Central VA Unschoolers. This group is for unschoolers in central Virginia, to receive support, give ideas and chat.
CHANCE (Christian Homeschoolers Aiming to Nurture Character & Excellence) is a homeschool group based in Mineral, VA (but has members in Richmond). This co-op requires a commitment on the part of each Mom to teach one class each semester, and a commitment to pursue godliness. For more information, contact Denise.
Charlotte Mason Support Group. Two support groups meeting to discuss practical application of Charlotte Mason's philosophy to develop the natural love of learning. Call 639-3713 (southside) or 883-7956 (Hanover) for more information.
Chesterfield Home Educators of Virginia. A comprehensive homeschool support group for residents of Chesterfield County and surrounding areas. Offers online support discussion, face-to-face group meetings, field trip opportunities, park days, learning co-ops, newsletter and much more.
Chesterfield Homeschoolers. Homeschoolers in the Chesterfield, Virginia, area.
Chesterfield Preschool Homeschoolers. An inclusive list of homeschoolers in Chesterfield, VA, who have preschool aged children.
Cornerstone Community Co-op Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, Richmond http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cornerstonecommunitycoop/ firstname.lastname@example.org Offering K-12 class opportunities
East Henrico Homeschooler. This group is specifically geared to East Richmond, East Henrico, New Kent, etc, but anyone can join.
Education Matters. This group is for any home schooler in the greater Richmond area, to stay connected with various events, happenings, and helpful articles/info throughout the year.
GIFTNC (Giving and Getting Information for Teaching Special Needs Children). Richmond chapter. Contact Amanda for more information.
Grove Avenue Baptist Church Home Educators at Grove Home Educators at Grove is a home school support group originating from but NOT exclusive to Grove Avenue Baptist Church members. Our support group is built on the truths of the Word of God, as we strive as parents, to live in a away that shines Christ. Ages of children vary from preschool to high school. Activities planned include field trips, cultural outings, school enrichment opportunities and social events. A monthly meeting is offered on the 4th Thursday of each month, where parents plan activities, share time, and listen to various topics and speakers. Within our group, we have families that have home schooled for many years and those that are just beginning. We are a diverse group with many ages, races, family sizes, curriculums, learning styles, interests and abilities represented. We have preschoolers through high schoolers, gifted and learning challenged. We hope you will find a place here where you can jump in, get involved and build friendships with others within the Home School community. Contact information Craig and Stephanie Konicki http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeEducatorsatGrove/ HomeEducators@comcast.net
Hanover Homeschoolers. A loosely organized inclusive support group of and for homeschooling families with members from all over the region. Monthly meetings and free monthly e-newsletter.
HEARTS in Richmond (Homeschoolers Educating, Assisting and Reaching-Out Through Service) is a group which provides service to our communities while increasing public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of home education.
Homeschool Mom's Social Club. This group is designed for mothers who homeschool their children and would like an occasion to meet and discuss homeschooling and other issues of interest in Richmond, VA.
Ignite the Fire. Christian Preschool homeschool Co-op, based in Chesterfield County. Upholding biblical Christian values of submission to God and loving and nuturing training of our children to honor God.
Iron Rod Home Educators. An inclusive group for LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) homeschoolers in the greater Richmond, VA area.
Midlothian Home Educators. A place for home educators in the Midlothian, VA area to share news, ideas, tips and encouragement.
RAH Our Lady of Grace. A place where the Catholic homeschoolers in Richmond, VA, can gather and share resources, events and ideas consistent with our Catholic faith and heritage.
REACH (Responsibility of Educating All Children at Home). Helping homeschoolers by offering educational, meaningful and fun activities and events. Mentoring program for new homeschoolers. For more information, contact Wanda.
Richmond Area Homeschoolers. A large, active inclusive group of homeschoolers in the Richmond area. Regular field trips and picnics in the park. Clubs and science fairs. Information about homeschool classes and events posted regularly.
RichmondFUN (Families Unschooler Network). An inclusive group focusing on mindful and organic living. All homeschool styles and personal beliefs welcome.
Richmond Home School Letterboxers. This group if for Richmond homeschooling families who are interested in letterboxing.
Richmond HS Archery. The purpose of this list is to facilitate archery instruction for homeschooling families in Richmond and the surrounding areas.
Richmond Preschool Homeschoolers. An inclusive group of homeschoolers of preschool-aged children, in the Richmond area. Play groups and field trips.
Richmond Secular. A secular group for people who choose to homeschool for academic reasons.
Richmond Unschoolers. A group of unschoolers in the Richmond area. Come share the joy of child-led learning.
Richmond WISH (Waldorf-Inspired School at Home). A group for beginning and experienced Waldorf homeschoolers.
