Homeschooling in Pennsylvania

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I've put together these pages to make it easier to share information I've gathered on various topics. Homeschoolers have a lot of choices available to them. Please take the information you find useful from these pages and ignore the rest.

Catholic Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania
Email: info@catholichomeschoolpa.org
http://www.catholichomeschoolpa.org/
This network serves hundreds of Catholic families in Pennsylvania who are faithful to the Magisterium of the Church & Pope John Paul II and who find home education to be their response to the Church's teaching to be the primary educators of their children.

Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania, CHAP
http://chaponline.com/
CHAP is an acronym for Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit corporation founded to encourage and support families interested in home education. CHAP assists parents in understanding and fulfilling the law's requirements and is affiliated with two national organizations: Home School Legal Defense Association and The National Center for Home Education. CHAP provides leadership and direction on issues facing Christian homeschoolers on a national and statewide basis.

Coalition of Homeschoolers Across Lancaster County
http://www.chalc.org/
CHALC, the Coalition of Homeschoolers Across Lancaster County, serves over 800 homeschooling families throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas. In addition to publishing a monthly newsletter, the Scrawls, we offer support for homeschoolers in many ways -- providing assistance and resources to new homeschoolers, creating a working network to disseminate information of interest to the homeschooling community, and building relationships between home educators.

East Coast Unschoolers
Email Jennifer: mailto:eastcoastunschoolers@gmail.com
Email Kimberlie: mailto:eastcoastunschoolers@yahoo.com
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002385141581&ref=ts
This is a group that focuses on Free Range Learning and Unschooling here on the East Coast. We aim for a wider range of members than just state wide groups but are more focused than many nationwide or world wide groups. Our Goal is support and sharing through the Lifelong Learning Process as we explore and share with our kids the vast possibilities that life has to offer.

Harmony Home Educators
Email: president@hhepa.org
http://www.hhepa.org/
HARMONY HOME EDUCATORS (HHE) is a non-profit ministry established in 1988 to provide information, encouragement, training, and prayer support to Bible-believing families throughout our local area, with the ultimate goal of glorifying God in all things.

Maryland Homeschool Hiking Club
http://mdhomeschoolhikingclub.webs.com/
This site is for homeschoolers and their families in Maryland, and in parts of Pennsyavania and West Virginia that are close to Maryland, who are intersted in hiking or already hike. We share info on hiking and organize small hikes as well as longer ones, and sometimes overnighters! Any ages are welcome!

North Pittsburgh Catholic Homeschoolers
Email: info@northpittsburghcatholichomeschool.com
http://northpittsburghcatholichomeschool.com/
We are a community, established in July of 2006, of Catholic Homeschoolers in the communities north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our main goal is to bring together Catholic homeschoolers in the area in order to share and support each other. It is our goal to foster a community of support and encourgement for Catholic homeschooling familes through group meetings, activities, field trips and prayer.

North Pittsburgh S.T.A.R. Co-op
http://detwiler.us/starcoop/
You are invited to join an educational co-operative designed especially for people using K12 curriculum in the Pittsburgh and North Hills area. We began in 2004. Anyone using K12 curriculum through any school or individual plan is encouraged to join us. We usually meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month (Sept-May).

The Pennsylvania Home Education Network
Email: info@phen.org
http://www.phen.org
This site was developed to answer the need for accurate information on the internet about home educating in Pennsylvania. Membership is open to all Pennsylvania residents who agree with the organization's inclusive philosophy.

Pennsylvania Home Educators Association, PHEA
http://www.phea.net/
Pennsylvania Home Educators Association (PHEA) is an inclusive statewide coalition of home educators whose primary purpose is to provide accurate information and advocate for Pennsylvania home educators.

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers
Email: richmans@pahomeschoolers.com
http://www.pahomeschoolers.com/
PA HOMESCHOOLERS® is a magazine co-edited by Susan and Howard Richman. It has been published continuously since Issue #1 in 1982 (when it was called "Western Pennsylvania Homeschoolers"), iIn January 2010 it became and online magazine.

