Region 4

Welcome to Region 4’s page. Region 4 covers the following counties: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rutherford, and Union.

Please let me know if we can help you or answer any questions, and don’t hesitate to reach out! If the support group name is listed in blue, you may follow the link to find out more.

If you are a support group leader in Region 4 and you have a support group that is not listed here or see that something is missing or in error in the support groups listing below, please contact me so that I can correct your information.

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wiseinstructors/ Regional Groups

NCHE is committed to helping North Carolina homeschoolers succeed, including fostering community. There are many and various groups and associations throughout the state devoted to supporting home educators.

African American Homeschoolers of Charlotte

AAHOC was designed to more easily allow African American homeschoolers in
the Charlotte area to connect with one another. The group is open to AA Homeschoolers
and those homeschooling AA children. We provide support, information, field trips and group testing.
While the group itself has no religious affiliation the administrators are Christian
and will conduct the group from a Christian viewpoint.

Online:https://www.facebook.com/groups/946793188747251/

Membership: open

Contact: Cynthia Abbott
email: aahoclt@gmail.com

Areas served: Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus and Gaston

 Brace Family YMCA:  https://www.ymcacharlotte.org/programs/childcare-education/homeschool

We offer enrichment, fitness, and academic classes for ages 5-17. We are a drop off program through the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. (Charlotte, Matthews, Indian Trail, Concord, Waxhaw, 

Pineville, Monroe

Vickie.Brammer@ymcacharlotte.org

  • Branch Christian Academy We are a 501 (c) (3) organization in Cabarrus County that seeks to educate our families at home and in a community together, leading and guiding them in the way they should go. We desire to do life together and support each other in this journey. We all have something to offer and we see the value of everyone in the co-op. We are one body with many parts, all essential to the co-op family. We desire to not only teach our own children, but to disciple the children and lead them toward their own individual callings in life. We will do whatever we can to support each child. In addition to the children, we want to create an environment that supports the whole family. We pick from a variety of different curriculum publishers, using only the best of the best! We use Notgrass, The Good and the Beautiful, Apologia, Lifepac, to name a few. We also offer life skills, p.e., art, drama and 4-H.

Online: Facebook  & Website

Contact: Rae Crawford drss@ctc.net

Membership: Open

Area(s) Served:We meet at two locations in Cabarrus County.

 

  • Cabarrus County Home School Association (CCHSA) The Cabarrus County Home School Association (CCHSA) is a nonprofit, nondenominational, Christian home school support group dedicated to providing tools and encouragement to home educators and their families. Benefits of membership include educational and social opportunities, sharing of resources, updates on legal issues and requirements, group privileges and discounts as well as mentoring and group support. (Taken from the CCHSA website.)

Online: cchsa.com

info@cchsa.com

Membership: Open

Area(s) Served: County: Cabarrus & Surrounding Cities: Kannapolis, Rockwell, Landis, Gold Hill, Stanfield, New London, Concord, Huntersville Zip Codes: 28023, 28025, 28027, 28036, 28071, 28075, 28081, 28082, 28083, 28097, 28107, 28124, 28137, 28138, and 28146

Contact: Erica Bell belle07us@yahoo.com

Membership: Open

Area(s) Served: Cabarrus County,Mecklenburg County

 

  • Charlotte Christian Homeschool Network – CCHNet Connecting Christian Homeschoolers in the Charlotte Area This is a general information list that serves as a clearinghouse for information and a place to network for the greater Charlotte area. It is Christian in nature and nonsectarian. It especially seeks to serve new homeschoolers and homeschoolers new to the area. Discussions are allowed as well as posts about other area groups. Political posts must be sent through the list moderator. Anyone is welcome who does not mind religious postings.  The mission of CCHNet is to connect Christian homeschoolers in the greater Charlotte area while serving as an information portal for events, activities, and information. Read more here: http://akahomeschoolmom.com/charlotte-christian-homeschool-network
    Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCHNet
  • Email: yogabean1@gmail.com
  • Membership: Open
    Area(s) Served: Charlotte and surrounding areas

 

