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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Alabama Homeschooling Support Groups

One of the first things I truly believe you should become involved with as a homeschooler is a support group. Field trips are very limited in what they can do for finding new friendships. You need to be involved with a group that communicates on a regular basis. Lucky for us, Alabama offers lots of support networks and resources. 

I have listed below all of the Alabama-based homeschooling support groups that I could find including Yahoo Support Groups, Facebook, and others. I only included the ones that looked active and moderated. As always, this is not an endorsement but rather for your information. The final decision as to what you choose to become involved with is your's alone. 

If you cannot find a support group that interests you, I strongly urge you to start one in your area. Everest Academy would be more than happy to help you advertise it. If you know of an Alabama homeschooling support group that is not listed, and I am sure there are many, please email the information to everestacademy1@gmail.com so that we can share the information with the rest of the homeschooling community. 

Please note: All links below were valid when posted, but groups (and links) come and go. If you find a dead link, please let me know at everestacademy1@gmail.com so that it can be updated or removed. 

*Please note that all links were valid when originally posted, but as you know, things change. If you find a broken link, please let us know so that we can change or delete the listing.

Alabama State-Wide Support Groups

This is a mailing list for people who are homeschooling or are thinking of homeschooling in Alabama. Kids and Parents alike! Here you can exchange ideas!... 

A place for all Alabama homeschoolers to come together and share event happenings, teaching ideas, curriculum choices, items to sell (offline), recipes, homemade games, the possibilities are endless!
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.

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.

This is a group of Southeast LDS Homeschoolers who cherish their membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and live in the Southeast! We have put together an LDS HS Conference in the Southeast US! Do you live in the SE region of the United States? You are invited to join our online homeschool support group. We invite all Latter-day Saints Mormon Homeschool LDS Home Educators Home School parents who want to help their children succeed in school and in life, veteran home educators looking for a fresh start, new family educators searching for help and ideas, and parents just thinking about home education to join us.

North Alabama Support Groups
Join us for a time of fun, fellowship, and encouragement with other homeschooling parents from around the area on the When: 1st Tuesday of each month (Sept. through May) from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at McGraws Coffee Shop; Court Street, Florence. (Adults only please. Childcare not provided.)

HOPE is is a social group in the Huntsville area that offers a ton of activities. Activities are open to all homeschoolers, with some events being limited to members only. Membership is $10 per year. If you are interested in more information about HOPE, please feel free to call Constance (256) 513-9212.

HSV Homeschool Connections Join our facebook page for encouragement, news of field trips and information on activities in Huntsville. We have many opportunities to meet and join with other homeschool moms and families. This is a ministry of Willowbrook Church in Huntsville for ANY homeschoolers in the Huntsville/ North Alabama area. hsvconnections@mail.willowbrook.org

Madison County Alabama Homeschoolers, formed in 2002, is a support group offering support and field trips to members in the North Alabama area or anyone that is willing to make the drive.

We are an inclusive support group for anyone in or near north Alabama. We hold monthly Picnic & Play days at a local park when the weather is good and sometimes have other meetings and special events. All are welcome!

A group for secular homeschoolers in the Huntsville metro area. Anyone is welcome as long as they check their religion at the door. :-)
sec·u·lar (from dictionary.com)
1. of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests.
2. not pertaining to or connected with religion ( opposed to sacred): secular music.
3. (of education, a school, etc.) concerned with nonreligious subjects.

North Alabama Trailblazers is a group of homeschooling families. We meet together for mutual socialization and companionship of children and parents alike. We serve Madison, Morgan, Limestone, AL and Lincoln, TN counties only. Anyone from the surrounding counties is welcome to join us but will have to drive to the Huntsville metro area for functions.

We are an activity, information, and support group for Shoals Area Homeschooling Families. We are open to all homeschoolers regardless of cover school, religious or political views. We have activities for the group every Friday. This is an Everest-sponsored group that is open to all homeschoolers. 

COMPASS Christian Home Educators of NE Alabama is a support group for home educators in Etowah, Marshall, DeKalb, Cherokee, Blount, Talladega, St. Clair and Calhoun counties. We are open to all families, regardless of cover school affiliation. Our membership fee for the 2013-14 school year is still a bargain at only $5. COMPASS Support Group Newsletters can be picked up from Rainbow City Library and Gadsden Public Library.

