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We encourage you to connect with your state/regional organization for additional information about homeschooling or groups in your state. Your support of your state/regional organization makes it possible for your state organization to promote and protect homeschooling in your state. In addition, local groups not only inform, equip, and encourage homeschool families, but often provide educational, recreational, and/or social opportunities. Visit HSLDA’s Group Services webpages to find more information about groups in your area.

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Alabama

  • Support Resource, Full sports, clubs, testing, CE workshops, Tutor contacts
  • K4-12

  • Support Resource, Full sports, clubs, testing, CE workshops, Tutor contacts
  • K4-12

  • Support Resource, Full sports, clubs, testing, CE workshops, Tutor contacts
  • K4-12

  • High school workshops at annual convention
  • Support groups with contacts

Alaska

  • High school workshops at annual convention
  • Support groups with contacts

Arizona

  • Membership resource packet
  • High School/Junior High Graduation
  • Scholarship for homeschool graduates
  • Support groups by county
  • Sports
  • Co-ops, classes organized locally
  • May try out for public school teams
  • High school articles

Arkansas

  • Homeschool information packet
  • Transcript record keeping service
  • Testing services
  • Consultation services on all homeschooling topics, including high school
  • Support group listings (some organized sports in larger groups)
  • High school graduation
  • College fair
  • Links to Arkansas college websites

California

  • Homeschool introductory packet
  • Magazine
  • Sells The High School Handbook by Mary Schofield
  • Support group referrals (does not provide listings)
  • Convention includes High School Workshops (tapes available)
  • High school speakers

Family Protection Ministries

P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730

Colorado

  • Apprenticeship/Mentorship/Entrepreneurship
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Home Education in Colorado
  • Graduation
  • Record-keeping
  • Homeschool introductory seminars
  • Homeschooling high school seminars
  • High school diploma program
  • Speech and Debate
  • Father/Son Discipleship Retreat
  • Sells Homeschooling High School by Jeanne Gowen Dennis
  • Convention (High School workshops and tapes)
  • Teen Pact
  • Sports: Eagle Sports

Connecticut

Delaware

OutReach to Christian Home Schoolers in Delaware

(302) 283-5611
diverklein@yahoo.com

Tri-State Home School Network

(302) 322-2018

District of Columbia

  • Beginning homeschooling checklist

Florida

  • Guide to Homeschooling in Florida (online)
  • Support group listing
  • High school seminars
  • High school info on website
  • Extracurricular activities - sports, band, drama, speech, clubs, cheerleading (through public and private schools)
  • Convention - High School Workshops
  • High school graduation
  • FPEA class rings

Sports

Georgia

  • Support group listing
  • High school section on website
  • High school seminars
  • Scholarship and grant Info
  • Extensive listing of local classes - art, speech, drama, orchestra, as well as academic class offerings
  • Veritas Classical Schools (770)-753-8941
  • Sports
  • Graduation
  • Career fair for high schoolers

North Georgia Home Education Assn.

(706) 861-1795
Tdrennan@juno.com

  • Basketball
  • baseball
  • cheerleading
  • cross country
  • drum corps
  • football
  • soccer
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • more info: info@crown-athletics.org

Hawaii

  • Newsletter
  • Support group listings
  • Convention - High School Workshops

Idaho

  • Statewide magazine
  • Support groups
  • Some support groups offer: sports, academic group classes, band, swimming, etc.
  • May participate in sports with local high schools
  • Convention - High School Workshops
  • Graduation

  • Standardized testing

Illinois

  • Father/son retreat
  • Family camp
  • Mother/daughter retreat
  • Homeschooling beginner's packet
  • Discussion board (online)
  • Free magazine
  • Support groups
  • Speaker's Bureau including high school topics
  • Convention - High School Topics (tapes available)

  • Legislative Day
  • Teen Pact

West Suburban Home School Band

Email Director Karen Borow

Indiana

  • Free magazine
  • Home Education in Indiana
  • Convention - High School Topics
  • Teen Pact
  • Support groups - some offer sports, standardized testing, high school workshops
  • High school Articles
  • Legislative Day

  • High school & college prep website
  • Graduation
  • Map Your Future—annual high school, college, and career prep event for 7th-12th graders
  • National Honor Society chapters
  • Scholarships
  • Contact Info@IndianaHomeSchooling.org for more information

Iowa

  • New homeschooling packet
  • Graduation
  • Home School Honor Society
  • Support group listing

Kansas

  • Athletics
  • Example transcripts (online)
  • CHECK News (lists support groups) monthly newsletter
  • Graduation ceremonies (contact support groups)
  • Debate and Speech
  • Testing information
  • Kansas Homeschool Manual
  • New homeschooler info
  • Vocal Clinic and Concert Performance
  • Extensive Curriculum reviews
  • Convention - High School Workshops

