographics, enrollment, and attendance data, and more on the performance of the State and its 24 school systems and individual schools.
     

  • Maryland State Department of Education
    Information about Maryland school systems, approved nonpublic schools, the statewide education curriculum/standards, programs and initiatives, legal requirements regarding education in the state.
     

Home Instruction

 

Special Education Resources

 

Higher Education and Career Education

 

Colleges
 

Adult Learning Opportunities

 

English Language Instruction

 

 GED Preparation

 

  • This online tutoring service by brainfuse can help you prepare for the GED test.Brainfuse
    Provided through the Baltimore County Public Library. There are many services included in this excellent and free resource:
     

    • Select the "Live Tutoring" link to chat online with a tutor from 2 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.. Available seven days a week and Spanish-speaking tutors are available. During the hours that live tutors are not available, you can submit questions through the "Send Question" link and you will receive a response within 24 hours.
       

    • Explore the Adult Learning Center to prepare for the GED? Get live one-on-one online help from trained adult education specialists to help you prepare for and pass the GED. Study materials are also available.
       

    • Register for a free, confidential Learning Account Log In (opens new window) and take a practice GED test and review the results with a tutor online. No personal information is needed. Create a username and password for access to several other services.
       

    • Choose the SkillSurfer section if you need help learning a specific skill or subject, such as mastering long division or improving your reading comprehension. Find practice tests in specific subject areas as well as the GED test. (Log In required). Receive instant, skill-by-skill results. Tutors are available to assist you with developing your skills.
       

    • Utilize the 24-Hour Writing Lab and submit a file with your paragraph, essay, paper or resume/cover letter for review by a writing instructor. The paper is returned with comments on structure, grammar, style and content. The purpose of this service is not for the writing instructor to write or edit essays or resumes but to help you better organize and present your thoughts.
       

    • Make use of the FlashBulb™ section for flashcards on many subjects to study or create your own.
       

  • GED Preparation and Adult Basic Education (ABE) - Essential Skills Classes in Baltimore County
    Classes offered through the Community College of Baltimore County ( CCBC ) at locations around the County. Registration information in left sidebar.
     

  • Connections: Children, Youth and Family Resources - Education
    Provided by Baltimore County Public Library. Lists local organizations and agencies that provide literacy instruction, preparation for GED and High School diploma programs.
     

  • GED Testing in Maryland
    How to apply to take the GED test, testing dates and centers, description of what to expect, links to GED preparation resources and information for the GED test. Paper-based testing is no longer available.
     

  • GED-i Online Preparation Course
    Prepare for the GED Tests online! Maryland GED-i is free! It is a teacher-supported online learning program for GED test preparation.
     

  • Testing and Education Reference Center buttonTesting and Education Reference Center
    Offers online practice tests in English and Spanish as well as online books to help you prepare for the GED test. Explore the High School section to find the practice tests and online preparation books. A library card registered with Baltimore County Public Library is needed to access this online resource.
     

  • Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services Program
    Find out about options for getting a diploma, taking a GED tests, adult education programs in your community, links to websites for adult learners, adult new readers, ESL/ESOL and their teachers.
     

Literacy Instruction (Basic Reading, Writing and Math)

 

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) - Essential Skills Classes in Baltimore County
    Offered through the Community College of Baltimore County ( CCBC ) at locations around the County. Registration information in left sidebar.
     

  • Connections: Children, Youth and Family Resources - Education
    Local organizations providing services such as instruction in basic reading and writing, development of math skills, learning English as a second language, and more.
     

  • Single Step Program
    Offered through The Community College of Baltimore County. Program designed specifically for students with learning differences and intellectual disabilities to gain reading, writing and math skills, computer literacy and other skills for employment or independent living.
     

  • Towson University Reading Clinic
    For children or adolescents who have learning difficulties or who are lagging behind their peers in reading and writing and for adults who never had the opportunity to learn to read and write or who want to improve their reading and writing.
     

Financial Aid / Scholarships

 

  • College Savings Plans of Maryland
    Information on the Maryland Prepaid College Trust and Maryland College Investment Plan. Begin to save now for your child's education at nearly any college in the nation.
     

  • Education and Training for Maryland Veterans
    From Veterans Services Page, a collaborative project by Federal, Maryland, and Baltimore County government agencies and local nonprofit organizations. Excellent source on financial assistance at local colleges and universities for Maryland's veterans.
     

  • Education Benefits for Maryland Veterans
    From Maryland Higher Education Commission.

  • Financial Aid
    Baltimore County Public School's Office of School Counseling gives links to several free sources of scholarship and financial aid sites.
     

  • Financial Aid for the Disability Community
    From Disability.gov. Information on federal, state and local scholarships and loans for students with disabilities, including veterans and the military community.
     

  • Financing a Private School Education
    By National Association of Independent Schools. Offers advice for parents on funding a private school education. The site contains information on scholarship and tuition loan providers, as well as more affordable tuition payment plans. The Parent's Financial Statement (PFS) can be filled out online at School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). This service is used by more than 2,400 K-12 schools and organizations across the country to help assess a family's ability to pay for independent education.
     

  • Independent College Fund of Maryland
    Scholarships to independent liberal arts colleges and universities. Contact your financial aid office for information about eligibility.
     

  • Maryland State Financial Assistance Programs and Applications
    From the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Descriptions and applications for grants, merit-based or career-based scholarships, legislative and for unique populations.
     

  • Student Aid on the Web
    By United States Department of Education. Information on preparing for, choosing and applying for admission and funding your education beyond high school primarily through federal student aid programs. Covers repaying loans for your college education, as well as access to the FAFSA application and your My FSA personal account. En Español
     


Revised: October 21, 2016