740 North Area Regional Representatives
Mark and Jeri Neese
740 South Regional Representatives
Rich and Mary Ellen Sementilli
To have your group listed, please submit a completed form found here: Support Group Form
**CHEO provides this listing of local support groups as a courtesy to our website readers. The inclusion of a group on this list does not constitute CHEO’s endorsement of the group’s activities, membership, or policies. Parents are encouraged to carefully research and consider the philosophy and practices of any group they are intending to join.
Support Group Name: Knox County Christian Home School Association (KCCHSA)
Group Size: 70 member families +/-
Group Description: Fellowship of approximately 130 Christian families around Mt Vernon, OH, Pre-K through Senior High. We offer co-ops, field trips, 4-H, curriculum sales, lessons, Mom’s nights, drama, speech & debate, gym, etc. Monthly e-newsletter. Knox County, OH and surrounding areas welcome. $15 yearly fee.
Counties Served: Primarily Knox County and surrounding areas
Support Group Leaders: Dave & Andrea Jones Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 740-599-6184
Support Group Name: Ohio Valley Home Educators
Group Size: 100 member families +/-
Group Description: Fellowship of approximately 100 Christian families around Belmont County, Ohio and Ohio County, WV. We are a not-for-profit volunteer homeschool organization of families coming together to support each other along our God-centered homeschooling journey. OVCHE families represent many communities, educational styles, and church affiliations. We are a Christian group opened to all who agree to follow our policies. Our group includes preschoolers through high school. We offer co-ops, field trips, curriculum sales, Mom’s Nights, gym, etc. Monthly e-newsletter. Belmont County, OH/ Ohio County W.V. and surrounding areas welcome. $20 yearly fee.
Counties Served: Primarily Belmont County, OH,- Ohio County, WV and surrounding areas.
Support Group Leader: Martha Clarke Email: email@example.com Phone:740-968-2451
Support Group Name: ROCK -Reflections Of Christ in Kids
Group Size: 20+ families
Group Description: We offer field trips, P.E., science labs, drama, speech, debate, economics, art, music, sign language, and many other classes. We meet Thursdays from 9:45-2:30 for 8 weeks in the fall and 6 weeks in the spring. We meet at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Chillicothe OH. $40 per family.
Counties Served: Ross County
Support Group Leader: Susie Montgomery Phone: 740-466-9995
Support Group Name: Spring Hills Homeschool Group
Group Size: 200+ families
Group Description: Spring Hills Homeschoolers [SHHS] is an open homeschooling support group in the Central Ohio, Licking County area. This group is an outreach ministry of Spring Hills Baptist Church in Granville, Ohio, and follows all of this church’s Articles of Faith. The membership includes families who are educating some or all of their children at home.
Through the collective knowledge and experience of the membership, SHHS provides a variety of resources that helps to enhance the homeschooling experience. Members are empowered by means of being encouraged to connect with Jesus Christ, with each other, and with home schooling resources, grow in their connection with Jesus Christ and each other; and serve each other by sharing their gifts, abilities, and knowledge or experience through a SHHS team, event, or an online discussion.
SHHS families represent many communities, educational styles, and church affiliations. We welcome all families who desire to support each other as we undertake the joyous and challenging task of educating our children at home!
The guiding verses for SHHS are the following:
Isaiah 33:6: He (the LORD) will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. (NIV)
Colossians 2:2-3: My goal is that they will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have full confidence because they have complete understanding of God’s secret plan, which is Christ himself. In him, lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (NLT)
Counties Served: Licking and surrounding counties
Support Group Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Group Name: Zanesville Christian Home Educators (ZCHE)
Group Size: 55 Families
Group Description: ZCHE is a not-for-profit volunteer homeschool organization. We are a group of families coming together to support each other along our God-centered homeschooling journey. Our family includes preschoolers through high school.
Counties Served: Muskingum and Surrounding Counties
Support Group Leaders: Kurt & Gail Dreier Email: email@example.com Phone: 740-455-7495
Support Group Name: Excellence in Learning Community Co-op
Group Size: 75 member families +/-
Group Description: Fellowship of approximately 75 Christian families around Licking County, Ohio. We are a non-profit volunteer homeschool organization of families coming together to support each other along our Christ-centered homeschooling journey. ELCC families represent many communities, educational styles, and church affiliations. We are a Christian group opened to all. Our group includes preschoolers through high school. We offer a weekly co-op September – May, field trips, curriculum sales, Mom’s Nights, Dad events, education and support. Licking County and surrounding areas welcome. Options available for membership. See website for more information.
Associate Membership: $15/semester Family Membership: $25/year
Counties Served: Licking, Perry, Fairfield, Muskingum, Coshocton, Franklin, Knox
Support Group Leaders: Amanda Sillin or Colleen Slagle Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Group Name: McArthur Homeschool Group
Group Size: Maybe 5-6 regularly participating families, about 30 families are in the group.
Group FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/962431690481879/
Group Description: We are a casual group that does field trips, tours, and occasionally classes when we find intstructors willing to work with us.
Counties Served: Vinton, Jackson, Athens
Support Group Leader: Melissa McDaniel Email: email@example.com
Support Group Name: CHEF (Christian Home Educators Fellowship)
Group Size: 75
Group Description: *CHEF is an organization created for the purpose of providing information, support, and fellowship to the Christian Home School Community of the tri-state area of Ashland, KY … Ironton, OH … Huntington, WV and all the areas in between.
CHEF is a network of Christian home educating families who volunteer to organize local activities that encourage quality Christian home education in the tri-state area.
We are governed locally by members who serve CHEF in various capacities of leadership as part of their service to the group. All activities and functions offered by CHEF are organized and carried out by members doing their part to serve the group. Families take part in and plan field trips, resources for curriculum, meetings, activities, testing, advice from experienced homeschooling families, friendship, and more!!!
Counties Served: Lawrence, Scioto
Support Group Name: Coshocton Christian Learning Co-op
Group Size: 40+families
Group Description: Our co-op meets one day per week to offer classes to supplement the individual families’ home education programs. We offer both academic classes (Notgrass History, Apologia sciences, Lego robotics, etc.) and elective classes (art, band, piano and quitar lessons, and PE)
Counties Served: Coshocton, Holmes, Tuscarawas and Muskingum
Support Group Leader: Mandee Adams Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (740) 502-2554
Additional Information: Please see our public FaceBook page.
Support Group Name: Wild + Free
Group Size: 5 – 10 families
Group Description: Join other like-minded families as we get together to play, explore and build friendships. Children will have fun learning and getting dirty while mamas will enjoy great conversation and community.
Counties Served: Pickaway and surrounding areas
Support Group Leader: Jessica Barr Email: email@example.com Phone: (740) 243-
Support Group Name: Christian Homeschoolers of Marion and North Central Ohio
Group Size: 88
Group Description: This group’s purpose is to provide support and fellowship to parents and children through a variety of activities. We will provide opportunities for parent as well as child interaction through vocational and educational field trips, extracurricular activities, and periodic support group meetings. We are a Christian group and as such will conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Counties Served: Marion, Crawford, Wyandot, Hardin, Union, Delaware, Morrow
Support Group Leader: Chasta Griffiths Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (740) 805-0738
Support Group Name: Athens Homeschool Community
Group Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AthensHomeschoolCommunity
Group Size: 331
Group Description: We are a group of homeschooling families in the SE Ohio area. Offering support, gatherings, field trips and more!
Counties Served: Athens and surrounding areas
Support Group Leader: Shawna Sundberg Email: email@example.com Phone: (740) 274-2682