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.
Local & State Support Groups
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.
Sugar Creek Christian Home Educators (SCCHE)
Sugar Creek Christian Home Educators is a cooperative of Christian families committed to supporting and encouraging each another to teach their children at home. SCCHE serves the southwest Houston, Texas area. Although members primarily reside in Houston, Missouri City, Richmond and Sugar Land, many members live in neighboring communities.
Austin Well Trained Mind
All Austin, Texas Area homeschool families who have been inspired by "The Well-Trained Mind" by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer are welcome to discuss issues involving homeschooling our children in the classical method. Discussions involving the use of Charlotte Mason methods and other classical interpreters are also encouraged. All ages from infants to veteran homeschoolers in the midst of the grammar, logic or rhetoric stages are encouraged to join us, as are all faiths.
San Antonio's Home Education Resources and Opportunities (H.E.R.O.)
H.E.R.O. is a non-profit organization committed to providing access to opportunities and resources for home educators of all races, religions, philosophies, and education styles for expanding and improving their home education experience. H.E.R.O. is dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for home educators by raising the awareness of alternative education choices and increasing positive interactions within the San Antonio metro area community.
Northwest Houston Homeschoolers
Northwest Houston Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of home educators who meet to support each other in their adventures with homeschooling.
Texas Unschoolers Facebook Page
This Facebook page is a Texas-wide unschooling support page. Find links and information about unschooling in general and specifics for Texas.
Home School Texas (HOST)
Home School Texas (HOST) is a statewide ministry to the Christian home schoolers of Texas and other regions of the United States. Though they are willing to serve any homeschooling family, all of their activities and publications are designed to be consistent with the teachings of Biblical Christianity.
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.
North Texas Home Educators’ Network (NTHEN)
The North Texas Home Educators’ Network (NTHEN) provides services and support to homeschool families and homeschool support groups in north and northeast Texas. Their goal is to ensure homeschool leaders and parents have the proper tools and resources to create an enriching education experience for every homeschool student. NTHEN is the largest regional homeschool organization in Texas, serving local support group leaders in more than 80 counties and from more than 160 support groups throughout north and northeast Texas.
Christian Home Educators of The Colony (CHEC)
The vision and purpose of the CHEC Homeschool Support Group is to strengthen the family and ensure the success of home education through academic and spiritual support. The members of this support group strive to provide opportunities for families to share ideas, encourage one another, and participate in various types of activities.
Garden Oaks HS Support Group
Garden Oaks HS Support Group is a Christian home school support group for the greater Houston community. They offer group activites, a newlsetter, information, and support.
Metrocrest Home School Support Group
The Metrocrest Home School Support Group is a community of Christian homeschooling families. Its purpose is to provide the best educational tools, activities and support possible to help parents train their children to become godly men and women in modern society.
Texas Advocates for Freedom in Education (TAFFIE)
Texas Advocates for Freedom in Education (TAFFIE) provides Texas homeschooling resources for new and veteran homeschoolers.
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 families, especially in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They offer monthly support group meetings, field trips, a graduation ceremony, sports programs, and a scholastic cooperative.
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.
Holy Family Homeschoolers
Holy Family Homeschoolers is an organization of Catholic homeschooling families in the greater Austin area. They work together to provide educational field trips and social activities for their homeschooling children. They share Catholic traditions, while offering moral support for homeschooling. Members come from parishes all over Austin and the surrounding area, utilize a variety of curriculum materials, and subscribe to many different educational philosophies.
Southeast Area Home Education Network
SAHEN is a home school support group/co-op formed to serve the southeast area of San Antonio along with surrounding areas. Offers monthly park days, field trips, co-op classes, and more.
