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Local & State homeschool groups or organizations in WASHINGTON


Disability Rights Washington
315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 324-1521
TTD: (206) 957-0728
Toll Free TTY: (800) 905-0209
FAX: (206) 957-0729

Email: info@dr-wa.org
Website: http://www.disabilityrightswa.org

Executive Director: Mark Stroh
Email: mstroh@dr-wa.org

Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO)

6632 S. 191st Place, Suite E100, Kent, WA 98032-2117
Phone: (425) 251-0439
Fax: (425) 251-6984
Email: whooffice@foxinternet.net
Website: http://www.washhomeschool.org

ACTS Home School Co-op

South location - Puyallup; North location - Renton.
Email: info@actshomeschool.com
Website: http://www.actshomeschool.com
ACTS meets from September to June. In addition to our class days, we offer a variety of events such as field trips, missions, holiday parties, homeschool support, etc. For our class days we have three 8-week sessions that offer a variety of classes to children from birth to high school.

At Home in Seattle (@HIS)

Serving North Seattle
Contact: Julene Pommert
Phone: (206) 525-2097
Email: patboomhower@earthlink.net
A Christian homeschool support group offering monthly parent support meetings, special events, and field trips.

Camano Island Homeschoolers

Contact: Bec Thomas
Phone: (360) 387-7537
Meets first Wednesday of each month.

Christian Association of Parent Educators (CAPE)

PO BOX 8126 Yakima, WA 98908 area
Contact: Silvia or Sue Gough
Phone: (509) 966-3868 or (509) 698 3796 or (509) 848 2752
Email: capenews2000@yahoo.comortrout819@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.yakimahomeschool.comWe support and serve homeschooling families in the Yakima area. Our intent and direction are Christian-based; however, we welcome families with other beliefs.Description: We are a group that offers networking opportunities for homeschoolers in the Yakima Valley and beyond. We are a group of about 125 families.Requirements: We are a Christian based organization; however, we welcome families with other beliefs.Benefits: Your $18 annual dues entitles you to a monthly newsletter. We also offer co-ops, PE classes, monthly parent support group meetings, field trips, Annual Project Fair, Speech & Drama Festival, Friday Forum, International Evening, skating parties, a Welcome Back Picnic, and a Hanukkah Party.Cost: $18 yearly

Christian Homeschoolers of South Sound (CHoSS)

P.O. Box 8823, Lacey WA 98509
Email: choss@chossfamilies.org
Website: http://www.chossfamilies.org

Clark County Home Educators (CCHE)

P.O. Box 5941, Vancouver 98668
Phone: (360) 576-5357
Email: cchome.ed@juno.com
Website: http://www.cchomeed.org
CCHE offers support and information in areas pertaining to home education such as local support group listings, state law information, local and national resources. Also serves as a political watch group for issues and concerns related to homeschooling freedoms.Description: Clark County Home Educators (CCHE)is a non-profit networking group dedicated to providing encouragement, resources and information to homeschooling families and the community.Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at First Church of God in Vancouver, WA. Meetings are open to the public and are free. (Well-behaved children are welcome.)Requirements: CCHE has a statement of faith, but members are not required to be in agreement.Benefits: Membership is available for $18 per year (not required) and includes a monthly newsletter as well as other benefits.Annual community events include a Homeschool Resource and Information Fair in late August and Used Curriculum & Resource Sale in early June.Cost: None

Clark County Homeschoolers

Contact: Deanna Johnson-Karlowksy
Email: deannavj@yahoo.com
Website: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ClarkCountyHomeschoolers
Description: An e-mail list to encourage networking and support for Homeschooling families in the Clark County, Washington area. All religions and spiritual paths welcome. All educational styles welcome.Requirements: An e-mail list to encourage networking and support for Homeschooling families in the Clark County, Washington area. All religions and spiritual paths welcome. All educational styles welcome.Benefits: An e-mail list to encourage networking and support for Homeschooling families in the Clark County, Washington area. All religions and spiritual paths welcome. All educational styles welcome.Cost: None

Family Academy / Academy Northwest

P.O. Box 66839, Seattle, WA 98166
Contact: Barbara Laxdal
Phone: (800) 877-4586
Fax: (206) 246-5618
Email: barbaral@academynorthwest.net
Website: http://www.familyacademy.org
Family Academy is a not-for-profit homeschool organization serving the state of Washington. The Academy links independent teachers with homeschooling families with over 40 learning centers state-wide. Family Academy offers fully accredited transcipts and a high school diploma. Academy graduates earned $840,000.00 (139 students) in academic scholarships for the 2004-2005 calendar year.

