MPE homeschool resourcesWe’ve compiled a list of helpful homeschool resources, both in the local Kansas City area and nationwide.

  • Opportunities / activities. Explore job and volunteer opportunities, summer activities, classes, competitions and contests, and more!
  • Field trips. See some of our most popular suggestions for field trips, including Home School Days for the CoCo Key Water Resort, both inside and outside Kansas City.
  • Homeschool enrichment / athletic programs. Explore popular offerings such as Classical Conversations homeschool communities, speech and debate clubs, and TeenPact leadership schools. In addition, find a school or organization near you that welcomes homeschoolers into their athletic programs.
  • Standardized testing. SAT, PSAT, and ACT exams coming your way? Look up the dates and times when homeschooling students and/or groups will be taking these at area testing centers.
  • Scholarships and financial aid. Check this page for information about available financial aid packages and scholarships your homeschool could apply for as well as for Online College Resources.
  • For sale / wanted to buy. See curricula and other items that homeschoolers are selling, or list items you’d like to purchase.
  • MPE library. Our library has grown through careful selection (usually of books not available at public libraries), donations and annual conferences to feature more than 2,000 books, videos and audio items, all free for homeschoolers to borrow and return.

NOTE: The MPE Board of Directors does not necessarily endorse any of the organizations or people offering the following resources. Please request references before embarking on any paid programs or classes.

State and National Homeschool Organizations

  • Christian Home Educators Confederation of Kansas (CHECK) – An association of Christian homeschool support groups from across Kansas. CHECK’s web site provides help for new home educators, a link to register home (or private non-accredited) schools with the Kansas Department of Education, links to local support groups in Kansas, legal/legislative information, and more.
  • Kansas Family Policy Council (KFPC) – A 501(c)3 organization providing excellent information and data relevant to today’s family. Public policy changes every day. It is often difficult to keep track of the impact it will have on families. KFPC is here to educate and inform citizens about developments in the public policy arena as it relates to the family.
  • Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF) – A network of Missouri homeschool support groups and other homeschool contacts, organized and operated by volunteer representatives of the participating support groups.
  • Families for Home Education (FHE) – A lobbying group for all home educators in the state of Missouri. This site contains information of special interest to those in Missouri–legal requirements, special events, etc. The Resource List contains a detailed listing of helpful books and magazines.
  • Home Educators Network – Homeschool organization for families in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) – “NHERI’s forte is in the realm of research, statistics, technical reports, data, facts, demographics, the academic world, consulting, academic achievement tests, and expert witness while serving people ranging from researchers and policy makers to professional educators, teachers, homeschoolers (home schoolers), and parents in general to the media, marketing consultants, and the general public.”
  • Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) – A nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
  • Home School Association for Military Families (HSAMF) – An association formed by Christian parents who homeschool using Christian values and beliefs. Its mission is to establish an active support network on each post, camp and base to allow families an easy transition from one location to the next by establishing a core set of opportunities that supplement and enhance educational and extracurricular areas. It desires to unite home education with the local community through educational, charitable and volunteer opportunities.
  • Home School Foundation – The Foundation’s mission is to preserve parental freedoms, promote home schooling, provide assistance to needy home schooling families, and support like-minded organizations. The Foundation currently helps families through seven funds: the Widows Curriculum Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Children’s Fund, the Friends of Home Schooling Fund, the Generation Joshua Fund, the Compassion Fund, the PHC Scholarship Fund, and the Members Helping Members Fund.
  • National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) – This association believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for homeschooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical world view in a manner that glorifies God. To provide these opportunities to home schooled students, NCFCA facilitates qualifying tournaments throughout the country and the annual national tournament.
  • ParentalRights.org – This organization aims to protect children by empowering parents. To that end, details about the Parental Rights Amendment and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found here.

Resources for Struggling Learners

Free Teaching Resources

Paid Teaching Resources

 Educational Resources Beyond Kansas City