Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  -Proverbs 22:6


Public Education Alternatives in the American Redoubt (Part One)– JJS

Public Education Alternatives in the American Redoubt (Part Two)– JJS


U.S. National Resources:



Idaho Homeschool Groups

Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho
PO Box 45062, Boise, ID 83711-5062
Phone: (208) 424-6685

Idaho Coalition of Home Educators
P.O. Box 878, Eagle, ID 83616

Haven Homeschoolers of Mountain Home
Based in Mountain Home, ID
A support group for Christian families who have chosen to educate their children at home. Our main objectives are to provide family activities, informative parent meetings and social/academic events for children.

Home Educators of Idaho
3618 Pine Hill Drive, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 667-2778

Idaho Home Learners
Coeur d’Alene, ID
We are a diverse group of homeschoolers including and celebrating families across the spectrum of homeschooling. From September to May we have monthly homeschool activities (field trips, nature outings, fun educational and art activities, etc.) During the summer months we have more casual and impromptu activities (going to the beach, meeting at a park, etc.)

Lake View Home School Association
P.O. Box 7, Hope, ID 83836
Contact: Larry Nelson
Phone: (208) 264-5212

P.O. Box 39, Porthill, ID 83853
Phone: (208) 267-6246
NATional cHallenged Homeschoolers Associated Network. Newsletter and other resources for families with children who have special developmental or physical needs.

North Idaho Home Educators Association (NIHEA)
P.O. Box 2885, Hayden, ID 83835-2885
NIHEA is a Christian support group for home school families in beautiful Coeur D’Alene Idaho and the surrounding areas. NIHEA offers monthly support/skate meetings, a monthly newsletter, political alerts, and many other educational and fun activities. Small groups meet for activities such as field trips, special events, mom’s encouragement club, etc. An extensive library of home school supplies, books, and materials are also available to members.

Port Cities Home Educators
Serving Lewiston/Clarkston and surrounding area
Daily email updates, Park Day, monthly support meetings, field trips, co-op classes, statewide and local graduation ceremonies, and more!



Montana Homeschool Groups

Glacier Homeschool Group (GHG)
Kalispell, Montana
Contact: Sharise Clostio
We are a group of dedicated families and supporters of homeschooling and other alternative education. We meet on the second Saturday of every month, and welcome you to come join us with your questions and experiences. Read more…

Jefferson Valley Homeschool AssociationMore
P.O. Box 99, Whitehall, MT 59759
Contact: Steve or Tim
Phone/Fax: (406) 287-2146
The Education Station is a multi-purpose building in the heart of town and is available for homeschool group activities as well as other family reformation functions. We maintain a resource library and host and/or facilitate classes and fieldtrips.

Mission Valley Home Educators
41570 Wilderness Way, Polson, MT 59860
Contact: John & Connie Doty
Phone: (406) 849-5169
Mission Valley Home Educators meet the first Friday of every month for a family potluck dinner, followed by announcements, exchange of information, and usually a program or guest speaker. Those new to home schooling, “veterans,” and anyone simply interested in educating their own children are all welcome! Christian-based, no membership fees. Read more…

Montana Guide to Home Education
P.O. Box 43, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
Phone: (406) 587-6163

Ravalli County Parent Educators
655 6th Avenue, Victor, MT 59875
Contact: Erin Brown
Phone: (406) 642-3748

Yellowstone Coalition of Home Educators
P.O. Box 30002, Billings, MT 59107
Contact: Carol
Phone: (406) 671-0838
We are here to answer questions you might have about home schooling in the greater Billings, MT area. Please see our website for information on joining. We offer support groups and parent classes.


Oregon Homeschool Groups

Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEAN)
17985 Falls City Rd, Dallas, OR 97338
Phone: (503) 288-1285

Basic Skills Assessment & Educational Service
19146 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, OR 97045
Contact: Curt Bumcrot
Phone: (503) 650-5282
Basic Skills offers academic support, including on-site classes, tutoring, and academic advising as well as testing and educational materials.

Crook County Home Educators
1005 NW Locust Street, Prineville, OR 97754
Contact: Wanda Henry
Phone: (541) 447-1607

Genesis Zero Stage
Meets 15631 SW Oregon Street, Sherwood, OR, 97140
Contact: Tracey Rude or Brandon Rude
Phone: (503) 625-4373 or (503) 625-4373
Homeschool drama class – meets mostly on Mondays – $10/week per family. We host different balls (dances) during the year.

