Local & State Groups
Support groups offer a way for those interested in homeschooling or new to home education to get information and support. They also offer opportunities for social activities, group learning, and networking. Find a support group near you in Alabama.
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Not Back to School Camp

Not Back to School Camp is a non-denominational, non-religious homeschool camp. The camp offers workshops, spontaneous events, and special evening gatherings, bringing together campers who are excited about life and willing to be themselves and to reach out and connect with the others. 

Local & State Support Groups
Alabama Independent Church Schools
Alabama Independent Church Schools, or The Alabama Independent Church School Association, is an association of home educators intended to disseminate accurate, and complete information to the homeschooling community, through the website, email list, message board, seminars, workshops, and discussions at activities. AICHA also provides support and assistance to new, small and other church schools, including information on getting started and administration, and helps to network church schools and individual homeschooling families for support and encouragement.
Southwest Alabama Home Educators (SAHE)
Southwest Alabama Home Educators (SAHE) is a volunteer Christian support group uniting families who home educate their children in the Mobile and Baldwin County areas. Offers email support group, information on state laws, information, support, and more.
amie network
The amie network is for Christian homeschooled teenage girls. Members of the amie network receive a monthly newsletter, have opportunities to meet and connect with other homeschooled teens, and receive support and encouragement.
Georgia Homeschool Network

This Facebook group offers a place where homeschool families can come together and stay up-to-day on what's going on in the homeschool world in Georgia. 

Home Educators of Alabama Round Table (HEART)
HEART offers email support list, information on homeschooling laws, online newsletter, listing of church (cover) schools, and much more.
Christian Educators at Home in Anniston
The CHEAHA support group exists for the purpose of encouraging and unifying Christian home educating families through coordinating activities, communicating information and networking the home education coverings in and around the Anniston area.
North Alabama Home Educators (NAHE)
This is a not-for-profit support group for anyone in the North Alabama area interested in home education.
Elmore County Homeschool Organization (ECHO)
The Elmore County Homeschool Organization (ECHO) is a support group for homeschooling families in the tri-county area (Elmore, Autauga, Montgomery) of Alabama. Offers meetings, practical support for parents, activities and playtime for children, monthly field trips, and more.
Creative Play Workshop: Gentle Parenting at Play
This is an Attachment Parenting oriented group of parents who gather together with their children in the Birmingham area weekly. Workshops are fun, casual, parent-child interactive, and currently designed for toddlers through preschoolers, with younger siblings welcomed and arrangements that can be made to help older siblings feel at home, too.
Christian Home Education Fellowship of Alabama (CHEF)
CHEF of Alabama was founded 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.
Mobile Home Educators
Mobile Area Home Educators' Network is a homeschool support group based in Mobile, Alabama. Offers field trips, play groups, and other activities.
Homeschool - AL -Pinson, Trussville, and Center Point
Support group for homeschoolers and potential homeschoolers in the Pinson, Trussville, Center Point and surrounding areas in Alabama. Offers area park days, field trips, book swaps, clubs, information, support, and more.
Gulf Coast Homeschool Support Group
The purpose of this homeschool support group is to provide a source of information and encouragement to all homeschool families in the gulf coast area of Alabama. This group accepts any homeschooling family regardless of religious preference. Offers information, support, email list, field trips, and activities.
HS4RKids Social Group
HS4RKids Social Group is a group for home schooling families who would like a place to post social activities for home schoolers that they have planned or others have planned for home schoolers in the North Alabama area. Offers play dates, field trips, fun days, and seasonal/holiday parties.
North Alabama Trailblazers
North Alabama Trailblazers is a group of homeschooling families in Madison, Morgan, Limestone, AL, and Lincoln, TN, counties, meeting together for mutual socialization and companionship of children and parents alike. Offers field trips, seasonal and holiday parties, play days, and other activities.
