Back to school in Huntsville β€” 3 great local resources for parents of students + 1 bonus resource

Lowe Mill classes
There are plenty of businesses in Huntsville that can help make this school year the best one yet. (Hville Blast)

Shopping for the new school year doesn’t have to be a hassle. Whether you’re approaching back to school season or you’re already in it, it’s never too late to check out some awesome local resources that can help you and your child out.

Read on for a list of back to school resources you can find in-person and online in Huntsville β€” all locally owned and competitively priced.

1. Shop local for school supplies

Booklegger Used Books back to school.
An endless variety of books to browse. (Booklegger Used Books / Facebook)

Here at Hville Blast, we always recommend shopping local first. You can find a great selection of school/office supplies at online retailers like Blue Summit Supplies, or shop in-person at Wilson’s Office Supply (which also has a new online store).

If you’re looking for a good spot to purchase books for required readings, be sure to browse locally-owned, used bookshops like Booklegger Used Books on Holmes Avenue or The Snail on the Wall, another online retailer.

2. Local tutoring options

a little girl sitting in front of a computer keyboard
Help is here if you need it. (Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash)

Homework Alabama has partnered with Tutor.com to offer free homework help, test prep and tutoring for all residents of Alabama. Additionally, Huntsville-Madison County Public Library has several resources for kids and teens alike β€” from ACT/SAT/AP prep, extensive book recommendations and safe web exploration, they will help you and your child every step of the way.

If you’d like to search for more one-on-one work, visit this list of top-rated tutors in the Huntsville area.

3. Allow time for mental health breaks

big spring
There are a lot of serene environments to explore in the Rocket City. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

At the end of the day, what’s most important is maintaining you and your child’s mental health throughout the inevitable stress of going back to school. Here are some local options for family-friendly activities to do in your free time

Bonus β€” Facebook groups for back to school

There is a plethora of online forums dedicated to helping out parents of students, and Facebook is home to several of them. To help ease the process of going back to school and gain some different perspectives, we suggest joining these groups:

Of course, if you’re ever looking for more to do in the Huntsville area so you can make this school year the best one yet, be sure to follow Hville Blast on FacebookTikTokThreads and Instagram.

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