Region 1

Counties: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Swain, and Transylvania

If you live in the western part of the state then you have found the right page!  As Region 1 liaison, I am happy to help you in your homeschooling journey.  I encourage you to join a support group in your area and become a member of NCHE.  You will find a list below of the active groups in our area. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. The best way to reach me is at the email address at the top of this page.

Appalachian Christian Homeschool Group (Murphy/Cherokee County)
We are a private homeschool group. We serve all homeschool aged children & their families in the Cherokee County, NC area. We offer frequent field trips & gatherings, some geared for differing ages (elementary age parties, teen socials, etc), and support. You can find more information at Appalachian Christian Homeschool Group on Facebook or send us an email: appalachian.christian.homesch@gmail.com
Contact:  Brenda Bryan bbbryan4cm@aol.com
Phoebe Donohue Phoebe.mach@gmail.com
Krystle Donald krystle_donald@yahoo.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/1912505735638445/

Asheville Homeschool Co-op
The Asheville Homeschool Co-op is a weekly secular co-op serving the greater Asheville area. The co-op hosts events (such as an annual talent show, a Halloween party and a swimming party) that are open to the homeschooling community. Visit ashevillecoop.org for more information.
Contact:  membership.ahcoop@gmail.com
Nichole Esmon  nichole@esmon.net
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AVLcoop/

Biltmore Homeschool Ministry (Buncombe County and adjacent counties)
A fun group of over 200 families thrives at Biltmore Church.  We are thankful many families travel from many towns and counties to be a part of our group. We provide enrichment classes, field trips, Moms Night Out, support group, etc.  Our purpose and desire is to provide loving encouragement, quality enrichment and social interaction for students, as well as essential support for parents as they develop their children to Christ-like character; enabling them to stand firm in their belief in the teaching of the Bible as the complete and inerrant Word of God, thereby equipping them to glorify the name of Jesus Christ. Visit www.biltmorehomeschool.com  for full information about our group.
Contact:  Ronda Marshall homeschool@biltmorechurch.com

Bryson City Homeschoolers (Facebook Page) (Swain County)
www.facebook.com/groups/1420066898249089/

Carolina Superschoolers (Polk County)
25 families; secular, inclusive homeschool group. Co-op in Tryon, NC. (Polk County) The primary functions are to share information and get families together for activities. Others welcome to join. No regular meetings, no dues.
Serving Polk County, Spartanburg County (SC), Cities: Columbus, Spindale, Rutherfordton, Mill Spring, Forest City, Tryon, EllenboroContact: sadler@infoave.net

Cashiers-Highlands Christian Homeschoolers (Jackson/Macon County)
Field trips and activities, PE classes at local recreation center, occasional “mom’s night out”, general support and encouragement for homeschooling families. Elementary through high school age students, no membership requirements.
Contact: Christy McKibben  cmckibben6@gmail.com

Classical Conversations of Andrews (Cherokee County)
Contact: Bethany Clark  bclark@classicalconversations.com
bethanyclark30@yahoo.com

Classical Conversations of Arden (Buncombe County)
Long Shoals Baptist Church (meets each Friday)
Contact: Aimee Patterson  aimee@moosepower.net
Aubry Good   aubry_good@yahoo.com

Classical Conversations of Franklin (Macon County)
Contact:   Jessica Jenkins   jessicalynnejenkins@gmail.com
Bethany Clark bclark@classicalconversations.com
bethanyclark30@yahoo.com

Classical Conversations of Hendersonville (Henderson County)
Contact: Rebecca Brake  hendersonvilleCC2017@gmail.com

 Classical Conversations of Murphy/Marble (Cherokee County)
Contact: Crystal Sparks   crystalsparks@frontier.com
Bethany Clark  bclark@classicalconversations.com

Classical Conversations of South Asheville (Buncombe County)
Contact:  Aimee Patterson  aimee@moosepower.net

Classical Conversations of Sylva (Jackson County)
Meets at Faith Baptist Church, Sylva NC (714 Webster Rd.) on Tuesdays
Contact:    classicalconversations.sylva@gmail.com
Bethany Clark  bclark@classicalconversations.com
Kristi Booth   bbtrees7@gmail.com

Classical Conversations of Waynesville (Haywood County)
Meets at Barberville Baptist Church (Tuesdays)
Contact: Keri Muse   ccofwaynesville@gmail.com
kerimuse03@gmail.com

Classical Foundations of Hendersonville (Henderson County)
Meet in Hendersonville on Mondays and Tuesdays. For 4rd – 6th graders.
Visit classicalfoundationshomeschool.com for more information.
Contact:  Eliza Hardin   thehardinfive@gmail.com

Classical Scholars (Mills River/Henderson County)
Contact: Lisa Dillon  LisaDillon@lisadillon.com

