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Georgia: Support Groups
Athens Cooperative Experience
Stephanie Jordan
ksjordan@earthlink.net
Geographic Area Serving: Homeschool co-op. Sessions, fun and friends
Description: Athens, Georgia
Requirements: None
Benefits: Meet other homeschool families
Cost: None
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Atlanta Homeschool Cooperative
AHC Communications Coordinator
atlantahomeschool@gmail.com
678-861-4242
Geographic Area Serving: Metro Atlanta, most events occur inside the perimeter
Description: Atlanta Homeschool Cooperative (AHC) is an inclusive community of families who share activities, ideas, and resources. Our primary mission is to build a supportive community and connections between homeschooling parents and children in the Atlanta Area. We welcome all kinds of people and hope to be as diverse as the homeschooling population. If you are a homeschool family looking to meet new people, contribute to a community, and enjoy group activities in the Atlanta area, we would love to include you. Please join our group for classes, field trips, parties and more!
Requirements: Any homeschooling family may become a member of AHC. AHC does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, nor physical or mental disability. There is an annual membership fee of $15. There are additional fees if your family chooses to participate in classes and for some field trips. AHC is a volunteer run organization and as such, families are asked to volunteer their time to help the co-op run smoothly. Many opportunities exist to fit your family and time.
Benefits: Support, fun, social events, learning
Cost: $20 annual membership per family, plus class fees if you participate in co-op classes.
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BEECH homeschool
beechadmin@beechhomeschool.com
Geographic Area Serving: Forsyth County/Cumming area
Description: Our Christian Homeschool Community provides Educational, Social and Extracurricular Activities, Field Trips, Support and Enrichment for our Member Families. We hold large group functions for the entire B.E.E.C.H. Community and smaller ones within each age group to promote camaraderie and friendships. We believe being engaged in our community especially through events and field trips within age groups aids in cultivating lifelong friendships and support systems.
Requirements: $45 annual fee (web site, events, etc... NOT for profit) and 2 service areas (schedule a field trip, help with an event, etc...)
Benefits: Fellowship, growth, support, encouragement...
Cost: $45 yearly
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Catholic Homeschool Connections
Toni Hillebrand
toni_hillebrand@yahoo.com
770-632-2740
Geographic Area Serving: Fayette & Coweta counties, Georgia
Description: We are a Catholic homeschool group comprised of families from many different parishes on the southside of Atlanta.
Requirements: Catholic homeschoolers
Benefits: We offer support, yahoo group, parkdays, field trips, activities, feast day celebrations, little flowers/blue knights, moms nights out, etc.
Cost: None
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Central Georgia Christian Home Educators (CGCHE)
Julie Odom
Information@cgche.com
Geographic Area Serving: Central Georgia vicinity, including, but not limited to, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Houston, Peach, Twiggs and Pulaski counties.
Description: CGCHE provides encouragement to Christian home schooling families within Central Georgia, and offers educational activities to Christian home educators and their children.
Requirements: Applications will be accepted through 31 Dec 2015. Exceptions to the deadline can be made for families new to the area or new to homeschooling.
Benefits: CGCHE publishes a monthly newsletter with information about upcoming events and home school opportunities. CGCHE offers monthly activities/events for elementary (play), middle, and high schooled age groups. There are numerous field trips, monthly skating and bowling events.
Cost: $25 Annual Fee
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Central Savannah River Area Home Education Association
Timothy Kelley
webologist@abelwebsolutions.com
Geographic Area Serving: CSRA, area surrounding Augusta, Georgia
Description: The mission of the Central Savannah River Area Home Education Association (CSRA HEA) is to provide resources to parents who home educate their children.
Requirements: Parents must homeschool at least one child during the upcoming school year and volunteer to help with one activity during the year or pay a service fee to opt-out. We were founded as and continue to be a Christian organization. Applicants should understand that our activities will be conducted with a decidedly Christian emphasis and they must be willing to quietly accept this, even if they do not agree with it.
Benefits: Once you have joined our organization you will be given access to our Curriculum Classifieds, Helpful Hint Blogs, the Polished Apple Newsletter, the CSRA HEA Calendar and other resources on this website.
