Homeschool Groups: OHIO
State Flag
Welcome to the OHIO Homeschool with ED Anywhere information center. ED Anywhere encourages you to join a homeschooling group listed below in your area.

Local & State homeschool groups or organizations in OHIO


OHIO PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Ohio Legal Rights Service
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215-5923
Phone/TDD: (614) 466-7264
Toll Free: (800) 282-9181 (in-state only)
TTY: (614) 728-2553
Toll Free TTY: (614) 858-3542
FAX: (614) 644-1888

Website: http://www.olrs.ohio.gov

Executive Director: Michael Kirkman, Esq.
Email: MKirkman@olrs.state.oh.us

ABLE Homeschooling


Training leaders with hearts of servants; ABLE Homeschooling is a educational cooperative group for home schooled students. ABLE students participate in classes that challenge their minds and strengthen their character. We focus on leadership, character development, public speaking, service to God and others, civic duty, our Christian heritage, science and language/communication.

ABLE Students participate in entrepreneurship and competition opportunities, social gatherings, and field trips. To develop the skills needed for leadership, students will learn public speaking, civics, organization and language skills. They will participate in classes intended to refine their Christian character and will make service to God a way of life through weekly projects. Our core curriculum is not available anywhere else!

ABLE kids will learn subjects from a Christian perspective, as a supplement to their normal curriculum. They will expand upon the "why" of history, and learn about people and events the history text books leave out. They will learn to share their faith in Spanish and American Sign Language. ABLE Parents will benefit from a network of support with other homeschoolers, valuable resources, and discounts on assessments.

111 N. Adams St, New Carlisle, Ohio 43544
Phone: (937)543-8458
Email: able@hiac.net
Website: http://hiac.net/able/


Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO)

117 W. Main St. Ste. 103, Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: (740) 654-3331
Fax: (740) 654-3337
Email: cheo@cheohome.org
Website: http://www.cheohome.org


Allen County Christian Home Schoolers (ACCHS)

Serving Allen County and surrounding area
Contact: Jennifer M. Millisor
Phone/Fax: (419) 222-6336
Email: amillisor@woh.rr.com
Website: http://www.acchs.org
We are a well organized group that meets quarterly for support meetings/student showcase opportunities. Members participate in regular field trips, gym classes, co-op classes, concert band, holiday parties, bowling, roller skating and other events.

Beth Yada Home School Group and Co-op

Edgewood Baptist Church, 5335 Trenton Oxford Rd, Trenton, OH 45067
Contact: Dave & Cherilu DuVal
Phone: (513) 726-0366
Email: duvals@fuse.net
A christian home school group with members from Middletown, Trenton, Germantown, Franklin areas, and Hamilton. Offers afternoon co-op classes, roller-skating, and bowling as well as fellowship, field trips, 4-H club, monthly newsletter, etc.

Christian Home Educators of Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark Counties

P.O. Box 552, Waynesburg, OH 44688-0552
Contact: Celia Hartmann
Email: dustbunniesandbooks@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.dustbunniesandbooks.com/checcs/
We are conservative Christian families meeting once a week during the traditional school year for co-op classes such as Science, Art, Gym, Speech, etc. Members are required to pay dues, sign a statement of faith, and sign a statement that says they are homeschooling at least one child (not using a charter school) Members are also asked to provide some area of service to the group as part of the co-op.

Christian Home Educators of Cincinnati

6532 Hawk Court, Mason, OH 45040
Email: info@chechome.org
Website: http://www.chechome.org
A citywide organization comprised of eighteen local area support groups in the greater Cincinnati area. CHEC hosts citywide meetings with nationally-known speakers, an annual Orientation Day seminar, and an annual used curriculum sale - plus meets monthly for roller skating and other teen activities.

Christian Home Educators of Clark County (CHECC)

Based in Clark County, OH
Contact: http://ourchecc.org/contact.html
Website: http://www.ourchecc.org/
Description:
CHECC is a homeschool support group serving Clark County. Residents of Springfield, Urbana, New Carlisle, and other surrounding cities are welcome to join. CHECC families homeschool children from preschool through graduation. Our children participate in Interest Group Classes (I.G. Classes) and field trips together. They benefit from group activities, "school" pictures, and a graduation ceremony for seniors. CHECC members enjoy discounted membership to HSLDA, a source of vital legal protection for homeschoolers!

CHECC parents find fellowship and support from other members who share similar homeschooling experiences and challenges. Both parents and children alike develop long-lasting relationships with people of like mind, who understand the joys and struggles of homeschooling.

Christian Home Educators of Crawford County

3880 Klopfenstein Rd, Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-6050
Support group meetings third Thursdays monthly.


