Homeschool Groups: KENTUCKY
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Local & State homeschool groups or organizations in KENTUCKY
KENTUCKY PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
Kentucky Protection and Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 3rd FL
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2967
Toll Free TDD: (800) 372-2988
FAX: (502) 564-0848
: Marsha Hockensmith
Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK)
691 Howardstown Rd., Hodgenville, Ky. 42748
Contact: Don Woolett
State and national homeschool Information resources, Legislative action, child protection resources. ConstiTuitional Rights defense.
Kentucky Home Education Association
P.O. Box 51591, Bowling Green,
KY 42102-5891 (or) 42102-7003
Information on requirements, resources, local support groups, legislative contacts, news, and an online egroup from KHEA.
Description: KHEA is a state-wide organization dedicated to protectinghomeschool freedoms and supporting all KY homeschool families and local support groups. Our website is loaded with Kentucky specific information including laws and regulations governing homeschools, how to get startedhomeschooling, and a current, updated list of local support groups around the state.
Requirements: KHEA is an inclusive non-sectarian organization which extends membership to all KY homeschool families regardless of their conscientious supporters of home education without regard to race, color, creed or religion.
Benefits: KHEA Newsletter, legislative info and activities, HSLDA discount, teacher discount card.
Cost: $15 per individual family $5 per family in affiliated support groups
Audubon Christian Homeschool Co-Op
805 2nd Street, Henderson, KY 42420
Contact: Tina R. Dillion
Phone: (270) 826-7549
More then a support group, we are a family. With members from Henderson, Webster, and Union County we meet every Friday offering classes like Art, Music, and PE, Student Newspaper, KY History and so much more. Nursery through Senior Year.
Barren River Home School Association
Bluegrass Regional Independent Christian Co-op (BRICC)
3812 Berry Ridge Circle, Lexington, KY 40514
Contact: Kathy Burchett
A Christian homeschool co-op featuring co-op enrichment classes on Friday afternoons along with field trips, fellowship opportunities (parties, field day, recognition ceremony, etc.), community service opportunities, and more.
Central Kentucky Homeschool Association
102 Colonial Park Drive, Winchester, KY 40391
We encourage and help homeschoolers with state law info and curriculum info. We have ideas on how to homeschool after highschool with state-approved college classes at home via the Internet.
Contact: Sherryl Wilson
Description: Christian Home Educators of Kentucky sponsors this statewide home school high school graduation each May in Louisville.
Requirements: CHEK Membership
Benefits: Participation in the homeschool high school graduation.
Christian Home-Educators of the Bluegrass (CHB)
PO Box 25072
Lexington, KY 40524-5072
Contact: Paul Stackhouse
Contact: Beth Taylor
Contact: Charlie Taylor
A full-service homeschool support group based in Lexington but serving all of Central Kentucky. We offer field trips, standardized testing, Learning Zone, community services, mentoring, mom's night out, area and national discounts, extra curricular opportunities, online forum, seasonal socials, bees, academic contests and more. All members volunteer which spreads the work and offers more activities for members.
Description: A full service K-8 homeschool support group. (We work in cooperation with Bluegrass United for High School grades.) We have 150 member families (2006).
A member-run organization; everyone volunteers.
Many activities and events for all homeschooling ages. (see calendar on the web).
Requirements: Must be a bona fide homeschooling family.All members honor Christian-Judeo values.Each member family is required to volunteer for at least one event/activity per year.
Benefits: We offer a Learning co-op, weekly field trips, standardized testing, mentoring, monthly community service opportunities, quarterly fellowship events, extensive web site, e-mail based newsletter and a localized NewHomeschooler book for new members.
Cost: $25 yearly
Christian Homeschool Network of KY
P.O. Box 148, Winchester, KY 40392
Homeschooling families from Clark, Fayette, Bourbon, Madison, Montgomery, and Powell counties.
Description: Central Kentucky Christian Home School Association (CKCHSA), a support group serving Winchester and Clark, Fayette, Bourbon, Montgomery, Powell, and Madison counties in Kentucky.
Requirements: Yearly membership fees.
