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Polk County

Families for Home Education, Region 6 West

Missouri Lobbyists for Home Educators since 1983.

The primary purpose of this organization is to provide representation of the region in Jefferson City, with the Legislature. FHE's secondary purposes include informing new homeschoolers about state law, as well as providing contacts for regional support groups.

240 SE 1st Lane, Lamar, MO 64759

Serving: Springfield, Joplin, Carthage, Butler, Neosho, Branson, Nevada and Bolivar areas.

Neighboring Counties: Benton, AR, Boone, AR, Carroll, AR, Marion, AR, Crawford, KS, Linn, KS, Miami, KS, Barry, MO, Barton, MO, Bates, MO, Benton, MO, Camden, MO, Cass, MO, Cedar, MO, Christian, MO, Dade, MO, Dallas, MO, Douglas, MO, Greene, MO, Henry, MO, Hickory, MO, Jasper, MO, Johnson, MO, Lawrence, MO, McDonald, MO, Morgan, MO, Newton, MO, Ozark, MO, Pettis, MO, Polk, MO, St. Clair, MO, Stone, MO, Taney, MO, Vernon, MO, Webster, MO, Cherokee, OK, Delaware, OK, Ottawa, OK

Polk, MO

Bill Emmerling
Ph:(417) 682-3343

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Families Learning In Godly Homes Together

Ask for our publication "Family Connections"

Looking for homeschooling families in Polk County? Join Us! We invite you to help organize a new Christian Co-op that will be offered soon. Our mission is to organize activities in order to educate, assist, and encourage Christian families in their homeschooling endeavors. We plan to be affiliated with SESTHA and will distribute their newsletter "Teaching Pioneer" along with our own "Family Connections" newsletter each month.

Meeting: Monthly

Serving: Polk County, Livingston, Trinity, Big Sandy, Chester, Corrigan, Goodrich, Leggett, Onalaska, Woodville and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: Angelina, TX, Cherokee, TX, Hardin, TX, Houston, TX, Jasper, TX, Liberty, TX, Polk, TX, San Jacinto, TX, Trinity, TX, Tyler, TX, Walker, TX

Polk, TX

Mary Baker
Ph:(936) 327-9897

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Haven Homeschoolers

When it comes to school, there's no place like home.

We are a local homeschool support group offering monthly meetings, field trips, academic events, parties and get-togethers, a tween/teen group, Mom's Night Out, yearbooks, and much more. We are Christian based but not Christian exclusive.

Meeting: Group meets the first Friday each month, September thru May, at Lake Hartridge Park in Winter Haven, FL.

211 Lake Ring Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Serving: Winter Haven, Polk City, Lakeland, Bartow, Eagle Lake, Jan-Phyl Village, Auburndale, Fussels Corner, Cypress Gardens, Wahneta, Highland City, Cyrstal Lake, Combee Settlement 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

Diane Bradley
Ph:(863) 399-0647


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




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