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Homeschool Group Roundup

“You’re going to homeschool your children??  Aren’t you worried about socialization?!”

It’s so cliche it’s funny.  Fortunately, the stereotype of the overly sheltered, anti-social homeschoolers has started to wane. The new stereotypical homeschool kid is interest-driven, sociable with all age groups, and often very comfortable talking with adults and taking on leadership roles within groups.   That’s due, in part, to homeschooling families being so proactive about finding people and activities for their kids to interact with!

As a homeschool mom, I’ve asked on facebook and in person from other homeschoolers about groups, co-ops, and other classes that my kids might be able to participate in.  Honestly…the options were TOO MANY rather than too few.

Options range from casual playgroup coordinating to full-curriculum, part-time school.  With so many options, it can be difficult to narrow down just what you need.   Connecting with other homeschooling families is a great way to learn more about the options.  Personally, I love the groups that coordinate field trips so we can get group rates and enrichment that I might not think (or know about) to plan!

Co-ops and Education Offerings


Kings Academy  Tyler, TX

Cottage Garden  Tyler, TX

Venture  at Pine Cove, Tyler, TX

Harrison Educational Enrichment Center (Montessori)  Tyler, Tx

Classical Conversations
Groups in:
Holly Lake/Hawkins

CHEMPA Mount Pleasant, TX

TORCH  (Texarkana Organization for Resolute Christian Homeschoolers) Texarkana, TX

EXEL Co-op in Canton, TX

Kaufman Area Christian Homeschool

The Armory Homeschool Cooperative  Palestine, TX

Visit Heart of Texas to search for support Groups in your area.

Facebook Groups

Connecting with other families in your area can help you find more resources and coordinate outings that fit your schedule!


Jefferson and Beyond 

Christian Home Educators Community of Longview 

Longview Area Relaxed Home Educators

Marshall TX Homeschool Group

ARKLATEX Inclusive Homeschool Group

East Texas Homeschool Association

East Texas Homeschoolers

East Texas Homeschool Hangout


TORCH on Facebook

Homeschoolers of Sulphur Springs

Kaufman Area Homeschool Facebook Group

East Texas Homeschooling Book Swap Facebook Group

East Texas Homeschool Hangout Facebook Group

South of Greenville Friday Friends Facebook Group

Kid Connect 

ETCH East Texas Christian Homeschoolers 

Tot School Facebook Group for Moms

Homeschool Field Trips Lindale

East Texas Homeschool Resource Fair


That long list is just what I came up with by asking in the groups I’m involved in and a few online searches.  I’m sure there’s lots more in the East Texas area.  Fortunately, we have a large and active homeschool community.  If you know of any other group that would like to be added to the list, please comment below or email me at [email protected]!

Happy Homeschooling!



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2 Responses to Homeschool Group Roundup

  1. Ashlyn August 10, 2016 at 11:17 pm #

    I’m so glad to hear there is a large homeschooling community in East Texas! Luckily my son is only 6 months old so we have plenty of time to learn about what’s to offer locally. Thank you for the list!

  2. Becca B August 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    We also have a facebook group for homeschooling families in the Nacogdoches area. We can be found at

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