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Counties: Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Appomatox, Bedford, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Nottoway, Orange, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Southampton, Sussex

Cities: Bedford, Danville, Charlottesville, Colonial Heights, Farmville, Forest, Ft. Lee, Glen Allen, Hanover, Hopewell, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Midlothian, Montpelier, Petersburg, Richmond, Scottsville, South Hill, and West End.

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The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.
The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher. We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.
~ Arthur C. Clarke

    Central Virginia
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    Albemarle Christian Teaching Support - A co-op made up of home schooling families whose desire is to provide enrichment activities for our children. We meet at an area church once a week.

    For more information, visit Albemarle Christian Teaching Support.

    Albemarle County Homeschoolers Network (AlbemarleHomeschoolers) - Open to all parents who are homeschooling their children (and those considering hs'ing) in Albemarle County, Va, and the surrounding area (including the City of Charlottesville, and Greene, Orange, Madison, Louisa, Nelson, Buckingham and Fluvanna Counties). This list's main purpose is to be a central resource for members to invite others to join them for park and craft days, list community activities, form co-operative learning groups, and announce seminars or other information important to hs'ers.

    Please respect varying opinions and backgrounds. We are a secular (not religiously affiliated) list valuing diversity and tolerance. We appreciate and accept that everyone hs's and parents in accordance with their own methodologies, styles, philosophies and conscience, and are united by our common love for our children. Each family and child is unique and valued here. Please do not include religious or political opinion or admonishments, and note that you can be banned from participating in the list if you do. No flaming or bashing allowed.

    Notices and discussions about exclusive groups and activities based on religious beliefs should be brief and informational. If you have questions about a particular message you'd like to send, you can email the moderators first. Use good judgment.

    NO SELLING ON THIS LIST, unless you are a parent offering hs classes. Join Albemarle Homeschoolers Swaps.

    To Subscribe, visit Albemarle County Homeschoolers Network.

    Albemarle Homeschoolers Swaps (AH Swaps) - For exchanging or selling educational supplies amongst Albemarle Homeschoolers. Homeschoolers from other local Virginia lists are welcome to join, too!

    To Subscribe, visit Albemarle Homeschoolers Swaps.

    Alliance Christian Academy - Lynchburg - Alliance Christian Academy is an academic center providing small, affordable classes for the college-bound homeschooler in grades 6–12. ACA offers all subject areas, and students can enroll in just one class or in as many as four classes. All courses are taught from a Christian world view.

    For more information, visit Alliance Christian Academy - Lynchburg.

    Amelia Homeschool Families - Amelia Courthouse - Amelia Homeschool Co-op is parent run and taught. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month with field trips in between. Our children enjoy art classes, 4h, music, gym, and lunch with friends. The schedule can change depending on Field Trips and added classes. We welcome any classes that a parent would like to bring to the Co-op. Our co-op is broken into three levels: Preschool, k-3rd, and 4th and up. In addition, our homeschool co-op is equally beneficial for the parents whose children attend. We have a parent break room set up for those who aren't serving as teachers or assistants. This adult fellowship time is a great time for parents to encourage each other and even share prayer needs.

    We are located at 16401 Dunn Road, Amelia Courthouse, VA. You may contact us at Ameliacoop@yahoo.com or check us out on our Amelia Homeschool Families Facebook Page.

    For more information, visit Amelia Homeschool Families - Amelia Courthouse.

    Blue Ridge Family Unschoolers Network (brfun) - An inclusive support group of homeschooling families. We welcome diversity! All homeschoolers are welcome, without bias to style of homeschooling, choice of curriculum, or personal beliefs. There is no fee to join, no statement of faith, and no hierarchy. All activities are planned by various families in the group, and all families in the group may plan and/or participate as they wish. Email provides a great way for everyone in the group to organize and network for activities, fieldtrips, and co-op classes as well as ask questions, and share ideas and information.

    Blue Ridge FUN members live and learn in a large geographical area of Virginia including the following cities and counties: Amherst - Bedford - Botetourt - Lynchburg - Campbell - Floyd - Franklin - Henry - Patrick - Roanoke - Rockbridge - Salem.

    To Subscribe, visit Blue Ridge Family Unschoolers Network.

