Benefits of Membership
Our Interactive Website Includes...
- An Online Searchable CHEC Membership Directory
This is a valuable resource for contacting CHEC members. Our graduates really seem to appreciate the directory when looking for addresses for sending out graduation announcements.
- Directory of Classes/Opportunities for Homeschooled Students
On the private side of our website we keep a large database of sports groups, classes, clubs, music lessons, art lessons, dance lessons, volunteer opportunities, etc. We even include contact information.
- Printable Teacher & Student CHEC ID Cards
These can be used for discounts at museums, bookstores, other retailers, etc.
- CHEC Events Calendar
With one click you can add our homeschool-friendly calendar events to your smart device's personal calendar. All members are encouraged to add events to our calendar as well.
Our CHEC calendar is also where members sign up for CHEC Events. Hosting a field trip or class? As a member, you have full access in setting sign-ups for the group.
*Note: The Public side of our website lists only a few events. After joining our group, you will have access to ALL posted events.
- CHEC Forum
Our forum is perfect for posting your homeschool-related questions for communication with other CHEC Members.
- CHEC Classifieds
Snap a quick picture of last year’s homeschool books and post them for sale. Search for items you may need this year for your homeschool. Have a car to sell? Post that too! You’re free to post anything you think may be of interest to our members.
- CHEC Email Communication
Weekly emails are sent out every Sunday listing all the calendar events for the upcoming week. Other important information from CHEC leaders will be sent out here as well.
- CHEC Business Directory
Need your lawn mowed but want to support a homeschooling family at the same time? Looking for archery lessons from a current/former homeschooling family? Check out our homeschool family business directory.
- CHEC Website Help Videos
Overwhelmed with navigating the CHEC website? No problem! Click the HELP tab for YOUTube videos that will walk you through step by step.
Other Benefits of Membership include...
- Yearly Student Photo Portraits
Each fall we schedule student photo sittings and even cover your sitting fees! We’ve contracted with a photographer for special rates on portrait packages. No portrait purchase is required. These student photos will be published in our annual CHEC-IT-OUT yearbook.
- CHEC Yearbook and Yearbook Staff Opportunity
Our annual student-produced Yearbook is offered at cost(currently $44 for CHEC members). It’s filled with photos shared by students and parents of their child’s year of homeschooling. Each of our graduating seniors is given a free personal page that they get to design themselves. Your student is also encouraged to apply for service on our yearbook staff and help create our popular CHEC-IT-OUT Yearbook.
- CHEC Sponsored Events
Our CHEC events change from year to year because our board members change. The newly-elected CHEC officers meet in the summer or at the beginning of the school year and choose which events they would like to offer the membership. Some years our board members are able to devote more time in planning events and other years very overextended parents step in to fill board positions just to keep the group floating. Keep in mind that our board members are busy homeschooling parents who are NOT paid for their service. WE NEED YOU, our members, to fill in on planning committees, pre-event set up or post-event clean up.
Some of our past events have included our CHEC Back to School Bash, CHEC Thanksgiving Celebration & Open MIC Night, CHEC Father/Daughter Dance, CHEC Teen Dance, CHEC Valentine Dance, CHEC Talent Show or Showcase of Talent, CHEC Science Fair, CHEC Mother's Tea and the CHEC Homeschool Conference. We encourage all our member parents and students to pitch in and help make great memories at our sponsored CHEC events.
- Opportunities to Connect With Local Homeschool Families
Our website is a wonderful tool for getting yourself and your students involved and active in our homeschool community. Our sponsored events provide students with many opportunities for socialization and allow new homeschooling parents to network with seasoned parents for advice and encouragement.
- $20 Discount For Membership With The Texas Home School Coalition
- $15 Discount for Membership With The Home School Legal Defense Association
- Opportunities For Adult & Student Community Service
Opportunities for Service Include:
- Serving Our Homeschool Community as a CHEC Leader/Officer
- Volunteering to Serve on CHEC Planning Committees
- Mentoring New Homeschooling Families