  • Cleveland County Homeschool Association The Cleveland County Homeschool Association, Inc. is a local support group whose purpose is to represent the homeschool community in a manner that honors Jesus Christ while providing support, advice, information, fellowship and activities to area homeschoolers. You can find them on Facebook listed as CCHA-Cleveland County (NC) Homeschool Association.
    Online: CCHA Website
    Co-op: Membership: Open
    Contact: Quinne Bridges ClevelandCoHomeschool@yahoo.com
    Area(s) Served: County: Cleveland Cities: Shelby, Cherryville, Kings Mountain, Lattimore, Mooresboro, Lawndale, Polkville, Waco, Ellenboro, Grover, Gaston, Lincoln counties and upstate SC. Zip codes: 28150, 28151, 28152, 28021, 28086, 28089, 28114, 28090, 28136, 28169, 28040, 28073, 28016, 28033, 28020, 28038, 29702, 28054

 

  • CMeLEARN (Charlotte Mason eLEARN) CMeLEARN (Charlotte Mason eLEARN) is a homeschool group serving families in the Greater Charlotte area. We are Christian families who welcome anyone interested in learning about the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education.

Online: CMeLEARN (Charlotte Mason eLEARN)

Join Here

Membership: Open

 Concord Christian Homeschoolers: We are a small group of Christian homeschoolers with kids age 3-8, with younger and older siblings welcome. We meet weekly in Concord and Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte. This is a social co-op with some field trips and seasonal events scheduled throughout the year, as well as weekly park days. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact: Stephanie Martin
stephaniemartin865@yahoo.com

Online: Creatively Parenting The Colorful Mind For Parents of Children with ADHD

Co-op:

Membership: Open

Contact: Wendy Wheeler  wendymwheeler@gmail.com

Area(s) Served: the greater Charlotte area

 

  • Crossway Homeschool Moms Cross Way Homeschool Moms meets every 2nd month for encouragement + networking, offers a yahoo group for communicaiton, a Beta Leadership Club, and graduation.

Co-op: This group is a co-op, or has a co-operative component

Membership: Open

Contact: Sandi Howe sandi_howe@hotmail.com Crosswayhomeschoolmoms@yahoo.com

Area(s) Served: serving – North Charlotte, Concord, Huntersville

 

  • ENRICH, Inc A 501c3 nonprofit organization serving homeschoolers in the greater Cabarrus and Mecklenburg County area by promoting education, service, and community.

Online: enrichnc.org

Membership: Open

 

  • FACES Catholic Homeschoolers This group is for members of the Family Apostolate of Catholic Education and Service (FACES) home school co-op located in Charlotte, NC. FACES is an apostolate of Roman Catholic families established to support homeschooling families in their role as primary educators of their children. Our ultimate goal is to help parents and their children grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through obedience to His teachings, attaining through His grace, life everlasting. This group is also open to Charlotte area Catholics who are not members of the FACES Co-op.

If you would like more information about FACES, contact our Homeschool Information Hostess, Christine DiRenzo, at Chrisdirenzo@hotmail.com. (Taken from the yahoogroup description)

Online:groups.yahoo.com/group/FACES_NC/

Co-op: Membership: Open

Area(s) Served: Charlotte

 

  • F5 Speech and Debate Club We are a small homeschool speech and debate club that seeks to develop students’ speaking and critical thinking skills. Fast friendships are formed as students participate in the weekly meetings and occasional tournaments.  We are a part of the Stoa Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate League. https://stoausa.org/what-is-stoa-like/

Online:https://sites.google.com/view/F5Debate 

Co-op: Membership: Open

Area(s) Served: Union, Stanly, and Mecklenburg counties

 

  • Gaston County Homeschool Network Gaston County Homeschool Network is an inclusive e-list network of homeschooling and unschooling families who share information and ideas related to homeschooling in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Online: Yahoo! Groups: GCHN

Membership: Open

  • Gastonia Freedom School:  Gastonia Freedom School is an Agile Learning Center serving children ages 3-18. We have a full day program, homeschool drop in, and co-op days. Our full day program is tailored to serve students with disabilities such as autism, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities. Our center is part of the Agile Learning Center Network and uses the self-directed learning/unschooling philosophy.
  • Greyfriars Classical Tutorials Greyfriars Classical Tutorials is a ministry of Greyfriars Classical Academy to homeschooling families with students from kindergarten through 8th grade. GCT-Grammar includes K through grade 5 and meets on Tuesdays, while GCT-Logic includes grades 6-8 and meets on Thursdays. Both groups are under the direction of the Board of Greyfriars Classical Academy, a three-day-a-week high school.

