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Whether you are a new or retired homeschooler, a veteran of 20 years, or even a grandparent, you are invited to join HEAV to help protect and promote homeschooling freedoms in Virginia. 

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*Check your email for your password, or call the office at 804-278-9200.

Why Join HEAV? Because. . .

. . . we must stand together

to protect the hard-won homeschool rights we have today. HEAV is your voice in the legislature, providing up-to-date information and knowledgeable representation at the General Assembly and with the Department of Education.

. . . you don’t have time to read through 6000 pages

of legal documents each year. HEAV monitors legislative activity, pursues legislation that benefits homeschoolers, and fights proposals that would restrict your freedom to educate your children.

. . . you need to know you’re not alone

on this wonderful, wacky, and blessed journey of homeschooling. You are part of a community that encourages and helps one other, and you have someone to call for accurate information.

. . . we’re stronger together.

Your membership dollars and donations help to equip and encourage thousands of homeschool families.

Choose the annual membership level that suits YOU!

Freedom Friend

$ 45 per year
  • Teacher ID Cards
  • Earlybird Event Discounts
  • Discounts & Freebies
  • $15 off HSLDA Membership

Freedom Defender

$ 150 per year
  • Everything Friends Get, PLUS
  • Beginner Bundle
  • Success Seminar Series
  • Virginia Homeschool Manual (digital)

Freedom Superhero

$ 300 per year
  • Everything Defenders Get, PLUS
  • Free Convention
  • LLL All-Access Pass
  • High School Transcript
Best Value

Want a lifetime of FREE conventions? Ready to make the ultimate HEAV commitment? Find out more about HEAV lifetime membership!

Benefits at a Glance

←Your Member Benefits

Each member level offers its own unique benefits, and your membership support at EVERY level gives you the knowledge that you are helping to equip and encourage homeschoolers across the Commonwealth and to keep homeschooling free in Virginia!

Your membership helps provide:

  • This ever-expanding website, which is a treasure trove of information and encouragement for Virginia homeschool families;
  • An improved and expanded FREE quarterly magazine, The Virginia Home Educator;
  • A FREE weekly e-newsletter, the Virginia Homeschool Update, filled with the latest announcements, resources, and events available to Virginia homeschoolers;
  • Full-time, knowledgeable office staff who are on hand five days a week to answer questions and offer encouragement and advice via phone and e-mail;
  • Curriculum counselors with many years of experience who help beginning and veteran homeschool parents wade through the myriad curricula choices to find what’s best for their family;
  • A beautiful and functional office space with a resource center and a seminar facility;
  • In-house Homeschooling Success Seminars for beginners and veteran homeschoolers on a variety of topics;
  • An experienced lobbyist, bill reader, and legislative advisor, who all work to promote and protect our homeschool freedoms.
  • The HEAV Legislative Update, a FREE e-newsletter that covers local, state, and national homeschool issues, legislative information during the General Assembly session, and up-to-date information from the Virginia Department of Education;
  • Day at the Capitol, a one-day event where homeschooling families meet their legislators, learn about Virginia’s government, and observe the legislative process at work;
  • Various Homeschool Days at different museums throughout the year and at the State Fair each October;
  • Seminars and leadership luncheons for local support group leaders;
  • The Virginia Homeschool Manual, our 1007-page comprehensive reference on home education in Virginia;
  • One of the largest homeschool conventions in the country, a gigantic used-curriculum sale, and a statewide graduation ceremony;
  • And more! 

As an HEAV member, you will automatically receive registration discounts up to $15 on the Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention, as well as a discount on HEAV’s graduation and discounts on other HEAV events when you give your membership number.

We highly recommend that homeschooling families join HSLDA. Even if you never experience legal trouble yourself, your HSLDA membership will help enable other homeschooling families to get the legal help they need and will help defend our right to homeschool. You’ll also have a staff of knowledgeable experts on hand to answer all your legal questions.

When you join HSLD as an HEAV member, you save $15 when you enter the HEAV discount group number found on your HEAV membership card!

When you join HEAV, you receive a printed, teacher identification card that may be presented to various businesses that offer discounts to Virginia homeschoolers!

Members receive a 10% discount on most HEAV resources, includingThe Virginia Homeschool Manual

Members receive a monthly message from the HEAV president, along with a special download gift, selected especially for you.

