Homeschooling in Louisiana

SUPPORT GROUPS
CENLA Christian Home School Association
Email: cchsa@webhelps.com
http://www.cchsa.net
A support group for Christian home school families in the Alexandria, Pineville and surrounding area.

CHEF of St. Charles/FHE
Email: fhe@stcharlesparish.com
http://www.stcharlesparish.com/fhe/
Families for Home Education is a homeschool support group located in southern Louisiana. The group was organized to give support to homeschool families in this area, both experienced and new. We strive to educate and encourage families who have chosen to home educate their children.

Christian Family Educators, CFE
http://www.cfeonline.org/
We are an organization of Christian home school families, serving the Shreveport/BossierCity Louisiana area, who are bound together by a common belief that the responsibility for the education of children belongs to the parents.

Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Baton Rouge
Email: president@chefbr.org
http://www.chefbr.org/
The Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Baton Rouge is a volunteer support organization for Christian families in the Greater Baton Rouge Area who educate their children at home. Participation in CHEF provides opportunities for families to connect with other homeschooling families for mutual help and encouragement. In keeping with CHEF's purpose and values, CHEF, through its members, offers a variety of educational / social activities, classes and clubs, as well as a competitive sports program.

Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Louisiana
http://www.chefofla.org
A Christian organization comprised of Christian home education support groups from around the state.

Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Lafayette
Email: info@chefoflafayette.org
http://www.chefoflafayette.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to the support of home education in Lafayette and surrounding areas.

Holy Family Home Educators
Email: bransons@centurytel.net
http://www.hfhe.org
HFHE’s primary purpose is to share information and offer encouragement, both spiritually and academically, to families committed to Roman Catholic home education.

KEY Homeschool Association Inc.
http://keyhomeschool.org
Email: keyhomeschoolassociation@yahoo.com
We are a non-denominational, non-profit service association and our actions speak as our faith. We do not discriminate. However, we encourage traditional family morals in front of all members of this association. All families are welcome! We encourage all members to be respectful of each other's differences. We can help you file with the state, find information and curriculum that will suit your family's homeschool needs. We also offer field trips (some are free and others have a small fee). KEY offers other programs and activities throughout the school year.

Learning Odyssey
Email: rowan555@gmail.com
http://www.gillelands.com/learningodyssey/
We are an inclusive homeschool group for families in the Greater New Orleans area. All homeschooling families, as well as families who are considering homeschooling their children, are welcome to attend our weekly meetings, field trips, and park days. There are no dues, no contracts, and no other requirements.

Louisiana Parenting Education Network, LAPEN
Email: tiffany@lapartnership.org
http://lapen.org/
LAPEN is an association for parent educators in Louisiana. We are composed of professionals from differing backgrounds and training who share a common interest in providing high quality and effective parenting education.

Louisiana Unschoolers
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisiana-Unschoolers/
This group is for Louisiana families who cherish an existence that allows their children to grow in a loving home, while living their days excited with thought and wonder.

Northshore Home Educators
http://nshed.tripod.com
Email: villagefrogs@charter.net
Northshore Home Educators is an inclusive and non-directed support group open to all homeschool families on the Northshore in St. Tammany Parish regardless of differences in beliefs, cultures, religion, backgrounds, and methods of homeschooling. Most of our activities take place in surrounding areas of Slidell, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Orleans.

Openminded Homeschoolers
Email: mortal2112@yahoo.com
http://openmindla.tripod.com/
Openminded Homeschoolers is an all inclusive secular homeschool support group based in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana. We offer park days, field trips and support for homeschool families.

Roman Catholic Homeschool Association of Louisiana
Email: rchalinfo@rchal.org
http://www.rchal.org/
The Roman Catholic Homeschool Association of Louisiana, In is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of persons and families dedicated to observing and promoting the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. In keeping with the pronouncements and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church in the Familiaris Consortio and with the rights and privileges constitutionally guaranteed to us as citizens of the United States of America, we advance and support home education as the basic design for education.

Slidell Christian Home Educators Fellowship
Email: schefpresident@slidellchristianhomeschool.org
http://slidellchristianhomeschool.org/
SCHEF’s mission is to provide communication and coordination, to make available programs and fellowship, and to build community relations in support of our member-failies in the education of their children.