    Blue Ridge Home School Support Group (blueridgehomeschoolmoms) - For the members of the Blue Ridge Homeschool Support Group to keep in touch and communicate questions and changes in scheduling. We are based in Patrick County, VA but have member families from all around the region. We welcome any family who is educating their children at home, regardless of homeschooling style, choice of curriculum, or personal beliefs. Our focus is on homeschooling our children and on friendship and support.

    We meet at parks for social time, planned activities, and an occasional field trip or outing. We offer a variety of activities to enrich our children's educational and social lives. There is no membership fee nor any other requirement to join. Everyone is welcome! Currently, to prevent unwanted and inappropriate content, membership in this yahoogroup requires approval.

    To Subscribe, visit Blue Ridge Home School Support Group.

    Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association - CVHAA - Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association of Richmond Metro and Tri Cities area. For the past two decades we have been one of the foremost homeschool athletic organization in Virginia, offering boys and girls middle school and high school sports. We are proud to offer baseball football, soccer, and volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and baseball, softball and soccer in the spring. Check out our The Official Face of CVHAA Facebook Page.

    For more information, visit Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association - CVHAA.

    Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Boys Baseball Facebook Page - Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association - CVHAA is a 501c3 not-for-profit volunteer organization operating under the oversite of a Board of Directors made up of Christian homeschooling parents who have demonstrated leadership skills, have a servant's heart, and have an interest in and experience with various sports. We exist to encourage our children to develop aptitude in sports and positive character qualities, while interacting with others in an organized athletic setting.

    For more information, visit Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Boys Baseball Facebook Page.

    Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Girls's Volleyball Facebook Page - Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association - CVHAA is a 501c3 not-for-profit volunteer organization operating under the oversite of a Board of Directors made up of Christian homeschooling parents who have demonstrated leadership skills, have a servant's heart, and have an interest in and experience with various sports. We exist to encourage our children to develop aptitude in sports and positive character qualities, while interacting with others in an organized athletic setting.

    For more information, visit Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association Girls's Volleyball Facebook Page.

    Central Virginia Homeschool Disciples Facebook Page - The Disciples was Virginia's first 11-man homeschool high school football team. We play in the Mid-Atlantic Christian Conference (MACC), which consists of homeschool teams from Virginia and Maryland. Disciples - Central Virginia Homeschool Football.

    For more information, visit Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association - CVHAA.

    Central Virginia Unschoolers (CentralVAUnschoolers) - For Unschoolers in Central Virginia, USA to recieve support, give ideas and chat! All faiths are welcome. No Flaming allowed!

    To Subscribe, visit Central Virginia Unschoolers.

    Charlotte Mason Local Interest Group - Chesterfield county (cm_local_interest_group) - This group is here for supporting local people who have an interest in, or have been schooling utilizing Charlotte Mason (CM) philosophies and methods. This group is primarily for Chesterfield County, Virginia and surrounding areas. This group is a Christian, moderated group.

    To Subscribe, visit Charlotte Mason Local Interest Group - Chesterfield county.

    Charlottesville Area Christian Home Educators (cache_inc) - a Christian support group that provides encouragement to parents who homeschool their children. Its foundation is in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Guidance and direction are revealed through God’s Word, the Bible, and the illumination of the Holy Spirit. In the Bible we are commanded to “provoke one another to love and good works” and to “train up a child” according to God’s Word.

    Use this list to ask questions about homeschooling, propose new ideas, invite others to join you for trips to the park or get together for crafts, announce community activities, form smaller co-ops or groups for music lessons, and announce seminars or other information.

    There are several small home groups who meet in the Charlottesville area and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Nelson, Greene, Fluvana, Orange, and Louisa. If there is not currently a small group meeting in your area, why not start one?

    To Subscribe, visit Charlottesville Area Christian Home Educators.

    Charlottesville Waldorf Inspired Homeschooling (cville_wish) - A group of families from Charlottesville, VA and nearby counties interested in waldorf inspired school at home. Some of us meet weekly in various playgroup settings, handwork activities, festivals, co-ops in the spring and fall, and support. This Yahoo! Group is being organized as an easy method to communicate about various events, classes, etc.

    To Subscribe, visit Charlottesville Waldorf Inspired Homeschooling.

    Chesterfield Home School Activities (ChesterfieldHomeSchoolers) - Home Schoolers in the Chesterfield,Virginia Area

    To Subscribe, visit Chesterfield Home School Activities.