Cost: $30 New Members
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CHASE Academy
Leah Mitchell
homeschool8@bellsouth.net
770-787-9383
Dawn Link
sanityinquestion@yahoo.com
770-778-5203
Geographic Area Serving: Walton, Newton, Rockdale & Gwinnett Counties, Georgia
Description: CHASE Academy is a Christian homeschool co-op that meets weekly for co-op classes in the Loganville area. Classes are held on Mondays. We offer academic, elective, and fine arts classes for ages Preschool through 12th grade. Most classes are parent-taught so cost is minimal. Participation is a 30 weeks commitment. This group is a ministry - we strive to serve each other and be served, to grow and learn, and to lift each other up as we follow God's call to homeschool our children. Motto: Uniting in prayer and friendship, Building Christ-centered academics, Serving each other in love.
Requirements: Parental involvement is required - students may not be dropped off for classes. Parents are required to help and/or teach in several classes each week (on a planned schedule, not randomly) and to help with facility clean-up on a rotating basis. Both parents and students are expected to maintain a Christ-like attitude, and show respect to each other at all times. Students generally take classes all day. Study halls are available for periods that students are not in class. A Member Handbook is provided to every member with more specific information and expectations.
Benefits: Academic and elective classes for all ages, dance and acting classes w/professional instructors ,field trips and social activities, friendship and prayer support, academic planning help, yahoo group for centralized & secure communication, experienced leadership, low membership fees per family per year, a friendly environment, a spirit of cooperation among all members, accredited high school program (in process).
Cost: $100 yearly
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Christian Home Educators Association
Carole Pate
cpate@cybersouth.com
912-557-8906
912-739-2428
Geographic Area Serving: Evans and Tattnall County, Georgia
Description: We meet every Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 at Hagan Baptist Church unless otherwise noted. We are a small group of about 15 to 20 families. The ages of the children range from birth or preschool to 12th grade.
Requirements: We are a Christian organization and require that families read and accept our statement of faith. They must also read and accept our rules of conduct.
Benefits: We provide a monthly newsletter to keep everyone up-to-date on what is going on. We plan field trips, art, PE, spelling bee, track and field day, and other events.
Cost: None
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Christian Home Educators of Habersham
Nicole Frady
director@habershamhomeschoolers.org
706-968-0985
Geographic Area Serving: Habersham County, Georgia
Description: CHEH exists in order to support Christian, homeschooling parents. The heart of our group is to encourage one another as we journey on this homeschooling path. We offer field trips, parties, events, seminars, parent support and more.
Requirements: There is yearly membership fee which helps to maintain the website and communication forum.
Benefits: Support, activities, and more
Cost: $25 yearly
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Christian Homeschool Adventurers
Lynda Preston
mommy881@yahoo.com
770-948-6929
Geographic Area Serving: Atlanta's western suburbs (Mableton, Powder Springs, Austell area), Georgia
Description: This group is a Christian group, but you do not have to be a Christian to be a member. Our group is small. We do field trips, play days (once a week), homeschool roller skating, etc. We have kids ranging in age from a baby to a 16 year old. We meet at Hurt Road Park, Austell.
Requirements: None
Benefits: We do homeschool roller skating once a month, field trips, Play Day (every Thursday 1:00 - 3:00).
Cost: None
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Circle of Friends:Support for Home Educators
Geographic Area Serving: Douglas, Paulding, Cobb, Carroll, Fulton and surrounding areas
Description: We are a group of families who meet together for the express purpose of supporting each other and planning social and educational events (this includes, but is not limited to, field trips and play days) for any home educated families (regardless of religion or philosophy) in the area.
Requirements: Group membership is required for most activities. Membership is $20 per family per year (updated 2014)
Benefits: Classes, Field Trips, Honor's Celebration, Monthly Newsletter, Talent Show, Market Day, Mom's Night Out, Egroup, Yearbook, Field Day.
Cost: $20 yearly/family
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Coastal Unschoolers
Wendy Linden
owlinden@coastalnow.net
912-884-3943
Geographic Area Serving: Coastal Georgia and South Carolina low country
Description: This is a secular group set up for those interested in unschooling in Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina low country. Children of all ages are welcome. We are in the beginning stages so size isn't an issue yet.
Requirements: Members must be respectful of one another. Members of all faiths (or lack there of) are accepted. Proselytizing will not be accepted. There is no commitment of faith required. Children must be treated respectfully.
Benefits: We will offer field trips and play groups. The biggest advantage is that unschoolers get to hang together.
Cost: None
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Communities of Home Educators for Christ - CHEC
Shaleza Rouse
checga@gmail.com
Geographic Area Serving: Paulding, Cobb, and surrounding counties
Description: CHEC is a support group for Georgia families who homeschool in Cobb, Paulding and surrounding counties. CHEC offers a variety of activities, fieldtrips, ideas, information, fellowship and support in your efforts to educate your child. We also act as a conduit for information about services available in our area to homeschoolers such as special classes, sports activities, etc.
