MISSION

Richmond Homeschool Collective curates educational and social opportunities for homeschool families.  We are dedicated to providing a secular, inclusive, and intersectionality-driven homeschool community, which is LGBTQIA+ affirming, celebrates neurodiversity, and is actively anti-racist.

Our History

In 2018, a group of homeschooling families with younger teens began to gather once a week for social activities such as board games and park meet-ups. We began to share our concerns that no other homeschool groups centered on self-directed and interest-led learning opportunities for teens. We soon found ourselves dreaming up a community that embraced our teens' unique personalities, diverse learning needs, and perspectives, and supported families with more progressive views of education. RHC was born into this initial group of families and created to support teens, their younger siblings, and their parents through the middle and high school years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be inclusive secular? 

Richmond Homeschool Collective accepts and welcomes all families regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, or national origin. Our member families come from many different backgrounds and may practice a variety of religious traditions or none at all. We do not have a religious worldview, and our classes are taught using currently held scientific theories, based on empirical evidence.

What is RHC? 

RHC is a dynamically governed community of homeschool families curating opportunities for shared learned experiences and social activities. Parents who are members of the collective keep track of their children's courses and prepare their own transcripts. Families often share information and their personal experiences with one another about curriculum, transcript apps, college admission process, testing, and evaluations.  We collectively rent a space where members can gather one day each week. We support instructors/facilitators by creating a course schedule within the available space and times of our rental. The instructors/ facilitators are not employees of RHC. They are independent, set their own fees, and collect those fees from enrolled families.  Courses and clubs may change each term.

What classes are offered?

The collective organizes classes based on the community's needs, with a mixture of middle/high school academics, interested-led projects, and exploratory/enrichment courses.  Please check out this link to see some of our previous offerings:

Previous Offerings