Benefits: Membership to KHEA (Kentucky Home Education Association)
* $15.00 discount to HSLDA
* Special Notification of legal decisions affecting home schoolers
* Website to stay informed and be accessible to other homeschoolers in the area
* Access CKCHSA Private Pages on website
* An on-line calendar so all members are informed of upcoming events
* Weekly Chats with other moms to reflect on our week.
* Achievement Night
* Mom Times (refueling for Mom with other Moms)
* Mentoring to/from other homeschoolers
* Special educational programs/events offered to home schoolers
* Notification of special incentives or discounts offered to home schoolers
* Information about Winchester Home school Co-op (requires separate fee to the co-op)
Cost: $15 yearly
Cumberland Christian Home Educators (CCHE)
P O Box 1824 Somerset, KY 42502
Contact: Garna Donahue
CCHE offers support for home schoolers in the Lake Cumberland area. We have weekly enrichment classes, dramas, a yearbook, science fair, talent show, graduation ceremony plus much more! Annual "Getting Started" meeting in August of each year.
East-Central Kentucky LIFE (Learning In a Family Environment)
442 Willowbend Way, Stanton, KY 40380
Contact: Andrea Charles
This group includes families from Powell, Clark, Estill, and Montgomery counties. We would welcome families from other counties, too. We go on several field trips each year, have holiday parties, field days, park days, skating parties, etc.
Estill County Christian Homeschool Organization (ECCHO)
512 Laurel Street, Irvine, KY 40336
Contact: Louetta Hetrick
We enjoy getting together for field trips, days at the library, encouraging one another, and letting others know about homeschooling. Our group is open to surrounding counties.
Home School in Southern Indiana
Description: Home School in Southern Indiana and Kentucky is for home school families in all southern Indiana, and Kentucky, including but not limited to Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Posey County, New Harmony, Mt. Vernon, Newburg, Spencer County, Gibson County, Owensboro and Henderson, Kentucky. We share upcoming events, home school ideas, home schooling teens, laws, conferences, and website relevant to home schooling.
Requirements: There are no formal requirements, though we do require a response form with personal information before acceptance into the support group. This is for the safety and privacy of the other members in the group.
Benefits: Online support from other families 24/7 who know and understand the demands of the home educating lifestyle.
Lexington Homeschool Workshop
P.O. Box 910503, Lexington, KY 40591-0503
We are an all-inclusive support group offering homeschool support and Information to all homeschoolers. We provide Theatre Workshop classes, Chess Club, co-op style classes, as well as field trips and special events. We meet each Thursday and are open to grades PreK-12.
Description: Our mission is "to provide an all-inclusive group offering support to ALL homeschooling families. We are not tied to any religion and we do not exclude members based on religion or non-religion, race, physical or mental ability, homeschooling method, cultural ties,
etc. We specifically seek open-minded, diverse families, who will bring to the group rich learning experiences for our children. We value the talents of all parents and children, and encourage all to become involved. We encourage parents to work together to provide the best possible learning
environment at all times, and in all ways possible, for ALL the children of the group."
Benefits: We currently provide theatre workshop, chess club, enrichment classes, group
swim dates, field trips, family gatherings, science fair, field day, and have many more events planned. Our long-term goal is to provide a resource center for homeschooling families.
Contact: Lisa Schmoetzer
Description: Lexington Homeschoolers is a support network in the Central Kentucky area. We communicate through membership in our Yahoo group. We are an inclusive group offering support to anyone regardless of religion, race, or homeschooling method. We are a secular (not religiously affiliated) group valuing diversity, creativity and open mindedness. Our members choose a wide range of approaches to homeschooling including classical, eclectic, Waldorf and unschooling but are united by our common love of our children.
Requirements: No requirements.
Benefits: This list is a place for parents to share items of local interest including field trips, classes and social opportunities. Any member can feel free to sponsor a homeschool activity and open it up to the group as they would like. New members are welcome.
Madison County Christian Co-op
Based in Richmond, KY; serving Madision and surrounding counties
Contact: Jenna Newell
: (859) 624-0836
We currently meet every other Tuesday afternoon for co-op enrichment classes. We also offer field trips, home school classes at local sports venues, community service projects, mom's night out, park days, and other fellowship opportunities. Volunteering is central to being a part of the co-op.
