Listed below are links to upper mid-west homeschool organizations*:
- APACHE - Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators
The mission of APACHE is to help parents excel in home educating their children from a Christian perspective by connecting homeschooling families with resources that equip, support, and encourage them in their efforts.
- ICHE - Illinois Christian Home Educators
ICHE is a not-for-profit Christian organization composed of families dedicated to the success of home education in Illinois.
- NICHE - Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators
The mission of NICHE is to provide Christ centered events, communication, and resources to better equip, inform, and encourage Iowa home educators to the glory of God!
- TPA - Teaching Parents Association
The Teaching Parents Association is a Christian organization networking new, current, and former homeschool families within the state of Kansas.
- MÂCHÉ - Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
MÂCHÉ (pronounced "Mah-shay") was formed in 1983 to encourage Christian families in the home education of their children. MÂCHÉ is a statewide, facilitating organization for all parents who have chosen to homeschool.
- MCHEC Minnesota Catholic Home Education
MCHEC is a non-profit organization that began in 1998 for the purpose of providing an annual conference to encourage and inspire homeschool parents in their mission as the primary educators of their children.
Listed below are links to groups which offer classroom learning opportunities for homeschoolers in Minnesota. Each offer open-enrollment, and is not a co-op or support group (there are too many of these for us to keep up-to-date with; please contact one of the state-wide organization listed above for information on these kinds of groups).
- CHAT - Christian Homeschool Academy
CHAT seeks to be an enhancement to the home education of Middle and High School students by offering classroom instruction in a variety of core and supplemental classes, all of which reflect a Christian worldview. CHAT serves the southwest Twin Cities area with classes in Eden Prairie.
- HERO - Home Educators Resource
Since 1996, HERO has been providing weekly learning activities and classes covering a wide variety of subjects for Preschool to 12th grade home educated students and teaching parents in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
- WEST - Wings Educational
Services for Teens
WEST sets the course for educational success through quality tutorial-based classroom instruction, from a Christian perspective, to home-educated students 5th-12th grades and PSEO students within a community setting. WEST meets Mondays and Tuesdays in Maple Grove & Wednesdays in Rogers (west of the Twin Cities).
- YEAH - Youth Educated at Home
YEAH was founded in 1988 to serve the specific needs of home educated students from 7th grade through graduation. YEAH is based in Minnesota with most of its membership in the areas in and around Minneapolis/St. Paul and western Wisconsin.
- CHAT - Christian Homeschool Academy of Tutoring
- GSLAHE - Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators
The purpose of the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators (GSLAHE) is to help equip and encourage parents as they seek to raise and educate their children. The GSLAHE organization was created to provide a conference that focuses on educational and family topics to the community, and to inform the community at large about home education.
- MPE - Midwest Parent Educators
MPE, which began in 1986 as "Johnson County Parent Educators (JCPE)", serves home educators in the greater Kansas City metro area, including many from Wyandotte, Miami, and Douglas counties in Kansas and from counties in and around Kansas City, Missouri.
- NCHEA - Nebraska Christian Home
NCHEA is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization founded in 1986 to encourage and support Christian families in the education of their children at home in accordance with Biblical principles and to support the rights of Christian parents to homeschool their children.
- NDHSA - North Dakota Home School Association
The purpose of NDHSA is to encourage and assist Christian families in North Dakota in the education of their children according to Biblical principles, and to provide to home educators and the general public information pertaining to the Biblical, academic and legal aspects of home education.
- SDCHE - South Dakota Christian Home Educators
SDCHE is a nonprofit, Christ-centered organization dedicated to serving home educators in South Dakota and in neighboring states. Its mission is to provide a covering, support, and encouragement for home educators, educate people about home schooling, provide opportunities for children's enrichment and growth through various activities, promote home schooling to the general public, and monitor legislative issues related to home schooling.
- SECHE - Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators
Sioux Empire (i.e., Sioux Falls, South Dakota) Christian Home Educators (SECHE) was officially started in August of 2002, with a goal of honoring our Lord Jesus Christ in all activities and to encourage families to home school in a manner that honors God.
* Please note that we do not necessarily endorse each of these organizations, but we have placed them here for your convenience.