Homeschooling in Kansas

SUPPORT GROUPS
A Walk in the Park Unschooling Group
http://awalkintheparkunschoolinggroup.bravehost.com/
A Walk in the Park Unschooling Group is located in Salina, Kansas, and was formed as a way for compassionate unschoolers/relaxed homeschoolers to meet and socialize.

Charity Home Education Support Services
Email: ktaylor@charitychristianacademy.org
http://charitychristianacademy.org/chess
Located in rural Partridge, KS, with Charity Christian Academy. Our goal is to assist home education parents as they strive to meet the educational needs of their children.

Christian Home Educators Confederation of Kansas http://www.kansashomeschool.org
CHECK’s membership is comprised of homeschool support groups in Kansas. Individual homeschooling families participate in CHECK by working through their local support groups. Membership in CHECK is open to any Kansas support group by making application to the CHECK Board.

Christian Homeschoolers Around Leavenworth Kansas, CHALK
Email: elisabethtownley@yahoo.com
http://www.leavenworthhomeschool.org
CHALK is a group of Christian civilian and military homeschooling families in the Leavenworth area who have joined together to support and encourage each other. Throughout the year we have family events, field trips, play days, parent socials and more.

Christian Homeschoolers of the Topeka Area (formerly known as Pillar of Faith Homeschool Cooperative)
Email: topeka@kansashomeschool.org
http://www.kansashomeschool.org/topeka/topeka.htm
Christian Homeschoolers of the Topeka Area is a Christian organization designed to support the homeschooling family. The organization is made up of homeschooling families from many different backgrounds and denominations. While we do not endorse or exclude any denominational beliefs, we do strive to make Christ the center of our group, as He is the center of our homes.

Cornerstone Family Schools
http://www.cfs-online.org/
Cornerstone family Schools is an independent educational organization dedicated to assisting Christian families who have chosen to train their children in a responsible manner primarily at home. To accomplish this goal, CFS provides a structure of accountability, support, and encouragement for parents who desire to provide their children with the best possible training, from development of faith and virtue, to essential knowledge and skills, to preparation for “life work.”

Christian Homeschoolers of the Topeka Area
Email: topeka@kansashomeschool.org
http://www.kansashomeschool.org/topeka/topeka.htm
A Christian organization designed to support the homeschooling family. The organization is made up of homeschooling families from many different backgrounds and denominations.

Excellence, Diversity, Unity, Community, Acceptance, & Tolerance in Education, E.D.U.C.A.T.E.
Email: educateinfo@yahoo.com
http://homelrn.freeshell.org
A circle of families who are currently home learning primarily for educational reasons. We provide one another with a network that can provide support, educational, and social opportunities. We share the belief that learning occurs at all ages and in a variety of ways. We value diversity and accept families with many points of view.

Flint Hills Home Educators
Email: peacock@seamless.net
http://www.kansashomeschool.org/fhhe/home
A home school group made up of families from in and around Emporia, Kansas. We are a group founded on Christian beliefs. Our purpose is to unite home school families by providing support for the parents and social and educational opportunities for the children and families. We meet on a regular basis, plan field trips periodically, and are known for spur of the moment get-togethers to welcome visitors.

Golden Belt Home Educators, GBHE
http://gbhe.org/
Serving home educators in and around Great Bend, KS.

Home Educators Association of Newton, Kansas, HEA
Email: heainfo.newton@gmail.com
http://www.hea.online02.com/
HEA's purpose is to encourage and support parents and children and to uphold those delegated responsibilities as led by the Spirit of God in a loving, caring environment.

Lawrence Area Homeschoolers Network, LAHN
Email: sammimag@sunflower.com
http://sunflower.com/~lahn/
Lawrence Area Homeschoolers Network (LAHN) is a secular, inclusive homeschooling group that supports families and encourages homeschooling in Lawrence, Kansas and surrounding areas.

Loving Our Kids Homeschool Group, LOK
Email: ludlum@humboldtks.com
http://www.angelfire.com/ks2/LOK
We are Loving Our Kids Homeschool Support Group, part of Southeast Kansas Homeschool Support Group, and we welcome you to our new webpage. We are a group of homeschoolers living in Iola, Savonburg,and surrounding areas. We get together periodically for Mom’s Night Out,Field Trips, and more.

Midwest Parent Educators
Email: info@midwesthomeschoolers.org
http://www.midwesthomeschoolers.org
We serve home educators in the greater Kansas City metro area, including many from Wyandotte, Miami, and Douglas counties in Kansas and from counties in Kansas City, Missouri.

Montgomery County, Kansas Homeschoolers Association
Email: MontgomeryCountyHA@gmail.com
http://sites.google.com/site/montgomerycountyha/
Our purpose is to first and foremost glorify God in all we do. To encourage each other both in homeschooling and in our relationship with Jesus Christ. And to make available activities to aid each other in our pursuit for excellence in homeschooling.

