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Welcome to the Christian Homeschoolers of Northern Michigan (CHNM) website.

Our Mission:

A Christ-centered support group established to provide fellowship, encouragement and to enhance the ability of Christian families to home educate their children.

1. Represent the home schooling community in a manner that honors Jesus Christ.
2. Provide moral support, informal sharing and educational training for parents.
3. Provide educational opportunities: skill exchanges, science fairs, and weekly gym/classes co-op.
4. Inform the community and educate new homeschoolers about homeschooling.

CHNM  membership is $60 per family per year. A membership year is from July 1-June 30. Your dues entitle you to the following benefits and activities:

  • Website Access
  • Archery Team
  • Yearbook (one free copy per year)
  • Teen Club
  • Tween Club
  • Science Fair
  • Christmas Program
  • Spring Performance Night
  • Family Potlucks/Picnics
  • Any other CHNM-sponsored activities

CHNM is open to any Christian homeschool family in Northern Michigan. Please contact us at membership@chnmonline.org for more information or request membership.

Registration for class day for the 2019-2020 academic year will begin April 29 for new members, and will close July 31 or when classes are full.

Class day is on Wednesdays in Gaylord from September through April, with a break in December & January. There is an additional $120.00 fee per family to participate in class day. Click here to see a sample of the classes we offer.

If you would like more information about our weekly gym/classes co-op, please contact us at membership@chnmonline.org. Co-op membership requires a parent to teach or help with classes and coordinating CHNM activities.

Membership

Question

How much does membership cost and what is included with my membership dues?

Answer

CHNM  membership is $60 per family per year. A membership year is from July 1-June 30. Your dues entitle you to the following benefits and activities:

  • Website Access
  • Archery Team (4th-12th grades)
  • Yearbook (one free copy per year)
  • Teen Club
  • Tween Club
  • Science Fair
  • Christmas Program
  • Spring Performance Night
  • Family Potlucks/Picnics
  • Parent Support Activities (Mom's Night Out, High School planning, etc.)
  • Any other CHNM-sponsored activities
Question

Who can join?

Answer

CHNM is open to any Christian homeschool family in Northern Michigan. Members must sign our statement of faith, and all membership requests are reviewed and approved by our board.

Question

How do I join?

Answer

Request membership here. Please review our statement of faith and behavior principles on the membership application carefully so you are familiar with our expectations. 

Question

Where do you meet?

Answer

Most of our activites meet in or near Gaylord. Our co-op classes meet in Gaylord.

Question

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Answer

Please contact us at membership@chnmonline.org. We would be happy to help!

Co-op Classes

Question

Is class day included in my dues? 

Answer

No. Class day is an additional $120/year, per family. To join the co-op classes, you must be a CHNM member family and this fee must be paid before you can register for classes.

Question

When can I register for classes?

Answer

Registration for classes opens in the spring/early summer as room is available for new families. Current members are offered an earlier time to register. Our class day meets on Wednesdays from September through April, with a holiday/semester break in December and January.

Registration for class day for the 2019-2020 academic year will begin April 29 for new members, and will close July 31 or when classes are full.

Question

How old do children have to be to participate in classes?

Answer

We have classes for students from Kindergarten-12th grade. We also offer PreK and Nursery programs for younger siblings.

Question

Can I visit before I sign up for co-op classes?

Answer

Absolutely! Please contact us at membership@chnmonline.org to make arrangements. We need to know what children would visit, ages/grades, and which classes they would like to visit. The current class schedule is here.

Question

Can I drop my children off for classes?

Answer

No. We are a parent-run co-op, so parents must remain at class day with their children and volunteer to teach and/or help with classes or the nursery each hour. Preferences are considered and assigned whenever possible. Generally new families are classroom helpers for the first year and would include duties like taking attendance, helping younger students with crafts, or grade keeping for high school classes.

Sports and Extracurriculars

Question

Do you offer any sports?

Answer

We have an archery team available to students in 4th grade and up using the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Many of our students participate in community sports such as soccer, basketball, swim teams, North Trails Cross Country and Little League.

Question

What extracurricular activities do you offer?

Answer

We offer the Teen and Tween clubs. Activities are planned once a month. Many of our students also participate in community groups such as Purity Ring, Teens for Life and Gaylord Community Theater.