Homeschool Groups: NORTH CAROLINA
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Local & State homeschool groups or organizations in NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH CAROLINA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
North Carolinians for Home Education
4326 Bland Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
NCHE has supported NC homeschoolers since 1984. We sponsor an annual conference, leadership training, a legislative watch, a statewide graduation ceremony, a bimonthly magazine and much more.
ACE - Administering Children's Education
Serving the City of Hickory, Catawba County, and surrounding area.
Contact: Dawn Hartman
ACE offers a growing number of homeschoolers many opportunities for fun, fellowship, educational activites and classes. We meet monthly for swimming, group sports, 4-H, world culture, board games, art lessons, pottery/ceramics lessons, and "mom's night out". Our group also offers an annual prom, yearbook, spelling bee, geography bee, science & history fair, battle of the books, honors club, used book sale, and much, much more.
Alamance County Home School Band
955 Quaker Ridge Rd, Mebane, NC 27302
Contact: Steve Morris
Making music helps show the public the truth about homeschoolers, conquers prejudices, and enriches the lives of all students. Our performances bring positive publicity to the group and shows students a different perspective on education.
Archdale-Trinity Home School Associates Inc. (ATHA)
Description: We are a non-profit, tax exempt organization for the purposes of fundraising to be used for membership scholarships and field trips. We are here to support and encourage home educators in our area. ATHA welcomes members of all races, nationalities, and religions who feel
that they would like to be a part of a group of other home school families.
Requirements: *Membership is available to all home school families who are registered with the Division of Non-Public Education. *Membership is $15.00 before August 15th and $20.00 after. This is to cover all postage and printing.*We encourage all members to join North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) and attend the annual book fair and conference in May.
Benefits: *To provide encouragement and support to families choosing home education
for their children.
*To promote home education as an excellent educational alternative.
*To provide opportunities for local home schoolers and parents to get together for support meetings, field trips, activities, special classes, & social events.
Cost: $20 yearly
Cabarrus County Home School Association
Serving the Cabarrus County area
A nonprofit, nondenominational Christian homeschool support group dedicated to providing options, tools, and encouragement to home educators and their families. We offer activities such as drama classes, Science Fair, Skate Day, Fundamentals of Music, Spelling Bee, Gavel Club, Swim Day, Bowling, Football, BMX Racing, Baseball, Basketball, Mom s Night Out, picnics, Nursing Home Ministry, Library Appreciation, Field Trips and many other activities. Our monthly newsletter and egroup keep everyone up to date.
Calvary Home Educators
Contact: Cindy Hullings
Description: Calvary Home Educators, aka CHE, is made up ofhomeschooling families who attend Calvary Church in Greensboro, NC
Requirements: Families wishing to join CHE must understand and agree to uphold the Assembly of God's statement of faith.
Benefits: We provide enrichment classes, field trips, service project workdays and much more. A monthly newsletter is provide to all members.
Christian High School Home School Parents in Greater Asheville NC
Contact: Lisa Potter
Description: Online email fellowship for Christian home schoolers with students in grades 8-12 in this area (western NC). May meet on occasion, primarily online resources and a few emails per week.
Requirements: Must live in the region around Asheville, NC; must have a high school home school student; we are a fellowship group of Christian parents who acknowledge Jesus Christ as the head of our homes and home schools.
Benefits: Current info on local events of special interest to parents of Christian high school home schoolers as they study and prepare for adult family, college, career and/or military futures.
3123 N. Main St, Hope Mills, NC 28348
Contact: Marlene Williams
(910) 480-CLAY (2529)
Fax: (910) 480-2531
Claytime, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization with a NC-certified art teacher who provides art classes to home schoolers and the general public. There are lessons every month from September to May. Classes are $10.00 for Home schoolers. Claytime also specializes in art classes for the mentally retarded and developmentally delayed (MR/DD). We are supported by voluntary donations, grants and memberships.
C.R.E.S.T. = Cumberland Regional Education Support team
Contract: Dawn Bedingfield
Description: We hold our monthly support meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Ruritan Club Bldg on Campground Rd. We bowl every other Friday, take monthly field trips, hold craft classes, park days and other "fun" activities through out the year. We focus on helping newhomeschool families get a good start, be a resource of information, and help families bond with like minded people with a common goal.