This group is to allow homeschool families IN the Shoals area and any other homeschoolers who want to join in with us for fun, to plan fun field trips and activities and spontaneous get-togethers.

Northwest Alabama Christian Homeschool- a homeschool group for counties in Northwest Alabama (Winston, Marion, Franklin and surrounding areas).  NACH a place where we can encourage one another, seek advice and counsel on our journeys towards raising and schooling our children to be Godly adults.  In short, be encouragers, love each other and just have fun getting to know each other. 

Christian Homeschool of N.W. Alabama located in Haleyville, Alabama. Meeting twice a month. We offer 4H, Bible, Arts & Crafts, History, Science, and Home Economics.  We give support to homeschool parents in our area and those looking to homeschool. There is no charge to belong and no co-op fees.  We are a Christian co-op and open to all homeschoolers.  For more info, please contact Pamela Hill at 205-485-3349 or 205-486-4257.  
We have a homeschool support group for anyone with access to Redstone Arsenal. It is purely social and informational and we run it on Facebook. The group is called Redstone Arsenal Homeschoolers and the link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/174134172648347/
Lisa Ansley

This group is for sharing information about curriculum, classes, field trips and anything related to homeschooling. Any homeschooling family is welcome to join, but most events will be in the Madison County area.

Welcome to HSVHomeschool! If you are homeschooling in the greater Huntsville, Alabama area, please feel free to join us in discussions here and in adventures in person.  For the privacy of those in the group, I will review profiles before adding those who request to join. If I can't see anything about you, I won't approve you, unless another member knows you. I reserve the right to refuse anyone for any reason. Thanks for your understanding!  I can be reached by email at HSVHomeschool@gmail.com.

North Alabama Singe Parent Homeschooling
We have created a new group for single parents who are homeschooling in North Alabama. If anyone wants to join, it's a group for support and to be able to talk about our unique situations. Please send a request to join at the link above.  

North Central Alabama Support Groups

Calling all Cullman Homeschoolers!!!! Just started a page just for you to connect! Check it out here:http://www.facebook.com/groups/371406262951839/

Christian Home Educators of Cullman is a support group for homeschoolers in Cullman and surrounding areas. We organize field trips, classes, and other activities for our families. If you want to find out more about CHEC, please email us at mailto:  cullmanhomeschool@yahoo.com

We have a new Facebook group for Jasper Area homeschooling families. It is listed as Jasper Area Homeschool Activites. This will be a place for us to connect & post upcoming events in our area. While our family is enrolled in Everest Academy, this group is open to ALL homeschooling families in our area, regardless of your cover school. We look forward to sharing field trips, parties, and events, as well as networking with other homeschooling families.

Blount County Homeschoolers
Information and encouragement that might interest Blount County Homeschoolers

Central Alabama Support Groups

CHEAHA offers field trips, activities, newsletter, SAT test administration, new homeschooler support, annual book sale, field day, and this year will be giving a scholarship to a graduating senior.  For more information, please contact Karen Smedley at khsmedley@netzero.net

Everyone is welcome regardless of race, financial standing, religion (or lack of it), lifestyle, homeschool style, sexual orientation, gender, or handicap. The one thing we all have in common is that we want the best for our children. It is our mission to help provide support to homeschool families and if needed, a legal church cover school. You are WELCOME here even if you do not have children enrolled with Eden Academy of Tuscaloosa.

Open to others in the area who want to be involved in our activities

This group has been created on Facebook for all homeschoolers in the specific area of northeast Jefferson Co, southeast Blount Co, and west St Clair Co. We share ideas, discuss homeschooling curricula & methods, post homeschool items to buy or sell, and announce local events such as park days, skating, and bowling. This group is open to ALL homeschoolers regardless of cover ~ so if you're in the area, we'd love to have you join us and make some new friends!
Welcome to Secular Homeschool Encouragement - Birmingham Alabama. This group invites all secular homeschoolers in the Birmingham Alabama area to come together for support, encouragement and socialization. All homeschoolers are welcome regardless of the ages of your children. If you are currently homeschooling, or are thinking about it and need to find a direction, please join.  