Requirements: All members must agree to a code of conduct and stay current with dues.
Benefits: Support and activities
Cost: $20 yearly/family
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Conservative Homeschoolers
Lynn Flournoy
prov2206@bellsouth.net
706)672-3161
Geographic Area Serving: Meriwether County and surrounding areas, Georgia
Description: Christian Homeschool Group. Also see our helpful website that all homeschoolers will enjoy.
Requirements: Christian
Benefits: Free Science Co-Op every Wednesday. Free Adventure Club second Friday of each month. Field Trips every month, Family Socials & Free Homeschool Choir
Cost: None
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Coweta Home Educator's Association
Melanie
homeschoolrocks@yahoo.com
Geographic Area Serving: Coweta County (Newnan) and surrounding areas, Georgia
Description: CHEA is a loosely organized group of families that homeschool in the Coweta and surrounding counties.
Requirements: All homeschoolers in the Coweta and surrounding counties of Georgia, regardless of religious affiliation or membership in existing local support groups are invited and welcome to join.
Benefits: Any member may organize a field trip, holiday party, or play date at any time. By joining the group, you will also benefit from receiving e-mails regarding general homeschool information.
Cost: None
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Creative Homeschoolers NW Georgia
Laura Chisholm
mamachis@comcast.net
lauralouchis@yahoo.com
Geographic Area Serving: Cartersville, Calhoun, Adairsville, Rome, Dalton, Georgia
Description: Creative Homeschoolers is a homeschooling family support group that does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, gender, lifestyle, or educational philosophy. Because we believe that we all learn and benefit from a sharing of diverse backgrounds and belief systems, we encourage families to share their own personal, cultural, and spiritual histories in an atmosphere of mutual toleration. We invite you to join in our open door policy of acceptance and support.
Requirements: None
Benefits: Weekly play days, monthly group outings/trips, monthly Mom's Night Out.Teen Group with teen activities
Cost: None
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DASCH (Dunwoody Area Support for Christian Homeschoolers)
Geographic Area Serving: Dunwoody, Roswell, Peachtree Corners, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Buckhead and Brookhaven
Description: DASCH (www.daschhomeschool.com.), Dunwoody Area Support for Christian Homeschoolers, is a family-integrated support group organized to help Christian home educators in the Dunwoody, GA, area. Our purpose is to support Christian homeschoolers through social and educational activities which promote a biblical worldview. We offer moms meetings, park days, a co-op and field trips. Park Days are on Fridays and rotate through various local parks. Moms meetings are generally the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at a DASCH mom's home. As a family-integrated organization, we strive to offer whole-family activities whenever possible. DASCH is a distinctly Christian, family-integrated organization with a statement of faith that exists to render support and encouragement to Christian parents who homeschool their school age children.
Requirements: Steps to Membership *Complete our online application and agree to our Statement of Faith and Disclaimer *Have a signed Declaration of Intent to home-school in GA* Agree to the guidelines laid out in our handbook *Pay annual membership fee.
Benefits: DASCH is a volunteer led group that seeks to provide fun, educational activities and support for families who have chosen to homeschool their children. DASCH also holds to the biblical tenets that parents are ultimately responsible for their children's education and that spiritual training is of the utmost importance.
Cost: $50 yearly
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Eagle's Nest Christian Home Educators Association
Geographic Area Serving: Coweta and Fayette Counties, Georgia
Description: We are a Christian Home School support group with members of Coweta, Fayette, South Fulton and Troup Counties. We have opportunities for young children all the way up through high school. We have a wonderful newsletter, field trips, coops, small groups, teen classes, art classes and many other opportunities for home schoolers. We currently are around 200 families.
Requirements: You must sign a statement of faith to join our group. This is not a doctrinal statement of faith - we have around 66 churches represented.
Benefits: We have a wonderful newsletter, field trips, coops, small groups, teen classes, art classes and many other opportunities for home schoolers.
Cost: $40 yearly
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EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC.
Andrea Hall
info@epichsn.org
404-644-8391
Geographic Area Serving: Cobb County, Douglas County, and Paulding County
Description: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a community designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in a nurturing Christian environment. We provide tools, resources, experiences, and services ranging from field trips to scholarships. For more information call Andrea Hall at 404-644-8391 or email info@epichsn.org. Join us by going to https://www.epichsn.org
Requirements: Complete Application
Benefits: Annual Yearbook. Monthly Field Trips. Consulting Services to Align Curriculum to CCGPS if so choosing, Standardized Test Administration.
