Homeschooling in Washington:

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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

Washington Homeschool Organizations

Washington Natural Learning Assoc.

WNLA has a goal to build a stronger home-education community to ensure a strong future for children. WNLA works to ensure our right to home-educate children without cumbersome regulation.

Washington Homeschool Organization

The Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) is a statewide, non-profit membership organization. Its mission is to serve the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and nondiscriminating in its views of homeschooling and participation in its activities

Christian Heritage

An organization committed to serving the needs of Christian homeschoolers in Washington State, equipping you to "train up your children in the way they should go,"and inspiring you to pass on a Godly Heritage to future generations.

Washington Homeschool Support Groups

First Class Clark County West Clark County

Also known as FC3W, this group supports homeschooling families in western Vancouver area of Washington state. Offers support groups functions as well as a co-op for individual classes.

Clark County Home Educators Clark County

CCHE membership is open to all interested persons in sympathy with the purpose of CCHE. It includes parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. and is not limited to those with school age children. As an organization, CCHE will be consistently and forthrightly Christian in all of its activities and publications, although members are not required to agree to the Statement of Faith. Members are admitted upon the receipt of a written application form and approval by the Board of Directors, or a committee appointed by the board. Membership units include the parents and children of the same family.

Clark County Homeschoolers Clark County

Clark County Homeschoolers is an e-mail list to encourage networking and support for Homeschooling families in the Clark County, Washington area. All religions and spiritual paths are welcome. All homeschooling educational styles are welcome.

SW-WA-Homeschoolers Cowlitz, Clark, Thurston, and Lewis Counties

This group is for homeschoolers in Southwest Washington State. It is for all homeschooling families wanting to stay connected to events happening in our area. It is also for sharing ideas & support in homeschooling.SW-WA-Homeschoolers is not religiously affiliated, or affiliated with any particular organization or group. The goal of this group is to be all-inclusive. SWWAH is welcome to all homeschooling families.

REACH East East King County

A Christian Support group meeting the 2nd Monday of the Month September - May with speakers, library, special events and field trips. We aim to provide encouragement, networking and support for the greater Eastside of Seattle

Federal Way Homeschoolers' Support Association Federal Way

A support group for homeschoolers. We have interesting speakers, group activities, opportunities for the children to participate, field trips, and just a chance to meet other people who home school in the area. We have a homeschool library and offer opportunities to order homeschooling resources.

Christian Homeschoolers of South Sound Grays Harbor

ChoSS is a group of families involved in home education who have come together to support and encourage one another according to Christian principles and biblical guidelines. We agree to work together to plan and organize group activities and provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, resources, methods, and information relating to home based instruction.

Celebrate Learning Grays Harbor

Families for Home-based Education (FHE) is a non-profit group established for homeschoolers in the Southwest Washington area. The mission of FHE is to bring awareness of the concept of home education to the citizens of the community through workshops, conferences, and website information. It is our hope that the privilege of learning and teaching in a home environment will be embraced by parents for the purpose of strengthening and unifying families. FHE is non-denominational.

Teaching Parents Association King County

TPA is a non-profit organization formed with no religious or political affiliation. Our families are united in their focus on the value of the current homeschooling law in this state and in their devotion to providing their children with the best education at home or in school.

Eclectic Kitsap Homeschoolers' Organization Kitsap County

E.K.H.O is an inclusive group providing homeschool support and encouragement to a diverse, eclectic group of families seeking to educate their children at home.

hik4info Kitsap County

A list for homeschool related announcements only for Kitsap County.

KitCat Homeschoolers Kitsap County

Kitsap County's Catholic Homeschooling connection. Includes meeting information, local resources and current events.

Lewis-Thurston HSers Lewis and Thurston counties

This list is for homeschooling families from different walks of life who choose to educate their children in the nurturing environment of the home. Let's share information about support groups, cooperative groups, field trips, curriculum sales, and other special events in our local area. Feel free to discuss curriculum, and share links to educational sites, freebies or other family oriented sites.

The Local Homeschool Home Page Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Kalama, Woodland, LaCenter, Vancouver, Yacolt, Amboy

Southwest Washington Area

Lower Columbia Secular Homeschoolers Longview, Wa

A support group for secular homeschoolers in and around Cowlitz Co. Washington, including Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock and Kalama.

Maple Valley Christian Homeschoolers Maple Valley

A group of Christian families dedicated first and foremost to honoring our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Second, we are Christian families that honor the traditional family: husband and wife; who are home educating their children. If you feel this group would be a benefit to you and your family, please join us!

First Class Christian Homeschool Co-op Mount Vernon

We are a group of homeschooling families in the Skagit Valley of northwest Washington who have gathered together to support one another. Our major activity is Friday School--an 10-week session each fall and spring. However, we have many other avenues for support and fellowship

Home Oriented Meaningful Education North King and South Snohomish counties

H.O.M.E. is a Christian support group in the North King and South Snohomish county area of Washington State. While the activities and publications of this group are inherently Christian in nature, everyone, regardless of belief or creed, is welcome to attend parent meetings and apply for membership. H.O.M.E. is a Washington State nonprofit corporation.

