Getting Started

  • Why Should I homeschool and what are the advantages?

    1. God will reveal Himself strong. Train your children in your beliefs and values and have the ability to address their questions when they have them. 
    2. Foundation in family relationships- You can build intimate and meaningful relationships with your children allowing you to share the common everyday joys of life and help them mature through the difficult times they encounter. 
    3. Individualize education based on need-you will have the ability to control and maintain a pace that meets your child's needs based on their learning styles. Interacting one on one with your child allows in-depth personal attention in any subject with which they struggle or excel.
    4. Time management-create a weekly schedule that fits your family's need and allows you to do things without the constraint of a traditional classroom schedule.
    5. Direct influence over peer relationships-you can protect your child from the negative influences they may encounter outside the home.

  • Where can I find homeschool families?

    Although there are many resources that you can utilize on the internet to find local homeschool support groups. First AGAPE would love the opportunity to welcome you and your family to visit our cooperative. The cooperative is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Currently we have over 150 families that participate and they are able to enjoy the benefits of establishing good relationships. Feel free to contact us via the web site if you would like to make an appointment to visit.

  • What curriculum should I use?

    Talk to those who have or are homeschooling and find out what has or has not worked for them. Consider your child's learning style and your family's lifestyle. Check out the recommended curriculum under our resources tab.

  • What are the state requirements/laws?

    In order to ensure you know the latest laws on what New Hampshire requires for homeschooling your children please visit:

    HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) is also another resource when choosing to homeschool your children:

  • What schools act as participatory agencies?

    Here in New Hampshire you will find that, Tri-City Christian Academy, in Somersworth and Mount Zion in Manchester are a couple of examples of participatory agencies.

  • Testing and Evaluation Options

    NH Evaluation: Carol Carey roundedemail

    Carol also offers a Writing & Literature class for struggling students. 

    View this link circlestar

    Testing Services: Bayside School Services; Christian Liberty Press