Homeschool Idaho

Connecting Home Educators in Idaho

Groups and Co-ops

Do you have a Group or Co-op for homeschoolers? Submit it here so others in your district can find you easier. Submit detailed information to IHEA@clearwire.net and we'll add you to the site.

 

Boise Play Group for Homeschoolers

A Facebook group: This is a play group for homeschoolers that will meet once a week in various locations in Boise. Please join if your interested! http://www.facebook.com/groups/391547534190756/

Aaron Academy

The Aaron Academy is a unique private school  which offers 2 full days per week of project based learning in core academic areas.  It was created by homeschoolers,  for homeschoolers.

www.theaaronacademy.com

Central Boise PE Co-op

Central Boise Homeschool PE CO-OP

Open to all.  Please contact Karen Parr at parrhomegirl@gmail.com or 378-1099.

CHEER: Christian Home Educators -

CHEER

CHEER is a Bible believing support group, dedicated to providing encouragement and support for parents, as well as a variety of educational and extra-curricular activities for our children. Our goal is to provide support for the new as well as the experienced home schooler in our task of training up godly children.
While we realize that all home school families have much to offer each other, we also believe that families who have the bond of a common faith can function much better as a group in achieving the goal mentioned above. Therefore, we ask that all members agree with our statement of faith.

Contact Person:Leslie Nichols www.myhomeschool.org/cheer 

(fill in website form to contact)



 

Child-led Learning Email Group

childledlearning (child-led learning) - We are a group of parents around the Treasure Valley (Idaho) who are beginning a local support group for homeschooling w/ an emphasis on child-led learning (some are unschoolers and some incorporate child-led learning into their days in other ways). We are a diverse group w/ a variety of religious backgrounds, striving to be inclusive and respectful of anyone who joins us.

To Subscribe, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/childledlearning/.

Classical At Home

Classical At Home

Classical At Home is a network of families supporting one another as we seek to educate our children at home. The common denominator of our participants is their approach to education, namely a Classical approach. We base our approach on classical methods such as "The Well Trained Mind" by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer. We support all faiths and families in their Homeschool approaches. We do not require a statement of faith.

 

Considering Homeschooling of Boise

Considering Homeschooling of Boise, Idaho seeks to connect the new generation of Christian parents (those with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, those with children in public school, and even those with their oldest child in the womb) with private biblical homeschool groups who are open to them.

The mission of Considering Homeschooling is to impact the world for Jesus Christ by encouraging Christians to homeschool from a biblical worldview, especially starting when their children are babies, toddlers, preschoolers; and equipping individuals, families, churches, homeschool groups and other organizations to engage in homeschool evangelism.

Contact Micheline (see website for form to contact)

Field Trip COOP

Field Trip COOP

Open to all!  Contact Lee Anne Tanaka at lahtanaka@wwdb.org 

 

Foundation in Genesis Idaho (FIGI)

Deseret Homeschool Association (DHSA)

LDS Homeschooling Group for the Treasure Valley.
 
The purpose of the Deseret Homeschool Association is to share resources, activities and learning opportunities that edify and motivate parents and their children in the homeschool process.  There are so many options to choose from in home educating our children.  We as an organization do not endorse any specific methods or curriculums. We exist to support parents who choose to educate their children in the home.

Gem LDS Homeschoolers

Gem LDS Homeschoolers

Yahoo email group: We are a group for homeschooling families in the Gem County and Emmett, Idaho area. We welcome LDS and like-minded families.

Hidden Springs Homeschool Group

Hidden Springs Homeschool Group-

 

We are open to all residents of Hidden Springs that homeschool or are considering homeschooling their children.  We are a diverse group with varied perspectives on homeschooling, yet we support each other and enjoy sharing ideas about learning at home.

 

For information please contact Carolyn Neves

jcneves@ctcweb.net

 

Kuna Home Educators Association

KunaHEA (Kuna Home Educators Association)
Yahoo email group- Welcome to the Kuna Home Educators Association! The place to connect with other homeschooling families in the Kuna, Idaho area. We openly welcome any family that is homeschooling regardless of religion, curriculum choice, homeschooling style or method etc. If you teach your children at home, we are here to support you. Please join us online today and start connecting with other homeschooling familes in the Kuna area.

