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About WHE
WeAre Home Educators (WHE) is a support group established in 2005 for New Hampshire homeschooling families in the Weare, NH area. Families from all over central and southern NH participate in our events and field trips. Our goal is to offer support to new and veteran homeschoolers through our web resources, unique classes and field trips, and to provide opportunities to create lasting friendships for your whole family.
WHE Resources
  • Co-op classes
  • Sports: Gym Classes, Tae-Kwon Do
  • Parental Support Meetings
  • Public Speaking: Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Talent Show
  • Social Events: Parties, Teen outings
  • Stanford Achievement Testing
  • Yearbooks
  • Year end certificates for portfolios
Participating with WHE
You can participate as much or as little as you like, so your level of commitment is up to you! We don’t charge membership fees to participate in our group activities, though the activities themselves sometimes require payment to cover our costs.  Our group varies depending on the event.

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Upper Valley Home School Connections

This site is to help home school families in the Upper Valley Area of New Hampshire and Vermont connect and share information.

www.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/UVHSC/info

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SCHEA

The purpose of SCHEA is to provide support, inspiration, information and connectivity to homeschool families in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. We are a Christian organization and strive to constantly honor The Lord in how we serve our local home educating community.

We meet on the second Monday of each month from September through May at Grace Community Church in Rochester, NH.

If you would like more information, please contact us at schea@homeschoolnh.org

www.homeschoolnh.org/

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HEAC

Once you have decided to homeschool, how do you begin? There are generally three steps involved:

1. Gathering information

2. Understanding and complying with the law

3. Developing a plan

Gathering Information

Perhaps the most important thing to realize when it comes to homeschooling is this: you are not on your own! There are many other homeschoolers in New Hampshire who are willing and available to help you.

· Homeschooling support groups are a good place to ask questions and receive support. Other homeschoolers remember what it was like when they were just getting started and are happy to help others who want to homeschool.

· Your local NHHC representative is also available to respond to any questions you may have about homeschooling. Many coalition volunteers have been homeschooling for a decade or longer.

· Your local library is another good place to start. Most librarians are comfortable with the idea of homeschooling and are very helpful when it comes to finding resources and making contact with other homeschoolers.

· The New Hampshire Home Education Guidebook and other books on homeschooling (such as Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson, Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp, and The well-trained mind: a guide to classical education at home by Jesse Wise and Susan Wise Bauer) offer good advice and valuable information. These and other books on homeschooling are usually available at your local library or through interlibrary loan. There is a large selection of homeschooling books donated by the NHHC at the New Hampshire State Library in Concord; go to the Family Resource Connection, “browse subjects” and enter homeschooling.

Understanding and Complying with the Law

As a homeschooler, you need to become familiar with the legal requirements for homeschooling in New Hampshire so that you can understand your rights and responsibilities. Home education in New Hampshire is governed by RSA 193-A, which went into effect on July 1, 1991, and by several subsequent changes to the law. Under this law, parents or legal guardians who want to homeschool their child(ren) are required to:

1. Notify a participating agency (in most cases, the local school superintendent or a participating private school) of their intent to homeschool. For your convenience, we have posted sample notification letters: a basic letter and one with a space for the participating agency to sign. These are simply suggestions; feel free to write your own.

2. Keep a portfolio of the homeschooled child’s work and a list of reading materials. Note that the portfolio is the property of the parents; the superintendent cannot require that you submit it to the district for review.

3. Have an annual evaluation demonstrating educational progress commensurate with the child’s age and ability. Most families choose either a portfolio evaluation (done by a certified teacher – see our list of Evaluators) or standardized testing (see our list of testing services). The results of the evaluation, typically no more than one or two pages, must be kept by the homeschooling family and shown to officials if a question comes up about the home education program.

For more information, please refer to our separate page on the legal requirements for homeschooling. There we have posted a form for evaluators, and sample cover letters to send with a portfolio evaluation or to send with test results, if you choose to submit them to your participating agency. Please feel free to use these templates or create your own. Note that an evaluation is not considered complete unless it has a parent’s signature. If you feel your child’s evaluation is not accurate, do not sign it – seek another evaluation. The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition strongly urges all parents or legal guardians to read and thoroughly understand the text of the home education law (RSA 193-A) and administrative rules (Ed 315) before initiating contact with their participating agency. At this time the rules, Ed 315, have not been updated to reflect recent changes in the law. Once again, please refer to our separate page on the legal requirements for homeschooling for up-to-date information.

Developing a Plan

There are as many ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling families. How do you decide what approach and materials will work best for you? Your answer to this question will depend on your reasons for homeschooling, your long- and short-term goals, your child’s learning style, your own teaching preferences, and your family budget.