Math & Science Club
Contact: Lisa Schmoetzer
Contact: Trish Smith
Description: The Math and Science club meets from 12:30 -3 pm the first three Tuesdays of the month from September through May at First Presbyterian Church, Georgetown, Kentucky. Classes taught are Bilogy, Math and art and history of weaving.
Mission Statement: Homeschool Math and Science Club is a cooperative academic organization, whose goal is to provide the environment, resources and time to inspire our children to be good stewards of our earth and universe; To encourage them to think deeply and seek knowledge to create a "Learner's heart" with desire to discover and learn more and to inspire by example. We seek to do this in an encouraging and exciting hands-on manner. We have no specific religious denominational ties and religious affiliation is not a factor in our membership. Our goal is to broaden the minds of our children to embrace all that this world has to offer.
Requirements: The Math & Science Club is a cooperative and you will be expected to help with light duties such as clean-up and assisting the classroom teachers. A sign-up sheet will be available.Decisions and policies are made by parents during meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month. Parents are warmly encouraged to provide input and ideas and to attend the meetings. These meetings are informal and open to all interested co-op participants.
Benefits: Interested families are always welcome to visit the co-op and meet with teachers and students. Advance notice is appreciated but not required. Field trips are usually planned when a fifth Tuesday occurs in a month. Ideas for this year's field trips include special programs at Cardome, another trip to The Little Loom House, and a visit to the Frazier Arms Museum.
Cost: Tuition is $20/month for the 1st child, $10/month for each other child in a family.
Parents As Teachers inï¿½Christian Homes
Contact: Cheryl Johnson
Description: The purpose of our organization is to provide support, information, and fellowship to homeschooling parents, and provide cooperative activities, and field trips for one another. We wish to be a community that will continue to grow and flourish.
Requirements: PATCH is a cooperative organization whose success requires that each member contribute time and energy to planning and implementing our activities. If our homeschool programs interest you and you want to join our active community, please contact us, new members are always warmly welcomed
Benefits: Field trips, Activity Day (co-op) skating, monthly meetings, curriculum swap/sale Social Study Fair, Science Fair, Spelling Bee. SharedHomeschool library etc...there's a lot for families to get involved in if they want or need this kind of support.
Cost: $20 yearly per family
Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (PACHEK)
P.O. Box 114, Hopkinsville, KY 42241
Contact: Nancy Carter
Serving homeschoolers in Christian, Trigg, and Todd counties since 1992, PACHEK is devoted to supporting area families exercising their God-given right and responsibility to educate their children. Each month we have a meeting, enrichment classes, activities, and fellowship.
Description: Serving homeschoolers in Christian, Trigg, and Todd counties since 1992, PACHEK is devoted to supporting area families exercising their God-given right and responsibility to educate their children.
Requirements: Leadership must sign Statement of Faith.
Benefits: We provide information, encouragement and fellowship. Each month we have a meeting, group activity, field trip, and Moms' night out.
Cost: $20 per family + $5 for printed newsletter
Teaching Homes In Northern Kentucky (THINK)
P.O. Box 582, Florence, KY 41022
Contact: Donald and Patty Haubner
(859) 581-7440 ext. 1
Monthly support group meetings with occasional speakers, lending library, science fair, spelling and geography bees, used book sale, newhomeschoolers orientation.
Description: We are a support group for families in N. KY. We meet monthly on the second Tuesday of the month during the regular school year. We meet at Fellowship of Believers in Florence. We have a monthly newsletter, organize field trips and publish a contact list of our members.
Requirements: The only requirements are to pay the yearly dues.
Benefits: We publish a monthly newsletter and have occasional field trips. Each year we sponsor a spelling bee, geography bee and science fair. We also have a large used curriculum sale in June.
Cost: $20 yearly
3032 Adwalton Road, Lexington, KY 40509
Contact: Judy Mortkowitz
Students meet with teachers one day a week and homeschool the other 4 days. Full curricula for grades 6-12. Record keeping and transcripts for full-time students. Diplomas, graduation, prom, swim team, student council.