Counties: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union
Welcome to Region 4's page. As your regional director, I am here to encourage you in your homeschool journey. My husband, Keith, and I have three children, and we have homeschooled for over twelve years. Our oldest daughter just graduated and will attend college this fall. Our son is 15 and our second daughter is 11.
Please let me know if we can help you or answer any questions, We look forward to meeting you soon.
If the support group name is listed in blue, you may follow the link to find out more.
If you are a support group leader in Region 4 and you see that something is missing or in error in the support groups listing below, please contact me so that I can correct your information.
If you have a support group that is not listed here, please contact us so we can add it to the list.
The Cabarrus County Home School Association (CCHSA) is a nonprofit, nondenominational, Christian home school support group dedicated to providing tools and encouragement to home educators and their families. Benefits of membership include educational and social opportunities, sharing of resources, updates on legal issues and requirements, group privileges and discounts as well as mentoring and group support. (Taken from the CCHSA website.)
County: Cabarrus & Surrounding
Cities: Kannapolis, Rockwell, Landis, Gold Hill, Stanfield, New London, Concord, Huntersville
Zip Codes: 28023, 28025, 28027, 28036, 28071, 28075, 28081, 28082, 28083, 28097, 28107, 28124, 28137, 28138, and 28146.
Cities: Shelby, Cherryville, Kings Mountain, Lattimore, Mooresboro, Lawndale, Polkville, Waco, Ellenboro, Grover, Gaston, Lincoln counties and upstate SC.
Zip codes: 28150, 28151, 28152, 28021, 28086, 28089, 28114, 28090, 28136, 28169, 28040, 28073, 28016, 28033, 28020, 28038, 29702, 28054
The philosophy of our Christian group is one of support to families. CHSG pledges to make every attempt to recommend resources, provide mentoring services and host enrichment activities for parents as well as fellowship and activities for children, parents and whole families. (Taken from website)
The family spirit of Central Home School Group is contrasted with that of other means of support, perhaps more electronic versions, in that we are committed to relationships with each other that are characterized by serving one another. This is done in the context of the same, small intimate group that consistently meets to make meaningful and valuable experiences for the students and parents alike.
City: South Central Charlotte
Zip Codes: 28211, 28212
Charlotte Christian Homeschool Network – CCHNet
Connecting Christian Homeschoolers in the Charlotte Area
This is a general information list that serves as a clearinghouse for information and a place to network for the greater Charlotte area. It is Christian in nature and nonsectarian. It especially seeks to serve new homeschoolers and homeschoolers new to the area. Discussions are allowed as well as posts about other area groups. Political posts must be sent through the list moderator. Anyone is welcome who does not mind religious postings.
Charlotte and surrounding areas
A 501c3 nonprofit organization serving homeschoolers in the greater Cabarrus and Mecklenburg County area by promoting education, service, and community. For more information see www.enrichnc.org
Cities: UNCC, Concord, Kannapolis
Zip Codes: 28023, 28025, 28027, 28075, 28081, 28083, 28138, 28213, 28223, 28262, 28269
This group is for members of the Family Apostolate of Catholic Education and Service (FACES) home school co-op located in Charlotte, NC. FACES is an apostolate of Roman Catholic families established to support homeschooling families in their role as primary educators of their children. Our ultimate goal is to help parents and their children grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through obedience to His teachings, attaining through His grace, life everlasting. This group is also open to Charlotte area Catholics who are not members of the FACES Co-op.
If you would like more information about FACES, contact our Homeschool Information Hostess, MaryAnn Carter, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Taken from the yahoogroup description)
Gaston County Homeschool Network is an inclusive elist network of homeschooling and unschooling families who share information and ideas related to homeschooling in Gaston County, North Carolina.
online support group for parents homeschooling special needs children
entire state of NC
GRACE is made up of a diverse collection of personalities and homeschooling philosophies. Our purpose is to provide Group Resources and Christian Encouragement on a personal level. Support is achieved through a variety of small group activities which provide opportunities for friendships to develop. (Taken from the GRACE website)
Cities: Central & Southwest Charlotte, Pineville
Zip Codes: 28134, 28202, 28203, 28204, 28205, 28207, 28209, 28210, 28211, 28212, 28217, 28273, 28278
Home-based Educators of Charlotte (HBEC) is an inclusive, secular group providing support and resources for people who have chosen to educate their families at home. Members have varied backgrounds, as well as varied political and religious beliefs.
Cities: Charlotte, Matthews, Stallings
The purpose of this group is to provide an atmosphere for support and fellowship, as well as a place to share and ask for advice, network, and offer activities and field trips for our homeschooled children and their families.
This homeschool group is registered as a non-profit organization and is open to all homeschool families regardless of race, religion, home school or parenting styles.
