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Moore Expressions /Home Educators Exchange /Bayith Group
(last Thurs 7-9pm at the store.) 3,000 square foot bookstore dealing with new and used books, curriculum and supplies
6070 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. Phone: 757-523-4965
School Hours: Tuesday -Friday 12 noon to 5pm until June
(Call and listen to message to see if there is a change for that week.)
Summer Hours – to be determined

Resources for Virginia Law:
This information is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute the giving of legal advice. Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are responsible for compliance with the law.

Home Educators Association of Virginia is a statewide individual membership organization.


Sarah Olbris, Testing  www.thetestinglady.com

Patricia Stevens, Testing

Karen Smith, Evaluator  ksmith7175@yahoo.com 
Request my Virginia Online Evaluations letter that explains the simple process.
Cost $30 for one child. $20 for each additional child in same family

Bonnie Davis, Music Instructor  cornerstone2@cox.net 757-779-7166
Two options: Go to www.takelessons.com and select Bonnie Davis as teacher requested and
ask for a home lesson if desired.
or call 416-1228 Quality Music Center, 3809 Princess Anne Rd., VB, Suite 107,
and ask to sign up with Bonnie Davis.

Create a Professional Transcript

HEAV’s Preparation for School Year newsletter

CBN News’ Report – Socialization: Homeschooling vs. Schools

Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction

Virginia Homeschooling Law – HSLDA Website

Testing info from HSLDA

Beware of Virginia Nelson Plan – Turns Homeschools into Public Schools

10 helpful hints for dealing with social workers

Click on Preparing for High School and College


Support Groups

101 Homeschooling Sites– My name is Sandy Shives. I researched and completed a list of 101 sites dedicated to the Home Schooling movement. I found great websites covering general homeschool sites, homeschooling blogs, state and local organizations, Montessori schools, unschooling, and other alternative education options. You can see the list at http://www.elementaryeducationdegree.com/101-homeschooling-sites

Albemarle Homeschool Support League– Contact Melissa Owens (Field Trip Coordinator) at 757-636-7894 or owensmary73@gmail.com 

Bayith Educators Group
 – Meets last Thursday of the month from 7-9pm at Moore Expressions.  Email orders@mooreexpressions.com

Bible World Academy– 600 Happy Acres Rd., Chesapeake – Private School Umbrella Program Judy 377-5926

Centerville Homeschool Academy – (757) 469-1322 centervillehomeschoolacademy.org 

Chesapeake Square Homeschooling 
– Contact Kristie Harrison at (757)677-6241.

Christian Military Homeschoolers– seeks to encourage a close knit, active group by offering weekly co-op classes, regular field tips, and various opportunities for fellowship. CMH strives to make all of the activities, as well as the weekly classes, as affordable as possible. CMH wishes to encourage fellow military homeschoolers by offering a place to gather with others who uniquely understand the challenges of trying to homeschool while being part of a military family. Lastly and most importantly, CMH hopes to glorify God in all of our activities and in all of our gatherings. christianmilitaryhomeschoolers@yahoo.com

Classical Conversations Local Groups– Equips parents to educate. Meets weekly in Newport News, Virginia Beach and Western Branch/Suffolk. K4-6thgrade. www.classicalconversations.co

God’s Homeschool Warriors – Contact Trish Hackett at (757)450-8534 or visit www.ghwarriors.com

Grace Academy – Contact Brooke at  graceleaders@gmail.com or www.graceacademygroup.com

Grace Harbor Homeschool Connection – Contact Amanda McBreen (571-236-1360  abmcbreen5@gmail.com  or www.graceharborva.org/#11homeschool-connections

Hampton Roads Black Home Educators– Contact Checwanda McMahon 757-748-0057 or join their Facebook or Yahoo group.

Hampton Roads Christian Homeschoolers at www.hamptonroadschrisitanhomeschoolers.org  or  hrchleaders@gmail.com 
We are a group of Christian Homeschooling families who support and encourage one another on our homeschooling adventures.  Our primary purpose is to provide regular social opportunities for Christian homeschool children so that they may build lasting friendships with others on the same homeschooling journey, as well as welcome new friends into the group. We accomplish this through weekly park days, regular field trips and annual events. We also support, encourage, strengthen and pray for each other as homeschooling parents.

