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Support Groups and Resources

Various organizations provide support for homeschoolers. The information contained herein has been provided by the organization, based on categories provided at the bottom of this file. Inclusion in this list does not imply evaluation, review or approval of any kind by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

While PDE does not list individuals as resources, an organization may download the Application for Listing as a Support Group from the Home Education and Private Tutoring homepage and return it for inclusion of their group on the website.

County and regional support groups for parents of homeschoolers are particularly welcomed to the list because they link together homeschool families in the same geographical area to share ideas, resources and activities.

Support Groups by Geography

Support groups are listed in the following order:

  • County in PA
  • Regional in PA
  • Statewide/National
  • Worldwide

County

Chester County

Classical Conversations (CC) (www.classicalconversations.com)
367 Hibernia Road
Coatesville, PA 19320-1287
Melissa Alton, 610-384-1306, malton@classicalconversations.comLori Herson, 610-384-4780
Achievement testing, Association, Conference, Email, Evaluators, Newsletters, Support Group, Website

Fulton County

Christian Home Educators Team
HCR 81, Box 58
Needmore, PA 17238
Norma Jean Hohman, 717-294-6215, hohman@nb.net
Ruthann Golden, 717-294-3118
Advocacy, Association, Email, Evaluators, Information, Support Group

Regional

Regional - Allegheny, Butler, and Beaver Counties

Family Instructors of the North Suburbs (FINS) (sites.google.com/site/pittsburghfins/)
1549 Crestview Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Barb Beideman, 412-358-0394
Becky Giebel, 412-635-9159
Email: pfins-owner@yahoogroups.com
Association, Conference, Email, Evaluators, Information, Support Group, Website

Regional – Allegheny (Pts) and Westmoreland Counties

The McKeesport Area Homeschoolers
404 Owens Avenue
Liberty Borough, PA 16930
Barbara Page, 412-461-6788, pageclan@msn.com
Association, Email, Website

Regional - Berks, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties

Valley Forge Baptist Home Education Association (VFBHEA)
616 S. Trappe Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
Karen Melchior, 610-948-8100, kmelchior@vfba.org
Lois Rall, 610-948-8100
Fax: 610-948-6423
Association, Newsletters, Support Group, Diplomas, Email, Website

Regional – Berks and Lancaster Counties

The Camel Project (www.thecamelproject.org)
P.O. Box 4544
Reading, PA 19606
Pam Gockley 717-964-7086, pamgockley@thecamelproject.org
Association and Support group – peer to peer circles; bullying and personal development

Regional - Franklin County

Pennsylvania Home Education Network (www.phen.org)
952 Peach Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Gloria Molek 412-922-8344, info@phen.org
Association, Email, Evaluators, Information, Newsletter, Support Group, Website

Regional - Harrisburg and Central PA

Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA
350 Hale Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Katie Swiglo, Program Manager, 717-884-4220, kswiglo@gshpa.org, 1-800-692-7816
Support group, newsletter, and support group

Regional - Monroe, Northampton, Pike and surrounding counties

Northeast Pennsylvania Homeschoolers (NEPA)
PO Box 884
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Judy or Paul Van Hook, 717-476-9321, nepahomeschoolers@yahoo.com
Curriculum Fair, Email, Evaluators, Information

Regional – Philadelphia and surrounding area

Eclectic Learning Network (ELN) (www.eclecticlearningnetwork.com)
105 Bethlehem Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Maleka Diggs, 267-603-7509, maleka@eclecticlearningnetwork.com
Conference, Newsletters, Support Group, Website

Homeschool Happenings in Montgomery County
500 Donegal Court
Royersford, PA 19468
Beth Chiang 240-357-7123
bethachiang@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/groups/558210847620383

Support group, evaluator, curriculum, info, webpage

Regional - Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Chester Counties

Motivated Young Scholars, Inc. (MYS) (www.motivatedyoungscholars.com)
5911 Larchwood Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Veronica Manley, 484-243-0332, Motivatedyoungscholars@gmail.com
Verna Aggie, 267-223-9872
Advocacy, Association, Conference, Curriculum, Diplomas, Evaluators, Support Group, Newsletters, Materials, Information

Open Connections (OC) (www.openconnections.org)
1616 Delchester Road
Newton Square, PA  19073
Sarah Becker, 610-459-3366
Rick Sleutaris, 610-459-3366
Email: info@openconnections.org
Achievement Tests, Association, Conference, Evaluators, Support Group, Newsletters

