a partial list of support groups throughout the state. Many of these groups
have regular gatherings and activities; some publish newsletters, and some
have websites, e-lists, and Facebook pages. If you live near a neighboring state, be
sure to look for support across the border. Find support groups in VA at
http://vahomeschoolers.org/guide/local-groups/. For support in other
nearby states, check
your support group is not listed here or you need to change your support group
listing, please email support
org or call 800-736-9843. Thanks!
Appalachian Regional Cooperative
Inclusive Yahoo group for support.
for information about our annual conference and monthly newsletters
West Virginia Homeschoolers (WVAHS)
West Virginia Secular
Inclusive Yahoo group for support.
Online statewide support group where field trips and meet-ups can be
planned. Exclusively for secular homeschoolers.
Charles Town Christian Home Educators
A faith-based Christian homeschool group. Field trips,
yearbook, co-ops, dances, graduation, testing. Open to all homeschool
families. We meet at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of each month from
September through May. Contact: Jane Paradis
the Eastern Panhandle
Eastern panhandle: Martinsburg and surrounding areas.
An inclusive social networking and resource sharing
group for families with homeschooled children in Berkeley, Jefferson and
Morgan counties. Members collaborate in planning field trips, educational activities and
group lessons as well as social gatherings and holiday events. Members offer
peer support and information sharing as well as references to local
practitioners that are relevant to homeschool families.
Facebook support group with activities around Jefferson County.
Group members get together for play dates, open gym days, park days, book
club, and more. Contact: Ann
We are a group of homeschooling Christian families in
have co-op classes every other Friday from 12:30-2:30 pm at Keyser Assembly
of God with classes such as gym, art, guitar, drama, etc. On Facebook,
search for Mineral County Christian Homeschoolers. Contact:
Morgan County Homeschool
Eastern Panhandle Counties Homeschool support group
Contact: Rusty & Cindy Biedler
Potomac Home Learning Circle (PHLiC)
Hagerstown, MD and surrounding areas
A group of families working together to make homeschooling our children a
rewarding and communal experience. Our group is secular, not faith-based,
and all-inclusive. We hope to attract open-minded individuals seeking a
progressive environment in which to grow and learn with our children, as
well as create lasting friendships. Our intent is to utilize the different
skills and abilities of member families to offer new learning and social
opportunities for the greater homeschooling community of Washington County,
MD, and surrounding areas. Contact:
Potomac Valley Christian Home Educators
A group of homeschoolers in
Hardy, Grant, and Pendleton Counties in West Virginia. We meet once a week
and welcome everyone.
St James Homeschoolers
A Catholic homeschool group for WVs Eastern
Panhandle. We meet the 4th Thursday at 7 pm at the St. James the Greater
Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (304)
Homeschoolers of West Virginia
Classical Conversations of Clarksburg, WV
Morgantown, WV St. Johns University Parish. Our
group has been meeting for more than 10 years. We gather on the first Friday
of each month to study Scripture, the lives of saints, catechism, and
virtues. The group is subdivided into 4 smaller groups: younger boys (up to
age 12), younger girls (up to age 12), older boys (13 and up), and older
girls (13 and up). We gather to celebrate the liturgical year, for field
trips, to participate in service projects, etc. A Catholic group open to all
who are interested. Contact:
Patricia Johnson 304-292-0474
Louise Deal 304-599-3902
We are a Christian-based community whose mission is
God and make Him known. We meet on Tuesdays at
Horizons Church from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
We offer specially trained parent/tutors who lead classes
from Pre-K - 12th grade in Bible, Grammar, Science, Fine Arts,
Math, History, Geography, and Latin. Each week we also
conduct hands on science experiments. Our 4th - 6th graders
also have an opportunity to partake in a complete Language
Arts program during the afternoon sessions.
Childcare is available for 3 and under for an
Stephanie Adams at (304)
629- 9908 or
Area Home Schoolers Together (FAHST)
support group for homeschoolers in the Fairmont and surrounding areas.
Realizing Excellence in Education)
Buckhannon, WV, and surrounding counties
Support group serving Upshur, Lewis, Barbour, Braxton, Webster and surrounding
counties. Weekly meetings. Calendar is on the website. Field trips,
playtime, and informational seminars for potential homeschoolers.
We meet in Bridgeport, in Harrison County, WV. We
welcome all families who homeschool or are planning to homeschool. If you
are thinking about homeschooling but are not sure if it is right for you,
please join us to learn more. All members must be approved. Find
us on Facebook. For more info, call or Sandi Wilmoth:
Learning Out Loud
Monongalia Area Homeschoolers Association
County, WV and Surrounding Areas
Songbird Learning Center
All ages, co-op style, continuing and one-time classes, meets on Thursdays,
3-4 times per month September through April. The supporting organization is
Learning Options Inc., which runs other programs including Science Saturdays
and summer day camps (see website). All inclusive.
Contact: Julie Rea
A group dedicated to serving the needs of
homeschoolers in the area, and providing information to all those interested
in homeschooling. Services we provide: newsletters, field trips, monthly
meetings, playgroup, special events and activities, annual testing,
portfolio evaluators. Open to any homeschoolers or those interested in
homeschooling in our area. Our purpose is to provide support to all families
involved in home education regardless of educational philosophies and
approaches. We welcome people of all races, religions, lifestyles, and
approaches to homeschooling.