  • Classes and opportunities for high schoolers
  • College information
  • High school graduation ceremony
  • Mentors for moms
  • Conference with high school workshops

  • Standardized testing
  • Academic classes
  • Drama
  • Athletics
  • Lending library
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Homeschool legal packet
  • Graduation

Kentucky

  • Convention—high school workshops
  • Graduation
  • Support group listing

  • Homeschool information packet (online)
  • Articles on homeschooling (online)
  • Athletics - sports "web forum" on website
  • Homeschooling high school resource list (online)
  • High school resource web page
  • Support group listing
  • Sample transcript
  • Universities friendly towards home schoolers
  • Graduation

Louisiana

  • Support group listing
  • Teen Pact
  • Athletics
  • Newsletter
  • Graduation

Maine

  • “Getting Started” workshops
  • State newsletter: contests, special events, classes announced
  • Diploma
  • Graduation—statewide
  • High school resource web site—testing codes
  • Regional representatives and support groups:
  • Athletics—informal programs through support groups
  • Juniors & seniors can take up to 2 courses/semester through U. of Maine system at reduced rate
  • Maine colleges accept home schoolers—little difficulty

Maryland

Home School Sports Opportunities in Maryland

  • Networking information
  • High School sports and activities
  • Co-op opportunities

  • High school clubs
  • Sports
  • Community high school activities

  • Sports
  • Many community clubs and activities for highschoolers

Massachusetts

  • Support groups
  • Graduation
  • Sports

Michigan

  • Online forums
  • Support groups organize extracurricular activities
  • Debate - Teenworks, Kidworks
  • Tutoring
  • Honor society

National Homeschool Music Ensembles
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra

Minnesota

Mississippi

  • Homeschooling packet
  • Support groups w/websites—see for all activities

Missouri

  • First Things First: A Guide to Missouri Home Educators
  • Newsletter

Montana

Montana Coalition of Home Educators
  • Support groups plan events
  • Graduation info regionally
  • Colleges wish to attract home schoolers (start at 16 yrs.)

Nebraska

  • Graduation
  • Newsletter
  • Debate
  • High school transcript seminars
  • Home school organizations

Nevada

  • Workshops for parents new to teaching high school
  • Mentor moms available to home school parents
  • Support groups
  • Quarterly electronic newsletter
  • Membership card (use for teacher discounts)
  • Used curriculum sale
  • Coyote Teen Group
    • Prom
    • Graduation
    • High school lettermen jacket
    • School ID
    • Community outreach opportunities
    • Career fair featuring a variety of vocations
    • Student leadership
    • Online newsletter written by teens for teens
    • Email: coyotes@nevadachristianhomeschool.org

  • Statewide conference
  • Regulatory & statutory support
  • Support Group listings

New Hampshire

  • Support groups
  • Field trips

New Jersey

  • Getting Started information
  • Newsletter (website and email)
  • Annual Convention
  • Legislative monitoring
  • Support groups: general, music, athletics
  • Regional events announcements
  • Annual essay contest

New Mexico

  • Homeschool resource manual
  • NM colleges recognize home school diploma
  • Support groups: co-op classes, field trips, testing, competitions
  • Graduation
  • Athletics - private programs & teams
  • Debate & public speaking - referrals
  • Driver's Ed info

New York

  • Homeschooling Regulatory Manual
  • H.I.S. sports leagues
  • Colleges: Discriminate against home schoolers by not allowing them to graduate unless meet state high school requirements
  • Support groups: field trips, graduation, other events per group
  • Graduation at state convention

North Carolina

  • Newsletter
  • High school brochure
  • Graduation
  • Free diploma
  • Golf tournament
  • Basketball: boys & girls
  • Support groups—provide many extracurricular activities and competitions/contests
  • Scholarships awarded to graduating seniors
  • Tapes of conference seminars

  • Opportunities for beginner, intermediate and advanced students

Sports

North Dakota

  • Homeschool packet (online): very inclusive
  • Support groups

Ohio

  • Graduation
  • Work permits info for minors
  • Cyber school info
  • Show Case: artistic talent fair

Oklahoma

  • Athletics: baseball, basketball, track/field
  • Support groups
  • Graduation
  • Essay contest

  • E-newsletter
  • Graduation
  • Driver's license info
  • Work permit info

Oregon

  • Beginning homeschooling articles (online)
  • Support groups: co-op teaching in some, activities organized by individual groups
  • Articles on high school issues
  • History tours
  • Public schools for extracurricular activities

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

  • Message board (online)
  • Support groups offer activities and events and post them on their bulletin boards; offer co-op courses
  • Sports: CHOOSE of CT:
  • Soccer - Lighthouse Soccer (Cumberland area)
  • Tennis
  • Track & field - Town of North Kingstowne is allowing home schoolers to join
  • Debate
  • National and state competitions
  • Graduation
  • URI have accepted home schoolers who graduated (some with scholarships)

