Whatcom Homeschool Association is a network of over four hundred families supporting each other in the adventure of homeschooling in Whatcom County, the northwest corner of Washington State. The independent spirit of homeschool families coupled with a twenty-five-year-old support group combine with positive community relations to provide a richness of learning opportunities.
Homeschooling in Whatcom County has many faces. It looks like children in the woods exploring the wonder of the natural world, kids sitting around the kitchen table pouring through lessons, young people working alongside a parent on a project, and a family in their living room listening to a book being read aloud.
Officially, homeschooling is parents taking direct, active responsibility for the education of their children. To assure their children the widest variety of learning experiences, homeschooling parents may incorporate community classes, tutors,
on average, homeschooled students perform at least one grade level higher than public school students in the elementary years, and as much as four grade levels higher in the teen years. Homeschoolers in Washington State proceed to colleges, universities, community colleges, and career employment with outstanding success, usually without a state-approved high school diploma.
Whatcom Homeschool Association exists to support parents taking responsibility for the education of their children. Whatcom Homeschool Association is operated completely by volunteers who want to see families grow closer through learning together. If you would like more information about Whatcom Homeschool Association, please email us.
apprenticeships, volunteering, and public school classes, extra-curricular activities (e.g. fine arts and sports), and ancillary services (e.g. speech therapy).
Each family exercises creativity and ingenuity to find the learning method and resources that work best for them, sharing their discoveries with others along the way. The strength of Whatcom