Category Archives: Support Group

Supporting Homeschoolers In the NorthEast (S.H.I.N.E.)

SHINE is a non-profit 501c3 organization designed to provide cooperative opportunities and a support network to families educating their children at home in the Northeast San Antonio, TX area.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for encouraging homeschool families in the endeavor of faithful Christian training and education of their children in the Northeast San Antonio area through the union of like-minded families.

We currently serve families from San Antonio, Schertz, Garden Ridge, Universal City, Randolph AFB, Live Oak and surrounding areas.

Our theme verse, Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven,” exemplifies our desire to honor Christ in all we do.

SHINE is a completely volunteer group. All the leadership positions are held by moms willing to freely give of their time in various areas to support the SHINE group. The activities that we have may vary from year to year depending what the various moms volunteer to take on for that year.

In the past, SHINE activities have included:

  • Mom’s Night Out
  • Co-op
  • Support Meetings
  • Teen Time
  • Field Trips
  • Symphony
  • Family Ministries
  • Teen Spring Ball
  • Service Projects
  • Book Clubs
  • Used Book Sale
  • Yearbook
  • Park Days

Supporting Homeschoolers In the NorthEast (S.H.I.N.E.) Website



Relaxed Homeschool Group

The Relaxed Homeschool Group meets in the San Antonio/New Braunfels area in Texas. The children in our group range in age from babies up to 15 years old. We are not a religious based group; therefore, we have no statement of faith and no forms to sign, no membership fees or other requirements. Anyone who is interested in homeschooling can join us for our regular meetings.

What does a Relaxed Homeschooler in San Antonio look like?

Two boys were playing basketball and later were deeply involved in a Yu-Gi-Oh duel. Several of the parents were discussing a parenting issue around a table. One little boy was making rockets and inviting others to help him. Another was building a wooden table while an adult helped as asked. Several girls were making sand castles and another was digging a giant hole while a boy ran back and forth to the creek to fill the hole with water. Eventually, the kids found the mud and soon the mud fight was on. Kids were covered from head to foot. Rather than getting scolded, the kids got their pictures taken.

As parents we feel that our role is to be facilitators of learning, not disseminators of knowledge or enforcers that make sure that lessons are completed. We espouse unschooling and live as though there is no such thing as school, SAT’s or curriculum. We believe that learning is best achieved by living life itself and letting our children live life right beside us following their passions.

We are pretty relaxed about pretty much everything. We are not a religious-oriented group so we have no “statement of faith” or Biblical mandates to follow. Many of our members are religious but “What church do you go to?” isn’t a common question. No one cares if you are Catholic or Hindu, Atheist or Pagan. We find little reason to discuss curriculum or “how to make Johnny finish his English paper” but can get intense about respecting children and gentle parenting.

What we do see as paramount is having fun and playing together. Basically, we like our kids, like each other’s kids and enjoy spending time together. We get together at a park each week on Tuesdays (northeast side).

If you want to find out more about our group and consider joining us, click on “Join This Group!” If you have questions, you can contact the moderators at

Relaxed Homeschool Group



Parent Educators Teaching A Love of School (P.E.T.A.L.S.)

Parent Educators Teaching A Love of School PETALS is a cooperative community of homeschooling parents who are actively involved in providing the best possible education for their children. We welcome all types of homeschooling families in NW San Antonio and we do not require a statement of faith to become a part the group.

We offer support and resources to both new and seasoned homeschooling families, and provide opportunities for our children to connect and form long-lasting friendships. We provide both fun and educational activities for our kids–park days, field trips, home playdates, as well as events to allow parents to connect– Parents Night Out, Parents Game Night, Monthly Coffee Night, and Girls Night Out. The dues for our Meetup are $10 per family and are good for one year. We’d love for you to join our community! Check out our page on Facebook and “Like” us!

Parent Educators Teaching A Love of School (P.E.T.A.L.S.) Website


NW Homeschoolers

Join the fun at Raymond Russell Park on the northwest side of San Antonio, Texas! We’re a group of home schooling families that meet for a fun park day, make friends and learn! We welcome everyone…home schoolers, unschoolers, and unfulfilled, unsatisfied public/private schoolers of all faiths. We’re unstressed and comfortable; you might even call us relaxed. 🙂

Raymond Russell has a multitude of playgrounds, volleyball and basketball courts, and even a riverbed for exploring. We meet Tuesdays between 10am and 1pm for the summer months of June, July and August, and from noon till 3pm during September through May.

NW Homeschoolers Website


Northwest Home Educators

We are a Christian support group, located in San Antonio, Texas, for families who are educating their children at home.

Our mission is to glorify God by supporting and encouraging one another through prayer, mentoring and fellowship as we educate our children at home. We work to enhance your family’s home education experience through field trips, co-ops and celebrations.

Membership requires the family to be home educating according to Texas State Law. Each member will be responsible for helping with the success of the events by holding a position within the group.

Northwest Home Educators Website

North Central San Antonio Homeschoolers

This group is for homeschoolers of all ages (and their parents, of course) in the north central areas (i.e Stone Oak, Timberwood Park, Bulverde, Spring Branch).

We meet every Wednesday from 10-12 at Bullis County Park. We gather each week to have a place where the kids can play and make new friends and the adults can have a chance to talk with each other and share ideas.

Occasionally we might do a field trip or go on a hike together.

LifeShine Homeschool Enrichment Program

LifeShine Homeschool Enrichment Program provides homeschooling families the opportunity to enhance their children’s learning experiences one day a week with various enrichment classes, positive friendships and social development in a fun group environment. Our desire is to help children experience activities that aid in developing their God-given gifts and abilities. Our instructors hold to strong Biblical values and strive to honor Jesus Christ in all they do and say.

LifeShine offers enrichment classes in both spring and fall semesters to 1st through 12th grade homeschool students. Children in grades 1st through 6th have all-day enrichment activities, so parents drop their children off for the entire day. Students in grades 7th through 12th have “a la carte” choices in core classes and electives to better meet their needs and time constraints.

Please visit, for a full list of classes offered, online registration and more information.



Latter-day Heritage Homeschool Association

The Latter-Day Heritage Home School Association is located in San Antonio, Texas. Although most of our membership consists of Latter-Day Saints, we are not an exclusive group and require no statement of faith to join.

Currently, we are comprised of two groups, one on the East side and one on the West side of San Antonio.

We desire to bring together those families with children who are educated at home.

Our relationship to each other, as we pursue this great endeavor, should be one of caring, support, consideration and love.

Our decision to teach our loved ones in a nurturing environment at home, sets us apart from the great majority of parents and children who spend their week being educated in public and private institutions.

We recognize the unique needs of the home-schooling parent and child and we believe that through our combined efforts, our group may help meet some of those needs.

We believe that it is the primary responsibility of parents to bring up and educate their children in all ways regarding faith, understanding, morality, truth and knowledge.

Latter-day Heritage Homeschool Association Website



The KONOS KARATS group serves those who live in the Hill Country area of Texas, including New Braunfels, San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio, Schertz, Cibolo, Seguin, Wimberley and Canyon Lake.

We are Christian parents–MOMS and DADS–who have formed a group to allow networking and support among families who have chosen to use the unit study approach to home educate our children. We are using the KONOS unit study curriculum and approach to teach our children and unify our families.

We function solely as a support/networking group for PARENTS. We are not a co-op for children.

We welcome everyone who is interested in finding out more about the unit study approach and the KONOS curriculum. Please contact us with any questions you may have!