Even though we are not affiliated with any one particular religious group, we do ask that members treat each other with respect and to "love your neighbor as yourself".
Cleveland and Gaston counties, as well as the surrounding areas and portions of South Carolina.
This group was begun by homeschoolers who attend Lee Park Baptist Church in Monroe, NC. It is open to anyone in the Union County area.
Monroe, Union County
HINTS (Home Instructors Need Team Support) is a homeschool support group that serves the geographical area of south Charlotte and has been in existence since 1985. (Taken from the HINTS website)
Cities: South Charlotte and Matthews
Zip Codes: 28105, 28210, 28226, 28270, 28277
The purpose of H.O.M.E. is to nurture a Christian home education based upon the Bible. H.O.M.E. support group operates by Biblical principles at all times. The primary goal of our support group shall be to provide support for parents who have chosen to educate their children themselves in agreement with our philosophies.
Cities: Gastonia, Dallas, Bessemer City, Kings Mountain
The mission of H.O.P.E. is to provide a network of mutual support and encouragement for homeschoolers through the sharing of resources, ideas, and fellowship all to the glory of God through Jesus Christ His Son by the working of the Holy Spirit through each born again believer. (Taken from HOPE website)
Cities: Monroe, Matthews, Indian Trail, Wingate, Waxhaw, Marshville
Zip Codes: 28079, 28104, 28110, 28112, 28173, 28174
This is an inclusive support group of homeschooling families from the Gaston/Cleveland county areas of North Carolina and all surrounding counties. Our homeschool group is composed mostly of "upper elementary grade" children, but we have various aged children from babies to teenagers.
This group is open to anyone regardless of race, religion, home school styles, parenting styles, etc.
We ask that you email one of the owners for membership approval and let us know how you found out about our group as well as give a brief overview of why you are interested in joining our group. We are looking for members who like to get together on a somewhat regular basis and are involved.
Counties - Gaston, Cleveland, and surrounding counties of North Carolina
Cities: Bessemer City, Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Grover, Cherryville, Belmont, Shelby, Mt. Holly, Stanley, Charlotte, Ranlo, etc.
Counties: Central and Western Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba
Cities: Lincolnton, Crouse, Cherryville
Zip Codes: 28037
For Teens and their families
NC Homeschool Adventures have been planning field trips for the homeschool community for over six years. It's a BIG WORLD out there and we love to see as much as we can. Many of these field trip opportunities will be organized for the Greater Triangle Area. You can choose to participate as much or as little as you would like. The trips will be targeted to kids into two groups, K-5 (5 y/o to 11 y/o) and 6th – 12th grade (12 y/o- 12th grade). Many of the trips will include both groups and be broken into separate groups during the field trip. We will do from one to two field trips per month some free and some will cost money. Most are in the GREATER TRIANGLE AREA but they span across the country.
We will also have offer some clubs for people in the Lee County Area. The clubs for 2012-2013 year will include Literary Club, Lego, Club, American Girl Club, NC Junior Historians and Geography Club. The Geography Club will participate in a the Geography Bee. We will also offer specialty classes from time to time.
Our Mission Statement:
Parents As Teachers @ Home is a Christian-based home school group that exists to provide encouragement, support, and fellowship to those who are seeking to teach their children at home. We invite all people regardless to creed, race, or ethnic background. However, it should be understood that PATH is committed to Biblical standards in all its endeavors, including activities, field trips, standards of behavior, and manner of interaction. We seek to provide an informational network to our members about teaching methods, educational opportunities, and pertinent current events. Our group is dedicated to supporting families in making their personal home education experience a rich and satisfying one. (Taken from the PATH website)
Counties: Union, Mecklenberg
Cities: Indian Trail, Matthews, Monroe, Waxhaw
Mission Statement: Striving to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, giving unto others as we have been given, bringing peace as a dove, and shining like silver and gold as we have allowed God to refine us through our trials.
"...Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I thee..." --Acts 3:6. (Taken from PHHA website) Praying Hands Homeschool Association is open to new members.
Counties: Cabarrus, Rowan
Cities: Kannapolis, Concord, China Grove, Landis
Zip Codes: 28081, 28027, 28025, 28023
This is a group for families utilized the Principle Approach to homeschooling in NC. For more information, please contact Heidi Mize at email@example.com or 336.364.2599.
If you want your children to become not only highly educated Christians with strong moral character but vigorous young men and women with a clear Biblical worldview - you will want to take a good look at Principle Approach homeschooling.
It's the Biblical method of education remarkably like the one that proved so successful in the Founding era. Built on the same principles that built America, it's proving immensely effective in educating young Christians to live victorious lives today, and become leaders of tomorrow, in the church, the media, business or government-to evaluate current issues from a Christian perspective, reject the wrong, and espouse the right in both private and public arenas.