People Achieving Through Home Schooling, PATHS
Email: paths@kansashomeschool.org
http://www.kansashomeschool.org/paths
A Home School support group for Christian families in Franklin and surrounding counties.

Raymore Home Educators
Email: RHEinfo@gmail.com
http://raymorehomeschool.com/
RHE meets monthly, September through May, on the first Thursday at 2:30 PM. We meet at the First Baptist Church of Raymore (116 S. Washington, Raymore, Missouri), and occasionally in warm weather months we meet at a local park. Our meetings provide interesting speakers and activities for the children while the parents discuss upcoming opportunities, and learn from speakers especially helpful in equipping the parent/teacher.

Smoky Valley Home Educators
Email: info@svhe.com
http://www.svhe.com
A home school support group composed of over 60 families who meet regularly for education and encouragement of our parent-teachers. SVHE meets on the fourth Monday of each month from August through May (except December).

South Central Family Educators
Email: coordinator@scfe.org
http://scfegroup.wordpress.com/
A support group of homeschool families from Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and the surrounding area. South Central Family Educators is a homeschool support group that exists to assist parents in their labor to fulfill their God given responsibilities to nurture, instruct, and discipline their children. We endeavor to instruct our children in a manner that will prepare them to take their place in society as God-fearing citizens.

Stepping Stones Homeschool Group
Email: steppingstones@yahoo.com
http://www.steppingstonescoop.blogspot.com/
We are a group of Christian homeschool mothers gathering together to share our gifts with one another, both our children and our teaching skills. Our group meets weekly Fall through Spring on Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m. We have scheduled field trips and speakers in the months of March and April and periodically thoughout the school year. We meet at Grace Community Church in Overbrook, KS. Classes are split up into small groups according to age and grade. Each parent helps in some way, either teaching or helping in a class. Subjects have included art, p.e., history, life skills, spanish, communications, and science, to name a few.

Teaching Effective Academics in Christian Homes, T.E.A.C.H.
http://teachhomeschool.blogspot.com/
Teaching Effective Academics in Christian Homes (TEACH) is a local homeschool support group that has provided support for Douglas County homeschoolers since 1988. TEACH activities include a monthly newsletter, a resource center, selected junior and senior high school classes, filed trips, learning groups, academic testing, help for new homeschoolers, special events, fellowship and encouragement. TEACH's membership includes approximately 100 families.

Teaching Parents Association, TPA
http://www.wichitahomeschool.org
We minister to South Central Kansas homeschool families in various manners. This site is one of those many channels. Please take your time to look through all the pages. It is packed with information that we hope is helpful, informative and answers your questions. Our greatest goal is to meet our homeschooling families’ needs. We are a volunteer organization and our hearts are for those families.


EMAIL LISTS
Atchison Area Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/atchison_area_homeschoolers/
This is a place for homeschoolers living in and around Atchison, KS to share news and information related to homeschooling.

CHALKline, Christian Homeschool Alliance of Leavenworth, Kansas
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHALKline
A group of Christian military and civilian homeschooling families in the Leavenworth County area (aka Christian Home Educators of the Leavenworth Area, CHELA). This email list is for sharing encouragement, support, curriculum ideas, field trip info, sale/trade of used curriculum, etc.

El Dorado Home Schoolers, ElDoHS
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ElDoHS/
A group dedicated to the intercommunication of the HomeSchoolers of the ElDorado, Kansas, general area. Discussions encouraged and postings solicited regarding the advantages, opportunities, activities, and knowledge interchange in the ElDorado area for HomeSchools.

Fort Riley, KS Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fortrileykshomeschool/
The Fort Riley, Homeschool Group is a network of homeschoolers who are presently stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. We exist to support one another in homeschooling by sharing resources and knowledge for a better homeschool experience.

Gardner Area Homeschool Network, GAHN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gahn/
Gardner Area Homeschoolers Network (GAHN) is a secular, inclusive homeschooling group to support families and encourage homeschooling in Gardner, Kansas and surrounding areas. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at New Life Community Church, 17935 S. Moonlight, Gardner, Ks. 66030. We meet to play games, chat, and do crafts.

Holy Family Homeschooers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SKC-HolyFamilyHomeschoolers/
We are a group of Catholic Home Schooling families located in South Kansas City. As a Catholic Home School group centered in Christ, we encourage all the virtues manifested by the Holy Family. The purpose of this list is to provide a method for communication for all current and active members.

Home Educators of KC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeeducatorsofkc/
This is an email group for the members of Home Educators of KC.

Homeschool Activity Network - Central Kansas, HANCK
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hanck/
HANCK is a very informal network of Wichita-area homeschooling families interested in creating and sharing group activities. Members outside of Wichita are welcome to join, but almost all of our activities are in Wichita.

