Homeschool Support Group Guide
No matter if you are a new homeschool parent or a seasoned homeschool teacher, sometimes you need some support, motivation, and help. Luckily you live in the CSRA and can join one of many groups to help you on this difficult but satisfying journey.
I have compiled a list of support groups that have a long range. Some groups are just for moms to get together and talk about the struggles and joys of homeschooling. A lot of the groups are on Facebook® and plan field trips, act as questions boards and post other opportunities for homeschoolers. A few of the groups belong to national organizations and there is a membership fee to join. These may also meet to teach classes together (co-op*) or provide standardized testing at a low cost or free of charge (Examples: Classical Conversations, Veritas, and the Homeschool Education Association). I hope this list helps you find the right group or groups for your family!
Homeschooling Support Groups in the CSRA
Augusta Homeschool Group, started by Elizabeth Hedgewood. A support group for homeschoolers that live in the CSRA. The main purpose of the group is to ask questions and make connections. They would like you to join in on park days and events posted throughout the year. Open both to secular and religious homeschool families.
Augusta Secular Homeschool Co-op, started by Melanie Korfhage. A secular support group for homeschoolers that live in the CSRA. Non-Discriminatory Group. They are looking to plan trips, socials, and classes.
Evans Homeschool Group, started by Andrea McPhearson. This group meets weekly for park days on Mondays at 2PM at the Evans Library Park. They want to connect with their homeschooling families and have an About Us spreadsheet so you can fill out information about your family. Members can organize field trips and even promote their small business to other homeschoolers. This group is welcome to organize homeschool field trips.
Augusta GA Homeschooling Moms, Christa Glosson. This group is for moms who have chosen to homeschool in and around Augusta, GA. They offer support and event ideas.
Ft Gordon Area Homeschool Co-Op, Delia Colins, Jennifer Llamas and Monica Kubicz are the administrators. This group of parents and students meet regularly for classes, field trips, and parties. There is no fee to join. Welcomes all, even those not affiliated to the military. Strict guidelines to entering the group for child safety found in the Facebook group description.
CSRA Home-based Middle and High School Families, Leslie Dickerson Durden. This group is open to families of 6th-12th grade home-based schools in the CSRA. Students in Georgia Cyber Academy, Connections Academy, and K12 are permitted. The group facilitates socialization and supplements education with additional opportunities for their members.
Hephzibah-Blythe-Grovetown Homeschool Group, Kay Wells. A small group that posts events concerning Homeschool kids that live in the respective areas. They welcome all homeschooling types.
Westside Homeschool Co-Op, Group that meets at Westside Baptist Church in Martinez, GA. They are a fine arts, music and academic enrichment co-op offering learning experiences in a Christ-honoring environment. Grades Preschool to 12th. Contact via e-mail email@example.com.
Classical Conversations Groups
Classical Conversations Co-Op
Groups that usually meet one day a week for about 3 hours with like-minded moms and their children. Classical conversation groups emphasize memory work and Latin, along with other classical learning styles. Many groups in the CSRA, set price per school year.
Aiken Area Home Educators (AAHE), Debbie Sides. A Christian home school support group, that organizes mom’s night out field trips and class programs.
Veritas, Classical Homeschool Resource, Augusta Campus. A complement to homeschool programs by providing one day per week of classroom instruction. The emphasis is on classical and traditional subjects from a Christian perspective. $200 a month, plus registration fee. Facebook Group:
New to Homeschooling? Need some tips for getting started? Check out our Tips for Families Considering Homeschooling article.
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