Co-ops, Groups, Schools


The Education Alliance of Christian Homeschoolers in South Dakota (TEACHSD), the organization formerly known as SECHE, was founded in 2002 by like-minded home educators who desired a group where their belief and acknowledgement of God was an integral part of the organization.

Originally formed to support home educating families through educational and social activities, the organization is continually adapting to the needs of the members it serves.

A non-profit 501(c)3 corporation with Board, Committee and membership representation from across the state and its members receive discounted HSLDA memberships.

Families for Alternative Instruction Rights in South Dakota (FAIRSD)

FAIRSD is dedicated to advancing, protecting and securing Alternative Instruction rights for families in South Dakota. All of the committee members are experienced homeschool parents and volunteers from around the state. Their website provides a quick link to the notification form and information about SD legal requirements for homeschooling. If you have questions about homeschool laws, check out their Resources/Law tab. Partner with them by making a donation to fund a lobbyist to be at the Capitol everyday of the legislative session to educate our legislators, monitor bills and advocate for our interests. 

Living Legacy Academy

Living Legacy Academy is a dynamic homeschooling cooperative located in Sioux Falls metro area. Our educational beliefs are centered on the Bible. Our mission is very simple: to support families in the homeschool journey through planned educational activities that enhance the spiritual, physical and social growth of children.

Walk By The Way

We gather twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings at Hillcrest Church in Sioux Falls. We are an active community serving over 100 children. Enrichment classes are available for children ages kindergarten through high school. 

Dell Rapids Home Education Connection (DRHEC)

 This support group is designed for adults in the Dell Rapids area (which includes surrounding towns such as Baltic, Trent, Garretson, Flandreau, Colman, Chester, etc). DRHEC is a local way for home educators to meet, share resources, and build up & encourage each other in this particular role.

Classical Conversations

Classical, Christian, Community How do you teach your child to experience and examine God’s creation? By learning alongside them in a community with a common goal. Classical Conversations® empowers you to guide your child’s educational development at every age (and teaches you, too!). Our Christ-centered curriculum is rooted in the classical model and is in tune with the way children naturally learn. 

Covenant Classical School

Pre-K through 6th Grade (as of 2021). A collaborative (2-day), classical Christian school. On-campus days are currently Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm. All Covenant Classical families register their students as homeschoolers with the state of South Dakota.

The Pelican School 

A microschool cultivating academic excellence and an awe of God’s creation in an environment that promotes teamwork, humility and stewardship. Currently accepting students in kindergarten and first grade.

True North Homeschool Academy

Full service 1-12th grade online Academy offering Academic Advising, Testing, ebooks, live online classes as well as self paced. We work with co-ops and class days to provide classes, taught by world class teachers, and offer free workshops, Masterclasses and webinars.

605 Tutor Academy

Art, education, and friends for middle grades and high school-aged students, with guidance and support for parents homeschooling through these years.  Middle grades girls can join our Friendship Academy and make friends while reading books, doing crafts, and learning more about how to make and keep healthy friendships.  Our high school program includes an in-person class day as well as an at-home guide for 4 - 6 high school credits and a guide to CLEP those classes at the same time. 

Charlotte Mason Moms Book Club

Meet monthly with other likeminded mom’s and read through Charlotte Masons 6 volumes. We read thorough about 90 pages a month. Come and discuss the specific section for that particular month. Get encouraged and enjoy the fellowship time. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7-9pm @ Calvary Chapel. Nursing babies are welcome, there is no childcare available. Contact Shannon Stubbe at 605-310-5968 for more information.

Gather Round Group

For families using gather round homeschool curriculum at home for their primary curriculum. Meets during the school year on Friday mornings. We meet for 5 Fridays in a row and then have an off week. We also break for a few weeks over the Christmas and New Years holiday. Each Family is responsible to purchase their own curriculum. There is a free group that meets and does one of the unit lessons together on Fridays. Contact Brooke Theisen at with any questions.