Southwest Louisiana Christian Home Educators Fellowship Inc.
Email: rdunsworth@excite.com
http://www.swlachefinc.org
We believe the most beautiful tapestries are woven one thread at a time. Let us weave you into the homeschooling community of Southwest Louisiana.

Tri-Parish Christian Home Educator's Fellowship
Email: triparishchef@yahoo.com
http://triparishchef.webs.com/
We are an organization of Christian home school families, serving several communities along the Mississippi River in South Louisiana, who are bound together by a common belief that the Lord has called us to responsibility for the education of our children through homeschooling.

Westbank Homeschool Organization Inc.
Email: whoedu@cox.net
http://www.who2000inc.org/
A support group that exists for the purpose of providing service and support to home educators. We support the freedom of all homeschool families. We believe that every family has a legal and constitutional right to home educate in the State of Louisiana.


EMAIL LISTS
Alliance of Baton Rouge Area Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Alliance_of_Baton_Rouge_Area_Homeschool/
The largest inclusive homeschooling group in the Baton Rouge area. We advocate individual choice and freedom in education, and serve those families who choose to home school by networking through activities, events, and yahoo groups.

Barksdale AFB Homeschool Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BAFBHomeschool
Provides support for Barksdale AFB homeschool families.

Baton Rouge Homeschool Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brhassociation/
Baton Rouge Homeschool Association (BRHA) is the most active inclusive and secular group for homeschooling and unschooling families in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the surrounding parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa and the Felicianas. Our goal is to serve families who choose to homeschool by networking through online conversation, activities, monthly co-ops and weekly park days.

Baton Rouge Homeschool Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BatonRougeHomeschoolSupportGroup/
We are a Christian group that offers encouragement and support to homeschooling families in our area, and we seek to represent this community in a manner that honors Christ. It is our desire for to assist children in cultivating lasting friendships by offering group activities, educational field trips, and family socials for our members.

Bayouland Homeschoolers 4-H Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bayouland_homeschoolers_4H/
This group is for members and prospective members of the Bayouland 4-H homeschoolers. Our 4-H group is part of the Lafourche Parish, Louisiana program and includes all ages from 3rd grade through high school. We meet as a full group at least once a month in addition to separate meetings for each age level. All of us are volunteers who work together to provide a fun experience for our children.

BIG FISH Homeschool Adventures Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BIGFISHHomeschoolAdventurersGroup/
We are a group of Christian homeschooling families from the North Bossier City and Haughton Louisiana area working together for the enrichment of our children's education. Our goal is to encourage one another as homeschooling parents and allow our children a safe environment to learn, interact with their peers, and develop Christian character by helping those around us. Although our group is mainly North Bossier and Haughton we welcome any christian homeschoolers from surrounding areas.

Christian Homeschool Educators Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHEA-NLA
This is a support group for homeschooling families in North Louisiana; especially Webster,Bienville, and Bossier Parish.

Christians Homeschooling in Lousiana's Delta, C.H.I.L.D.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/childemail/
C.H.I.L.D. (Christians Homeschooling In Louisiana's Delta) is a homeschool group that has been created for Christians who homeschool in northeast Louisiana as well as southeast Arkansas and west central Mississippi. We are a group of homeschoolers, advocating individual choice and freedom in education, serving those families who choose to homeschool by networking through activities, events, and a yahoo group.

The Denham Springs Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thedenhamspringshomeschoolgroup/
This list is designed for Denham Springs, LA homeschoolers as more then just an on-line community for open-minded homeschoolers in the region who are interested in participating in a community that represents a diverse range of religious, political and philosophical beliefs.

Divine Mercy Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmhe/
Divine Mercy Home Educators is a group of Roman Catholic Homeschooling families located in the Shreveport, LA area. The purpose of the group is to provide support, information, group activities and prayer for its members.

East Bank Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eastbankhomeschoolers
East Bank Homeschoolers is open to all homeschooling families in the New Orleans area regardless of race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, vaccine status, diet, culture, gender, homeschool approach, curriculum choices or age. We welcome all homeschooling families and children of all ages.We are in our building stages right now, but our hope is to offer fun educational opportunities. These will include, PE, art, story time, and other clubs, classes and events as the group interest and focus evolve.

Franklin Parish Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/franklinparishhomeschoolers/
This group has been created for all homeschoolers in Franklin Parish Louisiana.

