Online Chess Club for Homeschoolers 

We have regular ‘open’ gaming for players, online instruction for those students who don’t know the game, and weekly tournaments for members. (There’s even a “Strategic Thinking: Using Chess Strategies to Succeed in Life” online course).

  Parents can visit to learn more and to register their students to participate. 

In  The Erie Area:

KING’s Co-op in North East will be offering Apologia Biology in a lecture and lab format for interested 8th-12th graders during the 2015-2016 school year. Microscope work and dissection will be included in the lab portion of the class. Apologia Biology is an AP Test prepatory class. For more information, please PM Joy Switala or email at

Homeschooler Girl Scouts

Troop 36015 meets Wednesdays from 1:45pm to 3pm at Kingsley United Methodist Church at 9th and Cranberry Streets.  Contact Group Leader Tracie Whitney at

Erie County Homeschool Opportunities (ECHO)  is a Christian teaching co-op.

Erie County Homeschoolers Diploma Association offers several different diploma programs for homeschoolers in the Erie Area.

The HYPE is a homeschool youth program focusing on youth ages 12 and up.  It is free to join and open to everyone who has a homeschooled teenager.  Contact Christine at or Janna at

Yahoo Homeschool Group for Erie County members post questions, queries, field trips, curriculum helps and more.  Join by invitation to Brenda at

Barnes and Nobles Book Store offers a teachers discount card.  Just take your homeschool affidavit for proof and you will be able to fill out the form and get your teachers discount card for any school purchases.

Crawford County

Home Educators of Crawford County
8766 Hemlock Drive, Meadville, PA 16335
Contact: Judith Arnold
Phone: (814) 323-8669

We are an inclusive homeschooling group offering free membership. ALL are welcome, all who educate at home whether through a public cyber-school, private online school, afterschooling, or traditional home education. We welcome and support ALL home educating families and families interested in home education. Activities vary and are determined by interest of participating families.

Crawford County Homeschooler are welcomed to all Erie Area Events also!

Statewide and National Support

ASK PAULINE is a website that explains PA Homeschool Law and offers examples of all paperwork.

Christian Homeschool Association of PA offers how-to videos, archived online and newsletter.  Host PA Homeschool Convention each year in May in Harrisburg.

Homeschool Legal  Defense Association(HSLDA) offers many helps, including advisors for new educators, online seminars, e-mail alerts and  members receive free legal representation.  If you live in the Erie County Area and subscribe to this blog you can receive a discount on your HSLDA membership.  Contact Blog Editor at for discount code.

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