Regional - York County and surrounding areas

York Homeschool Association (YHSA) (www.homeschool-life.com)
211 Pauline Drive Box #407
York, PA 17402
Tara Moore, Membership Chair, tarastern@hotmail.com; coordinator@yhsa.org
Association, Curriculum Fair (March), Information, Materials, Newsletter, Support Group and Website

Regional - York, Adams, Cumberland and Dauphin Counties

New Horizons Homeschool Group (NHHG) (www.nnhgpa.com)
P.O. Box 518
Dillsburg, PA 17019
Contact Person – Sarah Weiser
Cindy Petrides, Director
Email: info@nhhgpa.com
Support Group, Email, and Website

Statewide

Aleithia Learning Community (www.aleithia.org)
55 Bertolet School Road
Spring City, PA 19475
Peter D. Mountz, Headmaster, 484-798-4165, mountzALC@gmail.com
484-901-5211 (business voicemail)
Association, On-line Courses, Materials

Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania (www.catholichomeschoolpa.org)
101 South College Street
Myerstown, PA 17067
Larry and Ellen Kramer, 717-866-5425, kramer101@comcast.net; info@catholichomeschoolpa.org
Fax: 717-866-5425
Association, Conference & Curriculum Fair, Email, Evaluators, Information, Newsletter, Website

Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) (www.chaponline.com)
231 N. Chestnut Street
Palmyra, PA 17078
Angela Davis, 717-838-0980, staff@chaponline.com
Advocacy, Association, Conference, Curriculum Fair, Email, Evaluators, Information, Newsletter, Website

Edu Prime LLC (www.eduprimellc.org)
3701 Conshocken Avenue #514
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Paul Musumba, 215-525-2866, pmusumba@eduprimellc.org
Achievement Testing, Conference, Curriculum Fair, Email, Evaluators, Information, Newsletter, Online Courses, Support Group, Website

Erie County Homeschoolers Diploma Association (www.echsdiploma.org)
9129 State Road
Cranesville, PA 16410
Edi Thomas, 570-967-0951, echsda93@gmail.com
Janet Preston, 814-774-3549
Association, Diplomas

Everwood Virtual Academy (everwoodacademy.com)
1637 Oakwood Drive
Narberth, PA 19072
Everwoodacademy.com
Fahim el-Tawil, 267-206-1417
info@everwoodacademy.com
Online courses

Homeschool Spanish Academy (HSA) (www.spanish.academy)
P.O. Box #2234
Spring, TX 77386
Ron Fortin, 210-645-5278, ron@spanish.academy
Customer Service, 1 (855) 997-4652, info@spanish.academy

Keystone Christian Institute (www.PAhomeschool.com)
120 Kilingerman Road
Telford, PA 18969
Christa Hageman, 215-721-1868, PAhomeschool@undermothersheart.com
Information, Website, Email, Handbell Choir (Music Classes), Statewide and classes for Bucks, Berks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia county homeschoolers

Lancaster Center for Classical Studies (www.latinandgreek.org)
910 Marietta Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Peter Brown 717-397-3223, cfl.org@comcast.net

Mason-Dixon Homeschoolers Association, Inc. (masondixonhomeschoolers.org)
32 West Main Street #5
Waynesboro, PA 17268
717-749-5767
717-925-0585 (call or text)
Valerie Eby: office@masondixonhomeschoolers.org (for support group)
Stephanie Vickers: diploma@masondixonhomeschoolers.org (for diploma program)
Association, Diplomas, Evaluators, Information, Newsletters, Support

Music and Motion (MuMo) (www.mumo.us)
127 York Street
Hanover, Pa 17331
Gretchen Walter, 717-476-5053, mumoemail@gmail.com
Music enrichment online courses plus classes available in Hanover, PA

Pennsylvania Home Education Network (www.phen.org)
952 Peach Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Gloria Molek, 412-922-8344, info@phen.org
Association, Email, Evaluators, Information, Newsletter, Support Group, Website

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers AP Online (www.aphomeschoolers.com)
105 Richman Lane
Kittanning PA 16201-9311
Howard and Susan Richman, 724-783-6512, richmans@pahomeschoolers.com
Fax: 724-783-6512
Email, On-line courses (Advanced Placement), Website

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency (www.phaa.org)
105 Richman Lane
Kittanning, PA 16201-9311
Dr. Howard B. Richman, 724-783-6512, director@phaa.org
Fax: 724-783-6512
Association, Conference (High School at Home), Diplomas, Email, Evaluators, Materials, Newsletter, Website