Hammond Area Homeschool Affiliation, HAHA!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hammondaha/
A community of homeschooling families in Hammond, Louisiana and the surrounding area whose main desire is to have contact with other homeschoolers in a friendly, relaxed setting.

Homeschooling Cajuns
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschooling_cajuns
Hoping this group will enlighten the thoughts of those who are debating to try to enter the wonderful world of homeschooling, in the 'Heart of Louisiana'!

Houma Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Houmahomeschoolers/
This group is for families who homeschool and those who want to learn more about homeschooling and live in Houma, LA or the surrounding areas. The goal of the group is to provide a positive socialization environment for homeschooled children as well offer support and encouragement to their parents. We meet weekly for play days and monthly for field trips.

LA Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LAUnschoolers
This group was created to support and connect unschoolers in Louisiana. We are not here to discuss curriculum or other school at home issues. Although secular in nature, we welcome unschoolers from all walks of life.

Louisiana Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Louisianahomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who homeschool or are thinking of homeschooling in the state of Louisiana.

Mary's Slidell Catholic Homeschoolers Organization of Louisiana
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/slidellcatholichomeschoolers/
In the School of Mary, we pray to be formed and nourished in Our Blessed Mother's virtues. We want to raise children for the Kingdom of God. We desire to teach and form them in their Catholic Faith, thus helping to form devout Catholic Families. Holiness and Heaven are our goals. In humility and lowliness, we choose our Blessed Mother to be our leader, teacher and guide. May she form us into Holy Families, that we may radiate Christ's Presence for all the world to see.

New Orleans LA Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NOLA-Homeschoolers/
This is a New Orleans homeschool group that is open to all homeschooling/unschooling families in the New Orleans area regardless of race,religion, sexual orientation, vaccine status, diet, culture, gender, homeschool approach, curriculum choices or age.

NOLA Learning Odyssey
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NOLALearningOdyssey/
A homeschool group for families in the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area. We meet weekly in Algiers, in an area with both indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor meeting space.

Northwest LA Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthwestLAHomeschoolers/
We are a Secular Homeschool Group, which means that we provide resources, support, and activities that are not religious based. We have joined with the combined interest of providing an excellent education and healthy lifestyle for our children.

Our Lady of Widsom Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OLOWHE/
We are a group of Catholic homeschoolers in and around the beautiful Teche Bayou area of Louisiana.

Promoting Adventure and Learning in Studen
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PALS_co-op/
PALS (Promoting Adventure & Learning in Students) is a homeschool support group that exists for the purpose of promoting hands-on learning and providing service and support to homeschool families in the St. Mary Parish (Morgan City, LA) area.

Sport Kids Calendar
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sportkidscalendar/
A free calendar of Events of Interest for Homeschool Families in and around Shreveport, Louisiana.

St. Bernard Parish Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stbp_homeschoolers/
St. Bernard Parish Homeschoolers was formed to provide positive support and encouragement for Louisiana homeschooling families in the St. Bernard Parish area, but including all surrounding areas.

St. Tammany Parish Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STP_Homeschoolers/
St. Tammany Parish Homeschoolers was formed to provide positive support and encouragement for Louisiana homeschooling families in the Greater St. Tammany Parish area.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STACH
This list is set-up for all members of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Homeschoolers in Lake Charles, La. and the surrounding area of SW Louisiana.

South Louisiana Jehova's Witnesses Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/slajwhs/
This group is made up of homeschooling Jehovah's Witnesses primarily in South Louisiana -- from Texas to Mississippi and everywhere in between.

Southside Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southsidehomeschoolers/
The Southside Homeschoolers group was formed to provide positive support and encouragement for Louisiana homeschooling families living on the southside of Acadiana limited to Broussard, Youngsville, New Iberia.

Teche Area Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/techeareahomeeducators/
The purpose of Teche Area Home Educators, (TAHE) is to provide support and activities for home schooling families in Southern Louisiana. We aim to create a vibrant home school community and to increase positive awareness about home education in our community.


Louisiana Association of Charter Schools
5500 Prytania Street #126
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: 504-274-3651
Fax: 504-274-3690
Email: croemer@lacharterschools.org
School Directory: Click Here
http://lacharterschools.org/
The mission of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools is to support, promote, and advocate for the Louisiana charter school movement, increasing student access to high quality public schools statewide.

Louisiana Department of Education, Charter School List (PDF File)
http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/uploads/12722.pdf


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