Christian Home Educators of Carroll, Columbiana, & Stark Counties (CHECCS)

Contact: Celia Hartmann
Email: Celia@DustBunniesAndBooks.com

Description:CHECCS stands for Christian Home Educators of Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark Counties. We are a group of about 40 conservative Christian families.We meet on Thursdays for co-op classes for the traditional school year. We generally have one field trip/speaker/event per month during the traditional school year. In the summer, we meet two to three times per month at an area park or members' house for swimming. We have several co-op classes, such as Science, Art, Music, Gym, and Drama. Class fees vary, but are kept at a minimum (mostly to cover the cost of the copies, materials, etc.).
Requirements: Dues are $15 for the year (this helps pay for newsletters, etc.) Members must be able to sign a statement of faith, since we are conservative Christians, and prayer and discussion of God is integral to our studies. We also require that members homeschool according to Ohio Administrative Code 3301-34 or 3301-35-08. (That is, that you are NOT using a cyber school such as Virtual Academy/K12, OHDELA, etc. which has different rules and regulations within the Ohio Code and is really public school at home, doing work that is mandated by the public schools/government.) Moms (and/or Dads) are expected to help out the group in someway. Without parents commitment of time to the group, we cannot be a co-op. Each is needed to make the group work. Some moms helps out by teaching a class, others help organize field trips, etc. There are many ways to help out, and we have a list.

Benefits: The number one benefit is the support of like-mindedhomeschooling families! Number two would be great co-op classes! Members also receive 8-10 newsletters per year. We generally have one field trip/speaker/event per month during the traditional school year.
Cost: $15 yearly

Christian Home Educators Stark County Association (CHESCA)

P.O. Box 8801, Canton, Ohio 44711
Contact: Albert Gotch
Phone: (330) 491-9857
Email: info@chesca.org
Website: http://www.chesca.org
CHESCA was formed in 1983, and currently consists of 179 member families from all over Stark County in Northeast Ohio, as well as Summit, Mahoning, Wayne, Jefferson and Portage counties. Decidedly Christian and family-oriented, we seek to serve homeschooling parents through activities, encouraging fellowship and seminars, and political involvement.

Cincinnati Area Teaching Children at Home (CATCH)

P.O. Box 62459, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Contact: Norma Curry
Phone: (513) 469-6968
Email: tessimal@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/C-A-T-C-H
An inclusive, non-directed, community-based home education support organization for those who live in the tri-state area, which includes Southwestern Ohio, Southeastern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. We are a "link" organization for approximately 450+ member families. Our large home educator membership offers quick response to member questions and provides a smorgasbord of news about activities, events and educational resources available to our members.

Description: C-A-T-C-H is a non-directed totally inclusive and totally free community based home education support group. Join by joining the Yahoo group at the url above. Participate as much or as little as you wish. If you want something to happen then you are welcome to get it started and make it happen. Meanwhile you may ask questions, answer questions, contribute ideas and resources, provide news about events and activities, participate in discussions, or just lurk on the e-list and absorb all the great information posted there by all our member families. If you would like to join but don't have a computer or e-mail please contact Norma Curry to arrange for someone to meet you at a public library to set up a free e-mail address for you and to show you the basics of internet access.
Requirements: List rules and netiquette are posted at the Yahoo!groups list site.

Benefits: Many members plan group activities for all different age groups and members are welcome to join these activities, following posted sign-up procedures for each event. Or, if you think of something you would like to get started, perhaps in your part of town, then you are free to organize or start something and to let others know so they can join you. Our "newsletter" is our Yahoo!groups e-list that is available 24/7, 365 days a year, to all members. Once a year the group holds a free Ohio portfolio assessment day picnic.
Cost: None

Cleveland Homeschool Teens

Based in Parma, OH
Contact: Heather
Email: sin4min@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHSTeenNight/
We are an all-inclusive group of homeschool teens. This is a place for teens that are homeschooled to get to know each other and schedule events to meet and hang out. And also for families of homeschooled teens to get together.

Cornerstone Home Instructors

22300 SR 751 West Lafayette, OH 43845
Contact: Becky Armstrong or Angela Sianjina
Email:becky.armstrong@gmail.com
Phone: 740-545-0957 or 740-622-0979

Description: Non-denominational Christian fellowship group currently consisting of about 20 families in the Coshocton County area who meet monthly and also participate in field trips and other activities
Requirements: Must agree to the Membership Guidelines and Statement of Faith

Benefits: Newsletter, Field Trips, Standardized Testing, Monthly Meetings
Cost: none

Darke County Christian Home Educators (DCCHE)

P.O. Box 101, Greenville, OH 45331
Contact: Jim Leonard
Phone: (937) 548-3122
DCCHE is a support group of approx. 50 families, offering a monthly newsletter, field trips, meetings, assistance with understanding and complying with the home education laws, and more.

Eastside Homeschool Group (Columbus)

1660 Lattimer Drive, Columbus, OH 43227
Contact: Jason & Laura LaPat
Phone: (614) 861-3249
Email: laurawhbc@wowway.com
Website: http://www.walnutheightsbaptist.com
We are a new group (2006) on the eastside of Columbus. We have a monthly field trip planned for every third Wednesday of the month (September through May). Some months we will meet at Walnut Heights Baptist Church.