Susquehanna Valley Homeschool Diploma Programs, Inc.
484 Pleasant View Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Chris Ranck, 717-834-3573, ranckseven@gmail.com
Sandra Elliott, selliott095@gmail.com
Association, Conferences, Diplomas, Evaluators

They Read More Usborne Books (www.letsjustread.com)
6419 N. Fairhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19126
Tracey D. Sims-Brooks, 888-229-0185, theyreadmore@gmail.com
Curriculum Fair

Statewide/National/Worldwide

Keystone National High School KNHS or Keystone (The Keystone School) (keystoneschoolonline.com)
920 Central Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Gary Myers, Provost, 800-255-4937
Jennifer Unger, Director, 800-255-4937, Info@keystonehighschool.com
Fax: 570-300-2346
On-line Courses, Support Group, Website

National

Alternative Education Resource Organization
417 Roslyn Rd
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
Jerry Mints, 516-621-2195, Jerryaero@aol.com
800-769-4171
Fax: 516-625-3257
Association, Email, Evaluators, Information, Materials, Website

American School (www.americanschool.org)
2200 East 170th Street
Lansing, IL 60438
Jeff Cox, 708-418-2800
Valerie Riley, 708-418-2800
Email: publicrelations@americanschool.org
Fax: 708-418-2831
Email, Materials, Newsletters, Online Courses, Website

Best Home School Resources (www.besthomeschoolresources.com)
Rebecca Lambert
Email: rebecca@besthomeschoolresources.com
Info, materials, and webpage

Curriculum Services (www.curriculumservices.com)
26801 Pine Ave
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Kathleen L. Sprafka, 239-992-6381, info@curriculumservices.com
Fax: 941-992-6473
Email, Materials

Debra Bell/Aim Academy (www.debrabell.com)
Email: info@debrabell.com
Achievement Testing, Online Courses, Newsletter, Conference, Information, Materials

ECS Issue Site - Homeschooling (www.ecs.org/ecsmain.asp?page=/html/issues.asp?am=1/)

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) (www.hslda.org)
1 Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132
Daniel T. Beasley, Esq., 540-338-5600
Caleb Mast, Legal Asst.
Email: pennslyvania@HSLDA.org
Fax: 540-338-2733
Advocacy, Association, Email, Information, Newsletters, Website

National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network (NATHHAN) (www.nathhan.com)
5383 Alpine Road, SE
Olalla, WA 98539
Tim Bushnell, 253-857-4257, Nathanews@aol.com
Fax: 253-857-7764
Association, Email, Information, Materials, Newsletters, Support Group, Website

National Home Education Research Institute (www.nheri.org)
12221 Van Brady Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-7924
William A. Lloyd, 301-372-2889
Brian D. Ray, 503-364-1490
Email: mail@nheri.org
Fax: 301-372-0086
Information, Website

National School Is Dead; Learn in Freedom! (www.learninfreedom.org)
Karl M. Bunday, webmaster@learninfreedom.org
Email, Information, Website

Categories for Support Groups

Achievement Testing - An organization which arranges for students to take nationally normed standardized achievement tests.

Advocacy - An organization which provides legal information and/or assistance.

Association - An organization which parents or families join for a fee.

Conference - Organizes an annual or more frequent meeting of organizations and/or parents regarding homeschooling issues.

Curriculum Fair - Organizes an annual or more frequent fair of organizations or companies that provide materials for instruction.

Diplomas - Organization which is properly registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to issue secondary school graduation credentials for post-secondary school admittance, PHEAA grants and loans, and supervision of a home education program.

Email - An address on the Internet.

Evaluators - An organization which provides a listing of evaluators.

Information - An organization which provides information on other organizations, materials or research on the subject of home education free of charge.

Materials - An organization which sells or provides without charge curriculum materials or other materials used in instruction.

Newsletters - An organization which provides a periodic newsletter or magazine for homeschooling families, with or without charge.

On-line Courses - An organization which provides courses in limited subject areas or age groups via the Internet. The courses or age groups will be identified.

Support Group - An organization which provides parent support meetings, family programs, field trips, kids clubs, social activities.

Website - Electronically retrievable information available through the Internet free of charge.

If your organization would like to advertise on this page, complete the Application for Listing as a Support Group on the Home Education and Private Tutoring homepage and return it to ra-home-education@pa.gov.