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Richmond Homeschool Collective

Cells
Cells
History
History
Middle school Science
Middle school Science
Curiosity Project
Curiosity Project
MacBeth
MacBeth
Teens
Teens
Life Science
Life Science
Exploring Richmond
Exploring Richmond
Little bits of art
Little bits of art
LiteBright Gallery Opening
LiteBright Gallery Opening
World Geography
World Geography
Art in the community
Art in the community
Public speaking
Public speaking
world history
world history
Dances
Dances
Senior Tea Party
Senior Tea Party
Richmond Cone Parade
Richmond Cone Parade
Tinker
Tinker
Nature Studies
Nature Studies
Puppets for Protest
Puppets for Protest
Cosplay club
Cosplay club
Earth Science
Earth Science
Pajama Day
Pajama Day
Biology
Biology
Art
Art
Field trip
Field trip
Teens
Teens
STEAM
STEAM
Exploring Math
Exploring Math
Card Exchange
Card Exchange
Free Play
Free Play
Art
Art
Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Ceremony
Pinball meetup
Pinball meetup
Curiosity Project
Curiosity Project
Teen Led Yard sale Fundraiser
Teen Led Yard sale Fundraiser
Experiments
Experiments
Ecology Trip
Ecology Trip
movie night
movie night
Curiosity Project
Curiosity Project
Interest Led Projects
Interest Led Projects
Brain Terrain
Brain Terrain
Herpetology
Herpetology
Interest Led Projects
Interest Led Projects
Pi Day Potluck
Pi Day Potluck

MISSION

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

Our History

Our History

The Richmond Homeschool Collective started in a coffee shop as a weekly teen meet-up with board games, lattes, and laughter. The attending families discovered they shared a desire for a secular homeschool community with a focus on progressive ideals, a safe and affirming environment for their teens to explore their identity, and the freedom and flexibility to direct their own education. The families found the answer in themselves, each contributing to the collective vision.  RHC conversations started around a table at the same cafe with roughly 15 families, and after months of discussion and consensus, RHC welcomed its first official members in October 2019.


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. RHC does not operate from a religious worldview. Member families come from many different backgrounds and may practice a variety of religious or spiritual traditions or none at all.

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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We support class facilitators by creating a course schedule within the available space and times of our rental. The class 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.

How much does it cost to participate?  

Family Contribution 

RHC provides a sliding scale for the per-family community contribution.  The contribution covers the cost of rent and other administrative fees. The sustainable vary depending on number of families. 

Class Fees 

 Fees for classes and clubs are set by the individual instructor, ranging from $25-$250 per semester.  Many class facilitators offer payment plans, sibling discounts, and their own tiered payments.