By asking other homeschoolers how they homeschool and by doing some research on your own, you will be able to develop a plan that is right for your family.

www.nhhomeschooling.org/getting-started

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Keene Homeschool Group

The Keene Homeschool Group is an inclusive home schooling group. We welcome all families who homeschool, no matter what sort of learning habitat they choose. Our Keene Homeschool Group is based in Keene, New Hampshire, but we often travel around the county to explore and enrich the learning experiences of our families.

www.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KeeneHomeschool/info

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KMH

We’re a loose knit bunch of folks but we figure it’s always a good idea to have someone identified as the contact person regarding the group and the events we plan. If you’d like to get in touch with us, please call or email Jenny by phone at 603-456-2164 or via email at courser@tds.net .

We have a parent’s meeting on the first Wednesday of every month in Warner at 7:00 pm. Please contact Jenny for directions.

If you want to contact the webmaster to make any changes or updates to the website, or if any homeschoolers wnat to post their work, information, or webpages on this site, please feel free to drop us a line.

www.kmh.dimentech.com/

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New Hampshire Homeschooling

What is homeschooling? Homeschooling is when a parent takes full responsibility for providing education for their child. For many homeschoolers, this means being taught at home. For others, it means learning at a cooperative school, or even learning from several places all at once. Some attend public school for some subjects – or even just go there for lunch to visit with their friends. Each program is unique to the child, and is decided upon by the parent. See also:Access Eric.

Can I homeschool? Are you a concerned parent? Are you capable of providing a letter once a year to the state, notifying them of your intent to homeschool? Can you arrange to have your child evaluated once a year? Yes? Great…you can homeschool!

Do I have to be a certified teacher, or become accredited in any way? No. Here in NH, all you have to be is a concerned parent, willing to take on the responsibility of providing your child’s education.

How do I start? You likely already have! You were your child’s first teacher, and already have what it takes for your child to learn. Legally, all you need to do is notify your district of your intent to homeschool, and spend some time with your child, and you’ve already begun. We even have a sample notification letter online. The NH Department of Education as information on home eduction that is useful to review.

Where do I get curriculum and books?From curriculum providers, libraries, and bookstores all around you. See our Curriculum section.

How do I know which type of curriculum to use? Trial and Error. If your child is already in public school, and is struggling with their methods, try something different. If they’re doing well, try something similar. If what you try first doesn’t work out, or doesn’t seem to be doing what you intended, reassess, and try again. Every child, and every parent is different. One of the distinct advantages of homeschooling is that the parent, who knows their child much better than even the best teacher, can cater closely to what the child responds best with. Ask any homeschooler and you’re likely to hear a long litany of what worked, and what *didn’t* work, with this child or that child…there’s no one correct answer.

What about socialization? You’ll hear this one a lot once you start homeschooling, so it’s good to think it through before you begin. Simply put, which would you rather your children learned socialization from: random children their own age who are from various backgrounds and life experiences; or people of all ages in their own family and social circles? Which will help build their self esteem? Which will most benefit their ability to communicate and relate to other people?

Can I use the public school system? You may choose to use your local public school system for some subjects, or be “dual enrolled”. Read the homeschooling study on dual enrollment for more info.

Why do people homeschool? Because of many reasons. Some choose to homeschool because of religious reasons, or because they feel their children are being taught immorally by the public school system. Others choose it because they feel they can do a better job teaching their child than the public school system. Some homeschool for convenience – either they move around a lot, or their child doesn’t necessarilly fit the “average” mold and falls through the educational cracks somehow. There are almost as many reasons to homeschool as there are homeschoolers themselves.

My child is gifted – is homeschooling a good idea? YES! See “Homeschooling the Highly Gifted” and the Hollingworth Center..

What is a portfolio?A portfolio is simply an ongoing collection of work done by the student, that indicates progresses made throughout the learning process. See Chris Hamilton’s pamphlet for more info on portfolios and evaluations.

How do we evaluate? Here in NH, we have many choices. The primary choices are testing of various types, portfolio reviews, and a personal review done by a teacher certified by the state of NH. Simply work out a mutually agreeable way for your evaluation to take place with your principal.

How can I learn more? Read through this site and it’s various offerings. Join our NHHR-L mailing list, and post questions, listen in on what other new homeschoolers are asking. Find a homeschooler in your area and visit them, ask them your questions and see what they do. If you belong to a church, don’t forget to check with your congregation to see if they have already formed a homeschool group. Ask your local librarian what she can point you to. Pick up a homeschooling magazine or one of the books in our bookstore on homeschooling.

