Homeschool Groups: TEXAS
Welcome to the TEXAS 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 TEXAS
TEXAS PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
Christian Home Education Association of Central Texas (CHEACT)
P.O. Box 141998, Austin, TX 78714-1998
Description: CHEACT is a Regional Support Group, with over 700 member families. Members receive a monthly newsletter, area discounts and member discounts to used curriculum fairs and annual summer conference. CHEACT also supports and encourages co-ops and support groups in the area.
Requirements: Sign our statement of faith.
Benefits: Whether you are a home schooling parent, a concerned grandparent, a caring neighbor, pastor or business leader-- if you are concerned about safeguarding, promoting and encouraging home schooling that glorifies God in Central Texas, then a CHEACT membership is The BEST WAY to join the cause.
Cost: $20 suggested donation yearly
Family Educators Alliance of South Texas (FEAST)
25 Burwood, San Antonio, TX 78216
Fax: (210) 541-8722
A nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to serve as a clearing house of information and support services to the homeschool community. We offer a bookstore with over 15,000 titles, legal information on homeschooling in Texas, orientations for new homeschoolers, monthly newsletter, workshops and training seminars, annual convention and curriculum fair, team sports, co-op classes, music conservatory, achievement testing, agricultural fair, science fair, debate tournament, geography and spelling bee. We also co-host a variety of events.
Home School Texas (HOST)
North Texas Home Educators Network (NTHEN)
801 E. Main Street, Suite G, Allen, TX 75002
Phone: (214) 495-9600
Fax: (972) 396-5053
NTHEN is a nonprofit organization serving north and northeast Texas since 1988. We sponsor two major home education conferences (winter and summer), graduation and commencement exercises, college preparation training sessions, and other family and support group leadership workshops and training events. A bi-monthly e-newsletter is available to all.
Southeast Texas Home School Association (SETHSA)
Supporting Home Educators of Lower Texas Educational Region (SHELTER)
2424 Holden Road, Aransas Pass, TX 78336
Phone: (512) 758-2777
Fax: (512) 758-8698
Texas Home School Coalition
Alpha Home Schoolers Of McKinney (AHSOM)
Based in McKinney, Texas
Contact: Kim Davis
AHSOM is an inclusive group of home-educating families in and around the McKinney Texas and Collin County area. We offer weekly activities, member-organized field trips, weekly mom's outings, seasonal parties and festivals.
Description: AHSOM is an all-inclusive, non-discriminating group of Home-educating families in and around the McKinney Texas and Collin County area. Our primary focus as a group is on the HOME-EDUCATED child. We come from diverse backgrounds, a variety of Faiths, and many orientations. We encourage our children to appreciate and understand the diversity with which all people can bring to their lives. We are also varied in our homeschool styles and enjoy sharing those differences with each other. We want our members to feel comfortable enough in their own beliefs and convictions to accept others who may not share the same ideas. We strive to create a positive and inclusive environment for our children.
Requirements: We require that our members be dedicated to Home Education.
We also encourage all of our members to participate in at least one AHSOM activity/event each month.
Benefits: We offer weekly activities, member-organized field trips, along with an AHSOM Co-op offered during each Fall and Spring for our members.
Our goal is to give our children an enjoyable and often educational experience in a safe social environment. Additionally, our focus is to create a group, which is flexible enough to change as our children's needs change and grow.
Cost: $13.00 biannually
Amy's Homeschool Adventures! (AHA)
Serving the San Antonio, TX area
Contact: Amy Pruitt
I list events that happen in and around San Antonio that might be of interest to homeschoolers. I try to have at least one organized field trip a month. In addition, I plan the Children's Fine Arts Series, The San Antonio Symphony - Young People's Concerts Series and The Carver Youth Matinee Series.
Description: Welcome to AHA! - Amy's Homeschool Adventures! I list events that happen in and around San Antonio that might be of interest tohomeschoolers. I will try to have at least one organized field trip a month. In addition, I plan the Children's Fine Arts Series, The San Antonio Symphony - Young People's Concerts Series and The Carver Youth Matinee Series. Please feel free to post information that you think the group may benefit from.
Requirements: Anyone may join as long as you keep the topics to field trips and events. There are plenty of support groups out there to help those in need. This is a place for fun! There is no age, attendance, religious or monetary requirement. The only requirement is to have fun!
Benefits: I provide field trips on a fairly regular basis and post events that I think may be of interest going on in and around San Antonio.
Anderson County Homeschoolers
Apostolate of Roman Catholic Home Schoolers
608 Sun Court, Friendswood, TX 77546
Contact: Tyna Leonard
Phone: (281) 482-4271
Fax: (281) 482-1116
Athens Home Schoolers
P.O. Box 312, Murchison, TX 75778
Contact: Gayle Furlong
An inclusive support group for homeschoolers in the Athens, TX, and surrounding areas (primarily Henderson County), we serve the homeschoolingcommunity through monthly group meetings with planned activities, field trips, park days, social clubs and activities, Mom's Night Out, a homeschoollibrary, and more.
Arbor Homeschool Group
Contact: Toni McKinley
Description: The Aboretum Homeschool Group is located in northwest Austin, Texas. The ages of the children run from infant to late teens. The average age is 7 years old. We meet on Fridays for playtime at the park. When you are approved to join the group you can have access to the web site which gives you locations and times of activities. Our group meets weekly for play days and monthly for field trips. The ages of our children run from infants to graduating teens. The average age range is elementary age. There are currently 37 families participating in the group. Email if you have more questions about the group.
Requirements: Must be given permission to access web site for times and location of activities. No other requirements. To begin receiving information about the groups activities you must have met someone in the group.
Benefits: We provide weekly play dates, monthly field trips and occasional library presentation days. Planned field trips, weekly play days, support from seasoned homeschool moms and presentation days.
Austin Home Educators
Contact: Jim Bob Howard
Description: AUSTIN HOME EDUCATORS
AUSTIN S ONLINE CHRISTIAN SUPPORT GROUP
AusHmEd is actually two YahooGroups: AusHmEd-Announce and AusHmEd-Discuss.