Requirements: $20 annual fee, be a homeschool family, follow the laws forhomeschool in NC.
Benefits: Yahoo group , email support, newsletters, field trips, park days, resource information
Cost: $20 yearly
Dixie Grove Academy
2014 Main St Ext, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Contact: Chancy Riddick-Eckert
Phone: (252) 335-7784
East Coast Homeschooling Organization
2506 Seth Williams Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547
(910).455.6257 or 901.353.0702
The East Coast Homeschool Organization (ECHO) meets every Thursday (Sept.-May) from 9am-12:30pm at the Jacksonville Bible Church located at 501 Anne St. in downtown Jacksonville, NC. Fall Registration is the first Thursday in August and Spring Registration is the second Thursday in January each school year. The co-op offers enrichment activities (academic/non-academic), field trips, community service events, Scholastic Book Clubs for toddlers-teens, and a "club day" once a month for those that want to meet less often for mainly social activities and features mom's enrichment activities (ie. guest speakers, planning sessions and mini-workshops). Co-op membership includes "club days" at no additional charge. ALL Co-op and Club Fees are due at registration day and are non-refundable.
ECHO participates in the Box Tops for Education program to provide additional funds needed for group activities or other financial obligations. Additional fundraisers may be scheduled as needed.
Fees for ECHO Co-op members each semester (2013-2014) include
: $25 per family for rent/utilities; $25 per family for liability insurance; $15 per family for membership; and activity fees that vary depending on the number of children in a family and the activities chosen. Co-op members may participate in club days without any additional fees. Field trip/community service event costs are the sole responsibility of each family attending them.
ECHO Club day fees each semester (2013-2014) include
: $25 per family for liability insurance; $10 per family for rent/utilities plus items on the backpack list for activities. Scheduled Club day activities run from 8:45am-11:30am, allowing time for lunch and travel for those attending field trips/events afterwards. Field trip/community service event costs are the sole responsibility of each family attending them.
ECHO is a parent-led organization. It is not a drop-off program. Parents are required to remain on campus during the entire meeting each week as well as any other ECHO-sponsored event attended. All parents must teach or assist with a minimum of two activities each meeting day during each semester and are expected to cover for missing members, as needed, to provide the supervision required for the safety of all of our children.
Families Advocating Christian Training (FACT)
Contact: Tami Fox
Description: We are a group of Christian, homeschool families who have formed a support group. We have Mom's Meetings, PE classes, Music class, a Library class at our local library, and many field trip opportunities.This year we have approximately 25 families in our membership. And the children age in range from newborn through teen.
We would love to have more families in our area participate in our group.
Requirements: Each family is required to pay a yearly fee of $10 for membership. We do not require new homeschool families to have a job, but we encourage all members to help share the load of the group by volunteering for various jobs throughout the year.
Benefits: We have a monthly newsletter. We plan field trips as a group, and we have a homeschool lending library.
Cost: $10 yearly
211 Harris Lane, Raeford, NC 28376
Contact: Nikki Wallace
Fax: (910) 875-1065
Forsyth Home Educators, Inc.
PO Box 601
Pfafftown, NC 27040
Description: FHE is a Christian support group of home educators in Forsyth County and surrounding counties.
Requirements: All those wishing to become members of FHE must agree (by signing the annual membership form) to:
1.respect Christian principles AND
2.honor the ideals of home education AND
3.abide by the Standards of Conduct as established by the Board.
Benefits: The annual membership entitles you to 10 monthly issues of the newsletter, and the calendar of group events, as well as support from other families involved in the same endeavor.
Cost: 10/$20 yearly
Greater Resources And Christian Encouragement (GRACE)
5117 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314
Contact: Becky Isaacson
GRACE is a support group open to all homeschoolers who regularly attend a church and are able to agree with our Faith Statement. We have been serving the Fay area for 10 years now. We have approximately 120 families in membership, over 400 students.
Helping Hands, Together We Can!
