Support Groups & Local Co-ops
The following section
contains information about home school support groups (state, national,
and local) and provides a list of local area co-ops.
Home School Coalition
recommends that all members
join THSC. They handle legal homeschooling issues across
Texas. Membership in THSC carries legal protection in
cases of government interference. You can join THSC at
a discount if you are a member of PEACH
The helpful people at THSC
also provide homeschooling
information particular to our great state of Texas. They lobby
for homeschoolers' issues in Austin; they alert homeschoolers
across the state to issues concerning changes or possible changes
in our rights as homeschoolers; and they maintain an extensive
communication network of homeschool support groups across the
Several of the more tangible benefits they
provide include an annual publication of "Handbook for
Texas Homeschoolers", Teacher ID cards and Student ID cards.
It's the best publication that highlight specifics about homeschooling
in Texas. Every Texas homeschooler should have a copy
of the "Handbook for Texas Homeschoolers" and should
Heart of Texas
Educators Alliance for Resources and Training of Texas, Inc.
HEART of Texas is a regional alliance of home school
support group leaders who have a HEART for homeschoolers!
They provide leadership, support, and information as well as
encourage political participation within the homeschool community
through communications, networking activities, and events directed
at home school support groups and families in the Greater Dallas
/ Fort Worth region. To view a list of upcoming Homeschool Events put together by HEART, please click HERE
(North Texas Homeschool Educators
) This organization is a regional support group serving
local home school support group leaders in North Texas.
NTHEN also sponsors the Plano Home School Conference and Book
Fair, which is held each August at the Plano Conference Center.
School Legal Defense Association
) If you are able, PEACH
recommends that members also join HSLDA. They handle legal homeschooling
issues across all 50 states (and territories as well
) and at
the federal level. Their focus is not only on the federal level,
it's on the individual homeschooling families, too. In fact,
membership in HSLDA carries legal protection in cases of government
interference. And you can join HSLDA at a discount if you are
a member of PEACH
- PATH Co-op (Plano Area
- Click HERE to visit the PATH website.
- ECC Co-op (Enrichment Classes of Carrollton)
- Click HERE to visit the ECC website.
- THEO Co-op (The Home Educators Outsourcing solution)
- Click HERE to visit the THEO website
Local Support Groups
- Frisco HIS
Frisco H.I.S. began in 1995 when a handful of friends
began meeting together in an upstairs room of The Abbey Cafe in Frisco,
TX. They had all chosen to educate their children at home, and desired
to meet together for encouragement, fellowship, and to share ideas.
MArCH is a volunteer, non-profit homeschool organization where our
first priority is to glorify God and pursue Godly character. MArCH
provides support meetings, newsletters, fall and spring co-op classes,
field trips, activities, homeschool resources, fellowship, ministry
opportunities, and venues for your children to present their
RHSA exists to provide support and encouragement to families who are
educating and training their children at home. RHSA promotes
homeschooling through Biblical Principles. Monthly meetings are designed
to provide information, training, discussion and fellowship. Committees
are established to help delegate the work and allow many volunteers to
participate. NEWS is our monthly newsletter used to maintain
communication with our members. Teaching Co-op exists to supplement our
children’s education. Scouting - RHSA has very active Boy Scout, Cub
Scout and Girl Scout programs. These give our boys and girls an
opportunity to enjoy the many activities of scouting with other
DCHSA is based upon a distinctly Christian
world view. The founders of our organization believed that true
education cannot take place apart from the acknowledgment of the one
true Creator God and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.
and links on the PEACH website does not necessarily indicate endorsement
by PEACH. Information is provided to PEACH members to assist
in home schooling their children. PEACH members are expected
to verify information and investigate for themselves whether information
from these links would be appropriate for their particular family