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Alaska Homeschool Support Groups

By: Andrea Dillon 

Homeschooling can be intimidating at first.  Many families struggle to figure out where to start and how to find their place. One of the first steps when deciding to homeschool is to reach out to local homeschoolers for support, comradery, and interactions. Below we have different Alaska co-ops and Alaska homeschool groups to help get you started on your homeschooling journey. 

Navigate the page by clicking the sections below to go to statewide, and local groups by county.  To have your group listed please add the information in the comments below or contact me here. 

Statewide Alaska Homeschool Groups  Alaska Homeschool Groups By County  Secular Alaska Homeschool Groups 

 

Statewide Alaska Homeschool Groups 

Statewide homeschool groups can help you find different resources that are available throughout the state. These groups can help locate local homeschool groups, co-op homeschool groups, and virtual homeschool groups in Alaska. 

 

Alaska Homeschool Community

“We are a homeschooling community. This is a place to share ideas, resources, create field trips, and provide encouragement to homeschool families.”

Alaskan Homeschoolers

“A place to share information about homeschooling and homeschooling events in Alaska.”

Alaska Homeschool Support

“This group is a sister group to Homeschool Co-op and Freebies. It was created to be an all inclusive homeschool support group for this area. Please make all homeschooling families feel welcome no matter what their teaching styles and methods.”

Alaska Network of Independent Homeschoolers

“This group is exclusively for independently homeschooling (also known as private homeschooling) Alaskan families, from any part of this great state, and independent homeschooling “alumni”. Families in our group homeschool independently, meaning that the parents fully finance and oversee their family homeschool and do not participate in any government funded or supported homeschool programs such as IDEA, Raven, etc.”

Alaska Private and Home Educators Association

“Alaska’s Statewide Christian Homeschool Organization Since 1986. Supporting and helping Alaska parents perform their God-given responsibility to train their children through private and home education.”

FOCUS

“The FOCUS Homeschool provides a PreK thru secondary instructional model to students in Alaska who do not have access to school, to students whose families are traveling, or to families who prefer to provide instruction at home.”


Alaska Homeschool Groups By County

Most homeschooling families are looking for the direct personal connection that local homeschooling groups can provide. Below are Alaska homeschool groups and Alaska co-ops sorted by county. 

 

Aleutians East Borough  Aleutians West Census Area  Anchorage Municipality  Bethel Census Area Bristol Bay Borough  Denali Borough 
Dillingham Census Area  Fairbanks North Star Borough  Haines Borough  Hoonah-Angoon Census Area  Juneau City and Borough  Kenai Peninsula Borough
Ketchikan Gateway Borough  Kodiak Island Borough Kusilvak Census Area  Lake and Peninsula Borough Matanuska-Susitna Borough  Nome Census Area 
North Slope Borough  Northwest Arctic Borough  Petersburg Borough  Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area Sitka City and Borough  Skagway Municipality 
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area  Valdez-Cordova Census Area  Wrangell City and Borough Yakutat City and Borough Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 

 

Aleutians East Borough 

Aleutians West Census Area 

 

Anchorage Municipality 

Anchorage Homeschool Garage Sale

This page is for homeschoolers in the greater Anchorage area wanting to offer their previously purchased homeschool materials for sale. All transactions are between the seller and buyer.

Anchorage Homeschool Prom

“We are a group of teens and parents who organize an annual Homeschool Prom and other fundraiser dances for homeschooled teenagers. Our dances are open to teenagers who are in the educational process and have not graduated from High school. The Prom is open to high school age students (9th-12th grade, under 21 years old) who are “in” school.”

Anchorage Homeschooler’s Network

“This is a place to share what is happening AND what you would like to make happen. Our purpose is to share homeschooling information, online support, websites and links. Our one rule is to be chivalrous (characterized by consideration and courtesy) to all who wander our way.”

Anchorage Life Learners (unschoolers & homeschoolers)

“A secular and inclusive group for Anchorage area unschoolers and homeschoolers.” Website

Anchorage/Mat-Su Homeschool Network

“A space to learn, connect and share about homeschooling in south-central Alaska.”

Eagle River Homeschoolers

“We are a secular group for homeschooling families in Eagle River, Alaska. Our group is secular, meaning we are not affiliated with a specific religion, we welcome drama free religious reference (such as homeschool curriculum).”

F.R.E.E. at Home

“F.R.E.E. at Home is a Christian Homeschool support group serving the military communities on and around Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base (JBER) in Anchorage, Alaska.”

PACE 

PACE Statewide Homeschool provides homeschool education at no cost to the family with support and personal assistance from state certified teachers. Enrollment is open to all students across the state, with learning centers in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Ketchikan, and Craig.”

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Bethel Census Area

Bristol Bay Borough

Denali Borough

Dillingham Census Area 

 

Fairbanks North Star Borough

Alaska Homeschool 

“Alaska Homeschool is an innovative program that believes in supporting a parent’s autonomy in educating their children. Based out of the Delta/Greely School District in Delta Junction, we are able to offer many district-wide opportunities for our homeschool students…all to help you achieve your homeschooling goals.”

Fairbanks Area Christian Homeschoolers

“Created to connect and encourage Christian Homeschool families through the sharing of ideas, Q&A and connecting, in order to grow our children as best we can in our homes and in the Lord! (Note: if your profile is set to private, your request to join will be deleted.)”