Contact: Susan Faulkner
Description: The HHTWC seeks to enhance the lives of all parents and/or caregivers home schooling special needs children through a program designed to provide support for the spirit, mind and body of the parent and/or caregiver and their children. Please visit the website for more information.
Requirements: Membership is open to any family homeschooling a special needs child but needs to understand that this is a Christian organization, and Christian practices will be observed. We do not discriminate due to race, religion or disability.
Benefits: *Yahoo group membership, *Free Email HHTWC news and updates, *Free peer support Group Meetings, Fellowship and support of other HHTWC members, *Voice rights and involvements in various activities and projects, *Share suggestions in our suggestion box at meetings that may better meet the needs of each member and child, *Field trip opportunities (extra fees may be involved)
Cost: $20 yearly
Home Education Arts (HEArts)
2840 South College Road, PMB #134, Wilmington, NC 28412
Contact: Sheree Harrell
HEArts is a open, inclusive homeschooling group which enables children to learn other subject matter through the Arts. Our group is for families using creative, integrated techniques to facilitate learning at home.
Description: HEArts is a homeschooling group which enables children to learn other subject matter through the Arts. Our group is for families using creative, integrated techniques to facilitate learning at home. We are an open, inclusive group that embraces diversity. Please join our Yahoo group to keep up with our fun, spontaneous activities and planned events. Parents and children of all ages, both boys and girls, are invited.
Requirements: Feel free to join us on the Yahoo Group even if you cannot make it to the meetings. Ask Sheree offline how you can set up a HEArtsgroup in your county or state. This is done on a volunteer basis, free of charge, for inclusive homeschooling groups.
"Let early education be a sort of amusement, you will then better be able to find out the natural bent of the child." -Plato, philosopher (427-347 BCE)
"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists." -Eric Hoffer, philosopher (1902-1983)
Benefits: We meet at various places throughout New Hanover County and surrounding areas for planned events and spontaneous activities. Please check out our Calendar daily for updates. The New Hanover County Arboretum Gardens are located at the 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC (near the intersection of Greenville Loop Road Oleander).
Homeschooling Offers a Promising Education (HOPE)
123 Davis Rd, Windsor, NC 27983
Contact: Holley Cox
We are a support group for Bertie County and the surrounding areas. We have monthly planning meetings, field trips, community activities, play days, etc.
Inclusive Homeschoolers of Wilson
Contact: Tiffany Abells
Description: We are a welcoming group. Inclusive Homeschoolers of Wilson is open to all families interested in alternatives to traditional public education regardless of faith, ethnicity, lifestyle and homeschooling method. We meet casually to exchange ideas and offer support to each other.
Requirements: There are no membership fees. Everyone is welcome, and our only requirement is that members are tolerant of others' beliefs.
Benefits: We offer a discussion list athttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/inclusive_homeschoolers_of_wilson. We meet twice monthly for park days. We meet once a month for Coffee Night. Based on members' interests, field trips, arts & crafts and service projects will be planned.
Iredell County Home Educators (ICHE)
Description: ICHE is currently organized under the leadership of a Board and a network of Volunteers.
ICHE membership is open to all homeschoolers in Iredell County, North Carolina and the surrounding counties and areas, including Statesville, Troutman, Moorseville, Harmony, etc.
Membership information may be obtained by contacting the Membership Coordinator
Requirements: Christian Based group
Benefits: Benefits: *Monthly Newsletter * E-Mail Announcements * Membership Directory * Group Achievement Testing *Mom’s Night Out *Soccer/Baseball/Basketball *YMCA Swimming Lessons * Scholastic Book Orders *Field Trips *Back to School Kick-off Event and more.
Cost: $15 yearly
Learning In Family Education (LIFE)
1025 Jeter Mountain Road, Penrose, NC 28766
Contact: Cherie Goldsmith
Description: Learning In Family Education, better known as LIFE, is a support group for homeschoolers in and around Transylvania County. LIFE is founded on Christian principles, and its activities are open to anyone with an interest in home based education. Our goal is to provide support, and our desire is to serve and to edify our homeschooling community through family centered activities, through educational gatherings, and through shared resources. We are a group of new and veteran homeschoolers who can help you with questions you may have concerning home education as well as offer many opportunities for group interactions for both parents and students.