Front-Line Report

RR 1 - Box 265, Waterford, OH 45786
Phone: (614) 984-2583


Galion Regional Area of Christian Educators (GRACE)

131 Fortney Ave., Galion, OH 44833
Contact: Drew and Michelle Karnes
Phone: (419) 462-5050
Email: jdkarnes@bright.net
Monthly meetings, field trips, co-op learning opportunities, and monthly newsletter are available.

Godly Educators of Massillon Support Group (GEMS)

5921 Longbrook St. S.W., Massillon, OH 44646
Contact: Darlene Klink
Phone: (330) 546-0106
Email: gemshomeschoolers@yahoo.com
A Christian-based support group requiring a signed statement of faith. GEMS supplies its members with current information on conventions, educational resources, legislation, regulation, and other legal action. GEMS offerseducational activities, such as: oral book reports, science fair, and a spelling bee. We offer monthly support group meetings, newsletter and announcements, Mom s Night Out, field trips, & community service projects.

Hearts Towards Home

P.O. Box 1774, Marion, OH 43301-1774
Phone: (740) 943-3875
Email: hth@heartstowardhome.org
Website: http://www.heartstowardhome.org
Annual Home School Orientation, monthly leadership team meetings, support group meetings, weekly events, field trips, science fair, spelling bee, talent show, family sports, testing, evaluation services, etc.

Home Education Action Council of Ohio

7530 Ross Road, New Carlisle, OH 45344
Contact: Diana Fessler
Phone: (937) 845-8428
Email: diana@fessler.com


Home Education League of Parents (HELP) - Central Ohio

P.O. Box 14296, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 470-2219


Home Educators' Cooperative Learning Community, Inc. (HECLC)

Based in Central Ohio
Contact: Niqui Chatfield
Phone: (614) 437-2626
Email: threebirdspub@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.orgsites.com/oh/heclcrc/
Provides information, resources and support to home educators, their families, and those interested in home education.

Home Offered Private Education (HOPE)

Serving Willard, OH and surrounding communities
Contact: Donna King
Email: we6kings@hmcltd.net
We are a support group and co op which meets monthly. We plan field trips, social events and educational "fairs" throughout the school year. (The group is not meeting regularly at this time. Please contact us by e-mail to be placed on the list for info of upcoming events. We can also put you in touch with other local home schoolers and provide one-on-one support)

Homeschool Network of Greater Cincinnati

Serving southern Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky
Contact: Julieanne Hensley
Phone: (513) 205-7348
Website: http://www.hsncincy.com
An inclusive network of families working together to support each other in the joys and responsibilities of educating our children at home.

Homeschooling Under Grace (HUG)

Based in and around Dayton
Contact: Donna Young
Email: info@hugsgroup.org
Website: http://www.hugsgroup.org
We offer a Gym Day twice a month for our children, a monthly newsletter, and various activities throughout the year including field trips, History Fair, and Open House (Show-and-Tell).

Inclusive North Columbus Home Education Support Group (INCHES)

Based in North Columbus, OH
Contact: Diane Hopkins
Phone: (614) 891-4780
Email: creatingadream@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INCHESgroup/
Inclusive means that it is open to anyone regardless of race, religion, home school styles, parenting styles, etc. We meet at 7pm on the 1st week of the month, day and location varies.

Leaves of Learning

931 O'Bannonville Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
Contact: Diana Osborn
Phone: (513) 697-9021
Email: leavesoflearning@fuse.net
Website: http://www.leavesoflearning.org
A comprehensive educational program offering a wide variety of hands-on classes for students from 4-18 years old. Our facility is located on 300 acres allowing our students many opportunies to interact with nature. We hire teachers with expertise, enthusiasm and love & respect for children. This is our 10th year in operation. We have approximately 150 students.

Life-long Education And Discipleship (LEAD)

Based in Chillicothe, OH 45601
Contact: Jennifer McCorkle
Email: mac5@bright.net
Website: http://www.geocities.com/jenn_mc/LEAD.html
LEAD is a Christian homeschool support group serving the needs of families in Southern Ohio. We have monthly newsletter, support meetings, field trips, and co-ops.

Mansfield Christian School Division of Independent Studies

500 Logan Road, Mansfield, OH 44907
Contact: Linda Hoeflich
Phone: (419) 756-5651 ext. 219
Fax: (419) 756-7470
Email: lhoeflich@mcsflames.org
Website: http://www.mcsflames.org
Monthly newsletters, field trips, individualized help with curriculum, annual curriculum fair and used book sale, monthly visits with certified teacher/fellow home schooler to offer suggestions and encouragement, well-stocked home school resource room, classes for K-6th grade student twice a month, opportunity for 7th - 12th grade students to take up to 3 classes at Mansfield Christian School and home school the rest. High school home school students can also take post secondary courses and play varsity sports.

