Encouragement and Support for Homeschooling Families in Woodbridge, Virginia and the Surrounding Areas Encouragement and Support for Homeschooling Families in Woodbridge, Virginia and the Surrounding Areas
 

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Donna Young started this web site in 1998. She was teaching her children at home, had bought a new internet capable computer, and decided to put her homeschool and household files online. Aside from a few donated files, Donna makes all the content for donnayoung.org using several programs such as drawing programs and word processors. Most of all, this website is a place on the internet from where you may print homeschool planners, household planners, Calendars, handwriting lessons, printable worksheets or papers for several subjects. DonnaYoung.org has grown over the years and continues to grow. Meanwhile, Donna's children have graduated from home school and life goes on.
Homeschool Support Organizations - National, State, and Local
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
This organization provides a wealth of legal information pertaining to homeschooling. It also provides advise and services to members involved in homeschool-related legal disputes.
Homeschool Support Organizations - National, State, and Local
Home Educators Association of Virginia
Home Educators Association of Virginia is a member-supported, statewide, 501(c)3 non-profit homeschool association. Since 1983, HEAV has successfully worked to promote and protect home education in Virginia by working with the Department of Education and legislators, having a presence during the General Assembly sessions, and providing up-to-date information to homeschooling families, the media, and officials. HEAV, coming from a Biblical worldview, serves all homeschoolers—regardless of religious or philosophical beliefs. Membership is, and always has been, open to all. With a full-time office staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, we’re ready to answer your questions, offer support, and serve your needs year-round—just give us a call (804-278-9200) or send us an e-mail.
Homeschool Support Organizations - National, State, and Local
Home Organization of Parent Educators
HOPE is a homeschool support organization in the western part of Prince William County. They sponsor an annual science fair which is open to all area homeschool families.
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Classical Conversations
Classical Conversations' mission is "to know God and make Him known" through classical, Christian homeschool education. Classical Conversations has communities which meet for classes once a week throughout the area. See website for details and contact information.
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Sonlight
Sonlight is a uses a literature-based, Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling. Yearly programs are available for pre-K through 12th grade.
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Amanda Bennett Unit Studies
Amanda Bennett Unit studies are internet linked and cover a myriad of topics from American history to sports. They are inexpensive and can be downloaded for instant use.
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Horizons Math
Horizons Math is published by Alpha Omega Publications. It is a "spiral" math curriculum, and the consumable workbooks are brightly colored.
Co-ops and classes in the Woodbridge/Prince William Co. area
Capital Baptist Co-op - Thursday program
Capital Baptist Co-op in Annandale offers once-a-week classes and enrichment opportunities for homeschooled children ages six and up.
Co-ops and classes in the Woodbridge/Prince William Co. area
Capital Baptist Co-op - Tuesday program
Capital Baptist Co-op in Annandale offers once-a-week classes and enrichment opportunities for homeschooled children ages six and up.
Co-ops and classes in the Woodbridge/Prince William Co. area
Covenant Christian Co-op
CCC meets at Occoquan Bible Church in the Woodbridge/Lake Ridge area. It offers classes for various ages. Parents serve in various capacities, and class options change from year to year.
Co-ops and classes in the Woodbridge/Prince William Co. area
Classical Conversations
Classical Conversations' mission is "to know God and make Him known" through classical, Christian homeschool education. Classical Conversations has communities which meet for classes once a week throughout the area. See website for details and contact information.
Homeschool Support Organizations - National, State, and Local
Lumen Christi Catholic Homeschool Group
In recognizing God’s gift of the Universal Church, Lumen Christi serves Catholic homeschooling families in the Woodbridge area. We are an all-volunteer group of families who provide support to each other through fellowship, encouragement, mentoring (parents and children), positive social interaction for children through various clubs and fun activities, and opportunities for enrichment of family life through liturgical and other celebrations.
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Northern Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association
The NVHAA Centurions was established to provide middle and high school young men and women (ages 12-18) who are either homeschooled or otherwise do not have the opportunity, the chance to play competitive high school sports in a Christian environment. The NVHAA is a Christ-centered organization that seeks to glorify God (Colossians 3:23) and strengthen the participants Christian values in the context of learning and playing high school sports. Teams include those in football, wrestling, cheerleading, volleyball, track, and basketball.
Co-ops and classes in the Woodbridge/Prince William Co. area
CHESS Homeschool Enrichment Classes
Our vision at CHESS is to help parents homeschool through high school by providing classes that enrich students’ lives, develop their abilities, and challenge them to explore their life’s purpose. CHESS is available to students in seventh through twelfth grade. CHESS provides courses that enrich the homeschool. Students benefit from working among their peers in a personal, small-group environment that encourages excellence, led by experienced, homeschool-friendly teachers who evaluate their work and challenge them to think. CHESS helps parents homeschool through high school by offering courses such as foreign language, lab science and writing, as well as subjects that flourish in a group environment. We also offer college-level courses at the high school pace, which allow students time for mastery of the material. CHESS helps students prepare for higher education and develop skills for life.
