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Homes With Heart And CM

Supporting the Charlotte Mason way!

This is a group of central Iowa homeschooling mothers encouraging one another and supporting each other through monthly meetings, and who use Charlotte Mason methods in their homeschooling. We'd love to meet you!

Meeting: Group restricted to members only - prospective members must attend two monthly meets.

Serving: Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines, Norwalk, Avon, Pleasant Hill, Rising Son, Altoona, Berwick, and all surrounding communities.

Neighboring Counties: Boone, IA, Dallas, IA, Jasper, IA, Madison, IA, Marion, IA, Story, IA, Warren, IA

Polk, IA


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Charlotte Mason 

Homeschool Association of Rutherford County

Providing Support and Encouragement!

Membership is open to anyone who is currently homeschooling. We approach homeschooling from a Christian perspective. New members can join at any time. We offer: monthly meetings, Dads' Fellowship, Moms' Fellowship, special events for teens; field trips for all ages, P.E. every Friday, Chess Club and much more. We also offer free mentoring for new homeschooling families.

Meeting: We meet at various churches in the county every second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

609 Kelly Road, Forest City, NC 28043

Serving: Forest City, Rutherfordton, Beulah, Collinsville, Burnt Chimney Corner, Columbus, Pea Ridge, Green Creek, Mill Spring, Saluda and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: Buncombe, NC, Burke, NC, Cleveland, NC, Henderson, NC, McDowell, NC, Polk, NC, Rutherford, NC, Cherokee, SC, Greenville, SC, Spartanburg, SC

Polk, NC

Sally Matheny
Ph:(828) 429-4659

Pam Martin


Homeschoolers on the Ridge

Get Informed!

HSOTR is a cooperative support group providing moral support and encouragement to home schooling parents. We share information and exchange ideas. Membership is open to any home schooling family regardless of race, creed, religion, or national origin.

Meeting: Join us for field trips, Mom's Night Out and group activities each month.

PO Box 312, Bartow, FL 33830

Serving: Bartow, Homeland, Gordonville, Mulberry, Eagle Lake, Eloise, Fuller Heights, Nichols, Achan, Kingsford, Bonnie and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: Hardee, FL, Highlands, FL, Hillsborough, FL, Lake, FL, Manatee, FL, Okeechobee, FL, Orange, FL, Osceola, FL, Pasco, FL, Sumter, FL

Polk, FL

Karen Mathre
Ph:(863) 533-7398


Homeschooling Our Way

Supporting Moms and Dads in our community!

H.O.W. supports all types of homeschooling. Families are free to make their own choices. We are a support group of moms and dads that want to help each other. We offer field trips and more.

Meeting: Group meets in member homes at various times and locations.

11 Watts Way, Rome, GA 30165

Serving: Rome, Cedartown, Akes, Etna, Antioch, Youngs, Portland, Aragon, Van Wert, Fish Creek, Benedict and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: Cherokee, AL, Cleburne, AL, Bartow, GA, Chattooga, GA, Floyd, GA, Gordon, GA, Haralson, GA, Paulding, GA, Polk, GA, Walker, GA, Whitfield, GA

Polk, GA

Beverly Byrd
Ph:(706) 728-0947


Homeschooling Under God's Supervision

Support group for central Iowa home educators.

We are based out of Ankeny, IA but serve home educators in many surrounding communities. As a Christian homeschool support group, we believe that it is our purpose to affirm and encourage families who have chosen to home educate their children.

9601 130th Avenue, Maxwell, IA 50161

Serving: Ankeny, Bondurant, Des Moines, Polk City, Maxwell, Johnston and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: Boone, IA, Dallas, IA, Hamilton, IA, Hardin, IA, Jasper, IA, Madison, IA, Marion, IA, Marshall, IA, Polk, IA, Story, IA, Warren, IA

Polk, IA

Sherri Roberts
Ph:(515) 967-8079

Jeannie Kottra
Ph:(515) 963-1028


Ia Home Educators

Support for the General Homeschooler

IHE maintains the website and forum as statewide resources. IHE is an inclusive group that encourages small group networking between members.

