Washoe County Support
Regional Homeschool Organization
Northern Nevada Home Schools
NNHS is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging homeschoolers in Northern Nevada. We offer information packets, monthly newsletter containing articles, field trips, activities, list of support groups, etc., and almost anything else our volunteer members are willing to put the effort into!
LOCAL Educational Support Services
Young Explorers – A center for playful and purposeful learning for homeschoolers and other leading edge learners in the Reno/Sparks area. Our services include supplemental classes for homeschoolers, online charter school students, and other home based programs.
IMPACT Co-op – Meets at Sparks Nazarene Church. We offer classes from nursery up to 18 years old, taught by parents or local contracted teachers. Classes range the typical curriculum such as math and social studies and branches out to art, music, fitness, home economics, STEM hands-on, and more!
2200 El Rancho Drive, Sparks, Nevada 89431 Contact: http://www.impactcoop.org/contact-us/
Catholic Schoolhouse Co-op – Meets on Thursday mornings, 8:45-12:00, at Immaculate Conception church in Sparks (Pyramid & McCarran). Catholic Schoolhouse is a supplemental program designed to help homeschool families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements. Contact: https://renonv.catholicschoolhouse.com/contact-us/
Classical Conversations: supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. They support homeschooling families from elementary school thru high school. They meet once a week for 3 to 6 hours depending on age of student. Contact: https://www.classicalconversations.com/find-community
Community Christian C0-op – Meeting Thursdays at Calvary Baptist Church, 1881 Harvard Way, Reno, NV. Contact: http://communitychristianco-op.weebly.com/contact.html
Kids LIFE C0-op – Kids LIFE! (Kids Learning In Fun Everywhere!) is a group of homeschooling families in Northern Nevada that meets for weekly playgroups, field trips, and group activities. This group does not focus on individual educational styles, rather it is about giving our children the opportunity to get together and learn in a natural and fun way. It also provides parents with adult socialization and support. We are a very active group! Contact: http://kidslifenv.org/contact-us/
North Carson Homeschool Cooperativve – A volunteer cooperative for home school families to meet parent’s and children’s individual goals and needs. Meeting in Carson City, Home-schooling Co-op with a variety of classes. Contact: http://faith4us.wixsite.com/ncarsonhomeschool/visitus
Cornerstone Homeschool Group
A Christian based group that meets twice a month for field trips and educational activities.
Homeschoolers Of Latter Days (HOLD-NVwest)
We are an LDS homeschool support group open to all LDS homeschooling families and other homeschoolers who are open to Latter-day Saint beliefs and will uphold LDS standards of living. HOLD-NVwest Supports Reno and surrounding areas.To join our email list go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HOLD-NVwest/
Liberal Homeschoolers in Northern Nevada –This is a group for liberal-minded homeschoolers in the Reno and the Northern Nevada area to connect for support, discussion, playgroups, and activities. All members are encouraged to post homeschool related and liberal-minded information. Members are also encouraged to suggest, organize and create activities / events for liberal homeschooling families in our area. All philosophies and methods of home education are welcome. All races, religions, ages, social backgrounds, and lifestyles are encouraged to participate. We are a diverse and open-minded community.
Advisors, mentors, consultants…the name for a veteran homeschooler, or someone else well-versed in homeschooling, who is willing to spend time with new/interested families.
An advisor is not the teacher. The parent is the teacher, and the advisor aids the parent in beginning their homeschooling journey.
There are compensated and uncompensated advisors….it is important in your search to ask a few pertinent questions, such as:
- How much homeschooling experience do you have?
- Do you charge? If so, how much?
- Are you available throughout the year?
- What will you provide for me? support group contacts, etc?
- What is your teaching philosophy? Can you explain different ones to me?
We do not endorse any of the advisors listed. Each individual should determine compatibility with the advisor, based on family needs and expectations.
We do not currently have a list of uncompensated advisors. If a homeschooler in Washoe County is willing to be listed here and spend some time answering questions, helping with paperwork, and giving general homeschooling information please contact NHN.
Barbara Dragon – NHN Officer Emerita
After 20 years as a NV homeschool consultant, Barb now only serves as a “Nevada non-attorney homeschool advisor” and NV Legislative Liaison as needed. If you have questions or problems regarding Nevada homeschool law and/or compliance issues please feel free to call.
Homeschool NOI Mailing Address:
Washoe County School District
WCSD Extended Studies
5450 Riggins Ct, Ste 5
Reno, NV 89502
Please contact NHN with any additional information, or if you would like to be a contact person for this area.