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.
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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 Support Groups
Northwest Houston Homeschoolers
Northwest Houston Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of home educators who meet to support each other in their adventures with homeschooling.
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.
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.
Texas Unschoolers on Facebook
A Texas-wide unschooling support group. Find links, support and conversation about unschooling in general and specifics for Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local & State Online Groups
EastTexasCMason
This is an email list for members of a Charlotte Mason Support group that meets monthly in Lufkin, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
West Houston Unschoolers
This email list is a group of Unschooling families in the Houston area.
Unschooling in West Texas
This group was started with the intent of finding other unschooling families in West Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
aah-discuss
A discussion group for those interested in homeschooling in the Austin, Texas area.
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.
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.
Math Magicians
Math Magicians is a group of Austin homeschooling moms who get their kids together weekly to play math related games including Pentathlon.
HUG Underground
This is the list for members of the Houston Unschoolers Group Underground, a radical unschooling group.
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.
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.
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.
DFW Homeschoolers
YahooGroup supporting homeschoolers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and the surrounding area.
Flower Mound Family Unschoolers Network
An email group for families in the Flower Mound/DFW area who have chosen to unschool.
Used Homeschooling Stuff
Email list to help facilitate the buying, selling, and swapping of used homeschooling curriculum for the Austin, Texas area.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Forums
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.
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.
Community Homeschooling Forum at vegsource.com
This is a general message forum at vegsource.com designed to discuss all general homeschooling topics.
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.
Single Christian Homeschool Parent Message Board
Single Christian Homeschool Parent Message Board offers discussion with other parents, widowed, divorced, or legally separated, who are homeschooling solo.
Religious Homeschooling Forum at vegsource.com
A vegsource.com message forum for homeschoolers who have religious reasons to homeschool.
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.
National Online Groups
Living Book Reviews
Living Book Reviews offers reviews of books considered "living" books for children which are useful for acquiring a love of learning.
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.
Unschoolers' Circle
The Unschoolers' Circle is an inclusive list for anyone interested in home education with unschooling leanings.
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.
Families of Color Utilizing Home Schooling (FOCUHS)
This list is for Christian families of color who've opted to home educate their children. They exist to offer support, fellowship and to share resources with other African American and bi-racial Christian homeschooling families.
Charlotte Mason Group for Fruity Catholics
Fruity Catholics are Catholics who are doing their best to practice the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, especially Charity. This group discusses the Charlotte Mason philosophy of homeschooling from a Catholic perspective.
Child-Led Christian Unschooling
This child-led learning group is for those unschoolers who are also Christians.
Support4HomeSchool
This is an email group of Christian homeschoolers who teach their children using living literature.
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