Fresno Local Homeschool Groups

Secular

Fresno and Madera Homeschoolers (FAMH)
A local secular online discussion group that has been around for many years and has died down since the advent of Facebook…not quite so active these days, but still has many members and is still occasionally used for conversations and to gather info and groups.

Fresno Area Homeschoolers Facebook Group
Very active Facebook group created and moderated by me, webmama of FresnoFamily.com. This is the place to be if you’d like to be in contact with the Fresno area homeschool community as a whole. Great place to get to know what’s out there for us, ask questions of veteran homeschoolers and to hear about gatherings and happenings and resources. This is a secular group in that no religious discussion is permitted…however there are plenty of religious homeschoolers on this group. It is a group for everyone.

 

Christian

Christian Homeschoolers of the Central Valley Facebook Group — Group description: This group has been created to connect homeschooling families in the Central Valley areas: Madera/Oakhurst, Fresno, Clovis, Kingsburg, Hanford/Lemoore, Visalia, Tulare/ Porterville. This group is used to share:
-field trip ideas
-new and/or successful old curriculum ideas
-art/craft projects
-ask questions of seasoned homeschooling parents
-anything else that may be helpful which pertains to homeschooling
Tower Christian
Tower Christian is a group of Christian homeschooling families that have joined together under one private school affidavit in accordance with California state law as “Tower Christian School”. Activities sponsored by Tower Christian include field trips, park days, school parties, and a youth group. They do NOT organize or provide group classes for home educated students or drop off events…but they do provide an opportunity to meet other families with whom you can organize group events. Visit their website for more information. Contact Cindy Freeman, or call the school 224-8132.

CHEFA
CHEFA (Christian Home Educators of Fresno Area) is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of providing information, training, and support to the Christian Home School Community of the greater Fresno area. CHEFA is a network of Christian home educating families who volunteer to organize local activities that encourage quality Christian home education in the Fresno area. Visit their website for more information.

Better Together —
Fresno area group of homeschool Christian families that keep updated by email. No required meetings, participate when you wish. Posts are as needed either for classes, field trips, urgent prayer requests, needs, and encouragement. If you would like to be added to the email list, please send an email and introduce yourself and family to: tanell.herbert@gmail.com

Squaw Valley Christian Academy —
Small Christian homeschool group meeting in Squaw Valley. Support, shared duties for monthly meetings and field trips, private school affidavit, yearbook, and encouragement.
For info contact Cyndi at: cynchef@yahoo.com

BEST Homeschool Classes and Youth on Yahoo
Christian group of middle to upper grade homeschool students that have classes and also outside activities together around the Fresno area. Click to join besthomeschoolclassesandyouth

New Covenant Community Church
Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month in room 107, and a park playdate the 3rd Friday of each month. Open to all homeschoolers.
For more info, contact Jacqueline mom@nerdfamily.com

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16 thoughts on “Fresno Local Homeschool Groups

  1. Hello!
    My husband and I are planning to return to Fresno. Our son is 9 and we just started homeschooling last year. We currently live in West Michigan and there is no shortage of homeschooling options, classes, oportunities and they even have a building with a book store here! Im looking to see what the resources are, if there are any groups to get involved with, extra curricular activities ect. Thanks!!!

  2. Hi,
    My son and I recently moved to the Fresno area. I am currently homeschooling him and was looking for available volunteer opportunities for him. Does anyone know of any organizations looking for teen volunteers in the Fresno/Clovis area.?

  3. My wife and I are planning on moving back to the Fresno Clovis area. We need help finding a home school charter that will allow us to teach non common core etc. also is there charters that give extra $$$$ for classes at places such as Taekwondo art Lego engineering. We get credits to send our kids there. This would be helpful to find this information

    1. Currently the only local homeschool charter that provides funding to homeschoolers that I recommend is Inspire charter…but do keep in mind it does come with public school requirements like testing and standards and unless you sign up with a special program they don’t have on site classes. There are also other homeschool charters that provide their own on-site classes but do not provide direct funding. Check this page: http://fresnofamily.com/homeschooling/local-homeschool-options/ for all the local options.

  4. I am so discouraged with the normal school system for my special needs ADHD 10 year old son. Looking into homeschooling him for the upcoming school year but feel discouraged and overwhelmed in this. Any tips out there from homeschool families who do homeschool special needs children? Thanks – Shahna

      1. Hello , I am a first year mom to homeschooling. My little one is in kindergarten. I was having a hard time finding a group for her and decided to put one together. It’s completely free to join for the whole family and not only does it offer fun but as well as fun educational tours, playgroups, and much more for all ages. I was hoping I can be listed in your list of homeschooling support groups. Are website is https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/UnitedChristianHomeschoolingFamilies/info. I would love to share our fun homeschooling experience with all. Thank you so much for all your help and support.

  5. Hello homeschoolers,

    I am looking for a hand-on charter school for a 7th grader in fresno county. Been homeschooling three girls for 14 years and have been teaching ASL classes for the last 7 or 8 yrs. I am profoundly deaf by the way. Started enrolling my youngest thru a homeschooled charter school in the Bay Area two yrs ago. My two oldest just started school in Fresno state and fresno city college this semester. They will be in that area for the next three or four years. I am going thru a divorce and can’t afford to live in the Bay Area. I am looking into moving into the fresno area at the end of the school year (may 2015). The girls are excited about me moving down there :). I may not be able to continue homeschooling my youngest and I know that she would want me to continue but circumstances have changed. So I am looking into a small hand-on charter school that have classes five days a week. Any ideas or suggestions? I am going to miss homeschooling and it breaks my heart because she really enjoys it so much!

    Thanks,
    Alisa

    1. Alisa, a lot of homeschoolers that decide to put their kids in school end up at VASA…Valley Arts and Science Academy. I don’t know how that would work for you guys, but it’s something to look into.

    1. Oh, wow, I don’t know of any CM groups in this area, but I was searching for one too! That’s how I got to this site. I’ll try to remember to keep checking this page for a response. It’s nice to know there’s at least one other family interested in CM here too. 🙂

  6. I am trying to figure out if homeschooling my four year old is the best option, is there and advice or tips I could get on weather it is the best thing? I would like to hear your opinion on homeschooling vs. public school just having a hard tome deciding what to do with my daughter.

  7. Hi Everyone,

    I am getting ready to mail out the VHE conference brochures. If your groups
    would like to receive them please give me your groups info and how many
    brochures you will need. If you are already on my list you will receive them
    provided address is still the same. If you need more or less brochures just let
    me know. Thank you, Thank you!

    Hebrews12one@…
    Tina Troglione

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