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.
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 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.
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/
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®-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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phonics program (free)
Online Educational Games and Sites
www.mathsdoctor.co.uk/resources (visitor submitted)
http://outdoorpursuits.com/resources/outdoor-safety-guide/index.html (visitor submitted)
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)
http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf (visitor submitted)
http://www.skillsworkshop.org/numeracy (visitor submitted)
http://www.midkent.ac.uk/resource/english-maths/ (visitor submitted)