New Heights

Serving the Northwest Ohio area
Contact: Pamela Clark or Pat Carr
Phone: (419) 399-5434 or (419) 337-3921
Email: carr300@earthlink.net
Website: http://newheightseducation.tripod.com
A inclusive network of homeschooling/charter and public school families, formed to help each other achieve the supports and friendships necessary to educate our children at home. New Heights offers a rich social experience through group activities, informational meetings, fieldtrips, newsletters and email/chatroom discussions.

Ohio Home Educators Network

P.O. Box 38132, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-8132
Email: ohen@ohiohomeeducators.net
Website: http://www.ohiohomeeducators.net


Rehoboth Home Education Center

2600 Cleveland Ave., NW Canton, OH 44709
Email: info@myrhec.com
Website: http://www.myrhec.com
The place for homeschoolers in Stark County. We offer co-ops, classes, activities, field trips, girl scouts & robotics, just to name a few. We currently have 98 homeschool students participating. We run our co-ops and classes every 8 weeks.

Salvation Army Homeschool Fellowship

6431 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, OH
Contact: Captain Patricia Musgrove
Phone: (330) 270-1751
Fax: (330) 270-1752
Email: patricia.musgrove@use.salvationarmy.org
Website: http://www.salvationarmy.org
The Salvation Army, an evangelical Christian movement, hosts a homeschoolfellowship group the first Friday of every month from 11am-1pm. Please join us for crafts, games, field trips, computers, and fellowship. You do not have to be a Christian to join; however, activities are learning-focused and Christ-centered. Independants, charter 8, virtual - all are welcome. Please call to let us know you are coming so we can make sure we have adequate supplies.

Spirit Led Homeschool Support Group

Beavercreek 45434, in the Dayton area
Contact: Tonya Kelley
Phone: (937) 623-6918
Email: kelley3318@spiritledhomeschoolsupportgroup.com
Website: http://www.spiritledhomeschoolsupportgroup.com
We are a cooperative of families to help each other achieve the support and friendships necessary to educate their children at home. We offer field trips, co-op clubs, science fairs, art fairs, parent support, etc. We do NOT have annual dues, elected positions, teaching or attendance requirements, etc.

Strongsville Recreation Department

18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44136
Contact: Bryan V. Bogre
Phone: (440) 580-3260 ext. 5280
Fax: (440) 572-3503
Email: bryan.bogre@strongsville.org
Website: http://www.strongsville.org
The Strongsville Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports and leisure classes for the home schooler to meet their physical education requirement. We have been involved with home schoolers since 2003 and will continue to bring exciting classes to you every school year.

Take Off! Home Schooling Field Trips

Serving Holmes, Stark, Summit, Wayne, Medina, Lake, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Geauga, Portage, Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Guernsey, Knox, Tuscarawas and more.
Contact: Jen Lake
Email: takeofftrips@gmail.com
Website: http://tripsoflife.blogspot.com
Home schoolers from NE Ohio and the surrounding area get together for field trips. Check out previous field trips on the website. All home educated families are welcome to join us. Field trips are a great way to learn by experiencing the world around us. Come along and take off with us!

The Sprouted Acorn

Serving Holmes County, OH and surrounding area
Email: sproutedacorn@gmail.com
Website: http://sproutedacorn.blogspot.com
A private project designed by artists, writers, tradesmen and others from Holmes County and the surrounding community. Classes are held in the residence of a homelearning family and focus on such things as creative writing, woodworking, fiber arts, drawing, sketching, coopering, foreign languages and more.

Toledo Home Education League of Parents (HELP)

P.O. Box 2509, Toledo, OH 43606
Contact: Regina Stevenson-Healy
Phone: (419) 241-8571
Email: regstehe@buckeye-access.com
Website: http://www.buildyourownwebsite.org/byow/homesite.asp?id=walker
A cooperative volunteer organization which assists parents as they inform themselves about homeschooling.

Trumbull Education Assoc. of Christian Homeschools

P.O. Box 851, Warren, OH 44482
Phone: 675-3429


Turning Hearts Toward Home

Based in Marysville
Email: leadershipteam@thth.org
Website: http://www.thth.org
A Christian-based support group requiring a signed statement of faith. THTH supplies its members with current information on conventions, educational resources, legislation, regulation, and other legal action. THTH offers educational activities, such as a bi-monthly activity day, cooperative classes, student council and an annual Homeworks Festival. We offer monthly support group meetings, newsletter, Mom s Night Out, Dad's Night Out, field trips, and extracurricular activities such as bowling, skating, and baseball.