North Mason Chapter of Keepers of the Faith North Mason County

KOTF clubs are nationwide, autonomous clubs that use the Contenders for the Faith and Keepers at Home curricula. Each club operates as its own entity, without national dues or control beyond the local chapter.

Homeschoolers on Whidbey North Whidbey Island (Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands)

Homeschoolers on Whidbey is a non-profit support group dedicated to serving all homeschoolers on North Whidbey Island. Membership includes a monthly newsletter, field trips, HOW classes, special events, and use of the HOW Lending Library. In addition, support group meetings covering topics of interest to homeschoolers are held the second Monday of the month.

Olympic Peninsula Homeschool Information Olympic Peninsula: Sequim, Port Angeles, and all of Clallam County.

OPHI is a group geared toward homeschoolers on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. This is the place to list events & activities, buy & sell homeschool materials, meet other local homeschoolers, and share information. This list is open to all regardless of method of homeschooling or motivation to home educate...school at home, unschoolers, eclectic, alt ed program users, etc! etc!

Homeschool Hub Pierce County: Tacoma

A very loose co-op for homeschoolers of all ages, teaching styles, cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

Homeschool Meetup of Pierce and Thurston County Pierce/Thurston County

We are a group of families, mostly all represented by mothers but we do not discriminate, dads are educators too! We support all types of homeschoolers in this area no matter what your chosen path, your faith, your curricula, your needs, we support it all.

Peninsula Homeschool Exchange Net Port Townsend

Peninsula Homeschool Exchange (PHE) is an inclusive homeschooling network based in Port Townsend, Washington. The purpose of the PHEnet mailing list is to share information pertinent to homeschoolers on the Olympic Peninsula.

Seattle Homeschool Group Seattle

SHG is a nonsectarian venue where home educating families can meet and exchange ideas and inspirations. SHG sponsors regular group-wide potlucks, a wide and constantly changing array of field trips, and several clubs, including chess, writing, and math. A monthly newsletter keeps us all apprised of what's on the schedule, and several Yahoo group discussion lists keep us in close contact in case of a spontaneous outing opportunity.

Homeschool Advocacy Project Seattle

The Homeschool Advocacy Project at UW is a registered student organization at University of Washington in Seattle. it acts as a support group for homeschool students who go on to attend the University of Washington's main Seattle campus.

Responsible Education Acheived in the Christian Home Seattle's Eastside communities: Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland, and Renton.

REACH East is a nondenominational Christian home-school support group. Each month during the traditional school year, parent support meetings are hosted. Special speakers, forums and other informational topics are planned.

CHOOSE:Christian Homeschool Organization of Sequim Sequim

Children have the option of participating in a number of classes and sports with other members of this non-denominational group.

GATE Homeschool Group Snohomish and Everett

Gentle Art of True Education - A Christian support group with an emphasis on Charlotte Mason-style education. We value a natural, gentle approach to teaching and parenting. We have monthly parent meetings, book discussions, and weekly outings/field trips with the kids.

Trestle Homeschool Association Snohomish County

THA is one of the oldest homeschool support groups in the Everett, Washington area and its surrounding communities.

Valley Home Scholars Spokane

Home School Support Group

Spokane Homeschoolers Spokane

SHS is a diverse group of homeschooling families in the Inland Empire. We include and celebrate families across the spectrum of homeschooling styles and philosophies, and have no official political, philosophical, or religious orientation. SHS exists both as an active online resource and an IRL alternative to other local homeschool groups as a place for hsers to play, learn, and relax with each other in a context where homeschooling, not religion, is the primary common denominator.

Washington Homeschool Organization Regional Support Groups Statewide

Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington Local Support Groups Statewide

ACTS Home School co-op Sumner

ACTS is a non-profit ministry of Calvary Community Church run solely by volunteers. ACTS goal is to offer families an assortment of enrichment classes and social activities to supplement their homeschool experience. We have 3 trimesters of enrichment classes consisting of 8 weeks each. Parties, Field trips and Mission projects are scheduled throughout the year as well as once-a-month Mom's Night Out. There is also a youth group that meets regularly in and out of organized co-op days.

Home Educator's Cooperative of the Mid-Columbia Tri-Cities

The purpose of the HECMC is to create a cooperative and supportive community of homeschooling families without regard to educational, political or religious philosophy.

Tri-Cities Homeschool Support Group Tri-Cities

This is a Christian homeschool support group focused on providing information, support and fellowship to local families in their homeschooling journey. TCHSG supports "homeschoolers" as defined under The Home-Based Instruction Law Chapter 28A.225 RCW.

Whatcom Homeschool Whatcom County

Homeschooling families exchanging ideas, considering questions, sharing resources and staying informed.

Yakima Homeschoolers Yakima

This group is for Yakima homeschoolers to instantly connect with each other. Email forum can be used to notify each other of community events, network with other families, plan last-minute field trips and social gatherings.

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