NC Secular Homeschoolers
Homeschooling But Not Religious or Homeschooling but not for Religious Reasons?
You probably feel like you are in the minority, and sometimes it is hard to find a group or resources that fit your family’s needs, because so often, the groups and resources that are publicized are those with a religious component.
I am collecting secular homeschool group information and secular resources and curriculum ideas here.
I hope you find this page helpful and if you have resources and links, groups etc. that you want to help others find, please contact me so I can add them.
The more places we list resources on the internet, the more likely it is that those who are googling will find them!
Secular Resources for North Carolina Homeschoolers
LINKS TO SECULAR GROUPS & RESOURCES
- Alamance, Guilford - Home Ed Arts-
HEArts is a Wilmington, NC based online NEWS group available for use by homeschoolers or those considering it. We are a fully inclusive homeschool NEWS group that embraces diversity. Members belong to several local ACTIVITY groups and plan park play dates, fieldtrips, parties, workshops and spontaneous activities. See Sheree Harrell Draper on facebook for more information.
- Barefoot Homeschoolers-
Secular Homeschoolers of Rutherford and Polk counties of western NC.
- BCHE - Facebook-
Group description does not specify they are secular, but is informal & diverse "In BCHE we aim to treat each other with kindness and understanding, by focusing on what we have in common; the home education of our children and the desire to do the best for our families."
- BookShark Curriculum-
Complete, literature-based, homeschool curriculum for Pre-K to Age 16 students. Our curriculum uses a variety of educational resources including literary fiction and nonfiction, biographies, illustrations and hands-on experiments to deliver an engaging and complete education that extends beyond textbook memorization. Easy to teach - all of the planning and preparation is done for you so you can enjoy learning together. We provide 36-week, 4-day schedules designed to save one day a week for sports, field trips or other extracurricular activities.
- Buncombe - HOME-
HOME of Asheville - secular Homeschool group.
- Buncombe County- HOME-
Secular Homeschool Support in and around Asheville
- Buncombe County- HOME-
Secular Homeschool forum - yahoo group.
- Buncombe- Asheville Unschoolers & Homeschoolers-
This is a support group for unschoolers and homeschoolers in the Asheville area. The Facebook group is where they organize and plan meetups, play dates, hiking trips, etc.
- Cabarrus - Enrich-
Follow them on Facebook too - Diverse, Inclusive - classes, curriculum sales.
- Cary Homeschoolers-
Chatham and Wake Counties Homeschool Support. Some activities require membership and some are public. "Cary Homeschoolers is a welcoming, all-inclusive, secular homeschool support group based in Cary, NC. Membership is open to all homeschooling families in and around the Cary area. We do not require or endorse adherence to any particular belief system, educational method or philosophy."
- Catawba County Homeschool Community-
The Catawba County Homeschool Community (CCHC) is a secular group for home educators open to families in and around Catawba County. Social networking, and actvities- no fee to join. Facebook group HERE
- Cumberland - Fayetteville Secular Homeschoolers-
Group was created for families who want to connect with other secular homeschoolers.
- Cumberland - HOME-
Homes Offering Meaningful Education is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the greater Fayetteville area.
- F.R.E.S.H. - Free Resources for Secular Homeschoolers-
A group to share FREE SECULAR HOMESCHOOL materials. Some resources may be one day only deals, so always check the price before you order.
- Forsyth - Lunch Bunch Learners-
Secular and inclusive group of home educators serving Forsyth and the surrounding counties. Group is private, so you will need to contact them by email if you are interested in more information email@example.com
- Gaston Adventures in Learning-
A non-traditional, secular homeschool group of freethinkers and life learners.
- Gaston County Homeschool Network-
Inclusive Online Group
- GSO Families-
Facebook Group Sponsored by GSO Families website - all inclusive discussion for homeschool families in the GSO area.
- Guilford - Apple Educational Supplies-
Learning Centers, work books, test prep and hands-on learning stuff!
- Guilford County- GSO- SE Triad Home Educators-
Secular Group in Greensboro and surrounding areas.
- Halifax County Homeschoolers-
Halifax County Homeschoolers (HCH) is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the Scotland Neck, NC and Halifax County areas. Halifax County Homeschoolers is a community whose members offer support, information, and encouragement to each other and to those interested in homeschooling. HCH works to connect members with different homeschool philosophies through park days, field trips, and other activities.
- Henderson - Hendersonville NC Area Homeschoolers-
Local page for sharing information & events, sharing about meet ups & play dates etc. for current homeschooling families or veteran homeschoolers who have graduated students.
- Homeschool Secular Curriculum - Group Buys-
Subscribe for information on group buys- this is a secular group that is trying to gain bargaining power for all homeschoolers for secular materials.
- Johnston & Wake Counties- Secular Homeschoolers
- Johnston, Wake, Harnett - Secular HS of NC-
Secular Homeschoolers of NC - email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for current information on the group.
- Lake Norman Secular Homeschool Prom
- Lincoln - Secular Homeschoolers-
Facebook private group for secular homeschoolers.
- Madison County- Co-op-
Group in Madison County (Marshall) meeting for co-op classes and activities: "We are not affliliated with any religious organizations and we try to keep the discussion of religious topics out of our meetings to avoid division among our members. "
- Mecklenburg - Home-Based Educators-
Yahoo discussion group for Secular Homeschoolers.
- Mecklenburg - Homeschool Teen Adventure Group-
Secular Homeschool group for teens - events and activities group.