All of NC, but primarily in Region 5 (Guilford, Alamance, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Caswell, Person counties)
SALT is a non-profit, faith-based Christian organization, consisting of about 100 families, based in northwest Charlotte. SALT draws most of its membership from northwest Mecklenburg and eastern Gaston counties. Although SALT is a comparatively small home school group, it offers a rich and wide variety of events and activities to its members. (Taken from SALT website)
Counties: Mecklenburg, Gaston
Cities: Lowell, NW Charlotte, Belmont, Mount Holly, Stanley, Dallas, Gastonia, Bessemer City, Cramerton, Oakdale, Mtn. Island Lake, Coulwood
Zip Codes: 28208, 28214, 28012, 28034, 28054, 28056, 28120, 28164, 28206, 28216
Seeds of Promise FSG is a non-profit, non-denominational parent cooperative homeschool family support group founded upon Biblical Judeo-Christian values. Our members participate in group field trips, co-op courses, & events such as monthly meetings, contests, yearbook, newsletter, community service, great family fellowship opportunities, etc.! Please contact us for membership fee & more information.
Serving, but not limited to: Lincoln, Cabarrus, and Mecklenburg Counties
online support group for single parents homeschooling
entire state of NC
Crusaders Mission Statement: The Crusaders is a Christian organization that has been established to serve our members through fellowship, educational opportunities, and activities. Our desire is to be committed and dedicated to the well being of our families through Christian example, encouragement, and support; all for the Christ's glory. We are an extension of each family's individual school. Participation involves reinforcing family values and Christian principles through conduct.
We believe that God gives parents the primary right and responsibility to educate their own children.
We believe that home educators provide a high quality education for their children.
We believe that parental love and understanding, patience to teach until the child learns, and parental recognition of the needs of the whole child is more important than teacher-education requirements.
We believe responsibilities should be shared among all the members. No one person or group of individuals should be over burdened.
Founded in 1989, originally named Lifespring Homeschoolers Association. A non-profit organization designed to meet the needs of fourteen families whom at the time attended Lifespring Church of God in Pineville. During the last several years we have created a policy board, designed positions to serve our members, drafted bylaws, changed our name to The Crusaders, and increased our membership to over 50 families. One of the major changes of our group, occurred in 1995 when we were included under the North Carolina group called CHEA. This enabled our group to be opened up to a broader selection of home education information and opportunities.
Counties: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus
Cities: SW Charlotte, Concord, Weddington, Albemarle, Mount Pleasant, Pineville, South Carolina
Zip Codes: 29715, 28210, 28708, 29720, 28273, 29706, 28277, 28134, 28226, 29730
We are a non-secular homeschool group.
Mooresville, Mt. Ulla, Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville
West Lincoln Home Educators was founded in 2003.
We are a support group for local Christian families who educate their children at home. Our purpose as a group is to offer help and encouragement to area home educators. We provide fellowship for both parents and children through many activities offered. (Taken from West Lincoln Home Educators' website)
Cherryville, Vale, Lincolnton
Zip Codes: 28021, 28168, 28092, 28093
WINGS exists to provide support and encouragement to homeschool parents primarily in the north Charlotte, University, and Lake Norman areas of North Carolina. Through our interactive forums, members are able not only to share information pertaining to homeschooling, but to also build relationships online that will further enrich those same friendships "offline". (Taken from WINGS website)
CIties: North Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, UNCC area, Lake Norman
Zip Codes: 28269, 28262, 28216, 28213, 28078, 28031, 28036
The Waxhaw/Weddington Home Educators Are Teaching support group, usually referred to as WWHEAT, was formed in 1993 to serve homeschooling families in the Union County, North Carolina area. Our purpose is to provide information and encouragement for those families who choose to educate their children at home through our web site. Our hope is that members will form close relationships and provide the day-to-day support to one another that helps make the challenging task of homeschooling a little easier.
As a group WWHEAT operates from an explicitly Christian worldview. We invoke God’s blessings on our gatherings, and speakers may briefly share any personal encouragement they’ve received from Him that they believe would benefit others. While we are united by the fact that we all homeschool, we recognize there are a variety of reasons for this decision and that choices in other areas of our lives might be quite different. We do not desire to offend those of divergent beliefs, but wish to make it clear that the group does come from a particular perspective. (Taken from WWHEAT website)
County: Union, Mecklenburg
Cities: Mineral Springs, Matthews, Waxhaw, Weddington, Monroe
Zip Codes: 28173, 28174, 28105, 28110, 28112, 28104
ZOE Membership is open to all families who are home schooling students in grades 7 and up, are registered with the State of North Carolina and who have entered into a signed agreement to abide by the Guidelines and Purpose of ZOE.
Counties: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Stanly
Cities: Charlotte, Concord, Harrisburg, Albemarle, Mount Pleasant
Zip Codes: Serving all of greater Charlotte.