As the names imply, one (Announce) is exclusively for announcements.
Anyone may join, but the announcements are moderated to avoid SPAM. The other (Discuss) is more of a community where you can discuss things with your fellow homeschoolers. Membership is restricted to those who have sent an introduction. After that, the discussion is unmoderated.
Requirements: When you join, you will receive a standard letter of welcome (via e-mail) telling you about the list. From that time on, you will receive all mail (postings) sent to the list by its members. You may follow the discussions or join in on them. If you respond, you can send your response to the list (in which case all members of the list will receive it), or to an individual on the list. You can signoff (unsubscribe) from a list at any time.
Benefits: BEST ADVICE AROUND FROM EXPERIENCED AND NEW HOMESCHOOLERS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DATABASE OF SUPPORT GROUPS & HS BUSINESSES
BOOKMARKS OF HOME SCHOOL MOM (AND DAD) RECOMMENDED LINKS
Austin Well-Trained Mind Charlotte Mason
Description: All Austin, Texas Area homeschool families who have been inspired by " The Well-Trained Mind" by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer are welcome to discuss issues involving homeschooling our children in the classical method. Discussions involving the use of Charlotte Mason methods and other classical interpreters are also encouraged. All ages from infants to veteran homeschoolers in the midst of the grammar, logic or rhetoric stages are encouraged to join us, as are all faiths. We are an inclusive group. Local Austin home business spam that benefits parenting and home-educating is allowed, though it may be forbidden at the moderator's discretion. Introductions are required , and no flaming will be tolerated.
Benefits: Park days, curriculum viewing meetings
P.O. Box 9438
College Station, TX 77842
Description: Brazos Area Homeschool Association (BAHA) engages in three types of activities to further its goal as a resource for the homeschoolingcommunity in the Brazos area. First, it will sponsor, plan and support academic events throughout the year. Second, it will assist new, or new-to-the-area, homeschoolers. Finally, it will provide forums and events that benefit the entire homeschool community.
BAHA provides all Brazos-area homeschoolers with:
a) homeschool information and support through a central web site and other public forums;
b) assistance in starting and continuing home study through lectures, mentoring programs, publications, special programs; and
c) a sponsoring organization to facilitate homeschool activities and support groups.
d) Parents have the right to choose home study as a means of educating their children;
e) Parents have the right to determine the methods, structure, and content of their home study program;
f) All individuals, regardless of religious beliefs, race, national origin, or educational methods who wish to advanceBAHA's mission are welcomed to participate;
g) BAHA is not a support group. Homeschoolers are encouraged to seek support from associations of like-minded homeschoolers. BAHA is not designed to usurp the role of such support groups.
Requirements: Be home educating at least one child in the state of Texas, although BAHA mainly serves home educating families in the Brazos Valley region. NO statement of faith; NO membership fees.
Benefits: Newsletters; planned field trips; calendar of regional events on website; a website to disburse information of interest to home educators in Texas and particularly the Brazos Valley region; forums on website to discuss needs, interests, etc.; provides ability to participate in activities which need an 'umbrella' type group to register under; member Educator ID cards.
Bear Creek Interfaith Homeschooler's Network
Serving the Keller area
Contact: Susan Van Volkenburgh
We are a support group for the Keller area. We offer several activities throughout the year, including field trips and co-op classes. We have mentoring available for new homeschoolers and continuing support for those with experience.
Big Country Home Educators (BCHE)
Brazos Valley Christian Home Educators Association
Catholic Homeschooler About North Texas (CHANT)
642 Jernigan Rd, Copper Canyon, TX 75077
Contact: Maura Wingard
We are a group of Catholic homeschoolers in the North Texas area concentrated near the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. We communicate viaCHANTtalk and most of us belong to smaller local Catholic homeschool groups close to where we live. You are welcome to join if you are a Catholichomeschooling family in the area!
Chandler Area Home Educators
P.O. Box 1146, Chandler, TX 75758
Contact: April Snider
We are a Christian homeschool support group. We have play days, holiday parties, field trips, and Mom's Night out. We also provide support forhomeshooling families with special needs children. At our website our members enjoy access to their own CAHE webmail based email address, CAHE photo gallery, CAHE chat rooms, and CAHE forum.
Christian College Preparatory Academy
P.O. Box 92223, Austin, TX 78709
Contact: Marlene Yousef
CCPA is a program designed by home schoolers for home schoolers. Our goal is to help parents prepare their children for college by providing challenging supplemental classes and additional educational opportunities. Classes meet each Monday in Central Austin.
Christian Family HEAD
Christian Homeschool Educators Coop
Description: Please contact the group for information on times and days of meetings. Our group has 120 families.
Requirements: Being a Christian and attending church.
Benefits: We offer field trips, newsletters, egroup, library, monthly meetings, coops, special speakers, field days and more.
Cost: Yes (yearly)
Christian Home Educators of Sulphur Springs (CHESS)
P.O. Box 794, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483
Contact: Melani Taylor
This group offers Christian fellowship, support, field trips, teen events, yearly teen banquet, Standford Achievement Testing, volleyball, basketball, book clubs, co-op, parties, and more!
Christian Home Educators of The Colony (CHEC)
P.O. Box 561027, The Colony, TX 75056
Contact: Kim Climer
CHEC is a Christian Homeschool group with a Statement of Faith. We offer a monthly newsletter, Teacher's meetings, Youth Group, Chess Club, a weekly PE class, member-organized field trips, service projects and volunteer opportunities, and seasonal parties. A free Membership Drive/Pool Party is held each August to give families in the community and surrounding areas an opportunity to visit with our members, gather information abouthomeschooling, and have some fun!
Christian Home Educators of the Mount Pleasant Area (CHEMPA)
Serving Mount Pleasant and surrounding cities
Our group offers fellowship, support, weekly park days, monthly newsletter, teen events, children's parties, Co-op, Stanford Achievement Testing and much more.
