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Upcoming Events

Mid-Michigan Graduation
May 8 - Friday

Homeschool Skating
May 8 - Friday
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Used Curriculum Sale
May 14 - Thursday
02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

CHESS Field Trip
May 21 - Thursday

Mom's Night Out
May 26 - Tuesday

CHESS Open House
June 2 - Tuesday
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

2014 Membership Forms:

Membership Application  - Application is for new and renewing members.
Volunteer Service Sheet  - please fill out and send with your application!


Standardized Achievement Testing:  Registration Deadline March 31

For all questions regarding registration, please contact Harold Marsh.

It is that time of year again!  CHESS is pleased to offer our annual standardized testing (using the Stanford Achievement Test) for all interested homeschoolers.  The Stanford Test is a great way to measure a student's achievement in concepts and subject matter commonly taught at a given grade level and reveals possible strengths and weaknesses.  It provides scaled, percentile, grade-equivalent scores, graphed percentile bands, skills performance ratings, and Lexile Framework for the achievement tests.  

Also offered is the OLSAT (Otis-Lennon School Ability Test) for 4th grade and up.  The OLSAT is taken with the Stanford in one additional timed test 1-hour sitting and reports verbal and nonverbal scores.
Dates: Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, May 29  2013 (High school students test on Wednesday and Thursday only.)
*f.y.i. for those who are new -- all students test all three mornings, 2-3 subject areas per day.
Time: 9:30 AM (arrive at 9:10 AM) - 12:30 PM (approximately)
The OLSAT is given following the Stanford Achievement Test on Friday and takes approx. 1 hour.
Location: South Church (where Thursday co-ops are held)
                5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917
Grade Levels:

  • Stanford Achievement Test:  2nd - 12th grade [Note - 11th and 12th graders take the same test]
  • OLSAT: 4th - 12th grade

   CHESS members:
      SAT: $40 first child / $35 each additional child
      SAT + OLSAT: $60 first child / $55 each additional child
   Homeschool families that are not members of CHESS:
     SAT: $45 first child / $40 for each additional child
     SAT + OLSAT: $65 first child / $60 each additional child
Registration:  Please send your registration and payment to:
SAT Testing  Harold Marsh
To register, please include:

  1. Please send the following information on a separate sheet of paper along with your check
    -Parent name, address, phone number, and email address.
    -Each child's full name, date of birth, and grade level of the test your child will be taking.
  2. Check payable to CHESS for the total amount due.

You will receive a registration confirmation, a mid-May reminder, and any updates by email.  Test results are also now sent to you by email.  You do not need to provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.  For families without email access, you need to provide a stamped self-addressed envelope.  

Test Administrator Update
I have seven or eight people who have volunteered to be test administrators. I really would like somewhere around 12-15.   It is very easy to sign up. Unlike most things in homeschooling, there is no charge in signing up.
If anyone is interested in helping administrer the test to a great bunch of kids contact Harold Marsh.


Annual Mid-Michigan Used Curriculum Sale

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2pm – 7pm

At the Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

Contact:  Susan Hunt  at

Contact:  Miriam Woods at


This year our sale will be on Thursday of the INCH conference at the Lansing Center.  Please invite all your friends and help us spread the word!


Sellers:  Plan to clean out those school desks and sort through those overflowing bookshelves!  Box it up and bring it to the Used Curriculum Sale!  Seller instructions are available at our website:   You must register online and print labels with barcodes for your books.  We use a computerized system.  Instructions include specific information on how to label and classify each item you wish to sell, along with when to drop-off your items and when to pick up unsold things after the sale.  Questions? Contact Susan Hunt at or Miriam Woods by email, .