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 Georgia.
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 Georgia.
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.
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GAChristianHschooler
Christian homeschooling email list for home educators in Georgia.
Georgiahomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in Georgia, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
Creative Homeschoolers of Georgia - Southeast
Creative Homeschoolers of Georgia - Southeast is a casual, inclusive homeschool support group serving Rockdale, Newton, Henry, Gwinnett, and surrounding counties. They offer play dates, monthly parents night out, field trips, and more.
Family Education For Christ (FEFC)
Family Education For Christ (FEFC) is a Christian support group that provides educational and social experiences for homeschooling families. Activities available to members include Boy Scouts, 4-H, high school activities, a curriculum fair, field day, science fair, and more.
Americus Homeschool
This list is intended for homeschoolers in the Americus, Georgia, area.
Homeschool's Cool
This is an online discussion group for members of the Vidalia Area Christian Home Educators Association.
HEIR Updates
HEIR Updates is an announcement list for Home Education Information Resource (HEIR), a non-partisan, non-sectarian, volunteer-only organization working to ensure that the people of Georgia and their government recognize home study, freely practiced in its diverse forms, as a legitimate choice and value it as a positive force for improving the quality of education.
Georgia Charlotte Mason (GACM)
This list is to offer information and support to home educators who use the Charlotte Mason method in Georgia.
GA Support Groups
GA Support Groups is an online discussion group for homeschool support group leaders in the state of Georgia, to establish communication between support groups throughout the state. All support groups, regardless of religious affiliation, are welcome. This list provides information on important homeschooling issues, Georgia field trip sites, seminars, conferences, fairs, educational web sites, classes, etc.
First Baptist Atlanta Homeschool
This is a list for members and friends of First Baptist Atlanta who are currently homeschooling, or are considering homeschooling.
LIGHT Support Group Email List
LIGHT is a Christian organization offering support and activities to homeschooling families. This is the email list for that group.
Vidalia Area Christian Home Educators Association
Vidalia Area Christian Home Educators Association serves homeschooling families in the Vidalia area, offering field trips, social activities, a newsletter, and more.
LIGHT Homeschool Support Group
Leaders in Godly Home Teachings (LIGHT) is a Christian organization located in the Columbus Ga, area and are reaching out to touch the surrounding community with encouragement, prayerful support, and communcation among all homeschooling families. They provide information on education techniques and curriculum, coordination of group activities and monitoring of legislation related to homeschooling.
Georgiahomeschoolers
Georgiahomeschoolers is a diverse group of people from all over the state who either homeschool in Georgia or want to homeschool in Georgia. Offers information and resources, listings of events, field trip information, homeschooling and curriculum information, and other support.
North West Georgia Homeschoolers Group
Northwest Georgia Homeschoolers is a support group for home educating families in this area. Offers support, activities, a newsletter, special events, and more.
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