South Carolina

  • Debate
  • Newsletter
  • Science fair
  • Home School Resource Directory - lists all that is offered in courses, events, extra-curricular
  • Honor society: Rho Gamma state chapter of Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society
  • Support groups
  • GED - free on line practice tests
  • You Can Home School Palmetto Fellows Scholarship: merit based, apply online
  • High school book and workshop SCHEA will answer high school questions at their email address

  • Field trips
  • Graduation
  • 4 -year high school program for record keeping, counseling, etc.
  • Classes
  • Driver's Ed information
  • High School Dept. - information
  • Modality Assessment Profile Test (M.A.P.)-learning style, temperament, personality
  • Email alerts
  • Support groups - provide extracurricular activities
  • Curriculum counselors

South Dakota

  • Library
  • Children's activities
  • Field trips
  • Physical Education
  • Recreational activities: gymnastics, chess, skiing, swimming, etc.
  • Tennis
  • Weekend workshops
  • Support groups

Tennessee

  • Support groups: graduation, state lobbying, activities

Texas

806-744-4441 or staff@thsc.org
Local group referrals, membership discounts, orientations and how-to-begin workshops

  • “Getting Started” meetings
  • Homeschool library
  • Support groups

  • Summer reading program
  • Athletics
  • Co-op classes through high school
  • Newsletter
  • Large bookstore
  • Homeschool orientation
  • Music Fest

  • Athletics
  • Teen groups
  • Co-op classes
  • Public speaking
  • Debate
  • Competitions
  • Graduation

  • Texas Home Educators Packet
  • Newsletter
  • Seminars
  • Competitions
  • Graduation
  • Athletics
  • High school choir
  • High school band
  • Support groups

Sports

Supporting Home Educators of Lower Texas Educational Region

(361) 758-2777 or fax (512) 758-8698

  • Graduation
  • Honor society
  • Debate
  • Classical school
  • Online computer academy
  • Academic and elective classes
  • Umbrella school-Alpha Omega
  • Project fair
  • Youth & government
  • Yearbook
  • Standardize testing
  • Transcript service
  • Seminars
  • Home school consulting services

Utah

  • Field trips
  • Homeschool workshops
  • Graduation
  • Resource library
  • Newsletter
  • Support groups—regional, graduation, co-op courses

Vermont

  • Newsletter: article on 10 reasons to home school high school
  • Support groups
  • Homeschooling mothers email group
  • Other resources are in the works, not yet available

Virginia

  • Online articles
  • Newsletter
  • Virginia Home School Manual
  • Athletics - scholarships
  • TEACH and BEACH Breakers home school sports programs in the Virginia Beach area.
  • Competitions
  • Debate
  • Field trips
  • Support groups
  • Fairfax County Parks & Recreation offers homeschooled student golf classes or call 703-255-5396

  • Co-op classes in many high school subjects
  • Enrichment classes for homeschool families

  • Co-op classes in math, literature, VA history, sign language, Bible
  • Patrick Henry College: Youth Music Academy (instrumental and vocal ensembles), (540) 338-1776.
  • Scholarship - Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship $2000, homeschoolers eligible

    Girls Athletics

  • Girls Volleyball (Fall)—High school and middle school ages
  • Girls Basketball (Winter)—High school and middle school ages
  • Girls Soccer (Spring)—High school and middle school ages
  • Girls Softball (Spring)—High school

    Boys Athletics

  • Boys Soccer (Fall)—High school and middle school ages
  • Boys Football—contact Info@fhskingsfootball.org or 703.966.2298
  • Boys Basketball (Winter)—High school and middle school ages
  • Boys Baseball (Spring)—High school

    Coed

  • Cross Country (Fall)
  • Track (Spring)

  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Softball

Loudoun County Sports

Faith in Action Ministries Athletics (Norfolk Area)
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Cheer Squad

Washington

  • Teen Pact
  • SAT/ACT prep packets and information

  • Support groups

  • Graduation
  • Newsletter
  • Support groups
  • Community college option—“Running Start” (jr. & sr., dual credit, state paid)
  • GED information
  • Work permits

West Virginia

  • Graduation
  • West Virginia Home Education Manual
  • Homeschooling: Getting Started (online)
  • Homeschooling through High School (online)
  • Fine Arts Festival
  • Support groups - provide team sports, band/music, courses
  • Driver's Ed information
  • Promise Scholarship - merit based, college/vocational schools in WV.

Wisconsin

  • The Comprehensive Guide to Homeschooling in Wisconsin
  • Newsletter
  • Learning conference for parents and teens
  • Debate and speech
  • Support groups
  • Competition: Junior Achievement Business Challenge

Wyoming

  • Support groups—provide field trips, theater, public speaking, co-ops, etc.


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