DFW Blackboard
The DFW Blackboard group focuses on enhancing the un/homeschool experience for children of African descent by accomplishing 4 goals: by providing an environment for communicating helpful info and loving support online, by organizing cultural field trips that help create a sense of pride and self awareness (as well as an awareness of other people of color), to assist in the recognition of a "world community" through community service activities, and to foster a sense of "extended family" through playdates/healthy-potlucks/etc. While the focus is on Black homeschoolers in the DFW area, any parent choosing to learn more about homeschooling their Black child or enhancing a "regular school" education on weekends and after school are welcome to participate.
Homeschoolers EXCEL
Homeschoolers EXCEL is an inclusive support group for homeschoolers seeking cooperative, non-sectarian, non-partisan educational and social opportunities. They have members from all parts of the Dallas, Texas metroplex who get together for field trips, co-op classes, parties and park days, and lots of fun. Members receive a monthly newsletter with information on EXCEL events and other activities of interest to homeschoolers.
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.
Alternative Educators' Alliance (AEA)
AEA welcomes all home educators, regardless of race, creed, religion or educational philosophy. Its primary purpose is to be a source of information and support to home educators and to those interested in information about home education. They also offer networking opportunities for homeschoolers. This group meets in Brazos County.
Texas Unschoolers on Facebook
A Texas-wide unschooling support group. Find links, support and conversation about unschooling in general and specifics for Texas.
North Texas Natural Learners (NTNL)
North Texas Natural Learners (NTNL) is an inclusive, secular support and activity group for unschoolers and other homeschoolers. Their base is Denton, though their membership extends to all of north Texas.
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.
L_A_U_G_H: Lubbock Area Unschoolers Growing at Home
L_A_U_G_H: Lubbock Area Unschoolers Growing at Home is a support group for Lubbock-area families homeschooling for the joy of it.
Links and Items
Not Back to School Camp

Not Back to School Camp is a non-denominational, non-religious homeschool camp. The camp offers workshops, spontaneous events, and special evening gatherings, bringing together campers who are excited about life and willing to be themselves and to reach out and connect with the others. 

Local & State Online Groups
Homeschool Support-Tyler, TX
An email support list for homeschooling families in the Tyler and surrounding areas of east Texas, offering support, curriculum advice, used curriculum, notice of sales and events in the Tyler area, etc.
EastTexasCMason
This is an email list for members of a Charlotte Mason Support group that meets monthly in Lufkin, Texas.
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.
Unschooling Community of Austin
This group is for unschooling families in and around Austin, Texas. This is a secular community where members can gather to discuss their unschooling journeys, ask questions, and offer support. They have periodic park days, field trips, and other special events so that children are able to meet and develop long lasting relationships.
Fun Homeschool
Fun Homeschool is a Christian online homeschool group. It is a place for parents to share fun ideas to keep their children interested in learning and to share information on field trips and curriculums. This group is based in Brazos County, Texas.
Family Unschooling Network (FUN)
This group is for Texas families who are educating their children through life via unschooling. Unschooling is such a broad term; everyone will have different experiences. But one thing we are all committed to is helping our children to learn how to learn, and helping them enjoy learning for life.
Austin Well Trained Mind
All Austin, Texas Area homeschool families who have been inspired by "The Well-Trained Mind" by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer are welcome to discuss issues involving homeschooling our children in the classical method. Discussions involving the use of Charlotte Mason methods and other classical interpreters are also encouraged. All ages from infants to veteran homeschoolers in the midst of the grammar, logic or rhetoric stages are encouraged to join us, as are all faiths.
Minority Homeschoolers of Texas (MHOT)
A Christian discussion list for Minority Homeschoolers of Texas to promote homeschooling among minorities, including Asians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Jews, Native Americans, Anglos with adopted minority children, and others.
Texas Home Educators
Texas Home Educators is a list to serve home educators of Texas in discussions of homeschool styles, philosophy, books, curriculum, events, and laws in a Christian atmosphere.
Austin Christian Homeschoolers
This group is designed to meet the needs of Christian Homeschoolers in South Austin, TX. They announce and discuss any topic related to homeschooling, parenting, and Christianity. They offer annual fellowship meetings and related field trips, along with other opportunities for homeschooling families to get together.
