Homeschooling in Idaho

SUPPORT GROUPS
Boise Homeschoolers Out and About
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BoiseHomeschoolersOutAndAbout/
A homeschool group for families in Boise and the surrounding area interested in lots of activities in the community. At a minimum we will have a weekly park/play day and a weekly trip to a local museum or site of interest. The trips will not be formal field trips but instead informal gatherings like "Let's all go to the art museum". We will have a sign or badge to help people find the group at events. Homeschoolers outside of Boise are welcome but most of the activities will be in Boise.

Bonner County Homeschool Group
http://www.bchg.webs.com/
We are an inclusive group, welcoming ALL homeschoolers. We wish to provide a parent-run social network that brings homeschool families together for support and friendship.

Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho State, CHOIS
Email: info@chois.org
http://www.chois.org
A non-profit, volunteer organization that seeks, under the Lord Jesus Christ, to encourage and equip parents to fulfill their God-given right to educate their children at home.

Eagle Rock Christian Homeschool Association
info@homelight.org
http://www.homelight.org/
Eagle Rock Christian Homeschool Association's desire is to encourage, support and offer resources for homeschool families of South-Eastern Idaho. We believe the Bible is the only inspired word of God and seek to encourage homeschooling families by the power of the Word of God through the Holy Spirit, ultimately bringing glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Haven Homeschoolers of Mountain Home
http://havenhomeschooler.webs.com/
Haven Homeschoolers is a support group in Mountain Home, Idaho for Christian families who have chosen to educate their children at home. Our main objectives are to provide family activities, informative parent meetings and social/academic events for children. We encourage our parent-teachers to adhere to Idaho laws and to support those organizations who protect the right to home educate in the state of Idaho.

Heartland Home Educators Homeschooling Support Group
http://www.homeschool-life.com/ok/heartlandhomeeducators/
Heartland Home Educators offers a variety of programs and activities for you and your children including our wonderful academic co-op with rotated parent classes, paid teacher classes, monthly parent meetings, a variety of field trips, social gatherings, and learning opportunities for your students.

Homeschool Idaho
http://www.homeschoolidaho.com/
Homeschool Idaho is a gathering place for all Idaho home educators. It is a statewide, FREE, networking website. Our mission is to serve the diverse interests of home-based education in Idaho by providing a neutral place for the exchange of information and resources. Homeschool Idaho is nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and nondiscriminatory in its views of homeschooling and participation in its activities.

Homeschool North Idaho
http://www.homeschoolnorthidaho.com/
Not only is Idaho beautiful, it is the most homeschool-friendly state in the Northwestern United States. Its welcoming environment appeals to a wide range of homeschooling styles. We have good laws, a variety of options, and many organizations and activities that can enhance your schooling opportunities.

Idaho Coalition of Home Educators
Email: listkeeper@iche-idaho.org
http://www.iche-idaho.org
The purpose of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators is to protect the right to home educate within the state of Idaho.

Idaho Falls Homeschool Association
Email: ifha@idahofallshomeschool.com
http://www.idahofallshomeschool.com/
Idaho Falls Homeschool Association is an organization for those who are homeschool their children in Idaho Falls, Ammon, Rigby, and the surrounding areas. We are an all inclusive group and welcome people of all homeschooling styles, religions, etc. We also welcome parents of preschoolers who homeschool or plan to homeschool their children.

Inland Northwest Christian Homeschoolers, INCH
http://www.inchhome.com/
Inland Northwest Christian Homeschoolers (INCH) is a Christian co-op and support group, serving homeschoolers in Coeur d'Alene and surrounding areas. We offer homeschool students, from preschool through high school, an assortment of academic and enrichment classes and social activities to supplement their homeschooling experience, as well as classes and workshops to encourage and support homeschooling moms. Field trips, service projects, events, and parties will also be scheduled throughout the year.

Latter Day Saints Home Educators on the Palouse
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LDS-HEP/
We are a group of LDS (or like minded) homeschoolers in the beautiful Palouse area of Eastern Washington/NW Idaho and its surrounding areas. We invite all who live in the area (near or far) to join us in sharing ideas and support as we teach our children at home (or consider doing so). This group is intended for sharing, inspiring, upliftng and connecting with each other.

Magic Valley Home Educators, MVHE
http://www.magicvalleyhomeeducators.org/
Magic Valley Home Educators realizes that many home educators come from different backgrounds, different denominations and different faiths. Along with Jesus Christ, we will extend grace where we have differences and promote a Biblical foundation for marriage, parenting and home education so that we may stand united in regards to our freedom to home educate our children.

