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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PEARL Home Educators
Parents Educating Achievers in Righteousness and Leadership (PEARL) is a Christian homeschool support group in the general Rockdale/ Newton/ Henry County area of Georgia.
Homeschoolers Offering Music Education (HOME)
Homeschoolers Offering Music Education (HOME) is a Christian homeschool music program for the southside of Atlanta and surrounding areas. Offers several programs including but not limited to Advanced Concert Band, Intermediate Concert Band, Beginning Band, and Stage Band.
Homeward Spirit Home Educators
Homeward Spirit Home Educators (HSHE) is a Christian oriented support group that welcomes anyone interested in sharing the homeschool experience. Families are from Whitfield and Murray counties, but also from several other NW Georgia counties as well. They offer parent meetings, group picnics and activities, field trips, and information about community and homeschooling activities, plus support and fellowship.
HEIR Talk
HEIR Talk is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, discussion list for 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.
Northeast Georgia Home Educators
This is a group site dedicated to the homeschooling families of Northeast Georgia. It offers a free open forum for families to communicate with each other, giving each other curriculum or teaching advice, opportunities for trading used curriculum, notices of events in the area that may be of interest to homeschoolers, and support.
Holy Family TORCH of North Atlanta
The Holy Family TORCH chapter of North Atlanta was formed to bring the principles and practices of the established national organization to families in the North Atlanta area. TORCH supports the families of the North Atlanta area as they seek to more fully integrate the Catholic faith into their lives through such activities as First Friday Masses, Little Flowers groups, Blue Knights groups, home school co-ops, family feast celebrations, service projects, field trips, and other youth formation e...
The Drinking Gourd
The Drinking Gourd is a group located in the Macon and Middle Georgia area for home-schooling and un-schooling families, and home-based educators in the Macon and Middle Georgia area. It is also open to non-home-schoolers and people of all backgrounds who are interested in teaching their children in a more culturally diverse manner.
Collegedale Area Homeschoolers (CAH)
CAH is a Christian organization that seeks to meet the needs of homeschoolers in Collegedale, Ooltewah, East Brainerd, and North Georgia.
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.
Charlotte Mason Support Group for NW GA
This group was established to provide information and offer support for all new and veteran home educators that have adopted a Charlotte Mason approach. Currently they serve members from Bartow, Cobb, Cherokee, Douglas and Paulding county. This group was founded so that all homeschoolers in the area can offer support and share how CM methods are being applied in whatever teaching approach they are currently using in their own family's home education system.
Homeschool Friends of Roswell
Homeschool Friends of Roswell is a homeschool support group that started off serving Roswell, Georgia, but has grown to support all of Cobb, Fulton and Cherokee counties in Georgia. The purpose of this group is to serve in an advisory manner and to post homeschool events and happenings to benefit other likewise homeschooling parents and their children.
Atrium School
Phone: 561-496-3044 Atrium School exists to support and facilitate family based learning as an educational choice. Atrium School is a private school offering two distinct enrollment programs so that families can select the level of support and guidance that's right for them.
ForsythPEACE
Forsyth PEACE is a group of Christian home educators in and around Forsyth County, Georgia. This email list offers support, discussion, exchange of ideas, field trips, get-togethers, and clubs.
Villa Rica Home School Group
The Villa Rica Home School Group is a support group serving home school families throughout Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, and Paulding counties in Georgia. Offers parents' support meeting, monthly activities, holiday events, field trips, and more.
A Few Moms and Their Kids
A Few Moms and Their Kids is a group of homeschooling moms in the Northwest Georgia area (Paulding, Cobb, and the surrounding areas) who are joining together to offer field trips and educational outings for their children.
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