St. Clair Homeschoolers
A Facebook group for the St Clair County homeschool community. Events open to all areas of Alabama and all homeschoolers, regardless of church school enrollment.

Contact Julie McLaurine (205-333-6328) for more info and a sample newsletter. One of the largest Christian support groups in Alabama. They have over 300 families and offer varsity teams in football, basketball, and baseball, choir and lots of other classes and field trips. Open to all homeschoolers.

This is a homeschool support group for Bibb County, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties and surrounding areas. Any information about activities and ideas for activities will be posted here. We are a Christian group that is here to offer support and fellowship to our members.

Chelsea Area Homeschoolers
The purpose of this page is to help homeschoolers in the Chelsea, AL area get connected.

SHS-SECT - Secumular Homeschool Support for St. Clair, Etowha, Calhoun & Talledega Counties
Don’t let the name scare you, we are non-religious, not anti-religion. We choose to focus our group on our children and their education, not on their religion. We are here to offer support and socialization opportunities for adults and kids alike. If you homeschool your child(ren) for non-religious reasons and are open minded, you will fit in here. All homeschoolers are welcome, regardless of religion or age.  We welcome ‘new’ and ‘old’ homeschoolers alike (or even those ‘just thinking’ about homeschooling).  As the group name shows, our members reside in St. Clair, Etowah, Calhoun, and Talladega counties (in Alabama). We will attempt to have most of our activities in these counties.  Please come in and say hello. We are eager to meet you!

W.I.S.E.~Waldorf Inspired Southern Educators~ Birmingham Area
The purpose of this group is to provide supportive and nurturing relationships for the parents and children of families working with the educational methods of Rudolf Steiner, and encourage the growth of the Waldorf movement in our area. This lifestyle goes against the grain of many areas of mainstream culture, sometimes leaving families feeling "on the fringe", or without a sense of community. We want to build that community :-)  We will meet the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month and possibly for seasonal/festival activities as well.  Please contact Rachel Fee-Prince at atinyseed@gmail.com to find out if W.I.S.E is a good fit for your family!

Central-South Alabama Support Groups

For homeschooling families in the Auburn/Opelika Lee County area of Alabama.  A2Z Loop is an all-inclusive support group open to all homeschool families in the Auburn\Opelika area regardless of differences in beliefs, cultures, nationality, race, religion, or method of home schooling.

Elmore County Homeschool Organization (E.C.H.O.), is a non-profit support group for homeschooling families. We provide a positive socialization environment for homeschooled children and support & encourage their parents in the homeschooling process. We welcome all families from any county.  We meet the second and fourth Friday of every month year-round from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harvest Fields Community Church. Membership is free.  ECHO has field trips, park days, holiday parties, enrichment activities, and a yearly awards ceremony.

FHE is a Prattville-based support group for families in the tri-county area. We are not a legal covering/school. We advise each family to enroll in the church school of their choice in accordance with Alabama law. Check out our Resources page. We do try to offer educational and social opportunities for children and parents alike.  We are strictly a VOLUNTEER organization. Each year our clubs, field trips, etc. are scheduled based on our membership's willingness to organize/lead or lend a hand. Whatever your talents, skills or time allowances, there is a group ministering to homeschooling place to volunteer! Membership in FHE inclues a yearly fee of $10.00, payable upon admission of your completed registration form. However, if you or someone you know would like to be a part of FHE, but are unable to pay the registration fee right away, arrangements can be made. Don't let that stop you from participating in the group!

Parent Educators and Kids (PEAK) of Montgomery is an inclusive, member-led group, welcoming all local home educators who enjoy sharing and learning within a diverse community. Our activities are planned by individual families, and all members are encouraged to plan activities for the group and to participate in our online discussions. Our members represent a broad range of learning styles, parenting philosophies, personal beliefs and political viewpoints, and we value and find strength in that diversity. 

