Area Groups
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Upstate Support Groups & Co-ops
Anderson Homeschool Support
Rachel Cockrell
Serves homeschoolers in Anderson, SC.

Blessed Angels Homeschool Co-Op

Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Greenville
Small co-op with weekly classes, sports, girl scouts, religious education and field trips. Serves the Simpsonville, Fountain Inn and Greenville areas.

Christian Home Educators of Easley (CHEE)
Kristi Brooks
Christian co-op conducting weekly classes as well as field trips and events for members in the Powdersville, Easley, Piedmont, and Anderson areas.

Christian Home Educators of Laurens County (CHELC)
Laurens County, SC
Helen Tarver
Serves members in Laurens County.

Greenville County, SC
Inclusive, non-directed group which serves members in the greater Greenville area. Members plan activities, fieldtrips, co-operative classes, park days, mom's night out, etc.

Easley Home Educators
Easley, SC
Rose Mackey
Serves homeschoolers in the Easley area.

Family TOUCH
Greenville, SC
Serving Christian homeschoolers in Greenville and surrounding counties with activities, monthly field trips, park days, Mom's Night Out, and more!

Fellowship of Christian Homeschoolers (FCH)
Upstate, Greater Greenville
Connie Jarrett
Parent-led Christian support group for homeschoolers in the greater Greenville area. Offers many activities and fieldtrips.

Blacksburg, Gaffney, Grover, Clover and Bowling Green in SC; Cleveland and Gaston counties in NC
Cheryl Vagnozzi
Support and fellowship for homeschoolers in the NC/SC areas listed above. Open to all homeschool families regardless of race, religion, homeschooling or parenting styles.

HOPES (Homeschooling Our Precious Exceptional Children)
Greenville, SC
Mary Rees - 864.834.0264
Janet Dib - 864.297.0952
Serves families homeschooling children with special needs, monthly meetings for parents, usually with a speaker addressing a topic of interest.

Legacy Homeschool Cooperative
Cherokee County, SC
A Christian-based learning co-op serving homeschoolers in Cherokee County, SC.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Greater Greenville, SC
Emily Paluszak
Serves Catholic homeschoolers in the Greater Greenville area, based at St. Mary's Catholic Church, under the spiritual direction of Fr. Jay Scott Newman. Mom's outings, weekly playgroups and activities, field trips, e-mail group, special events.

Tri-County Home Educators (TCHE)
Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson Counties, SC
Christian home educators serving Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson counties.

United Christian Homeschoolers of the Upstate (UCHU)
Spartanburg SC
UCHU is a Homeschool Support Group designed for Christian families who live in Spartanburg, Polk County, and Tryon and surrounding areas of the Carolinas. We support each other through prayer, a discussion board, classes, events and field trips.

Upstate Field Trip Friends
Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, and Greenville Counties
Melissa Simmons-Cox and Amy Sinclair
Upstate Field Trip Friends is a facebook-based, non-profit, inclusive group for homeschooling families in the Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, and Greenville areas. Comprised of over 190+ families, our group warmly welcomes and values participation from homeschoolers of different faiths, religions, (or lack of same), politics, races, ethnicities, family composition, sexual orientation, diets, vaccination status, abilities or disabilities, and home education styles. Join us for field trips, classes, park days, mom's night out, playdates, and more.

Upstate Homeschoolers Unlimited (UHU)
Upstate SC
Marie Dowis
Inclusive group serving upstate homeschoolers with diverse backgrounds.

Upstate Homeschool FRIENDS
Laurens, Greenwood, Newberry, SC, and surrounding areas
We support homeschoolers in Laurens County and surrounding areas. Please join us for field trips, park days, mom's night out, craft days and more!

Upstate South Carolina Area Secular Unschoolers
Upstate SC
Kelly McAlister
Serves homeschoolers currently unschooling or thinking about unschooling in the upstate area. They have no religious affiliation, and everyone is welcome. It is a place to make new friends, ask questions, and set up park days and field trips, and more.

Upstate SC Tween and Teen Homeschoolers
Kelly McAlister
An inclusive group serving middle and high school homeschoolers in Upstate SC to meet other kids their age. This group is inclusive.

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