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Georgia: Support Groups
Athens Cooperative Experience
Stephanie Jordan
Geographic Area Serving: Homeschool co-op. Sessions, fun and friends
Description: Athens, Georgia
Requirements: None
Benefits: Meet other homeschool families
Cost: None

Atlanta Alternative Education Network (AAEN)
AAEN Leader
Geographic Area Serving: Roswell - north metro Atlanta, Georgia
Description: AAEN is an inclusive homeschool group, founded in 1991, serving the Atlanta area. Most of our members are from the northern suburbs, but we have people from all over. We meet one day a week for enrichment classes in the morning and parkday all afternoon. We also offer occasional field trips, parent's nights out, and potlucks.
Requirements: Everyone is welcome at AAEN gatherings! There are no requirement for membership and becoming a member is optional. (Contributing the $20 annual dues helps cover our expenses.) We are a secular support group with no religious affiliation.
Benefits: Our weekly classes and parkdays are very popular, as are our field trips and outings. Many classes are taught by homeschooling parents. We sponsor used curriculum sales in the fall and spring. Check our website for the latest happenings and to join our yahoo discussion group.
Cost: None

Atlanta Homeschool Cooperative
AHC Communications Coordinator
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.

Catholic Homeschool Connections
Toni Hillebrand
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

Central Savannah River Area Home Education Association
Timothy Kelley
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

CHART-Christian Homeschool Assn. of Regional Thomasvill
Jill Hunter
Geographic Area Serving: Thomasville/Thomas County, Decatur, Grady, Brooks and Colquitt Counties, Georgia
Description: CHART, Christian Homeschool Association of Regional Thomasville, Inc., is a group of home school parents and students, committed to helping each other achieve excellence, both academically, socially and spiritually. We accept members from all backgrounds and faiths, however our group is Bible-based, incorporating Christian values, principles, and beliefs. We are located in Thomasville, Georgia, however, many families from surrounding counties travel to our activities and meetings.
Requirements: We are membership based, and also require that each member participate in some way to lighten the load on each of us. After all, homeschooling is quite a job in itself!
Benefits: Event Day, Enrichment Program, Monthly Field Trips, Pizza Hut Book-It Program, Cultural Center Classes, Athletics, Monthly newsletter, Members Area and Email forum, Yearbook, Annual group testing, New and used book sales and Encouragement and advice
Cost: $30

CHASE Academy
Leah Mitchell
Dawn Link
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

Christian Home Educators Association
Carole Pate
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

Christian Homeschool Adventurers
Lynda Preston
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

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

Coastal Unschoolers
Wendy Linden
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

Communities of Home Educators for Christ - CHEC
Shaleza Rouse
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

Conservative Homeschoolers
Lynn Flournoy
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

Coweta Home Educator's Association
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

Creative Homeschoolers NW Georgia
Laura Chisholm
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

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 children of all ages.
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 *We also welcome families whose children are not yet of legal school age, but have already made the decision that they will be homeschooling under GA law.
Benefits: DASCH seeks to provide fun, educational activities for families that are wholesome, social, develop character and fall completely within the parameters of Judeo-Christian principles. 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: $30 yearly

Destiny Homeschool Ministry
Destiny Homeschool Leader
Geographic Area Serving: Henry, Clayton, Rockdale, Dekalb, Spalding counties, Georgia
Description: We are here to minister to the whole home school family. We provide opportunity for fellowship and activities for all ages! Our purpose is -To represent the Home School Community in a manner that honors Christ. -To keep the group informed of any pertinent home education current evens such as seminars, conferences, and legal issues. -To provide an atmosphere of encouragement and support to families. -To provide socials, educational field trips, and group activities for the children and parents
Requirements: Membership in Destiny is open to anyone who is currently home schooling or plans to home educate in the near future. The registration form is on our website. As soon as we receive your completed application and payment, you will be added to our directory.
Benefits: Members receive regular emails regarding activities and classes available to the homeschool community. Members also have access to our newsletter, calendar and private message board.Membership in Destiny Homeschool Ministry makes you eligible for HSLDA's group discount program. The Group Discount Program was established to encourage and promote homeschooling support groups by offering their members HSLDA services at a discount. Individual families who belong to an HSLDA discount group save 17% on the HSLDA membership fee.
Cost: $25 yearly

