Virginia

Homeschooling Resources

Welcome! Homeschooling is an exciting journey, and we will be with you every step of the way. These resources will help you navigate the state requirements and access local support groups.

Homeschooling Regulatory Information

The links below may help you with legal questions about homeschooling in your state.

Virginia Department of Education

Download the Guidelines for Home Instruction in Virginia  (Virginia Department of Education Office of Policy)

Virginia Homeschool Support Groups

Homeschool support groups in your state are an excellent way to gain more assistance and guidance in your homeschooling endeavors. A regional support group fosters a wonderful sense of community among homeschooling families and allows for more opportunities to exchange ideas, plan group outings, and share in the overall experience of homeschooling! While Calvert supports the development of community among homeschooling families, this list does not constitute affiliation between Calvert Education and the groups represented below.

HOME EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION OF VIRGINIA (HEAV)

HEAV is a member-supported, statewide, nonprofit homeschool association. Since 1983, we have successfully worked to promote and protect home education in Virginia through information, legislation, and resources. HEAV, coming from a biblical worldview, serves all homeschoolers, regardless of religious or philosophical beliefs. Membership is, and always has been, open to all. With a full-time office staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, we’re ready to answer your questions, offer support, and serve your needs.
Web: http://www.heav.org/

HOME ORGANIZATION OF PARENT EDUCATORS (HOPE)

HOPE is a nonprofit Christian organization committed to equipping and encouraging parents of all faiths to better serve their homeschools and families. There is no denominational requirement to join HOPE, since our goal is to be a support group for all courageous parents who are taking the bold step of educating their children at home.
Web: http://www.hopehs.org/

THE ORGANIZATION OF VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOLERS

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is a fully inclusive, volunteer-driven, and member- directed state homeschool association. Since 1993, the organization has worked to protect and promote homeschooling through action in legislative work, assisting homeschoolers on an individual level, and providing information, speakers, events, and resources.
Web: www.vahomeschoolers.org/

RICHMOND REGIONAL HOME EDUCATORS (RRHE)

RRHE is a regional support group for the Richmond area. Our mission is to equip and support families interested in or already educating their children at home. We also seek to aid in the establishment of local support groups in the Richmond area and assist in coordinating the efforts of those groups in providing educational opportunities for their members.
Web: http://www.rrhe.org