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Virtual School is part of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). Through this program, students can earn credits towards a high school diploma. Courses are aligned to FCPS Essential Curricula and represent a variety of merit, honors, and Advanced Placement options. Students should be self-motivated independent learners and they usually take one course at a time. Instructors are highly-qualified FCPS teachers with special training in working with students in a virtual setting. Family Partnership (FP) collaborates with Frederick County Virtual School. Through this collaboration, students that are enrolled in Virtual School classes that could also benefit from FP services are allowed to take their classes on-line in FP’s computer lab. Regular attendance at Family Partnership is required.
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Women or men with children between ages of newborn to 12 years, expectant mothers and fathers, kinship care providers and youth aged 16-24 years old.
We hold orientations regularly. You must complete our referral form by calling (301) 600-2206 or you can fax the referral form to (301) 600-2209 to register for our program. Once we have a completed referral form and space is available then a case manager will make contact to schedule a one on one orientation.
GED preparation classes at Family Partnership are available for out of school individuals 18 years of age and older. The classes offer a review of writing, social studies, science, reading and math to prepare students for the GED test. Classes are taught by an FCC Adult Education Instructor and skills are reinforced through a combination of classroom and computer-based instruction. Each student’s goal is to ultimately earn a Maryland High School Diploma.
If you are under 18 years old, you cannot enroll in the GED program. By law you are required to be enrolled in a school that gives you access to a secondary school curriculum. If you have met an exception to this law, there are limited options for GED studies. Please contact the center directly.
You will be required to attend an Orientation at Family Partnership. If after attending Orientation and meeting with a Case Manager, you decide that you want to begin your GED studies here, you will need to withdraw from your home (current) school. Please speak to your Guidance Counselor or your Pupil Personnel Worker regarding the withdrawal process.
All participants that attend Family Partnership can receive employment readiness services. These services include one on one assistance and employment workshops on career exploration and job readiness, computer skills, career goal setting, resume writing, interviewing skills, job searching, paid internships and completing job applications.
Pick up and drop off to Family Partnership is available to participants who live within a 10 mile radius of the center and communicate in advance of their need for transportation.
If you are bringing a child under the age of 4 then you will need to bring a copy of immunization records. If you are interested in the GED services then you will need to bring your official withdrawal form from your last high school. If you are between the ages of 16-24, there may be additional documents that we will need to collect from you, such as birth certificate and social security card, and other items.