Support Groups
Homeschoolers have created networks of support to provide a way to make friends, get ideas and information, and to offer positive socialization opportunties to their children. You can join in! There are many groups to choose from, many with specific affiliations, like Christian groups or unschoolers' groups. Some are eclectic, inclusive, and open to anyone. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find other like-minded parents. And if you don't find what you are looking for, we've put together tips for starting your own group.
Local & State Groups
Support groups offer a way for those interested in homeschooling or new to home education to get information and support. They also offer opportunities for social activities, group learning, and networking. Find a support group near you in Texas.
National Groups
Tap into the national homeschool movement by connecting with these national homeschool groups and support organizations.
Social Media
Connect with other homeschooling using social networking tools. You can share tips and ideas, get support, collaborate on lesson plans, upload photos, and much more.
Co-Ops
A co-op offers a way to share teaching duties with others who are excited and knowledgeable about a subject. It also offers an opportunity for your children to learn in a group and to make friends. Browse through this list of co-ops in Texas.
Umbrella/Cover Schools
An umbrella or cover school provides an alternative way for parents to fulfill governmental educational guidelines and requirements. Most offer a variety of services, which can include curricula, social activities, field trips, standardized testing, portfolio reviews, evaluations, and graduation materials, including diplomas. While umbrella schools do tend to the needs of homeschoolers, they are considered a type of private school in most states.
Resource Centers
Homeschool resource centers offer classes, materials, field trips, and other activities for parents and children alike. They are great ways to get new information, engage in group activities, and network with other homeschoolers.
Public School Programs
Public schools are increasing offering programs to appeal to homeschooling families, from classes to educational materials to computer and distance learning. In most cases, students enrolled in these programs are considered public school students rather than homeschoolers. Learn more about these programs and decide if these are right for your family.
Group Management
Learn how to start and manage a homeschool support group, including how to stay organized, how to handle conflict, and ideas for your support group.
What's Popular
Austin Area Homeschoolers Announcement List
Announcement group for those interested in homeschooling in the Austin, Texas area. This is an inclusive group composed of individuals who are willing to share their homeschooling experiences.
Mesquite Christian Home School Association (MCHSA)
MCHSA offers information about homeschooling, a wide variety of activities and field trips, and a forum for parents to discuss the challenges and rewards of home schooling and an opportunity to get help in subjects where they may need it.
Ft. Bend County Texas Homeschoolers
This group is for homeschoolers in the Fort Bend County, TX area. This is a non-denominational group whose focus is finding resources, support, and fun for homeschooling families in Fort Bend County, TX.
Crossroads Home Educated Children (CHEC)
Crossroads Home Educated Children (CHEC) is a local non-profit Christian based support group serving families in the Crossroads area (Victoria, Texas and surrounding areas) who have made the decision to homeschool their children. CHEC accepts all applicants regardless of age, race, religion or lack of religion. CHEC seeks to be inclusive, reaching out to any and all who need support and encouragement in the area of homeschooling.
Texas Unschoolers on Facebook
A Texas-wide unschooling support group. Find links, support and conversation about unschooling in general and specifics for Texas.
COFFEE History Co-Op
COFFEE History Co-Op is a member-led history co-op of homeschool parents. COFFEE History Co-op is a part of Your COFFEE House a non-profit corporation located in the Williamson County area and serving, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park, Hutto, Taylor and the North Austin Texas area.
Christian Homeschoolers in Austin
This group was created to provide a Christian environment to announce and discuss topics related to a Christian Homeschooling in Austin, TX and surrounding areas.
Tarrant Home Education Association (THEA)
THEA is a support group for Tarrant county and the surrounding area for families who educate their children at home.
Texas Advocates for Freedom in Education (TAFFIE)
Texas Advocates for Freedom in Education (TAFFIE) provides Texas homeschooling resources for new and veteran homeschoolers.
DFW Homeschoolers
YahooGroup supporting homeschoolers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and the surrounding area.
North East Texas Homeschooling
This is a group for people in North East Texas that are homeschooling or considering homeschooling. This includes, but is not limited to the following counties: Shelby, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Panola.
Dallas Unschoolers Circle
Dallas Unschoolers Circle is made up of families from Dallas and the surrounding areas who follow a self-directed or child-led approach to learning. They meet bi-monthly at local parks giving the kids the opportunity to engage in unstructured play and the parents the opportunity to socialize and support each other on their journey.
TxHELP - Texas Home Educators in Leadership Positions
A private list for Texas home educators in support group leadership position to communicate with each other and exchange ideas about events.
Texas Home School Coalition
The Texas Home School Coalition is dedicated to serving the home-school community of Texas and promoting a greater knowledge, understanding and acceptance of home education in our state.
Dallas Christian Home Educators
Dallas Christian Home Educators serves home schoolers in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto and the surrounding areas (Dallas County and northern Ellis County). This is a support group consisting of approximately 200 families who are currently home schooling children, who are supportive of home schooling, or who are curious about home schooling. They seek to provide helpful information and various opportunities that relate to the education of children and the support of home schooling famil...
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