Cost: $25 Membership Fee
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FAMILIES of the Greater Albany Area
General email
familiesofgreateralbany@gmail.com
229-776-8823
Teresa Knight
MyAw4Hm@aol.com
229-776-8823
Geographic Area Serving: A wide area including, Lee county, Dougherty County, Worth County, Tift County, Terrell County, Turner County, Crisp County Mitchell County and more
Description: FAMILIES is a homeschool group designed to encourage the entire family through relationships.We offer co-op classes, clubs, field trips, book fairs, workshops, graduation and more.
Requirements: We do have yearly dues and ask each member to find a way to make the group run smoothly by volunteering.
Benefits: FAMILIES benefits others by building relationships and offering encouragment to homeschool your children from birth through high school if you choose.
Cost: $25 yearly
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Griffindor Homeschool Support Society
Nicole Griffin
humrsh@aol.com
678-447-4884
Geographic Area Serving: NORTH GEORGIA
Description: Griffindor Homeschool Support Society welcomes all homeschool teachers, parents and kids. Our focus isn't race nor religion....we don't discriminate. Our focus is on coming together with other homeschool families, learning from each other and giving all of our kids an amazing homeschool experience.
Requirements: Fees will only be needed for field trips, dances, prom, and graduation ceremony. We will start planning our homeschool prom and graduation ceremony for 2015 very soon!
Benefits: Parkdays, field trips, dances, homeschool prom, graduation ceremony, parent's night out, cookouts, camping, fishing and more!
Cost: None
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H.E.M. (Homeschool Enrichment Ministries)
Tracee Wood
woodshed4@att.net
770-483-7387
Geographic Area Serving: Rockdale, Newton, & Henry Counties, Georgia
Description: The goal of H.E.M. is to provide enrichment opportunities. This is not a typical support group. We are here to answer your questions and offer educational opportunities as they come available to us. Examples are: Book It, 6 hour reading, Science Fair and regional qualifying.
Requirements: This is a Christian organization. Requirements, fees and qualifications are determined per program or activity.
Benefits: We provide mentoring, practical helps and enrichment opportunities.
Cost: None
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Hands-On Enrichment Academy
Geographic Area Serving: North Georgia
Description: Hands-On Enrichment Academy (HEA), a parent-led learning environment, exists to provide supplemental learning experiences for homeschool families. We aim to cultivate consistent social interaction in a flexible, yet structured environment accepting of all learning styles and differences.
Requirements: Parents are required to volunteer each week. These duties can include things like reading a book, gathering trash, or just being an extra set of hands when needed.
Benefits: Academic support
Cost: $60 registration fee + supply fee + insurance; $30 monthly tuition, add'l children discounted
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Hearts Academy
Kealei Castle
kealeim@bellsouth.net
770-439-9235
Geographic Area Serving: Paulding, Douglas, and Cobb Counties in Georgia Powder Springs/Hiram area
Description: We offer field trips, extra-curricular activities, and sports activities. We also offer two-day/wk tutorial classes for K-12th grade as well as fine arts on Friday including art, music, and drama/musical theatre.
Requirements: Any homeschooler can participate in support meetings, extra-curricular, sports, field trips free of membership fees regardless of whether they participate in tutorial classes or Friday fine arts classes.
Benefits: Lots of academic and relationship-building opportunities in safe, Christ-centered environment
Cost: based on event or level of participation desired - many activities free - no membership fees
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Home Educators Linking People (HELP) in the CSRA
HELP in the CSRA Leader
HELPintheCSRA-owner@yahoogroups.com
Geographic Area Serving: Central Savannah River Area, Georgia
Description: This group has been created to keep home educators in the CSRA - Central Savannah River Area - connected. Please feel free to post information regarding upcoming events such as field trips, local classes, curriculum fairs, used curriculum sales, etc. Also feel free to post questions about home school laws, curriculum, in addition to prayer requests. This is one way for us all to stay in touch as well as get to know each other better. My hope and goal is to create a true COMMUNITY of local home schoolers.
Requirements: None
Benefits: Many field trips are available, parties etc. are listed. Feel free to email suggestions and upcoming events.
Cost: None
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Homeward Spirit Home Educators
Kimberly Deviese
deviese@windstream.net
Patty Spanjer
pmls49@gmail.com
Geographic Area Serving: Murray, Whitfield, Catoosa & Gordon Counties, Georgia
Description: We are a Christian homeschool group of over 100 families in the North Georgia / Chattanooga area. We plan fun, educational field trips, have monthly parent support/planning meetings, and post information on local events that might be of interest to homeschooling families. Please feel free to email us if you have any other questions.