Holy Family Homeschoolers
Holy Family Homeschoolers is an organization of Catholic homeschooling families in the greater Austin area. They work together to provide educational field trips and social activities for their homeschooling children. They share Catholic traditions, while offering moral support for homeschooling. Members come from parishes all over Austin and the surrounding area, utilize a variety of curriculum materials, and subscribe to many different educational philosophies.
aah-discuss
A discussion group for those interested in homeschooling in the Austin, Texas area.
L_A_U_G_H: Lubbock Area Unschoolers Growing at Home
L_A_U_G_H: Lubbock Area Unschoolers Growing at Home is a support group for Lubbock-area families homeschooling for the joy of it.
Flower Mound Family Unschoolers Network
An email group for families in the Flower Mound/DFW area who have chosen to unschool.
Smoothing the Way-South East Houston
Smoothing The Way is a southeast SE Houston (Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City, Seabrook, Dickinson, Pearland, etc.)support group for first year homeschoolers. STW offers monthly classes taught by veteran homeschool parents.
DFW Blackboard
The DFW Blackboard group focuses on enhancing the un/homeschool experience for children of African descent by accomplishing 4 goals: by providing an environment for communicating helpful info and loving support online, by organizing cultural field trips that help create a sense of pride and self awareness (as well as an awareness of other people of color), to assist in the recognition of a "world community" through community service activities, and to foster a sense of "extended family" through playdates/healthy-potlucks/etc. While the focus is on Black homeschoolers in the DFW area, any parent choosing to learn more about homeschooling their Black child or enhancing a "regular school" education on weekends and after school are welcome to participate.
North Texas Natural Learners (NTNL)
North Texas Natural Learners (NTNL) is an inclusive, secular support and activity group for unschoolers and other homeschoolers. Their base is Denton, though their membership extends to all of north Texas.
North Texas Homeschoolers of 1
If you live in the North Texas area and homeschool just one child, this is the group for you. Discuss all that makes this a great situation and exchange information.
Used Homeschooling Stuff
Email list to help facilitate the buying, selling, and swapping of used homeschooling curriculum for the Austin, Texas area.
Math Magicians
Math Magicians is a group of Austin homeschooling moms who get their kids together weekly to play math related games including Pentathlon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Longview Area Relaxed Home Educators (LARHE)
LARHE (Longview Area Relaxed Home Educators) is an email support list for homeschoolers in the Longview area. They have a weekly Park Day, monthly Mom's Nights Out (MNOs), group field trips, information about local events, sharing of interesting websites, friendship (for themselves as well as for their kids) and general chitchat about life as homeschoolers. LARHE is an inclusive group; all faiths and beliefs are welcome as well as all methods and experience with homeschooling.
Home-Schooling the Only Child
Homeschooling an only child can be quite challenging at times. This group is open to anyone for support, enrouragement and ideas for those who choose the home-schooling road for you and your child. Although they are based in NC, anyone can join for support. They have a database that you can access to see who is in your state to get together with.
Plano Family Unschoolers Network
This is a group for unschoolers, unschool-learning, and unschool-curious in the Plano/DFW, Texas area.
Homeschool-N-Texas
Christian email list to support homeschoolers in Texas.
Homeschooling Musicians-Greater Houston
This group is for the parents of musicians who are in a homeschooling environment. Welcomes musicians of all genre (rock, Christian, country, classical, metal, jazz, inspirational, virtually all styles). Offers connections with like-minded musicians for the purposes of creating a band, filling a need within an existing band, or maybe organizing a jam session with other musicians. The group also discusses information about lessons, instructors, tutors, classes, websites, events, performances, openings or needs within local community or church bands/choirs and just about anything else that would be of interest to us for musically-inclined children.
Texas Rural Unschoolers
Texas Rural Unschoolers is a support group for unschoolers (and those wanting to unschool) who live in rural areas or small communities (urban dwellers are welcome, too).
Texashomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Alabama, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
Unschooling in West Texas
This group was started with the intent of finding other unschooling families in West Texas.
DFW School Free Education Zone
The DFW School Free Education Zone is a support group for parents/guardians of home-learners. These are unschoolers, believing that child-led learning is preferable to curriculum use.
Open North Texas Homeschoolers
Open North Texas Homeschoolers is a secular support group for homeschoolers in Denton County, Wise County Cooke County, and surrounding areas, including Denton, Krum, Ponder, Justin, Sanger, Bolivar, Slidell, and more.
West Houston Unschoolers
This email list is a group of Unschooling families in the Houston area.
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.
HUG Underground
This is the list for members of the Houston Unschoolers Group Underground, a radical unschooling group.
National Online Groups
Christian Unschooling
Christians can and do unschool. Here you'll find support and more.
African American Homeschooler
This is a Yahoo group email list for African American parent(s) who homeschool their children.
HomeSchooling Singletons
Homeschooling families with singletons have issues that are very unique. Join in to offer support and encouragement to other single child homeschooling families.
Crunchy Unschoolers
A list for unschoolers who are interested in moving towards a sustainable lifestyle. Topics for discussion may include how sustainability and unschooling complement each other, and how we resolve conflicting values.
Homeschooling Creatively
This list is a place where parents can come to understand and give value to our creative children as we home/unschool with them. The focus will be on discussing alternative ways (versus public school methods) to help our creative children learn which best suits their learning style and respects their complex personality traits, taking a look at creating a success-based learning environment that draws on the strengths of our creative learners while providing support-based opportunities to gently guide their intense natures.
CMSeries
This list is designed for anyone wishing to learn more about the Charlotte Mason method of education from reading her own books and engaging in discussions of a philosophical nature.
Work and Homeschool
Do you have to (or have to return to) work or attend school but still want to educate your child(ren) at home? Have you been told that it's impossible to fit homeschooling your child(ren) into your life if you cannot make it your top priority due to your own work or school needs? Well, many of these list members are proving that work and homeschool can be done! This is a support group for working parents (or student parents) who have chosen to homeschool their children or are considering homeschooling, as well as for homeschooling parents who are thinking of returning to work. Whether you are working/attending school or thinking of doing so, whether inside or outside your home, and whether you are homeschooling or thinking of doing so, this list is for you.
Organize-to-Homeschool
Homeschoolers face tremendous demands on their organizational skills. Frequently creative, hardworking, and goal oriented, they must manage the home, other children, teaching, and the many other demands of a stay-at-home parent. This board is designed to offer support, find solutions, and discuss troublesome situations. Although there are many aspects to homeschooling, the focus, the only focus, of this board is solving organizational problems related to home schooling. This group is a part of the Messies Anonymous website.
ABC Books by Ann
This group consists of two things: 1) a bi-weekly newsletter with articles about living books, book collecting, taking care of and organizing your home school library, using living books in your homeschool, notebooking, book and author reviews, and more; and 2.) a bi-weekly catalog of living books for sale on eBay, plus and some unit studies.
CM for Moms of Many
An email group for homeschooling moms using Charlotte Mason's methods. Focuses on homeschooling larger families.
CM4earlyyears
Email list designed to discuss the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling for children, ages birth through 6 years. While this list is not primarily religious in nature, there are often discussions of Christian topics.
AHSA-USA Email List
This list is an opportunity for homeschoolers to contact homeschooling attorneys and experts about homeschooling legal and litigation issues. It is an informal network of attorneys and legal experts that are concerned with litigation pending and threatened against homeschoolers. Its primary purpose is to exchange legal information within the profession, and to educate and support attorneys and experts involved in homeschool litigation.
HEM-Unschooling
This list is for the broad-ranging discussion of unschooling. It is sponsored by Home Education Magazine.