Family Learning Organization

P.O. Box 7247, Spokane, WA 99207-0247
Contact: Karen Carver
Phone: (509) 467-2552 or (800) 405-8378
Email: homeschool@familylearning.org
Website: http://www.familylearning.org

First Class Christian Homeschool Co-op: Clark County

16112 NE 30th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Contact: Heidi St. John
Phone: (360) 576-6938
Email: jennyklong@comcast.net
Website: http://www.firstclassclarkcounty.org
Kindergarten-high school classes; nursery and early childhood education program; encouragement for parents and new opportunities for students. A Christ-centered community outreach to homeschooling families.

First Class Sno-Valley Christian Homeschool Co-Op

7513 Fern Avenue SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Contact: Kelly Austin
Phone: (425) 996-8414
Email: firstclasssnovalley@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.firstclasshomeschool.org
Non-Denominational Christian Co-op that reaches out to and supports families in their homeschool journey. Friday School classes for elementary through high school (fall-8 weeks; spring-8 to 10 weeks). Nursery, Preschool/Kindergarten programs. Additional activities include holiday celebrations, field trips, and regional training retreats.

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Email: dan.w.schuler@gmail.com (please present it as dan DOT w DOT schuler @ gmail DOT com or something like that, thank you!)
Website: http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/additional-resources/

Granite Falls Homeschoolers

3109 125th Ave NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Contact: Lisa Powell
Phone: (425) 220-4959
Email: granitefallshomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GraniteFallsHomeschoolers

Growing Relationships And Christian Education (GRACE)Homeschool Co-op

Meets at: 8016 176th ST E, Puyallup, WA
Contact: Jennifer Seyler
Phone: (253) 474-2660
Fax: (253) 474-3231
Email: gracehomeschool@harbornet.com
We offer classes on Friday afternoons for homeschoolers and their younger siblings up through 10th grade. Moms volunteer to teach various classes such as history, science, sewing, crochet, drama, and choir. We also offer the Keepers of the Faith Program.

Home School Harmony with LCCEA

356 Michner St. SW, Castle Rock, WA 98611
Contact: Regina Beer
Phone/Fax: (360) 274-0539
Email: homeschoolharmony@msn.com
Website: http://www.homeschoolharmony.com
We are a group of Christian home school families that have come together to provide an environment of encouragement and support for one another.

H.O.M.E. (Homeschoolers Organization MentoringExcellence)

P.O. Box 23 Mica, WA 99023
Contact: Lyla Gray, Director
Phone: (509) 891-1370
Email: Lylaathome@asisna.com
Website: http://www.home-schooling-online.org
Serving the Inland Empire with setting up events to encourage homeschooled.

Homeschoolers on Whidbey (HOW)

P.O. Box 761, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Contact: Bonnie
Email: newcontacts@howonline.org
Website: http://www.howonline.org
Homeschoolers on Whidbey is a non-profit, inclusive support group dedicated to serving all homeschoolers on Whidbey Island. Annual membership dues are $15 and include a monthly newsletter, field trips, classes, special events, and social opportunities. We meet in Oak Harbor, usually the second Monday of each month. Tuesdays are social meeting days.

