FAQ – Support and Socialization

How can I contact experienced homeschool parents?

The best way to connect with other homeschooling families is through local or online homeschool groups. You can find a list of local, regional, and online groups in Virginia Homeschool Groups. This may feel intimidating at first, but there are a great many homeschooling families in Virginia who will be able to direct you to groups, resources, classes, and opportunities for homeschooled students and their parents.

Remember homeschooling families are a cross-section of the population so homeschool groups are also. If one group does not feel like a good match for your family, try a different one.

How do I know which group is right for me?

There are two basic types of homeschool support groups: general, and those with a specific focus. Within these, there are myriad variations. Understanding the variety can help you find the one that is right for you. Visit here for more information.

How can I be sure my children will be well socialized?

For some families, socialization is the primary reason for homeschooling. Many families find that positive socialization is a natural byproduct of homeschooling. Homeschooled children socialize through clubs, park days, activities, field trips, picnics, cooperative ventures, dance classes, scouts, church groups, sports, volunteering, and their friends can rank in age from babies to the elderly.

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is a non-profit public charity with 501(c)(3) status; your donation is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. A financial statement is available from the Virginia Division of Consumer Affairs upon request.

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