Deep Young Academy (Waynesville/Clyde/Haywood County)
Serving families in WNC since 2008, Deep Young Academy offers engaging and inspiring Christ-centered enrichment classes in which home school students can grow deeper intellectually, spiritually, and personally. We also provide a setting in which lasting friendships develop. We have STEM and Latin focus across the grade levels providing learning opportunities for students Pre-K to 12th grade. We understand that different phases of the homeschooling journey can be challenging! We do not have all the answers individually, but collectively, with God’s guidance, we are creating a community of support and encouragement. Deep Young always welcomes new families. Registration begins in the Spring when new classes for the next year are announced.   We meet Thursdays at Waynesville First Baptist Church. Visit www.deepyoung.com for more information.
Contact:  Carrie Chavez  director@deepyoung.com

Elevate Life and Art (Downtown Asheville/Buncombe County)
Elevate Life & Art is a program that has both homeschool tutorials and after school classes in the arts for ages 3 through adult. We are located downtown Asheville and serve Buncombe County and the surrounding areas.
Visit  www.ElevateLifeAndArt.com or call (828) 318-8895 for more information.
Contact:  info@elevatelifeandart.com

Franklin Homegrown Families (Macon County)
Franklin Homegrown Families is mainly elementary students/young middle school (but all ages are welcome) and started as a low-key social group. Currently we are meeting weekly on Wednesdays and alternating with park/social weeks and enrichment class/club weeks.  On months that have a 5th Wednesday we plan in field trips or activities for that week.
Contact: Jocelyn Lister  jocelynr25@yahoo.com

Franklin Melting Pot (Macon County)
The Franklin Homeschool Melting Pot is a secular activities group in Franklin, NC (Macon County). We are an open and accepting group wanting to offer the local homeschool community a fun, social outlet to learn. Our activities are geared toward 5th to 12th graders. We are open to new members joining at any time.  There is no fee to join, however, some events (such as field trips, science classes, pool dates, etc.) may require a small fee to participate.  The group operates primarily September through May, however if activities come up during the summer months that the group would like to do together (such as a pool date or movie) or other family events, the information will be sent out.  At the beginning of the month, I put out a calendar of activities. We do not meet on any one particular day.  If you do not see activities that interest your family, I am very eager and open to suggestions and encourage you to be apart of the activities planning. You may contact us through email: franklinhsmeltingpot@gmail.com or gregwalker2@frontier.com . You may also check out our facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/FranklinMeltingPot/   
Contact: franklinhsmeltingpot@gmail.com
Angie Walker  gregwalker2@frontier.com


Front Porch Classroom (Clay County)
Front Porch Classroom is a free, home school support group for students of all ages, as well as the people who teach them.
Meetings are open to everyone who cares about homeschooling- whether new to the adventure or someone with years of expertise.
We believe each person has a unique perspective and we try to share information, resources, field trips, curriculum, tips, and anything we think will help each other. Activities at regular meetings have included educational speakers, visits from Veterans, book sharing, arts and crafts and small field trips around the county. A couple of fun, pot-luck picnics are usually held each year, too, but no one is ever required to participate in any event or activity.
This group is open to anyone in Clay County as well as the surrounding counties of western North Carolina and north Georgia. Regular meetings are held from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville.
Area(s) Served: Clay County, Hayesville, North Georgia counties
Contact: Lorrie Ross at 828-389-8455  lorrieaross@gmail.com
Stacey Owens-Molton at 828-389-6119
Samantha Anderson

Great Smokies Christian Home Educators (Jackson County)
Contact:  Crystal Akers  Crystal@copecreek.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GSCHEonline/
Great Smokies Used Curriculum Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/usedcurriculumsale/

HARC (Homeschool Association of Rutherford/Polk Counties)
Welcome to HARC – The homeschooling support group for families in Rutherford County and surrounding areas. 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.
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.
Visit www.harchomeschool.org for more information.
Contact: Eddie Reynolds  reynoldstec2@yahoo.com
info@harchomeschool.org
HARC – Homeschool Association of Rutherford/Polk Counties
PO Box 904
Forest City, NC 28043

Haywood Christian Home Educators
Newsletter, co-op groups, group graduation, group classes, talent show.
Area(s) Served: Balsam, Lake Junaluska, Waynesville, Canton, Clyde
Contact: Maria Frost  hchemail@haywoodhomeschoolers.org
riafrost@yahoo.com

Haywood Christian Home Educators (Facebook Page)
www.facebook.com/groups/449121541965371/

Haywood County Christian Homeschoolers Co-op (HCCHC)
Meets on Wednesdays from 9-1 at Barberville Baptist Church. Visit https://haywoodcountychristianhomeschoolers.wordpress.com/ for more information.
Contact: Jennifer McCumbers  mccumbersmom@gmail.com

Haywood Homeschool Connection (Facebook Page)
www.facebook.com/groups/1659562784261697/
Contact: Sharon DeGrasse  DeGrasseFamily@gmail.com

Henderson County Homeschool Association
Henderson County Homeschool Association (HCHA) is a cooperative support organization for homeschooling families which provides a wide range of benefits and opportunities for its members. HCHA membership is open to all homeschoolers, but as a Christian organization we embrace traditional biblical values and viewpoints. Drawing from the gifts and talents of our member families, HCHA offers encouragement, academic and social activities, and resources to promote excellence and integrity in homeschooling. Visit https://www.homeschool-life.com/222/ for more information.
Contact: Matthew Reynolds  MatthewReynolds207@gmail.com
Amanda Mohammed  amanda_jane15@yahoo.com
Katie Dugdale  katie.dugdale@gmail.com
Allyson Hutcher   allybunknc@gmail.com
Eva Lobel