Homeschoolers On Whidbey

Website: www.howonline.org
Description: Our Mission Statement: HOW is an inclusive organization offering support and information pertaining to Home-based Instruction, commonly known as homeschooling. It seeks to provide a means by which members assist one another in the adventure of educating their children at home.Requirements: No requirements, if you need anything in particular, all you need to do is ask.Benefits: SOCIALIZATION! Kids (and parents too!) will have plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with other kids at: Park Days, Field Trips, Organized Activities, Special Events, a variety of Clubs & HOW Workshops and Classes. Monthly Newsletter~ a wealth of information to keep you informed of important statewide homeschooling news, meeting info, links, submit your child .s accomplishments to be published plus lots more!Monthly Meetings~ with special guest speakers Open House Gallery~ to exhibit children .s work Opportunities for children to perform or speak in front of others Mom .s (or Dad .s) Game Night Out Discounts on Standardized Testing Service Use of HOW .s ever growing Lending Library incl.software and books Scholastic & Usborne Book Ordering Service.Cost: $15 yearly

Homeschoolers' Support Association

P.O. Box 413, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: (206) 432-9805
Website: http://www.hsa-wa.org

Homeschooling in Christ

Based in Snohomish County, WA We are a Christian group of homeschoolers in the Everett/Marysville area that get together for monthly meetings, field trips, playdates, fellowship for Mom's and Dad's, and lots more.
Contact: Dawn Rosevelt
Phone: (360) 652-1807
Email: rosevelt@myexcel.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolingInChrist/
We are a Christian group of homeschoolers who get together for field trips, tours, play dates as well as unit studies and other learning events. Fellowship and encouragement for the family!Description: We are a Christian group that meets for fellowship, tours, field trips, unit studies and much more. We have a monthly parent meeting.Requirements: We require that members are practicing Christians and attend events and meeting on a regular basis.Benefits: Encouragement and valuable resources from other homeschoolers. Christian fellowship for you and your child(ren) bible studies, meetings, parties, trips and tours. Mom's night out, yearly retreats and so much more.Cost: None

In_His_Steps Messianic HEd Group

Contact: mz_owl
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/In_His_StepsHEdGroup
Description: A HEd Group where Messianic believers and followers of Yeshua can come together to share thier HEd info, HEd stories, family humor, and occasional fellowship days.We are not affiliated with any church outreach or political agenda. We are Just a Group of families wishing to share our days and lives with each other.Requirements: Just be communicative and respectful of others.Benefits: Our Group beliefs are that HEd is the best choice for our families, & that Yeshua is Messiah.Cost: None

Inland Empire Christian Curriculum Exchange/Heritage Schoolhouse

172-C Highway 395 N, Colville, WA 99114
Contact: Sid and Karla Stecker
Phone: (509) 684-3270

Inland Northwest Christian Homeschoolers (INCH)

8081 N Ainsworth Dr, Hayden, ID 83835
Contact: Karen Cook
Phone: (208) 772-0904
Email: tkcook@adelphia.net
Website: http://www.inchhome.com
INCH offers homeschooling families in the Northern Idaho and Spokane areas, with students from preschool through high school, an assortment of traditional academic and enrichment classes and social activities to supplement their homeschooling experience, as well as classes and workshops to encourage and support homeschooling moms.

Latter-Day Family Scholars

Contact: Allyson Halpin
Email: allyson.halpin@comcast.net
Phone: 509-467-3598 or 509-533-1036
Description: Our group is of moderate size and serves LDS homeschooling families in the Spokane Washingon area. Children range in age from toddler to 16 years old. We meet 3 times a month for activities, field trips and book discussions.Requirements: This group is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-Day Saints. Each parent is expected to assist with one or two activities/field trips a year.Benefits: Each month we have a field trip and an activity. Some activities have become an annual event such as "jump-rope day", singing at theveterans hospital, and staging a historical play. We also have book discussion groups for all ages that meet monthly. Mothers get together for a monthly "moms night" to support each other and share our knowledge and experience. We share info with each other via our yahoo group.Cost: None

LDS-Oregon Home Educators Association

5834 NW 181st AvePortland, OR 97229
Contact: Ann Agent, President
Website: www.LDS-OHEA.org
Phone: 503-629-2590
Description: Network of over 280 families from Oregon & SW Washington who seek support from other LDS homeschooling families. Members are encouraged to share news, activities that others may benefit from. Mostly an online resource through the website and eMail newsletter. Annual Conference.Requirements: We follow the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Benefits: Benefits include eMail Newsletter of activities and homeschool legislation watch. Various sponsored activities throughout the year, field trips, science fair, park days, picnic and Annual Conference. Website resource includes message board, library of articles, links and password protected membership directory access to full members. Some members prefer Newsletter only participation and are not posted in the membership directory.Cost: None


