Piedmont Home Educators Association

Resources

Resources

 

There is a wealth of resources all around you. Make use of resources readily available to you in the community. The public library is a great source of books, videos, reading contests, and public speakers. Community colleges offer courses that your upper high school students can take for dual high school/college credit. Nearby colleges sometimes will loan out science equipment for short-term use and offer field trips on interesting topics. Local businesses also are excellent field trip opportunities for the children to see how products are made. Community clubs (i.e. Optimist’s Club) often sponsor public speaking or writing contests. Most state parks offer guided hikes and wildlife contests. Your local YMCA will often offer special group rates for P.E. classes. Consider the wealth of life experiences available in zoos, art galleries, museums, planetariums, and nature walks. Boy Scouts and 4-H projects, church choir, mission trips, family vacations, art lessons, and work opportunities are all part of the homeschooling experience.

Other opportunities are listed below.

Activities Around Greenville

Roller Skating

Roller Sports in Taylors
1st & 3rd Fridays from 1–3 PM

The Skate Place, Golden Park
3rd Thursdays + every Friday from 2–5

Bowling

Golden Park
Every Friday from 2–5

Swimming

Westside Aquatic Center
4th Friday of each month
☎ 895-6017

Ice Skating

The Pavilion
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:15–2:45 PM.

Zoo

Homeschool Mondays at Riverbanks Zoo
Each Monday
www.riverbanks.org/s04education

Museums

Edventure Children's Museum
Thursdays
www.edventure.org/p_group_visits.asp

SC State Museum Homeschool Day
3rd Friday of each month
www.museum.state.us.us/education/homeschoolschedule.html

Charleston Museum
2nd Tuesday of each month

Home School Support Groups

***Please remember*** Most of these support groups are run by home school moms. Try to call after 3pm so they can get their schooling done. Be patient if you have to wait for a call back.

CHEFS - Carolina Home Educators Family Support (for families in the Chesterfield or Marlboro County areas)
☎ (843) 537-9463
➤ PO Box 322, Cheraw, SC 29520
admin@chefsgroup.org
www.chefsgroup.org

Christian Home Educators of Easley
Kristi Brooks
chee.easley@gmail.com
www.cheeonline.com

Christian Home Educators of Laurens County
Judy Hunnicutt
☎ 864-682-7281 or 864-683-2703
hunnibees5@backroads.net
www.chelc.net

Easley Home Educators
Tammy Weant
☎ 645-7846
busymommie5@bellsouth.net

Family T.O.U.C.H.
Angela Storay, Coordinator
☎ 864-469-0347
Info@FamilyTOUCH.org
www.familytouch.org

Fellowship of Christian Homeschoolers
Connie Jarrett
harryconjr@charter.net
FCH on Yahoo! Groups

HOMES
Teresa Wilson
☎ 576-0172
HomesSupportGrp@aol.com

Pickens Christian Homeschool Educators
Deborah Shanley
☎ 864-868-5543
deborahshanley@myexcel.com

Restoration Church Home Educators
Spartanburg area
Cathy Lawrence
☎ 578-4387, ext 71
rche@restorationchurch.org

LIFE Homeschool Support Group
Berea and Westside Area
Connie Foulker
☎ 233-1648

REACH
Powdersville/Easley area
Karen Booty
☎ 335-9322
reach@charter.net

Pickens County Support Group for Special Needs Families
Sylvia Smith ☎ 859-0533
Jamie Sampson ☎ 868-7018
Susan Lait ☎ 868-3233

MPH-Greenville
On-line support group for families home schooling children with autism
MPH on Yahoo! Groups

Golden Rule Educators are Team-Players
Golden Strip area
Rocky Whitmore
whitmorefamily@charter.net
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greathomeschoolers/

United Christian Homeschoolers of the Upstate (UCHU)
UCHU is a Homeschool Support Group designed for Christian families who live in Spartanburg, Polk County, and Tryon areas of the Carolinas. They support each other through prayer, a discussion board and field trips. UCHU@yahoogroups.com
http://uchusupportgroup.weebly.com/index.html

Home School Co-ops

The Home School Resource Center
Martha Freitag
☎ 268-6880
phea@att.net
HSRC Website

The Upstate Homeschool Co-op
Suzanne Brown
sbrown@upstatecoop.org
www.upstatecoop.org

HOPE Co-op
Cindee McKenzie
☎ 915-9147
cindeemckenzie@aol.com

Focus Co-op
Lori Hill
hillstuff@bellsouth.net

STARS Co-op
Cynthia Parrish
☎ 590-8274
princessshark@yahoo.com

The Eastside Christian Co-op
April Bridges
bridgesgln@aol.com

STRIDES Tutoring
http://www.stridestutor.org