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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. 



Can you offer accommodations for my child's learning/social needs? 


RHC includes diverse students, including those who identify as neurodivergent.  Please note RHC is not a support service and does not hire support workers.  Parents and caregivers are responsible for providing support and scaffolding for their young person's learning, emotional, social, and sensory needs. We recommend that families explore areas of needed support and accommodations with facilitators and other community members, both in and out of class/group settings.




What sort of classes, clubs, and activities are offered?


The collective organizes classes and clubs based on the community's needs and interests, with a mixture of middle/high school academics, interested-led projects, and exploratory/enrichment courses. Any member is welcome to start a club based on their interests. Clubs may be adult or youth-led. A few of the clubs are banned books, Adult Love Novel club, D&D, and Cosplay.  Please check out this link to see some of our previous offerings:

Previous Offerings



What social offerings are there at RHC?


RHC organizes meetups, field trips, festive days, and other social opportunities throughout the year such as: 

Theme Days

Apple picking 

go-carts and putt-putt

swimming parties and beach days

Nerf games

Not-back-to-school picnics

Pi Day- Pie Potluck

movie nights

nature walks 

escape rooms

roller skating

rope challenge course


Group Trick or Treating

Class Expo Days

Virginia Science Mueusum 

Washington DC



What are my responsibilities as a member?


Please read through our Member's Responsibilities and Policies here POLICIES


Am I required to facilitate a class or volunteer in order to participate? 


Parents are not required to facilitate or organize activities, however, it is highly encouraged. Families of the collective will be expected to complete 6hrs of community service per semester. Community service signups include supervision, morning set up, end-of-day cleaning and closing, and special events.


I'm interested in joining, what do I need to do next? 


There are a few steps to joining RHC:

Step 1: Submit an application. After we've had time to review your application we will contact you to set up a Zoom call with a few of our members to discuss RHC in detail.

Step 2: Show proof of  your Covid19 vaccination and  your family will be invited to attend an in-person Meet & Greet to make sure you feel we are the right fit for your family (at least one in-person meet and greet is required)

Step 3: Pay the community contribution, and then your family will have access to class registration, meet-ups, field trips, clubs, and other activities.