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King County

The following groups or individuals have notified WHO that they offer local support groups, co-ops or other groups for homeschoolers. This is the only way WHO finds out about local support. So, if you are a member of a group, and your group is not listed on our web site, please tell us about your group and we will share the information. Email Homeschool Support with your information, and please include county or region. We would also appreciate notification of changes in your group, such as new contact people. Thank you.

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NORTH KING COUNTY

Akoloutheo Academy is a two day homeschool tutorial service for students in grades three through five.  We are a Classical Christian based classroom and provide two days of instruction with three days of homework in writing, grammar, literature, history, science, Latin and geography.  We meet in North Bend, WA on Mondays and Tuesdays. 
To find out more about our program please contact:  cmp@akoloutheo.com.

Apples of Gold Speech and Debate Club (Bothell/Lynnwood/Edmonds)
Apples of Gold is a Lincoln Douglas (1 vs 1 values) debate club. No experience is necessary. We are committed to helping students achieve their goals and grow in skill, knowledge, and confidence throughout the year.  Students are encouraged to work together and spur one another on, building leadership experience, and teamwork. One of the great aspects of values debate is the deep thought and discussion it encourages. Students aged 12-18 can find new philosophical depths and examples throughout the year, but the amount of time and effort required is flexible since success is based upon the goals and interests of the student.  Meetings are Mondays, 7pm - 9pm in the Lynnwood area.  The cost is $75 per student per semester.  Contact for more information:  debate.aog@gmail.com

At Home in Seattle (@HIS) (North Seattle)
www.athomeinseattle.org
We are a community of Christians educating our children at home. Join our homeschool support group for monthly parent support meetings, special events, and field trips.
Contact by e-mail: info@athomeinseattle.org

Cedar Falls School
Contact : Kristi Szilak kszilak@comcast.net
www.cedarfallsschool.weebly.com

Christian Homeschoolers Eastside Social Group (CHESS)
http://groups.google.com/group/christian-homeschoolers-eastside-seattle-social-group-chess?hl=en

Classical Conversations of Kenmore/Bothell
Laurie Hyink, Director
lhyink@mac.com
www.classicalconversations.com.
We meet on Fridays during the school year at Echo Lake Community Church, 13306 Lost Lake Rd., Snohomish

Classical Conversations of Seattle
We are located at the Evangelical Chinese Church in Ballard ( 651 NW 81st St. Seattle, WA 98117) on Mondays from 9:30-3. Our program consists of K-6th grade (starting at age 4). We are a Christian Classical program where we try and equip moms to offer a rigorous program at home.

Eastside Homeschool Co-op(EHCo-op)
Eastside Homeschool Co-op is an inclusive community offering academic enrichment and social support to homeschooling families on the eastern side of Lake Washington. We are a diverse group, and our member families represent the full spectrum of homeschooling philosophies and practices. We welcome families from all cultural and religious backgrounds and we strive to maintain an environment where all students can feel comfortable sharing their unique ideas, beliefs, traditions, interests and talents.
For more information check out our website: http://ehcoop.org

Eastside Unschoolers (Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastsideUnschoolers/

Evergreen Academy for Math and Science (Sammamish)
Offering traditional classroom instruction joined with frequent field trips, hands-on activities, and strong parental involvement, Evergreen Academy combines the best of both worlds! Evergreen Academy is a new homeschool co-op coming to the Sammamish Plateau. We are currently looking for families interested in a rigorous academic environment to take part in the creation of this exciting educational endeavor.
Contact: Tori Jesse 425-677-5378 evergreenacademy@live.com

F.I.S.H. (Fellowship in Snoqualmie Homeschool) Co-op (Snoqualmie Valley)
Contact: Tracy Ehrig, mntehrig@comcast.net, 425-577-3900
www.homeschool-life.com/wa/fish

Girl Scouts gives girls in K-12th grade access to life-changing experiences that inspire them to do something big. Each Girl Scout designs fun and challenging activities that empower her to discover her world and herself, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Annual membership is only $15. Financial assistance is available for optional materials such as uniforms, books, workshops, etc. For more information visit our website at www.GirlScoutsWW.org,
call 800-541-9852, or email comdevsouth@girlscoutsww.org.