Providence Homeschool Co-op at Calvary Chapel in Meridian

Hello families,
 
Many of you know that Calvary Chapel Meridian will be starting a homeschool co-op Monday September 12.  Some of you have already contacted me to tell me that you want to attend and for others this is a first email with information on the co-op.  The co-op will meet weekly on Mondays (calendar attached) at 9:30 a.m. beginning with chapel and ending with closing prayer and optional lunch time.  I have attached information for you to review to see if your family may be interested in attending.  If you know you want to attend, please complete the registration information and send or email directly to me.  Since this is our first year meeting as a co-op so the sooner I have your information the better it is for planning etc. 
 
The co-op will provide a nursery and preschool.  We will have a music class and other ideas for classes include art, creative writing, public speaking, literature, grammar and science.  The possiblities are endless as parents step up to share their interests, ideas and talents.  Our current needs include: more teachers, worship leader for chapel, preschool and nursery volunteers, p.e. teacher, a flag for the stage and a copy machine.  All families are welcome to attend providing they agree to the philosophy of the ministry.
 
I understand that a co-op is not a good fit for every family and so I would be grateful if you join us in prayer for this ministry as an outreach of Calvary Chapel Meridian. 
 
If you are interested in teaching, some class ideas include:
P.E. and Health
Crafts
Recorder
Early Reading
Geography
Early Learners Math
Chess
Spanish
Apologia Sciences
Bible Quizzing
Lessons in a musical instrument
Baby sitting
Interactive Games
Idaho History
Photography
Home Economics
Typing
Computers
 
Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions,
 
CONTACT:

Jaclyn Lopez

697-1721

http://www.ccmeridian.org/homeschool/ 

jacawinn@hotmail.com

Pacific Northwest Homeschoolers Facebook Group

Pacific Northwest Homeschoolers Group on Facebook

For Homeschoolers in Oregon, Idaho, Washigton area

 

Mountain Home Homeschool Group

Mountain Home-School Group! We are an inclusive group of home educators in the Mountain Home area. We accept home educators of all religions, backgrounds, abilities, races, creed, ages, and marital status! Our families use a variety of curriculums, charter schools, or unschooling.

Our goals are to provide fun, educational social events for our home-educated children in preschool-8th grade, support for parents, and opportunities to learn more about home education opportunities and options in our community.

If you are just considering home education, you are welcome to join and get support and find answers to your questions.

As we have a young member with life-threatening nut allergies, all gatherings, events, trips, and social opportunities planned through this group will be nut-free to ensure her safety. Details and reminders will be provided prior to each event.

Join the email group for information.

Sonlight: Treasure Valley Email Group

Sonlight Homeschoolers-Treasure Valley is a local Meetup for Treasure Valley (Idaho) families who use or are interested in learning more about Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum. A great place for the whole family to have fun, make friends and find support.

Southern Idaho Homeschool Information

Southern Idaho Homeschool Information, Yahoo email group : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SIHI/

This group is designed to be an information resource and support to homeschoolers in the Southwest Idaho/Treasure Valley area. Many of the people in this group meet in person for outings, field trips, support and friendship. Join us and share your favorite field trip locations, curriculum, methods, beliefs, ideas and any other information that may be of interest to other homeschoolers---area support groups, ICHE alerts, upcoming events, your child is in a play, a book your family enjoys, etc; are good examples.
This group is a place to ask for ideas and advice, share information and inspiration. It is a place where members show each other respect; respect for their differences of perspective and opinion. Respect for the idea that each of us is on our own path, in a different place on this journey to educate our children outside the walls of a school.

Southern Idaho Unschoolers

Southern Idaho Unschoolers Email Group- New email  group for Southern/Southwestern Idaho families who are living joyfully through unschooling or radical unschooling.

If your family is committed to an unschooling philosophy and autodidactic lifestyle then this is the group for you! We want to provide a gathering place where our members can find support, information, encouragement and social activities. All unschool families are welcome, we are diverse and inclusive! This is a brand new group so please come help us make it into something great.

