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Home Schooling in Pittsburgh

Considering homeschooling your children in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County or surrounding southwestern Pennsylvania communities? Learn about Pennsylvania laws and policies which govern homeschooling, find support groups and resources for homeschooled children, and explore lesson plans, Internet classes and other homeschooling resources.
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C-MITES Enrichment Program
The Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students Programs offers weekend and summer classes for academically talented students in grades K-9, above-level testing for third through sixth graders and information sessions for parents. Another great option for homeschoolers!

North Hills Christian Homeschoolers
An organization of Christians in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who are personally committed to the home education of their children. Learn about the benefits of membership and browse area resources of interest to homeschoolers.

North Pittsburgh Homeschool Enrichment Program
The North Pittsburgh Homeschool Enrichment Program (NPHEP) is a cooperative of homeschooling families open to all Pennsylvania families with at least one child homeschooling under the PA homeschool law or registered in a PA cyber school. They offer weekly enrichment classes.

PA Dept. of Education - Home Education and Private Tutoring
Get answers to frequently asked homeschooling questions, learn about state-accepted tests for homeschoolers and recognized home education organizations, and download copies of academic standards.

PA Learners Regional Cyber Charter School
Sponsored by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit of Allegheny County, this cyber charter school offers the Passkey (Prescriptive Learning for Individual Needs) curriculum in all grades (kindergarten through 12) or, alternatively, Calvert School (K-3), Compass Learning (4-8) and Class.com (9-12).

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
Used as a learning tool by many Pennsylvania homeschoolers, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School provides free classes and study to children of Pennsylvania families. This accredited school provides students in grades K-12 with online instruction, virtual classrooms, and online or on-campus dual credit college courses. They even offer optional field trips!

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency
This state-wide homeschool membership organization helps homeschooling families comply with Pennsylvania law and is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide legitimate diplomas to graduates of Pennsylvania home education programs.

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers
For-profit agency offers achievement testing, online AP and test preparation classes, evaluators and materials for homeschooled students in Pennsylvania. They also operate a message board, calendar and newsletter for homeschoolers and their parents.

Pennsylvania's Home Education Law - Act 169
In December 1988, Pennsylvania's first homeschooling bill was signed into law. Known as 169, Pennsylvania's home education law governs policies and procedures for Pennsylvania parents who wish to have their children schooled at home.

Pittsburgh Airport Area Homeschoolers
Private member support group provides fellowship, parent support and organized group events for Christian home schooling families living in the airport area. Lots of good information for homeschooling families.

Pittsburgh East Suburban Homeschoolers' Association
Almost 100 families belong to this Pittsburgh area homeschool support group which represents about 25 school districts in Pittsburgh's east suburbs. Learn about its activities and programs, and the benefits of membership.

Presidential Sports Fitness Awards
This Presidential fitness program challenges Americans to earn awards through active and regular participation (not performance) in sports and fitness activities. All you have to do is log your physical activity to earn points toward awards. A great way to promote fitness and exercise in homeschooled children.

Sewickley YMCA Classes for Homeschoolers
The YMCA in Sewickley dedicates Mondays to homeschoolers with a variety of physical education and aquatics classes available.

Southwestern PA Home Education Network
This local chapter of the Pennsylvania Home Education Network covers Allegheny, Armstrong, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Western Indiana and Westmoreland Counties.

Special Needs Homeschoolers of Western PA
Support group of parents committed to the home education of their special needs child serves as an informational exchange and resource for special needs and homeschooling in western Pennsylvania.

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