Meeting: In life activities are primarily in the Des Moines Metro Area.

P.O. Box 57556, Pleasant Hill, IA 50317

Serving: Des Moines, Altoona, Mitchellville, Ankeny, Johnston, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, Newton, Pella, Indianola, Norwalk and Waukee areas.

Neighboring Counties: Boone, IA, Clarke, IA, Dallas, IA, Hamilton, IA, Hardin, IA, Jasper, IA, Lucas, IA, Madison, IA, Mahaska, IA, Marion, IA, Marshall, IA, Polk, IA, Poweshiek, IA, Story, IA, Tama, IA, Warren, IA

Polk, IA



Lighthouse Homeschoolers

Membership is closed until August 1, 2007

Lighthouse Homeschoolers, Inc. is a Florida Not-for-Profit Corporation based in Lakeland, Florida. It operates as a cooperative group of homeschooling parents and children and provides support to interested homeschoolers throughout Polk County. We are Christian-based but not Christian-exclusive. Our purpose is to encourage family members in their homeschooling efforts by providing information, socialization, fellowship, and support.

Post Office Box 631, Highland City, FL 33846

Serving: Polk County area

Neighboring Counties: Hardee, FL, Highlands, FL, Hillsborough, FL, Lake, FL, Manatee, FL, Okeechobee, FL, Orange, FL, Osceola, FL, Pasco, FL, Sumter, FL

Polk, FL



Salem Homeschoolers Independent Network of Educators

SHINE is an organization for support, educational fieldtrips and socialization.

SHINE holds park days, meetings and annual get-togethers such as camping trips and picnics. Families are invited to plan social activities and/or field trips of their choice. We remain free, open and most of all simple and uncomplicated. This enables each family to decide its own homeschool needs and how best to meet those needs. We are open to ALL homeschool families regardless of reason for homeschooling, and religious or political affiliations. Emphasis is on group activities with respect, compassion and tolerance toward others. SHINE welcomes all homeschoolers, however we do strive to uphold Christian morals and values.

Meeting: Quarterly, locations are decided upon a month in advance.

Serving: Salem, OR including the surrounding areas such as Turner, Stayton, Silverton and Albany areas.

Neighboring Counties: Benton, OR, Clackamas, OR, Deschutes, OR, Jefferson, OR, Lane, OR, Lincoln, OR, Linn, OR, Marion, OR, Polk, OR, Tillamook, OR, Wasco, OR, Yamhill, OR

Polk, OR

Mrs. Persey

Mrs. Bull


Unschool/Homeschool Teen Club

Just for teens!

We have monthly meetings and field trips. We are a free support group. No school agendas. Freedom & fun for teens. We are affiliated with table-top teams as well.

Serving: Dundee, Highland Park, Loughman, Inwood, Frostproof, Crystal Lake, Davenport and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: Hardee, FL, Highlands, FL, Hillsborough, FL, Lake, FL, Manatee, FL, Okeechobee, FL, Orange, FL, Osceola, FL, Pasco, FL, Sumter, FL

Polk, FL

Bobbie Ann
Ph:(863) 440-3790


Wild River Home Educators

Everyone is welcome!

Wild River Home Educators is an informal social group of home schoolers from all walks of life who regularly come together in an open-minded and accepting environment. Located along the St. Croix River in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Wild River Home Educators provides parents the opportunity to exchange ideas about curriculum, family dynamics and teaching while children make friends, enjoy field trips and learn together. Currently, member children range in age from 18 months to 12 years old.

Meeting: Social opportunities for both children and parents are offered on the second and fourth Fridays of every month in the Osceola area. We also gather for monthly field trips, regular parent outings, resource sharing and service projects.

Serving: St. Croix, Osceola, Somerset, New Richmond, Star Prairie, Dresser, Amery, Hugo, Taylors Falls, Milltown and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: Chisago, MN, Washington, MN, Barron, WI, Burnett, WI, Dunn, WI, Pierce, WI, Polk, WI, St. Croix, WI

Polk, WI

Kate Bergeron

Hannah Fansler



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