NC Secular Homeschoolers
Homeschooling But Not Religious or Homeschooling but not for Religious Reasons?
You may 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.
Please help me connect homeschoolers with secular homeschool groups & co-ops.
Contact me with group information, secular resources and curriculum ideas.
Use the contact form below and if you have a web address for the resources, please include it so I can review that and add it to our list.
Secular Homeschool Groups in North Carolina
- Alamance - Mebane Area Homeschoolers & Unschoolers-
Mebane area secular group for homeschooling/unschooling families interested in park meetups, exploring museums, local adventures, and fun, hands-on, child-lead learning. We can share homeschooling resources, ideas, struggles and triumphs. We can experience homeschooling together, and build wonderful, lasting, positive friendships, for kids and parents alike. If you are not planning to homeschool Kindergarten and beyond then this probably is not the right group for you and your your family. Contact MAHU BY EMAIL
- 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.
- Build Your Library Facebook Support
- 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.
- Burke County Home Educators- BCHE-
Burke County Home Educators is an informal group of homeschooling families that live within Burke County or close proximity. While we all come from varied backgrounds, as well as different political and religious beliefs, we support and appreciate the diversity within our group. 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. The families within BCHE plan many different activities and events to give our children different experiences and times to get together.
- 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
- Catawba, Iredell - Lake Norman Homeschool-
Group supporting secular homeschooling families in the Lake Norman area.
- 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.
- Durham - Unschoolers of Durham-
Natural learning, secular unschooling support Faceboook group meets regularly in the area. Membership comes with requirements: 1- Members must attend at least 1 event per month & 2- Members should self-identify as unschoolers
- 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
- Forsyth - Miller Park Co-op-
This is an inclusive, secular enrichment co-op meeting at Miller Park in Winston-Salem for PE and Art. If interested, contact Teresa Moore at her EMAIL.
- 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 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.
- HOPE in the Sandhills-
HOPE in the Sandhills is for homeschooling parents and their children who want to Help Others Prioritize Education (HOPE) in their homes. We are a secular home school support group for families who are ***currently home schooling at least one child in elementary school level or above***. We currently do not require fees, but we do ask that you are an ACTIVE participant in our group. The purpose of our group is to exchange relevant information, answer questions, support one another, take field trips, enjoy fun events together, meet for activities, and make lasting friendships. We ask that you come prepared to step out of your shell and enjoy yourselves within our home school community. We also have a Cooperative that meets weekly during the school year and a High School group. We would love to have you. You must be a member of HOPE Sandhills support group (this group) to join in on the Coop.
- 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. "
- Mecklenberg - South Charlotte Secular Homeschool Group-
This group is for secular homeschooling families with children in K - 5th grade (siblings outside of this age range are welcome.) We are striving to raise our children to be kind, compassionate, socially responsible and accepting of others regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic status. This community values diversity and is a safe place for people of any or no religion, POC, LGBTQ+ and non-traditional families. As a secular group we don’t allow promotion of religiously-affiliated events, curriculum, etc.
- Mecklenburg - Home-Based Educators-
Yahoo discussion group for Secular Homeschoolers.
- Mecklenburg - Homeschool Teen Adventure Group-
Secular Homeschool group for teens - events and activities group.
- Mekelenberg - North Charlotte Secular Homeschool Social Group-
This is an open social group based from the North Charlotte Secular Homeschool Co-op. The actual co-op is currently full for the Fall 2017 semester (with a waitlist) but this group can be used for planning social gatherings for secular homeschoolers in the greater Charlotte area. This is also an open group for people to find out information about the North Charlotte Secular Homeschool Co-op. This group will also act as our information page for people who are interested in the details of the co-op. Please ask questions here, add any friends who might be interested, and share it! Our Mission Statement:
We are a homeschool co-operative focusing on families who want to invest in our children's educational, social, and emotional growth. We are fully inclusive of all families. As a secular group, we promote no religion. Our classes are based on student interests, and we value experience-based learning, multi-age group settings, and gentle, respectful parenting. We are building a long-term intentional community for our families, based on the above principles, and we welcome those who are committed to growing with us in this endeavor.
- 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.
- Onslow - Relaxed Homeschoolers of Jacksonville-
This group was created to provide a community in the Jacksonville, NC and surrounding area for: relaxed homeschoolers, unschooling interested, those new to unschooling, and unschooling veterans regardless of religious/secular and political beliefs. We are here for: support, inspiration, camaraderie, friendship, park meet ups, occasional informal fieldtrips, etc. This group is *not* a co-op, but more of a homeschool "tribe" that meets up for weekly park days and other occasional meet ups.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sandhills Area - HOPE Secular CO-OP-
Secular Co-op - sister group to HOPE of the Sandhills Secular Homeschool Support Group
- Secular Families Who Homeschool-
Secular & Inclusive Facebook discussion group & support for homeschooling.
- 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.
- Triad Homeschool Activity Group - THAG-
Facebook group, but meeting IRL. This is a group for anyone whose children (ages 5 and up) are not in public school in the Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point area of North Carolina. It will be a place to ask questions and discuss the challenges of homeschooling. Members are expected to attend at least one meet-up, field trip or group activity per month. By joining, you agree to the guidelines of the group. Our mission statement: To help homeschool families in the Triad area find friendship and encouragement, learning opportunities, and helpful resources, in a community that is welcoming to all on this fun journey.