Requirements: Join our free website.
Benefits: Networking with other likeminded Christian homeschool families
Cost: None
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Inclusive Homeschoolers of Henry County
Geographic Area Serving: Henry County, Spalding County, Clayton County, Rockdale County, Butts County, Dekalb County, Fulton County, Fayette County
Description: Inclusive Homeschoolers of Henry County (IHHC) is a very active member-governed, inclusive community of homeschooling families in the Henry County, GA area. We encourage and respectfully support a membership diverse in homeschool style, race, religion, life philosophy, political views, and family composition and situation. We endeavor to provide a safe, welcoming environment for varied student activities, both group-wide and age-specific; from pre-K to teens and for all levels of abilities and ranges of needs. We provide a network of support for the entire homeschool family by offering some activities only for parents, as well as events that include all family members.
Requirements: Application for participating and voting Membership is open to any* homeschooling family in Henry County and surrounding areas that supports the purpose and mission statements found in Article I, Sections 2 and 3 of the By-Laws. Most activities are intended for children elementary age and older. While younger siblings are welcome to participate there are not many events made exclusively for pre-schoolers. Our primary member base is made of ages 5-12, so most events are made with them in mind. *Exceptions: While IHHC strives to be an inclusive group, there are rare situations that would require the Board to decline a family’s application. Due to potential safety concerns, it is our policy to deny, restrict, or revoke a family's membership in IHHC if we find out that an immediate family member is listed on the Sex Offender Registry. See FAQ - How to Join IHHC for more information on joining.
Benefits: Activities and support
Cost: Membership Dues: $15 Joining June-December; $12 January-March; $10 April-May
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Jackson County Homeschoolers
Geographic Area Serving: Serving the Jackson County, and surrounding, areas.
Description: JCH is dedicated to uniting homeschooling families, providing social activities for our children, and serving our community. We are a large and very active group; there is always something fun going on! We also have a forum at jch.freeforums.net with members who are not on Facebook.
Requirements: None.
Benefits: We have weekly park days, special interest clubs, field trips, activities, and parties.
Cost: None
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JFBC Homeschool Support Group
Gisel Smith
jfbchomeschool@gmail.com
770-826-7474
Lynn Wolford
Lynn.Wolford@JFBC.org
770-826-7474
Geographic Area Serving: Marietta, Roswell, East Cobb, Fulton
Description: Established almost 20 years ago we are supporting homeschool families in this area with monthly meetings with different topics for the moms, field trips for kids of all ages, moms annual retreet, book sale, and Christmas dinner.
Requirements: Annual fee of $35
Benefits: Catered Christmas dinner, access to private Facebook group page, emails with field trip details, access to all the monthly meetings and printed directory
Cost: $35 yearly
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Kid Cultivators Homeschool Community
Geographic Area Serving: Atlanta-metro area
Description: Kid Cultivators Homeschool Community is an intentional community of life-learning families committed to discovering, growing and enjoying life together while educating our children. We meet weekly to encourage each other while engaging in purposeful exploration and fun with our children. KCHC is an inclusive support group for those considering homeschooling, new to homeschooling and/or experienced in homeschooling. Discussion topics focus on homeschooling, unschooling, deschooling, general learning, educational methods/practices, and parenting, to name a few. We share information on resources, field trips, activities and other information pertinent to our needs. We have regular support meetings, park days, field trips moms' nights out, and other activities. When you join you'll have access to our calendar that is quite full. We have regular support meetings, clubs, classes (that we attend together), park days, field trips and other activities. When you join you'll have access to our calendar that is usual quite full.
Requirements: You must be willing to attend activities and actively participate. Our group is interfaith and not affiliated with any church or denomination. We welcome everyone. We do not tolerate discrimination against people based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual identity, faith, family size or type.
Benefits: Finding a true community filled with support and encouragement from other parents. Ideas and resources. Friends for yourself and your children.
Cost: Basic Membership is $50 yearly per family plus T-shirts.
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Learners and Educators of Atlanta and Decatur
home@leadhomeschool.org
Geographic Area Serving: Greater Atlanta and Decatur although we have members from as far away as Carrolton and McDounough.
Description: Inclusive secular diverse group that offers, weekly park days, classes, field trips, support and more! We have members of many religions, races and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Requirements: $21 for a family to join the group and have access to the google group list. This takes care of insurance and fees throughout the year.
