Getting involved in a local homeschool support or activities group can make your homeschool journey a lot more fun! Here’s a list of local support and activities groups with descriptions to help you find a group that meets your family’s needs. This list also includes local homeschool organizations that offer classes or sports.
If I’ve left out a group or made an error in describing a group you represent, please let me know.
Charlotte Mason Facebook Group – Lubbock
A Facebook group for Lubbock-area families using the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling. Come visit, compare notes, and find out more about the Charlotte Mason method. Click here to go the the Charlotte Mason Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/558489997552051).
Classical Conversations – Lubbock
Supports parents in implementing the Classical Christian Model in their homeschooling. We are a licensed Classical Conversations community whose mission is to “know God and to make Him known.” We meet once a week to tutor children from K4 through high school. Registration, fees, and tuition are due in the summer. Contact: email@example.com, 748-1335, or the national website ClassicalConversations.com.
FICHE ( Families Investing in Christian Home Education ), is a Christ-centered network of families who have chosen to educate in the home environment. Our mission is to equip our children to function as Godly, mature, and productive citizens. FICHE has no membership fee. We coordinate several activities each month, including: Mom’s Night Out, Family Night and at least one Field Trip. FICHE is a group of very friendly families who enjoy fellowshipping and encouraging each other. Contact information: FICHEWT@yahoo.com, 797-5972.
GraceLubbock Homeschool Group
Looking for a homeschool group that has social as well as core and elective classes? If so, GRACELUBBOCK HOMESCHOOL GROUP is the homeschool co-op you are looking for. We are a family group where the whole family is invited to attend and take part. Currently, we have over 300 students, ages 0-18.
GRACE remains an affordable group to be involved with. We offer 2 levels of membership. GraceBRONZE is field trip and social membership (attend all parties, etc.) for $25 per family per semester. GraceGOLD includes field trip/social AND 2 class periods for $70 per family, per semester. We charge by family, not student, which makes GRACE about $5 per Friday. Fees cover facility rental, insurance and ALL the supplies for the students. The director, board members, teachers and helpers are all volunteer moms and dads who have kids in the group.
GRACE is not a drop off program, but rather a group where you and your family can participate together. We do require one parent on campus during classtime, field trips and extra activities. We ask every mom to help in a classroom. Our classes remain small and have a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 22 students. For more information, please email Jenifer Davidson, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and see this testimonial video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nWCXbNCCNs8.
HELPS (Hands Extended Lending Parents Support) is a mentoring group, for new or nearly-new homeschooling families as well as families facing new challenges, or needing encouragement in their homeschool endeavors. Meets monthly on the 3rd Monday evening, August – June. Taught by veteran homeschool parents. $25 one-time materials fee for lifetime membership. Contact information: HomeschoolingHELPS@yahoo.com, 797-5972. Visit us on Facebook: Search for Homeschooling HELPS.
K.O.A.L.A. B.E.A.R. offers a variety of parent lead classes to enrich the homeschooled child and family. We only meet twice a month. We offer field trips and each family gets to choose which is appropriate for them without explanation or judgement. We encourage the family unit and their goal to home educate in their own special “style.” Contact: email@example.com.
LAHE – Lubbock Area Homeschool Exchange
The Lubbock Area Homeschool Exchange Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/281617735307237/) and the Lubbock Area Homeschool Exchange Yahoo Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/L_A_H_E/) are a free classified ad service and all Lubbock-area homeschooling families are welcome to join us in free-cycling (giving away…free), trading or selling (at a bargain price) anything you wish but especially homeschool related items. No item is too large or small! Just keep it legal and family friendly!! Free service.
Lubbock Area Special Needs Home Educators…LASNHE
LASNHE was created out of a need for Lubbock area homeschooling families with children who have special needs to have a safe place to come together for fellowship, friendship and respite. All families with children who have any type of special need are welcome, regardless of homeschooling style, religious affiliation, race, nationality, etc. www.facebook.com/groups/724967780937238
It’s our hope to offer weekly play dates, monthly Mom’s Night Out, and various special needs educational opportunities throughout the year.