Westerville Area Homeschool Association (WAHA)

P.O. Box 263, Westerville, OH 43086
Contact: Gary & Marilyn Lankford
Phone/Fax: (614) 470-3311
Email: gary@wahaohio.com
Website: http://www.wahaohio.com
WAHA is a ministry of FamilyVision, a 501(c)(3) foundation at NHF. Our goal at WAHA is to teach all classes consistent with a Christian worldview, with an age-integrated, ability-based approach rather than age-grouped. Although a significant number of WAHA families have younger children, our focus and emphasis is students 12 years old and older. WAHA classes are designed to help parents homeschool longer, and to improve the quality of their homeschool experience.

Williamsburg Homeschoolers

594 Main Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176
Contact: Cynthia Barno
Phone/Fax: (513) 724-3444
Email: clbarno@yahoo.com
All Williamsburg Homeschoolers meet and compare notes at the Williamsburg Library first Monday of every month.

Youngstown Ohio Homeschoolers

Serving Youngstown, OH and surrounding areas
Email: ehenion@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youngstownhomeschoolers/
A newly formed, secular, all-inclusive support group for all branches ofhomeschooling. Our group is made up of children of all ages from Youngstown and surrounding areas. We have monthly group meetings.

Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO)

117 W. Main St. Ste. 103, Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: (740) 654-3331
Fax: (740) 654-3337
Email: cheo@cheohome.org
Website: http://www.cheohome.org


Allen County Christian Home Schoolers (ACCHS)

Serving Allen County and surrounding area
Contact: Jennifer M. Millisor
Phone/Fax: (419) 222-6336
Email: amillisor@woh.rr.com
Website: http://www.acchs.org
We are a well organized group that meets quarterly for support meetings/student showcase opportunities. Members participate in regular field trips, gym classes, co-op classes, concert band, holiday parties, bowling, roller skating and other events.

Beth Yada Home School Group and Co-op

Edgewood Baptist Church, 5335 Trenton Oxford Rd, Trenton, OH 45067
Contact: Dave & Cherilu DuVal
Phone: (513) 726-0366
Email: duvals@fuse.net
A christian home school group with members from Middletown, Trenton, Germantown, Franklin areas, and Hamilton. Offers afternoon co-op classes, roller-skating, and bowling as well as fellowship, field trips, 4-H club, monthly newsletter, etc.

Christian Home Educators of Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark Counties

P.O. Box 552, Waynesburg, OH 44688-0552
Contact: Celia Hartmann
Email: dustbunniesandbooks@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.dustbunniesandbooks.com/checcs/
We are conservative Christian families meeting once a week during the traditional school year for co-op classes such as Science, Art, Gym, Speech, etc. Members are required to pay dues, sign a statement of faith, and sign a statement that says they are homeschooling at least one child (not using a charter school) Members are also asked to provide some area of service to the group as part of the co-op.

Christian Home Educators of Cincinnati

6532 Hawk Court, Mason, OH 45040
Email: info@chechome.org
Website: http://www.chechome.org
A citywide organization comprised of eighteen local area support groups in the greater Cincinnati area. CHEC hosts citywide meetings with nationally-known speakers, an annual Orientation Day seminar, and an annual used curriculum sale - plus meets monthly for roller skating and other teen activities.

Christian Home Educators of Clark County (CHECC)

Based in Clark County, OH
Contact: Greg Neyman
Phone: (937) 969-8468
Email: greg@neyman.org
Website: http://www.mychecc.org
CHECC is a homeschool support group serving Clark County. Residents of Springfield, Urbana, New Carlisle, and other surrounding cities are welcome to join. We have been in existence for over 18 years.

Christian Home Educators of Crawford County

3880 Klopfenstein Rd, Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-6050
Support group meetings third Thursdays monthly.


Christian Home Educators of Carroll, Columbiana, & Stark Counties (CHECCS)

Contact: Celia Hartmann
Email: Celia@DustBunniesAndBooks.com

Description: CHECCS stands for Christian Home Educators of Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark Counties. We are a group of about 40 conservative Christian families.We meet on Thursdays for co-op classes for the traditional school year. We generally have one field trip/speaker/event per month during the traditional school year. In the summer, we meet two to three times per month at an area park or members' house for swimming. We have several co-op classes, such as Science, Art, Music, Gym, and Drama. Class fees vary, but are kept at a minimum (mostly to cover the cost of the copies, materials, etc.).
Requirements: Dues are $15 for the year (this helps pay for newsletters, etc.) Members must be able to sign a statement of faith, since we are conservative Christians, and prayer and discussion of God is integral to our studies. We also require that members homeschool according to Ohio Administrative Code 3301-34 or 3301-35-08. (That is, that you are NOT using a cyber school such as Virtual Academy/K12, OHDELA, etc. which has different rules and regulations within the Ohio Code and is really public school at home, doing work that is mandated by the public schools/government.) Moms (and/or Dads) are expected to help out the group in someway. Without parents commitment of time to the group, we cannot be a co-op. Each is needed to make the group work. Some moms helps out by teaching a class, others help organize field trips, etc. There are many ways to help out, and we have a list.