- N Charlotte Secular HS Co-op-
Meeting in Charlotte Area - join their Facebook group for questions.
- NC Happy Secular Homeschoolers-
Facebook discussion group for secular homeschoolers
- NC Homeschool Adventures-
Raleigh Area Secular Homeschool group - very active meets for lots of fun activities.
- NC Secular Network
- New Hanover - Kingdom Colors-
Kingdom Colors is a very diverse group of homeschooling families from all ethnic/racial, religious/non-religious affiliations and homeschooling methods and curricula. Kingdom Colors maintains the philosophy that parents have the responsibility of raising and teaching their children according to their beliefs and values in the manner and style of their own choosing. Meeting in Wilmington North Carolina.
- New Hanover - Wilmington Circle Group-
Beginning Winter 2016 The Wilmington CIRCLE group is for families in the Wilmington and surrounding areas of the southeastern area of North Carolina. Check the FAQs and Guidelines at the link above and then contact them using the form.
- North Wake Teens-
North Wake Teen Homeschoolers is a secular support group for families with homeschoolers of middle and high school aged children (ages 11 and up) in Northern Wake County, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. (Parents and siblings are welcome to join in on many of the activities, but not all.) The group is member directed - meaning everyone is welcome and encouraged to plan events and activities.
- Online Classes for Groovy Kids-
Inclusive vision and fun classes with activities.
- Onslow Secular Home Schoolers-
Secular Homeschool Group meeting in Onslow County, NC
- Orange, Durham - Chapel Hill Homeschoolers-
Non-sectarian and non-discriminatory homeschool group - email@example.com or find them on Facebook
- Piedmont Triad Homeschoolers-
Triad Homeschoolers is a private group of homeschool families in Piedmont Triad area of NC. Focus is educational activities for middle & early high school aged homeschoolers.
- Piedmont Triad Secular Homeschoolers-
Facebook group for secular homeschoolers to share local events, organize outings and activities with one another, ask questions, and offer general support.
- Prodigy Free Math Game - Grades 1-8-
Fun online math game for grade 1-8 to practice math.
- Rocky Mount Homeschoolers-
Rocky Mount Area - Dortches, Red Oak, Nashville, Whitakers, Enfield, Spring Hope, Wilson: This is a non-sectarian email list, and we welcome homeschoolers of any and every method. To become a member of the group, please provide a brief introduction and location.
- Scholastic Guide to Skills Grades Pre-K-8
- Scholastic Parents-
Free Printables for grades PreK- 8
- Secular Homeschooling Q&A-
Facebook Discussion Group
- Secular Homeschooling With Netflix-
Discussion group on Facebook - information on educational videos and other digital media/ resources - how to integrate and use digital media
- Secular HS Groups Forum-
Secular homeschoolers forum by state - includes a forum for NC secular home educators.
Johnston & Wake Counties- Secular Homeschoolers
- Stokes, Surry Homeschoolers-
Non-religious and inclusive group for home educators in Surry & Stokes counties of NC.
- Tar River Home Educators-
Inclusive homeschool support group in the Halifax, Edgecombe, Martin, Pitt, Nash Counties, and surrounding areas: Halifax, Williamston, Greenville, Rocky Mount/Tarboro. Their Rule is: "if you don't mind driving to our activities, then you are welcome to join us." Group membership is by APPROVAL ONLY. Yahoo discussion & planning group. The group has no religious affiliation - all are welcome.
- The Homeschool Experience-
Secular Co-op meeting in Apex
- The Homeschool Experience-
Secular co-op meeting in Apex - Public Facebook Page
- Wake - Cary Homeschoolers-
All-inclusive, secular homeschool support group.
- Wake - Holly Springs Homeschoolers-
Secular "meet-up" Group $12 membership fee (free trial of 30 days) and members are from Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Cary, Raleigh, Garner, Lillington and more.
- Wake - NCH Adventures-
Co-op alternative - no forced participation, no fees and lots on hands-on fun. Field trips support and just an awesome group!
- Wake - The Homeschool Experience-
Secular & Inclusive - firstname.lastname@example.org - looks like meeting for classes in Apex
- Wake Homeschool Connections-
Wake Homeschool Connections is a secular group and is open to homeschoolers throughout the Triangle. By joining this group, you are acknowledging that the group represents a diverse background of beliefs and homeschooling approaches.
- Wake – Homeschool Explorers-
Secular & Diverse
- Wake, Durham - NC HS Adventures-
Secular Group - all ages (most of our kids are 2nd grade up to highschool) secular Homeschool group exploring North Carolina together. Activities and fields trips in NC. Mostly in Raleigh area. No dues, No forced participation, the only rule is to respect everyone's views and opinions.
- Wake, Franklin - Wake Forest Homeschoolers-
Wake Forest Homeschoolers is an inclusive, secular homeschool support and activities group. They sponsor lots of activities, co-op, teen dances etc.
- Wilmington - WHO-
The Wilmington Homeschool Organization (WHO) - secular home schooling; play dates, field trips, home school gatherings, organized classes, etc. Gatherings and activities are primarily the product of member initiative.
- Wilson - Inclusive Homeschoolers-
We are a secular support group in Wilson, North Carolina. There are no membership fees. Everyone is welcome, and our only requirement is that members are tolerant of others' beliefs. New members must be sponsored or attend a park day or other gathering before subscribing to the discussion list.