At Greyfriars, we believe we are working with the God-given strengths of children by emphasizing memory work in the grammar stage, discussion and problem-solving in the logic stage, and presenting ideas wisely and well in the rhetoric stage. The program provides weekly classroom instruction by tutors who love what they teach and do so from a Christian worldview and with a classical methodology. GCT meets for 30 weeks during the school year and is ideal for families who desire the benefits and blessings of educating both in community as well as in the home school.  Families of GCT find guidance, structure, curriculum help, encouragement and accountability in a nurturing community.

Online: www.greyfriarstutorials.org
Co-op: Membership: Open
Contact: Ashley Trice, Headmaster Greyfriars Classical Tutorials 2701 Rice Road Matthews, NC  28105 E-mail: ashley.trice@greyfriarsclassical.org
Area(s) Served: Matthews, Mint Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Indian Trail, Monroe, Pineville, Waxhaw, Weddington.

 

We are a non-profit educational-support organization that approaches homeschooling from a Christian perspective. People of all faith backgrounds are welcomed to join, but we do aim to carry out activities in accordance with Biblical standards.

Co-op: Membership: Open
Contact: HARC – Homeschool Association of Rutherford/Polk Counties PO Box 904 Forest City, NC 28043 Online: harchomeschool.org
Area(s) Served: Rutherfordton, Bostic, Union Mills, Forest City, Columbus, Ellenboro; We are open to all Rutherford and Polk County residents. We also have accepted Cleveland County residents.

 

  • HBEC (Home-Based Educators of Charlotte) Home-Based Educators of Charlotte (HBEC) is an inclusive, secular group providing support and resources for people who have chosen to educate their families at home.  Members have varied backgrounds, as well as varied political and religious beliefs.

Online: http://groups.yahoo.com/group.hbec/

Membership: Open

Area(s) Served: Charlotte, Matthews, Stallings

 

  • Heart4homeschooling The purpose of this group is to provide an atmosphere for support and fellowship, as well as a place to share and ask for advice, network, and offer activities and field trips for our homeschooled children and their families. This homeschool group is registered as a non-profit organization and is open to all homeschool families regardless of race, religion, home school or parenting styles. Even though we are not affiliated with any one particular religious group, we do ask that members treat each other with respect and to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Online: Heart for Homeschooling
Membership: Open
Area(s) Served: Cleveland and Gaston counties, as well as the surrounding areas and portions of South Carolina

 

     

    • Learning 4 Life Home Educators This is an inclusive support group of homeschooling families from the Gaston/Cleveland county areas of North Carolina and all surrounding counties. Our homeschool group is composed mostly of “upper elementary grade” children, but we have various aged children from babies to teenagers. This group is open to anyone regardless of race, religion, home school styles, parenting styles, etc.

    Online: Yahoo! Groups: learning4lifehomeeducators

    Membership: Open

    Area(s) Served: Cities: Bessemer City, Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Grover, Cherryville, Belmont, Shelby, Mt. Holly, Stanley, Charlotte, Ranlo, etc.

     

    •  Lincoln County Home Educators Lincoln County Home Educators, founded in 1988, is a growing local Christian support group of about 65 families. Our purposes as a group are to offer help and encouragement to area home schoolers and to provide educational, spiritual, and social activities for member families. Online: lchesupport.com

    Co-op:

    Membership: Open

    Contact: Stephanie Morris shmorris8@yahoo.com
    Area(s) Served: Cities: Lincolnton, Crouse, Cherryville Zip Codes: 28037

     

    • Mint Hill Community Homeschoolers Mint Hill Community Homeschoolers is a Christian Support Group, open to any homeschooling families.  We are sponsored by Mint Hill Baptist Church and we are a homeschool co-op with a focus on supporting homeschooling parents and enriching the educational experience of our students.  We plan to provide an encouraging Bible study geared toward homeschool parents and enrichment classes for students in grades K-12 and their younger siblings. We will meet Bi-weekly on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 starting the Friday after Labor Day. We will meet on the campus of Mint Hill Baptist Church, where we have access to classrooms and nursery facilities.

