Area Support

SOUTHERN MARYLAND HOMESCHOOL NETWORK

Inclusive support group covering Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, and Southern Anne Arundel Counties. For information about joining, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SMHN/

State and Large Area Support Groups

Baltimore-Washington Homeschool Exchange
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BWHE/

Maryland Home Education Association (MHEA)
(This is a statewide homeschooling advocacy group–not a support group or umbrella group)
Manfred Smith, 410-730-0073, or e-mail: manfred@mhea.com
http://www.MHEA.com

Maryland Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Marylandhomeschool/

Maryland Homeschooled Teens Forum/Chat
A support/socialization message board forum for homeschooled teens. An online place to gather, meet new homeschooled friends, plan activities, or just chat to other homeschooled teens from Maryland. Contact by e-mail: mdhomeschooledteens@myway.com

Appalachian Regional Cooperative
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arc-homeschool/

Christian Educators Network
Non-inclusive Christian based support group
http://www.chenmd.org/

Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators
Non-inclusive Christian based support group
http://www.machemd.org/

National and International Support

International Directory of Fully Inclusive Homeschool Groups
http://www.uuhomeschool.org/groups.php3

National Home Educational Network
http://nhen.org/

Vegsource Homeschool Message Boards
http://www.vegsource.com/homeschool/

Home School Legal Defense Association
http://www.hslda.org/Default.asp?bhcp=1

Smaller Area Support Groups in Maryland (in alphabetical order)

Andrews Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AHEupdates

Arundel Homeschool Support Group
(Note that this is a CHRISTIAN group, but it accepts members regardless of religious affiliation. Members need not sign the statement of faith, but must agree to conduct themselves and family “according to its intent in the support group.”) Info and membership form available at their website.
http://www.arundelhomeschoolers.org

South Carroll Covenent Keepers
An interdenominational CHEN group with over 60 families in our membership. We have numerous Friday classes for all members as well as special high school classes on Tuesdays. We also do many field trips and special events
Contact person: Erin Klezer
email: sccovenantkeepers@msn.com
http://www.sccovenantkeepers.com

Homeschool Network of Southern Prince George’s County
Contact person: Ruth Pinkney
e-mail: rpink@mci2000.com

North County Home Educators
Inclusive support group centered in Anne Arundel county. Info and membership form available on their webpage.
Contact person: Nancy Greer
e-mail: nche@iqcweb.com
http://www.IQCweb.com/NCHE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NCHE

Prince George’s Home Learning Network (PGHLN)
Welcomes D.C. members also.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PGHLN/

Saint Mary’s Open Homeschool Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StMarysOpenHomeschool

SMASH
Southern Maryland Active and Supportive Homeschoolers
http://www.smashonline.info

Southern Maryland Secular Homeschoolers
Contact person: Christine Basham (Lexington Park)
e-mail: cebasham@yahoo.com

Takoma Park Home Learning Network
Contact person: Kath Meadows
e-mail: kathmeadows@starpower.net