Christian Homeschool Alliance of Texas (CHAT)
Christian Learning in Family Education (C-LiFE)
Based in Irving, TX 75062
Contact: Jill Asibelua
We are an Irving based, Christian homeschool support group, meeting monthly to offer encouragement, support, and activities within the membership. C-LiFE has a monthly newsletter, holiday parties, and field trips.
Cockrell Christian Academy
5653 C.R. 323, Terrell, TX 75160
Contact: Ann Vicars
Conroe Area Christian Home Educators
189 Greenleaf Lane, Conroe, TX 77304
Since 1987, CACHE has been a cooperative effort supporting the home schooling community in Montgomery County, Texas. CACHE is now represented by more than 150 families who wish to educate their children independently, with a focus on both spiritual and academic excellence.
Benefits include our monthly newsletter, The Lifeline, reduced dues for HSLDA membership, graduation events, extracurricular projects and activities, yearly book fair, and more!
Costal Bend Home Educators
P.O. Box 947
Aransas Pass, TX
Description: CBHE is a Christian group, serving the coastal bend (just north of Corpus Christi) area of Texas. Our members primarily live in Portland, Ingleside, Aransas Pass and Rockport. We have about 48 families. We have park days twice a month at area parks.
Requirements: Signed statement of faith
Benefits: Newsletters, field trips, field trips, park days, family nights.
Cost: $18 yearly
Crossroads Home Educated Children (CHEC)
P.O. Box 5175, Victoria, Texas 77901
(361) 648-0652 or 361-576-6633 or 361-573-7741
CHEC is a local, inclusive, non-profit, Christian-based support group serving families in and around Victoria, TX.
Description: Crossroads Home Educated Children (CHEC) is a local non-profit Christian based support group serving families in the Crossroads area (Victoria, Texas and surrounding areas) who have made the decision tohomeschool their children. CHEC offers so many wonderful academic and social activities for your children of all ages. CHEC accepts ALL applicants regardless of age, race, religion or lack of religion. CHEC seeks to be inclusive, reaching out to any and all who need support and encouragement in the area of homeschooling.
Benefits: Crossroads Home Educated Children offers many wonderful academic and social activities for your children: Choir, drama, art, golf lessons, Science Olympiad, competitive basketball and volleyball, Spelling Bee, Math Counts, Science Fair, Geography Fair, Park Day, P.E., a yearbook, many many field trips, and even a Graduation Ceremony. If you don't see an activity listed that you would like provided for you or your child, join and help us get it started!
Cost: $20 yearly
Cypress Homeschool Association (CHA)
Dallas/Ft. Worth School-Free Education Zone (DFWSaFE Zone)
Description: The DFW School-Free Education Zone is a PROGRESSIVE, secular support group for parents/guardians of unschoolers. We are pretty relaxed about pretty much everything. As we are a secular group, we have no statement of faith" or biblical mandates to follow. We don't care if you are Catholic, Atheist, Hindu, or Pagan. For information, please read our homepage at:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DFWSaFE/. We also have a teen group:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DFWSaFE-Teens/.
Requirements: We have no board of directors, no dues, no business meetings, and no rules. We have members of varied spiritual beliefs, lifestyles, and ethnic origins, and we celebrate and take joy in learning from each other's differences.
Benefits: We share learning resources have regular park days, seasonal parties, field trips, "meet & greets," volunteer opportunities, and other events. We have online
Denton County Home School Association (DCHSA)
P.O. Box 2811
Denton, TX 76202
Description: We are a group of approx. 260 homeschool families in Denton County. Our member families include brand new homeschoolers and "veterans," families with young children, older teens, and everything in between. Please visit our website for complete information and online membership application.
Requirements: DCHSA was founded by evangelical Christians. Most of our members are Christian, but members are not required to agree to any particular beliefs. (Board members do sign a statement of faith.)
Benefits: The most important benefit you will receive as an association member is the opportunity to enjoy fellowship with other likeminded families. Here are some other benefits you'll receive:
* Monthly Newsletter
* Field Trips
* Phone Support
* Discounted Membership in HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)
* Cultural Activities (plays, concerts, etc.)
* Achievement Testing
* Curriculum Swaps
* Athletic Activities (basketball, soccer, etc.)
* Educator's Discounts at Area Bookstores
Cost: $20 before Sept 1, $25 thereafter
Deseret Homeschoolers of Southeast Texas
17727 Dove Tree Lane, Spring, TX 77379
Contact: Julie Cluff
Deseret Homeschoolers is meant to be of interest to LDS families involved in the education of their own children, although membership is not limited to LDS families. Our mission is to make opportunities for families involved in the intellectual, social, and spiritual education of their own children. We offer a monthly newsletter, field trips, an active teen group and parent support among other activities.
Eagle Mountain Area Christian Home Educators (EMACHE)
Based in Azle, TX, 10 miles west of Fort Worth
Contact: Mayra Bremer
: (817) 421.1746
A small Christian homeschool support group offering field trips, family fellowship, PE, newsletter, dramas, recitals, etc. The fathers are very involved in the group. We provide information to new homeschooling families.
Ellis County Christian Homeschool Organization
P.O. Box 232, Waxahachie, TX 75168
ECCHO is a nondenominational Christian support group for homeschoolingfamilies in the Ellis County, Texas, area. Activities include field trips, pizza days, and theatrical productions. Members receive a bimonthly newsletter and directory. Dues are $12 per year per family.
El Paso Homeschool
Description: A group for El Paso and surrounding areas Homeschoolgroups,activities & co-ops!
Are you new to the area? New to homeschooling? PCS'ing to Fort Bliss and looking for information?You've come to the right place!
Although small, we are growing! Your contribution to the information storehouse is always welcome! If you know of any Homeschool Happenings or happenings that would be homeschool friendly, please feel free to share!