Contact: Lynette Anderson
Email: Lewis-ThurstonHSers-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/Lewis-ThurstonHSers
Description: An e-mail list is for homeschooling families in LEWIS and THURSTON counties in WASHINGTON state. This is not specifically a Christian list. It is open to all families from different walks of life who choose to educate their children in the nurturing environment of the home. Share information about support groups, cooperative groups, field trips, curriculum sales, and other special events in our local area. Feel free to discuss curriculum, and share links to educational sites, freebies or other family oriented sites.Requirements: NoneBenefits: Contact with homeschoolers in Lewis & Thurston counties of WA State.Cost:

Life Education Activity Resource Network (LEARN)

P.O. Box 13234, Olympia, WA 98508-3234
Email: learninfo@homeschoolerslearn.org
Website: http://www.homeschoolerslearn.org
Offering homeschooling families quality opportunities to augment their own educational efforts on a cooperative basis - field trips, mom's nights, chat loop, events, classes, fairs.Description: Inclusive group in Olympia area.Requirements: Contribute time/talent/energy toward group activities.Benefits: Field trips, parent nights, newsletter, library, talent show, states fair, other groups and clubs as organized by membersCost: $25 yearly

Longview Co-Op Adventures

Contact: wiredlobos family
Website: wiredlobos@yahoo.com
Description: We are not a Charter School, and we are under NO Public, government-funded Private, or otherwise State-operated/owned School. We are local HEd parents dedicated to giving our children the best possible home education available outside of these government-funded instituitions. We are not religiously or politically motivated. Our main goal is education as well as social gatherings for Grades 5+. This is not a Group for Preschool or Primary Grades children.Requirements: Parents of ALL children must be in attendance at Co-Op gatherings at all times. There will be no drop-offs! Parents are asked to pull thier strengths and volunteer thier time and educational talents for the benefit of the whole. Parents will NOT be paid to teach a Home Education topic.There are no attendance requirements; however you will not become a full member of our Co-Op unless you fully participate in Co-Op activities.Benefits: Friendships & Cooperation with your HEd endeavors!Cost: None

Lower Columbia Christian Education Assn.

131 Estes Rd. Castle Rock, WA 98611
Contact: Pete and Julie Ouellette
Email: jpouellette@yahoo.com
Phone: 360-274-0736 Description: MEETING PLACE: East Kelso Baptist Church; 110 Corduroy; Kelso, WA 98626. MEETING DATE/TIME: The THIRD Monday evening of the month at 7pm. We do not meet in the summer months, except by special arrangement within the group, like a picnic to the park, a field trip, or whatever anyone in the group wants to set up. Anyone is welcome to contribute ideas!CHILD CARE: is available for children of all ages in three different age groups. We have a nursery for age 4 or 5 and under. We have two other groups, one for age 5ish up through 9ish, and one for 9ish and older. For these groups we have a gal who leads one group in a craft while the other group has a learning time led by a parent in the group, or someone else we have brought in special for this group. (One month it might be a science theme, another month a simple drama activity, another month birds. If supplies are needed, these will be announced in the newsletter.) Half-way through the meeting the two groups switch activities. There is no charge for either, but if you are not a member and can make a donation to help with the costs, it is appreciated. (If a child is mature enough to stay focused in the 5~9 group, they are welcome to be part of it.)Requirements: MEMBERSHIP: Suggested dues are $20/year, whether you want your newsletter sent by email or snail mail; same (suggested) price both ways. However, if you cannot afford this, please just come anyway, and pay what you can when you can! We do not want ANYONE to not join the group because of lack of funds!Benefits: Edification of parents, opportunities for children to do presentations before the group, fellowship for parents and children, classes for children, field trips planned throughout year, information on events, meetings, and other "happenings" of interest to homeschoolers sent by email (only) as needed.Cost: yearly $20 donation

Maple Valley Homeschool Support Group

26608 214th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Contact: Cathy
Phone: (425) 413-1609
Email: childe@servicepaper.com
We do parties, field trips and some form study or play groups. Our monthly support meeting is every second Tuesday at the Maple Valley Community Center. We respect all learning styles and teaching methods.