RRHE (Richmond Regional Home Educators). A Christian regional support group for the Richmond area. Their mission is to equip and support families interested in beginning, or already educating their children at home.
South of the James Homeschoolers (SOTJ) SOTJ is an active, parent-led support group composed of families with diverse backgrounds, experiences and beliefs who have chosen to homeschool primarily for educational reasons. We offer educational and social opportunities for homeschooled children of all ages, as well as encouragement and support for homeschooling parents. Our activities are generally centered in Richmond’s near Southside, but our members hail from many localities around Richmond. Contact: Georgann: email@example.com
TEAACH in Central Virginia (Training and Educating our Africa American Children at Home). A group founded to connect Black / African American and all home educators of color, and to provide fellowship for our children and support for each other as we endeavor to raise righteous God-fearing children.
Tri-Cities Home Educators. Biblical based support group representing Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Hopewell, and Fort Lee, as well as Chesterfield, Henrico and so on. For more information Ann Hoopstick.
Trinity Christian Homeschool Group. Christian homeschool group for those living in Goochland, Powhatan, Louisa and surrounding areas, to share information and ideas about homeschooling. Field trips and meetings. For more information, contact Melissa.
WEAG Homeschool Network. West End Assembly of God (WEAG) Home School Ministry.
Western Henrico Homeschool Group. Support for homeschool families in the Western Henrico County area.
Work and Homeschool Richmond Group. This is an open group for families that work outside their homes or from home to provide financial support and Home Educate their children as well and live in or nearby the Richmond VA area.
Boy Scout Pack, Troop and Crew 1807 meets at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 9600 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond, Mondays, 7-8:30 pm. Open to boys ages 6-20 and girls ages 14-20. This is a Christ-centered unit focused on recruiting from the home school community. For more information, contact Frank Corwin at (804) 347-6856.
A homeschool Girl Scout troop meets at 1:30 pm on every other Tuesday at
Fairmount United Methodist Church, 12 Bayard Rd. Contact
Hanover Homeschoolers Chess Club meet Wednesday mornings, near the Hanover Airport.
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Program offers various opportunities for leadership, aerospace, and emergency services training for youth 12-18 years, and adult volunteers. Homeschoolers make up about half of the members of the West Richmond Cadet Squadron. The other squadrons in Richmond also have a high percentage of homeschoolers.
Richmond Homeschool Forensics is pleased to announce our 12th year of Speech and Debate classes in the Richmond community. RHF is the parent organization of RADIX Speech and Debate club, and is affiliated with Christian Communicators of the Southeast, a Christian Debate and Speech league. Our vision is to provide public speaking and competitive opportunities for homeschooled young men and women, with a goal of equipping them to clearly articulate the principles of their Christian faith (the Gospel message) and to effectively communicate their biblical worldview in the face of opposition.
Classes are open to homeschooled students in three age groups. Junior Speakers, ages 5 to 8, Junior Varsity Speakers and debaters ages 8 to 13, and Varsity speakers and debaters ages 14 to 18. More information about CCofSE is available on their website CCofSE.com.
Classes are held on alternate Friday afternoons beginning September 9th, 2011, and will continue into the spring. They are designed to prepare participants to compete in League tournaments held in the Spring. In addition to the classes, we hope to offer a two-day introductory Varsity Policy Debate camp at the end of August. Location is still to be determined.
For more information, or to request that your child's name be placed on the tentative class list, please call Judy Britton at 804 272 8222. Class space is limited.
Lifesmarts is an educational program that develops the consumer and marketplace skills of high school students in a fun way. It focuses on: Personal Finance, Health and Safety, Environment, Technology and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. Participants must be at least 14 years old. Lifesmarts has two Henrico teams, composed mostly of homeschoolers. Applications for membership are received in the spring of each year. Contact Celia Hayhoe for more information ph(540) 231-3497.
Hanover Roots & Shoots meets on the third Friday of each month. The mission of the group is care for the environment, animals, and the human community. Roots & Shoots is a global program founded by Jane Goodall to foster respect and compassion for all living things.
The Organization of Virginia
Homeschoolers. An inclusive organization bringing together
individuals, families, homeschool organizations, and businesses to
promote and protect the interests of Virginia homeschoolers, through
legislative work, assistance to individual homeschoolers, and by
providing information, speakers, events and resources. For more
information, ph (866) 513-6173.
HEAV (Home Educators Association of Virginia) is a member-supported, statewide, nonprofit homeschool association that operates from a biblical worldview. Working to promote and protect homeschool interests in Virginia through information, legislation, and resources. For more information, ph(804) 278-9200