Region 2

Welcome to Region 2! Our region includes Allegheny, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell, Mitchell, McDowell, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties. If you have any questions about homeschooling, please drop me an email anytime. If you are a support group leader in Region 2 and you have a support group that is not listed here, please contact me so I can add that information to our website. Also, if you notice something is missing or in error in the support groups listed below, please contact me so I can make the necessary corrections.
Alleghany Homeschool Hub
Connecting all homeschooling families of Alleghany County, NC, and surrounding areas including Northwest NC, and Southwest VA.

ASHE (Ashe Schools of Home Education)
Serving West Jefferson and Ashe County
Contact:  Angela and Joseph Shimel
We offer Tuesday parent-led classes as well as bring in an art and music teacher. We offer service projects, social activities, field trips and homeschooling support.

Blue Ridge Christian Home Educators
PO Box 394, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Amanda Hamby –
Jessica Strickland –
BRCHE or Blue Ridge Christian Home Educators is a support group for families who are teaching
their children at home. We are based in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Burke County Home Educators
Burke County Home Educators is an informal group of homeschooling families that live within Burke County or close proximity. While we all come from varied backgrounds, as well as different political and religious beliefs, we support and appreciate the diversity within our group. In BCHE we aim to treat each other with kindness and understanding, by focusing on what we have in common; the home education of our children and the desire to do the best for our families. The families within BCHE plan many different activities and events to give our children different experiences and times to get together.

Contact info:
Moderator: Bambi Garrison
Our group serves Burke County and surrounding counties. Our members share information that others might find helpful (e.g. graduation information, helpful online tools, upcoming opportunities for homeschool families, etc.)

By God’s Grace Homeschool Friends
Contact info:  Michael & Peggy McCoyle
This Group is for Homeschool Families in the Yancey, and Mitchell County area’s of North Carolina. BGGHF is a community of Christian families who desire to see their children pursue godly character. Our goal is to support and encourage parents through the sharing of current information, resources and activities; provide social and educational experiences; and to create service opportunities that help others in need. This is accomplished at the adult level by developing relationships through parent meetings, group activities/events and prayer support; and at the student level through group outings, activities and events.

Catawba County Homeschool Community (CCHC)
A secular group for home educators open to families in and around Catawba County. Our goal is to offer social and networking opportunities in a friendly, open environment for fellow home educators through regular meetings and activities.

Group started in January 2010 for special needs homeschoolers.

CHIM (Christians Homeschooling in the Mountains) 
Contact:  DeAnna Lovette  at

FACT (Families Advocating Christian Training)
Contact info:
F.A.C.T. is a Christian homeschool support group serving Alexander County and surrounding counties. F.A.C.T. stands for Families Advocating Christian Training. We have monthly Mom’s Meetings. We also enjoy field trips together, service projects, and other activities.

Foothills Christian Co-op
Contact info: or call 828-437-0055
F.C.C. is a Faith-based homeschool co-op of families coming together to provide educational opportunities for our children. F.C.C. will meet at EVBC on THURSDAYs from 10-2 at East Valdese Baptist Church. Serving Burke County.

Foothills Homeschoolers
Contact info:  Mary Beadenkopf  Ph:(336) 921-2472
Formerly known as Wilkes County Homeschooling Parents. We are more than just a group of homeschooling parents in and around Wilkes County, North Carolina. We are a family and we share information and experiences on homeschooling, tips and educational plans. As a family, we’re there for each other during the good times and the bad times. We support each other through all the experiences and trials that come with homeschooling and raising our kids. We also get together for field trips, family outings, picnics, and more!  Serving: Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, Moravian Falls, Boomer, Hays and surrounding areas.

Heritage Homeschoolers
Heritage homeschoolers provides help and encouragement for area families who have chosen to educate their children themselves at home.

Hickory Area Homeschoolers
This group was created for homeschool families in the Hickory, North Carolina area and surrounding areas. This is not a co-op nor official homeschool group. This is a very casual environment for local homeschooling families to meet, discuss homeschool topics, and more.

High Country Christian Homeschoolers
Contact info:
Homeschool support group for families in the High Country area of North Carolina. Members can receive email announcements, attend support meetings, participate in classes and co-ops with other home schooling families, participate in graduation, and attend the Christmas and Spring Homeschool dances.

Iredell County Home Educators
Name of Leaders & Contact info for leaders:
Greg Coulombe:, Charles Nettles:, Hollie Rash:
ICHE serves as a resource of encouragement and information for home educators. ICHE will attempt to provide direction to home educators in areas ranging from curriculum to state regulations. ICHE provides a monthly Newsletter, e-mail announcements, membership directory, achievement testing, sports (soccer, baseball, and basketball), swimming lessons, Scholastic book orders, field trips and much more.

Legacy 22/6
Contact info:
Homeschool enrichment co-op and support group.

