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Was there a homeschool forum or thread before? I am looking for all of the local resources for hs'ing. I am more seriously considering it.

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I combined the forums under "General Chat".

Here is a list of other homeschool groups in the area. This is only a small portion. There are probably another 50-100 which I don't know about.

Here is our Explore and Discover group. It is focused on fun outings and connecting with other families: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExploreAndDiscover/

Alternative Learning:
All our learning is alternative, we learn by doing, therefore we are
out in the world experiencing and would like to find other homeschool
friends who would like to come along on our alternative learning
journey. (Rock Hill area)

ENRICH is an acronym for Education Network of Relaxed, Inclusive,
Collaborative Homeschoolers:
We take many of our homeschooling lessons directly from everyday life.
This list is for the purpose of supporting ENRICH members in our
homeschooling efforts. (this group may have a membership fee, I am not
certain)(NE Charlotte/Concord area) Just want to add ENRICH's new website:
http://www.enrichnc.org/ it is being added to and expanding.

Home Based Educators of Charlotte (HBEC):
We are a secular support group for homeschoolers and unschoolers in
Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.

Matthews Area Secular Co-op (MASC): http://www.maschomeschoolers.org/
Matthews Area Secular Co-op is an organization for support,
educational opportunities, and social activities of homeschool
students and their families in Mecklenburg and Union Counties of NC.
(this group has an annual membership fee)

NCUnschoolers: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NCUnschoolers/
As unschoolers we recognize that learning is a byproduct of living
life. We respect our children, and trust that our children will learn
everything they need to know through living their lives and following
their passions.

Parenting, Academics and Leadership Support (PALS):
An all inclusive homeschool family support group. Most activities in
Southeast Mecklenberg or Union County.

Piedmont Homeschoolers:
This group is offered as a means of disseminating news and information
of interest among homeschool families residing in the Piedmont region
of North Carolina (NC).

CMeLEARN (Charlotte Mason eLEARN) is a homeschool group serving
families in the Greater Charlotte area. We are Christian families who
welcome anyone interested in learning about the Charlotte Mason
philosophy of education. Join this free Yahoo group to start receiving
their monthly newsletter via email.

Charlotte Christian Homeschool Network
Connecting Christian Homeschoolers in the Charlotte area
CCHNet is an information loop for homeschoolers in the greater Charlotte area. The group is Christian based; however, anyone who does not mind religious postings may join and there is no statement of faith required. Events, classes, support group activities, and anything of interest to homeschoolers may be posted. There is also room for discussions and encouragement. There are extensive links and files at the webpage to help new and veteran homeschoolers as well as homeschoolers moving into the area.

SW Homeschool Parents- Those folks in the SW Charlotte area need to be sure to connect with this new homeschooling group. They have many activities in the SW area posted!

Rock Hill Area Homeschoolers support group (RHAH) is not a Christian
membership only group- they are a totally inclusive support group
where everyone is welcomed regardless of their professed faith. They
do not require members to sign a statement of faith or any other
If you are interested in RHAH, please visit www.rhah.org- there you
can print an application for both RHAH and for the Palmetto Teen group.

Lake Norman Secular Homeschoolers (LKN-sec) is an inclusive, secular
homeschooling group providing support, resources and activities for
people who have chosen to educate their families at home. Members are
primarily in the Lake Norman/North Mecklenburg area of North Carolina.
Members have varied backgrounds, as well as varied political and
religious beliefs. Join this free yahoo group at LKNsec-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

There is also the Gaston County Homeschool Network

Homespun Charlotte is a no-cost discussion and support group for active homeschooling families in the North Mecklenburg and South Cabarras County areas. The purpose of the group is to network, obtain support and information related to homeschooling, swap ideas and resources, and find fieldtrips and classes available for homeschooled kids. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homespuncharlotte/?yguid=287472904

FOCUS (Families Of Color Uniting Scholars) Focus supplements the needs of African American Homeschoolers as it pertains to cultural enrichment, esteem enhancement and emotional support of the African American Homeschooling Community in the Charlotte, NC region. FOCUS is open to all who support our mission. As a Christian organization, we welcome people of all races, religions and nationalities.

East Mecklenburg Home Schoolers- A new (August 2008) homeschool support group on the east side of Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) NC. Our intent is to fill this "No-Man's Zone" south of University City but north of Mint Hill. We are an inclusive group, open to all homeschooling families. Our target area is south of Rocky River Rd, north of Albemarle Rd, and east of W T Harris Blvd. However, we welcome others outside the area to join as well.

Thank you so very much! You are a wealth of resources. I appreciate also that you listed so many secular groups. I forgot to mention that that is exactly what I wanted. :)

March will be our 1st anniversary for home schooling!
E&D was a great resource for us finding what there is to do in the area for HomeSchoolers.
We are thrilled we made the choice! (wish we had made it sooner!)
Kristen, What else do you need besides what Pat has posted? Are you aware of our homeschool stores:
www.growingscholars.com and www.thehomeschoolroom.net?

There will be used curriculum sales and various seminars and conferences coming up in the spring and summer.

If you have particular concerns, please feel free to voice them and you may get some good feedback to help you.

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