Fairbanks Area Homeschoolers 🙂

“A place to talk about our adventures of homeschooling, what curriculum/programs etc you’ve used. why you liked/didn’t, to share about a local vendor and/or website that may benefit other home-school families, various lessons available throughout Fairbanks/NP area, learn what is happening locally, find out about activities being offered to homeschooling families.”

Fairbanks BEST Homeschool 

“Fairbanks Building Educational Success Together (BEST) is a school without walls where parents bear the primary responsibility for the management of their children’s education.”

North Star Independent Homeschoolers 

“Supporting Independent Homeschoolers in Fairbanks and surrounding communities who choose to homeschool in accordance with Alaska homeschooling law instead of enrolling their children in public correspondence schools. The goal of this group is to address and support the unique needs of those families choosing to educate their children in a parent-led and family funded fashion as indicated by Alaska’s homeschooling law.” 

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Haines Borough

Haines Homeschool Program

“The Haines Homeschool Program is open to K-12 families who reside in the Haines Borough School District and are looking for an alternative to the traditional school setting. “ 

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Hoonah-Angoon Census Area

Juneau City and Borough 

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough

Connections

“The purpose of the Connections Homeschool Program is to serve as the voice of homeschool education in Kenai Peninsula communities. Connections provides individualized educational options, and supports parents as their children’s primary teachers. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Connections believe homeschool is a viable educational option for parents who are committed to taking responsibility for the education of their children.”

Kenai Peninsula Christian Homeschoolers

“If you would like to JOIN this group, please read! In order to keep our group secure and to prevent spammers, please ensure that we can view your personal profile to determine that you are a local homeschooler on the Kenai Peninsula.

Kenai Peninsula Independent Homeschoolers

“This group is exclusively for independently homeschooling (also known as private homeschooling) Alaskan families, on the Kenai Peninsula, and independent homeschooling “alumni”. Families in our group homeschool independently, meaning that the parents fully finance and oversee their family homeschool and do not participate in any government funded or supported homeschool programs such as IDEA, Connections, etc.”

Kenai Peninsula Homeschool

“A place to share ideas, resources, and knowledge for homeschooling families on the Kenai Peninsula.” 

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Ketchikan Homeschoolers

“Many families are homeschooling their children in Ketchikan and the surrounding area. Whether they are using Fast Track, PACE, IDEA, Raven, Pear Blossom or any other program or no program, we would all benefit from sharing ideas, materials and getting together for activities.”

PACE 

PACE Statewide Homeschool provides homeschool education at no cost to the family with support and personal assistance from state certified teachers. Enrollment is open to all students across the state, with learning centers in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Ketchikan, and Craig.” 

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Kodiak Island Borough

AKTEACH Homeschool

“Enrollment with AKTEACH is open to school age students (ages 5 to 20) who maintain a permanent address within the boundaries of the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “

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Kusilvak Census Area

Lake and Peninsula Borough 

 

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Anchorage/Mat-Su Homeschool Network

“A space to learn, connect and share about homeschooling in south-central Alaska.”

 

Mat-Su Valley Homeschoolers

“Mat su Valley Homeschoolers is a place to connect, share ideas, encouragements, and opportunities. If you’ve found a great curriculum, found a great community service opportunity, or know about a new local vendor that you really liked, please share. “

 

PACE 

PACE Statewide Homeschool provides homeschool education at no cost to the family with support and personal assistance from state certified teachers. Enrollment is open to all students across the state, with learning centers in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Ketchikan, and Craig.”

 

Valley Christian Homeschool Co-op

“A learning community where homeschool parents join together once a week to provide educational extensions in a Christ-centered environment.”

 

Wasilla homeschoolers playdates and more

“This a group for those in Wasilla who home school their children and would like to meet up with others for play dates and maybe group projects and field trips too and much more.”

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Nome Census Area 

North Slope Borough 

 

Northwest Arctic Borough

NWABSD Home School

“NWABSD Homeschool is the homeschooling option for the Northwest Arctic Borough School District.“

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Petersburg Borough 

 

Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area

PACE 

PACE Statewide Homeschool provides homeschool education at no cost to the family with support and personal assistance from state certified teachers. Enrollment is open to all students across the state, with learning centers in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Ketchikan, and Craig.”  

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Sitka City and Borough 

REACH

“REACH is Sitka School District’s Homeschool Program.”

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Skagway Municipality

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 

 

Valdez-Cordova Census Area

Valdez Homeschool Program

“Our district fully understands and supports the parents that are homeschooling children. The purpose of providing students with choices has driven our homeschool program through the guidance of Ruthie Knight.  We serve the needs of students K through 12.”

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Wrangell City and Borough

Yakutat City and Borough 

 

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area

IDEA Homeschool

“The mission of the IDEA program is to provide resources and support to parents who have elected to educate their children at home; to achieve a partnership with families that honors the efforts and dedication of home-schooling parents.”

 

Raven Homeschool 

“The mission of Raven Homeschool, in conjunction with the Yukon-Koyukuk School District, is to provide support to parents so that they can prepare their children to become life-long learners, problem-solvers, and contributing members of their family, community, and society by providing meaningful experiences that create understanding of their cultural heritage and the technological world.”

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