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

FACES Homeschool Co-op of Hinesville/Ft Stewart GA
Justina Ford
Geographic Area Serving: Southeast Georgia
Description: We are the Family Association of Christian Educators. A homeschooling co-op serving families in the Hinesville, Midway, Richmond Hill, and Ludowici areas. Our group is made up of families who are seeking an academic based co-op offering weekly classes, in order to provide faith-based support and encouragement. Our co-op meetings are fun and lively. We also have opportunities for members to participate in field trips, classes, support groups, and seasonal events. This page has been created to interact with each other in coordinating events and activities to enhance our children's homeschool experience. We are excited to experience God's beautiful world together! This site is a non-denominational forum.
Requirements: A participating families are required to volunteer within the co-op.
Benefits: Support and activities.
Cost: $40

FAMILIES of the Greater Albany Area
General email
Teresa Knight
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

FRIENDS in Bainbridge Georgia
Tonya Austinson
Geographic Area Serving: Decatur/Seminole/Miller counties of SW Georgia, Gadsden County in NW Florida
Description: We get together the 4th Friday in each month for 4H meeting, followed by fellowship at someone's home or local park.
Requirements: None
Benefits: Support, field trips, e-news
Cost: None

Griffindor Homeschool Support Society
Nicole Griffin
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

H.E.M. (Homeschool Enrichment Ministries)
Tracee Wood
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

Hall County Home Educators
Geographic Area Serving: Gainesville City and Hall County, Georgia
Description: Hall County Home Educators (HCHE) is a nonprofit homeschooling organization in beautiful Northeast Georgia whose purpose is to assist homeschooling families in the area by providing opportunities for friendships and mentorships of a diverse people who live, worship, and operate their homeschools in many different ways. We do not prescribe to any one particular method of homeschooling our children. We do not require a "Statement of Faith" nor do we require that only Christians be members. However, most of our members are of the Christian faith and any advice or support given will be Christian in nature. We strive to provide activities and field trips for all ages and interests. HCHE thrives on the volunteer efforts of its members to organize such adventures. Each activity and field trip is required to be fully self-supporting so members who will not benefit from them will not be required to subsidize them. It is the responsibility of each family to decide which of these activities or field trips it will organize or participate in: play days (to places such as parks, Lake Lanier beaches, pools, skating rinks, bowling allies, gyms, libraries for board games, hiking trails, bike trails), annual field day, clubs (such as chess, Spanish, national homeschool honor society, 4-H), field trips (to places near and far), annual used curriculum sale, co-ops, mom’s night outs, share days, science fairs, new homeschool seminars, parent roundtable discussions on homeschool topics, holiday parties, spring formals, graduations, teen night outs, annual group standardized testing.
Requirements: Request an application from and return your completed application to hchemembership@gmail.com. All of our announcements and communication is done via our private (members only) Yahoo group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hchehallcountyhomeeducators/. Therefore, joining this group and having the ability to regularly access the internet is imperative.
Benefits: socialization, fun, support and encouragement, learning opportunities (for parents as well as children)
Cost: None

Hearts Academy
Kealei Castle
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

Home Educators Linking People (HELP) in the CSRA
HELP in the CSRA Leader
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

Homeschooling Our Way (H.O.W.)
Beverly Byrd
Geographic Area Serving: Serving Floyd and Polk Counties.
Description: Everyone is welcome at H.O.W. gatherings! There are annual dues that help cover our expenses. We are a inclusive support group with no religious affiliation.
Requirements: Members must be respectful of one another. Members of all faiths (or lack thereof) are accepted. There is no commitment of faith required. Children must be treated respectfully.
Benefits: Field trips, Moms night Out, Dads night Out, plus a lot more activities
Cost: $20

Homeward Spirit Home Educators
Kimberly Deviese
Patty Spanjer
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