Muslim Homeschooling Association of Washington

5473 PO Box Tacoma, WA 98415
Sauda Abdul-Mumin
Email: muslimhsw@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mhaw/
Phone: 253-539-1670
Description: monthly meetings emial or call for more info requirementsRequirements :Muslim women who is either interested in or is already homeschooling within the state of Washington.Benefits: quarterly newsletter, field trips, play group, online egroup for members, resource and new homeschooler support, monthly meetings.Cost: None

New Life Home Educators

Contact: Amber Marshall
Phone: 425-259-5643 or 425-672-2696
Description: NL Home Educator Support Group is a online chat group that is being establish for the convenience of an already started homeschool small group at a church located in Everett WA. This yahoo group will enable us to all communicate online anytime that we want to for our convenience. We will also be encouraged to and able to plan activities, share homeschooling experiences, swap ideas, recipes, and most importantly offer prayer, support and loving Christ centered friendship. Even if you are not an active member in our church small group, if you are eager to meet new homeschooling families please join us and share your story. We all need prayer and support as homeschooling families here is a great place to do that for one another. Happy Schooling!! Blessings to you all! In Him~AmberCost: $5 yearly

North Mason Keepers of the Faith

Based in Belfair, WA
Contact: Maychen
Email: dkinney@hctc.com
Website: http://www.wahomeschool.com/kotf.htm
This is a Christian group requiring a statement of faith, serving Allyn, Belfair, Grapeview, Shelton, Tahuya, and Union. We meet every other Thursday for activities, classes, fellowship, and field trips.

North Spokane Christian Homeschoolers

Serving Spokane, WA
Email: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthSpokaneChristianHomeSchoolers/
This group is open to all Christian parents who live in Spokane Washington, and are homeschooling their child(ren). We have play dates at local parks when the season permits, and at other kid friendly places as well.

Network of Vancouver Area Homeschoolers (NOVAH)

Contact: Lori Loranger
Email: ori@data-serve.com
Website: http://novah.org/default.htm
Phone: 360-837-3760
Description: Free group for support, open to all homeschoolers, not religiously affiliated. Meet for playdays at the Camas Community Center from noon - 3 on the 2d Monday and 4th Friday each month.Requirements: Our group members must be interested in homeschooling, and open minded.Benefits: Announcements via email; regular playdays; various events as members choose to plan them; facilitate contact among member families.Cost: None

Open Minded Homeschoolers In Kitsap

Contact: K Baltz
Email: FirstwifeK@aol.com

Description: This is a group for the open minded homeschooler in Kitsap County on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington. This list is for encouragement, support, and friendly chatter. It is open to anyone who is homeschooling or considering homeschooling. This group encourages those homeschooling independently, those using prepared curriculm, as well as those associated with or taking part with the school districts.Friendly chatter and encouragment is encouraged, legal discussions are not.Requirements: Requirements include being willing to share, support and encourage other homeschooling parents. Flaming and Spamming will not be tolerated.Benefits: Members are welcome to take part in park dates, field trips, and a book club as well as discussions online and sharing of information and encouragement, as well as asking questions.This is mostly an "online" group, and does not have 'required' meetings.We do sometimes meet at a local coffee shop to enjoy a moms night out.Cost: None

Rainbow Way Homeschool and Playgroup

20311 79th Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98011-2021
Phone: (425) 806-2028