Trinity Home Educators Supporting in
A support ministry of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Fairmont to homeschooling families
in a four-county area. It is co-operative, requiring parental participation
of all member families. Activities include enrichment
classes for Pre-K through high school, field trips, whole group events,
moms events, and testing services, all with a distinctly Christian
emphasis. Members must be homeschooling and able to sign and uphold the
THESIS statement of faith and values.
A casual group that meets most Fridays from 1-3 pm at
Upper West Fork Park, Route 16 in Chloe for socialization and support. Members
are glad to answer questions for new and potential homeschoolers. While there is
no schedule of activities, input and ideas are welcome. Everyone is welcome. New
members should call to confirm that there is a meeting.
email@example.com; Tracy Cottrel
Ohio Valley Christian Home Educators (OVCHE)
home-educating families in Ohio and West Virginia in the Northern Panhandle
Contact: Judi Meyer
Ritchie County Home Educators
We are a Christian (non-denominational) homeschool group with several
veteran homeschool moms who are here to give their expertise to
those in need. Our group offers fun events, activities, field trip,
workshops, seminars, etc. We are excited to announce that we also have
several newbies this year!
Contact: Tina Rippy
Wood County, WV
support group for homeschoolers in Wood County, WV. Exclusive paid membership
for those in the Wood County, WV area.
Homeschooling support group including the counties of
Logan, Lincoln, Boone and Kanawha. Monthly co-op classes, gym class, field
trips, testing, and science and social studies fair.
Donna Lovejoy 304-524-2945
Yahoo group focusing on homeschooling in Cabell County.
Group Learning Enrichment (E.A.G.L.E)
All-inclusive cooperative learning group that meets the first and third Tuesday,
August-December and January-May, at
Guyan Estates Swim Club Community Room.
Members from other counties are welcome to join.
Melinda Vance 304-972-6780
firstname.lastname@example.org; Glenna Sadler
cooperatives, one field trip, and one moms night out. Inclusive Christian
cooperative that meets monthly
Perrow Presbyterian Church, Cross Lanes.
summer and holiday activities as well. Co-op meetings are required.
Kelly Casebolt, Sara Wills, and Krista Kirk
Activities for Teens (HAT)
Tri-State Area (West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky)
We meet at least once a month & have the activity mostly
between 5:00-9:00 p.m., some events possibly taking less time, of course. Open
to homeschoolers 12-years-old and up and their parents. Homeschool graduates are
Contact: Lynda Vance
Cabell and Wayne Counties and surrounding areas
We welcome people of all faiths and homeschooling styles. We have no membership
fees. Some of our activities include monthly skating, project day, homeschool
band, teen activities and Mom's Night Out. All homeschoolers are welcome to join
in our activities. Contact: Melinda
Homeschoolers of the Tri-Counties
Putnam and surrounding counties, but open to all.
Facebook support group and field trip planning.
Holbrook Terry 304-730-5301
Wayne County Homeschool Support Group
Christian-based support group for Wayne County and surrounding
areas. Our group enjoys getting together for various activities such as visiting
museums, bowling, parks, and more.
Kanawha and surrounding counties, but all are welcome.
All-inclusive online support group where field trips and other social and
education activities are planned.
Contact: Erin Baldwin
email@example.com or Christy Lindsey
Classical Conversations of Beckley, WV
We are a Christian-based community offering homeschooling
families a weekly tutoring program that aids parents in equipping their students
to know God and to make Him known. We meet on Thursdays at Hilltop Baptist
Church in Midway from 8:30
am - 3:00 pm. We offer specially trained
parent/tutors who lead classes from Pre-K - 12th grade in Bible, Grammar,
Science, Fine Arts, Math, History, Geography, and Latin. Each week we also
conduct hands-on science experiments. Our 4th - 6th graders also have an
opportunity to partake in a complete Language Arts program during the afternoon
sessions. Childcare is available for 3 and under for an additional fee.
Director Jamie Buckland at 304-237-5292 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Greenbrier Area Homeschoolers' Network
http://www.facebook.com/groups/537522006265575 This group is just starting up, so as of now (4/13)
we don't have scheduled activities and where/when we meet can vary. Nature
walks, mini field trips, and possibly some co-op type learning experiences are
some things I had in mind, but all ideas are welcome. The purpose of this group
is for homeschooling families of all thoughts, beliefs, and teaching methods to
come together for friendship and support. All inclusive.
Contact: Jan Layfield 536-3379
Greenbrier Homeschool Co-op
Martha Snider 536-2183 (if you get call interrupt, use code 5674) or
ORCHARDS Homeschool Cooperative
We are a faith-based group
providing support, Mom's Nights Out, field trips, science fairs, and
occasional co-op classes. Our Facebook page is listed under our name.
Membership is required. Contact: Kristen Adkins
Raleigh County WV
This group is for homeschooling families in the
Raleigh County, WV, area; a group to socialize, stay up-to-date on news,
ideas and interaction with others. We are not affiliated with the state of
West Virginia, Raleigh County, or any board of education. Though we are not
a group of any specific religion, we should remain tactful and respectful of
others. The intention of this group is to support and help ourselves as well
as our fellow homeschoolers as we all share this journey. We have the
opportunity to share ideas and resources, create meet-ups, events and field
ConstanceConley.email@example.com or 304-860-0536
Raleigh Educational Association of Christian Homeschoolers (REACH)
Raleigh County (also Summers and Wyoming)
Facebook: REACH Homeschool Group WV is a members-only page.
Homeschool support group. Co-op classes fall/spring, field trips, swim
& gym, social activities for kids and parents including roller skating,
moms' night out, field day, family picnics. Membership required; information
found on website.