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.
What's Popular
Georgia Homeschool Network
This Facebook group offers a place where homeschool families can come together and stay up-to-day on what's going on in the homeschool world in Georgia. 
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catoosa Home Education Association (CHEA)
Catoosa Home Education Association, located in Northwest Georgia, is an Christian organization of almost 100 homeschool families. Membership includes families from Catoosa, Walker, Dade and Whitfield counties in Georgia as well as quite a number of families from Tennessee in the Chattanooga metro area. They offer group support to homeschool families in the geographic region through classes, field trips, family meetings, clubs, and friendships, and monitor Georgia and Tennessee legislation that a...
Greater Rome Area Christian Educators (GRACE)
GRACE provides Christian fellowship, support, field trips and activities for home school families in Rome, GA and surrounding areas. With activities throughout the school year, they welcome new members to participate in field trips, park days and group activities.
Americus Homeschool
This list is intended for homeschoolers in the Americus, Georgia, area.
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.
Homeschool's Cool
This is an online discussion group for members of the Vidalia Area Christian Home Educators Association.
Catholic Home Alliance of North Georgia Educators (CHANGE)
CHANGE supports Roman Catholic families who embrace home education and families whose primary educational mode may be either public or private school and who want support in supplementing the teaching of the Faith. Offers activities, a newsletter, information, and more.
Georgia Charlotte Mason (GACM)
This list is to offer information and support to home educators who use the Charlotte Mason method in Georgia.
West Metro Home Educators
West Metro Home Educators is an all-inclusive group of home educating families from the Douglas, Paulding and South Cobb, Carroll, and South West Fulton County areas. The purpose of the group is to offer activities and share resources to enhance and support the home educating experience. They are open to all home educators, new and experienced.
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