Requirements: No requirements / restrictions other than membership in the
Yahoo Groups format!
Benefits: We offer support for those new to the area, plus a "clearing house" of sorts
for area happenings as they pertain to the homeschool community!
Families Advocating Instruction in the Texas Home (FAITH)
1322 Feildcrest Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Contact: Cheryl Patten
Phone: (830) 625-6195
Description: This organization is about 12 years old and has helped to foster growth of other groups in the surrounding locale. Contact Cheryl for a listing of surrounding groups that meet each month (or more frequently).
Families Investing in Christian Home Education (F.I.C.H.E.)
P.O. Box 94842, Lubbock, TX 79493
Contact: Kevin & Twila Vander-Plas
Description: F.I.C.H.E. as a local support group is committed to providing support, encouraging each other in academics and Christian living, providing fellowship opportunities and developing meaningful relationships. Our Statement of Mission, Vision and Purpose is to create and develop a network of families coming together with the ultimate goal being the equipping of our children to function as Godly, mature, productive citizens - serving God and their community.
Requirements: F.I.C.H.E. requires the completion of a Fellowship Application, with agreement to abide in harmony. We trust that all members will not only benefit from the group, but will invest themselves into the group as an asset.
Benefits: F.I.C.H.E. provides excellent contact between members. We have an established e-group as well as being in the process of building a website.
Monthly activities include: Mom's Night Out, Family Fellowship Night, and a Teen Activity. We are involved in the regional network - HEART of West Texas, and thereby participate in Benefit Walks, Annual Spring Flings, Used Curriculum Sales as well as many other activities. Our group also helps to sponsor Lubbock's 'Smoothing The Way'. This is a group for newhomeschoolers, which meets montly for seminars taught by veteran parents.
Cost: $25 yearly
Flames Activities Association
P.O. Box 20124, Amarillo, TX 79114
Contact: Ginger McMullin
We currently provide a forum for homeschool sports and are pursuing options in education and fellowship activities. We are comprised of mainly 6th-12th graders but do try to form teams for younger students if there is interest.
1908 Crown Colony Drive, Prosper, TX 75078
: (972) 347-2216
Christian-run, inclusive support group offering two to three activities a week. We offer fine art trips, field trips, and plenty of fellowship opportunties for both parent and child. We also offer a class for new homeschoolers. Annual membership dues of $25.
Galveston Homeschool Performing Arts Co-op
P.O. Box 2523, Galveston, TX 77553
Contact: Jeannette Duke
A non-profit, 501(C)(3) organization established in 2003 to provide comprehensive, high-quality musical instruction to Galveston area home-educated students. We charge only a nominal registration fee to help cover the costs of the music.
Greater Waco Christian Home Educators
Hands and Feet, A Creative Arts Youth Group
Description: Group offers opportunity for parents and students to use their creative gifts and talents to serve the community and to share the love and grace of God through Jesus Christ. We meet on Thursdays. Group currently offers Loving Literature through Creative Arts, Cub Club (Intro to Journalism), Performing Arts with Purpose and Crafts with Compassion.
Requirements: Group is Christian and mission minded. No statement of faith required but behavior should reflect that of one who has exchanged their lives from Christ's.Parents are asked to participate in some way.
Benefits: Meet with like minded home educators.Opportunity for outreaches and group
Cost: No group specific fee...we work off love offerings and sponsorship.
HEAR of Rockwall
P.O. Box 151, Rowlett, TX 75030-0151
Contact: Joanne Rowell
: (972) 771-6297
HEAR strives to foster a family-helping-family, Christian environment. Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Monday from 7-9 P.M.
Heart of Texas Home Educators
5525 Hughdy Rd, Blanket, Texas 76432
Contact: Teri Smith
HEART of the Permian Basin
Serving Odessa, Midland, and the surrounding areas of the Permian Basin.
A Christian homeschool group offering a wide variety of services and activities, including spelling bee, geography bee, science fair, used book fair, chess club, gymnastics, track and field, Moms' Night Out, Family Night, yearbook, and much, much more!
HEART of West Texas
P.O. Box 94833
Lubbock, TX 79493
Contact: Sherry Cantu
Description: Home Education and Resource Team of West Texas Psalms 73:26 "... God is the Strength of my HEART, and my Portion forever."
Provide leadership support for groups located in West Texas. To be the central reference for those groups by posting groups' descriptions and contact information via our website, maintaining a calendar of upcoming and ongoing homeschool activities and opportunities, and by keeping a current listing of outside enrichment providers. To provide regional organization of large scale venues that are non biased and with an open atmosphere powered by volunteers from groups affiliated with HEART.
Requirements: Membership consists of three levels or tiers. Support groups, Individuals, groups or businesses providing enrichment opportunities & parents who have graduated their children through homeschooling and still desire to participate and contribute.
Benefits: A centralized network of home school resources for West Texas.
Cost: $10-$30 yearly
Hearth and Home Ministries
P.O. Box 835105, Richardson, TX 75083
Contact: Kirk and Bev McCord
Phone: (817) 460-4565 or (972) 272-6965
Henderson Area Christian Home Educators (HACH)
1342 CR 346, Henderson, TX 75654
Phone: (903) 889-2125
Serving the counties of Rusk, Gregg, Smith, Panola, and Nacogdoches.
Hill County Home Educators
126 Trinity St Hillsboro, Texas 76645
We are an expressly Christian group of families whose goal is to support each other in our efforts to homeschool our children. We offer monthly meetings beginning in September and going through May, monthly field trips and play/ skate days, and a monthly print and/or email newsletter - as well as a science fair in April and an end-of-year party and awards ceremony for the children.
Holy Family Homeschoolers (HFH)
207 Reveille Road, Austin, TX
Contact: Sherry N.
An organization of Catholic homeschooling families in the greater Austin area. We are primarily a support organization for the large group of Catholichomeschoolers in and around Austin. We also organize a yearly Blessing Mass, field trips, classes, and other events. From this group, several smaller more local groups have developed.
