Homeschooling in Montana

SUPPORT GROUPS
Education Station
Email: ccc@truthinliving.org
http://www.truthinliving.org/index.php?pr=Education_Station
The "Station" serves primarily as a community center for the home schooling families and others that have an interest in non-governmental solutions to the problems of the culture that we find ourselves in. Our primary focus is on home schooling families because we believe that as an identifiable group, they represent one of the best hopes for the reformation of the culture and society.

Flathead Home Educators Association, F.H.E.A.
http://www.fheaonline.org/
The F.H.E.A. helps support lobbying for home education at the capital in Helena, spelling bees, geography bees, Model UN, choir, band, graduation, senior banquet, the Homeschool Herald, website…

Helena Area Christian Home Educators, HACHE
http://www.montanahache.webs.com/
HACHE is a home school support group that offers a monthly newsletter, connections, and fun activities for home school families in Helena and the surrounding area.

Home-Made Living
http://homemade.truepath.com/
As a wife and mother of five, living in rural Montana, I have learned by experience how to live a more simple, homespun way, not always by choice, but often out of necessity. Now after learning some practical lessons, I can’t imagine living any other way, and I'm glad to have you come walk a mile with me...

Montana Coalition of Home Educators, MCHE
Email: white@imt.net
http://www.mtche.org
The Montana Coalition of Home Educators came together in 1988 as a cooperative effort of many individuals, organizations, and support groups in the state. The goal was to bring homeschoolers together to protect Montana's home school freedom while maintaining the independence and autonomy of the individual families and the existing local and state organizations.

Park County Homeschool Network
http://parkcountyhomeschoolnetwork.com/
A membership-based cooperative of home educators created for the purpose of providing support to parents and students who have chosen to educate in a home environment.

Windy Creek Homeschool
http://www.windycreek.com/index.html
A family oriented kid-safe site containing educational information and homeschool resources ideas for all homeschoolers through high school and college.

Yellowstone Coalition of Home Educators
Email: ychemt@gmail.com
http://www.yche.org
We are a group of families who gathered in the 1980’s to support and encourage other homeschoolers. Our numbers have grown to over 200 families in south central Montana. We love raising our children in the huge expanse of space and the gorgeous blue sky of our rural state.


EMAIL LISTS
Bitterroot Valley Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bvhomesch
Serving Homeschooling Families of Montana's Bitterroot Valley (and beyond).

Bozeman Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BHN/
The Bozeman Homeschool Network is an inclusive gathering of families who share an interest in at-home learning. Through our activities we seek to support learners of all styles and philosophies. As a group we create opportunities for projects, field trips, community service, park days, family gatherings, discussion groups and sharing of resources.

Butte, MT Homeschooling Families
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/butte_mt_home_schooling_families
A great place to meet other home schoolers in Butte and surrounding areas, ask questions, find answers, share information about events, plan a gathering with friends, buy or sell home school related items...you name it!

Cascade County Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cascadecountyhomeschoolers
A meeting place for homeschoolers in Great Falls, and the surrounding area. A place to network, and help each other on our homeschooling journey.

Great Falls Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GreatFallsUnschoolers
This is an online support group for members of the Great Falls Unschoolers cooperative. Our members are advocates of child-led learning, including unschooling, eclectic, or relaxed, child-centered versions of other methods. Members must participate at least occasionally in discussion or activities to remain on the list.

Helena Area Learning co-Opportunities, H_A_L_O
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/H_A_L_O
Great Falls Homeschool Friends (GFHF) is an inclusive group open to all Great Falls and surrounding area Homeschoolers. The purpose of Great Falls Homeschool Friends (GFHF), is to provide a network of support, organization of field trip, and other activities, for all homeschool parents and children. Many activities occur in the Great Falls area.

H.O.U.S.E in Montanta
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/house-in-mt
Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience in Montana...HOUSE in MT...is nonsectarian (not religious based) and inclusive for all. That means that you will find people of all different lifestyles, educational styles, religious beliefs and unbelief's.

Missoula Area Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MissoulaAreaHomeschoolNetwork
We are a relaxed, easy-going homeschool & unschooling community in and around Missoula, Montana. We are hoping to get regular gatherings and activities planned for our families.

Montana Christian Athletic Association, MCAA
http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/MT-MCAA/
The MCAA is the high school organization that coordinates athletic programs for non-MHSA high schools in Montana. It is the purpose of this organization: To provide an athletic association for local, autonomous Christian/church schools and home school associations; To teach Christian character through athletics; To Provide Christian young people fellowship and competition with other Christians; To promote each school’s/association’s spirit, unity and enthusiasm for the glory of God.

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

Montana Homeschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MontanaHomeschooling/
Open group for all Montana Homeschoolers, regardless of religious affiliation, political point of view, or educational method.

Montana Homesteading Survival
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Montana_Homesteading_Survival/
Welcome to Montana Homesteading Survival. Discuss just about anything related to homesteading and survival. We try to be a friendly bunch here tryin to help each other out.. so come on in and set a spell.

Park County Homeschool Network, PHN
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MontanaHomeschooling
We are a membership based cooperative of home educators created for the purpose of providing support to parents and students who have chosen to educate in a home environment. The web page provides a calendar of our activities and an information resource for all of our members.

Western Region Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternRegionUnschoolers
A group for unschoolers that want more time to play with friends 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 organize some travel, camping, and other places to get together. Created by unschoolers living in the Western Region of the U.S. who attended the Live & Learn Unschooling Conference.


Montana does not have any charter schools. Here is a link to the Montana Office of Public Instruction:
http://www.opi.mt.gov/


If you would like your group or organization listed here, please email me with your info and I'll add it in.