Benefits: The number one benefit is the support of like-mindedhomeschooling families! Number two would be great co-op classes! Members also receive 8-10 newsletters per year. We generally have one field trip/speaker/event per month during the traditional school year. Cost: $15 yearly

Christian Home Educators Stark County Association (CHESCA)

P.O. Box 8801, Canton, Ohio 44711
Contact: Albert Gotch
Phone: (330) 491-9857
Email: info@chesca.org
Website: http://www.chesca.org
CHESCA was formed in 1983, and currently consists of 179 member families from all over Stark County in Northeast Ohio, as well as Summit, Mahoning, Wayne, Jefferson and Portage counties. Decidedly Christian and family-oriented, we seek to serve homeschooling parents through activities, encouraging fellowship and seminars, and political involvement.

Cincinnati Area Teaching Children at Home (CATCH)

P.O. Box 62459, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Contact: Norma Curry
Phone: (513) 469-6968
Email: tessimal@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/C-A-T-C-H
An inclusive, non-directed, community-based home education support organization for those who live in the tri-state area, which includes Southwestern Ohio, Southeastern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. We are a "link" organization for approximately 450+ member families. Our large home educator membership offers quick response to member questions and provides a smorgasbord of news about activities, events and educational resources available to our members.
Description: C-A-T-C-H is a non-directed totally inclusive and totally free community based home education support group. Join by joining the Yahoo group at the url above. Participate as much or as little as you wish. If you want something to happen then you are welcome to get it started and make it happen. Meanwhile you may ask questions, answer questions, contribute ideas and resources, provide news about events and activities, participate in discussions, or just lurk on the e-list and absorb all the great information posted there by all our member families. If you would like to join but don't have a computer or e-mail please contact Norma Curry to arrange for someone to meet you at a public library to set up a free e-mail address for you and to show you the basics of internet access.
Requirements: List rules and netiquette are posted at the Yahoo!groups list site.

Benefits: Many members plan group activities for all different age groups and members are welcome to join these activities, following posted sign-up procedures for each event. Or, if you think of something you would like to get started, perhaps in your part of town, then you are free to organize or start something and to let others know so they can join you. Our "newsletter" is our Yahoo!groups e-list that is available 24/7, 365 days a year, to all members.
Once a year the group holds a free Ohio portfolio assessment day picnic. Cost: None

Cleveland Homeschool Teens

Based in Parma, OH
Contact: Heather
Email: sin4min@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHSTeenNight/
We are an all-inclusive group of homeschool teens. This is a place for teens that are homeschooled to get to know each other and schedule events to meet and hang out. And also for families of homeschooled teens to get together.

Cornerstone Home Instructors

22300 SR 751 West Lafayette, OH 43845
Contact: Becky Armstrong or Angela Sianjina
Email:becky.armstrong@gmail.com
Phone: 740-545-0957 or 740-622-0979

Description: Non-denominational Christian fellowship group currently consisting of about 20 families in the Coshocton County area who meet monthly and also participate in field trips and other activities
Requirements: Must agree to the Membership Guidelines and Statement of Faith

Benefits: Newsletter, Field Trips, Standardized Testing, Monthly Meetings
Cost: none

Darke County Christian Home Educators (DCCHE)

P.O. Box 101, Greenville, OH 45331
Contact: Jim Leonard
Phone: (937) 548-3122
DCCHE is a support group of approx. 50 families, offering a monthly newsletter, field trips, meetings, assistance with understanding and complying with the home education laws, and more.

Eastside Homeschool Group (Columbus)

1660 Lattimer Drive, Columbus, OH 43227
Contact: Jason & Laura LaPat
Phone: (614) 861-3249
Email: laurawhbc@wowway.com
Website: http://www.walnutheightsbaptist.com
We are a new group (2006) on the eastside of Columbus. We have a monthly field trip planned for every third Wednesday of the month (September through May). Some months we will meet at Walnut Heights Baptist Church.

Front-Line Report

RR 1 - Box 265, Waterford, OH 45786
Phone: (614) 984-2583


Galion Regional Area of Christian Educators (GRACE)

131 Fortney Ave., Galion, OH 44833
Contact: Drew and Michelle Karnes
Phone: (419) 462-5050
Email: jdkarnes@bright.net
Monthly meetings, field trips, co-op learning opportunities, and monthly newsletter are available.

Godly Educators of Massillon Support Group (GEMS)

5921 Longbrook St. S.W., Massillon, OH 44646
Contact: Darlene Klink
Phone: (330) 546-0106
Email: gemshomeschoolers@yahoo.com
A Christian-based support group requiring a signed statement of faith. GEMS supplies its members with current information on conventions, educational resources, legislation, regulation, and other legal action. GEMS offerseducational activities, such as: oral book reports, science fair, and a spelling bee. We offer monthly support group meetings, newsletter and announcements, Mom s Night Out, field trips, & community service projects.