Home Educated and Righteously Trained (HEART)
Home High School
9570 CR 4108 W, Henderson, TX 75654
Contact: Amy Dumas
An inclusive group serving Rusk County and surrounding areas. The focus of our group is homeschooling high school aged children. We offer field trips and activities (at least once a month) as an opportunity for the teens to get together and have fun.
Home School Athletic Association
900 Jackson, Suite 570, Dallas, TX 75202
HSAA was established to provide homeschooled youth with opportunities to compete in competitive athletic events in a Christian atmosphere. Sports include baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball. Each participating adult volunteer must sign a statement of faith.
Homeschool Enrichment Program (HEP)
1401 N. FM 1626, Buda, TX 78610
Contact: Marie Cole
HEP is a teaching co-op, where the parents teach classes and the students take their choice of the classes offered. Currently serving about 100 children from newborn up to high school age, over 30 classes are given each semester. Each semester we also participate in a collaborative missions project as well as celebrating the end of the semester with Family Night. HEP is a ministry of Hays Hills Baptist Church.
Serving families in Victoria and surrounding counties
Contact: Rebecca Atherton
An inclusive network sharing creative ideas, knowledge of educational and community events, personal support and social opportunities with allhomeschooling families who live and learn together in Victoria and surrounding counties - Lavaca, Jackson, Wharton, Matagorda, Calhoun, Aransas, Refugio, Goliad, Dewitt, and Karnes. Description: HomeschoolVictoria welcomes all homeschooling families who 'live and learn together' in Victoria and surrounding counties. We are an inclusive network of independent homeschooling families that share creative ideas, knowledge of educational and community events, personal support and social opportunities with other families home-educating in and around Victoria, Texas.
Benefits: A way to network with all homeschooling families in Victoria and surrounding counties.
Homeschoolers Hearts & Hugs
Based in Dallas-Fort Worth
Our group offers field trips, volunteer projects, and social events, as well as the Texas History Club! In addition to our activities we offer mentoring to prospective and/or new homeschooling families. Members also have access to our Yahoo E-Loop where members can ask questions and discuss issues, and are kept up-to-date on area events that may be of interest.
Homeschoolers in Pearland
Description: This group is open to ALL homeschoolers in Pearland and surrounding areas. Our goal is to establish some regular park days for the purpose of getting to know each other.
As time goes on it is our hope that more regularly scheduled activities will be established and cooperative experiences will develop. For now, let's just get together a couple times a month to play and to visit.
There is not a great master plan, just a desire to get something going in Pearland.
**If you've been driving all over the greater Houston area to take your children to different activities, but all along wished for something closer to home
**If you've been paying top dollar for classes, many of which could have been done just as well, if not better, as a cooperative effort with otherhomeschoolers, but would prefer an inclusive situation, as opposed to those that require 'statements of faith'
**If you are tired of putting a strain on two very valuable resources -- time and money -- because of the items mentioned in the first two bullets then, join this yahoogroup and come to park day.
Let's see what develops.
There are a great many homeschoolers in and near Pearland and there is no obvious reason that we shouldn't be able to come together to plan some wonderful learning opportunities and experiences for our children.
It just has to begin.
Requirements: This is an inclusive homeschool group -- all homeschoolers in and around Pearland are welcome to join us.
Benefits: Opportunities to socialize and work with other homeschoolers in an effort to enhance your family's homeschool experiences.
Homeschooling Organization of South Texas (HOST)
Homewood Christian Association
The Woodlands, Texas - North of Houston
Contact: Robin Murray
Monthly newsletters, weekly park days, monthly field trips and mom's events, Stanford Achievement Testing, public speaking opportunities, project fair,Wordmasters team, other teams for national competitions, spelling bee, annual curriculum share for community and more!
Houston Alternative Education Alliance (HAEA)
Serving the Greater Houston area, with members from Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery counties
HAEA is an inclusive/nonsectarian association of homeschooling families. Our members hold monthly meetings, park days, and field trip activities in which we share support and information pertaining to our families' growth.
Description: This group is to serve homeschool families in the Jacksonville, Texas area. Membership must be approved - all members must live in Cherokee County and be actively homeschooling. To be accepted into the group, each applicant must agree to the Terms of Service. The group is meant to lift up the Lord, encourage one another, and to pass on information.
Requirements: All members must live in Cherokee County, Texas, and be actively homeschooling
Benefits: We will pass on information, encourage one another, and plan field trips and socials.
Hunt County Homeschoolers
Serving Greenville, TX and surrounding towns
Contact: Michelle Heidel
Secular Homeschool support group for Hunt County, TX. We have members in Greenville, Wolfe City, Caddo Mills, etc.
Description: This group is to provide support, contact, and to share information concerning homeschooling children in Texas, specifically in the Greenville, TX, Hunt County area. This is_not_a "chat" type of group, we only post information, or links to information to help each other in our common efforts to homeschool our children.
Requirements: All types of homeschoolers are welcome! The only requirement is to have a child/children and be either actively homeschoolingthem, thinking about homeschooling and need info, or have a past experience of homeschooling you'd like to share. We do not promote, or discriminate against any type of homeschoolers, and this group IS moderated. Flaming, intolerance or spam is not permitted...Violators will be unceremoniouslyunsubbed immediately!
Benefits: We do not put out a regular newsletter. Members can expect the occasional (usually once or twice a month) bulletin from the moderator to announce field trips and/or other pertinent information.
Institute for Accelerated Learning Co-op
3134 National Circle, Garland, TX 75041
Contact: Dr. Miles Jones
IAL provides cooperative classes in several locations including Austin, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio.
P.O. Box 154516, Irving, TX 75015
Contact: Karen Harmon
An all-inclusive group of homeschooling families, sharing resources and offering activities that enhance and support the homeschooling experience. We welcome all homeschooling families, both new and experienced, including families who are still exploring the homeschool option and seeking further information. We meet the last Thursday of each month August-May (except December) at Lee Park Recreation Center.