Inclusive Homeschoolers of Henry County
Lindsey - Membership Director
Sami - Director
Geographic Area Serving: Henry County and surrounding area including: Butts, Rockdale, Clayton, Spalding, Dekalb and Fayette
Description: Inclusive Homeschoolers of Henry County (IHHC) is a newly formed 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 toddler 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. Please see our website FAQ for significantly more information.
Benefits: Activities include field trips, special interest clubs, twice yearly six week co-op sessions, park days, cultural events, and other opportunities for learning and playing together. We also boast a Mom’s Night Out and offer occasional evening and weekend activities to involve all family members in the homeschool experience. Members are encouraged to suggest and plan activities.
Cost: $15 yearly

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

Johnson Ferry Homeschool Support Group
Geographic Area Serving: Marietta, Roswell, Kennesaw, Woodstock & Canton
Description: We meet the first Tuesday of every month with different topics, curriculum fair, book sale, moms night out, retreat and variety of field trips every month. We believe that teaching our children about Jesus Christ is the most valuable lesson. Fellowship with other homeschool moms is important for us to find, guidance, help and resources.
Requirements: Attend one of our meetings. Membership is $20 per year.
Benefits: To get to know more than 80 homeschool families in the area, find resources in our book sale and curriculum fair and great speakers every month. Last year we had Todd Wilson and Sandra Stanley.
Cost: $20 yearly

Kid Cultivators Homeschool Support Group
Geographic Area Serving: Atlanta-metro area
Description: Kid Cultivators Homeschool Group is an inclusive support group for those considering homeschooling, new to homeschooling and/or experienced in homeschooling. Discussion topics focus on homeschooling, general learning, educational methods, and curricula to name a few. We share information on resources, field trips, activities and other information pertinent to our needs. 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 participate! Come out and join in with us! 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: Support from other homeschooling parents. Ideas and resources. Friends for yourself and your children.
Cost: None at this time

Learners and Educators of Atlanta and Decatur
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

Learning Opportunities
Beth Olson
Geographic Area Serving: Gwinnett and surrounding counties, Georgia
Description: Learning Opportunities is a collaborative learning community.
Requirements: Inclusive & diverse
Benefits: wide variety of enrichment classes are held one day per week.
Cost: None

North GA Home School Programs
Jennifer Collins
Geographic Area Serving: Clermont, Gainesville, Clarkesville, Demorest, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Helen GA
Description: Providing enrichment and academic classes to students in the Hall, White, Habersham, and Lumpkin area. Unique approach with hands-on science labs, sensory classes, Bible curriculum, monthly field trips/picnics/play dates. Visit the website for more information or https://www.facebook.com/groups/544871828923951/
Requirements: Registration $40 per semester. Each class tuition is set by the teacher so the class fee varies.
Benefits: Benefits the area home school parents as a support and resource for parents, provides friendships for the students, and socializing time for everyone involved. Parents are also encouraged to teach a class, optional, so this provides a chance of extra income for parents.
Cost: $40 per semester

Northeast Georgia Homeschool Association
Kim Martin
Geographic Area Serving: Northeast Georgia
Description: We hold weekly play days and bi-monthly fieldtrips. We also sponsor a book trade, science fair, art in the park day and many other fun and educational events.
Requirements: We are open to all homeschoolers but REQUIRE the best behavior at all events!
Benefits: Message Board available on our website
Cost: None

Pickens County Homeschoolers
Lorraine G Smith
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

Secular Home Educators of Augusta (SHEA)
Michelle Shuler
Geographic Area Serving: Augusta (encompassing the CSRA), Georgia
Description: We are an all inclusive support group for homeschool families in Augusta and the surrounding CSRA area. We meet weekly for play, monthly field trips both formal and in formal and meet once a month for Mom's Night Out.
Requirements: We simply require that members be of an open mind and a friendly disposition. We have a nice eclectic mix of families from all backgrounds and all faiths, as the name suggests this is group is Secular. The group will not continue to be successful if there is no participation from our members, we ask that planning meetings be attended when scheduled.
Benefits: Bi-monthly newsletter, monthly field trips, families who have been homeschooling for years for support
Cost: None