- Wake - Cary Homeschoolers-
All-inclusive, secular homeschool support group.
- Wake - Homeschoolers of Holly Springs-
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-
Offers secular & inclusive enrichment classes in the Raleigh area, field trips and excursions for homeschoolers in NC.
- Wake - The Homeschool Experience-
Secular co-op meeting in Apex - Public Facebook Page - Founded in 2015, focusing on offering secular & inclusive enrichment classes in the Raleigh area, field trips and excursions for homeschoolers in NC.
- 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.
Secular Resources for North Carolina Homeschoolers
This section is for Secular Curriculum links and to list resources that do not have a religious component:
- 15 % OFF Surprise Ride Homeschool Kits-
Homeschool parents are loving using the kits for fun hands on learning and art. These are creative kits that will come to students automatically every month or you can purchase bundles or individual kits to try. The discount is for the subscription products (Monthly, 6 Months or Yearly Subscriptions are Available) Great way for Grandparents to be involved, or for a gift idea. Creative activities your kids can do independently. The items in the kits encourage creativity and imaginative play as well as making learning fun. Get more information at the link above or SEE MY REVIEW.
- 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.
- Build Your Library - Literature Based, Secular Curriculum-
Level 0-10 Literature Based Secular curriculum incorporates, copywork, narration, dictation & memory work.
- Build Your Library Facebook Support
- Cumberland County - School Tools-
Books & educational resources - 301 Robeson St. Fayetteville, NC 28301, Call 800-446-6188 or 910-484-6188
- Discovery K-12 - Free Student Accounts-
Non-Common Core, traditional, secular curriculum using today’s cutting-edge technologies from pre-k through 12th grade. Use as a full curriculum or as a supplement. Flexible scheduling. Multiple subjects including Reading/Literature, Language Arts, Math, History/Social Studies, Science, Visual/Performing Arts and Physical Education. Extra Curriculum includes Spanish 1, HTML Coding, Healthy Living, and Personal Finance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and the Arts are integrated into the curriculum. Over 16,000 lessons across all grades and courses with videos, slides, worksheets and resources.
Library with over 100 classic literature e-books such as Tom Sawyer, The Count of Monte Cristo and Treasure Island, to name a few. The curriculum has been developed and selected by us personally to ensure the best content is provided with every assignment. Weekly spelling program with over 6,300 words, printed/digital worksheets, and end-of-week spelling quizzes. Comprehensive.
- Discovery K12-
Non-Common Core, traditional, secular curriculum online curriculum for pre-k through 12th grades.
- 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.
- Guilford - Apple Educational Supplies-
Learning Centers, work books, test prep and hands-on learning stuff!
- Guilford - Gate City Books- Wide selection, good sales on books; 901-C Norwalk St. Greensboro, North Carolina, NC 27407 CALL: 336- 543-2045
- History - Primary Sources from the Library of Congress-
FREE Links to primary sources from history - teaching tips and lesson ideas
- 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.
- IXL - Online Curriculum/Practice for Skills in Multiple Subject Areas or a Single Subject-
IXL membership for families gives you access to multiple subjects or a single subject for a monthly fee. Diagnostic/Placement testing is included. Award winning and adaptive 0 aligned to common core standards in NC.
- Lake Norman Secular Homeschool Prom
- Moving Beyond the Page - PreK - Middle School Comprehensive, Eclectic Curriculum
- NC Secular Network
- Oak Meadow Curriculum-
Enroll in distance learning program or use their curriculum independently - grades K-12
- Online Classes for Groovy Kids-
Inclusive vision and fun classes with activities.
- Pearson Learning Services - High School-
Honors & AP, Career Readiness, Core Subjects, Textbook approach & online courses.
- Prodigy Free Math Game - Grades 1-8-
Fun online math game for grade 1-8 to practice math.
- Scholastic Guide to Skills Grades Pre-K-8
- Scholastic Parents-
Free Printables for grades PreK- 8
- Secular High School Curriculum-
Buy, sell and ask about secular high school curricula.
- 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
- Statewide - Joy's Homeschool Books-
Located in NC but sells online. Secular homeschool curriculum for sale, in all grades and subjects.
- The LitCharts Library-
An invaluable library of hundreds of literature guides. Also search for literary devices and terms, and "Shakescleare" translations of every Shakespeare play. Monthly or Yearly Subscriptions.
- Wake - Homeschool Science Classes Monthly (Sept. - May) at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences-
Located at 11 West Jones Street in Raleigh, NC 27601 - call 919 - 707 -9800 or follow the link to be added to their Homeschool Updates email list.
- World Book - Typical Course of Study-
Typical skills & subjects by grade/ages. Homeschoolers & Unschoolers, this is a good tool for developing your own curricula in subject areas, or to be sure that your kids are "on track" with their peers whether for college prep, testing preparation, plans for returning to public school or simply for your own information. Don't be a slave to them, but do take a look at these types of lists as most of the time, you will see how much your children are learning and how close they are to where their peers are even without being in "real school".
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