HEARTS (North King, South Snohomish Counties) 
HEARTS is a group created and run by homeschooling parents wanting to enhance their own homeschooling journey, share local resources, and make new friends. It is also a great place to learn more about homeschooling options and find other families to share stories with and bounce ideas off of. HEARTS is welcoming to all homeschooling families including unschoolers, those following a curriculum, those pursuing home education with special needs children, and those with children that have diverse learning styles. HEARTS offers weekly social and educational activities for our families.  Website: http://www.meetup.com/HEARTS-Homeschool-Group/

Hearts School Co-op (Seattle)
www.heartsschool.org
Hearts School is a Seattle based Christian homeschool co-op. We strive to provide parents and children with support, accountability, encouragement, and fellowship, through the sharing of ideas and giftedness for the purpose of more effectively home schooling within each family. To provide a variety of educational and social opportunities for our children. To "Spur one another on toward love and good deeds;" and to "Encourage one another," within the context of homeschooling.
(Hebrews 10:24, 25).

Heritage Homeschool Co-op (Bellevue)
www.heritagehsc.org

Homeschool Connections offers Christian homeschool enrichment classes to help parents with educating their children.  The classes  run for 32 weeks from September through May.  We have classes on  Mondays at Northlake Christian Church in Bothell/Lynnwood area  and Wednesdays at Northshore Baptist Church in Kirkland.  On Mondays we have classes for 5 years through high school and your oldest student  must be at least 7 years old on September 1st of the school year to enroll in a class.  On Wednesdays, we offer older classes and the students must be at least 11 years old on September 1st to enroll in a class.  Both days, younger students may enroll in a class only if they have an older sibling enrolled that day.  Parents are required to be on site with their children and each family is given an organizational job.
If you are interested, please see our website for more information:  www.homeschool-connections.com

Homeschool Haven (Eastside)
Contact: Adrienne - jackagm@aol.com
Natalie - mamma31337@hotmail.com
http://www.myhomeschoolhaven.com
Homeschool Haven is a grassroots community where: Cultural, spiritual, and educational diversity are honored and individual goals and methods are respected. Families give one another encouragement, respect and support. Lifelong friendships are nurtured. Interests and talents are shared and cultivated. Organizational and creative responsibilities are shared. Welcome to an odd slice of normal

Homeschool Speech and Debate Clubs: training and competition in 10 speech events and Lincoln-Douglas or team policy debate for students 12-18 years old. Check www.stoawa.org

HOME Home Oriented Meaningful Education (Bothell/Mill Creek)
www.home-wa.org

Issaquah Christian Tutorials (ICT) is comprised of a group of like-minded Christian home school families who wish to instruct their high school age students in a classroom setting two days per week. Our goal is to blend the strengths of both home-based and classroom education to form a strong educational foundation and instill a genuine love for learning in the hearts and minds of our students while nurturing a high school community. ICT meets at Foothills Baptist Church (Monday and Wednesday)
To request an application: send an email to Marcia Harper Harperbunch@yahoo.com
Or visit www.icthomeschool.com for more information

Labyrinth Home Education Co-op (Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah)
Labyrinth was established to facilitate a strong sense of community among homeschoolers on the Eastside. Our group consists of families united voluntarily to meet their needs and aspirations with the common purpose of educating their children.
Our reasons for home schooling differ, as do our styles and approaches to education. What we share is a respect for all learners and a desire to support one another. We believe the best thing for children is a strong family base and we work to support our families in that endeavor. Families joining Labyrinth provide the foundation for building an atmosphere of respect where learning and sharing can occur successfully.
We offer classes from pre K through high school including science, language arts, art, math, gymnastics and crafts as well as other classes. We meet Tuesdays from mid September to May at Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Sammamish. Please see our website at www.labyrinthcoop.org for more information. www.Labyrinthcoop.org

