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We are the Tri-Cities Home Educators or TCHE for short. We have been a homeschooling support organization since 1991. Our group has grown to over 200 families covering the Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Ft. Lee, Prince George, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Amelia, and other surrounding areas in the central Virginia area. We are a Biblical based homeschool support group which means we uphold Christian values and beliefs. We will pray at many of our activities and always try to honor God with our behavior. We do not make our members sign a statement of faith. We only ask that that coordinators and leaders sign a statement of faith.
TCHE membership is open to families currently homeschooling or families planning to homeschool in the future.This includes families that will file with local school board or have a religious exemption. We do not accept membership for families whose child has been expelled from school, those using a charter school from the government school system, or in private school.
TCHE does not require a statement of faith for membership. We do not require families to use a certain curriculum, attend a certain church, (although we are a Christian, Bible based group) or ask what option you are homeschooling under Virginia state law. TCHE families should be homeschooling under one of the 4 options on the Notice of Intent, the certified teacher statute or under the Religious Exemption Statute in accordance with Virginia state laws. Alumni and special members of the community may request membership also. (ex. Librarians, Ft. Lee reps.)
All information within our group is private and is not to be shared with others outside our group without permission from each individual.
Memberships are $25 no matter what time of the school year you join.
Scholarship memberships are available, please contact me by phone to make a request, my information is below. Scholarships are available to those families that are in financial need. TCHE does not require a financial history, just a simple, "Can you help us this year?", is all we need to hear.
Click on Request Membership at the top to fill out a registration
form to join the Tri-Cities Home Educators.
Approval to login to the group site will be given once payment arrives.
We work closely with the state homeschool group HEAV, Home Educators Association of Virginia. We suggest that members join HSLDA, Home School Legal Defense Association and HEAV. Membership in both of these organizations benefits homeschoolers in our state and around the country. These organizations work hard to protect our right to homeschool our children. Members of TCHE will receive a discount number for membership with HSLDA.
TCHE has meetings on the third Monday of most months.
Visitors are welcome. We usually meet at Colonial Heights Baptist Church at 7:00 PM.
Always Check the calendar for times and dates or to view last minutes changes. Children are welcome if other arrangements cannot be made or it is a family night but they will need to stay in the meeting area with their parents and play quietly.
Jan McMillen, TCHE Support Group Leader firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or leave a phone message @804-541-6307.