Benefits: Socially kids and parents alike benefit from interaction from a wide variety of folks.
Cost: $21 yearly/family
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Monroe Christian Home Educators
Geographic Area Serving: Walton, Rockdale, Newton, Barrow
Description: We are a conservative Christian homeschool support group now entering our 24th year. We meet regularly for a variety of opportunities for our member families to enjoy fun, fellowship, and extra-curricular learning together as we seek to enhance the homeschool experience. We are not an academic co-op. We do encourage traditional parent-led homeschooling at home, and we endeavor to be an extension of that for like-minded Christian homeschool families. If you are interested in learning more about our group, please visit our website and contact us.
Requirements: Payment of annual Member Dues; Signed Agreement with Statement of Faith; Signed Agreement with group policies as stated in the MCHE Handbook; Regular participation of senior students in order to participate in senior cap & gown graduation and to be named an MCHE Alumnus.
Benefits: Fun, fellowship, and extra-curricular learning
Cost: $35 New Member Dues + any other fees incurred with participation in various activities/classes that have fees.
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Perimeter Area Team of Christian Homeschoolers (PATCH)
Geographic Area Serving: Dekalb, North Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, and Forsyth Counties in Ga
Description: PATCH is a family-integrated fellowship and support group organized to strengthen and encourage Christian home educators in the Atlanta Perimeter Area. PATCH is an affiliate group of DASCH (Dunwoody Area Support for Christian Homeschoolers). This is a Christian group with a statement of faith. Christian home educators of all denominations who have children in Preschool (age 3) through 8th grade and have signed a Declaration of Intent to homeschool (unless preschool) in Georgia are welcome.
Requirements: 1. Be a homeschooler under the GA homeschool law or the parent of a preschooler age 3 – 6 yrs old 2. Read our PATCH Handbook to see if PATCH is the right fit for your family (available online). 3. Complete our online application using the Request Membership and agree to our Statement of Faith and Disclaimer. 4. Pay Annual Membership Dues when you are admitted ($50). 5. Serve in at least one area during the year.
Benefits: Discounted membership in HSLDA – Home School Legal Defense Assoc., monthly adult fellowship at Moms Meetings held in members’ homes, our annual Moms’ Retreat, and Moms’ Night Out, Monthly park days at an area park, the opportunity to attend group events such as clubs, parties, family outings, couples’ night, and our Back to School Picnic, participation in field trips, including group discounts and access to facilities not available to the general public, access to the PATCH website, access to the DASCH Resource Lending Library, which includes homeschooling and Christian books, curriculum, CDs and DVDs, and eligibility to participate in our PATCH co-op program
Cost: $50 yearly
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Pickens County Homeschoolers
Lorraine G Smith
missrainydaze@yahoo.com
706-337-3795
770-298-8896
Geographic Area Serving: Jasper, Georgia
Description: A local group providing socialization, education, and support for homechooling families in North Georgia.
Requirements: None
Benefits: Our group has monthly club days, field trips, play dates, community projects, holiday parties, park days, unit study programs, guest speakers, and moms night out on a regular basis. We try to meet the needs of all our home school families and attempt to keep any costs for activities to a minimum.
Cost: None
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SHOUT
SHOUTHomeschool@gmail.com
Geographic Area Serving: Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Etc...
Description: SHOUT’s mission is to encourage and support homeschooling mothers in the following areas of their Christian walk: A.  Personal relationship with Jesus Christ B.  Roles, responsibilities, knowledge, and skills needed as a homeschool educator C.  Relationships with other homeschoolers  D.  Roles and responsibilities as a homeschool wife and mother.               
Requirements: We are an active co-op group meaning that every member has Member Responsibilities to the group.  We each take a piece of the workload so that everyone can benefit from the activities the members create based on our Mission Statement.  Members choose their responsibilities based on the needs of the group and their personal interests. 
Benefits: SHOUT endeavors to carry out our Mission Statement through a variety of activities including but not limited to the following: prayer meetings, private and group prayer partners, mentor meetings, email discussion topics, mom meetings, mom and student social events, family events, mission outreach projects, and field trips. SHOUT desires to foster relationships between SHOUT mothers, children, and families. SHOUT encourages activities in which mothers engage other mothers within the Christian principles found in the Bible.
Cost: $5
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South Georgia Homeschool Association
Dana Armstrong
dana@southgeorgiahomeschool.com
Michelle Simpson
austin-laura@juno.com
Geographic Area Serving: South Georgia
Description: South Georgia Homeschool Association is a homeschool support group created to support the needs of homeschooling families in the south Georgia area. SGHA provides a network of support that is based on Christian values. We provide knowledge to and opportunities for our member families that help them through the daily commitment of educating their children at home.