Responsible Education Achieved in the Christian Home (REACH) East

P.O. Box 40127, Bellevue, WA 98015
Contact: Minna Choe or Jenny Holmes
Phone: (425) 823-6354
Email: reacheast@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.reacheast.org
A Christian homeschool support group serving East King County, offering monthly parent support meetings, special events, and field trips. Our annual events include a spelling bee, geography bee, science fair, world cultural fair, and a talent/performance night.Description: REACH East stands for Responsible Education Achieved in the Christian Home. We are a nondenominational community of home schooling families in the Eastside and surrounding areas committed to supporting parents by providing support, fellowship and information on home education.Our monthly parent meetings are held at a local church one Monday evening a month. Location changes occasionally. For current location check out our web site:www.reacheast.org. Meetings are designed for parents only and offer a time of fellowship, information and discussion. Requirements: You make us what we are! REACH East relies on volunteers and expects each member to contribute in order to achieve our goals. We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, so we depend on member involvement for a successful year. Jobs are not a mandatory requirement for membership, but we encourage everyone to find a position that fits him or her.Benefits: REACH East sponsors monthly parent meetings from September through May with speakers, topical forums and times of discussion. A lending library containing homeschooling books, tapes and videos is available for check out by the membership. Members receive REACH Out, the monthly newsletter containing articles, calendar of events, listing of field trips, workshops and other pertinent information relating to REACH events, activities and homeschooling issues.Cost: $25 yearly

Seattle Homeschool Group

Serving Seattle, WA
Contact: Elizabeth Davies
Email: hello@seattlehsg.org
Website: http://www.seattlehsg.org
The Seattle Homeschool Group is a non-sectarian support group serving the greater Seattle area.

Smoothing the Way of Vancouver

9400 NE 50th AV, Vancouver, WA 98661
Contact: Becky Develle
Phone: (360) 514-6785
Email: rubies31@comcast.net
Website: http://www.swahninfo.net
Information and support for new homeschoolers and free resources for all homeschoolers.Description: This is a support group for first year homeschoolers.We meet the third Monday of the month (September-April) at Grace Baptist Church.Requirements: n/aBenefits: We provide a notebook that is built meeting by meeting through out the year. Discounts are available for HSLDA and membership cards offer proof of homeschooling.Cost: None

Snohomish Home Educators' Co-op

P.O. Box 917, Snohomish, WA 98291
Contact: Kathy Peterson
Phone: (360) 568-6873vEmail: dandkpeterson@hotmail.com
The purpose of Sno-Home-Ed Co-op is to encourage, support, and promote home-based instruction. We meet the first Monday of each month, September through June (no December meeting) at the Snohomish Library.

Spokane Homeschoolers

Based in Spokane, WA
Email: spokanehomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spokanehomeschoolers/
A diverse, inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Inland Empire, SHS exists both as an active online resource and an IRL alternative to other local homeschool groups - a place for hsers to play, learn, and relax with each other in a context where homeschooling, not religion, is the primary common denominator.


Contact: Becky
Email: rubies31@comcast.net
Description: This is a net site to offer HS information for the county. There is information on beginning HS, area events, groups, classes & all resourcesRequirements: n/aBenefits: A FREE clearing house of information for the county.Cost: None

Teaching Parents Association

P.O. Box 1934, Woodinville, WA 98072-1934
Contact: Heidi Lovett
Phone: (206) 654-5658Email: info@washtpa.org
Website: http://www.washtpa.org
Description: Teaching Parents Association (TPA) is a non-profit association of members who, regardless of race, religious beliefs, or teaching styles, join together to support homeschooling parents, children, and community members.Requirements: We only require payment of dues.Benefits: TPA offers its members a monthly newsletter, parent support meetings, field trips, clubs, park days, and more. For more information, contactinfo@washtpa.org">Cost: $25 year