Description: The Katy_Homeschoolers email loop is the ideal forum for localhomeschoolers: to find nearby homeschooling families, to plan activities, and to advertise events in or near Katy.
Our group differs from others in that we have no leaders or committees to plan activities for you. Instead, we ask that you share events (those you learn about in the paper, for example) and your talents with us. Interested in organizing a class at your house? Feel like going to a museum this week? Let us know and we'll meet you there!
Requirements: There are no leaders, no rules, and nothing to sign - so mutual support and respect towards fellow members are a must.
Benefits: So far our offerings are a literary newsletter written by our children, frequent park days, art classes, read the book and watch the movie activities, etc.
Learning 4 Life
Serving Brazoria County
Monthly Teachers' Night Out and Park/Game Day plus a variety of field trips, classes & activities coordinated by members throughout the year. Small annual membership fee. Advisory Committee holds to Biblical values; HS families of any race, faith, or educational style are welcome!
Learning Adventures of Fort Bend (LAF)
Serving Fort Bend county, including Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, and surrounding Houston areas
LAF is a member-led, inclusive support network of homeschool parents sharing their talents and energies in a co-operative environment. LAF meets regularly for the purpose of providing fun and creative activities for our children.
Description: LAF is a MEMBER-LED support network of homeschool parents in Ft Bend County including Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, and surrounding Houston areas sharing their talents and energies in a co-operative environment. LAF meets regularly for the purpose of providing fun and creative activities so our children can celebrate the adventures of learning and exploring their world together.
LAF welcomes members from all faiths, races and educational styles. We believe that the most wonderful part of home-schooling is the opportunity to learn about others and ourselves in real-world situations. This is best done by actively pursuing friendship and support in an inclusive setting and learning from our diversity.
Requirements: We anticipate that each member will take an active role in planning and assisting LAF activities. A wide variety of co-op groups are also organized for children of all ages to share and explore in such subjects as history, math, science, book discussion clubs, etc. The co-ops offer a very relaxed, fun setting for children and teens to contribute their talents and interests as well as learn from those of their friends.
Benefits: Park Days, Field Trips, Coop classes, newsletter, community service projects
Cost: $20 yearly
Lubbock Home School Association (LHSA_
Serving Lubbock and surrounding communities
Contact: Francee Kneisley or Lisa Stane
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our home school support group is five years old. We offer weekly play times, monthly field trips, a science co-op, academic and one act play competitions, book clubs, quarterly newsletter, and an annual promotion dinner for all of our families. Annual membership fee.
Description: LHSA facilitates social and academic group activities for home school support. Including PSIA, DI, Field Trips, MNO, Co-op Classes, and weekly playtimes. Membership is open.
Requirements: Members are asked to enjoy the activities that enhance their home school.
Benefits: Weekly Play Time, Quarterly Newsletter, Private E-Group, Monthly Field Trips, Monthly MNO, Annual Promotion/Graduation Dinner, Elem, Jr. High, and HS DI Teams, PSIA One Act Play, PSIA Academic Contest
Lubbock Homeschool News
7118 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407
Contact: Liz Bilbro
Lubbock Homeschool News (LHN) is a website and Yahoo group forhomeschoolers in Lubbock, Texas, and the surrounding areas. LHN was created to inform homeschoolers of events of interest, homeschool classes, teacher, tutors, and educational opportunities.
Description: Lubbock Homeschool News (LHN) is a website and Yahoo group for homeschoolers in Lubbock, Texas, and the surrounding areas. LHN was created to inform homeschoolers of events of interest, homeschool classes, teacher, tutors, and educational opportunities. Lubbock Homeschool News is inclusive; no membership is required.
Requirements: No requirements.
Benefits: Resource center for specialty classes, teachers, tutors, events, work opportunities and more.
McKinney Area Christian Homeschoolers (MARCH)
McKinney Homeschool Village
Mesquite Christian Home School Association
920 Remington Trail, Mesquite, TX 75181
Contact: Karen Kaptain
Your answer to the "socialization" issue. Lots of field trips and activities for all ages. Mom's night out, pot luck game night, teen activities, science club, and more. Open to Mesquite residents as well as surrounding areas.
Midland Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE)
3001 W. Loop 250 N., Suite C-105 - PMB 281, Midland, TX 79705
MACHE is composed of families who volunteer to serve one another by coordinating activities, suggesting ideas, and providing encouragement and support. Members must agree with and sign the Bylaws and the Statement of Faith, and pay a yearly membership fee.
MidTex Inclusive Homeschoolers
Serving Bell County
Contact: Cristy or Becky
This group was formerly known as Centex Homeschooling. We include all families regardless of beliefs or homeschooling styles. Most of our activities take place in the central Texas area of Temple, Belton, Harker Heights, and Killeen. We have online support, chat, and resources as well.
Montgomery County Area School At Home (MASH)
Based in Conroe, TX
Contact: Traci Flores
This is an inclusive group for families in or near Conroe, Willis, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Montgomery, Spring or anyone else in the general area. We offer many exciting get-togethers like weekly park days, monthly field trips, twice a month sports day, and moms night out.
Navarro Christian Homeschool Association
Contact: Jennifer Worsham
903-345-2336 or 903-874-6904
Description: Our group is a Christian group which has weekly park days and monthly field trips and Mother's night out. Our group has approximately 20 families.
Requirements: Because we are a Christian group , a statement of Faith will need to be signed.
Benefits: A newsletter goes out once a month. We have activities plannedthrough out the year for you to get involved in and receive support. Once a month we have a field trip and a Month's night out. A weekly park day and cook outs a couple times a year. We also have a small resource library.
Cost: $10 per family, yearly
North Houston Charlotte Mason Support Group (NHCM)
107 E. Pathfinders Circle Spring, TX 77381
Contact: June Butchee
We offer a conference based on the educational methods of Charlotte Mason each fall and monthly moms meetings discussing the original writings of Charlotte Mason.