Requirements: An updated registration form on file
Benefits: Field Trips, Monthly Meetings, Newsletters, Website, E-mail Loop, special events, co-op classes, a Mentor Program, and much more!
Cost: None
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South Hall Homeschool Co-Op
Wendy Timms
southhallhomeschoolcoop@hotmail.com
Geographic Area Serving: Jackson, Barrow, Hall, Gwinnett and surrounding counties.
Description: We are a group of families that meets weekly in Hall County and works together to offer enrichment classes for our children. We also offer field trips, moms get-togethers, and an annual Family Night.
Requirements: Family registration and membership fees are required. All parents must stay on site and either teach or assist in classes.
Benefits: Classes, field trips, mom get-togethers, an annual Family Night
Cost: $60
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SouthWest GA Home Educators Association - SWGHA
Pat Fenner
fenner7@bellsouth.net
229-942-8957
Geographic Area Serving: SW GA - Albany
Description: We meet twice annually as a group to plan and post our calendar. We meet monthly for various field trips and events, as well as the 1st and 3rd Fridays for Friday classes. Our group has many activities for older (high school) students, and we do sponsor a graduation ceremony and field day in the spring. SWGHA has been in existence since 1993; our membership has hovered around 100 families for the past few years.
Requirements: Any family who is legally registered to homeschool and pays annual dues is welcome. We are, however, a Christian organization, and while we have no faith or doctrinal requirements for membership, members should know we operate from a vantage point of Christian behavior and principles.
Benefits: A monthly newsletter is available online, as well as a membership directory and website for communicating.
Cost: $35 yearly
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Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association
Karen Allen
SWGHAemail@gmail.com
229-483-1664
Geographic Area Serving: Baker, Calhoun, Crisp, Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, Randolph, Stewart, Terrell, Tift, and Worth
Description: Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association is a Christian organization of homeschoolers. We are open to Christians of all affiliations and non-Christians as well; however, all should understand that we are committed to Biblical standards in all that we do. Our guiding principle is this: The Lord our God is one Lord! And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ...thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Leviticus 19:18c And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; And you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Requirements: Membership is open to all home education families who are in agreement with the statements of purpose of this organization and who agree to abide by the guidelines as published in the handbook. Application for membership is made by submitting a registration form and the annual dues payment to the secretary.
Benefits: SWGHA's goal is to provide support and assist families of southwest Georgia with the challenges of educating their children at home. Please visit our site to see all the benefits we provide.
Cost: $40 yearly
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St. Philomena Adjumentum
Theresa Howard
Howard_9@bellsouth.net
770-932-6185
770-338-0769
Geographic Area Serving: Atlanta Area (Chamblee-Tucker), Georgia
Description: St. Philomena Adjumentum (SPA) is a cooperative venture of Catholic homeschooling families who have agreed to follow the same curriculum and share teaching expertise. We meet twice each week, on average, from September through June, to introduce and review course material, hold discussions and work on group projects, and especially to foster peer community among both students and mothers. SPA is NOT a school. “Adjumentum” is the Latin word for “co-op,” and that is the extent of our aspiration. There is no central leadership; all families have an equal voice in decision-making, whether this regards scheduling, grading, long-range planning, or expanding. We are committed to decision by consensus. Our shared expectations derive from the principle expressed in Gravissimum Educationis 3: As it is the parents who have given life to their children, on them lies the gravest obligation of educating their family. They must therefore be recognized as being primarily and principally responsible for their education. The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute. SPA consists of 10-15 families, including children ranging from newborns to 12th grade. We follow the Mother of Divine Grace syllabi for all grade levels, allowing for some modification if necessary, again following the co-op model when instituting such changes. All mothers remain with the group throughout the SPA day, assigning themselves to a class or activity according to their interests and the group’s needs. From its inception we met in a private home but have now moved to a larger facility at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Tucker, Georgia. The day begins with Mass at 9:15, after which we separate into classes. We eat lunch and play together from 12:20-1:10, then close with a mothers’ “debriefing” at 3:40. Open and constant communication is our trademark. The high school courses are taught by mothers who take responsibility for the overall structure of how the subject is taught and graded. The grade school students are grouped by age, grade level and subject and are moderated by mothers throughout the day, but the parent is responsible for all assessment.