African American Unschoolers (AfAmUnschool) Email Group
African American Unschoolers email group is for African-American homeschoolers who use the whole world as their child(ren)'s classroom.
CM Audiobooks
CM Audiobooks was created to allow homeschooling parents the ability to share MP3 files of personal book readings. These audiobooks are of Twaddle-free books per the Charlotte Mason method and specifically created for those using the Ambleside Online curriculum. Anyone using the Charlotte Mason method is welcome to join and participate by reading books.
Classical~Charlotte Mason Material Swap
The Classical Charlotte Mason Swap list is for home schooling families to exchange living books and curricula that are used with the classical (Trivium) method or the Charlotte Mason method. This list does not support one particular way of implementing classical education, but rather is open to methods and materials as recommended in the many books and websites on the subject. Curricula, books, manipulatives, videos, and audios may be posted.
Living Math Forum
This is an on-topic list dedicated to the discussion of "living math" - mathematics education using living books and materials, as opposed to traditional curricula as the primary learning tool. Discussion applies to mathematics learning from birth to adult self education, with the understanding that arithmetic is only one feature of mathematics as a whole. Math history topics will apply as well. Educators using Charlotte Mason, Thomas Jefferson Ed (relaxed classical), Montessori, Waldorf and unschooling methods may benefit from the exchange of ideas.
Living Book Reviews
Living Book Reviews offers reviews of books considered "living" books for children which are useful for acquiring a love of learning.
CM4primaryyears
To discuss the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling elementary age children, and to share the joys and concerns of everyday life.
Classically Eclectic
This loop was created for homeschoolers interested in presenting school materials, real books, and/or purchased curriculum in a manner consistent with Classical Education philosophy. Specifically, Classical Education refers to educational models (such as the Trivium) described by Laura Berquist, the Bluedorns, Dorothy Sayers, Doug Wilson, Jessie Wise, Susan Wise Bauer, and others, in which material is presented to children according to their stage of development (i.e., Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric stages). The purpose of this loop is practical in nature: to share resource suggestions, reviews, schedules, ideas, and encouragement, in order to help one another provide Classical Education within the homeschool environment.
National Forums
Work at Home Moms (WAHM) Homeschool Forum
The WAHM message boards provide a forum where you can make announcements, promote your home business, find business services, and much more. The WAHM forum is also a great social network for work at home moms. Share your WAHM stories, find help, support and advice, and meet other WAHMs across the USA and around the world.
Black Homeschoolers' Network
Black Homeschoolers' Network is intended to facilitate a network among African American homeschoolers across the country. Here you will also find a message board for general communication as well as an email pal listing for homeschooled kids.
Unschooling Forum at vegsource.com
Unschoolers meet to talk and share ideas at this vegsource.com message board.
Homeschool Christian Working Homeschooling Parent Message Board
Whether you work part-time or full-time, this board is to support you! It's not easy being a breadwinner and a homeschooling parent. You can find the encouragement you need right here.
Single Parent Homeschoolers Forum at vegsource.com
This is a message forum at vegsource.com especially for single parents who are home educating their children.
Homeschool Christian Solo Homeschooling Parents Message Board
This message board is designed for single homeschooling parents to support each other and get ideas and information on homeschooling as a solo parent.
Adoptive Homeschooling Parents Forum at vegsource.com
This forum at vegsource.com focuses on parents with adopted children who choose to home educate.
Religious Homeschooling Forum at vegsource.com
A vegsource.com message forum for homeschoolers who have religious reasons to homeschool.
North Texas Homeschoolers of 1
If you live in the North Texas area and homeschool just one child, this is the group for you. Discuss all that makes this a great situation and exchange information.
Charlotte Mason Forum at vegsource.com
Discuss Charlotte Mason's ideas and find new way to implement those ideas at the forum sponsored by vegsource.com.
Military Homeschoolers Forum at vegsource.com
Connect with other military homeschooling families at this vegsource.com message board.
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