DC Home Educators Association
DCHEA is a group representing the wide range of home educators in the District of Columbia. We welcome as members the parents and legal guardians of children of all ages who have taken on the challenge of educating their children at home. Facebook group, Google group.
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Washington DC Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Washington DC.
Washington DC Homeschooling Laws
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The final regulations provide a framework to differentiate bona fide home schooling programs from instances where a child may not be receiving a regular and thorough education.
Online Social Networks
Culture at Home
An African American homeschool support group in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia area with an emphasis on the older homeschooled student.
This group is set up to inform all homeschoolers about local and current events that are happening in your area or surrounding areas in the state of VA, Maryland and DC.
This groups exists to create an online forum to share resources, activities, ideas, and support among the homeschooling community to include the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Sankofa Homeschool Community
Sankofa is a community of homeschooling families of color, with members in DC, Maryland and VA, and as far north as Baltimore. We are religiously diverse and our members use a variety of homeschooling methods.
Education at the Folger
The Folger Shakespeare Library is a nonprofit educational institution working to increase understanding of Shakespeare specifically and drama and poetry more generally. They would like to extend their educational services to the homeschool community in D.C.
National Building Museum Outreach Programs
We have had several home-schooled students who have stumbled across our programs, and their participation has been a great experience for them, as well as bringing a neat perspective to the program as a whole.
DC Area Resources
Welcome to homeschooling in DC. Here are some links to resources that might be particularly helpful to DC folks. If you have any more that you think should be added to this list, please send the suggestions to [email protected].
District of Columbia Public Library
Offers lots of resources of interest to homeschoolers, and librarians may be able to tell you of other homeschoolers in the area.
Educational Organizations in D.C.
Sorting throuh these links can turn up support groups, charter schools, and other resources for homeschoolers and those desiring alternative education.
Friends of Choice in Urban Schools
Promoting quality public education for D.C. families through the development of public charter schools.
Seabee Museum Launches New Youth-Oriented STEM Center
“STEM transcends military branch and industry in today’s world,” said Godbille. “It is vital to offer a space of learning for today’s youth in a way that stimulates imagination, fosters communication and teamwork, and allows a free flow of ideas, much in the same way the Seabees have done throughout their history. But this is not just a Seabee exhibit, or an Air Force one; it’s an exhibit that embodies the ideals of learning and community that everyone can enjoy.”
The Lab School of Washington
Innovative programs for children and adults with learning disabilities: art programs, tutoring, lots of hands on activities.
State Education Office
The State Education Office (SEO) was created in October 2000 to implement “state-level” education functions that affect the education of all students in the District of Columbia. While there is no homeschool-specific information on this site, there is contact information.