Louisiana Homeschool Support Groups and Co-ops

Louisiana homeschool laws, field trips, support groups and free resources

 

Welcome to the third post in a series of four about homeschooling in Louisiana! You can find the other posts here:

  1. Louisiana Homeschool Laws
  2. Homeschool Field Trips in Louisiana
  3. Louisiana Homeschool Support Groups and Co-ops- You’re here!
  4. Louisiana Homeschool Free Resources

The following is a list of homeschool support groups and co-ops that are available in our area. We cannot vouch for each group. The list is for informational purposes only. If you find any inaccurate information or would like to be added to the list please contact me here: Contact Amy.

Ascension Parish Homeschoolers
Serving Ascension Parish and surrounding parishes
Contact: Brittany Dooley or Joy Thibodeaux
Phone: (225) 413-5704
Email: aphomeschool@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AscensionParishHomeschoolers/

This group was created so that homeschool moms around our area have a local venue to ask questions, and socialize with other homeschooling moms. I have noticed that several moms out there are looking for local families to meet up with for play dates, field trips, etc. I personally, Will not be coordinating meet ups or trips, but YOU may feel free to do so on this page if that is what you are looking for. This will be a closed group and I would really like to keep it for “Homeschool Families Only” So please feel free to tell your homeschooling friends about our local group. Before adding new people I will be asking others to vouch for them (dads are welcome too as long as vouched for) due to the fact that we don’t need Joe or Josie Blow showing up on a playdate that you may have posted about. I hope this page helps some of you who have been looking for a local group and new friendships are made. I am a Christian, Homeschooling Mom of three Amazing Blessings – enjoying life, and my Homeschooling Journey looking forward to hearing about yours!  Thanks! -Brittany Dooley

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Agnus Dei Catholic Home School Association
Geographic Area Serving: Metro New Orleans area including Kenner, Metairie, St. Bernard, the Westbank, and the River Parishes
Contact: Kim DeVillier
Email: agnusdeihomeschool@yahoo.com
http://www.agnusdeihomeschool.com/

ADCHSA offers many group activities designed to not only enhance your children’s academic studies, but to nourish their faith and Catholic identity as well. Our families enjoy First Friday Masses, Little Flowers Girls’ Club, Blue Knights Club for Boys, P.E. classes, and many opportunities for field trips. At the end of each year, we honor our children’s accomplishments at the Commencement Mass & Awards Ceremony.

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Baton Rouge Homeschool Association
Covers parishes of: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Tangipahoa, Livingston, East & West Feliciana, and Iberville
Contact: Roblyn Honeysucker
Email: brhassociation-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brhassociation/

We are a secular and inclusive homeschool support group serving the Baton Rouge, LA area and surrounding parishes. We have weekly park days, weekly fieldtrips, monthly co-op classes, and monthly Moms’ Night Out activities. Membership is free.

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Baton Rouge Homeschool Athletic Association
Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes
Contact: Jerald Hardy
Phone: (225) 247-2407
Email: brhaa.eagles@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/brhaa.eagles

A sports group comprised exclusively of home school families, and led by home school parents. Home school families are inspired by the timeless words of Isaiah 40:31, “…they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” 

The team is comprised of young people who value the opportunity to play sports with a spirit of excellence, and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded student athletes who share traditional core values. We have a football team, cheer leading squad, baseball, softball and possibly basketball this year. We are members of the ACEL (Association of Christian Educators of Louisiana).

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Baton Rouge Homeschoolers
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: managanm@hotmail.com
http://www.meetup.com/Baton-Rouge-Homeschoolers

All homeschoolers are welcome to join this group, regardless of curriculum or religious affiliation. This group aims to provide a forum in which homeschoolers can schedule meetups to support and encourage one another, as well as share valuable information pertinent to homeschooling. We’d love to meet you and hear your ideas for outings and activities!

 

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Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers

Contact: Amy Shelby
Email: amy@bayouhomeschoolers.com
http://bayoucajunhomeschoolers.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your interest in our group!  We currently consist of homeschoolers from East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes.   Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers exist to provide educational and fun field trips/activities for our children.  We usually have one monthly field trip for the entire family, an occasional evening event for moms (usually twice a year), and quarterly field trips for older children which are to places that have age limits or restrictions.