Check out their companion website http://www.idunschool.org/ - A collaborative project by unschoolers for unschoolers.

TEACH Family Co-op

The T.E.A.C.H. co-op is dedicated to working and learning together to enhance our children's homeschooling experience, support each other in home education, and create friendships to last a lifetime.

We are a family run co-op open to homeschoolers in the Treasure Valley.  Please visit our website for more information.

Treasure Valley TEACH Family Cooperative
teach.director@gmail.com

Treasure Valley LDS Homeschoolers

Treasure Valley LDS Homeschoolers


Contact Person: TVLDSHS-owner@yahoogroups.com


Yahoo email group-This group is mainly for LDS homeschoolers in the Boise, Idaho and surrounding areas (Eagle, Star, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Middleton, Marsing, etc.). Everyone is welcome as long as there is respect and kindness to all members.

This group is for support and sharing. All homeschooling styles are welcome.
Whether you are a part of IDEA, IDVA or Connections Academy, or even part time homeschooling along with public schooling, you are welcome. This group is to support, share resources, and advertise local events with one another.

Treasure Valley Thomas Jefferson Education Group

Just started a Yahoo group for families in the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas that use or would like to use TJED (Thomas Jefferson Education) principles in the their homeschooling . To join the yahoo group go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TJEDTV/

 

University Baptist Church- Home School Academy

 

Possibly stating up in Boise

contact person is David Hardesty (He is heading up the school)

contact email = ubchomeschool@gmail.com

University Baptist Church has been in discussion to start a Home School Academy.  We are looking for feedback from the community to see his would be helpful or not. We envision classes starting in September and functioning on a semester basis.  They would be taught by experienced Christian school teachers whose aim would be to supplement what a parent can do at home, not replace parent-led education.  We have a pastor in our church who has been a school administrator and he is taking the lead on designing the program, making sure the quality is excellent both academically and spiritually.

Please send answers below questions in your query email  ubchomeschool@gmail.com

SCHOOL PROPOSAL COMMUNITY QUESTIONS

1.  Would you be interested in joining a home school academy, where classes outside of the parents' ability or expertise would be taught by experienced Christian teachers?

  2.  Would you support a home school academy conducted in the college format of class twice a week, with readings and homework for the off-days?

3.  Which of these classes would be most interesting to you? 

 ELEMENTARY

  • Art
  • Composition / Language Art
  • Literature (Great books for great kids!)
  •  Math for Beginners (Grade 1-3)
  • Advanced Math (Grades 4-6)
  • Reading help (all grades)
  •  Science (perhaps with the Answers in Genesis curriculum)

 JUNIOR HIGH

  •  Algebra
  • Composition
  • Geography and Culture
  • History of the World
  •  Literature (Great books for great kids!)
  • Logic
  • Science
HIGH SCHOOL
  •  Algebra II
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Civics
  • Composition
  •  Geometry
  •  Literature (Great books for great kids!)
  •  Senior Trip

 4.  Can we put your name on an email list and update you on what we're doing?

Vineyard Homeschool Co-op

Vineyard Homeschool Co-op

The  Vineyard Christian Home School Co-Op is an important part of the Family Ministries at Vineyard Boise's. We currently have classes for students from pre-school through the 8th grade. Their families pay tuition to support the part-time teaching staff, principal, and cover operating expenses.

Our vision is to help families who want to home-school their kids. We come alongside them and support their home-schooling efforts.

The school has chosen a Bible-based curriculum, and teachers develop lesson schedules and learning expectations all empowering parents to be the primary teachers. "We're just the secondary teachers," the school administration says. In our school students spend Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays learning at home and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they attend school at Vineyard Boise's Ezra Family Center.

Vineyard Home School Co-Op is not for everybody, but if you want to home-school this might be just the program you have been looking for.

For further information contact the school office - 377-1477.

Ore-Ida Homeschoolers

Ore-Ida Homeschoolers: Email group for homeschoolers living near the Southern Oregon and Idaho borders. Mahleur and Baker counties in Oregon. Washington, Payette, Canyon, Gem, and Owyhee Counties in Idaho