Chattahoochee Valley Homeschoolers consists of 42 home schooling families in Cataula. Sends out about 25 newsletters bi-monthly to members.L.I.G.H.T. (Leaders In Godly Home Teaching) consists of 150+ families in the Columbus/ Phenix City area with children ranging in grade levels from pre-kindergarten to college sophomores. This Christian organization is dedicated to supporting Godly home training of children, but a statement of faith is not required to join. Its function is to provide encouragement, prayerful support and communication among all homeschooling families; information on education techniques and curriculum; coordination of group activities; and monitoring of legislation related to home schools. 

Freedom Home Schoolers was created in 2005 to support homeschooling families in the Phenix City/Columbus area regardless of religious affiliation. Support for each family is offered through group activities, co-ops, field trips, or perhaps just a chance to sit and chat with other homeschooling families.  Family membership is $20 for the school year. For more information, send an email to membership@freedomhomeschoolers.com

Fort Benning Homeschoolers was developed to give general information on homeschooling to active duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard families in the Fort Benning, Georgia area. 

South Alabama Support Groups
Description on Facebook page: Welcome to South Alabama Homeschooling! This group was created for all homeschooling families. I wanted a place to post tips, ideas for field trips, great blogs, etc. Also have a place to post local curriculum for sale. As well as have a online support system for other homeschooling families. Feel free to add other homeschoolers to the group! I'm the activity coordinator for Everest Academy in Baldwin and Mobile counties. For more information on my church cover school you can find their site here: http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/ or follow on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/alabamahomeschooling

This group is for homeschool park days and fun activities in the Baldwin and Mobile Counties area of Alabama. Most activities will take place in the southwest area of Baldwin County. It is also for sharing information. This group is an ALL INCLUSIVE group for homeschoolers who just want to get together with no regard to race, religion, or homeschooling style. Open to all school ages Kindergarten through high school. Younger siblings also welcome. Kiddos can play or hang out and parents can support each other in our unique homeschooling journeys. So if you haven't found your niche in a group yet, or if you just want to come play! Please sign up and see what we're all about.

Enterprise Homeschool Support Group
The Enterprise Homeschool Support Group is just a support group. We are a group of moms, dads, grandparents and children that get together to enjoy each other’s company and learn about the world around us. We usually have a field trip or two each month (September – May), a co-op class running at any given time, mom’s nights out and lots of “chit-chat” by email. The eprisehschool e-mail loop is for you to communicate on. It has become a clearing house of information for many different activities in the area. Anything you come across that would benefit our families, please post it! Have an idea for an outing or activity? Organize it and post it! Before you plan out your activity, take a moment to check the calendar on the yahoo group site – that way you don’t over book a date. After you’ve planned your activity, please add your event to the calendar for others to reference. At the beginning of each month I will send a posting of all the events on the calendar for the month, just a bit of a reminder.  No one person is in charge of our list – there is no administration. We have two moderators on the group that simply monitor the postings to be sure everything is of benefit to our families. We hope you enjoy the group – our families are pretty fantastic and we’ve had lots of fun in the past. Keep in mind, however, that our group is only as good as you make it. If you don’t see something happening that you wish your children could be involved in, than start it! Chances are there are others who wish to have the same thing!

Lake Forest Homeschool Club is an all inclusive group of homeschoolers that is open to all homeschoolers in the Baldwin and Mobile county area. We have field trips, social get togethers, park days, 4H groups, swimming days and some classes. We also have information about area co ops, classes, and community events.

Mobile Secular Homeschoolers
MSH is an inclusive support group in the Mobile and Baldwin Co. area, embracing all educational approaches, races, beliefs, and family orientations. We provide numerous activities every month for homeschoolers, including field trips, park days, nature events, parties, preschool story time, mom's night out, and we work with other local homeschool groups to provide joint events, broadening our homeschool community in the Mobile/Baldwin county area.

North Baldwin Homeschool Support Group
This group is for homeschool park days and field trips. Our park days take place in Bay Minette, Al and are open to all homeschoolers, and those considering homeschooling, from birth to high school. Children play or hang out and parents support each other. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/395679833799461/ or contact us at susansmithstrum@gmail.com to be added to our email list.

Please tell us about your homeschooling support group. We will add the information to this list.