LEAF or The Leadership Education Academy for Families
The Mission of LEAF is to build a community of families united around common principles of Leadership Education; to inspire the adults in the LEAF community to get a Leadership Education so they can inspire and mentor the children and youth in the community, pursue personal missions, and strengthen their families.We are a group of families in Snohomish and North King counties unified around the principles of Leadership Education. Some of our activities include field trips, adult education book discussions, classics colloquia, park days, and a co-op which meets in Mukilteo.
Website: http://www.leafsnoco.org/
Contact Jennifer Jarrett leaf.leadership@gmail.com  425-367-4660

Legacy Homeschool Center (Redmond)
Legacy Homeschool Center is a Christian homeschool cooperative which meets on Thursdays in Redmond, WA. Please visit our website for more information.
www.legacyhc.org

Our Lady of Guadalupe Home Educators (Snohomish and North King Counties)
We meet at the South Everett Neighborhood Center on most 4th Sundays
We offer support in the areas of home education, growth in living the Catholic faith, and in our vocation as parents. We provide this primarily through monthly support group meetings, social events revolving around the liturgical year, and providing others the opportunity to meet people with similar faith, values, and interests.
Please contact olog@yahoogroups.com for more information about meeting dates, times, and event information.

REACH East stands for Responsible Education Achieved in the Christian Home and we are a non-profit organization serving the greater Eastside of Seattle for support, networking and encouragement. Monthly parent meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month September - May. The parent meetings usually consist of a guest speaker or a family oriented activity. We have amazing field trips for students and families of all ages!
www.reacheast.org
Contact person: Jenny Holmes
Email contact: info@reacheast.org

Redmond Homeschool Fellowship Group
Contact: Gail Payne, (425) 868-5933
21825 NE 9th St, Redmond 98053

St. Thomas More Catholic Home Educators (Burien)
Laurie McDonald, (425) 688-0698

Seattle Homeschool Group
www.seattlehsg.org
Contact: Deb Harrick and Tera Schreiber
seattlehomeschoolgroup@gmail.com

Seattle Homeschool Group - TEEN GROUP
Contact: SeattleHomeschoolTeenGroup@gmail.com,
The Seattle Homeschool Teen Group is focused by and for homeschooled TEENS.  We meet every Monday from 11:30 – 2:30.  Some of the many activities we do are:  game days, volunteer opportunities, camping trips, hikes, field trips (ice skating, museum tours, etc.), challenge ropes courses, and just hanging out, just to name a few.  We have members reaching as far north as Everett, south to Kent, west to Vashon Island, and east to Gold Bar  
For more information and to receive our FAQ, email SeattleHomeschoolTeenGroup@gmail.com.  .
*Please note, this is not a drop-off group.  Parents stay and enjoy the company of the other parents and/or join in festivities.  Siblings are welcome to attend so long as they remain with the parent or other younger siblings.  The day is focused on the TEENS.

Seattle Jewish Homeschoolers
Open to all Jewish homeschooling and unschooling families, regardless of denomination or affiliation, living in or around the Greater Seattle area who wish to connect with other Jewish homeschooling families for support, social and educational purposes.
Contact seattlejewishhomeschoolers@gmail.com for an invitation to join the yahoo group.

