Meeting Wednesdays (September - May) • 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Culpeper, VA
FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Applications for membership are accepted from January 1st through July 1st for the start of the school year in September.
**Membership Deadline has been extended to August 1, 2020 due to COVID-19 uncertainties
You must be interviewed, approved, and fulfill CHAMPIONS membership requirements BEFORE you can sign up for classes.
BE AWARE: STUDENTS MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE BY JANUARY 1, 2021 and ENTERING 9th GRADE TO ENROLL IN CHAMPIONS CLASSES
FAMILIES MUST HAVE HOMESCHOOLED FOR AT LEAST A YEAR BEFORE JOINING CHAMPIONS, UNLESS STUDENTS ARE 8th GRADERS GRADUATING FROM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL. THOSE FAMILIES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A HOW-TO-HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP.
SIGN UP DEADLINE FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR IS AUGUST 1, 2020
What CHAMPIONS is:
CHAMPIONS is a "co-op" of parents and mentors partnering together to provide academic classes and elective opportunities for high school students in a Christian environment on a class-by-class basis once a week for 32 weeks. CHAMPIONS' goal is to challenge students academically, draw them closer to God, and better prepare them to engage their culture with confidence.
What CHAMPIONS is NOT:
CHAMPIONS is NOT a "school", nor is it a comprehensive high school "program". It does NOT take the place of a student's daily HOME education, but supplements it with selected classes, such as lab sciences, foreign language, math, history, English, and elective offerings they may not be able to receive in a home setting. Parents are expected to partner with their students' class instructors to offer guidance, accountability, and homework help as needed the remaining 4 days of the week. In order to round out a fully-credited high school education for their student, parents will also need to provide instruction AT HOME for any subjects not covered by CHAMPIONS classes.
What CHAMPIONS costs:
-- Annual membership fee: CHAMPIONS members pay an annual membership fee per family (paid to CHAMPIONS for Christ to cover rent, insurance, website costs, and other expenses). $85/year before June 1st; $95/year after June 1st.
-- Tuition for selected classes: CHAMPIONS members pay tuition for any classes their students enroll in (paid directly to each mentor). Tuition ranges from $225 to $360 per year depending on the subject, with the option of monthly installments.
-- Supply fees: Certain classes have one-time supply fees payable before classes start to cover materials and texts. Supply fees range from $10 to $60.
-- Service hours: CHAMPIONS members are also required to fulfill volunteer service hours at co-op as part of their membership.
To Join CHAMPIONS:
To join CHAMPIONS for Christ, you must request membership via this website, be approved via a family interview, and pay the annual membership fee (after June 1st, 2020, the membership fee increases). You will then use your created username and password to access the private membership website. After logging in, you must sign up for the required number of service hours before class registration will be opened to your students.
New member applications for the 2020-2021 school year are accepted ONLY from January 2020 through midnight July 1, 2020.
CLICK "JOIN" AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
CHAMPIONS for Christ is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. Donations are tax-deductible.
Statement of Faith:
We believe: • There is one eternally existing God in three persons – God the Father, God the Son (who is the Lord Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. (John 17; Acts 1; I John; Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7; Matthew 3:16; John 1: 14, 18) • The Holy Bible is the living, inspired, and infallible Word of God and is profitable for doctrine, correction, and instruction in righteousness. (II Timothy 3:16) All 66 books are without error, in whole or in part; and constitute God the Father's completed and final revelation, which will not change or fade away. (Psalm 119:152; Luke 16:17; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35) • Mankind was created by God in the process of a literal seven-day creation period; and that the first man, Adam, chose to willfully turn his back on God through disobedience (sin), which resulted in him being relationally separated from God. That sinfulness has been passed down to each following generation of mankind, [except for Jesus Christ,] separating them from God, as well. As a result, mankind has a bent toward evil and not good. This bent is called sin. (Gen. 1-3; Rom. 3:23) • Because of His love for mankind, God provided through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the sacrifice that satisfies the demands of His justice (John 3:16; I John 2:2). Those who trust in Him experience forgiveness for all their sins (I John 1:9; Colossians 2:13-14) and a new, restored relationship with God. (I Peter 2:9). Jesus Christ was born of a virgin (Luke 1:26-35), lived a sinless life, sacrificed death for our sins (I Peter 2:24), was resurrected from the dead (John 20:26- 27), ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9), and will return again to judge the living and the dead (Acts 17:30-31; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 19:19-21) Jesus is the way to God, the Truth, and the Life. (John 14:6) There is salvation in none other, for there is no other name under heaven, given among men, by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) • Man is saved by grace, through faith, and not of his own efforts, regardless of how good or wellintended. It is a free gift of God. Salvation is only by the finished work of Jesus Christ.(Eph.2:8-9) • The greatest commandment given to man is to love the Lord God with all of his heart, soul, and strength. We are commanded to teach this truth to our children. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7) The second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. “ (Matthew 22:37-39) • Obedience to God is better than sacrifice (Proverbs 21:3); and true greatness is demonstrated in the life of those who serve others. (Matthew 20:25-28) The Christian life lived out: • The CHAMPIONS for Christ Officers believe that marriage was ordained by God at Creation as the sacred union of one man and one woman. Sexual intimacy is divinely commanded to be reserved for that union. (Gen. 1:26-28, Matt. 19:1-10, I Cor. 6:9-10, Heb. 13:4) • The CHAMPIONS for Christ Officers believe that each person is “fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God as either a male or a female (Ps. 139:14; Gen. 1:26-27) and that one’s gender is determined by God prior to his or her birth and is immutable.