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 on this form 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 membership fee for the current school year, which is generally done via PayPal. Instructions for other forms of payment are provided on the final page.

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*Primary Last Name:
*Primary First Name:
*Primary Email:
Secondary Last Name:
Secondary First Name:
Additional Email Address(es):
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If additional email address(es) are entered above, should they also receive weekly email and forum notifications, etc.?
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*Zip/Postal Code:
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*Area Code:
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*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)?
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Many Emails: Would you like to receive notifications IMMEDIATELY?
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Delivery Type:
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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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Additional Questions:

In order to know if we qualify for group membership discounts and to keep our members informed of important events, it is helpful to know who in our membership also participates in other groups. If you are a member of either of these groups, please let us know.


We are members of


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.


What church do you attend?

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How can we help you this year?

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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.

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

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Volunteer Section:

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. Whether you're most comfortable working behind the scenes, organizing major events, or serving at our meetings and activities, we appreciate and rely on your help.

Listed below are the planned In-House activities for the upcoming year. Please look through this list, check your calendar, and choose at least three jobs you would be willing to do over the course of the school year.

As these activities come up, you will receive instructions and email reminders for any jobs you choose. If you need to make changes, you can edit your profile and check or uncheck as needed -- we will be notified of the changes.

Note: If this is your first year with HOPE and you aren't yet sure how you want to help, check us out for a few months, then sign up when you're ready.


September -- Community Exploration Day
Jamie Tvedt

Co-leader Clean up
Walking group leader Write thank yous to businesses
Activities for young children at church


October -- Fire Safety Day
Cundiffs / Keehls 

Fire safety helper Gym supervisor
Hall monitor Clean up


November -- Family Game Day
Bryce Shervheim / Ramon Buzo

Activity helper Nursery
Gym supervisor Hall monitor
Clean up


December -- Learn A Game Day
Barb Nygren / Brenda Nelson 

Activity helper Gym supervisor
Hall monitor Clean up


January -- Art Appreciation Day
Heidi Armstrong / Maia Nelson

Activity helper Gym supervisor
Hall monitor Clean up


February -- Science Day
Buzos / Nygrens 

Activity helper Nursery
Gym supervisor Hall monitor
Clean up


March -- Folk Music Day
Eaveses / Tvedts 

Activity helper Gym supervisor
Hall monitor Clean up


April -- Experiential History Day
Brenda Nelson / Jodi Gutknecht 

Activity helper Gym supervisor
Clean up


May -- Presentation Night 

Leader Kitchen
Emcee Clean up
Participating family


June -- Field Day

Leader Activity helper

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For how many of the above HOPE activities are you signed up to help?

3 More than 3
New member

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.

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I have read the above statements, and

I understand and agree. I do not agree.

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