Kansas City Lawrence Virtual School Parents Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kclvsparents/
This group is designed for parents homeschooling through k12, Lawrence Virtual School in kansas city. Our group is designed primarily for LVS families in johnson county, but anyone in the LVS community is welcome to join our group. We want this group to help families connect, share information, and get together for activities in our area. All members are encouraged to post and be an actve part of our group as we work together to educate our kids.

Kansas Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kansashomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in Kansas. 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.

KS Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KSHomeschool
This is a list for homeschoolers in Kansas to share ideas and help us find other Kansas homeschoolers and homeschool organizations.

KC Multi-Cultural Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KC-MCHS/
KC-MCHS is a group for Kansas City area families who home school children of color. We believe it's important that our children be connected to other children and adults who reflect their racial and cultural diversity.

Lawrence Area Catholic Home Educators, LACHE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KSlache/
This group is for Catholic families homeschooling (or for those considering it) in the Lawrence, KS, area including (but not limited to!) Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora, Lecompton and Desoto.

Lawrence Area Homeschool Network, LAHN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LAHN/
The list is for families actively homeschooling or seriously considering homeschooling in the Lawrence area. Lawrence Area Homeschoolers Network (LAHN) is a secular, inclusive homeschooling group to support families and encourage homeschooling in Lawrence, Kansas and surrounding areas.

Manhattan Area Homeschoolers Network, MAHN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MAHN/
Manhattan Area Homeschoolers Network (MAHN) is a secular, inclusive homeschool group that supports families and encourages homeschooling in Manhattan, Kansas and surrounding areas.

Montgomery County, Kansas Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MGKShomeschoolers
This is a group where homeschoolers in the Montgomery County, Kansas area (and beyond) can get together and discuss homeschooling issues, etc.

Northland Homeschool Teen Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Northland_Homeschool_Teen_Group/
This is an inclusive group for homeschooling families with teens between the ages of 13 and 19. Our activities will take place in the Northland of Kansas City.

Saint Monica's Homeschooling Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaintMonica
St. Monica's is a homeschooling support group in the greater Kansas City area. This board is for St. Monica's members only to share information about homeschooling, curriculum materials, events and activities, our Catholic Faith and any other information pertinent to the Catholic homeschooling family.

Smithvilles Scholars
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/smithvilles_scholars/
We are a relaxed homeschool group north of Kansas City, based in Smithville Missouri. Anyone is free to join our group, we just ask that you are either already homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling.

Southland Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southlandhomeeducators/
Southland Home Educators serves the greater Kansas City Area. We accept new members at any time. We offer support to new and veteran homeschooling families.

Topeka Area Homeschoolers Network, TAHN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tahn/
We are a secular inclusive homeschooling group whose main focus is facilitating social activities in the Topeka, Kansas Area.

Wichita Independent Home Schoolers, WIHS
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WIHS
WIHS is an inclusive, secular homeschool support group located in Wichita, Kansas. WIHS as a group recognizes that homeschoolers come from vastly diverse backgrounds but all share the common philosophy that we each want the best for our children and their education.

Witchita Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wichitahomeschool/
The purpose of this group is to allow homeschoolers to post events, class and sports schedules, activities, and news relating to homeschooling activities in the Wichita, Kansas, area.

Young KC Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youngkchomeschoolers/
This group's purpose is to serve as a network for homeschool families in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area with children ages six and under. The focus of this email loop is to enable members to coordinate social activities and share educational ideas/resources, etc. Homeschooled children of all ages, but most activities (for now) will focus on the under 6 group.


Charity Christian Academy
Kathy Taylor
7706 W. Illinois Ave.
Partridge, KS 67501
Email: ktaylor@charitychristianacademy.org
http://charitychristianacademy.org/cca
Charity Christian Academy is a private, non-accredited school located in rural Hutchinson, Kansas, that is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of children and young adults through preparation for CLEP Testing.

Hope Street Academy
1900 SW Hope Street
Topeka, KS 66604-3599
Dale Noll, Principal
Phone: 785.438.4280
Fax: 785.271.3684
Laura Smith, Curriculum Director
Phone: 785.438.4327
Larry Brayton, Student Services and Distance Learning
Phone: 785.438.4327
Shely Shade, Technology Coordinator
Phone: 785.438.4287
Jay Clevenger, Webmaster and Distance Learning
Phone: 785.438.4288
http://hsa.topekapublicschools.net/
All students in attendance will benefit from a customized class schedule provided during a school day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Classes meet from 8:00 am to 3:00 PM on Fridays. Our staff is committed to assisting students along their pathway to a USD 501 diploma.

