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.
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.
– FACEBOOK GROUPS –
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
Asbury School – Madison
Operating as a homeschool ministry of Asbury United Methodist Church, the school’s purpose is to inform and assist parents in homeschooling their children by providing support services and activities.
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.
Classical Conversations – Huntsville & North Alabama
Their purpose is to lead the home-centered education movement by equipping parents and students with the classical tools of learning needed to discover the order and beauty of God’s creation and to inspire others to do the same.
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.
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.
Wall Highway Christian Academy – Madison
Their mission is to offer support, encouragement, and accountability to home school families as they strive to raise and educate their children.
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.
Local Classes/Supplemental Courses
Artis Studio at Lowe Mill
Creative Learning Connection
Design by Hart Pottery Classes at Lowe Mill
Huntsville Art League at Lowe Mill
Huntsville Museum of Art: Museum Academy and HMA Homeschool Classes
Group music lessons for homeschoolers at Madison Band Supply
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.
Huntsville Homeschool Extension for Alabama Teens
HHEAT was founded in June 2005 out of a need for an open and welcoming group for any and all homeschooling families in the Huntsville area to meet and discuss regardless of ethnicity, faith, lifestyle or home-schooling style. The primary focus of the group is to provide social opportunities for teens and their families. The on-line goal is to have an open forum to discuss any subject pertinent to home-schooling with tolerance, dignity and respect. The off-line goal is to be able to gather and meet the social needs of our children through field trips, activities, parties, and seasonal gatherings.
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.
Tennesee Valley Homeschoolers
An all inclusive group of homeschooling families in the Tennessee Valley, TVHomeschoolers provides an avenue for homeschoolers give and receive support and information. Currently, the group offers a Mom’s Night once a month for both the North Alabama area as well as Southern Middle Tennessee, holiday parties, field trips, and any other activity proposed and planned by any of our members. All ideas are welcomed and all members are encouraged to plan as well as participate.
Looking for more topics about homeschooling, specifically in Huntsville & Madison County? See all the posts in this series HERE.