SouthEast Alabama Homeschoolers (SEAL Homeschoolers)
Support and information group for homeschoolers in southeastern Alabama. (Coffee, Dale, Houston, Pike, Geneva area). Offers events, activities, curriculum swaps, information, and support.
East-Central AL Charlotte Mason Study Group
A Charlotte Mason Study Group for East-Central Alabama, whose members encourage and learn from each other during study of writings about the Charlotte Mason method.
Local & State Online Groups
Mobile Home Educators
Mobile Area Home Educators' Network is a homeschool support group based in Mobile, Alabama. Offers field trips, play groups, and other activities.
Calvary School
This email group provides a means of communication and support for homeschoolers from Calvary School in Huntsville, Alabama.
Homeschool - AL -Pinson, Trussville, and Center Point
Support group for homeschoolers and potential homeschoolers in the Pinson, Trussville, Center Point and surrounding areas in Alabama. Offers area park days, field trips, book swaps, clubs, information, support, and more.
Wiregrass Area Unschoolers
Email group for unschoolers in the Wiregrass area, including Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike counties.
Gulf Coast Homeschool Support Group
The purpose of this homeschool support group is to provide a source of information and encouragement to all homeschool families in the gulf coast area of Alabama. This group accepts any homeschooling family regardless of religious preference. Offers information, support, email list, field trips, and activities.
Alabama Homeschooling
A YahooGroup serving homeschoolers in Alabama.
HS4RKids Social Group
HS4RKids Social Group is a group for home schooling families who would like a place to post social activities for home schoolers that they have planned or others have planned for home schoolers in the North Alabama area. Offers play dates, field trips, fun days, and seasonal/holiday parties.
K12 Alabama
This group is for current or prospective users of Dr William Bennett's K12 curriculum in Alabama.
North Alabama Trailblazers
North Alabama Trailblazers is a group of homeschooling families in Madison, Morgan, Limestone, AL, and Lincoln, TN, counties, meeting together for mutual socialization and companionship of children and parents alike. Offers field trips, seasonal and holiday parties, play days, and other activities.
Pike Homeschoolers
This email support group is designed to help homeschoolers in Pike county Alabama to be able to stay in touch with and encourage each other.
Central Alabama Independent Homeschools
This group is open to anyone homeschooling, or interested in homeschooling, in or near Central Alabama. This group is primarily for those who have chosen to homeschool under their own umbrella, without the use of a cover school. This group is intended to be a tool to meet parents in similar circumstances to discuss issues, curriculums, challenges etc.
SouthEast Alabama Homeschoolers (SEAL Homeschoolers)
Support and information group for homeschoolers in southeastern Alabama. (Coffee, Dale, Houston, Pike, Geneva area). Offers events, activities, curriculum swaps, information, and support.
Home-Schooling the Only Child
Homeschooling an only child can be quite challenging at times. This group is open to anyone for support, enrouragement and ideas for those who choose the home-schooling road for you and your child. Although they are based in NC, anyone can join for support. They have a database that you can access to see who is in your state to get together with.
Brook Hills Heart & Home Educators
Brook Hills Heart & Home Educators promotes unity and community among Brook Hills' home-based educators by providing encouragement, resources, and support.
Homeschool-Alabama
This list is for the discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Alabama. All Alabama homeschool parents (or those planning to homeschool in Alabama) are welcome regardless of reasons for home schooling, religion, etc. Posting of events, organizations and homeschool websites is welcome.
Pathways Academy
A list to provide encouragement, ideas and support to faculty of Pathways Academy, an Alabama church school.
Alabama Christian Homeschoolers
This lists is for homeschoooling families in the state of Alabama who wish to discuss Christian related issues regarding home-education with others who believe in Christianity
AL Independent Homeschoolers
This email list is for those in Alabama whose home/family church sponsors the church school through which they home educate their children. This is often referred to as "being your own covering."
AL Christian Homeschool
This email group is provided for Christian homeschoolers in Alabama.