    Co-op: This group is a co-op, or has a co-operative component

    Membership: Open

    Contact: Shana Talbert  mhchcommittee@gmail.com

    Area(s) Served: Mint Hill and surrounding area

     

    • North Charlotte Secular Homeschool Co-op We are a group of homeschooling and unschooling families from the Greater Charlotte area working together to provide a gathering place for our children to engage in learning and social opportunities. Our mission is to provide a quality diverse, secular, and inclusive environment in which children are nurtured while engaging in classes and activities in a climate of mutual respect. We are a non-religious, all- inclusive group. Families of any/all ethnicities, gender preferences/identifications, religious or non-religious beliefs, schooling styles, ages, political beliefs, abilities, etc are welcome with open arms. Please be respectful of all beliefs and lifestyles represented here. We are all doing the best we can for our children, and we all have that in common.
      Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/245898232460498/

    Co-op: This group is a co-op, or has a co-operative component

    Membership: Open

    Contact:TracyBurkett  tracyb928@hotmail.com

    Area(s) Served: Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia

     

    Parents of Charlotte Area Home Schoolers Face Book Group
    Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/49748714914/

    Connect with other local homeschooling parents.  Share local events, special deals on classes, programs for homeschoolers and links for online tools & activities. Share things related to and helpful to Homeschoolers.   Find groups and Co-ops.

    Contact: Karen Shattuck kls81698@yahoo.com

    Area(s) Served: Serving South Central North Carolina and North Central South Carolina, the Greater Charlotte area.

     

    • PALS PALS Co-Op & 4-H Club is a cooperative meetup that facilitates P-rayer, A-chievement, L-earning and S-ocializing for Conservative-Christian homeschooling families.  Benefits of membership include educational and social opportunities, community service projects, 4-H activities and competitions. PALS serves Union County and surrounding areas.

    Online: https://m.facebook.com/groups/527279441105775?id=527279441105775&ref=content_filter&_rdr

    Membership: Open

    Contact: palshomeschool@gmail.com

    Area(s) Served:

    Online: Piedmont Homeschoolers Yahoo Group

    Co-op:

    Membership: Open

    Contact: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Piedmonthomeschoolers/

    Area(s) Served: The Piedmont of NC

     

    • SALT (Seeking & Learning Truth) The purpose of the SALT is to provide education, guidance, support, and encouragement from a biblical foundation to one another as home educators.

    Online: SALTcharlotte.org

    Co-op:

    Membership: Open

    Area(s) Served: Lowell, NW Charlotte, Belmont, Mount Holly, Stanley, Dallas, Gastonia, Bessemer City, Cramerton, Oakdale, Mtn. Island Lake, Coulwood

     

    • Seeds of Promise Family Support Group Seeds of Promise FSG is a non-profit, non-denominational parent cooperative homeschool family support group founded upon Biblical Judeo-Christian values.  Our members participate in group field trips, co-op courses, and events such as monthly meetings, contests, yearbook, newsletter, community service, and great family fellowship times.  Please contact us for membership fee and more information.

    Online: Seeds of Promise Family Support Group

    Co-op:

    Membership: Open

    Area(s) Served: Serving, but not limited to: Lincoln, Cabarrus, Iredel, Catawba, Gaston counties, and Mecklenburg Counties

     

    • Shanan Tutorials and Co-Op Shanan Classical Tutorials offer home schooled students pre-college tutorial courses. We provide knowledgeable and passionate tutors, as well as a rigorous line-up of courses which are the basic for high school graduation as well as a thorough preparation for higher education.Shanan Classical also has an affordable academic co-op taught from a Biblical perspective. We offer incredible topic related field trips, homeschooling support (many of our moms have years of experience), and much more.

