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by Mary Ann Kelley

Alabama Homeschool Organizations and Support Groups

Alabama Homeschool Organizations

CHEF of Alabama

Founded in 1988 to serve all home educators in Alabama by providing information, services, and resources from a Christian perspective to anyone who needs help in the area of home schooling.

Everest Academy

Everest Academy is a cover school located in central Alabama but serving statewide. We only ask what the law requires while offering lots of activities, support, and quality resources. No requirement for letter of faith, meetings, or turning in of attendance/grades until graduation (or changing schools). Free daily newsletter with lots of resources. Check us out on Facebook as Alabama Homeschooling.

Alabama Homeschool Support Groups

Alabama Hope Academy Alabama

One of the oldest cover church umbrella schools in Alabama. Provides coverage for entire state of Alabama. Only one enrollment fee per year per child. Be enrolled within minutes online. Have questions on homeschool, please email

Bright Horizons Academy Alabaster

Bright Horizons Academy is a homeschool cover school based in Central Alabama, Shelby County, but serving statewide. No Statement of Faith Required, Low Enrollment fees, Freedom of Curriculum Choice, and Limited Requirements. Coordinates field trips and group outings, along with support of all homeschool methods and curriculum help and suggestions.

A2Z Loop Auburn-Opelika area

For homeschooling families belonging to the A2Z group.

North Baldwin Christian Academy Baldwin County

Christian Homeschool support group which serves as an educational resource center for home educators. Hosts classes in the study of Environmental Science through Creation, Sciences, English Lit, Math, Writing/Journalism, and educational fieldtrips. Open house is held twice a year for families living in Baldwin County. Additional classes include: Drivers Ed, Sports, ACT, SAT, Honor Clubs, Scholarship Opportunities, Dual Enrollment Opportunities, and Formal Events along with a graduation program every year.

Highlands Homeschoolers Birmingham

Highlands Homeschoolers provides times of encouragement, learning and fun! Find the connections and support you need as you educate your children at home.

Secular Homeschool Encouragement - Birmingham Alabama Birmingham

Group invites all secular homeschoolers, not only in the Birmingham Alabama area, but anywhere, in the state, to come together for encouragement and socialization. All homeschoolers are welcome regardless of the ages of your children.

Birmingham Teen Scene Birmingham

Social group for Birmingham area homeschoolers.

Blount County Teen Scene Blount County

Social group for Blount County area homeschoolers.

Central Alabama Independent Homeschools Central Alabama

CAIH is open to anyone homeschooling, or interested in homeschooling. As the name implies, this group is primarily for those of us who have chosen to homeschool under an independent umbrella, without the use of a cover school. The goal of CAIH is for parents to use this group as a tool to meet other parents in similar circumstances to discuss issues, curriculum, challenges etc. Parents use CAIH to plan occasional get-togethers and fieldtrips for the kids.

Look Out Mountain Area Group Cherokee and Dekalb Counties

LOMAG consists of families that are educating children at home and support each other in that goal. Members have different church-school coverings but live in a tri-county area of North East Alabama on Look Out Mountain.

Calvary Christian School Concord, Jefferson County

Support group and cover school for homeschooling famiies in Concord, Alabama through Calvary Baptist Church. Offers some co-op classes, field trips and help with academic recording.

The ARK Cullman, Blount, Marshall and Jefferson counties

Families in and around Cullman, Blount, Marshall and Jefferson counties that are home educating or planning to home educate their children. Everyone is welcome here for conversation or just to listen in on what's happening.

DeKalb County AL homeschoolers DeKalb County

Connecting DeKalb area homeschooling families, no matter which cover school is used.

Elmore County Homeschool Organization (ECHO) Elmore, Autauga, Montgomery

ECHO seeks to provide a positive socialization environment for homeschooled children and to furnish a forum for support and encouragement to their parents in the homeschooling process. ECHO also welcomes those who are thinking about homeschooling. ECHO is a homeschool support group, not a cover school. Membership is free! Just bring your children and a snack to share.