When you join HEAV, you receive a printed, teacher identification card that may be presented to various businesses that offer discounts to students and teachers. Here is a list of businesses that have extended teacher discounts to Virginia homeschoolers.

*This list is only a reference guide. Details and participation requirements are subject to change at the store’s discretion. If you have confirmed information about a company that offers educator discounts to homeschool parents, please e-mail

AOP features award-winning curriculum like Horizons, LIFEPAC, and Monarch online curriculum. See for yourself why parents and students have loved learning with AOP for more than 40 years. Best of all, as an HEAV family, you can always save 20%.

Get one free month to test out Heroic Life Discipleship! Be equipped with biblical curriculum and training to disciple your children to know Christ, live in joy, and grow in passion for God’s Glory.

This bright, fun learning bundle includes nine themed games and activities geared for early kindergarten and elementary students. The topics covered include counting, simple addition, early phonics, CVC words, and more.

This $30 bundle is yours FREE from Little Learning Lovies!

Perform with a world-class choir locally and abroad–HEAV members get a $35 discount Geared for students ages 8 and up, choristers learn to read music and experience a broad range of choral literature including classics, premieres of new music, jazz, spirituals, gospel, musical theater, opera, folk, and world music. 

HEAV members receive a different downloadable science experiment each quarter from Easy Peasy Science Fair! A new download or gift will be available in October, December, March, and June. is the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine that now offers more than 350 online and downloadable courses for students in preschool through high school. Their courses cover academic subjects from math and language arts to music and computer programming, and so many others.

Try SchoolhouseTeachers FREE for three months. Then, after your free trial ends, you can continue for just 12.95/month (regularly $19.95/month) or $129/year (regularly $179/year).

HEAV members get FREE $250 SAT/ACT Test Prep Courses through! The eKnowledge Donation Project—supported by 250 partners—is in its 11th year assisting Students and Families. The Project waives the complete $350 or $1,500 course price for the SAT or ACT Prep Programs. The student pays only the cost to deliver the program: between $19.99 and $49.99 for ALL SAT/ACT Prep cost of materials, support, shipping, and streaming. All fees are reinvested in the program and no profit is generated. 

Download the flyer here.

In the news: The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Prep Program recently selected by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) as their official SAT/ACT Prep course for all 19,500 member high schools and 12 million students.

HEAV members save $7.95 (40%) off the $19.95 subscription price of Creation Illustrated.

Visit Everyday Homemaking to view and purchase the Home Education 101 series.

You’ll receive Action Alerts, Legislative updates, the quarterly Virginia Home Educator magazine and the Virginia Homeschool Update, a weekly newsletter filled with the latest news, resources, and events for Virginia homeschoolers. Be sure to tell your friends!

($125+ value)

HEAV Member Benefit

HEAV members are entitled one free classified ad in the Virginia Home Educator magazine each year.  Freedom Friends get a free, 50-word text classified ad; Freedom Defenders and Superheros get a free banner classified ad!

To submit your ad, contact Submission deadlines: Spring (December 15), Summer (March 15), Fall (June 15), Winter (September 15). Submit early to make sure space is available. Please send your ad and member number to Kathleen at

($20 value)

(Freedom Defender and Freedom Superhero Only)

Get our brand-new Homeschool Beginner Bundle (regularly $20)! The Bundle includes

  • 4 MP3s
  • a 52-page booklet
  • printables
  • and more!

($30 value)

(Freedom Defender and Freedom Superhero Only)
Three, one-hour webinars by Yvonne Bunn will provide all the information you need to comply with the law, plan and prepare, deal with special situations, and more.

($29 Value)

(Freedom Defender and Freedom Superhero Only)
This comprehensive guide contains almost 1,000 pages packed with information, articles, forms, and helpful charts. This easy-to-use reference guide is downloadable by chapters and includes all the basics on how to begin, as well as topics like choosing curricula, learning styles, gifted education, apprenticeships, college at home, and a LOT more!

*one per membership year ($35 value)

(Freedom Superhero Only)
With your Superhero membership, you will have receive one original transcript–FREE.

$497.97 value

With your Superhero membership, you will have access to EVERYTHING in the Little Learning Lovies, completely free, for the term of your HEAV membership. Little Learning Lovies has been around since 2009 providing high-quality printables for teachers of all kinds to use with their students!
Access your LLL All-Access Pass here.

*One per membership year ($109 value)

^ – Defender and Superhero Only

*  – Superhero Only