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Homeschooling Resources in Huntsville

Homeschooling Resources in Huntsville

Originally published in 2014, this guide to local homeschooling resources has been so popular that we have continued to add to it and update and refine the information contained below. If you are a family that has decided to homeschool or are considering that option in Huntsville and Madison County, AL, we hope you find this useful. If you know of a resource we have not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to add it here.


[themify_box color=”light-blue” icon=”announcement”]First things first – if you are just getting started homeschooling in Huntsville, we recommend you do that HERE, and bookmark this page for future reference.[/themify_box]

Online Homeschooling Resources

Alabama Homeschool Legislation – knowing all the laws & rules about homeschooling in this state is NOT an option! Be sure to educate yourself on a regular basis to updates and changes to state law.

Alabama Homeschooling – Maintained by Everest Academy out of Birmingham but offers information that covers the entire state of Alabama.

Educational Escapes – a program launched by the Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitor Bureau, this is a free field trip planning service for student/youth group leaders interested in curriculum-based, fun and exciting educational opportunities in north Alabama.

Rocket City Mom’s Homeschooling In Huntsville series – we’ve written about everything from getting started to socialization & curriculum. A must-read for homeschoolers in Madison County.

Leaping From the Box – well maintained master list of both state-wide and local-only cover schools in the state of Alabama.

HSVHomeschool Facebook Group
Huntsville Homeschool Used Curriculum Site Facebook Group
North Alabama Secular Homeschooling Facebook Group
Madison County Homeschoolers Facebook Group
Rocket City Homeschooling Info
Homeschool Without a Cover in Alabama

Cover Schools

Calvary School – Madison
Calvary is an umbrella that provides parents a legal avenue to homeschool their children in the State of Alabama. Calvary accepts homeschool students from all over the State of Alabama regardless of religion, culture or race.

Contemporary Education Academy – Huntsville
CE Academy combines this original American education process with current internet technology advances to provide a contemporary education.

Covenant Christian Academy – Huntsville
Motto: Equipping Parents in Educating their Children to Pursue their Godly Destiny

Life Christian Academy – Harvest
A Christ-centered environment for like-minded families that have chosen to home educate their children. A co-op option is available.

Dayspring Academy – Maplesville
Encourages and promotes Family-Based Learning as a time-honored way to ensure that children learn at their level taking into consideration their maturity levels and individual abilities and family styles.

Excalibur Christian School – Madison
A non-restrictive non-denominational cover school; requires a statement of faith

Franklin School – Huntsville
Cover school and co-op formed to provide families with a secure place to homeschool their children, regardless of religion, sex, race, or culture.

HOPE Christian Academy – Tony
Dedicated to encourage & support Parent Educators and to educating their children to love one another and their community following the example of Jesus Christ. Their private Facebook Group also has lots of general free info for homeschooling families.

Libertas Classical Community – Decatur
This non-profit, classical, Christian, homeschool-hybrid learning community located in Decatur, Alabama and offers academic and enrichment programs for K4-12th grade students one to two days per week.

LifeGate Academy – Madison
A cover school offering support for homeschooling families in their educational journey, as well as monthly social activities throughout the school year.

Lionheart Christian Academy – Athens
LCA partners with families and the community of Christian believers to provide an excellent education rooted in Biblical truth, so children grow in their knowledge of God and His creation, and respond in service to Him.

North Alabama Friends School  – Huntsville
A cover school that provides curriculum advice, yearly achievement tests, record keeping/transcripts, field trips, monthly/other activities, a library and a high school diploma program.

Truth and Freedom Homeschool Academy – Decatur
Believes that educating children is the responsibility of the parents, and obtaining a Christian education is an absolute necessity in our society.

Veritas Classical School – Huntsville
Veritas School offers homeschooling families a unique complement to their home study programs by providing one day per week of classroom instruction, with an emphasis on classical as well as traditional subjects taught from a distinctly Christian perspective.

Whitesburg Baptist Christian School – Huntsville
Whitesburg Baptist Christian School is dedicated to the support of families who have a conviction from God that He has called them to home school their children. It is established to provide the legal covering and educational guidance necessary to promote a thorough, Christ-centered education.