SEQUOIA Homeschool Enrichment Program (North King, South Snohomish Counties)
SEQUOIA is a secular homeschool enrichment program which offers a variety of classes for homeschoolers. Website: http://sequoiahomeschool.weebly.com/ Email: sequoia.homeschool@gmail.com

The Attic Learning Community (Woodinville)
www.the-attic.org 425-424-0800

Themelios Christian Homeschool Academy (South King County)
Contact: Donna Venning, Themelios.academy@gmail.com
Themelios is a two-day per week, drop-off academy where experienced, enthusiastic teachers provide group instruction to homeschooled students. The remaining three days the students work at home on assignments provided by the instructors but overseen by their parents. Themelios offers instruction in all key subjects: science, language arts (written and verbal), geography, social science, history, literature, current events and math. Our teachers have years of experience in the homeschool community as both educators and homeschoolers themselves. We are a great option for anyone who wants assistance teaching those tough junior high subjects while retaining their legal homeschool status. Space is limited. A high school acadmey will open in the fall of 2015.
Classes meet in Renton on Mondays and Tuesdays.  

Three Dragons Academy (Seattle; based at University Heights center)
We are a part-time learning group for full-time learners!  "what    school /Should/ be" 2 days/week for ages 6-10: the perfect alchemy for giving families the best of both school and homeschool, at a crucial age. Child-centered, multi-age schoolhouse environment, with low 7:1 student-teacher ratio supports true individualized instruction. Interdisciplinary Arts (music, theatre,visual arts) are featured, with self-image and personal voice development, outdoor games and teamwork, and collaborative science and literature explorations- all presented compassionately by experienced co-educators.  TDA nurtures a love of learning with our core of Confidence, Creativity, and Curiosity.
Contact: Amy or Phoenix ThreeDragonsProductions@hotmail.com, www.ThreeDragonsAcademy.com

VERVE Debate and Speech Club (Kirkland)
VERVE is a member of a national Homeschool, Christian debate and speech league.  Meeting every Tuesday afternoon, novice debaters will participate in a 10-week  “Introduction to Debate” class, which leads them into our tournament season.  Our alumni coaches, working alongside committed parents, make an investment in novice and varsity high school students to build life skills in speaking, rhetoric, critical thinking, research, partnership relationships, and more.   Visit our website at www.VerveClub.org for more information.


SOUTH KING COUNTY

ACTS Homeschool Group – North (Maple Valley)
www.ACTSHomeschool.com

BHS Co-op (Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila, SeaTac & White Center)
Our Goal is to plan outings, field trips, and get togethers to provide the dreaded, S word (socialization) for our homeschooled children.
Website: http://bhscoop.synthasite.com/
Yahoo group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BurienHomeschoolCo-op/

Christian Homeschool Cub Scout Pack 201 (King County)
Website: http://issaquah201.mypack.us
Karen Crawford, 425-222-4081, info@issaquah201.mypack.us
Pack 201 was started in 1999 to serve families in the homeschooling community through scouting. Boys can join at age 7 or in 1st grade and up to age 11. Sisters are invited to join our "Keepers of the Faith" scouting program. Younger siblings participate in "Safari Scouts." Families come from Carnation to Auburn to join our unique family scouting experience.
We currently meet as a Pack on the Third Thursday of the Month from September to May at 1:15pm - 3:30pm at the Foothills Baptist Church - 10120 Issaquah Hobart Road Southeast, Issaquah, WA 98027
Other Thursdays we have a den meeting, go on a hike or field trip, or perform a community service or conservation project.  During the summer we go to Day Camp.  Join us for scouting fun!  Call or email to check on current meeting times & locations.

Christian HomeSchool Network for South King County - CHSNET-sking
Christians homeschoolers belong to many different unconnected churches, co-ops and support groups. This network is a way to let each other know about classes, speakers, and other opportunities in the area that would be of interest to Christians and homeschoolers in south King County.
Website:            www.groups.yahoo.com/group/CHSNET-sking
email contact:     CHSNET-sking-owner@yahoogroups.com

Classical Conversations of Burien
Lynette Chang, Director
lynettechang123@gmail.com
www.classicalconversations.com.
We meet on Tuesdays during the school year at Beverly Park Baptist Church (11659 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168) from 9:15-3.  The program consists of K4-6th grade.  We are a Christian Classical program where the goal is to equip moms to teach from a Biblical worldview in a classical model within their homes.  