North Texas Natural Learners
Description: North Texas Natural Learners is a support and activity group forunschoolers and eclectic homeschoolers in the Denton, TX area.
We formed in 2001 to fill a niche that needed filling - a non-religion-based group for those of us not comfortable signing a statement of faith to join a group to meet and befriend other homeschool kids and parents. If you are learning without school, or are interested in doing so, you are welcome here! As a group, we hold no religious or spiritual tenet or philosophy above any other. Families of any philosophy, religion, or learning / educating style are invited to join us for park and library days, field trips, art classes, fun and community.
Requirements: We don't have any rules or requirements for membership, except that you home-educate or plan to soon.
Benefits: The greatest benefits to date are the long-standing relationships we've created and the new friends we make when a new bunch joins us! We'd love to meet you, too.
North Texas Self-Schoolers
150 Forest Lane, Lewisville, TX 75067
Phone: (817) 430-4835
Northwest Houston Home Schoolers
Description: NWHHS is an inclusive homeschooling group in Northwest Houston. We welcome families of all faiths, homeschooling styles and family structures. Our kids range in age of newborn to teen. We have regular park days, science experiments, field trips and art classes. Our goal is not to be the largest support group in Houston but to be close knit and watch our kids grow together.
Requirements: regular attendance to functions.
Benefits: Our benefits include supportive network, art classes, field trips, park days and science club.
Odessa Blaze Homeschool Basketball
5 Neta Place, Odessa, TX 79762
Contact: Billy Feeler
Fax: (432) 685-4626
Homeschool boys' basketball team. We need 4-5 elementary players, 4-5 junior high players, and a 3-4 boys in the 14-18 age group. Our team travels quite a bit and plays a lot of game, including state and national competition.Finished 3rd in Class 3A, 16U, at nationals in Oklahoma City.
Parent and Child Educational Services (PACES)
12345 Lake Vista Dr, Willis, TX 77318
Contact: Johnnie K. Seago
We are a one/two day per week classical school for home school families. Students come to our campus (in local churches) and take Bible, Latin, Logic, Rhetoric, Literature, Humanities, History, Science, Spanish, Geometry and Algebra. They leave and complete weekly assignments at home with Mom and Dad.
Parents Are Teaching Hearts (PATH)
Serving Canton, Texas and Van Zandt county
Contact: Bobby Baucom
PATH is a Christian homeschool support group, supporting families through monthly meetings, skating, field trips, and mom's night out. We also publish a monthly newsletter and provide a members-only discussion board.
Parish Conservatory of Advanced Learning
211 Pinecrest, 9000 State Highway 242,
Conroe, TX 77301
Phone: (409) 788-1017
PEAK of San Antonio
We welcome all local homeschooling families who share our appreciation for diversity and are looking for support in their homeschooling journey. Come join us–we hope to meet you soon!
Plano Area Texas Homeschoolers Co-op (PATH)
Based in Plano, Texas
Contact: Lori Duncan
A Christian Co-op offering a balance of academic and enrichment classes for 0 through 12th grade. We meet on Mondays at Prairie Creek Baptist Church on 15th Street in Plano, between Coit and Independence.
Plano Educators Association of Christian Homeschoolers (PEACH)
P.O. Box 260565, Plano, TX 75026
A volunteer, non-profit organization committed to ministering to homeschoolers in Plano, Texas and the surrounding areas. We hold bi-monthly meetings from August through May each year.
Restoration FAMILIES Home school Outreach Ministry
Richardson Home School Association
Rockwall Christian Academy
P.O. Box 880, Rockwall, TX 75087
Contact: Marilyn Lane
Phone: (214) 771-6314
SA Christian Homeschoolers (SACH)
5538 Stonybrook Dr, San Antonio, TX 78242
Contact: Rebecca Garcia
Our purpose is to offer support, resources, educational activities, and encouragement to Christian homeschooling families in southwest San Antonio and surrounding areas. Members enjoy: Park Days, Moms Fellowship, Field Trips, Family Fellowships, Monthly FUNschooling Enrichment Co-Op, Keepers of the Faith Clubs, Newsletter, Small Lending Library, Printed Membership Directory, THSC & HSLDA Membership Discounts, Quarterly Support Meetings, and more! We also are excited to provide specialized training and support for new homeschooling families through the Smoothing The Way Southside group.
San Antonio Home Education Resources and Opportunities (HERO)
12307 Hart Ranch, San Antonio, TX
Contact: Michelle Kretzschmar
HERO is an inclusive organization open to any San Antonio areahomeschooling family. We offer band, lego robotics, PSIA, and Odyssey of the Mind; we sponsor the Geography Bee at no cost to participants; we offer a yearly convention and free homeschool information sessions and dinners with guest speakers; and we publish a directory of homeschool support groups and resources.
San Marcos Christian Homeschool Co-op and Basketball
Smoothing The Way
P.O. Box 394, Red Rock, TX 78662
Contact: Melody Gillum or Donna Faucett
(512) 639-9341 or 830-214-0874 or 210-878-8025
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
A support group dedicated to assisting new homeschoolers for the first year through information and fellowship in the homeschool community. Company is based in Texas but is expanding nationwide.
Description: We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month. 7pm to 9pm. Location: St. Joseph's Anglican Church, 446 N. Seguin Ave. NB, TX 78130 in the parish hall. No one available for child care at this time but moms with nursing children are welcome. If child care is an issue, we can discuss our options. There is a childrens' room available.
We are here to support homeschoolers with topics that will enhance, enable or just validate your efforts. We are here to be your friend through thick and thin. Email me to get more information on monthly topics.