North Idaho Home Educators Association, NIHEA
http://www.nihea.org/
NIHEA is a local Christian Support group in North Idaho. We invite you to visit us or attend an event. Newsletter, fun activities, field trips, special events, lending library, graduation, curriculum sale and monthly skate meetings are all included with your membership. This incredible value at $5.00 for the school year offers fun and fellowship for the entire family.

Port Cities Home Educators
Email: pche@pche.net
http://www.pche.net
We love helping others get started teaching their children.

Scholars on the Home Front
http://www.scholarsonthehomefront.com/
A group for Southeast Idaho Homeschoolers to meet, chat, and plan activities!

Southeast Idaho Homeschool Association, SEIHA
Email: joyce@eyedocgreg.com
http://www.eyedocgreg.com/homeschool
We are a group of parents in Southeast Idaho who are brought together by our interest in homeschool excellence. We do our best to teach our children not only the basic academic subjects, but also a respect for the family values we hold dear. We are busy parents who provide support to homeschooling by taking turns writing articles for the newsletter, organizing parent's meetings, field trips, skate parties, and other educational activities including an annual spelling bee, geography bee, and science fair. Most of our activities are held in Pocatello.


EMAIL LISTS
Boise Mothers of Teen Homeschoolers, MOTH
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MOTHBoise/
This is a group for mothers of Boise area teen homeschoolers to chat, communicate about issues involving homeschooling the teenager, and whatever else comes up. Future social get-togethers are possible, too. The group is as good as its members!

Catholic Home Educators of Treasure Valley
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHEofTV
The CHEofTV site has been created to support the Catholic Home Educators in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. It is an email list used to facilitate communication among members of this group. We envision this list to be used for Catholic Home Educators in and around the Treasure Valley to share ideas, list upcoming events and field trips and support each other in the efforts we all are making to educate our children at home spiritually, intellectually and physically.

Child Led Learning
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/childledlearning
We are a group of parents around the Treasure Valley (Idaho) who are beginning a local support group for homeschooling w/ an emphasis on child-led learning (some are unschoolers and some incorporate child-led learning into their days in other ways). We are a diverse group w/ a variety of religious backgrounds, striving to be inclusive and respectful of anyone who joins us.

Homeschoolers of the Inland Empire
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spokanehomeschoolers/
SHS is a diverse group of homeschooling parents in Eastern Washington/North Idaho's Inland Empire. We include and celebrate families across the spectrum of homeschooling styles and philosophies, and have no official political, philosophical, or religious orientation.

Idaho Home Learners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Idahomelearners/
We are a diverse group of homeschoolers who love to spend time with our kids and take joy in learning alongside them! This is an active, local group for homeschooling mothers and their children in Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Post Falls and the surrounding areas of North Idaho.

Idaho Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Idahohomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Idaho. Exchange ideas, support each other, give links for school stuff, or just talk.

Idaho LDS Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IdahoLDSHomeschoolers
This is a list for Latter-day Saints in Idaho for discussion of methods, resources, etc. for educating their children in the home. The goal is to educate our children in the way best suited to our own situations, whether it is a combination of public school and afterschooling, dual enrollment, independent homeschooling or using the resources of the Idaho Virtual Academy.

Idaho Pagan Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IDPHomeschoolers/
This group is for homeschoolers(open to non-homeschoolers too) in the Idaho area. A place for parents to share thier experiances. This is a family friendly group. Open to all( pagan,wiccan,shinto,unschoolers, free thinkers, Hindu, Buddhism)and everyone else.

K12 Idaho
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K12ID
This group is for folks in Idaho currently using K12 or thinking about using K12, Dr. William Bennett's online curriculum. Discussions include homeschooling with K12, charter schooling with K12, and education/life with kids in general. We may try to get together for field trips or fun. Get advice from current users or add your wisdom!

North Idaho Natural Families
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northidahonaturalfamilies/
North Idaho Natural Families was created for the express purpose of bringing together the diverse group of natural families in our community. We have regular activities and outings such as: Moms night, park days, play groups, family potlucks, summer hikes, as well as activities for home schoolers.

Palouse Alternative Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/palousealternativehomeschoolingnetwork/
Our group is an eclectic and open-minded network of homeschoolers and afterschoolers from the Palouse area (Pullman, Moscow & outlaying areas in Idaho and Washington). We function as a support network for homeschooling families looking to get out of the house and meet others for activities or to talk homeschool shop. Homeschooling families of all persuasions, secular or religious, are welcome here!

Organic Mothers in North Idaho
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/om_ni/
Our natural family interests include: whole foods for the whole family, sustainable living, organic foods, gardening, composting, recycling, upcycling, Attachment Parenting, gentle discipline, holistic medicine, vegan diet, vegetarian diet, raw foods diet, family fitness & exercising, yoga, homebirth, natural birth, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, La Leche League, baby-wearing, preschool co-ops, progressive homeschooling, unschooling, upschooling, Waldorf, etc. **None of us does all of these things** - this is just to give you an idea of the "birds of a feather" you'll find here.