Cub Scout Pack 450 – Foothills District of Chief Seattle Council, BSA
Serving Holy Family School, Terminal Park Elementary, Pioneer Elementary, Chinook Elementary, Gildo Rey Elementary and the surrounding home school community in south Auburn.  We meet from September through June on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.   We accept boys who are age equivalent of 1st through 5th Grade.   We have weekly den meetings, a monthly pack meeting and participate in a variety of outings such as camps, museum tours, sporting events, community outreach and service projects.  Each year we host fun events such as the Pinewood Derby, Raingutter Regatta, Space Derby and Rocket Launch.

Contact auburnpack450@gmail.com for more information.  Visit http://www.pack450.blogspot.com/ for updated information regarding Pack activities.

Cub Scout Pack 474 - Green River District of the Chief Seattle Council, BSA
Serving Millennium Elementary, Pinetree Elementary and the surrounding home school community on the Kent East Hill. We meet from September through May at Millennium Elementary on the third Thursday of every month as a pack and our dens meet twice a month at the den master's home. We accept boys age equivilant to 1st through 5th Grade. We participate in outings such as camps, museum tours, sporting events, community outreach and service projects.
Email cubmaster474@gmail.com
Website: http://nwfootball.net/pack474/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cub-Scout-Pack-474/110235703864#!/pack474

Cub Scout Pack 725
We are the Homeschool Cub Scout Pack 725 of Kent, WA in the Green River District of the Chief Seattle Council, BSA. We serve Kent area homeschoolers by meeting Tuesday afternoons at the St. James Episcopal Church, Kent. Gatherings include den meetings, field trips, pack meetings, service projects and special events.  We accept new members throughout the year.
Interested families with boys ages 6 through 11 may Regan at rosettier@hotmail.com for more information.

Families Educating Children at Home (Burien)
Contact: Lisa Barton, (253) 850-2499, dlbarton3@juno.com

Family Learning Program at Southwest Community Center in West Seattle
The Family Learning Program at SWCC provides a central gathering place for homeschooling families to learn, play and build community. We offer a variety of academic and creative classes on Wednesdays and Fridays.  We have  engaging opportunities for toddlers, children, teens, and parents, allowing all family members to learn and create at a single location.
In addition to taking advantage of our classes, clubs, workshops, and social activities, our families enjoy playing in the open gym and on the playground, hanging out in the family gathering area, swimming in the SWCC pool, and actively participating in our supportive, nurturing community.
We are not affiliated with any organized religion or public school.
For more information:
http://www.flphomeschool.org/
"Like" us on Facebook at Family Learning Program at SWCC
Join our Yahoo! group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SEAhomeschoolSWCC/
SWCC is located at 2801 Southwest Thistle Street, Seattle, WA 98126.

Girl Scouts gives girls in K-12th grade access to life-changing experiences that inspire them to do something big. Each Girl Scout designs fun and challenging activities that empower her to discover her world and herself, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Annual membership is only $15. Financial assistance is available for optional materials such as uniforms, books, workshops, etc. For more information visit our website at www.GirlScoutsWW.org,
call 800-541-9852, or email comdevsouth@girlscoutsww.org.

Grace Homeschoolers (Auburn)
Contact: Brenda Thorn, thornfamilyacademy@yahoo.com, (253) 735-1282

Heirs of Tomorrow
Contact Tami Unruh, tami@davidunruh.com, 206-937-9498

Website:  http://heirsoftomorrow.org/
Meets on Wednesdays at Church by the Side of the Road
3455 S. 148th St.
Tukwila, WA  98168

HIS Ministries (Home Instructional Support)
Meets Mondays in Federal Way, Thursdays at Resurrection Lutheran in Normandy Park
email: admin@hisministrycoop.com

Homeschool Meet-up
Contact: Krista Holmes holmeskrista@hotmail.com
Website : http://www.meetup.com/Virtual-Schooling-Families/
We are a secular virtual school and homeschool group looking to get together with other families doing the same. We have monthly outings, student monthly presentations and set up school photos each year in the fall.