    Classical Conversations of Lynchburg, Virginia - Across the United States, Classical Conversations Communities exist to complement your home-centered education and connect you with like-minded families. Each community is facilitated by a trained parent-director, and classes are led by trained parent-tutors who model the classical tools of learning. Tutors have the privilege of encouraging students toward becoming lifelong learners while also encouraging parents in the classical teaching of their children. Our three curriculum programs support your home-centered education by providing teaching tools for you, the parent, and quality educational materials for your student. Our guides, books, timeline cards, and multimedia resources have been thoughtfully crafted and selected.

    For more information, visit Classical Conversations of Lynchburg, Virginia.

    East Henrico Homeschoolers (East_Henrico_homeschooler) - Anyone can join, but this group will be specifically geared to East Richmond, East Henrico, New Kent etc. We will try to offer ideas, get togethers etc for our area. Come on in, the water's warm.

    To Subscribe, visit East Henrico Homeschoolers.

    Faith Home Educators - Nottoway County area - a Christian Group who have Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to Train up our children in the way they should go that when they are old they will not depart from Faith in Him. I look forward to this group growing and giving the Glory to the Lord.We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and will also meet to go bowling, park days, field trips, etc. Contact Tabitha Jernigan.

    For more information, visit Faith Home Educators - Nottoway County area.

    Farmville Virginia Area Homeschool (FarmvilleVAAreaHomeschool) - For homeschooling families and families considering homeschooling in the Farmville (Prince Edward Co.), Virginia and surrounding area. It's a way for us to provide homeschooling information, resources, advice and encouragement to each other. If you are new to homeschooling in our area, welcome. Jump right in and introduce yourself.

    We only have a few list rules: First and foremost, our children are always nearby so lets also keep our conversation and subjects appropriate for that situation. No proselyting. Please take religious discussions/views to private email. No Spam. No chain letters, 'forward this' type letters (chances are, we've seen them already), virus alerts, and no flaming.

    To Subscribe, visit Farmville Virginia Area Homeschool.

    Greater Bedford Christian Home Educators - A local homeschooling support and activities group for Bedford, Virginia, and surrounding areas. We would love to have your homeschooling family join our group!

    For more information, visit Greater Bedford Christian Home Educators.

    Greene County Home Insteaders (GreeneHomeInsteaders) - Open to all people looking to homeschool and already homeschooling. This includes areas in and around Greene County, Virginia. This list allows members to invite people to join them for park days and craft times, list local community activities, form co-operative learning groups, and announce seminars or other information important to homeschoolers. Our hope is to make it easier for new homeschoolers (or those new to the area) to make friends, form playgroups or study groups, and have questions about homeschooling in Virginia answered.

    To Subscribe, visit Greene County Home Insteaders.

    Greene County Virginia Homeschoolers (greenehomeschoolers) - This group is for support, advocacy, information and coordination of activities for Greene County Virginia and the surrounding area's Homeschoolers and those considering homeschool. This group is a Christian group, but invites all faiths (or no faith) to participate.

    To Subscribe, visit Greene County Virginia Homeschoolers.

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Homeschooling For Dummies
by Jennifer Kaufeld
If, like many parents, you’re wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes.
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Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner
by Kathy Kuhl
Whether you already homeschool, are considering it, or just want to help your child after school, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home. "Anyone who lives or works with a struggling learner will find many a valuable nugget to aid in their work with these children." Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph.D.

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens
by Debra Bell
Debra Bell has helped numerous homeschooled students, including four of her own, gain college admission and win substantial scholarships to the schools of their choice.

Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School

by Rebecca Rupp
A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure.
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Homeschool Your Child For Free
More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond

by LauraMaery Goldz
and Joan M. Zielinski
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond.
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For The Children’s Sake
Foundations of Education for Home and School

by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
A book about what education can be--for your child, in your home, and in your school. It is based first on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human--to be a child, a parent, a teacher--and on the Christian meaning of life. At the same time it is deeply practical.

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum
A Guide to Catholic Home Education

by Laura M. Berquist
Home educator Laura Berquist presents a modern curriculum based on the time-tested philosophy of the classical Trivium—grammar, logic and rhetoric. She has given homeschoolers a valuable tool for putting together a "liberal arts" curriculum that feeds the soul, as well as the intellect.
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The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
by Linda Dobson
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style
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The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

by Linda Dobson
Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs.
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