    Online: Shanan Tutorials and Co-Op

    Co-op: This group is a co-op, or has a co-operative component

    Membership: Open

    Contact: Jodi Stokes & Heather Lozada shanantutorials@gmail.com

     

    •  Stanly-Montgomery Home School Association (SMHSA) “SMHSA is a home school group based in Stanly and Montgomery County, but we also have members in Anson and Cabarrus County. We offer opportunities for children age K-12, their younger siblings AND parents to get together at different events throughout the year. These events include, but are not limited to; holiday parties, field trips, monthly skate days, graduation, Moms’ fellowship and an annual family picnic.”

    Online: www.smhsa.net

    Co-op:

    Membership: Open

    Area(s) Served: Albemarle, Driden, Oakboro, Norwood, Locust, Stanfield, Mt. Gilead, Wadesboro, Polkton

     

    • The Niche Homeschool Enrichment Group The Niche Homeschool Enrichment Group is a community in the Lake Norman area working toward a classical style education with a Charlotte Mason flare.  The group will be meeting on Thursdays from 10-2 in the Denver area for the 2017-18 school year.  If you would like more information please contact me at 2misskim@gmail.com, and we will get back to you right away.  Our small groups will be facilitated by trained parents who will introduce kids to topics such as character building, bible studies, history, science, writing, literature, poetry, art, handiwork, and more!

    Co-op:

    Membership: Open

    Contact: Kim Mikesell 2misskim@gmail.com

    Area(s) Served: The Lake Norman Area

     

     

    • Visions of the Future Homeschool Group
      Visions Of The Future Homeschool Group is a non-secular group open to all members of the communities of Mooresville, Mt. Ulla, Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville.

    Online: visionsofthefuturehomeschoolgroup.yolasite.com
    Co-op: Membership: Open
    Contact: Email:visionshomeschoolgroup@gmail.com
    Area(s) Served: Mooresville, Mt. Ulla, Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville

     

    Located in Gastonia, (Gaston County), Westminster Classical Academy (GCA) offers a classical 7th-12th grade (Starting fall 2014 with 7th-8th) education in a strong Christian environment, welcoming homeschooled students to enroll. Classes are held Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays.

    Online: http://westminsterclassical.org

    Co-op:

    Membership: Open
    Contact: Michael Cloy Headmaster Westminster Classical Academy Office – 704-461-8307 Cell – 803-673-4645 Web Page: http://westminsterclassical.org/ On Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/WestminsterClassical WCA Physical Address: 1122 East Hudson Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054

    Area(s) Served: Gaston County, Cleveland County

     

    • WINGS ( Wise Instructors Need Group Support) WINGS exists to provide support and encouragement to homeschool parents primarily in the north Charlotte, University, and Lake Norman areas of North Carolina. Through our interactive forums, members are able not only to share information pertaining to homeschooling, but to also build relationships online that will further enrich those same friendships “offline”.

    Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wiseinstructors/

    Membership: Open

    Area(s) Served: North Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, UNCC area, Lake Norman

     

    • ZOE Teen Group Zoe means “Abundant life in Christ”. Zoe is a teen group whose mission is to encourage Christian growth and maturity through worship, fellowship, and service projects.  Our goal is to honor God and show love for others. Online: ZOE Teens

    Co-op:

    Membership: Open

    Contact: ZoeChristianTeens@gmail.com

    Area(s) Served: Serving the Mint Hill/Matthews area, greater Charlotte, and other areas surrounding Charlotte (Concord, Harrisburg, Waxhaw, Albemarle, Mount Pleasant) since 1989.

    Keith and Anita Hudson

    Welcome to our Region 4 page. Keith and I have been married for 27 years and I have homeschooled our three children for over 19 years. Our youngest graduated (in 2019), so I am now a retired homeschooler! But, I hope I am always involved in some way in the homeschooling community. If I can assist you with anything, please email me. I would love to meet you and hear about your homeschool journey!

    Contact: anita.hudson@nche.com