Tri-County Co-op
Email: info@tricountyco-op.com
http://www.tricountyco-op.com/
Purpose: To provide a social and academic environment to develop the skills necessary to function in a group learning setting; to share the teaching load of our K12 curriculum; and to provide a place for adults and kids to regularly connect with other PAVCS families. Serving South Butler, North Pittsburgh, and Beaver County. Meets Wednesdays Sept thru May.

Tri-State Homeschool Network
Email: tristatepresident@yahoo.com
http://www.tristatehomeschoolnetwork.org/
We are a non-profit organization providing extra-curricular activities for homeschooled children and a friendship network for homeschooling parents. We are currently headquartered in Newark, Delaware, and serve about 400 families living in the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey including, but not limited to: New Castle County, Delaware; Kent County, Delaware; Cecil County, Maryland; Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Chester County, Pennsylvania; and Salem County, New Jersey.

York Home School Association
http://yhsa.org/
YHSA is a Christian support group located in York, Pennsylvania. YHSA exists to serve the interests of parents educating their children at home under Act 169, the Pennsylvania Home Education Law of 1988; this does not include those enrolling their children in cyber or charter schools, which are part of the government school system in Pennsylvania.


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Appalachian Regional Co-op
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Appalachianregionalco-op/
Appalachian Regional Cooperative is an inclusive group of homeschoolers in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We welcome anyone interested in group activities for all ages.

ARCH Homeschoolers of Delaware County
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ARCHofDelco/
ARCH = Association of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. This list if for a sharing of ideas, information, questions, website links, upcoming area events, or other materials that are related to the Catholic education of our children.

ARC Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arc-homeschool/
Appalachian Regional Cooperative is an inclusive group of homeschoolers in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We welcome anyone interested in group activities for all ages.

BAltimore, HArford, CEcil Homeschoolers, BaHaCeHS
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BaHaCeHS/
BaHaCeHS exists to create an online forum to share resources, ideas and support among the homeschooling community. This group has become a conduit for sharing information about the many wonderful opportunities available to homeschoolers in the area to include the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Berks County Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BerksCountyHomeschoolers/
This group was created for homeschoolers in Berks County, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas to share ideas and to support one another in our homeschooling journeys.

Butler County PA Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/butlerPAhomeschool/
A group for homeschoolers/unschoolers of Butler County Pennsylvania.

By His Grace Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ByHisGraceHomeschoolers/
By His Grace group is designed for Roman Catholic homeschoolers who are exclusively homeschooling, faithful to the Magisterium, and in the SE Pennsylvania area.

Central PA School-At-Home Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Central_PA_schoolathome/
This group is to support families schooling at home in the Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area. This online group is a place for us to share information with each other such as area classes, lists of music teachers, sport opportunities, field trips, website links, etc.

Chester County Catholic Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ccche/
Chester County Catholic Home Educators is an association of Catholic homeschooling families in Chester County, Pennsylvania, dedicated to promoting homeschooling among Catholic families and supporting families who are engaged in providing their children's primary education at home.

Chester County Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChesterCountyChristianHomeschoolers/
An exclusive group for Protestant Christian Homeschoolers dedicated to the Glory of God in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Christian Homeschooling 4 Us
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChristianHomeschooling4us/
We are a group of Christian homeschoolers from the area surrounding Souderton, Pennsylvania. We seek to enrich our homeschools with engaging activities and community service. We gather for Mom's Nights or Planning Meetings several times a year. We have activities, field trips or service projects as often as our members are inspired to plan them.

Eastern Montgomery County PA Inclusive Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastMontCoPAInclusiveHomeschoolers/
Eastern Montgomery County PA Inclusive (EMI) Homeschoolers is an All-Inclusive group of Home Educating families in and around Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania.

E.P.O.C.H. Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EPOCH_group/
E.P.O.C.H. (Emmitsburg/Pennsylvania Organization of Catholic Homeschoolers) is a newly forming homeschool group for those living in Emmitsburg and surrounding cities, including Littlestown, Fairfield, Waynesboro, Taneytown, Gettysburg, Thurmont, etc.

Home School of Chester County PA
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeSchoolCC/
Secular, completely inclusive, unmoderated, free flow of information and dialog for current and potential home schoolers and families in Chester County and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

Latrobe Area Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LatrobeAreaHS/
We are an eclectic group of Homeschoolers from the Latobe area (Latrobe, Derry, Ligonier, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, SW PA, and Pittsburgh) who talk on line as well as meet monthly to give support to each other and give encouragement to new homeschoolers.