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Berean Homeschool Co-Op
Covers the following areas: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Tangipahoa, Livingston, East & West Feliciana, and Iberville
Contact: Michelle Griswold
Email: admin.berean@inbox.com
https://www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/member/index.cfm?memberid=1247

The Berean Homeschool Co-op is a 501(c)3 organization serving the Greater Baton Rouge area.  Our families work together using a co-operative approach to offer a wide variety of academic and enrichment classes during the school year to our homeschooled children.  We have been in operation since 2004.

Our name comes from Acts 17:11 where the Christians in Berea were said to be of noble character because “they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day….” In the same way, we as homeschoolers strive to give our children a life-long love of learning through high quality studies. Utilizing the gifts and talents of other families in the homeschool community is one good way to help accomplish this.

In addition to our co-op classes, we plan field trips and special events throughout the year.

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Bravo Homeschool Group
Covers the following areas: Caddo, Bossier, Webster, etc.
Contact: Sharron Foster
Phone: (318) 949-6398
Email: bravohomeschoolgroup@gmail.com
http://www.homeschool-life.com/la/bravohsg/

We are a board-driven group that desires to provide an educational and unique co-op for the families involved. In addition, we provide a mom’s support group that involves Mom’s Nights Out, and monthly events for all ages. We are open for all homeschoolers through high school.

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CenLa Christian Home School Association (CCHSA)
City: Alexandria, Pineville, and surrounding Central Louisiana areas
Contact: Jon & Shantel Haag
Email: president@cchsa.net
http://www.cchsa.net/

Cenla Christian Home School Association is a volunteer support organization for Christian families in the Alexandria, Pineville, and surrounding Central Louisiana areas who educate their children at home. Participation in CCHSA provides opportunities for families to connect with other homeschooling families for mutual help and encouragement.

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Christian Family Educators
Northwest Louisiana; Shreveport / Bossier City
Contact: Michael & Paula Bottoms
Phone: (318) 925-2500
http://www.cfeonline.org

CFE is a Christian home school support group with approximately 150 member families. We organize field trips, spelling bee, graduation, and many other fellowship opportunities. In addition to fellowship opportunities for our children, we offer fellowship opportunities for moms and dads, too.

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Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Baton Rouge
P.O. Box 77675, Baton Rouge, LA 77275
Phone: (225) 755-0670
Email: president@chefbr.org
http://www.chefbr.org

A volunteer support organization for Christian families in the Greater Baton Rouge Area who educate their children at home. CHEF, through its members, offers a variety of educational / social activities, classes and clubs, as well as a competitive sports program. 

Our Mission: To be the premier home schooling support network serving Christian families in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. 

Our Vision: By establishing a network for communication, activities, training and resources, we seek to support and encourage Christian home schooling families in their efforts to provide spiritual, academic and physical education based on faith in Jesus Christ, thereby enabling students to become the Christian leaders of tomorrow.

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Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF) of Louisiana 
138 Jackson Lane, Gilbert, LA 71336
Contact: Roger Smith
Phone: (888) 876-2433
Email: president@chefofla.org
http://www.chefofla.org

Christian Home Educators Fellowship purposes to protect and promote homeschooling in the state of Louisiana. We provide support to leaders of local support groups through resources and networking. Also, we work closely with the legislature and Board of Education to protect the freedom to home educate. Membership with our organization is through one of our local member groups that seeks to meet the needs of their particular homeschool community.

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Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF) of Lafayette
P.O. Box 1373, Scott, La. 70583
Contact: Don & Monica Gauthreaux or Derek & Kim Dake
Email: preschef@bellsouth.net, or, kim_dake@yahoo.com
http://www.chefoflafayette.org

CHEF of Lafayette is dedicated to the support of true, parent-directed, home education in Lafayette and surrounding areas. We are a member group of CHEF of Louisiana.

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Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Greater New Orleans
City: Greater New Orleans
Email: info@gnochristianhomeschooling.org
http://www.gnochristianhomeschooling.org

CHEF of GNO (Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Greater New Orleans) is a homeschooling group organized exclusively for the purpose of providing service and support to Christian home education families in the Greater New Orleans area.

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Classical Conversations of Ascension
City: Gonzales
Email: Use Contact Form on Site
https://www.homeschool-life.com/la/ccofascension/

We are a local Christian classical home education community committed to knowing God and making Him known. We provide structure, accountability, friendship and support to like-minded families on their home education journey.

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Creative Arts For Family Education (CAFFE)

782 Winfield Rd., Princeton, LA 71067
Contact: Rachel Grete
Email: rachelgrete1@gmail.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/caffeshreveport/

CAFFE is a parent-run organization serving homeschoolers in need of support from other homeschooling families. We support our members with a co-op, yearbook, mom’s night out, family ministries and field trips. There are also fellowship opportunities for elementary, middle school and teen groups. In addition, the teen group has a yearly spring formal and a ceremony for graduating teens.