TLC Homeschool Group

Contact: Deann Boyd
Email: DABLefty@aol.com
Contact: Leeann Tourtillott
Email: TLChomschoolers@yahoogroups.com
Phone: 360-412-0366
Description: TLC is a group of local families who coordinate their homeschool experiences with each other. Group members contribute to, write, edit and mail out a monthly newsletter. A meeting is held each month at a member¹s home to compile the newsletter and discuss activities. Newsletter content is decided by whoever wants to contribute.All members are invited and encouraged to participate at whatever level suits their needs. Participation varies, from reading the newsletter to planning experiences for interested members. If there is something related to homeschooling that you¹d like help creating, please bring it up and we¹ll help you make it happen.Typical Year Round Activities: Library game days, Park days, Hikes at local natural areas, Sharing information about local events and opportunities, Swim lessons at the YMCA, Field trips to local public services and businesses, 4-H group projects & Learning Units.Typical Annual Activities; Seasonal parties, International night, Science fair, Play production, Summer Camp and Camping trips, Olympia Junior Programs (inexpensive professional theater productions for school age children)Newsletters are sent via e-mail or U.S. Post. Annually, members receive a roster listing member family names, children¹s ages and contact information. (This list is not sold or shared; efforts are made to insure privacy.)Requirements: noneBenefits: monthly newsletter, planned field trips, seasonal events, members email loop, local information,Cost: $10 per year, per family, due in September. (Free or reduced rate memberships are available; please request this if you have that need.) Your $10 is spent on newsletters, community outreach, rosters, and free/reduced fee memberships. TLC also has a voluntary facilities fund (FF) that helps us organize activities that require a special facility. Donating to this fund is NOT required for participation in any activity.

Trestle Homeschool Association

Based in Everett, Washington
Email: group_leader@trestlehomeschool.org
Website: http://www.trestlehomeschool.org

Tri-Cities Homeschool Support Group

P.O. Box 4548, Pasco, WA 99302
Email: homeschooltalk@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.tchsg.org
Meeting second Tuesday of each month.

Turning Point Homeschool Cooperative

1410 8th Street, Marysville, WA 98270
Contact: Debbie Bowman
Phone: (360) 653-5077
Email: debbiebowman@turningpointchurch.com
Website: http://www.turningpointchurch.com
Provides an alternative atmosphere for Christ-centered growth. Emphasis is placed on developing excellence in character, academics, and relationships. Co-op meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 AM-2 PM.

Valley Home Educators

Serving the greater Wenatchee valley
Contact: Emilie or Sandy
Phone: (509) 886-1237
Email: gardnfev@verizon.net
We offer support to all families who wish to independently homeschool. We have no set monthly meeting but there are many opportunities to gather; Mission Ridge skiing, ice skating, and any other group activity families can think of. We have a great media co-op with our local Educational Service District.

Valley Home Educators (VHE)

Contact: Emilie
Email: gardnfev.em@verizon.net
Description: We are a very loose group of homeschooling families in the Wenatchee valley who support other Home-based Instruction participants. We don't always schedule regular meetings though we usually meet at least 2 to 3 times a year. We are always open to events planning and have a monthly email newsletter.Requirements: No formal requirements other than our board allows for 1 Alternative Learning Experience Program participant. Most events are open to all.Benefits: Connecting with homeschooling families, events and legislative news in the north central area of Washington state.Cost: None

Washington Association of Teaching Christian Homes (WATCH)

P.O. Box 1259, Vancouver WA 98661
Contact: Jay & Heidi St. John
Phone: (360) 326-8826
Email: info@watchhome.org
Website: http://www.watchhome.org
WATCH is a non-profit organization dedicated to the strengthening of homeschooling families. Drawing on the experience of other long-time homeschooling parents and other leaders in the home school community, WATCH brings events to many regions in Washington State.

Washington Home Educators Network (WHEN)

Serving Washington
Contact: Emilie
Email: gardnfev@verizon.net
Website: http://www.homestead.com/wahomeednet/WHENindex.html
A statewide email list focusing on legislative and resource networking since the early 1990s. The purpose is to help Washington State Homeschoolers (operating under the Home-based Instruction law) keep informed of what's happening around the state and the nation pertaining to homeschooling.Description: This is an online support group and a web-based resource. The purpose of WHEN is to help Washington State Homeschoolers (operating under the Home-based Instruction law) keep informed of what's happening around the state and the nation pertaining to homeschooling. This site grew from early Internet batch emailing communications. We filled a need to network state legislative issues and the homeschooling community.Requirements: WHEN hopes to facilitate networking between all Home-based Instruction participants, regardless of religious, political or philosophical reasons for homeschooling.Benefits: Delivering information on local homeschooling groups and their events. Encouraging communication between individuals and notification on legislative issues pertinent to the homeschooling community. A resource for experienced and new homeschoolers.Cost: None

