Sign up to use the HOPE website

Fill out the form below and click the Continue button at the bottom.

Step 1: The first part of the registration process gets you signed up to use this website. Information added here will be visible to other member families unless you choose the option to keep it private.

Step 2: Information gathered in this section helps us understand the needs and available resources within our group. It is not shared with anyone outside of HOPE leadership.

Step 3: The final step of the registration process is payment of the $30 (per family) membership fee for the current school year, which is generally done via PayPal. Instructions for other forms of payment are provided.

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*Primary Last Name:
*Primary First Name:
*Primary Email:
Secondary Last Name:
Secondary First Name:
Additional Email Address(es):
Separate multiples with a comma.
If additional email address(es) are entered above, should they also receive weekly email and forum notifications, etc.?
Yes     No
*Address:
*City:
*State/Country:
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For Other Countries:
State/Province:
Country:
*Zip/Postal Code:
* Timezone:
*Area Code:
*Phone:
Phone 2:
Children:
*User Name: (must be 3-15 characters long)
*Password: (must be 3-15 characters long)
*Confirm Password:
 
Curriculum/Teaching Style:
Year you Started Homeschooling:
Family Business/Services:
*Weekly Email Update: Would you like to receive a weekly email update?
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*Forum Emails: Would you like to receive forum notifications via email (not just the ones you create)?
Yes    No
Many Emails: Would you like to receive notifications IMMEDIATELY?
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Delivery Type:
Whole Thread      New Part Only
Daily Digest: Would you like to receive notifications ONCE A DAY?
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Classifieds - Many Emails: Would you like to receive ALL classified notifications IMMEDIATELY via email:
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Classifieds - Daily Digest: Would you like to receive ALL classified notifications ONCE A DAY via email?
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Message to Group Administrator:

Additional Questions:

The following two questions are helpful in determining whether HOPE qualifies for discounts.

1.

We are members of

HSLDA MACHE

2. *

My family uses Homeschool Tracker. Click here to see which program that is.

Yes No
Looks interesting, tell me more.

Please note: HOPE was founded to help parents fulfill their God-given right and responsibility to educate their children. As homeschooling parents, we desire to come together with other believers to support each other in homeschooling. We choose to focus on what we have in common as members of the body of Christ, rather than denominational differences. Sharing information regarding church affiliation will not be used in a divisive manner, but to possibly help other members plug in with like-minded families.

3.

What church do you attend?

4. *

How can we help you this year?

5. *

What else would you like us to know about your family's curriculum choices, interests, special needs, lifestyle, etc.?

I understand that photos taken at HOPE events may be used on the website and in displays at HOPE events.

6. *

I give permission for photos of my family to be used by HOPE for these purposes.

Yes No

Volunteer Section:

The success of our activities depends on parent participation as leaders/facilitators. Remembering that many hands make light work and that we're all busy homeschoolers, we ask that at least one parent from each family volunteer and serve within our group. Each month's activity requires two families to lead. Each special event needs a coordinator. And all families are expected to work together to clean up after meetings whenever possible.

Listed below are options for helping out during the year. Please check all the ones that could possibly work for you so we can plug each family in to one or two activities as needed throughout the year.

7.

I could come up with ideas and help lead an activity for one of the following months:

October November
December January
February March
April May
June

8.

If someone else came up with the ideas, I could help lead an activity for one of the following months:

October November
December January
February March
April May
June

9.

I would be interested in helping lead this specific in-house activity. (Please name/describe the activity, and list the months you would be available.)

10.

I would rather set up one of the following activities during the year:

Bowling Campfire / bonfire
Camping Teach a class
Game time Gym time
Lake day Park day
Zoo trip Yearbook

11.

I have a different idea for an activity I'd like to set up this year. (Please name/describe the activity and when you would like to do it, if you know when.)

12. *

The following is true for me this year:
 

I have chosen volunteer options that work for me. I cannot volunteer for any of these things.

The following is based on the information available on the "About HOPE" page of our website.

What We Believe:

This group is rooted in core Christian beliefs and practices. We choose to focus on what we have in common as members of the body of Christ, rather than denominational differences. With that in mind, anyone is welcome, regardless of religious practice or belief. We have no desire to cause anyone discomfort or force our beliefs on anyone else, but we do reserve the right to unabashedly give glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

What You Can Expect From Us:
  • You can expect this group to behave in a manner befitting the testimony of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.  We will mess up, but when we do we will seek to correct our error in a timely and loving manner. 
  •  We will provide regular meetings for HOPE parents for the purpose of encouragement and discussion. We will make you aware of the dates and times.
  • We will arrange accessible and affordable monthly activities that will be of benefit to the whole family.
  • We will listen actively to the feedback and suggestions of our members.  Written comments will be brought to the steering committee for discussion.
  • We will plan a wide variety of activities to enrich and enhance your children’s homeschool experience. 
  • The HOPE leadership will avoid planning activities that are questionable in nature or purpose.
  • We will respect each family’s right to participate or not participate, as it chooses, without pressure or judgment.
  • We will come alongside a parent and help in child discipline if the parent is otherwise engaged or unaware of the situation.  This is not to overstep the parent’s rights but to promote respect and good stewardship.
What We Expect From Parents:
  • Parents will be willing to help as needed, which may include preparation, instruction or cleanup of an activity.  A shared burden is much lighter and fosters a sense of community.  
  • At least one parent will remain on site during any activity in which his or her children participate.
  • In the rare case that a parent cannot attend an in-house activity, leadership will be made aware of another specific parent who has accepted responsibility for the children.
  • If a parent cannot attend a field trip with their children, a permission slip must be printed from our website and held by the responsible parent.
  • Anyone attending a HOPE in-house activity will sign in.
  • Parents will discipline their own children, thereby preserving a safe and enjoyable environment.
  • We value your input. Present it in writing, and it will be shared with the whole steering committee.
What We Expect From Children:
  • Children will be respectful to everyone, whether adults or other children.
  • Children will be good stewards of the property and materials provided.
  • Children will be quiet when an adult is giving instruction or calling for their attention.
  • Children will pitch in and help with cleanup until they are dismissed.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude is an important aspect of any group activity; therefore, children are expected to display a positive demeanor even when not thrilled about a particular activity.

13. *

I have read the above statements, and

I understand and agree. I do not agree.

14.

I am committed to the future success of HOPE. I would like to be prayerfully considered to help lead the group if the opportunity arises.

Yes, please.

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