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National Homeschool Links

Homeschool Legal Defense Association  www.hslda.org

HSLDA provides legal services to members should you ever encounter difficulties as a homeschool family. MDHSA members are entitled to a 15% discount on HSLDA’s annual membership fees. Please contact the MDHSA Secretary for details.


Pennsylvania Homeschool Links

CHAP  www.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 state wide basis. News and up dates are included in the CHAP Newsletter.

Pennsylvania Home Educators Association (PHEA)  www.phea.net

PHEA is an inclusive statewide coalition of home educators whose primary purpose is to provide accurate information and advocate for Pennsylvania home educators.

  • PHEA believes in the freedom to home educate with confidence and without fear.
  • PHEA actively endorses efforts to reduce or eliminate regulation, control, and oversight of home educators.
  • PHEA believes knowledge equals empowerment.
  • PHEA encourages its members to freely exchange information regarding home education.
  • PHEA is not associated with any religion or educational methodology.

Pennsylvania Home Education Network  www.phen.org

The Pennsylvania Home Education Network is an incorporated, nonprofit, tax exempt, statewide organization of home educating families. Here you will find convenient downloads of Act 169, affidavits, a medical exemption letter and samples of objectives. New to homeschooling? Check out the Home education 101 page.
PHEN also has newsletters and picnics for the state and local groups. Local groups host a variety of activities and parent meetings.

Pennsylvania Department of Education  www.pde.state.pa.us/home_education/site/default.asp

Quick access to the Pennsylvania Home Education Law and Private Tutoring Law and Regulations.


Maryland Homeschool Links

Maryland Home Education Association  www.mhea.com

MHEA was founded in 1980 to serve and support families of all religious, philosophical and ethnic persuasions. For over seventeen years MHEA has been working for all homeschoolers — members and non-members alike.


Regional Homeschool Support Groups

Coalition of Homeschoolers Across Lancaster County  www.chalc.org

CHALC supports homeschooling groups and families in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and neighboring communities. In addition to featuring member support group data and a bulletin board, this site will keep you better informed about homeschooling issues around Pennsylvania and beyond. CHALC serves over 800 families to date. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

York Home School Association, Inc.  http://www.yhsa.org/

Mom’s meetings (various locations throughout York County), business meetings, lending library, monthly newsletter (32 pages each month), Member directory, HSLDA Discount, field trips (divided by age), classes, special activities (bus trips), Project Fair, Young Children’s Fair, International Fair, Annual Curriculum Fair, Quarterly Orientations, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Citizen’s Bee, Safety Day, Annual Picnic, New Member Tea, Book-It, Teen Group activities, Music Department, Summer Park days, Safety Days, Small group activities, Science Fair, Moms of Teen group and more! Year round busy group!

Contact coordinator Julie Tate (717-757-0533) or New member chair Buddy & Lydia Goulart (717-741-2566) Info packets available. Visit our website for more information at http://www.yhsa.org/


General Homeschool Links

A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling  www.gomilpitas.com/homeschooling

A guide to the best essays and information about homeschooling, explorations for kids, support group management, jokes, chat, newsletter, email list, calendar of events & daily topic starters.

Homefires  www.homefires.com

Homefires®-The Journal of Homeschooling has offered resources and support for families who learn at home since 1992. Here you’ll find ideas and activities for toddlers to teens in every subject. Get expert advice on homeschooling from respected contributors, authors, educators, parents, and business leaders who share their wisdom and expertise on learning at home. If you believe that learning is a joyful experience, and that teaching your child is a privilege and a good idea — this site is for you!

Homeschooling at About.Com  http://homeschooling.about.com

Whether your interests in homeschooling are religious or secular, traditional or untraditional, Guide Beverly Hernandez keeps you in mind. This huge database has homeschool articles, activites, lesson plans, and much, much, more for the new or veteran homeschooler.

Best College Reviews  http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/the-homeschool-students-guide-to-college/

“Attending college is a huge step in any student’s life. Whether you attend public or private school or you are homeschooled, there are several important things you will need to know about not only getting into college but how to pay for it as well. Being fully prepared for college can be stressful, especially for those who are homeschooled. Here are a few tips to help guide you through the college selection process, testing, getting your foot in the door, and financial aid.”

This is a website for beginning readers. They have some free materials to order or print and a spot for homeschoolers. Enjoy and pass it on!

Homeschool/Household Organization

The Homeschool Mom  http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/gettingorganized/allplanners.php

Free Homeschooling Organizer Software

Homeschool Tracker  http://www.homeschooltracker.com/

Homeschool Tracker – Keep track of assignments, attendance, reading logs, field trips, grades, and more. Tracker allows you to print a variety of reports including assignments on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Tracker also offers an upgrade to the Plus version with more features for a fee. Windows only.

The Organized Home  http://organizedhome.com/content-36.html

Household Notebook: Make your own planner for an Organized Home

Free Homeschool Forms & Worksheets by Cindy Downes  www.oklahomahomeschool.com

If you like forms and other charts or great notebooking materials – this is a great web site.


Children with Challenges


Great Ideas for Teaching  
http://www.greatideasforteaching.com

A company that supplies reproducible workbooks, professional books, assessments, games, and teaching aids for Speech Language Pathology and related fields of communication disorders. This site has ideas for working with Articulation, Auditory Processing, Autism & Aspergers Syndrome, Expressive Language, Listening Skills
Oral Motor Therapy, and Receptive Language. There are also several pages for assessment kits and professional resources, if you are looking to access your child privately.


Testing Information

GEDonline – Prepare online for the GED exam  www.gedonline.org

GEDonline is the first continuing adult education website dedicated to helping you prepare online for the GED High School Equivalency Diploma Test.


New and Used Curriculum

www.vegsource.com/homeschool  

Looking for used curriculum or trying to sell some of yours? This is a very active swap board for homeschoolers. It also has various message boards.


General Resource Links

Civics Courses
www.generationjoshua.org

Phonics program (free)
www.starfall.com

Online Educational Games and Sites


www.dositey.com

shelsilverstein.com

classroom.jc-schools.net
nlvm.usu.edu
classroom.jc-schools.net

www.bookadventure.com

www.snowcrystals.com

www.seasky.org
www.funbrain.com

www.lil-fingers.com

Math

www.mathsdoctor.co.uk/resources  (visitor submitted)

Outdoor Safety

http://outdoorpursuits.com/resources/outdoor-safety-guide/index.html (visitor submitted)

Going Green

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/global-awareness/green-living-family-guide-to-going-green  (visitor submitted)

https://www.petitfashion.com/recycling/  (visitor submitted)

Internet Safety

http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf  (visitor submitted)

Miscellaneous Resources

http://www.skillsworkshop.org/numeracy  (visitor submitted)

http://www.midkent.ac.uk/resource/english-maths/  (visitor submitted)

 


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