Be sure to submit a Notice of Intent to homeschool to a “participating agency” (recommended: local public school superintendent or principal of a non-public school who is willing to act in that capacity) within five days of starting your program. The major home education organizations have more guidelines and information (including a list of participating non-public schools) to help you get started.
NOTE: The information provided here is a guideline. It is important for all parents to understand the statutes, procedures, policies, and/or guidelines in their home state and do what is necessary to comply with them. Find out the law in your state.
HOME EDUCATION RESOURCES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
Families have been educating their children at home for years. You don’t need to start from scratch!
You are not alone! There are many home education support groups in your area that have suggestions for teaching individual subjects, outlines of teaching methods, special needs links, activities, events, and much, much more.
We also have links below to the major home education organizations in New Hampshire. You can find more support groups through their websites.
LAWS AND STANDARDS
For the best understanding on the law and how to read it, we recommend National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD). Once you read their site, you’ll know why they are your vanguards of true legal freedom.
Here is an excerpt from NHELD:
“Parents educate their children for a variety of reasons in a variety of ways. However, there is one thing that is crucial for all parents, the need to be free so that they are able to educate in the manner in which they choose in the best interest of their children. Together, we can and must retain this freedom; without freedom, there is only one choice: government schooling. That is not acceptable.”
If you feel that your group is not properly represented below – or if you know of a group that should be listed in one of our categories – or if you find a broken link – please let us know. Thank you!
You may want to start with the main home education organization in your state.
P.O. Box 961, Manchester, NH 03105
Phone: (603) 463-9938
CHENH is a Christian organization providing leadership and support to Christian homeschooling families, churches, and associations; coordinating a state-wide network of homeschooling information and resources; representing its membership to the State education authorities as provided by New Hampshire law; keeping members informed of state and national legislation that effects homeschooling, and providing representation to regional and national Christian home education organizations. $20 annual dues.
P.O. Box 2224, Concord, NH 03302
Phone: (603) 437-3547
NHHC functions as an important source of information publishing the New Hampshire Home Education Guidebook, a valuable reference guide which includes information about the New Hampshire home education law and rules, comprehensive resource lists, and encouraging essays and articles written by homeschooling parents, and provides a bi-monthly newsletter, soon available online. NHHC also offers annual workshops and other events. Free membership.
This site is dedicated to homeschooling, homeschoolers, and other parents, students, or caregivers interested in improving the quality of their education.
Catholics United for Home Education
Contact: George D’Orazio
Phone: (603) 623-3377
CUHE was founded in 1989 as a statewide Catholic home education support group. Membership is available to Catholic families who teach their children at home or are interested in home education. Meetings and activities are held throughout the year at various locations around the state. These have included field trips, picnics, hikes, sledding parties, camping, major feast day celebrations, and retreats.
Email: Mary Lubatti
Phone: (207) 339-8897
We unite homeschoolers who seek support and activities for their families on the path toward Christ.
Free Child Home Learners
Email: Dayna Martin
Phone: (603) 367-4657
We are a non-religious homeschooling support group founded by the needs of Unschoolers to provide ample time and opportunity for children to be together, to play, to develop strong interpersonal relationships and solid friendships.
We provide opportunities for Kearsarge area homeschooled children through an active mentorship program, workshops, clubs, community service, and events to enrich the homeschool experience.
Area: Keene, Marlborough
The Keene Area Homeschool Network is an inclusive homeschooling group. This means we are open to all homeschoolers and those interested in learning more about homeschooling. Members of the group will be planning local events such as park days and field trips.
Monadnock Homeschool Network
Area: Peterborough and surrounding area
Email: Jessica Sewell, (603) 924-7280
Loose affiliation of families who have home-based learning in common.
Area: North Country
We regularly schedule play groups, field trips, potluck meals, picnics, game nights, and more. All members are welcome to come to any event they are able to attend. All ages are welcome. There is no membership fee.