Requirements: L.I.F.E. membership is only $5 per family, per year. If you are a homeschooler in or around Transylvania County and would like a support group that will help you on your journey check out our website to find out how to join. We look forward to meeting you soon
Benefits: If you are beginning your search into the world of home education in North Carolina or just want to learn more, please use our HomeschoolingInformation section on our website to help you get started. Then take a look at our Calendar of Upcoming Events to see what we have planned for the year under the Links section of our website. The links section is available to you before you become a member, as well as the homeschooling information section. Our website has much more available to it's paid members.
Life In Jesus Home School Group
Based in Durham, NC 27705
Contact: Josette Separk
Phone: (919) 599-7103
A homeschool family forming a group in our area. This group will enablehomeschooled children to meet and socialize. We will plan field trips, exchange ideas and organize other school events.
Macon County Home Educators (MCHE)
Serving the Macon County area of NC
A Christian homeschool group offering information meetings, field trips, art classes, Children's Play and Craft Day, newsletter, and other resources.
North Carolina African-American Homeschoolers
North Carolina Families Learning Together
Contact: Pam Genant
Description: FLT is a group of homeschooling families in North Carolina. We serve as a support network welcoming anyone with an interest in home education. Our purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information, talents, and resources.
Requirements: have an interst in homeschooling
Benefits: quarterly newsletter, membership directory, yahoo list, gathering (twice a year)
Cost: $15 yearly
North Carolina Unschoolers
Contact: Pam Genant
Description: support for unschooling families in North Carolina
Requirements: be an unschooler in North Carolina or surrounding states
Benefits: quarterly newsletter, activities planned by members, yahoo list
North Point Baptist Homeschool Ministry
Serving the greater Asheville area
Contact: Mike and Ronda Marshall
A new, inclusive, Christian support group. Our purpose is to provide support and encouragement to all homeschooling parents (or those consideringhomeschooling) through monthly Mom's meetings, quarterly Parent's meetings, as well as weekly workshop classes for children. Our meetings are the first Thursday of every month.
Onslow Area Home Educators
Parents Advocating Teaching at Home, Inc. (PATH)
Based in Hickory, NC
Contact: Ivey Deitz
A homeschool information and support group open to all homeschoolingfamilies in the greater Hickory NC area.
Description: No monthly meetings as a group, we are too large to do that. We meet yearly to have fellowship and short business meeting.
Requirements: No requirements. All are encouraged to participate in activities of interest and plan one event per year, but not required.
Benefits: Monthly newsletter, invitation to Yahoo Group for email chain, yearly directory, and access to any events or field trips planned during year.
Cost: $10 yearly
1308 Broken Branch Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Contact: Dona Lewandowski
(919)-231-6923 or (919)-359-8408
Description: PEACE-at-Home is a member-led homeschool support group with a membership of about 40 families. We are informal and inclusive, with no "structure" to speak of. Our membership includes children of all ages. Activities are member-generated. We welcome and embrace diversity, and hope that members will share freely with one another their beliefs and values, so that we may all learn from one another.
Requirements: Our sole membership requirement is that members are accepting and appreciative of diversity.
Benefits: Because our group is member-led, it offers whatever our members choose to offer.
1922 Peale Terrace
Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Contact: Suzanne Banks
Description: Piedmont HomeSchoolers is an online support group. We sponsor annual fall picnics and spring barbecues for our members, as well as a homeschool, Christmas Bazaar.
Requirements: This group is open to all.
Benefits: Members may post notices of support group events, curriculum for sale, yard sales, classes, activities, park days, library information etc.
Progressive Network Academy
Queen Vashti Home Schoolers
PO Box 759
Hiddenite, NC 28636
Contact: Emma Marlow
Description: We are a diverse group. We are unschoolers that share ideas and programs. We have a 4-H group, a girl scout troop, (and brownies) and we use American Girls and the Little House books for many of our projects. We are close to Taylorsville, Statesville and Wilksboro if you'd like to join us.
Benefits: We would love to have you join in our field trips and participate in our activities.