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Divine Mercy Home Educators
Based in the Shreveport / Bossier City, LA area.
Email: dmhe-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmhe/

A group of Roman Catholic Homeschooling families located in the Shreveport, LA area. The purpose of the group is to provide support, information, group activities and prayer for its members.

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Grace Home Educators Fellowship- West Bank
City: Algiers Orleans Parish
Email: gracehomeeducators@yahoo.com
http://gracehomeeducators.webs.com/

Grace Home Educators Fellowship INC. is a group of families on the Westbank and greater New Orleans area with the goals of providing educational and social support from a Christian perspective for our school-age children. Spiritual enrichment and support is an added benefit for participating family members.

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Harmony Homeschool Association
City: Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemines parishes
Email: harmonyhomeschool-owner@yahoogroups.com
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/harmonyhomeschool/info

The goal of our group is to provide a positive atmosphere for our children to learn, share and grow. Most of the families live in the North Snohomish County area. We do weekly and/or monthly outings and events. If you share the same desires for your family, we welcome you here!

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Holy Family Home Educators (LA)
City: Lafayette
Contact: Kirk & Jessica Guilbeau
Phone: 337-886-1437
Email: kirkg1@gmail.com
http://www.hfhe.org

Holy Family Home Educators (HFHE) is a local homeschool group in the South Louisiana area (centralized in Lafayette, LA). HFHE’s primary purpose is to share information and offer encouragement, both spiritually and academically, to families committed to Roman Catholic home education. The guiding principle of all our functions and activities lies in our faithfulness to the teachings, Traditions and Doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and Her Magesterium, including the Holy Father in Rome, who, as successor to St. Peter, is the universal teacher in matters of faith and morals.

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Houma Homeschoolers
Serving Houma, LA and the surrounding areas
Contact: Rhonda Lusco
Email: rhondalusco@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/403053498355/

The goal of the group is to provide a POSITIVE socialization environment for homeschooled children, as well as offer support and encouragement to their parents. Social events include choir, bowling league, 4-H Club, Ballroom Dance Lessons, Spanish Club, Art Classes, Lego Club, and more. There are no membership fees.

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Kamali Academy
Serving: New Orleans Area
Contact: Samori Kamali
Email: Samori.Camara@gmail.com
http://www.kamaliacademy.com/

The Kamali Academy uses an Afrikan-centered, project-based curriculum, which places the development of an Afrikan consciousness at its center. This curriculum has been developed to maximize the effectiveness of the transgenerational transmission of our ancestral traditions, morals, and worldview in a family environment. Kamali not only inspires and trains its students to solve specific issues that plague our community, it also develops leaders who can adapt to whatever problem might be thrust upon our Afrikan nation—no matter what continent, no matter what conditions, no matter what form of warfare, no matter what enemy.

To address these aims, Kamali’s educational program will tread beyond the mere accumulation of knowledge and focus considerable attention on the development of the student’s character and ability to lead in an Afrikan way.

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KEY Homeschool Association Inc.
City: Harvey
Email: keyhomeschoolassociation@yahoo.com
Phone: 504-368-4936
http://keyhomeschool.org/

KEY Homeschool is a support group. You teach your own children. KEY can help you find information and curriculum that will suit your family’s homeschool needs. KEY offers other programs and activities throughout the school year.

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LIFE Homeschool Support Group
533 Natural Gas Rd, Logansport, LA 71049
Contact: Vicky Winchester
Phone: (318) 679-5333
Email: hschooltools@aol.com

A support group of homeschool families in the western Louisiana area, serving west Louisiana and east Texas. Our purpose is to work together for the education and spiritual growth of our children.

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Lighthouse Homeschool Coop
Community Bible Church on Jefferson Highway
We cover LA (East Baton Rouge)
Phone: (225) 270-1174
Email: bcducote@eatel.net

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Mt. Everest Homeschool Co-op
Grace Baptist Church, 620 Richland Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Areas covered: Baton Rouge Area
Email: mteverestweb@gmail.com
http://homeschool-life.com/ia/mounteverest/

The Mount Everest Home School Co-op is a group of families in the Greater Baton Rouge area pooling our resources to offer classes one or two days a week during the school year to our homeschooled children. Our name comes from the highest mountain in the world, which attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as novice climbers to reach its peak.

