Homeschooling in Connecticut

SUPPORT GROUPS
Christian Homeschooling Adults Leading Kids (CHALK)
Email: chalknews@sbcglobal.net
http://www.homeschool-life.com/ct/chalk/
Serving Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Ansonia, Milford, Stratford, Orange, West Haven, New Haven,and surrounding towns in Connecticut. You are welcome to join us, no matter how near or far you live! C.H.A.L.K. began in the fall of 2003. We are a growing group, looking for dedicated Christian families who have a heart for the Lord to join us. We are a faith based Bible homeschool group. We strive to raise our children according to God's Word, teaching them to be Christ-like in all they do and say.

Connecticut Homeschool Network, Inc.
Email: Info@cthomeschoolnetwork.org
http://www.cthomeschoolnetwork.org
A non-profit corporation, that was founded as a network in 1995. It is represented by a Board of Directors. Its purpose is to offer homeschool support and information to over 6,000 CT homeschool family members, particularly via our local support groups, & educate the public about homeschooling. We recognize the diversity among homeschoolers, and celebrate various styles of groups. We also support homeschool freedom and privacy.

CT Cooperative of Home Educators East of the River, CHEER
Email: info@ct-cheer.com
http://www.ct-cheer.com/
Our primary mission is to focus on disseminating homeschool information and support to current and prospective homeschool families that reside east of the CT river. We provide the opportunity to bring people together to expand our families' horizons, in a collaborative, informal manner. We are a group of people with diverse homeschool philosophies & experience, but with a common vision: volunteers who are supporting one another, sharing information, and reaching out to new homeschoolers as a labor of love and understanding of a new homeschooler's process.

Home Educators of the Northwest Hills
Email: homeschl@optonline.net
http://www.angelfire.com/ct2/nwcthomeschool/
A support group which is dedicated to educating, providing support and information to people interested in homeschooling regardless of race, sex, national origin, creed, religious affiliation, age, marital status, family status, income, political affiliation or disability.

LEAF Home Learners Network
Email: TheKingsDaughter@charter.net
Email: liv2learn@learninks.org
http://www.learninks.org/leaf
A network of home learners that welcomes all homeschoolers in many communities in south-central Massachusetts, northern Rhode Island and northeastern Connecticut.

The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers (TEACH)
Email: teachct@snet.net
http://www.teachct.org
The TEACH purpose is to further the interests of home education of children by their parents. To accomplish this, TEACH shall provide service and information to homeschooling families and support groups in Connecticut.


EMAIL LISTS
Connecticut Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Connecticuhomeschool
A mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in Connecticut. Kids and Parents alike! Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, give links for school stuff, just talk including, scripture, God, church, parents, kids, home cleaning, lessons and curriculum, on-line courses, and web sites.

Connecticut Homeschoolers' Community Cupboard
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CTHomeschoolersCommunityCupboard/
The purpose of CT Homeschoolers Community Cupboard is to share our treasures and talents with fellow homeschoolers. This group is a GIVE AWAY/SWAP/SELL/BARTER/WANTED group. The Community Cupboard is for tangible and intangible offerings. Feel free to share/ask for talents & skills as well (ie...piano lessons traded for home improvements). The Communtiy Cupboard is also a place to let other homeschoolers in CT know about a service or product you offer that they may benefit from.

Connecticut Homeschoolers Inclusive
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CTHomeschoolersInclusive/
The Mission of CT Homeschoolers’ Inclusive is to connect and support CT homeschoolers regardless of geographic location, method of instruction or religious affiliation.

Connecticut Pagan Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CTpaganhomeschool
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping Pagan homeschooling families connect. At times we like to get together in order to meet and allow our children to interact with those whose families are of like mind.

Learning With Family
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KidsHomeschoolNetwork
Welcome Homeschoolers - particularly in the NY Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), but all Homeschooling families and people very involved in their children's lives and learning are welcome!

New England Unschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewEnglandUnschooling
Discussion and support group for unschoolers in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Pondering Homeschooling in Connecticut
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ponderinghomeschooling
This group is for parents who would like to ask questions about homeschooling in Connecticut and hear about support group and park date meetings.


Explorations Charter School
The Brian J. O'Neil Building
71 Spencer Street
Winsted, CT 06098
Phone: (860) 738-9070
Info@ExplorationsCS.com
It is the mission of EXPLORATIONS Charter School to provide an environment that cultivates a positive attitude toward life long learning in an experiential, non-traditional educational setting.

Integrated Day Charter School
68 Thermos Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860-892-1900
Fax: 860-892-1902
Our goal at the Integrated Day Charter School is to facilitate the development of students who will be thoughtful. These students will care and will independently seek knowledge. With a strong sense of self-awareness and respect, our graduates will be able to adapt to an ever-changing world.

New Beginnings Family Academy
184 Garden Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Phone: 203-384-2897
Fax: 203-384-2898
At New Beginnings Family Academy, we prepare our students for outstanding academic success in high school, college and beyond by building intelligence plus character.

Odyssey Community School
579 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: 860-645-1234
Fax: 860-533-0324
Odyssey is a Connecticut public school on the move! As the state’s first charter school we are running stronger than ever and still growing. We have an incredibly dedicated, enthusiastic, professional faculty. And our smaller class sizes help build a solid foundation for the future educational experiences of our students.

Side by Side Community School
10 Chestnut Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: (203) 857-0306
Fax: (203) 838-2666
Email: info@sidebysideschool.org
Side by Side is a regional public charter school located in the heart of downtown South Norwalk. As specified in our charter, our integrated student population reflects the diversity of our surrounding community. The 235 students of Side by Side, grades Pre-K through 8th, represent several surrounding Connecticut towns and cities. Like all charter schools, Side by Side functions independently from any local or traditional public school system. At Side by Side, our innovative approaches toward education allow us to actively and equally involve parents, teachers, and students in our day-to-day operations.


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