Roanoke Valley Association of Christian Home Schools
Based on Lake Gaston between NC and VA
Contact: Tanya Reese or Martha Nida
(434) 636-3062 or 252-586-6907 or 252-586-2006
A Christian homeschool group offering weekly meetings, CAT Testing in April, several field trips a year, various playdates and game times. We have a membership fee of $15 a year and require a membership form and statement of faith.
Description: We meet at least once a month. We have activities that cover a broad range of ages. We do workshops, field trips, and various things. We offer the Achievement Test in April for those who need to take it. The cost varies each year but is very reasonable. We meet in both Roanoke Rapids and Littleton. We have members from Virginia and North Caroling since we are so close to the border.
Requirements: Dues is $15 for new members and those who sign up early. We have statement of faith to be signed and a waiver of liability for injuries. There is no mandatory attendance.
Benefits: We send out a newsletter bimonthly during school. We have planned field trips and outings, we also have a workshop we do. We also have a library with various things that can be checked out. We also offer an achievement test in April for those who need one. We also have people who do the Woodcock test for those who prefer that one. The fees vary.
Cost: $15 yearly
Secular Homeschoolers Accepting and Respecting Everyone (S.H.A.R.E.)
Contact: Juli Beighley
Description: S.H.A.R.E. is a member led support group, welcoming allhomeschoolers.
Requirements: We require only that everyone show respect for one another and the choices that each individual family has made.
Benefits: We enter two competitions. Canon Envirothon, for middle/high school and Independent Battle of the Books for middle school. We have a yahoo discussion site, and also offer field trips, support meetings and park days, and an annual cook-out to kick off the year. We have primarily middle/high school age children, but all ages are welcome.
Secular Homeschoolers of North Carolina
Contact: Christie Smith
Description: Secular Homeschoolers of North Carolina [SHNC] was founded in July 2004 out of a need for a welcoming group for homeschooling families in and around Johnston County inclusive of all ethnicities, faiths, ages, lifestyles and homeschooling styles.The purpose of the group is to provide social and educational opportunities for a variety of ages sincehomeschooling involves the entire family. Our on-line goal is to provide an open forum to discuss any subject pertinent to homeschooling with tolerance, dignity and respect. Our off-line goal is to gather and build a community that will support us throughout our homeschooling experience.
Requirements: Acceptance of and respect for diversity.
Benefits: Our members typically organize events such as museum trips, theater trips, play-dates, seasonal gatherings, park days, family picnics, classes, etc.
The Eastern Association of Christian Homeschools (TEACH)
Washington, Beaufort County, NC 27889
Contact: Kim Barr
Monthly meetings, weekly PE class, periodic field trips and picnics, annual science fair, Christmas and Valentine's Day parties, and more!
The Home Educator Support CO-OP (THE SCOOP)
Serving High Point, NC 27265 and the Triad area
Contact: Jandy Markwood
This group is for anyone in the Triad North Carolina area who is interested in being a part of a support message group; a place for encouragement, support, resources, information, and Christian fellowship among other area home school families.
Contact: Gail Butler
Description: We are an inclusive group open to homeschoolers/unschoolersin eastern NC. We are very casual and unstructured. We meet in a local park every Wednesday afternoon and also plan field trips and activity days as interest dictates.
Requirements: We ask that all members be respectful of the varied beliefs of other members.
Benefits: Group members plan field trips etc as they wish.
Tri-County Area Home Educators (TCAHE)
Unifour Home Learning
712W. Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540
Contact: Carrie Willson
Christian homeschool support group open to anyone who is homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling. Field trips, park days and mom events.
Walkertown Home Educators (WHE)
P.O. Box 1326, Walkertown, NC 27051
Contact: Leanne Phagan
Phone: (336) 764-5438
We meet as a co-op every Friday during the school year with field trips planned monthly, area artist offers instruction to our children, and more.
Wise Instructors Need Group Support (WINGS)
Serving the North Mecklenburg / Lake Norman area
Contact: Robbyn Apthorp
We are a Christian organization and are governed by Christian principles; however, we are open to and welcome everyone who homeschools, regardless of religion, race, color, national origin, age or disability.