Requirements: There is a one time charge of $35 to offset supplies and books for the members. Our schedule begins in August and ends in May. We do however use June and July to continue our field trips and park days. We also use July to introduce prospective members to our group so they can find out what we do and how it works and be ready to join in August. We have a graduation in May for those who complete the year. If you miss a meeting her or there you may come back the following year of the month you missed and make it up. You are a lifetime member. You will make lifetime friends
Benefits: Upon each paid membership you will receive a notebook with the topic for the month. Each notebook also contains book references and websites that pertain to each monthly topic. We plan field trips (museum, zoo, plays/dance, planetarium...) and of course park play dates. We will also have a monthly Moms Night Out. We are also informed by the THSC of current and pertinent information regarding our laws in the state of Texas.
Cost: $35/one time charge
South Fort Worth Christian Home Educators
Phone: (817) 249-1975
South Plains Christian Home Educators Assn. (SPCHEA)
P.O. Box 64904, Lubbock, TX 79464
We have over 300 families within the Lubbock and eastern New Mexico area. Each year our group sponsors many events that include field trips, spelling bees, international dinners, orientation for new homeschoolers, mother's meetings, an art show, and a monthly newsletter. Our biggest event is our annual Curriculum Festival.
South West Dallas Home School Association
Description: Southwest Dallas Home School Association is comprised of individuals or families interested in the concepts of educating children in the home and in providing a support group to encourage the high standard and excellence throughout its membership. In addition, this organization furthers the appreciation of home education in the local communities through educational forums and other media communications.
This group provides the opportunity for fellowship and idea exchange among many peoples including families that home school and those who are merely interested in home education. To accomplish this, the organization provides moral support through the exchanging of resources, curriculum ideas and open discussions of educational issues; by promoting educational opportunities through field trips and group activities; by establishing a network for communicating political and legal information, including state and federal legislation which effect home education; by providing open meetings where qualified speakers address home educational topics; and by providing a venue where children can present their accomplishments and be recognized for excellence.
Requirements: Though any home schooler is welcome to participate, this support group is doing all things in a manner which honors Biblical principles. We are adopting a limited statement of fundamental principles.
Benefits: monthly support group meetings, newsletters, family website, planned field trips, scholastic co-op, activities day, mom's night out, family activities, holiday celebrations, email chat list, used book sales.
Cost: $30.00 yearly
Spindletop Christian Homeschool Association (SCHA)
Based in Beaumont, TX 77706
Contact: Jennifer Shepherd
A Christian group supporting homeschoolers in the Beaumont area.
Description: We are a support group for homeschool families in the Beaumont area.
Requirements: No requirements for joining but members are expected to volunteer for group events.
Benefits: Field Trips, Park days
Supporting Homeschoolers In the Northeast (SHINE) Homeschool
Serving NE San Antonio and surrounding areas, including Schertz, Garden Ridge, Cibolo, Universal City
We are a Christian, volunteer-run homeschool support group offering meetings, field trips, newsletter, book club / book sales, co-op, standardized testing, yearbook, symphony, Mom's Night Out, Teen Time, and more!
PO Box 531853
Grand Prairie, TX 75053-1853
Contact: Renee Engle
Description: We are working on obtaining a meeting place in the Dallas-Irving Area. We would like to meet at least 2 times a month for the children to get together and play with their homeschooling peers. Children of any age are welcome! Romans
Requirements: Our only requirements are that you are actually home schooling. We also prefer if you are a christian, or would like to learn more about becoming a christian. We will welcome you with open arms either way. We will be having Daily Memory verses this school year. You must want to make homeschooling fun for your child(ren) and for your sanity. LOL
After you see the site and start using the materials, please donate if you can. Your generous donations will keep as much of this information coming as possible. There is a lot of free stuff!!
Benefits: Currently, we are working on scheduling field trip days through out the year to obtain discounts for larger groups. We have many files on our site for your family's use. We have a wealth of material!
Amount: We are supported by your kind donations
The Light House Education Center
P.O. Box 759, Magnolia, TX 77353
A 501 (c) 3 organization offering academic classes, sports, extra-curricular and social activities two days a week for the homeschool community in the northwest Houston area.
The Network - KONOS Karats
830.643.0222 or (210) 599.6598
Description: THE NETWORK - Sharing Purpose, Process and Passion - Providing support to KONOS families worldwide "Let us stimulate one another to love and good works." Hebrews 10:24 The KONOS KARATS group serves those who live in the Hill Country area of Texas, including New Braunfels, San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio, Schertz, Cibolo, Seguin, Wimberley and Canyon Lake. We will share how to plant those (carrot) seeds, for your treasured children (karats)!
Requirements: We are Christian parents--MOMS and DADS--who have formed a group to allow networking and support among families who have chosen to use the unit study approach to home educate our children. We are using the KONOS unit study curriculum and approach to teach our children and unify our families. We function solely as a support/networking group for PARENTS. We are not a co-op for children. We welcome everyone who is interested in finding out more about the unit study approach and the KONOS curriculum. Please contact us with any questions you may have!
Benefits: Newsletters, Monthly Meetings, Group Library, Special Events (such as Father's Meetings, Christmas Cookie Swaps, How to Plan workshops)
TX-ChristianHmschool, Homeschooling Help Here for Texans
Based in Galveston County, TX
Contact: Mary Baker
This Christian-oriented list was set up for Texas homeschoolers, especially those in Southeast (Houston-Galveston) Texas, to share their homeschoolactivities, advice, concerns, discussions, encouragement, experiences, ideas, information, links, resources, suggestions, and support.
Tyler Area Christian Home Educators (TACHE)
P.O. Box 132144, Tyler, TX 75713-2144
TACHE coordinates activities of interest to its membership. We have skating, bowling, soccer, Moms' Night Out (dinner and a speaker), newsletter, history co-op, field trips, Recognition Night, Graduation, etc. There are also class activities (i.e. sophomores, seniors). Members are asked to agree to basic Christian beliefs and behaviors.
West El Paso Christian Homeschool Association
P.O. Box 12662, El Paso, TX 79912
Contact: Twyla Heinlein
We are a support group which currently serves 80 families in the greater El Paso area. Support may include a monthly newsletter, website, sports information, field trips, and local speakers. Helps sponsor annual El Pasohomeschooling conference.