Our goal and mission statement is to uphold and respect the rich values that each human being (novice or well-experienced) possesses, as well as to strive for excellence in education. Our name reminds us of our desire in climbing for complete success in life: emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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NOLA Homeschoolers
City: New Orleans
Email: connect@nolahomeschoolers.com
Phone: (504)251-5534
http://www.nolahomeschoolers.com

Welcome to the NOLA Homeschoolers web site, an inclusive community and comprehensive resource directory for current or prospective homeschoolers in the Greater New Orleans area. This web site was created in response to the needs expressed by local homeschooling families. As such, we encourage you to invite others to join and hope that you feel free to share information you have that may be beneficial to others. Many groups exist in the area, but no one place is offering a “file cabinet / bulletin board” for everything. NOLA Homeschoolers aims to do just that and with your help, we can!

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NOLA Learning Odyssey
City: Greater New Orleans area, including New Orleans, Algiers, Gretna, Marerro, Terrytown, and Belle Chas
Email: rowan555@gmail.com
Phone: 392-7587
http://www.gillelands.com/learningodyssey/

Welcome to the home page of NOLA Learning Odyssey! We are an inclusive homeschool group for families in the Greater New Orleans area. All homeschooling families, as well as families who are considering homeschooling their children, are welcome to attend our weekly meetings, field trips, and park days. There are no dues, no contracts, and no other requirements – we hope you’ll join us!

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Northshore Home Educators Association

Mandeville, Covington, Slidell, Hammond, and all surrounding areas
Email: chairman@northshorehea.org
http://www.northshorehea.org

Mission Statement: The mission of the Northshore HEA is to provide information, support, and services to Christian-home-educating families and to teach Christian leadership and character to our children through participation in physical education, social activities, and academic endeavors to the glory of Jesus Christ.

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Openminded Homeschoolers
Geographic Area Serving: Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Contact: Lucrecia Mouser
Phone: 318-346-9326
Email: mortal2112@yahoo.com
http://openmindla.tripod.com/

Openminded Homeschoolers is an all inclusive secular homeschool support group based in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana. We offer park days for homeschool families to gather together. All ages are welcome. We also plan fun and educational outings.

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Roman Catholic Homeschool Association of Louisiana (RCHAL)

P.O. Box 663, Covington, LA 70434
Contact: Beth and John Montelepre
Phone: (985) 796-1274
Email: rchalinfo@rchal.org
http://www.rchal.org

We, the members of the Roman Catholic Homeschool Association of Louisiana (RCHAL), in response to our vocation as parents, commit ourselves to helping those who are interested in or involved in home education. It is our mission to support the growth of a Catholic Home School community by providing service and support in the form of information, guidance, and activities. We are dedicated to observing and promoting the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and strive to live our Faith daily. 

RCHAL provide many activities to enhance homeschooling. We organize and host field trips, bowling, P.E., a Curriculum Fair and Home School Conference, Moms’ Mornings, Graduation, Game Nights, Project Fairs, Talent Shows, Family Picnics and First Friday Rosary, Stations of the Cross, etc.

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Slidell Christian Home Educators Fellowship (SCHEF)
Slidell, LA 70460
Phone: (985) 643-5023
http://www.slidellchristianhomeschool.org

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Southwest Louisiana Christian Home Educators Fellowship
Based in Lake Charles, LA 70605
Contact: Don and Katherine Martin
Email: swlachef@yahoo.com
http://www.swlachefinc.org

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St. Tammany Parish Homeschoolers
Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, Louisiana
Contact: Dianne
Phone: (985) 649-4131
Email: STP_Homeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STP_Homeschoolers/

We are an inclusive (all are welcome), secular (not connected to any religion) group dedicated to creating an environment in which parents and children from ALL walks of life will find a warm and welcoming community.

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The Portier Institute of Higher Learning
1563 Cherry St., Slidell, LA 70460
Phone: (985) 640-3127

Tri-Parish CHEF
River Parishes communities
Contact: Rexann Roussel
Phone: (225) 869-8103
http://triparishchef.webs.com

We are a Christian home school group with a focus on supporting the mom in her homemaking and home teaching through monthly Mom’s Meetings, workshops, special speakers and more. We have an award winning 4-H club and other gathers for children. $10 dues

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Westbank Homeschool Organization (WHO), Inc.

P. O. Box 569, Marrero, LA 70073
Contact: Sylvia Effler
Phone: (504) 348-9866
Email: whoedu@cox.net
http://www.who2000inc.org

A support group based in the New Orleans area, sharing years of homeschool experience.

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