Rexburg Area LDS Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Rexburg_lds_homeschoolers
This group is here to support those families in the Rexburg Idaho area who are Latter-day Saints or like minded and have chosen to homeschool their children. The vision of this group is to offer online support, chat about homeschooling issues, styles, curriculum and gatherings.

Southwestern Idaho Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthwesternIdahoUnschoolers/
Our purpose is to supplement conferences and online groups such as those listed above with local contact and interaction. This group is for those interested in experiencing and exploring a lifestyle which extends equal respect to all others, including children. This group is focused on "unschooling and radical unschooling," which is much more than academics and is very much about unconditional parenting and partnering. It's about focusing on the gift of this life and creating more of this good and positive energy.

Southwest Idaho Homeschooling Information
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SIHI
This group is designed to be an information resource and support to homeschoolers in the Southwest Idaho/Treasure Valley area. Many of the people in this group meet in person for outings, field trips, support and friendship. Join us and share your favorite field trip locations, curriculum, methods, beliefs, ideas and any other information that may be of interest to other homeschoolers.

Treasure Valley LDS Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TVLDSHS/
This group is mainly for LDS homeschoolers in the Boise, Idaho and surrounding areas (Eagle, Star, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Middleton, Marsing, etc.). Anyone is welcome as long as there is respect and kindness to all members. This group is for support and sharing. All homeschooling styles are welcome.

Western Region Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternRegionUnschoolers/
The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.


ANSER Charter Home School
1187 W. River St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 426-9840
Fax: 426-9863
Email: Sburton@Anser-Charter-School.org
http://www.anser-charter-school.org
A public charter school whose shared philosophical vision encompasses the whole child approach to education and the building of community within each classroom and the school itself. ANSER's collaborative program considers students' academic, emotional, physical, and social needs in a cooperative and supportive environment.

Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
711 W Kathleen Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208)676-1667
Fax: (208)676-8667
Email: info@cdacharter.org
http://www.cdacharter.org
Dedicated to providing a rigorous, content-rich, college preparatory education for any students who are willing to accept the challenge.

Idaho Virtual Academy
PO Box 191099
Boise, Idaho 83719
Phone: 866-339-9066
Fax: 208-322-3688
Email: info@idahova.org
http://www.idahova.org
The Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), a public charter school program, offers an innovative model for public education in Idaho. Parents, community leaders, and educators work with K12 to help provide an excellent education for enrolled students. IDVA is an independent Local Education Agency.

Moscow Charter School
1723 East F Street
Moscow ID 83843
Phone: (208) 883-3195
Fax: (208) 892-3855
Email: office@moscowcharterschool.org
http://www.moscowcharterschool.org
We are a public school, open to any child in Moscow, regardless of where they live in the district. We have more than 100 students from Kindergarten through 6th grade. There is no tuition or fee of any kind to attend the school. At Moscow Charter School we believe that your child’s social, intellectual and motor development can be enhanced through a stimulating well rounded, hands-on, minds-on program and low student to teacher ratios. The Moscow Charter School has no religious or political affiliation, we are open to anyone seeking the best education possible.

North Star Charter School
1400 N. Park Lane
Eagle, Idaho 83616
Phone: (208) 939-9600
Fax: (208) 939-6090
Email: questions@northstarcharter.org
http://www.northstarcharter.org
The mission of the North Star Charter School is to develop virtuous citizen leaders.

Sandpoint Charter School
614 South Madison
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Phone: 208.255.7771
Fax: 208.263.9441
Email: pixievasquez@sandpointcharter.org
http://www.sandpointcharter.org
The mission of the Sandpoint Charter School is to create a community of learners ages 12+ equipped with two kinds of literacy necessary in the 21st century- the ability to read, write, speak and calculate with clarity and precision and the ability to participate passionately and responsibly in the life of the community. The Sandpoint Charter School will enable students to become literate, self-motivating, lifelong learners by providing a student centered environment in which all students will be held to high academic and behavioral standards, will work in collaborative relationships within and outside the school and will perform to the greater community.

White Pine Charter School
2959 John Adams Pkwy
P.O. Box 2827
Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Phone: (208) 522-4432
Email: WhitePineCharterSchool@yahoo.com
http://www.whitepinecharterschool.org
White Pine Charter School exists to assist parents in their mission to develop exemplary citizens, equipped with analytical thinking skills, virtuous character, and a passion for learning, all built upon a solid foundation of knowledge.


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