Support Groups
Homeschoolers have created networks of support to provide a way to make friends, get ideas and information, and to offer positive socialization opportunties to their children. You can join in! There are many groups to choose from, many with specific affiliations, like Christian groups or unschoolers' groups. Some are eclectic, inclusive, and open to anyone. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find other like-minded parents. And if you don't find what you are looking for, we've put together tips for starting your own group.
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 Nevada.
National Groups
Tap into the national homeschool movement by connecting with these national homeschool groups and support organizations.
Social Media
Connect with other homeschooling using social networking tools. You can share tips and ideas, get support, collaborate on lesson plans, upload photos, and much more.
Co-Ops
A co-op offers a way to share teaching duties with others who are excited and knowledgeable about a subject. It also offers an opportunity for your children to learn in a group and to make friends. Browse through this list of co-ops in Nevada.
Umbrella/Cover Schools
An umbrella or cover school provides an alternative way for parents to fulfill governmental educational guidelines and requirements. Most offer a variety of services, which can include curricula, social activities, field trips, standardized testing, portfolio reviews, evaluations, and graduation materials, including diplomas. While umbrella schools do tend to the needs of homeschoolers, they are considered a type of private school in most states.
Resource Centers
Homeschool resource centers offer classes, materials, field trips, and other activities for parents and children alike. They are great ways to get new information, engage in group activities, and network with other homeschoolers.
Public School Programs
Public schools are increasing offering programs to appeal to homeschooling families, from classes to educational materials to computer and distance learning. In most cases, students enrolled in these programs are considered public school students rather than homeschoolers. Learn more about these programs and decide if these are right for your family.
Group Management
Learn how to start and manage a homeschool support group, including how to stay organized, how to handle conflict, and ideas for your support group.
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So Cal Homeschool Teen Connection
This is the Southern California Homeschool Teen Connection Announcement board. This group is strictly for promoting Teen Only activities around southern California and connecting teen homeschoolers to groups in their locality.
NVHEA - NV Home Educators Alliance
Nevada Home Educators Alliance is a statewide leadership homeschooling support group forum and committee. It is a homeschooling "concerns" e-list and a coalition of homeschooling leaders representing various co-ops, support groups and homeschooling organizations in Nevada.
Western Region Unschoolers
The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.
Northern Nevada Home Schools Email List
The NNHS discussion list gives homeschoolers in Northern Nevada a place to talk. Subscribers must be members of Northern Nevada Home Schools, Inc. (NNHS), but prospective members receive free access for at least 90 days. Free access is also available to mentors and consultants who provide free advice to homeschoolers. Members come from Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Incline Village, Gardnerville, Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Elko, Ely, Wells, Wendover, and all over Nevada. Discussion topic...
Colorado River Homeschoolers
Colorado River Homeschoolers an inclusive homeschool group, open to all homeschoolers, regardless of style of homeschooling or religion. Located in the Bullhead City/Fort Mohave, AZ, Laughlin, NV, and Needles, CA area.
Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN)
Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN) strives to advocate for homeschooling and to look out for the freedom of each family to educate their own children as they see best. They report on legislative, legal and other matters relevant to homeschooling and family education. They also offer networking opportunities for homeschoolers in the state.
Homeschool Melting Pot
The Homeschool Melting Pot is an inclusive support group open to all homeschoolers in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.
Charlotte Mason in Las Vegas - CMinLV
This group is for parents using the Charlotte Mason method of classical home education or anyone who wants to learn more about CM. Based in Las Vegas.
Reno Homeschooling
Reno Homeschooling is northern Nevada's homeschooling information hub. They provide information and support for homeschool families in Northern Nevada, particulary Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon and adjacent areas. The group is broad based with academics and social skills being the primary focus.
Cornerstone's Home Inspirational and Educational Family Schools (CHIEFS)
CHIEFS is a Christian homeschooling support group providing and sharing prayer, support, ideas, and encouragement to homeschooling families. CHIEFS offers monthly field trips, student speaking days, a reading club, music, physical education, and holiday socials.
Nevadahomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Nevada, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
Las Vegas Life Learners
Las Vegas Life Learners is a support group for unschoolers in Las Vegas, Nevada, and its surrounding communities. Unschoolers allow their children to live and learn freely by following their passions. Sometimes called Natural Learning, Child-Led Learning, or Life Learning, unschooling can become a way of life as well as a method of homeschooling. This group hopes to support and inspire each other on the journey of living and learning.
West River Academy
West River Academy is a fully accredited independent private school in Colorado designed for families who desire the benefits of private school enrollment but minimal oversight over their educational activities. Families may follow the curriculum and/or learning style of their choice, or may receive assistance from us in designing or choosing a program that fits their needs. Grading of students is optional and if desired, it is done by the parents. West River Academy enrolls students of all ages...
Homeschool Fun for Silicon Valley Teens
This support group, inclusive and non-profit, fosters a rich social life amongst homeschool and small school students by organizing sports leagues, dances, games, Karaoke, bowling, pizza or movie nights. Teens take responsibility to pick the events, decide upon the participants, set rules and select volunteers on this site, even to set up and clean up. Parents of teens then supervise and advise to make this group beneficial to all.
Las Vegas Homeschoolers Social Club
This group is intended to help like-minded people who have made the choice to educate their children at home meet each other. They offer park days, field trips, and other opportunities to interact with other homeschoolers.
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