This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topicsand the answers!

Q. Now that I’ve decided to homeschool, what is the best way to get my questions answered, connect with other homeschoolers, and find out about homeschool events?

A. It’s important to connect with other homeschoolers, not only to know what’s going on, but also to be encouraged. I suggest you sign up for HEAV’s FREE weekly e-mail Updates and HEAV’s quarterly magazine. We’ll keep you posted about upcoming homeschool events, museum homeschool days, the latest legislative information, and other important homeschool news. You’ll be encouraged by helpful articles and great resources, and will enjoy links to many homeschool friendly websites. It’s easy to sign up–and it’s FREE!

Local support groups offer many opportunities for parents to develop friendships with like-minded families, as well as for students to participate in co-op activities, sports, science fairs, art shows, and clubs. Here’s a list of 200+ support groups in different parts of the state.

To get your specific questions answered and learn what you REALLY need to know to homeschool from kindergarten to high school, join us at one of our Homeschool Success Seminars. These practical, information-filled seminars will give you tools for a successful homeschool year. You can even do an entire How-to-Begin Homeschooling Success Seminar online from the comfort of your own home–any time of the day or night!

We want you to get off to a good, strong start. HEAV is here to support you and help you be successful. Please call our office at 804-278-9200 or e-mail your questions to if we can help you with your curriculum choices, the homeschool law, or other homeschool questions.

Wishing you much success!