Support Groups
Homeschoolers have created networks of support to provide a way to make friends, get ideas and information, and to offer positive socialization opportunties to their children. You can join in! There are many groups to choose from, many with specific affiliations, like Christian groups or unschoolers' groups. Some are eclectic, inclusive, and open to anyone. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find other like-minded parents. And if you don't find what you are looking for, we've put together tips for starting your own group.
Local & State Groups
Support groups offer a way for those interested in homeschooling or new to home education to get information and support. They also offer opportunities for social activities, group learning, and networking. Find a support group near you in Missouri.
National Groups
Tap into the national homeschool movement by connecting with these national homeschool groups and support organizations.
Social Media
Connect with other homeschooling using social networking tools. You can share tips and ideas, get support, collaborate on lesson plans, upload photos, and much more.
Co-Ops
A co-op offers a way to share teaching duties with others who are excited and knowledgeable about a subject. It also offers an opportunity for your children to learn in a group and to make friends. Browse through this list of co-ops in Missouri.
Umbrella/Cover Schools
An umbrella or cover school provides an alternative way for parents to fulfill governmental educational guidelines and requirements. Most offer a variety of services, which can include curricula, social activities, field trips, standardized testing, portfolio reviews, evaluations, and graduation materials, including diplomas. While umbrella schools do tend to the needs of homeschoolers, they are considered a type of private school in most states.
Resource Centers
Homeschool resource centers offer classes, materials, field trips, and other activities for parents and children alike. They are great ways to get new information, engage in group activities, and network with other homeschoolers.
Public School Programs
Public schools are increasing offering programs to appeal to homeschooling families, from classes to educational materials to computer and distance learning. In most cases, students enrolled in these programs are considered public school students rather than homeschoolers. Learn more about these programs and decide if these are right for your family.
Group Management
Learn how to start and manage a homeschool support group, including how to stay organized, how to handle conflict, and ideas for your support group.
What's Popular
Unschooling in the Midwest
This group is for unschoolers in the midwest to offer support to other life learning families and to organize activities.
St Charles County, Missouri Unschoolers
This email group is intended for unschoolers in the St. Charles County, Missouri, area.
LEARN Home Education Network
An all-inclusive, secular, home education support network based in the metro Kansas City area, L.E.A.R.N., was born in 1994 when a handful of families gathered to share friendship, activities and homeschooling resources. Currently L.E.A.R.N. supports 200 families with a wide variety of ideologies regarding home education. These families reside in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, and belong to L.E.A.R.N. as part of their home education support network.
Natural Family Living
This email group is for families who are living a less than mainstream lifestyle. Discussion involve many topics, including homeschooling (Montessori and Waldorf methods specifically) and more.
West County Christian Home Educators (WCCHE)
West County Christian Home Educators is a Christian support group. Offers information for new homeschoolers, activities, group activities, resources, and support.
Classical Education St. Louis
This group is for all homeschoolers in the greater St. Louis metro area who are using a classical curriculum to educate their children. Our focus is The Well Trained Mind (TWTM), but can include any other method that incorporates the philosophy of a classical education (MODG, Charlotte Mason, etc).
St. Louis Secular Homeschooler's Co-Op (STLhomeschool)
This list is the email loop for the St. Louis Secular Homeschooler's Co-Op in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arnold Region Christian Home Educators
The purpose of A.R.C.H.E. is to provide support to Christian parents in the Arnold region who are or will be educating their children at home. Support may include field trips; programs and events such as a project fair, recognition ceremony, Christmas and summer fellowship and/or field day; activities such as meetings featuring informative and/or encouraging speakers and/or topics of interest to the membership, and for fellowship opportunities; a resource library; and a newsletter.
St. Louis Homeschooling Activities, Resources, & Encouragement (SHARE)
S.H.A.R.E. is an independent support group organized and operated by moms and dads who are homeschooling their children in South City/County St. Louis, Missouri.
Families for Home Education (FHE)
The purpose of FHE is to protect the inalienable right of parents in Missouri to teach their own children without state regulation and control.
amie network
The amie network is for Christian homeschooled teenage girls. Members of the amie network receive a monthly newsletter, have opportunities to meet and connect with other homeschooled teens, and receive support and encouragement.
Tennessee Homeschool Umbrella Schools
According to the Tennessee education code, homeschoolers have three ways to follow Tennessee homeschool laws. The most popular of these options with homeschool families is to enroll their child in a church-related umbrella school. These schools are operated by denominational, parochial or other church organizations and are required to meet specific standards of accreditation. Umbrella schools in Tennessee are free to choose their own operational procedures. Each school will vary on curriculum op...
Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF)
CHEF (Christian Home Educators Fellowship) is a network of homeschool support groups and other homeschool contacts, organized and operated by volunteer representatives of the participating support groups. They meet bi-monthly with the resolve to encourage and facilitate communication and fellowship between homeschool support groups and other conservative family organizations for the sharing of ideas, mutual support, and cooperatively working together to train, nurture and minister to all homesch...
TORCH of St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Group
TORCH of St. Louis is a Catholic support group offering support and information to Catholic home educators.
Missouri Homeschool (MOHomeschool)
This is a list for all homeschooling families in the state of Missouri, especially Christian based education homeschooling.
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