HSA (Homeschoolers' Support Association)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HSA-Loop/
http://hsasupport.org/
HSA is a non-profit organization, which offers support and information to those of all philosophical persuasions who are homeschooling; it assists parents who are considering homeschooling to make an informed choice; and facilitates an informed community awareness of homeschooling. Members become part of our HSA-Loop Yahoo Group, receive an interactive Calendar of Events, and are eligible to participate in HSA-sponsored events; as well as any HSA chapter meetings, field-trips, and activities. Our Chapters are listed below.

HSA - Burien Branch (Burien)
Yahoo Groups
www.hsasupport.org
PO Box 58351
Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449
BurienHSA@yahoogroups.com

HSA - Enumclaw Branch (Enumclaw)
Yahoo Groups
/
www.hsasupport.org
PO Box 58351
Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449

HSA - Federal Way Branch (Federal Way)
Yahoo Groups
www.hsasupport.org
PO Box 58351
Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449

HSA - Issaquah Branch (Issaquah)
Yahoo Groups
www.hsasupport.org
PO Box 58351
Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449

HSA - Kent Branch (Covington)
Yahoo Groups
www.hsasupport.org
PO Box 58351
Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449

HSA - Renton Branch (Renton)
Yahoo Groups
www.hsasupport.org
PO Box 58351
Tukwila, WA 98138
Voice Mail: (425) 687-1449

HSA - Teen Scene (Burien, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Renton, Issaquah,
Pierce Co)

This group is created by Teens for Teens with our parents help. We meet to play games, watch movies, go hiking, learn together, and go on field trips.
Please contact us at HSATeens@yahoogroup.com or (425) 687-1449

Jewish Homeschoolers in Puget Sound
Contact: ruth_fast@hotmail.com

LDS Educational Cooperative School (Kent)
Contact: LauraMaery, lmg@writerspost.com, (253) 638-2141
Contact: Robin, (425) 413-6583

Moms That Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Moms-That-Homeschool
Contact Information - Yolanda Gaston, 360-633-7533

Neighborhood Homeschool Co-op (NHSC) (South King County/Renton area)
Contact: Kym Papini
Phone: 206) 772-5199
Webpage: http://www.nhscfamily.com/
NHSC is a non-denominational, Christian group offering support to local homeschool families through once-a-week classes and various other activities. We meet each Tuesday morning for a mixture of enrichment and core curriculum classes

St. Thomas More Catholic Home Educators
Stephanie Maricich, (425) 432-3288

Seatac Secular Homeschool Group (Seatac to Tacoma)
Once a month get togethers
http://www.meetup.com/Seatac-Secular-Homeschool-Group/

The Garden Christian Co-op
Lanae Pearson 206-242-4924, thegardenchristiancoop@gmail.com
Classes, nursery-high school, held at Highline Christian Church in Burien
www.homeschool-life.com/wa/thegardenchristiancoop/

Vashon Island Homeschoolers (an on-line group)
http://www.VashonHomeschoolers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Wonder Excursions (Field Trip Club)
We are an OPEN to ALL Homeschoolers Field Trip Club, one stop shopping for fun, cool, educational excursions! This club is a place to plan, organize, discuss, advertise, and review - classes, seminars, camps, plays, performances and anything we feel classifies as "field trips". Our goal is to continue exposing our home schooled children to the wonders of our cities, towns and the state of Washington.
wonderexcursions-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Contact: Brandie Booth, Moderator

Youth and Government - South King County Homeschooling Delegation
Contact: Julie Hansen,   Jhansen@au.seattleymca.org    (253) 833-2770 

 
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