South Cobb Homeschoolers
Andrea Hall
Geographic Area Serving: Cobb County, Douglas County, and Paulding County
Description: South Cobb Homeschool Support Group meets monthly at the South Cobb Library at 805 Clay Road, Mableton 30126 and host field trips regularly. Our vision is to train students to be critical thinkers, and "not mere reflectors of other men's thoughts” (EG White). We aspire to follow the Proverbs 22:6 command and train our own children to honor the Lord Jesus Christ and advance His kingdom. For more information call Andrea Hall at 404-644-8391 or email southcobbhomeschoolers@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook by going to https://www.facebook.com/groups/southcobbhomeschoolers/
Requirements: Complete Application
Benefits: Annual Yearbook. Monthly Field Trips. Free Consulting Services to Align Curriculum to CCGPS if so choosing.
Cost: None

South Georgia Homeschool Association
Dana Armstrong
Michelle Simpson
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

South Hall Homeschool Co-Op
Wendy Timms
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

SouthWest GA Home Educators Association - SWGHA
Pat Fenner
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

Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association
Karen Allen
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

Spalding Area Christian Homeschoolers (SACH)
Robb & Tonya Miley
Geographic Area Serving: Griffin-Spalding County and surrounding areas, Georgia
Description: Spalding Area Christian Homeschoolers (SACH) is a Christian & conservative homeschool support group, offering encouragement, support and serving more than 100 home educating families. We are dedicated to observing the Biblical commands of Deuteronomy 6:4-9: Proverbs 22:6, and Ephesians 6:4. SACH is a very active and established organization that places an emphasis on offering many field trips, social events, and extracurricular activities that provide wonderful opportunities for children of all ages to increase their knowledge, and enjoy social interaction. SACH is the largest homeschool group based in Griffin-Spalding County, but we also serve the surrounding counties of: Fayette, Henry, Pike, Lamar, Butts, Coweta, Monroe, and Upson.
Requirements: SACH Members agree to follow the SACH Bylaws, which includes our Mission Statement, Statement of Faith & Decorum
Benefits: SACH is a very active and established Christian homeschool support group. We provide Educational Field Trips, Social Events (bowling, skating, holiday parties, park days, etc.), Art/ History/ Science Fair, Teen Events, Capitol Day. Gymnastics, 4H Club, Reading Incentive Book Clubs (Accelerated Readers Reward Program, Scholastic, Book-it, Six Flags Reading Club, etc.), Band, Choir, Scouts, Baseball, Art Classes, Civil Air Patrol, Boys Historical War Club, Physical Fitness Class, Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge, Mathathon, Karate, Service Projects, Moms Night Out, Graduation, Labels for Education, Password Protected Web-site or a Monthly Newsletter, an Online Membership Directory, Membership Card, Membership Packets, Support Group Meetings, etc. We are an Evangelical Christian group with all denominations present as members and we encourage participation.
Cost: $20 yearly

St. Philomena Adjumentum
Theresa Howard
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)

Summit C.A.R.E.S. Co-op
Jane Harbin
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

The Village Homeschool Cooperative
Desria Seay
Johnisha Campbell
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

Valdosta Area Homeschool Association
Dana Armstrong
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

Walton County LEAP Homeschoolers
Geographic Area Serving: Walton, Gwinnett, Barrow and Surrounding Counties
Description: Walton County LEAP Homeschoolers is a group of homeschooling families in Walton and surrounding counties. We endeavor to provide group learning opportunities, support, friendship and encouragement for our members through field trips, park dates, hiking, science activities, arts and crafts, family activities and more. LEAP Homeschoolers gather 1-2 times a week at various parks, libraries, and members’ houses throughout Walton and surrounding counties. Dates and times vary allowing members to choose what works best for their schedule. Most events are free, others will have minimal cost ($1-$5), except for field trips, which will vary. So if you are looking to meet other homeschoolers in and around Walton County, considering joining Walton County LEAP Homeschoolers for LEARNING, ENCOURAGEMENT and PLAY!
Requirements: Fill out a Membership Form and agree to the Group Guidelines and Liability Release.
Benefits: learning opportunities, support, friendship and encouragement for our members through field trips, park dates, hiking, science activities, arts and crafts, family activities and more
Cost: None

West Georgia Christian Homeschoolers
Alison Lewis
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.
Cost: None

Wisdom's Way Christian Home Educatators
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