Jackson County Home Educators
790 Cherry Street, Medford, OR 97501
Contact: Zana Walker
Phone: (503) 779-1595

Lane County Christian Homeschool Group (LaneCH)
Lane County, Eugene, Springfield, Creswell, Cottage Grove, Florence, Harrisburg, Veneta, Elmira, Lowell, Dexter, Pleasant Hill, Coburg, Junction City, Marcola, Lorane, Drain
A well-established, mature, Christian group founded in 2004. Homeschool discussion of all kinds. Activities such as play dates, field trips, camping, teen events, workshops, co-oping, Mom’s Night Out and our famous Park Days! Membership is free.

Lane Inter-Christian Guild of Home Teachers (LIGHT)
P.O. Box 42138, Eugene, OR 97404
A Christian co-op of Homeschooling families. We have monthly meetings, field trips, group discount rates for various homeschooling subscriptions, a library cart to check out materials free for members, an annual curriculum fair and a host of other opportunities to get involved. There is a yearly membership fee.

Learning in Godly Homes Together (LIGHT)
Serving Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Newberg, Wilsonville
We are a Christian homeschool support group. Our goal is to give people an opportunity to connect with other Christian homeschoolers primarily through field trips and a monthly get together for moms. Our membership is $10 per year and half of that goes to OCEAN. We’d love for you to join us!

Olympic Institute for Leadership Development, Inc.
1686 NE Tucson Way, Bend OR 97701-6235
Contact: Brian M. Douglass
Phone: (877) 818-3651
Fax: (541) 385-7732
Offering counseling and mentoring programs for the Homeschool community.

To Excel At Christian Homeschooling (TEACH)
Eugene, Springfield, and surrounding areas of Oregon
A group of Christian families that support and encourage each other on their homeschooling adventures. Membership is free. We have monthly field trips and other activities from September through May. In the summer, we get together at various parks.

Total Education at Christian Home (TEACH)
P.O. Box 82, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Contact: Tricia Drevets
Phone: (541) 956-5845

Veneta Home Education Network
Serving the West Lane County areas including but not limited to Veneta, Elmira, Crow, Juntion City and West Eugene.
Contact: Donna Jones
Phone: (541) 935-6169
We support members through weekly park days, potlucks as well as field trips, and classes. All members agree to host just 2 activities per year.


Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington
25 Geissler Road, Montesano, WA 98653
Phone/Fax: (360) 249-2424
Christian Heritage provides an annual state Christian homeschool conference, father/son retreat, mother/daughter teas, regional homeschool year kick-off picnics, annual support group leaders’ conference, and more to encourage and promote networking among Washington’s Christian homeschool families. Membership available but not required for participation. Read more…Christian Association of Parent Educators (CAPE)
Contact: Jamie
Phone: (509) 966-2517
We support and serve homeschooling families in the Yakima area. Our intent and direction are Christian-based; however, we welcome families with other beliefs. Read more…Family Learning Organizationore
P.O. Box 1750, Mead, WA 99021
Contact: Karen Carver
Phone: (509) 467-2552 or (800) 405-8378
http://www.familylearning.orgGranite Falls Homeschoolersore
Serving homeschoolers in and around Granite Falls, WA
We are a loosely-attatched group of homeschoolers that share ideas, events, and questions. We also meet once a month for a “Book Report Lunch” where our kids get the chance to socialize and we get a chance to talk to other homeschooling parents.Homeschool Meetup of Pierce & Thurston County
DuPont, WA 98327
Contact: Carmen Pease
We schedule activities and events, and offer resources and a calendar of local happenings. We are K-8 and mostly located in the Pierce and Thurston County area. We have grade-specific activities as well as activities that are appropriate for everyone. We do not charge but we ask for a suggested donation one a year; we are not a specific curriculum or affiliated with a religion. Read more…Homeschool-3-Cities More
Serving the Tri-Cities area
We have several support groups, homeschool co-ops, as well as weekly and monthly homeschool activities/events.Homeschooler’s Organization Mentoring Excellence (HOME) ore
P.O. Box 23, Mica, WA 99023
Contact: Lyla Gray
Phone: (509) 891-1370
Located in Spokane, WA and serving the Inland Northwest: Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana. Each year we set up events to encourage homeschooled children.LIFE in the Gorge (Learning In Family Environments) More
The Gorge
Contact: Loraine Creon
We are a non-denominational Christian homeschool group for “the Gorge” area. We organize classes, testing, swimming lessons, co-op school, field trips and more. And we concentrate on encouraging one another in our walk with Christ.Spokane HomeschoolersMore
Based in Spokane, WA
A diverse, inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Inland Empire, SHS exists both as an active online resource and an IRL alternative to other local homeschool groups – a place for hsers to play, learn, and relax with each other in a context where homeschooling, not religion, is the primary common denominator.Tri-Cities Homeschool Support Group More
P.O. Box 4548, Pasco, WA 99302
We are a Christian homeschool support group. Our mission is to provide information, support and fellowship to local families in their homeschooling journey. TCHSG supports “homeschoolers” as defined under The Home-Based Instruction Law Chapter 28A.225 RCW.Turning Point Homeschool Cooperativeore
1410 8th Street, Marysville, WA 98270
Contact: Debbie Bowman
Phone: (360) 653-1822 ext 109
Provides an alternative atmosphere for Christ-centered growth. Emphasis is placed on developing excellence in character, academics, and relationships. Co-op meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 AM-2 PM.Valley Home EducatorsMore
Serving the greater Wenatchee valley
Contact: Emilie or Sandy
We offer support to all families who wish to independently homeschool. We have no set monthly meeting but there are many opportunities to gather; Mission Ridge skiing, ice skating, and any other group activity families can think of. We have a great media co-op with our local Educational Service District.Valley Home ScholarsMore
Eastern Washington
Contact: Liz Smith
VHS exists to encourage and support homeschooling in the Spokane area and to provide, when possible, resources to meet various homeschooling needs. We have been in existence since May of 1987. We offer field trips, chess club, Mom’s Night Out, Park Days, Testing, HSLDA Membership Discount, monthly newsletter, monthly used curriculum sale via e-mail and much more.Washington Home Educators Network (WHEN)More
Serving Washington
Contact: Emilie
A statewide email list focusing on legislative and resource networking since the early 1990s. The purpose is to help Washington State Homeschoolers (operating under the Home-based Instruction law) keep informed of what’s happening around the state and the nation pertaining to homeschooling.


Homeschoolers of Wyoming (HOW) More
118 E. Sunset Drive, Riverton, WY 82501
Contact: Todd Smith
Phone: (307) 840-1630
Email: Form / Contact Page

Christian Homeschoolers of Albany County (CHAC)ore
817 S. 8th St., Laramie, WY 82070
Contact: Liz Watson
Phone: (307) 742-7207
CHAC is a Christian homeschool group with yearly dues of $12. We have functions and activities as people are able to pull them together. The cost to the public is nominal in order to recoup costs.

Laramie Area Progressive Homeschoolers (LAPH) ore
Serving Laramie, WY
Contact: Laurie Homer
Phone: (307) 721-9099
LAPH is a secular group created for families that homeschool primarily for reasons that do not involve religion.

Recreation and Enrichment for Christian Educated Super Students (RECESS)
2823 Foothills Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Contact: Deborah White
Phone: (307) 514-3410
RECESS is a Christian homeschool group that has planned activities in Cheyenne, Wyoming and surrounding areas since 1998. Membership is $10 per family, per year. We have skating, swimming and bowling, monthly playdates, monthly field trips, speakers, homeschool book sales, scholastic book orders, Pizza Hut book-it program, parent’s night outs, pot lucks, an annual field day in the park, reading clubs, chess clubs and formal graduation ceremonies for graduating seniors. Read more…

Sheridan Homeschool Association for Refining Education (SHARE) ore
P.O. Box 6197, Sheridan, WY 82801
Contact: Marlene Faugstad
Phone: 673-5099
Fax: (307) 674-1527

Southern Wyoming Christian Home EducatorsMore
Serving Southern Wyoming – Rawlins, Sinclair, Saratoga & surrounding areas
We welcome all homeschoolers of or respecting Christian faith to join. Our meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Parco Inn, Sinclair, WY. The cost per family is $10 annually.

P.O. Box 3150, Jackson, WY 83001
Contact: Sandra
Phone: (307) 733-5738

And it is he who will go as a forerunner in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous; so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Luke 1:17
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