Homeschool Groups and Resources in Illinois P-Z

Getting involved with other homeschoolers is very important to a family’s success in homeschooling It is important to join a homeschool network or support group in your area, There are also many homeschooling groups as well as many homeschooling classes, and programs that your students can enjoy. In this series, we are covering homeschool groups and resources across the country. This installment is part 1 for Illinios P-Z. Also see A-h and G-N

Peoria Area Homeschoolers (PAH) The mission of Peoria Area Homeschoolers is to enhance the home education experience. PAH provides an an opportunity for members to provide support, playdates, field trips, and networking opportunities to each other.

Plainfield Area Homeschool Events may include field trips in Chicago, or state-wide; parties and gatherings; lectures; playgroups; or even something as big as a weekend at the state capital!

Plainfield Homeschool Group Serving Plainfield / Joliet and surrounding areas
Contact: Plainfield Public Library or Suzanne Email: slw4@earthlink.net The Plainfield Homeschool Group, started formally in 2000, welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds to gather, support, and celebrate homeschooling our children and young adults!

Potters Hand Home School Group monthly “Activity Days” provide several classes for kindergarten through 12th grade students. These classes vary and can include topics such as gym, meteorology, reptiles, cooking, occupational info, and professional “assembly-style” programs. Monthly newsletter lists field trips, contests, events, activities.

Scott AFB Homeschoolers Scott AFB Homeschoolers is a group of Christian, military, homeschooling families that live on or near Scott AFB. We are active duty, retired, reserve and National Guard. If you are affiliated with Scott AFB or other surrounding military organizations you may join us. Base access is required.

South Suburban Home School & Gym Group, Inc. Email: sshsgg7@aol.com
We are a Christian-based group organized to meet the physical education needs of homeschool families in the south suburbs. We meet on Monday mornings throughout the nine-month school year. Our annual membership fee primarily covers the expenses for the activities. We also include cooperative education classes, field trips, and annual curriculum fairs. This group can be found on facebook.

St. Clair County Christian Home Educators Christian homeschool support group serving the Metro-East and surrounding areas in Southern Illinois. Established in 1989, they currently serve over 180+ families and welcome new members as agreed upon in our Statement of Faith.

Teaching Homes for Christ Teaching Homes for Christ (THC) is a gathering of home schoolers for the purpose of sharing support and encouragement, obtaining speakers, providing a library, and offering activities for families and students alike.

The Learning Vine Christian Enrichment Co-op A Christian homeschool program meets at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL offering academic and enrichment classes for all levels including math, science, literature, history, music, art, karate, gym, voice, language arts, and life skills. Classes are taught by both home school parents and professional teachers.

The Prairie Connection The Prairie Connection is a non-profit, Christian-based homeschooling support group that is open to families of all faiths.

Three Rivers Homeschool Network
For homeschoolers in western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and northwest Tennessee. Meeting announcements, field trip and activity opportunities, workshops and conferences, and homeschool related for-sale items will be welcome.

Unschooling-in-IL
We are homeschooling parents in Illinois, who have chosen the method of “Unschooling” as the means to teach our children.

West Suburban Home School Band (aka The Patriots) Students range in age from 9 to 19. There are four band levels to accommodate those with no musical training whatsoever to those with advanced experience and abilities. The levels are Cadet, Concert Junior, Concert Senior and Symphonic. There is also The Patriots Marching Band that performs during the summer, and The Little Patriots marching corps for younger siblings.

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