Levelland Area Homeschool
Levelland Area Homeschool is a group for people who are currently homeschooling in Levelland and the surrounding areas. It is a group where you can share ideas and curriculums. We are hoping in the future to set up days where we can meet and get together to support one another on our homeschool journeys. www.facebook.com/groups/LevellandAreaHomeschool
Lubbock Homeschool Christian Athletic Association
LHCAA is a Christian umbrella group for several area homeschool sports, including basketball, football, softball, soccer, swimming, and volleyball. Check out www.lhcaa.com for more information. You can also follow the Lubbock Titans on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lbktitans).
Lubbock Christian Homeschool Graduation
A Facebook group for those with high school seniors who want to participate in a graduation ceremony.
Lubbock Homeschool Moms
Lubbock Homeschool Moms is a Facebook group for Lubbock-area homeschool moms (and dads!) to help suggest and set up meet-ups or activities our homeschool children will enjoy doing together. (www.facebook.com/groups/600213410007996/).
Lubbock Homeschool Network (LHN)
LHN is an online network of local homeschool families. The most important part of LHN is the LHN Facebook group, www.facebook.com/groups/LubbockHomeschool – where local homeschoolers share information about events, classes, teachers, and tutors, ask for recommendations from other homeschoolers, organize activities, and more.
Lubbock Homeschool Prom
Lubbock Homeschool Prom (www.facebook.com/groups/145843405538191/) is a Facebook group for Lubbock-area homeschoolers (students and parents) interested in the Lubbock Homeschool Prom.
Lubbock Titans is a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lbktitans) for the Lubbock Titans homeschool sports.
Poetry and Tea Lubbock
Poetry and Tea is a Lubbock homeschool group created to explore poetry in a fun group atmosphere. We will meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month to share poetry and tea (and dessert). Each member will bring a poem based on the theme of the month to share and discuss. www.facebook.com/groups/287516838119891/
SPCHEA – South Plains Christian Home Educators Association
The South Plains Christian Home Educators Association (SPCHEA) is a Christian homeschool organization. They offer field trips, Bible Studies, a graduation ceremony, and tennis teams and camps. $21 yearly dues. Most activities are exclusive; one field trip is allowed for non-members considering joining. Contact Dan Lassiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Peter’s is an association of Catholic families in the Lubbock area who educate their children at home and are dedicated to promoting the teachings of the Catholic Church. St. Peter’s mission is to provide Christian fellowship, encouragement, and support both academically and spiritually for parents and their children engaged in Catholic home education. Monthly potluck with family activities. Contact information: Walter & Sally Galaviz, email@example.com, 559-7967.
Teen Social Network
A place for homeschool teens and their parents to find social activities. Anyone is welcome to post an event – large or small. www.facebook.com/groups/434739526607806
Daniel Lassiter offers homeschool tennis and family tennis camps. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Home School Coalition
The Texas Home School Coalition is a state organization for homeschooling dedicated to serving the homeschool community of Texas and promoting a greater knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of home education in our state. Its Board of Directors and worldview is distinctively Christian, but it serves all Texas homeschoolers regardless of race, creed, or religion. THSC provides free legal aid for members with homeschool-related problems, writes letters to districts, school officials, etc., on members’ behalf, and battles for Texas homeschoolers’ rights in Texas government and politics. Visit the THSC website at www.thsc.org.
We highly recommend that you join THSC if you possibly can! Besides fighting for homeschoolers on the legislative level and offering conventions, free advice, and legal aid to homeschoolers, THSC offers other member benefits that include discounts on various curriculum and products and a THSC ID you can use to get discounts with organizations/stores that require proof of homeschooling.
Home School Legal Defense Association
Home School Legal Defense Association is a national nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Visit the HSLDA website at www.hslda.org.