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Local Homeschool Groups and Resources

Christ Community Homeschoolers
From the website: Our goal is to provide networking and support opportunities for families within Christ Community Church (CCC) and throughout our community. You do not have to attend CCC to be a part of Christ Community  Homeschoolers.  

Eclectic Community of Homeschooling Opportunities in Minnesota
From the website: ECHO began as a support group for families with preschool age children. We have grown into a large and diverse online support group of homeschooling families from Minnesota and surrounding areas. 

Learning Together Rochester
"Learning Together Rochester is a secular, inclusive homeschool group.  We hold a parent meeting on the third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30-8:00pm, at the Rochester Public Library.  We also host weekly activities, monthly family potlucks, and occasional field trips.  There are no membership fees— all are welcome!  Please look for our Facebook page for current events, or contact Katy at"

Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
From the website: Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MÂCHÉ) is a statewide organization for parents who have chosen to home educate. MÂCHÉ serves Minnesota home educators year round, endeavoring to provide them with information and to act as an effective vehicle to facilitate and safeguard the Christian home education opportunity in Minnesota.

Minnesota Homeschoolers' Alliance
From the website: MHA is an organization inclusive of all homeschoolers. Our members are a diverse group of families with different backgrounds and different approaches to homeschooling. MHA strives to encourage and support all Minnesota families that choose to educate their children at home.

Rochester Area Association of Christian Home Educators



More Homeschool Resources

A2Z Home's Cool - Home Education from A to Z
From the website: A to Z Home's Cool community website will help you home educate your kids from preschool, kindergarten, even through high school with free online education, lesson ideas, educational websites, helpful articles, top programs, books, materials, curriculum... and best of all... Homeschool Friends!

Christian Homeschool Fellowship
An interactive Christian homeschool forum.

From the website: Christian Resources, Homeschooling Resources, Links, Articles, and more...

Eclectic Homeschool Online
From the website: "Just starting homeschooling or thinking about it, the resources here should help you make your way through the huge array of curriculum and resources available to you. Happy homeschooling."

Home School Zone
From the website: "At The Home School Zone, we've placed the onus on fun. In today's economy, recess, art class, band practice and choir have slowly-but-surely been eliminated from the school curriculum due to budget constraints. Creativity is also a part of learning; it helps us to find out who we are and defines the dreams we want to pursue. We believe every child's imagination deserves to be nurtured and introduced to limitless possibilities...and we're here to help."

From the website: "Whether you are new to homeschooling or a veteran looking for fresh ideas, we hope you'll find something here that encourages you. If you are considering homeschooling, let us address the common objections. You'll find answers at Still on the Fence? If you are just starting, we hope you'll find our Step-By-Step Guide helpful in developing your own approach and finding materials to implement your plan. If you have been homeschooling a while, you'll find tools, resources, and reviews. And to all, we offer support."

Homeschool Base
Mission statement from the website: "Homeschool Base is an eclectic collection of homeschooling resources, news, information, and blogs. By eclectic, we mean we are willing to cover everything. Homeschool Base’s intent is to be middle ground between academia, breaking news, homeschool blogs, and homeschooling resource sites, where one can come and learn about all things homeschooling."

Homeschool Digest
From the website: "In the Home School Digest, you'll find practical tips, simple suggestions and bold Biblical challenges that make up an open forum for wrestling through the complex issues that affect homeschooling families. We pray that the broad, yet uncompromising approach you'll find in Home School Digest will strengthen, encourage and equip you in your journey of homeschooling, raising Godly children, and walking closer with Jesus Christ."

Homeschool Legal Defense Association
From the website: "Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms."

The Homeschool Mom
Bringing you the best homeschool resources.

Homeschool World
The official website of Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring
From the website: "The purpose of this website is to make available ways of cutting costs while homeschooling. We hope this will enable you to save money while maintaining a high quality of education. Some homeschoolers love bargains. Others try to cut costs out of necessity. Regardless of why you want to cut costs, our goal is to help you do the best you can to save money."

Homeschooling Today
From the website: Twenty years ago Homeschooling Today magazine was founded by homeschooling parents with a vision to encourage and assist homeschooling families. Today, that vision continues as we focus on providing information and tools for those who homeschool, shared from a Christian perspective.

Homework Help Directory
A list of links to assist with school subjects.

Link: The Homeschool News Network
An Online Homeschool Magazine

Minnesota Department of Education: School and Enrollment Options
Includes a letter of intent to continue to provide instruction for homeschoolers.

National Home Education Network
From the website: "NHEN is a volunteer organization. All of the projects center around three specific objectives:

  1. Provide information to homeschoolers individually and through local/state groups
  2. Make it easier for homeschoolers to network together
  3. Promote public relations on a national level"

National Home Education Research Institute
From the website: "NHERI conducts and collects research about homeschooling (home-based education, home schooling), and publishes the research journal called the Home School Researcher. The institute has hundreds of research works documented and catalogued on home schooling, many of which were done by NHERI."

NCES Report on Homeschooling: 2003
This report represents the latest survey information from the National Center for Education Statistics on the prevalence of homeschooling in the United States.

Online Homeschooling
Online schools offer parents and students a chance to personalize their learning while adhering to state or federal education standards. To help homeschoolers navigate this new era of digital learning, my team at Accredited Schools Online launched a brand new guide about online homeschooling programs, including information about key demographics, educational methods, and much more.

Teaching Home
A Christian Magazine for Home Educators

Well-Trained Mind
Information and resources based on the step-by-step homeschooling book of the same title written by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise.

Websites for Kids

Homeschool Hub
Fun quizzes to play!

Feelings, How the Body Works, Cooking & Recipes, and many more topics of interest to kids from a homeschool perspective.