Huntsville Homeschool Extension for Alabama Teens Huntsville

HHEAT was founded in June 2005 out of a need for an open and welcoming group for any and all homeschooling families in the Huntsville area to meet and discuss regardless of ethnicity, faith, lifestyle or home-schooling style. The primary focus of the group is to provide social opportunities for teens and their families. The on-line goal is to have an open forum to discuss any subject pertinent to home-schooling with tolerance, dignity and respect. The off-line goal is to be able to gather and meet the social needs of our children through fieldtrips, activities, parties, and seasonal gatherings .

Athens Home School Support Network Limestone, Madison, Morgan, and Lauderdale Counties

Home In School (HIS) Support Network e-group.

Tennessee Valley Homeschoolers Madison County

An all inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Tennessee Valley providing an avenue for homeschoolers give and receive support and information. Currently, the group offers a Mom's Night once a month for both the North Alabama area as well as Southern Middle Tennessee, holiday parties, field trips, and any other activity proposed and planned by any of our members. All ideas are welcomed and all members are encouraged to plan as well as participate.

Madison County Alabama homeschoolers Madison County

Group supports homeschooling parents in the Madison County, Alabama area coordinating group activities to make friends and socialize. Open to all homeschoolers of the Tennessee valley.

HS4Life Marion, Winston, Walker, and Franklin counties

A support group for parents. The purpose of this group is to plan play dates, group meetings mom's days out in the local area.

Maxwell Area Home Educators (MAHE) MGM area (Maxwell, Gunter, and Montgomery)

Maxwell Area Home Educators (MAHE) is a support group formed primarily to encourage military homeschoolers regardless of their reasons for homeschooling, philosophy, or method of instruction. MAHE is not a church school, but a network of homeschoolers working together to assist one another in our homeschooling efforts. No age restriction or requirement.

Northside Academy Mobile

Northside Academy was formed as a ministry of Northside Bible Church, to enable parents to take responsibility for their children's academic, emotional and moral growth through teaching at home. We believe in the family and in its ability as an institution to instruct children in the most positive and loving environment possible. Northside Academy and co-op is designed to offer support through record keeping, information, meetings, field trips and other events. We offer: Testing, Field Trips, Graduation, Diplomas, Transcripts, Co-op Classes for K-12th grade, Family Events, Special Speakers, Arts Fair, Science Fair, Theater Department & Productions. Let us minister to your family and help you in your homeschooling adventure!

North Alabama Home Educators North Alabama

A not-for-profit support group for anyone in the North Alabama area interested in home education.

North Baldwin Christian Academy Homeschool support group North Baldwin County Alabama

Christian support group for local families to get together for fieldtrips, science labs, and music classes.

Phenix City Alabama Homeschooling Community Phenix City

A group for those homeschooling in and around Phenix City. Parents of all aged children are welcome as well as those with many different homeschooling styles. Come in and get to know your neighbors, get or share suggestions, get or share ideas, share some thoughts...most of all have a good time.

Pike Homeschoolers Pike County

This site is designed to help homeschoolers in Pike county Alabama to be able to stay in touch with and encourage each other.

Shoals Area Teen Scene Shoals Area

Student social groups for Shoals area Alabama Homeschooling Teens!

Christian Fellowship Academy Statewide

Christian Fellowship Academy is a church school in Alabama offering a Christian family-based approach to home education. Christian Fellowship Academy, (CFA), is a non-profit home education ministry providing a legal "covering" under which Christian families can teach their children at home.

Alabama Homeschooling Support Groups Statewide

From Everest Academy - Alabama Homeshooling.

Fellowship of Home Educators Tri-county area (Prattville)

FHE is a homeschool support group of the tri-county area.

Eden Academy of Tuscaloosa Support Group Tuscaloosa

Eden Academy of Tuscaloosa. Where Acceptance is the Theme. Support group is open to all homeschooling families, or those interested in homeschooling. You do NOT have to be enrolled in Eden Academy of Tuscaloosa school to be a member. People of ALL religions, faiths, or beliefs are welcome.

Tuscaloosa Teen Scene Tuscaloosa

Student social groups for Tuscaloosa Alabama Homeschooling Teens!

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