Local Resources Directory

Finding a community of support is a key to homeschooling success, so we’ve organized this Local Resources Directory. Everything you want to know for educational and social connections. 

Co-ops, Resource Centers and Support Groups

  • Akoma Cares: Homeschool & Community Resource Organization dedicated to supporting families of the  African diaspora on their homeschool journeys. Provides resources, opportunities for enrichment, education, and socialization for melanated families in the Carolina region.
  • HERO Irmo Co-op: Home Education Resource Organization offers social and educational activities in Irmo; inclusive/non-religious
  • Southeast Columbia Co-op: An inclusive learning cooperative that meets weekly with something fun and educational for every age.


  • Arrows Academy: Two day per week program that partners with families to give their children instruction in the main content areas with qualified teachers and excellent curriculum from a Christian perspective.
  • Chapin Academy: Offers classes two days a week with qualified, Christian instructors.
  • Christian Home Educators of Camden: Informal homeschool support group in the greater Camden, SC area.
  • Community Literacy Lab: Game-based and multi-sensory online learning
  • Dutch Fork Resource Center: Serving the high school needs of homeschooling students throughout the Chapin/Irmo area and beyond.
  • Excelsior Academy:  Academy classes, ages 4-13, develop an effective Christian worldview as we study literature, history, and the fine arts based on various time periods. High School offerings are college-preparatory classes with honors options.
  • Garnet Squadron: 4H club for grades 9-12 participating in FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics.
  • Grace Community Academy: Private school offering part-time enrollment for high schoolers. Band and Drama, too.
  • Harvest Collaborators United Co-op & Hybrid Academy: A la carte classes, in-person and online, ranging from preschool to High School and ACE College Credit Classes.
  • HERALD 5: A support group for home schooling families in the St. Andrews/Irmo/Chapin area; however, residence in Lexington/Richland District 5 is not required for membership
  • Lexington Homeschool Co-op: A Christian Homeschool Group offering classes taught by the parents of children who attend co-op, rather than paid teachers.
  • Life Ready Learners: Critical thinking and hands-on class experiences to aid students in developing vital life skills.
  • Midlands Resource Center: Offers middle school preparatory classes and the upper level mathematics, science, foreign language, and/or English courses required to graduate from high school and to prepare their child for college with a Christian perspective.
  • Nelson's Bright Minds Academy: a SC K12 Certified Literacy Teacher, we’re offering home school support for subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies for students in 3rd - 12th grade.
  • Peaceful Gatherings Nature School: An agile learning center where tender hearts and adventurous spirits play to learn.
  • Principia Center: Provides weekly instruction for students in grades 7-12, from a Christian perspective.
  • Rooted in Learning: Virtual preschool sessions to help 3-5 year old children prepare for Kindergarten, while having fun and making friends. Also offers specialized Math and ELA tutoring services for K-8th grade students.
  • Royal Scholars Academy: Afro-centered learning co-operative, with field trips and social activities too.
  • Trinity Homeschool Academy: Equipping the next generation of homeschooling families to love God, love others and reach the world.
  • USC Strings Project: offering instruction on the bowed stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass). Group classes and orchestra from 3rd grade thru high school and beyond.
  • World Changers Leadership Academy: Offers weekly co-op as well as field trips and social activities. A complete support community.
  • YMCA Homeschool Swim & Gym: Incorporate physical activity, healthy living, socialization and play into your homeschool curriculum.

Submit Your Club Idea

Cola City can help you set up your club or activity idea. Start by submitting your idea here. Then, we'll contact you to get the details finalized. 

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