Douglas County Support
Regional Homeschool Organizations
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! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many rural homeschool groups listed here: http://www.nnhs.org/groups
Co-ops & Support Groups
Serving Carson City/Minden/Gardnerville area with families participating from Dayton, TRE, South Lake Tahoe and Incline Village. Co-op classes are held at a hub location for this area: Hilltop Community Church, north end of Douglas County across from Target & Home Depot.
Field trips organized through-out the area.
FAITH homeschoolers’ goal is to strengthen the homeschool community by creating a Christian environment for learning thereby enriching the academic curriculum provided in our homes, and offering encouragement and support to the parents who are committed to the education of their children. Our classes provide supplemental educational experiences on a weekly basis to expand on the curriculum already being provided in a homeschooling environment.
Homeschoolers Of Latter Days (HOLD-NVwest)
Contact: Jody Jarvis
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/
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!
We love welcoming new families into our group. If you feel that this might be the group for you and your family, please send us an email at Admin@KidsLIFEnv.org introducing your family. We’d love to hear where you are in your homeschooling journey, wherever that might be (even if you are just trying to decide whether homeschooling is right for you).
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.
Below is a list of uncompensated advisors who will spend some time answering questions, helping with paperwork, and giving general homeschooling information.
Please email Bev with your question(s) and she’ll either answer by email or set up a phone conference with you.
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:
Douglas County School District
1638 Mono Ave.
Minden, NV 89423
Please contact NHN with any additional information, or if you would like to be a contact person for this area.