Oklahoma Homeschool Groups & Co-ops
A little homeschooling support goes a long way! Support groups and co-ops are your newest BFFs. Think of them as the local versions of statewide homeschool associations. Homeschooling parent-members are in your neighborhood busily borrowing stacks of library books, attending enrichment activities at the nature center, and taking play breaks at the park.
Oklahoma homeschool support groups provide opportunities for socialization, for sharing ideas, curriculum, and resources, and for giving and receiving much needed help and advice. Many organize field trip days!
In Oklahoma, these co-ops can spice up your homeschool with interesting classes and clubs often taught by the other homeschool parent members.
Oklahoma Homeschool Support Groups
Homeschooling in Oklahoma is easier with a cup of tea and a support group by your side. Time4Learning has compiled a helpful list of homeschool support groups from all around the Sooner State. Is it a rainy day or a sick day? No worries! Help is at your fingertips around the clock in our Oklahoma Parents Forum.
Begin your search for a nearby support group here:
Oklahoma Homeschool Co-ops
Homeschool co-ops provide a unique type of support for homeschooling families. Many offer both classes and clubs which can act as class credit or as a supplement to your curriculum. Co-op classes are especially helpful to parents who may feel underqualified to teach particular subjects, specifically the higher level maths and sciences for their college-bound high schoolers. Also, your children will get to experience a variety of teaching styles, small-group projects, and classroom learning.
Oklahoma has one larger homeschool co-op located in the Tulsa area:
CEA was created in 1994 and strives to provide Tulsa area homeschoolers with a well-rounded education. CEA’s mission is “to provide limited classroom instruction to homeschool students, helping parents provide an excellent academic foundation for their children.” The school immerses students in core subject matter-Bible, language arts, mathematics, science, and history-based on Biblical principles.
Prior to admission, parents are requested to accept CEA’s statement of faith and encouraged to work together with teachers and staff for the benefit of all students.
CEA offers field trips, socials, opportunities for service work, and aims to help students develop healthy friendships while growing closer to God and serving others.
Elementary students attend 2 – 3 days a week and middle schoolers attend 3 days a week. High school students follow the Principle Approach to learning—research, record, reason, and relate. High schoolers are encouraged to join CEA’s Key Club, a student led organization created to help teens learn initiative, leadership, and citizenship skills.
Benefits of Joining a Homeschool Group or Co-op
Being responsible for your children’s education is no small feat—you’ll no doubt have questions, concerns, and challenges along the journey. This is when you need the support and affirmation only a fellow homeschool parent can offer.
There are countless benefits to being a member of a homeschool support group or co-op. Mostly these groups provide regular opportunities for parents and children to meet and bond with fellow homeschooling families. Here are just a few of the myriad of benefits:
- A supportive atmosphere for developing friendships with fellow homeschoolers
- Insights from veteran homeschoolers
- Curriculum exchanges and reviews
- Group activities, field trips, and academic fairs
- Affirmation that your decision to homeschool is the right choice for your family
Additional Resources for Homeschooling in Oklahoma
Have other questions about homeschooling in Oklahoma? You may find the following pages helpful.
- Homeschooling in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Homeschooling Laws
- Oklahoma Homeschool Associations
- Homeschool Field Trips in Oklahoma
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