CM Families of the South
The purpose of this loop is to encourage homeschooling families living in the Southern states who are trying to incorporate the philosophy of Charlotte Mason in their homes in their efforts to raise their children with an enthusiasm for learning.
Alabama Homeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Alabama, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
East-Central AL Charlotte Mason Study Group
A Charlotte Mason Study Group for East-Central Alabama, whose members encourage and learn from each other during study of writings about the Charlotte Mason method.
Alabama Unschoolers
AU is an open, unmoderated, inclusive list for anyone in, near or moving to Alabama with an interest in homeschooling with unschooling leanings. Since unschooling encompasses everything in your life, nothing is considered off-topic.
National Forums
Unschooling Forum at vegsource.com
Unschoolers meet to talk and share ideas at this vegsource.com message board.
Special Needs Homeschooling Forum at vegsource.com
A message board for parents who are homeschooling special needs children.
Military Homeschoolers Forum at vegsource.com
Connect with other military homeschooling families at this vegsource.com message board.
Encouragement Forum at vegsource.com
If you are feeling burned out or need encouragement, this forum is for you. Share your struggles and get help, ideas, and support from those who have walked in your shoes.
Work at Home Moms (WAHM) Homeschool Forum
The WAHM message boards provide a forum where you can make announcements, promote your home business, find business services, and much more. The WAHM forum is also a great social network for work at home moms. Share your WAHM stories, find help, support and advice, and meet other WAHMs across the USA and around the world.
Black Homeschoolers' Network
Black Homeschoolers' Network is intended to facilitate a network among African American homeschoolers across the country. Here you will also find a message board for general communication as well as an email pal listing for homeschooled kids.
National Online Groups
Big Families Recipes
A recipe group list with recipes that big families can enjoy. Discuss recipe successes and failures. Feel free to upload your own recipes or download others.
CM Audiobooks
CM Audiobooks was created to allow homeschooling parents the ability to share MP3 files of personal book readings. These audiobooks are of Twaddle-free books per the Charlotte Mason method and specifically created for those using the Ambleside Online curriculum. Anyone using the Charlotte Mason method is welcome to join and participate by reading books.
CM-Waldorf
This list is designed for those interested in the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling with a Waldorf twist. Topics for discussion will be geared towards combining these two approaches successfully, and any other related issues.
Homeschool Family Businesses
This group is for the discussion of all things related to running a business while homeschooling. This list is for you if you homeschool and run a business (from home or elsewhere) or are thinking of starting a business. You'll get ideas on businesses that the whole family can participate in. If you are single and homeschool, and are looking for ways to be the sole wage earner while homeschooling, this list will also be helpful.
CM4primaryyears
To discuss the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling elementary age children, and to share the joys and concerns of everyday life.
Charlotte Mason Group for Fruity Catholics
Fruity Catholics are Catholics who are doing their best to practice the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, especially Charity. This group discusses the Charlotte Mason philosophy of homeschooling from a Catholic perspective.
HEM-Networking
This list is sponsored by Home Education Magazine (HEM) for networking and communication within the online homeschooling community.
LDS Classical Education
A list for LDS homeschoolers seeking a classical education.
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The Outdoor Life of Children: The Importance of Nature Study and Outside Activities (Charlotte Mason Topics - Volume 2
The methods of Charlotte Mason are popular among homeschoolers. She includes nature study as a crucial element. This work explores the idea of the outdoors as a classroom for children, and gives tips on ways of teaching the sciences, history, literature, music, and art through the use of outdoor space. 
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Reading Made Easy
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Spell to Write & Read
This teacher's manual, written by a homeschool educator with experience as a professional school teacher and private tutor, shows how to teach reading the "write" way. By phonetically teaching spelling from the start as the backbone for reading, all children can be taught, regardless of learning styles, to read and spell. If your student knows how to read already, this program can improve his or her spelling. Find out more about this product here.
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