Support Groups

Huntsville Homeschool Group
Madison County Homeschoolers
Cullman Homeschoolers

Local Classes/Supplemental Courses


Artis Studio at Lowe Mill
Artistic Minds
Fantasy Playhouse
Design by Hart Pottery Classes at Lowe Mill
Huntsville Museum of Art: Museum Academy and HMA Homeschool Classes
Covenant Christian Academy Band
Play Create Discover
Group music lessons for homeschoolers at Madison Band Supply

Physical Education

Freedom Cowboys Football
Covenant Christian Academy
Play Create Discover
YMCA: Homeschool PE
Homeschool Bowling League
T&T Recreational Gymnastics
Variety of sports available in our Youth Sports Directory


Bricks 4 Kidz
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Much Is Expected
Huntsville STEAM Works
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Play Create Discover

History/Social Studies

Burritt On the Mountain
Earlyworks: Homeschool History Academy

Play Create Discover


Bricks 4 Kidz
Burritt on the Mountain: Homeschool Happenings
Competitive Edge Academic Learning Center
Huntsville Botanical Garden Homeschool Program
Play Create Discover Curriculum & Classes
Solomon’s Academy

Additional Resources

Alabama Homeschool Expo

The Homeschool Expo is a two-day event with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products where parents can review and purchase the latest curriculum, hear great speakers who give practical encouragement, and receive personalized help and answers to any question. The workshops emphasize the practical aspects of working with children in ways that will promote their educational, social and emotional growth. The expo typically takes place in late June and tickets run $20-$25 with advanced registration.

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Usually in early Fall, homeschool teachers can register for that school year’s Read to Succeed Program and earned tickets to Six Flags are mailed in early May. Every homeschool teacher must register as an individual family, even if you participated in the program previously as a homeschool co-op, organization or group. All homeschool teachers must register in order to participate in the program. Even when the program is closed, homeschool teachers can continue to use the many resources provided by Read to Succeed including lesson plans, activities and more.


[themify_box style=”lavender rounded” ]EDITOR’S NOTE: Our area’s homeschooling resources are vast and we’re bound to have missed a few here. Got a suggestion? Leave us a comment with the info and we’ll add it! Looking for more topics about homeschooling, specifically in Huntsville & Madison County? See all the posts in this series HERE. [/themify_box]


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  • Fantastic list! Just wanted so share that from what I could tell, The Cardinal School appears to be solely a private school and not a cover school. I looked through their website and didn’t see anything related to homeschooling. Did I miss something? Just wanted to point that out. Thanks so much and Happy New Year! ~ Kim

    • Thanks for the heads up Kim. I’ll do some detective work and look into that.

    • Thanks for the information Jamie! We’ve added it to the list.

  • Way Home Christian School is a homeschool cover that has been around for over 20 years. They serve all of north and central Alabama.

  • I’ve got two things to add!

    1. A new co-op is starting in the fall called Rocket City Co-op. Our facebook group is for more information. Here’s a quick description:

    Rocket City Co-Op is designed to be a parent-run co-op. Our goal is to have enrichment classes not based on any one curriculum. Each mom will be responsible to teach twice throughout the year. The topic taught is up to the mom, it can be anything! Classes will be divided into ages 4-6 (with the exception of some older 3 yr. olds), 7-10 and 10+. A parent-run nursery will also be provided for children 3 and younger. We see this co-op as an opportunity for our kids to learn things other than what we as individual families may do in our own homes. We also want it to be a community and source of friends. Field trips and Moms’ Nights Out also take place throughout the year!

    2. Our co-op will be located at a new homeschool resource on Jordan Lane in Huntsville called Play, Create, Discover which offers classes and curriculum & materials consignment. Their website is

    Thanks for compiling these resources!

  • This is a great resource. I am a leader with Trail Life USA and would like to reach out to our fellow homeschooling families. We home schooled five sons through CCA. They were in BSA and four are Eagle Scouts. I am sure you have heard of the changes in BSA and our family is no longer associated with BSA. How would we be able to have Trail Life USA listed on your site. We now have two troops in Madison County with others being planned.

    • Hi Mark – I’d love more information! Can you please send me links to swalker(at) Thank you!

  • Does anyone know of any co-ops for special needs teens (high spectrum autism to be more specific). I’m seeking socialization for my child with similar peers.

  • I currently am not a homeschooler, but have a few good books that I enjoyed while we did homeschool. I would like to sell them. Is there a site I can do this without joining Facebook? Thanks so much

    • Rocket City Consignment also takes school resources, but if you’re looking for an online site Facebook is your best bet. I’d say Craigslist but please do that safely. I always have meetups at police precincts.

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