LeHigh County Cyber School Alliance
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LCCSA/
A group dedicated to meeting other cyber school families in the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (and surrounding) areas. This includes students at Agora Cyber Charter School, PA Cyber, Connections Academy, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School (PAVCS) or any other cyber charter school catering to the state of Pennsylvania.

MD-DC-VA Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MD_DC_VA_Educators/
This groups exists to create an online forum to share resources, activities, ideas, and support among the homeschooling community to include the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Hampton Roads (Tidewater) Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. We currently have members from many states to include: Virginia, Washington DC, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland counties, Baltimore City, Pennsylvania,and Delaware.

North Pittsburgh Catholic Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthPittsburghCatholicHomeschoolers/
A group for Catholic homeschoolers who live in communities north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/queenofpeacehsers/
We are a Catholic homeschool support group for almost 40 families in Northern Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Northeastern Maryland. We meet for Sacraments including First Friday Mass/Devotions/Lunch, First Saturday Mother's Mass & Breakfast,a monthly Children's Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, Little Flowers Girls Virtue Club, regular field trips, parent support and social activities.

PA Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pachristianhomeschoolers/
This group represents PA Christian homeschool families who school at home whether using a set curriculum, cyber schools, Charlotte Mason ideas, unschooling or relaxed homeschoolers.

PA Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PA-HomeEducators/
A safe place for Pennsylvania homeschoolers to discuss their daily adventures. We shamelessly promote a relaxed approach to homeschooling and a 'minimalist' view of compliance with PA Act 169.

PA Secular Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PA_Secular_Homeschoolers/
Statewide secular support group in Pennsylvania for homeschooling families. The primary focus of this list will be for topics of discussion that are important to home educating families. This would include activities, field trips, support, friendship, home school legislation and other topics which may be of importance to members.

Susquehanna County Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Susq_Co_Homeschoolers/
This group is for meeting and exchanging ideas with other homeschoolers of Northeast Pennsylvania in Susquehanna County. Including but not limited to traditional homeschool, virtual charter, someschoolers, or unschoolers.

Tri-State Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tri-StateHomeschoolNetwork/
Tri-State Homeschool Network is a support group that serves the northern Delaware, northeastern Maryland, southwestern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania region. Our purpose is to further the cause of homeschooling, with emphasis from the viewpoint of Christian families.

Western PA Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westernpahomeschoolers/
We are located in Western Pennsylvania, and we have developed this email list as a secure environment for sharing news and updates relating to homeschooling in our area, and information about events and activities.


21st Century Cyber Charter School
805 Springdale Drive
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 484-875-5400
Toll-Free: 877-Web-Cyber (932-2923)
Fax: 484-875-5404
Email: enroll@21cccs.org
http://www.21stcenturycyber.org/
Imagine an education set at your own unique pace. Imagine one-on-one access to teachers, a flexible schedule, and quality instruction in custom-designed courses for students in grades 6 through 12. Today’s fast paced world demands an educational setting that keeps up. Students attend cyber school for many reasons, to work towards professional aspirations, to accommodate training schedules, to deal with illnesses or other family issues — or when a traditional school setting does not work well for them. 21st Century Cyber Charter School — school is where you are.

Achievement House Cyber Charter School, AHCCS
222 Valley Creek Blvd, Suite 301
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 484 615-6226
Fax: 610 644-7019
tdaniels@achievementcharter.com
http://www.achievementcharter.com/
AHCCS is a growing school that remembers its small school roots. So, as we develop, we will always be certain to focus on the individual student and the educational program that best fits him or her. AHCCS is also a cyber school. Within our virtual classrooms, you’ll find a huge and useful webpage that brings the school program and teachers into your life through technology.

Agora Cyber Charter School
995 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste. 315
Wayne, PA 19087
Toll Free: 1.866.548.9452 (Enrollment/Program Inquiries)
Toll Free: 1.877.362.4672 (Administrative Office)
Fax: 1.866.529.0166
Email: info@agora.org
http://www.k12.com/agora/
The Agora Cyber Charter School uses the K¹² curriculum to offer Pennsylvania students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, Agora Cyber Charter School and K¹² provide the tools kids need to succeed—in school and beyond.

Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation
1500 4th Ave.
Altoona, PA 16602
Phone: (814)940-6989
Toll Free: (866)215-5936
Fax: (814)946-8526
Email: techsupport@cpdlf.org
http://www.cpdlf.org/
The Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation (CPDLF) engages its students in a highly motivational, student-centered, educational program that relies on basic educational principles while utilizing the latest information and communications technology to promote student achievement while fostering higher-order-thinking and problem-solving skills. The Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation interacts with students via technology but also uses technology to teach students to conduct in-depth research, to collaborate with other students and faculty, and to seek guidance from experts around the world.

PA Distance Learning Charter School
2200 Georgetowne Drive, Suite 300
Sewickley, PA 15143
Phone: 724-933-7300
Toll-Free: 1-888-997-3352
Fax: 1-866-977-3527 (866-97P-DLCS)
http://www.padistance.org/
We offer classroom learning in a virtual environment for students in grades k-12. Students have teachers who are there to give them individual attention and help them every step of the way. We never leave parents or students in the dark about what they need to be doing. We've made virtual learning a team effort, engaging teachers, students and parents throughout the entire process.

PA Learners Online, PALO
475 East Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA 15120
Phone: 412-394-5733
Fax: 412-394-4604
Email: PALO@aiu3.net
http://www.palearnersonline.com/
The mission of the PA Learners Online Regional Cyber Charter School is to provide depth and breadth of subject matter to all learners through a continuum of lifelong educational options by employing technological applications. The mission will be accomplished through partnerships with families, schools, and communities in technology rich learning environments that will focus on problem-solving, critical and analytical thinking, team building, collaborative learning skills, and respect for all learners.

Pennsylvania Charter Cyber School
Main Office
1200 Midland Avenue
Midland, PA 15059
Phone: 724-643-1180
Toll-Free: 1-888-PACYBER (722-9237)
Fax: 724-643-2845
Pittsburgh Support Center
155 Lake Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
Phone: 724-643-1180
Fax: 724-933-0567
Harrisburg Support Center
479 Port View Drive, Building C-38
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717-558-3530
Fax: 717-558-8619
Philadelphia Support Center
1553 Chester Pike, Suite 103
Crum Lynne, PA 19022
Phone: 610-544-1720
Fax: 610-876-2106
http://www.pacyber.org/
As a premier online K-12 educational provider, The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) offers students and families a chance to build their very own school...out of choices, not bricks. Using advanced technology that we provide, our students enjoy a customized education that's second to none.

Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School
1332 Enterprise Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-701-3333
Fax: 610-701-3339
PALCS Western Regional Center
The Landings
55 Alpha Drive West
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-1401
Phone: 412-828-3331
Fax: 412-828-3109
Center for Performing and Fine Arts
211 Carter Drive, Suite C
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-430-6525
Fax: 610-430-6526
University Scholars - Advanced Ideas Center
1585 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-344-0524 ext. 1286
Fax: 610-344-2898
Email: info@palcs.org
http://www.palcs.org/
The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS) is a tuition-free public cyber charter school, open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten - 12th grade. PALCS is approved by the PA Department of Education.

Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School
One West Main Street, Suite 400
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-275-8500
Toll Free: 1-866-PAVCS-K12
Fax: 610-275-1719
E-Mail: info@pavcsk12.org
http://www.pavcsk12.org/
The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School (PAVCS) is a public cyber charter school of choice chartered and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2001. The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School serves more than 4,000 students throughout Pennsylvania from Kindergarten through 12th grade in a home-based setting. In 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Education renewed the cyber charter school to charter for five more years.

SusQ-Cyber Charter School
240 Market Street, Box 1a, Suite 15
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: (570) 245-0252
Toll-Free: 1-866-370-1226
Fax: 570-245-0246
http://www.susqcyber.org/
The SusQ-Cyber Charter School is a public school open to students in grades 9 through 12 who are school-aged residents of the state of Pennsylvania. We provide an online curriculum, certified teaching staff, and technology that prepares students to meet all the requirements to earn a diploma recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


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