H.E.A.R.T. of Williamsburg – No political, philosophical or religious orientation. Mary Blunt mkblunt@aol.com 

HEART – Churchland/Portsmouth area Betty Jo Ross 393-1862 Schooldoc@aol.com

HEART Co-op – meets in Portsmouth on selected Tuesdays. Contact bracybunch@juno.com

HEARTHSS– We are a Christ centered nondenominational homeschool support group in Portsmouth, Virginia. HEARTHSS stands for Home Educators Association for Restoration in Teaching Homeschool Support. Our purpose is to provide support and encouragement to parents who desire to educate at home. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEARTHSS 

Home Educators Exchange –  Consultants, transcripts, educational games and equipment rental, owner Deb Plaster, inside Moore Expressions, 6070 Indian River Rd., Ste.108, VB 23464  (757) 287-2208   hee@exis.netor deb@plaster.hrcoxmail.com

Over 1,200 pages of free resources to support and assist homeschooling families in giving their children an outstanding education.

Homeschool Plus- Serving Christian homeschooling families for 16 years with support services, enrichment classes, field trips, performing arts and more! Two locations: HSP Norfolk Ingleside 466-3477 www.homeschoolplusinc.org  or directors@homeschoolplusinc.org

HSP South Norfolk– 482-5286 homeschoolplussn.faithweb.com

Homeschooling in Hampton Roads– Meeting place for residents of Hampton Roads for companionship and comradery for parents and children. All People of all races, religions and creeds http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschooling-inhamptonroads/
Hope for the Future– Breakfast club for moms who have been Homeschooling for over 10 years. Kathy Carbaugh 460-1855

K.E.Y.S.- Kingdom Education for  Young Scholars – Emphasis excellence in academics and fine arts with Christian worldview and missions.  email office@keysofva.org or www.keysofva.org

Keystone Education Services– a tutoring and consulting company in the Red Mill Commons Shopping Center. We offer tutoring, special needs assistance, homeschool assistance, early childhood and enrichment services for children of all grade levels, including preschoolers ages one to four. We have a wide range of tutors from college students to certified teachers with their Masters or Special Education degrees. https://www.facebook.com/keystoneeducationservices www.keystone-edu.com
Sarah Cooper, Exec Asst. 2181 Upton Dr., Ste 418, Va Beach 23454 757-802-7120

MCHS – Military Christian Homeschool Support Group for military Christians who are homeschooling. Every 3rd Wed from 1-3pm at the Little Creek Navel Amphibious Base Chapel Annex. Natalie Mack @ 227-5423 or NPMack3@aol.comwww.groups.yahoo.com/group/MCHS-VA

Many Paths For Excellence– fun, high quality, educational opportunities, field trips, social activities. Jill Friestad 588-5859, jdfriestad@erols.com

Middle Penninsula Group– Email support – send blank email to: mphs1-subscribe@egroups.com
North Carolina Area Groups– Albermarle Home Support Group, Elizabeth City, NC ahsl@ahsl.org or www.ahsl.orgMonthly meetings.

SAGE and PAGE Homeschool Co-op– offers all homeschooling families in the Hampton Roads area the opportunity to participate in a group learning environment with a Christian atmosphere. P.A.G.E. meets at Deer Park Baptist Church in Newport News; for more information visit their website at https://www.sageandpage.net/

Shanan Home Education – Contact Mary Ann  Malone at (757) 478-4383. www.shanan-online.org

Tidewater Classical Academy – PreK4 through 8th grade – educates homeschooled students using the classical method to master the four tools of learning – Reading, Writing,Language and Math – via a distinctly Christian worldview. We assist (never replace) parents as they fulfill their commission to “bring up [their children] in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)

To keep our parents fully involved in their child’s education, we use a half-day class, full-day effort approach.  This format provides, we believe, the best aspects of a rigorous classroom setting, with the individual attention of homeschooling.
From 8:15 to 12:45 Monday through Friday, students are at TCA.  They then return home to review the material under the supervision of their parents.  Late afternoons and evenings are free for family-based activities, sports, or extracurricular enrichment. www.tidewaterclassical.com or call the TCA office at 757-427-5683, between 8 am and 1 pm Monday to Friday.

VaHomeschoolers– protecting homeschool freedom in Virginia and providing homeschoolers with information and support to empower them to homeschool with confidence. http://www.vahomeschoolers.org

Young Musicians of Virginia– While we are Christian in principle and philosophy and our faculty must have a Christian testimony, we gladly accept students of any race and religion. Classes Tuedays and Fridays at New Song Fellowship Church, located at 865 Woodstock Road in Virginia Beach. www.ymv.org 757-420-1961