What is my SAU? Check out the New Hampshire School Administrative Units list.

www.nhhr.dimentech.com/new.html

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IVLA

International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) is a year-round private online school for students in grades K-12. IVLA is fully accredited by AdvancEd and awards a California State High School Diploma. IVLA faculty are highly qualified instructors who meet the California State requirements for private school faculty. Faculty interact frequently with students and parents to assess, prescribe, and monitor student progress. IVLA’s learning systems provide complete individualization to each student’s learning needs. IVLA offers over 400 courses of the most innovative, engaging, and effective online curriculum available.

www.internationalvla.com/about.php

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GSN

Global Student Network, LLC (GSN) is the leader in providing innovative online curriculum to both schools and homeschool students throughout the world. GSN offers the widest range of secular and Christian online curriculum for grades K-12 available anywhere. In addition to it’s outstanding curriculum, GSN offers: Adult Education, GED Programs, Credit Recovery Programs, and Foreign Language Programs.

GSN is a web-based curriculum provider with over 500+ courses including Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), Core, Electives and World Languages. Many of these courses have been used by over 200,000 students in well over 15,000 public and private K–12 schools, charter schools, colleges, correctional institutions, centers of adult literacy, military education programs, and after-school learning centers, both nationally and internationally with much success.

www.globalstudentnetwork.com/about.php

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Christian Home Educators

Christian Home Educators of NH began as a local homeschool support group in Hillsborough in 1988 before there was a home school law. In those days parents had to ask permission and show evidence of some hardship (religious, etc) and then submit to the whims of local officials.

This was changed in 1990 with the passage of RSA193-A and associated rules Ed315.

CHENH became a statewide organization intent on lobbying the legislature during a contentious process that pitted state bureaucrats, wanting complete control over home education, against parents who wanted complete autonomy. The result was something in the middle and CHENH has remained active trying to keep State regulation to a minimum ever since.

Scott Somerville was the first President of CHENH and later moved on to work as an attorney for Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). Mike Donnelly, HSLDA attorney who currently represents homeschoolers in NH, was also a former CHENH Governor.

The current Board of Governors is a group of seven Christian men who continue to watch pending legislation, advise new homeschool parents, track local events, sponsor a state convention, and lobby both the legislature and our grassroots when important issues arise.

If you are interested in involvement on the Board, please contact us.

www.chenh.org/AboutUs

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North Country Homeschoolers

We are a support group for all homeschoolers in NH, but based in the North country. We have been together for the past 10 years.

www.northcountryhomeschoolers.com

Littleton, New Hampshire 03561

 

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New Hampshire Homeschooling Resources

This group is dedicated to homeschooling, homeschoolers, and other parents, students, or caregivers interested in improving the quality of their education.

www.dimentech.com/homeschool/

P.O. Box 305, Warner, New Hampshire 03278

 

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Great Granite State Homeschool Group

This is a free, all-inclusive, fledgling group founded to provide an opportunity for home schooled children to build relationships and the foundations of life long friendships. Geared towards getting together, field trips, and sharing experiences on a regular basis, this group will be on the go, on the move, and experiencing learning and relationship building from more than just books

Contact: Christina Knickerbocker
Phone: (603) 689-8737
Email: christina.knickerbocker@gmail.com

Concord, New Hampshire

 

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Free Child Home Learners

We are a non-religious homeschooling support group founded by the needs of Unschoolers to provide ample time and opportunity for children to be together, to play, to develop strong interpersonal relationships and solid friendships.

Contact: Dayna Martin
Phone: (603) 367-4657
Email: jd3martin@adelphia.net

196 East Madison Road, Madison, New Hampshire 03849

 

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EXALT

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

EXALT is designed to offer supplemental classes to parents who are homeschooling. Our morning program is run like a traditional co-op with classes taught by participating parents. Classes offered are determined by parental need and teacher availability. EXALT Arts Program meets in the afternoon and is an arts exposure package that touches on music, art, history and drama taught by paid instructors. These classes are taken as a package and cannot be separated.

In order to further equip parents, who are ultimately accountable for the instruction and training of their children, the mission of the EXALT program is to establish a home-school cooperative that would endeavor:

MISSION STATEMENT

For Parents:

  • To be a tool for parents to use in the discipleship and education of their children
  • To provide an atmosphere of love, support and encouragement on the parenting journey
  • To provide arts and academic instruction which would enhance their effort as they fully accept the biblical responsibility to “train up a child in the way he should go.” (Proverbs 22:6)

For Children:

  • To provide excellent academic instruction from a Biblical Christian worldview
  • To inspire a love for learning
  • To equip them to think clearly, concisely, and critically with character reflecting that of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 8:1b)
  • To prepare them to be light in the world for God’s glory

www.homeschool-life.com/nh/exalt/

Nashua, New Hampshire

 

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