Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 Guide To Homeschooling In The River Region

Find info about homeschooling laws in Alabama here

Cover Schools:
Ezekiel Academy

Evangel Family Christian Academy 

Sovereign Grace Academy

Broadchurch Academy

Outlook Academy 

Harvest Fields Academy

Homeschool Conventions in the area: 
CHEF of Alabama Homeschool Convention and Curriculum Fair
June 24-25, 2016 at Metropolitan Church of God (2800 Metropolitan Way) in Birmingham.
Keynote Speakers: Bill Jack, Worldview Academy and Linda Lacour Hobar, The Mystery of History

Southeast Homeschool Expo
July 28-30, 2016 at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Alabama Homeschool Expo
Dates for 2017 coming soon.  

Support Groups:

Elmore County Homeschoolers Organization (ECHO) 
Elmore County Homeschool Organization is a social/support group for homeschooling families.  We provide a positive socialization environment for homeschooled children and support & encourage their parents in the homeschooling process.  We welcome all families from any county. We meet the second and fourth Friday of every month during the school year from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harvest Fields Community Church. Membership is free. ECHO has field trips, holiday parties, social activities, enrichment activities, teen only events, and a yearly awards ceremony.

Fellowship of Home Educators (FHE)
FHE is a members-only group for homeschoolers in the Prattville/Millbrook/Montgomery area. Fellowship of Home Educators (FHE) is a homeschool support group in the Prattville/Millbrook/Montgomery area. FHE offers educational and social opportunities for families. We are strictly a VOLUNTEER organization. Each year our clubs, field trips, etc. are scheduled based on our membership’s willingness to organize, lead or lend a hand. Membership fees are $10/family/year.

Homeschooling In The River Region
A Facebook based support group for meeting other homeschool families in the river region.

Montgomery Homeschoolers
A Facebook based support group homeschool families in Montgomery.

Maxwell Area Home Educators (MAHE)
A support group for military homeschoolers in the river region. 

CO-OPS and Supplemental Education 

LIFT Montgomery
LIFT exists to assist parents of homeschool students 12 years of age
(as of September 1 of the current school year) through students 18 years of age (not to turn 19 during the current school year) in areas they may not feel fully confident to teach.

Academy Days Homeschool Co-op
Academy Days Co-op meets Thursdays for 14 weeks in the fall and 14 weeks in the spring at Coosada Baptist Church near Millbrook, Alabama, to learn, socialize and support one another. Starting Fall 2016, the co-op will meet on Tuesdays, but for Spring 2016 the co-op still meets on Thursdays. Academy Days Co-op is designed for high school students, but we also include preschool through junior high classes so the entire family can participate.

Classical Conversations 
Classical Conversations plants and supports local communities who meet once a week across the United States and in several other countries. Being part of a like-minded and committed community provides parents and students encouragement, fellowship, and accountability.

Central Alabama Homeschool Cooperative
CAHC is a Christian academic cooperative for compulsory age children that meets once a week for 15 weeks in both the fall and spring semesters. Each semester we will have two breaks and one half day assembly with a potluck lunch. We also offer a nursery and Pre-K class. We will meet on Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:35pm. We will offer four 55 minutes classes as well as one 30 minute grade level math lab.

Educational Supplies/ Resources: 
Becky's Porch Swing
Homeschool Bookstore carrying curriculum and other items useful to homeschoolers. Located inside Eastbrook Flea Market at 425 Coliseum Blvd in Montgomery. 277-4027. 

Davie's School Supply
350 Coliseum Blvd in Montgomery

The Turtle Shell
 160 W. Main Street in Prattville

Book Sales: 

Wednesday May 18, 2016
Curriculum/Used Book Sale 
Location: Community of Christ church 351 Bell Road Montgomery, AL 
10:30am- 1:30pm
All are welcome to sell or shop. If selling, please bring a table. The church has a few but we always run out. You will need to "man" your own booth- we will NOT have cashiers.
Any questions- please email Amysmom1512 (at)


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