Secularism in its most basic form is the belief that religion should not play a role in government, education, or other PUBLIC parts of society, but that each individuals personal beliefs must be respected and protected. Although secular homeschooling may take on a different appearance with every family, we are unified in the belief that the freedoms of independent thinking and reason should be afforded to all. The National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers (N.A.S.H.) seeks to promote the worth and dignity of ALL members regardless of their race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender, religious views, or minority status. As a secular alliance we do not seek to limit or discredit the personal religious beliefs or views of our members, but strive to make equal opportunities available to those with who identify with a spiritual faith and those who do not.
The National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers will be a registered 501 (c) that will work to advance the secular homeschooling movement in political, social, and legal arenas. N.A.S.H. is an alliance created to give the growing numbers of secular homeschoolers a collective voice nationwide. Our focus is to bring all secular homeschoolers together to create a strong, unified, and significantly influential force in the secular homeschooling movement and to help the secular homeschool community reach a variety of goals, including but not limited to:
a. Providing a national framework of structure, support, and connection for those homeschoolers who identify as secular homeschoolers.
b. Advocating for the creation and promotion of secular curriculum and other resources and materials that cater to secular homeschoolers.
c. Raising awareness of the secular homeschooling movement and bringing recognition to secular homeschoolers, both in the homeschooling community and in society.
d. Providing support and guidance for current secular homeschoolers or those interested in secular homeschooling.
It is our belief that by coming together our goals can and will be met. We will do all we can to support and sustain the secular homeschooling movement to help transform the homeschooling community for the 21st century and beyond.
We welcome the voices and ideas of all secular homeschoolers and invite you to share your unique skills with N.A.S.H.
The vision of the National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers is to advance the recognition of secular education in the homeschooling community and to support academically secular homeschoolers. Through the activities and involvement of N.A.S.H. at the national, state, and local levels, secular homeschoolers will have a stronger, significantly influential voice in the world of homeschooling.
Our Mission Statement
The National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers provides motivation, encouragement, and support to families during their homeschooling journey. We view ourselves as partners with our members, our staff, and our community. Our mission is to promote and support secular homeschooling – through education, outreach, and advocacy – as a viable educational choice for families seeking individualized learning for their children.