PATH (Parents Actively Teaching at Home)
PATH is an inclusive community of homeschooling families 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. In PATH we celebrate our differences and treat each other with respect and kindness being sensitive to the diversity that is within the group. We offer members a monthly newsletter, access to the website, and any other opportunities provided through the support group.  Serving: Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Fairbrook, Brookfor, Hickory, Northlakes, Longview, and surrounding communities of the greater Catawba County area.

S.T.A.N.D. Homeschoolers
Close-knit, family-centered, Christian-based, very active group. Activitiesinclude co-ops, field trips, holiday parties, camping trips, field day, picnics, testing days, and more.

Stokes Home Educators
Contact info:
We are an active, growing group that gets together for social gatherings each month, along with a field trip each month, and other events like skate days. Though we are an active bunch, our Facebook page is a wealth of information to help support our area of homeschool families. We also communicate through email if you are not a Facebook fan!

TEACHE (The Elkin Area Christian Home Educators)
Contact info: Julie Cheek at
We are a support group of about 25 families from the Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin areas. We meet once a month for group days, have a mom’s night out once a month, and take field trips together. We also have extra “teen” activites for the older children. We create a year book every year that includes pictures of all our families, outings and group days, and our graduation. We have a really nice graduation in June for K, 8th and 12th grades. We have monthly meetings, field trips, Moms’ Nights Out, Christmas and Valentines parties, and a yearly graduation for kindergarten, 8th grade, and seniors.We have a private yahoo group and Facebook group for members. Cost is $15/family/year.

TRCH (Toe River Christian Homeschoolers)
Contact info:
We are a Christian-based support organization founded on Biblical and Christian values. T.R.C.H. seeks to further the interests of private home education in Yancey, Mitchell, and Avery counties in North Carolina through encouragement, social activities, field trips, arts and educational opportunities. T.R.C.H. is operated on the basis of Biblical principles and living faith, welcoming any homeschooling families who will subscribe to our Christian ideals and guidelines and adhere to our Mission Statement and Code of Character. We are an open group and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or homeschooling method. T.R.C.H. is not affiliated with any denomination or political party and we do not require a statement of faith.

Tri-City Christian Home Educators
Monthly meetings on the first Tuesday morning of each month, field trips, group activities, newsletter, and many other things to offer.

T.R.U.T.H. (Together Reaching Up Through Homeschooling)
We are a fellowship of families united together by Christ. We seek to glorify God by educating, encouraging, and supporting one another. Together we will reach up to God for wisdom, strength, and guidance.” (Deut. 6:5-7.) T.R.U.T.H, is a Christian-based homeschool co-op serving families in Caldwell, Catawba, and surrounding counties.  

Unifour Home Learning
It doesn’t matter what kind of homeschooler you are, Unifour Home Learning welcomes you. We welcome homeschoolers of all shapes and sizes, varied spiritual backgrounds, traditional and nontraditional families, unschoolers to school-at-home families, and everything in between. We are a colorful patchwork of opinions, thoughts, beliefs, values, and styles, and we can all work together without compromising our own personal principles, beliefs, and commitments.
Serving: Hickory, Long View, Hildebran, Bethlehem, Penelope, Henry River, Brookford, Fairbrook, Conover, St. Stephens, Northlakes, Rhodhiss, Granite Falls, and surrounding communities.

Welcome Homeschool Group
Welcome Homeschool Group is dedicated to providing support to homeschooled families with children of all ages. It serves families from Alamance County and neighboring counties in North Carolina. The group is comprised primarily of Christian families and welcomes homeschool families of all religions. Welcome Homeschool strives to provide support and encouragement to families choosing to home educate their children.(Our 106 families include all ages of children, and all sizes of families. The group is operated by a volunteer leadership team, and events are facilitated by volunteers from among our member families. We do not require a religious affiliation or a statement of faith to join our group, although most of our members do identify as Christian.)


WNC Homeschoolers Facebook page

Heritage Homeschoolers

Caldwell County NC Homeschoolers

NCHE Special Needs Support

Piedmont Homeschoolers

N.C. Homeschooling

North Carolina Homeschool Support

Burke County Homeschool Collaborative

Homeschool and Unschooling Burke county and surrounding area

Caldwell County NC Homeschoolers

Ace Homeschool Association

Charlotte Mason in Hickory/Conover, NC

Gaston/Lincoln/Catawba Homeschool Connection

NC Homeschooling in the Mountains

Homeschool with Movies

Alleghany Homeschool Hub

Lake Norman Christian Homeschoolers

Blue Collar Homeschool

High Country Homeschool Fun

Melanie Willis

I live in Dobson, NC, the county seat for Surry County. We recently moved here from the coast of NC, although I am a mountain girl born and raised in Buncombe County, NC.
My husband Matt and I always planned on homeschooling our children and have homeschooled since 2010. Matt & I planted a church in 2005 with two others families and I have been children’s ministry director for most of that time. We recently purchased a farm in Surry County and plan on having an educational retreat center in the future. We raise Dairy Goats along with Jersey cows, donkeys and horses. We are enjoying showing our children a different way of doing life while following the will of God.