Washington Natural Learning Association

Contact: Bec Thomas
Email: Bthomas@wnla.net
Website: www.wnla.net
Phone: 360 387 7537
Description: Washington Natural Learning Association has a goal to build a stronger home-education community to ensure a strong future for our children. With our statewide membership, we work to create better networking amongst home-educators to make our lobbying more effective.WNLA works to ensure our right to home-educate our children without cumbersome regulation. We strive to protect our home-education law by lobbying efforts and creating a positive image of home-education. WNLA will work toward a better law that will help secure home-education rights in the future. We acknowledge that our fundamental right to home-educate our children is essential to everyone's future.Requirements: When a member in WNLA, you agree to uphold our mission statement and support the important work that WNLA carries out to promote natural learning. WNLA is an association where members' comments, suggestions, services, and questions are important to our cause. WNLA is actively working to change the way natural learning is viewed in Washington and protect our freedoms to home-educate freely.Benefits: AdvocacyCost: None

Washington Pagan Homeschoolers

Contact: Kathleen Barbour
Email: lady_aeryll@earthlink.net
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WAPaganHS/
Description: The purpose of WA Pagan Homeschoolers is to provide support to Pagans homeschooling their children (Pre-K to 12) in the state of Washington. We help others learn the requirements for homeschooling in the state, provide information on activities, classes and curriculum, and occasionally get together. We also provide support and information unique to those incorporating Paganism into their homeschooling lifestyle.Requirements: The only requirement to be a member is that one must be Pagan or Pagan-friendly. No proselytizing by those of other religions will be tolerated.Benefits: Benefits of WA Pagan Homeschoolers:*support*friendship*ongoing information about homeschooling and Pagan activities throughout the state *help and information about homeschooling laws & curriculum *networking *occasional get-togethersCost: None

Washington State Latter-day Saint Family Educators (WALDSFE)

P.O. Box 2333, Redmond, WA 98073-2333
Contact: Doreen Blanding
Phone: (425) 861-0494
Email: waldsfe@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.waldsfe.org
Description: Washington State Latter-day Saint Family Educators is a non-profit group that supports families in their attempt to educated their own in a way they choose. We provide a yearly conference in the spring and constant email support through our yahoo! email group. Please seewww.waldsfe.orgfor more information.Requirements: No requirements.Benefits: We provide needed support, friendship, encouragement and love. Join us online and then come meet us at the annual conference. We are all in the same boat so why not work together to get there.Cost: None

Whatcom Homeschool Association

3851 Britton Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Gary & Bobbe McGill
Email: garybobbe@comcast.net
Phone: 360-671-3689 or 360-647-0756
Description: Over 600 families are members with exclusive rights to field trips and other activities. Some events/activities are open the public.Requirements: Membership is open to all with no limitations.Benefits: WHA publishes a monthly newsletter which describes monthly meetings, our mobile lending library, an annual day of workshops, field trips, activity clubs, summer softball, weekly basketball, homeschool band, homeschool choirs, Christmas program and Spring Variety Show, Christmas craft fair, 4-H clubs, scouting, book groups, and coops . There are also community opportunities, such as ice skating, roller skating, swimming lessons, church clubs, YMCA, Civil Air Patrol, Boys and Girls Club, and county community classes as well as university and community college classes.Cost: $18 yearly, scholarships available

Yakima Homeschool Network

Contact: Lisa Russell
Website: www.yakimahomeschool.org
Description: We're an email-based support group, using our email forum to coordinate park days, field trips and other events. In the summer we meet regularly for park days. We have monthly clubs like science club and book clubs. we have regular parent support meetings and share news about local events and things to do in our area that interest homeschoolers.Requirements: Membership is open to all homeschooling families and those who are interested in beginning to homeschool.Benefits: Our group is entirely co-operative. Members are all permitted to plan events, simply send it out to the email list. No one is required to participate in or attend anything. We have no official newsletter or calendar except what members submit to the email list.Cost: None

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