Requirements: We have adopted a simple uniform policy at SPA. All students wear white shirts and closed-toe shoes. The grade school girls wear navy skorts, skirts, jumpers or pants, and the grade school boys wear navy pants. The high school girls wear khaki pants or skirts (of sufficient length to touch the floor when kneeling), and the high school boys wear khaki pants.
Benefits: Our goal is to assist and support one another as we grow daily in our vocation as Christian wives, mothers and teachers faithful to the Magisterium of the Church. The freedom of each family to follow Jesus Christ, in obedience to their Bishop, according to the specific spirituality and tradition they choose, is zealously protected. We have found SPA to be an effective and joyful vehicle toward academic excellence, genuine friendship and apostolic witness. We believe we have truly found the best of both homeschool and Catholic school worlds.
Cost: Yearly (Varies)
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Summit C.A.R.E.S. Co-op
Jane Harbin
n2butterflyz@aol.com
Geographic Area Serving: Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow and Paulsing Counties-Acworth, Georgia
Description: We are a Christian homeschooling support group that offers affordable enrichment classes for children ages 3 and up. We meet once a week (Thursday) from 1pm-4pm at Summit Baptist Church in Acworth, Georgia.
Requirements: We are not a drop off group. We ask you to stay and participate in our school day. As God has given each of us different talents and gifts, we feel this is the perfect avenue to use those in a safe and caring environment. We do have a structured base we function under and this helps set the guidelines and expectations of our awesome group.
Benefits: As a member of the co-op you will receive a membership binder with the guidelines for the co-op, field trip information, special programs we participate in and grocery cards to use towards rewards for our group. Each week you will receive an updated newsletter and any other information pertaining to upcoming events. During the time at co-op we offer a haven for mom's to gather to get to know each other, snack and all kinds of resource information to look over or check out. Contact is for more information and remember you can always come and visit to see if our co-op is for you and your kids.
Cost: (onetime) $25.00 and will prorate as the our school year proceeds
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The Village Homeschool Cooperative
Desria Seay
thevillagehs@gmail.com
615-564-0732
Johnisha Campbell
thevillagehs@gmail.com
Geographic Area Serving: CSRA, Augusta
Description: The Village Homeschool cooperative is an organization with a mission to unite, support, and serve African American homeschooling families.
Requirements: In order to join The Village a family must be a registered homeschooling family and have a desire to unite and support other African American families/children.
Benefits: Within the Village your family will find a wonderful and united support system. We offer biweekly academic cooperative classes, biweekly extracurricular activities, bimonthly field trips, monthly Mother's Day Out programs, and quarterly family activities. Currently serving Grades Pre-K-8th. grades.
Cost: 25.00 per family each semester/30.00 classroom supply fee per semester
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Valdosta Area Homeschool Association
Dana Armstrong
dana@valdostahomeschool.com
Geographic Area Serving: Valdosta, Georgia
Description: The Valdosta Area Homeschool Association (VAHA) provides networking and support for home school families by field trips, monthly themed meetings, book clubs, co-op classes, programs for the moms, and several large events throughout the year including International Night, Christmas Party, and Honors Night.
Requirements: We ask that each member family volunteer for a committee. We are a very active group and need help from each family.
Benefits: We provide newsletters, a membership card which entitles the parent/teacher to certain discounts in the area, co-op classes, other educational programs (for the teachers as well as the children), standardized testing facilities and certified instructors, and much more!
Cost: $30 yearly
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West Georgia Christian Homeschoolers
Alison Lewis
michaelalison@bellsouth.net
Geographic Area Serving: Paulding, Cobb, Douglas, and Carroll counties
Description: We are a small, active group of Christian homeschoolers. We meet weekly, usually on Fridays, for social activities including field trips, play dates, and organized group activities.
Requirements: There are no dues, but a policy agreement which includes a Statement of Faith must be signed.
Benefits:
Cost: None
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Wisdom's Way Christian Home Educatators
secretary@wwche.com
Geographic Area Serving: Douglas, Carroll, Paulding, and Cobb
Description: Wisdom's Way Christian Home Educators was formed in 1997 and is a volunteer support group for families in Douglas County and the immediately surrounding counties. It consists of around 150 families with over 400 children ranging in age from infant to high school. It regularly hosts field trips, park days, Mom's Nigh Out, teen group, yearly testing, used book sale and other special activities throughout the year. For more information you can check out the website at wwche.com or send your emails to secretary@wwche.com.
Requirements: You must commit to volunteer at two activities yearly.
Benefits: Support of other home educating families.
Cost: $25 yearly
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