Listing Local Homeschool Support Groups in the state of South Dakota (SD)


Lake Area Homeschool Association

We are a group of homeschooling families in and around Watertown, SD. Though we are a Christian group, we are open to all homeschooling families in the area.

Meeting: Call or email for details.

Serving: Watertown, Garden City, Wallace, Florence, Waverly, Kranzburg, Goodwin, Henry, Naples, Hazel, Wallace and surrounding areas.

Neighboring Counties: Clark, SD, Day, SD, Deuel, SD, Grant, SD, Hamlin, SD

Codington, SD

Laura Heinle
Ph:(605) 878-1613


South Dakota Christian Home Educators

Families Uniting In One Voice!

SDCHE is a Christian, organization dedicated to promoting private Christian home education as an outstanding educational opportunity and to protecting the rights of parents to direct the education of their children. We are committed to fostering an accurate and favorable image of home education. We provide Christ-centered events, information, resources, support, training and leadership to members involved in home-centered education.

P.O. Box 9571, Rapid City, SD 57709-9571

Serving: Yanktown, Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Madison, Brookings, Huron, Watertown, Aberdeen, Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Rapid City, Hot Springs, Winner, and surrounding South Dakota communities.


Kim Wong
Ph:(605) 716-2090


Alternative Instruction Association of South Dakota

Shaping our future together...

AIA is a statewide association of church and home school families working together to defend the rights of alternative instruction parents to direct the education of their children. The purpose of AIA shall be to represent and protect the rights and privileges of those providing alternative instruction as included under SDCL 13-27-3.

Meeting: AIA has two scheduled meetings per year. Our annual meeting and election of officers is held the third Saturday in March. We also hold a legislative caucus in early December to discuss strategy and possible upcoming legislation!

14720 Home Place, Sturgis, SD 57785

Serving: State of South Dakota




The Natural Learning Network of South Dakota

Free Membership!

At our core we are unschoolers, relaxed home learners, and world learners. We respect each family's individual choices in educating their children while looking for learning we can experience together outside of a prepared curriculum. Our focus is on gentle parenting and alternative, child-inspired education.

Meeting: Primarily an online support group.

Serving: East River, West River, McLaughlin, Gettysburg, Onida, Blunt, Pierre, Winner, Gregory, Martin, Philip and surrounding areas.




Fellowship of Christian Home Educated Students

The Brookings FOCHES

Students whose families are members of FOCHES can participate in classes and activities coordinated by our group leaders: Field Trips, Spelling & Geography Bees, Art & Drama classes, Physical Education, Journalism, Band, Math Counts, Science Fairs & more! FOCHES also plans special family activities, including a fall picnic and camping trip, and fellowship times for Moms and Dads. Members receive a directory and calendar and access to our email group.

Serving: Brookings County, South Dakota and its surrounding communities.

Neighboring Counties: Lincoln, MN, Deuel, SD, Hamlin, SD, Kingsbury, SD, Lake, SD, Moody, SD

Brookings, SD

Christy VanSickle
Ph:(605) 832-2031


South Dakota Home School Association

New to homeschooling or want to learn more about it?

The SDHSA is here to help you find positive answers to these questions, give you guidance in the many choices you will need to make, and encourage you along the way. SDHSA of Sioux Falls is an excellent support group for your local needs. We offer a variety of services. The organization is member run and offers you a great chance to get involved with other homeschoolers.

Meeting: Park Day at McKennan Park, Every Tuesday 1:00-3:00 at East 26th St at S 4th Ave., Sioux Falls.

P.O. Box 882, Sioux Falls, SD 57101

Serving: State of South Dakota



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Sioux Falls Homeschool Group

Teach from your heart!

Come chat with us about everything related to homeschooling. Meet other homeschoolers in your area, learn more about laws and activities in South Dakota and surrounding areas, and chat about everything else under the sun related to homeschoolers. Open to homeschoolers who don't live in the area but find our conversations riviting none the less.

Serving: Sioux Falls, Brandon, Valley Springs, Harrisburg, Tea, Worthing, and surrounding communities.

Neighboring Counties: Buena Vista, IA, Cherokee, IA, Dickinson, IA, Emmet, IA, Lyon, IA, O'Brien, IA, Osceola, IA, Palo Alto, IA, Pocahontas, IA, Lincoln, MN, Murray, MN, Pipestone, MN, Redwood, MN, Rock, MN, Yellow Medicine, MN, Antelope, NE, Boone, NE, Pierce, NE, Platte, NE, Stanton, NE, Wayne, NE, Lake, SD, Lincoln, SD, McCook, SD, Moody, SD, Turner, SD

Minnehaha, SD

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Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators of South Dakota

SECHE supports and encourages Christian Home Educators

SECHE provides academic achievement nurtured in an atmosphere where godly living is exemplified and righteousness is being pursued by participating families and between families. We provide resources for enhancing parental home schooling skills and opportunities for children's enrichment and growth through various classes and activities.

SECHE informs member families and public about legislative issues related to home education and coordinate efforts of political and legal concern.

PO Box 642, Brandon, SD 57005

Serving: Greater Sioux Falls, southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, and the northwest Iowa areas.




Living Legacy Academy

We offer a weekly enrichment program for K-6th grade and a university model academic program for 7th-12th grade (student earn 1/2 and whole high school credit). We also offer a yearly Mom's retreat, science fair, story contest, One Act Play Festival and Drama camp.

Meeting: Friday morning class days at Trinity Baptist Church, 18th St., Sioux Falls.

27551 452nd Avenue, Parker, SD 57053

Serving: Sioux Empire Turner, Lincoln and Minnehaha counties

Neighboring Counties: Lyon, IA, Sioux, IA, Rock, MN, Clay, SD, Hutchinson, SD, Lake, SD, Lincoln, SD, McCook, SD, Minnehaha, SD, Moody, SD, Turner, SD, Union, SD, Yankton, SD

Lincoln, SD

Lisa Nehring
Ph:(605) 297-2254

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The National Christian School Athletic Association - South Dakota

This is NCSAA's Homeschool Athletic News and Help Group for families in the state of South Dakota. The most significant benefit of being a part of this group is the opportunity to interact with other homeschooling families from South Dakota who have an interest in athletics -- to ask questions, receive assistance and encouragement, and provide information and support for other families. In addition, you'll receive athletic news relevant to your region (events, opportunities, and news regarding homeschoolers and athletics).

Serving: Homeschoolers interested in Sports in South Dakota


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