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Though some families prefer to homeschool in isolation, most families desire to do so in community.  Providing for this community is Excalibur’s strength.  We use a number of ways to provide this kind of  support for member families.

Support Group

Support Group membership is standard for Excalibur members and membership includes many benefits.

Excalibur-sponsored events and field trips.

Excalibur sponsors many field trips throughout the year. All support group members can participate in the ones they choose. However, members don’t have to wait for Excalibur to arrange one. With approval anyone can organize an event or trip. In fact, most everything the support group has done over the years was the idea of and spear-headed by a member.

Events have included:

  • Annual events:  Kindergarten graduation, Geography fair, Thanksgiving feast, Field Day, Junior-Senior Banquet, Ladies Retreat, etc.
  • Monthly events: Oratorical society, Mom’s meetings, Dad’s meetings, one or more field trips. etc.
  • Ad Hoc events: Play day, volley ball, ultimate, campouts, day hikes, etc.

Excalibur-organized participation in community events.

Theatrical production groups, Space & Rocket Center, and numerous other organizations often offer group discounts or scholarships to their events.

HS Classes and Coops

Each year Excalibur organizes a number of HS level classes.  Usually meeting just one day a week they permit homeschoolers to participate in a classroom environment and receive HS credit. A number of Excalibur Coops operate around town. Each student must have a parent on site. Participation is on a space-available basis.


The primary means of communicating with our support group members is through email. Activity coordinators strive to make members aware of any activity or group that a homeschool family might be interested in, whether or not Excalibur is the sponsor.