Hearts Towards Home

P.O. Box 1774, Marion, OH 43301-1774
Phone: (740) 943-3875
Email: hth@heartstowardhome.org
Website: http://www.heartstowardhome.org
Annual Home School Orientation, monthly leadership team meetings, support group meetings, weekly events, field trips, science fair, spelling bee, talent show, family sports, testing, evaluation services, etc.

Home Education Action Council of Ohio

7530 Ross Road, New Carlisle, OH 45344
Contact: Diana Fessler
Phone: (937) 845-8428
Email: diana@fessler.com


Home Education League of Parents (HELP) - Central Ohio

P.O. Box 14296, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 470-2219


Home Educators' Cooperative Learning Community, Inc. (HECLC)

Based in Central Ohio
Contact: Niqui Chatfield
Phone: (614) 437-2626
Email: threebirdspub@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.orgsites.com/oh/heclcrc/
Provides information, resources and support to home educators, their families, and those interested in home education.

Home Offered Private Education (HOPE)

Serving Willard, OH and surrounding communities
Contact: Donna King
Email: we6kings@hmcltd.net
We are a support group and co op which meets monthly. We plan field trips, social events and educational "fairs" throughout the school year. (The group is not meeting regularly at this time. Please contact us by e-mail to be placed on the list for info of upcoming events. We can also put you in touch with other local home schoolers and provide one-on-one support)

Homeschool Network of Greater Cincinnati

Serving southern Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky
Contact: Julieanne Hensley
Phone: (513) 205-7348
Website: http://www.hsncincy.com
An inclusive network of families working together to support each other in the joys and responsibilities of educating our children at home.

Homeschooling Under Grace (HUG)

Based in and around Dayton
Contact: Donna Young
Email: info@hugsgroup.org
Website: http://www.hugsgroup.org
We offer a Gym Day twice a month for our children, a monthly newsletter, and various activities throughout the year including field trips, History Fair, and Open House (Show-and-Tell).

Inclusive North Columbus Home Education Support Group (INCHES)

Based in North Columbus, OH
Contact: Diane Hopkins
Phone: (614) 891-4780
Email: creatingadream@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INCHESgroup/
Inclusive means that it is open to anyone regardless of race, religion, home school styles, parenting styles, etc. We meet at 7pm on the 1st week of the month, day and location varies.

Leaves of Learning

931 O'Bannonville Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
Contact: Diana Osborn
Phone: (513) 697-9021
Email: leavesoflearning@fuse.net
Website: http://www.leavesoflearning.org
A comprehensive educational program offering a wide variety of hands-on classes for students from 4-18 years old. Our facility is located on 300 acres allowing our students many opportunies to interact with nature. We hire teachers with expertise, enthusiasm and love & respect for children. This is our 10th year in operation. We have approximately 150 students.

Life-long Education And Discipleship (LEAD)

Based in Chillicothe, OH 45601
Contact: Jennifer McCorkle
Email: mac5@bright.net
Website: http://www.geocities.com/jenn_mc/LEAD.html
LEAD is a Christian homeschool support group serving the needs of families in Southern Ohio. We have monthly newsletter, support meetings, field trips, and co-ops.

Mansfield Christian School Division of Independent Studies

500 Logan Road, Mansfield, OH 44907
Contact: Linda Hoeflich
Phone: (419) 756-5651 ext. 219
Fax: (419) 756-7470
Email: lhoeflich@mcsflames.org
Website: http://www.mcsflames.org
Monthly newsletters, field trips, individualized help with curriculum, annual curriculum fair and used book sale, monthly visits with certified teacher/fellow home schooler to offer suggestions and encouragement, well-stocked home school resource room, classes for K-6th grade student twice a month, opportunity for 7th - 12th grade students to take up to 3 classes at Mansfield Christian School and home school the rest. High school home school students can also take post secondary courses and play varsity sports.

New Heights

Serving the Northwest Ohio area
Contact: Pamela Clark or Pat Carr
Phone: (419) 399-5434 or (419) 337-3921 Email: carr300@earthlink.net
Website: http://newheightseducation.tripod.com
A inclusive network of homeschooling/charter and public school families, formed to help each other achieve the supports and friendships necessary to educate our children at home. New Heights offers a rich social experience through group activities, informational meetings, fieldtrips, newsletters and email/chatroom discussions.

Ohio Home Educators Network

P.O. Box 38132, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-8132
Email: ohen@ohiohomeeducators.net
Website: http://www.ohiohomeeducators.net


Rehoboth Home Education Center

2600 Cleveland Ave., NW Canton, OH 44709
Email: info@myrhec.com
Website: http://www.myrhec.com
The place for homeschoolers in Stark County. We offer co-ops, classes, activities, field trips, girl scouts & robotics, just to name a few. We currently have 98 homeschool students participating. We run our co-ops and classes every 8 weeks.