Hugoton Learning Academy
529 S. Main St.
Hugoton, KS 67951
Phone: 620-428-6374
Fax: 620-428-6378
http://www.hugotonlearningacademy.com/
Characteristics of our School: Students who have found that the traditional middle and high school structures do not meet their needs. Students who are interested in learning about a career before they enter the workforce, vocational school, military, or college. Students who want to experience varied career opportunities while pursuing a high school diploma.

Insight School of Kansas
101 E. South Street
Spring Hill, KS 66083
Main Phone: 913-592-7200
Information Line: 913-592-7272
Fax: 913-592-7270
Email: info@usd230.org
http://www.usd230.k12.ks.us/ourschools/insightschoolofkansas/
At Insight the focus is on you—your learning style, your lifestyle needs, your interests, and your aspirations. Whether you plan to go to college, a vocational school, the military or jump straight into your career, our personalized online high school program brings you the flexibility, tools, and one-on-one support you need to be a successful student today and reach your goals tomorrow.

Lawrence Virtual School
Website
Centennial Learning Center
2145 Louisiana
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: 785.832.5620
Fax: 785.832.5621
Mission Statement: Lawrence Virtual School is an innovative community of families, students, teaching adults, and staff committed to empowering our learners to achieve their full potential through high quality education comprised of a rigorous curriculum, individualized support, and dedicated partnerships in a variety of learning environments.

Maurice Holman Academy of Excellence
3334 Haskell
Kansas City, KS 66104
Phone: 627-4200
Fax: 627-4201
Email: leatayl@kckps.org
http://mauriceholmancharter.schools.kckps.org/
The purpose of the Charter School is to offer a unique curricular instructional approach with high academic standards for all students. The school utilizes the Core Knowledge Curriculum as well as other approaches to accelerate outcomes for children. In addition, the school offers foreign languages, character development, entrepreneurial opportunities and training.

Smokey Valley Virtual Charter School
121 South Main
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Phone: 1-785-906-0145
Fax: 1-785-227-4292
Email: melmquist@smokyvalley.org
http://www.smokyvalley.org/charter/SVVCS/Welcome.html
SVVCS offers a program tailored to students who need to complete and gain credits to graduate from high school. While SVVCS still offers traditional courses it is providing additional flexibility in regaining credits while students work on courses needed to complete the requirements of Smoky Valley, USD 400 and the State of Kansas to receive a high school diploma.

Sawyer Virtual Academy
20269 W. Hwy. 54
Pratt, Ks 67124
Phone: 620-672-5651
www.usd438.k12.ks.us
An alternative to traditional education - *Accredited public virtual school *Grades Kdg. - 12 and adult learners *Earn a high school diploma *Free enrollment (if enrolled before September 19th and meet KDSE requirements) *Computers available on loan *Rigorous curriculum with Edgenuity (6-12) and Calvert (K-5) *Teacher supported *Tutoring available *Need to be self-motivated and self-disciplined

Sterling Academy
125 West Cooper
Sterling, KS 67579
Phone: 620-278-4215
http://www.usd376.com/gs/academy/academy.html
Welcome to Sterling Academy, a USD 376 charter school in partnership with Sterling College. We are located in Evans Hall on the Sterling College campus.

Turning Point Learning Academy
315 S. Market
Emporia, KS 66801
Terry Fehrenbach, Administrator
Email: terryf@essdack.org
Phone: 620-663-9566
Ginger Lewman, Director, Face to Face Program
Email: GingerL@essdack.org
Phone: (620) 794-1436
Charlie Mahoney, Face to Face Program / Technology
Email: charliem@essdack.org
Phone: 316-734-9984
Jennifer Pugsley, Providing music and fine arts services
Email: jenniferm@essdack.org
Phone (620) 899-0714
Valerie Tindill, Directory, Virtual Program
Email: valeriet@essdack.org
Phone: 620-794-1437
http://www.usd253.org/home/tplc
Welcome to the K – 8 Charter School that is both innovative and non-traditional. The Turning Point Learning Center offers educational choices and flexibility that customizes education for every student. Our philosophy is that learning can occur at any time and place and happens in both an individual and social context.

Ulysses Career Learning Academy, UCLA
111 S. Baughman
Ulysses, KS 67880
Phone: 620-356-3644
http://www.ulysses.org/
The Ulysses Career Learning Academy is a charter school that provides the opportunity for students to complete their high school education as well as pursue careers within our community.

West Franklin Learning Center
1966 California Rd. Pomona, Kansas 66076
Phone: 785-746-5766
Fax: 785-746-5748
http://renwick.smcs.schoolfusion.us/
Mission Statement: To meet the educational, social, physical, psychological needs of our students by providing a learning enviroment in which students gain individual success through applied learning techniques and behavior management.

Yoder Charter School
Website
9808 S. Yoder Rd.
Yoder, KS 67585
Phone: 620-465-2605
The mission of Yoder Charter School is to teach our students how to learn, producing responsible citizens who will be lifelong learners.


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