Hendersonville NC Area Homeschoolers Facebook page
This Facebook page is for homeschoolers in and around the Hendersonville, NC area to connect.  www.Facebook.com/groups/604489552915676/

Hidden Mountain Brilliance (MurphyCherokee County)
We serve Murphy NC and surrounding areas for field trips and holiday parties. We can be found on Facebook by looking up our group name. All events are listed in the Facebook group. No fees. All ages are welcome. We try to book the calendar at least three months out and provide 2 or more trips a month. We do require each member to attend at least one trip in 3 months time.
Contact: Cynthia Hull  sazack123@gmail.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/100421923648142/

Homeschool Partners (Henderson County)
Enrichment classes.
Contact: Scott Clifton  scott@homeschoolpartners.net
Julie Clifton homeschoolmother@yahoo.com

Kids Today, Leaders Tomorrow Homeschool Group (Cherokee County)
This is a free group focusing on educational field trips & classes, local community service, and fun & fellowship within our homeschool community. We’re located in Cherokee County & serving any homeschoolers around our area.
Contact: Harmony Tersanschi  harmony.tersanschi@gmail.com
Mary Lancaster   thenalongcamemary@comcast.net

Macon County, NC Homeschoolers Facebook Page
www.facebook.com/groups/362434417159957/

Macon GEMS (Growing, Educating, Mentoring, Supporting) Co-op (Franklin/Macon County)
Once a week class(es) and activities for ages 5-16. Classes run on a semester schedule.
Area(s) Served: Franklin, Otto, Highlands, Scaly Mountain, northern Rabun County (Georgia)
Contact: Kate Greenley  greenlady1421@hotmail.com
Jerri Neal  fnjneal@gmail.com 
Anna Campbell  franklinhomeschoolmom@yahoo.com

North Point Baptist Homeschool Ministry (Weaverville/Buncombe County)
Our ministry consists of Christian families who support and encourage one another in their efforts to home educate and train up their child(ren). There are many opportunities for friendships to be developed and fellowship to take place with field trips, Mom’s Night and workshop classes.
As part of our ministry, we offer workshop (co-op) classes twice a year for twelve weeks. Since we are a true co-op, we require parent participation throughout. Our classes are meant to be challenging, uplifting and of good quality. The classes are meant to supplement, support and encourage but not replace, what is being learned at home. You must have at least one school-aged child to participate. Visit http://www.northpointbaptist.org for more information.
Contact: Kristi Bailey  chkrb@msn.com

Parents Educating Children at Home (PEACH) (Hayesville/Clay County)
Contact: Janann Fine  janannfine@msn.com

Quest Homeschool Co-op (Waynesville/Haywood County)
Meets Tuesday mornings in Waynesille.
Contact: Maria Frost   riafrost@yahoo.com

Region 1 and Region 2 Yahoo Group
There is a very active online Yahoo Groups that you can join. You will find a lot of information on our area, be able to ask questions and just stay informed.
Visit:  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WNC-Homeschoolers/info

Smoky Mountain Eclectic Unschoolers (Sylva/Jackson County)
This group is for homeschoolers in the Smoky Mountains. We have no religious affiliation, and all religions (or lack thereof) are welcome. Although our group focuses on eclectic unschooling, all styles of homeschoolers are welcome. This group is for supporting each other on our homeschooling journey.
Contact: Kalindi Conaway  kalindiconaway108@gmail.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/231593824031352/

TCHE (Transylvania County Home Educators)
Support groups and field trips. Visit Facebook page for more information.
Area(s) Served: Brevard and surrounding areas; Southern Jackson, Henderson, Buncombe Counties
Contact: Kelli Castro  kellicastro26@gmail.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/228438557667554/

WNC Homeschoolers  (NCHE Region 1 Facebook Page)
https://www.facebook.com/wnchomeschoolers/

YMCHE (Young Macon County Home Educators)
We meet 3 or 4 times during the school year, usually for a Mom’s Night Out. We have a curriculum review meeting in the Spring where we meet to show curriculum we use and like or even what we didn’t like. Mainly for parents of students 12 years old & under, but any homeschooling parents are welcome!  We meet to encourage each other on our homeschooling journey.
Contact: Jocelyn Lister  jocelynr25@yahoo.com
Kate Greenley  greenlady1421@hotmail.com

Jerri Neal

Jerri Neal has served as regional liaison for Region 1 since 2011. She and her husband Freddie have been married for 28 years and are parents of 8 children and grandparents of 2. Freddie and Jerri made the decision to homeschool when their firstborn was still in diapers and attended their first NCHE Conference when he was only 3. They have attended almost every conference since that first one in 1997 and will be attending many, many more as they continue their homeschooling journey. Jerri enjoys serving the homeschoolers in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.

Contact: Region1@nche.com