Salvation Army Homeschool Fellowship

6431 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, OH
Contact: Captain Patricia Musgrove
Phone: (330) 270-1751
Fax: (330) 270-1752
Email: patricia.musgrove@use.salvationarmy.org
Website: http://www.salvationarmy.org
The Salvation Army, an evangelical Christian movement, hosts a homeschoolfellowship group the first Friday of every month from 11am-1pm. Please join us for crafts, games, field trips, computers, and fellowship. You do not have to be a Christian to join; however, activities are learning-focused and Christ-centered. Independants, charter 8, virtual - all are welcome. Please call to let us know you are coming so we can make sure we have adequate supplies.

Spirit Led Homeschool Support Group

Beavercreek 45434, in the Dayton area
Contact: Tonya Kelley
Phone: (937) 623-6918
Email: kelley3318@spiritledhomeschoolsupportgroup.com
Website: http://www.spiritledhomeschoolsupportgroup.com
We are a cooperative of families to help each other achieve the support and friendships necessary to educate their children at home. We offer field trips, co-op clubs, science fairs, art fairs, parent support, etc. We do NOT have annual dues, elected positions, teaching or attendance requirements, etc.

Strongsville Recreation Department

18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44136
Contact: Bryan V. Bogre
Phone: (440) 580-3260 ext. 5280
Fax: (440) 572-3503
Email: bryan.bogre@strongsville.org
Website: http://www.strongsville.org
The Strongsville Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports and leisure classes for the home schooler to meet their physical education requirement. We have been involved with home schoolers since 2003 and will continue to bring exciting classes to you every school year.

Take Off! Home Schooling Field Trips

Serving Holmes, Stark, Summit, Wayne, Medina, Lake, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Geauga, Portage, Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Guernsey, Knox, Tuscarawas and more.
Contact: Jen Lake
Email: takeofftrips@gmail.com
Website: http://tripsoflife.blogspot.com
Home schoolers from NE Ohio and the surrounding area get together for field trips. Check out previous field trips on the website. All home educated families are welcome to join us. Field trips are a great way to learn by experiencing the world around us. Come along and take off with us!

The Sprouted Acorn

Serving Holmes County, OH and surrounding area
Email: sproutedacorn@gmail.com
Website: http://sproutedacorn.blogspot.com
A private project designed by artists, writers, tradesmen and others from Holmes County and the surrounding community. Classes are held in the residence of a homelearning family and focus on such things as creative writing, woodworking, fiber arts, drawing, sketching, coopering, foreign languages and more.

Toledo Home Education League of Parents (HELP)

P.O. Box 2509, Toledo, OH 43606
Contact: Regina Stevenson-Healy
Phone: (419) 241-8571
Email: regstehe@buckeye-access.com
Website: http://www.buildyourownwebsite.org/byow/homesite.asp?id=walker
A cooperative volunteer organization which assists parents as they inform themselves about homeschooling.

Trumbull Education Assoc. of Christian Homeschools

P.O. Box 851, Warren, OH 44482
Phone: 675-3429


Turning Hearts Toward Home

Based in Marysville
Email: leadershipteam@thth.org
Website: http://www.thth.org A Christian-based support group requiring a signed statement of faith. THTH supplies its members with current information on conventions, educational resources, legislation, regulation, and other legal action. THTH offers educational activities, such as a bi-monthly activity day, cooperative classes, student council and an annual Homeworks Festival. We offer monthly support group meetings, newsletter, Mom s Night Out, Dad's Night Out, field trips, and extracurricular activities such as bowling, skating, and baseball.

Westerville Area Homeschool Association (WAHA)

P.O. Box 263, Westerville, OH 43086
Contact: Gary & Marilyn Lankford
Phone/Fax: (614) 470-3311
Email: gary@wahaohio.com
Website: http://www.wahaohio.com
WAHA is a ministry of FamilyVision, a 501(c)(3) foundation at NHF. Our goal at WAHA is to teach all classes consistent with a Christian worldview, with an age-integrated, ability-based approach rather than age-grouped. Although a significant number of WAHA families have younger children, our focus and emphasis is students 12 years old and older. WAHA classes are designed to help parents homeschool longer, and to improve the quality of their homeschool experience.

Williamsburg Homeschoolers

594 Main Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176
Contact: Cynthia Barno
Phone/Fax: (513) 724-3444
Email: clbarno@yahoo.com
All Williamsburg Homeschoolers meet and compare notes at the Williamsburg Library first Monday of every month.

Youngstown Ohio Homeschoolers

Serving Youngstown, OH and surrounding areas
Email: ehenion@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youngstownhomeschoolers/
A newly formed, secular, all-inclusive support group for all branches ofhomeschooling. Our group is made up of children of all ages from Youngstown and surrounding areas. We have monthly group meetings.







Locate my Homeschool!

ED Anywhere encourages you to join a homeschooling group in your area. Please select your state below to view local groups and resources in your area or click here for the complete listing across the nation.


Connect with ED Anywhere!

BlogFacebookTwitterLinkedinYouTubeMyspace