Homeschool Support Organizations - National, State, and Local
Organization of Virgina Homeschoolers
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers (VaHomeschoolers) is an independent, non-profit, member-driven, statewide organization. We are committed to providing homeschooling support to our members, as well as accurate information about homeschooling to Virginia’s families, school divisions, legislators and policymakers, the media, and the community at large. VaHomeschoolers appreciates that homeschooling families are diverse in their beliefs and backgrounds, but united in loving their children, valuing their children’s education, and treasuring their freedom to homeschool. For this reason, VaHomeschoolers is an inclusive organization and is neutral in matters of politics and religion.
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Silver Eagle Stables
Silver Eagle Stables offers homeschool horeseback lessons every Thursday morning throughout the Prince William County school year. The Silver Eagle Stable and its instructors are available for area home school children to satisfy requirements for outdoor activities. Our instructors will focus on multiple riding styles and will be ready to tailor a riding program for each student. Students please pack a lunch.
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Majest Tae Kwon Do
Majest Montclair offers a wonderful homeschool TKD class throughout the school year each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:20. Homeschool class students may train with the regular classes during the summer. For more information, email Brooke at [email protected] or call 703-897-8900.
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Fairfax Homeschool Athletic Association
Fairfax Homeschool Athletic Association seeks to glorify Jesus Christ by serving homeschool athletes and families through competitive sports. It offers teams in baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, track, flag football, and cross-country. See their webpage for contact information.
Co-ops and classes in the Woodbridge/Prince William Co. area
Logos Classical Academy
Logos Classical Academy is a 5-day a week academic program for homeschooled students in the Lorton/Woodbridge area. We offer a classical Christian curriculum to support parents who are homeschooling their children. We are now enrolling students of our in-person program beginning in August 2021.
Co-ops and classes in the Woodbridge/Prince William Co. area
QUEST Homeschool Co-op
QUEST Homeschool Co-op is a newly-forming, Christian-led community that seeks to support one another on the academic and spiritual journey we call homeschooling. Our name stands for the steps along that journey that guide children toward a growing faith: Question, Understand, Examine, Search, and Trust. ("...but test everything; hold fast what is good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21) QUEST's founding moms are homeschool and co-op veterans with children between the ages of 7 and 16. Our desire is to link up with other Woodbridge, VA area families who are looking for a Christian co-op experience for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Classes run from September through early May and meet on Thursday mornings at One Word Community Church in eastern Woodbridge. Moms are required to teach or assist in the classroom. Class offerings depend on what moms offer to teach. Contact: [email protected]
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Woodbridge Homeschool Band
Would you like to enroll your children in a homeschool band? If so, here is some background information about the Woodbridge Homeschool Band. The Woodbridge Homeschool Band (WHB) has been in existence for 20+ years and has had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of students. Although most of our students do not choose music as a career path, some of our WHB alumni have pursued music at some of the most prestigious schools in the country including the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, the Curtis Institute, James Madison University, the University of Mary Washington, Bob Jones University, The University of Washington, Bard College, and others. One of our former students has just received her Doctorate in clarinet performance from the University of Washington; another has been selected as an oboist in the Cincinnati Symphony; and a third former WHB student recently graduated from James Madison University in Music Education. Without the Woodbridge Homeschool Band, they probably would not have had the opportunity to study music or to have music as a career choice. The Woodbridge Homeschool Band meets each Monday afternoon at Dale City Baptist in Woodbridge, Virginia. In the past we have offered beginning band, intermediate band, and advanced band. Covid-19 is having an impact on our offerings, and the 2021-22 band opportunities will depend on fall enrollment. Contingent on parent/student interest, it is our intent to begin Homeschool Band in late August at Dale City Baptist Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. As Covid-19 has and is having an impact on our daily lives; it is necessary to implement the following requirements to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Statistics indicate that Covid-19 and its variants are increasing throughout the United States, primarily among the unvaccinated. Due to this increase in infections and the current unavailability of vaccinations for students younger than 12 years of age, only students 12 years and older will be eligible to participate in Homeschool Band at this time, and all students and staff must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This current requirement is to protect the staff and the students from transmitting this virus to each other. When Covid-19 and its variants are under control, these requirements will be reassessed. Please respond immediately if you wish to participate in Woodbridge Homeschool Band under these requirements. I look forward to hearing from you not later than August 1st in order to plan appropriately. If interested, or if you have questions, please contact me at the email address below and I will provide you with further information. NOTE: For those who are currently unvaccinated, when and if your children’s vaccine status changes they are welcome to join the Woodbridge Homeschool Band at any time. Zuill Bailey, Ed.D. Director Email: [email protected]