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FAQs

Q:

Is PCHE only open to families who reside in the Parker area?

A:

The majority of our members live in Parker, Elizabeth, Franktown, Aurora, and Centennial, but we are not a closed group and welcome members from other areas.

Q:

Do you have to volunteer to be involved in PCHE?

A:

No, we do not require members to volunteer, but we strongly encourage it.  For new members, it may be something small and easy like helping host (bring refreshments along with a couple of other members) a Mom's Night Out or organizing a field trip or one of the monthly activities.  By volunteering, you will get to know other members and build your support team. 

Q:

Can I bring all of my children to PCHE events?

A:

Our Parent Activities are designed for parent's only with the exception of young infants attending with their moms.  All of our other activities are designed to include children of all ages as long as they are being traditionally homeschooled.  An exception to this is our teen events, which are limited to teens age 13-18 who are being traditionally homeschooled.  For a better understanding of what we mean by traditional homeschool, please see our Government-Funded Homeschool Policy.

Q:

Do you provide co-ops?

A:

PCHE has EES (Educational Enrichment Swap).  To participate, parents must volunteer in some capacity of teaching or hosting a class or classes during the semester.  These are not on-going types of classes that meet weekly and cover core subjects, but individual classes of enrichment based on subjects that a parent chooses to offer a specfic age group and class size of their choosing and are hosted in a home.

We also encourage families to form smaller co-ops within our group that meet on a weekly basis to share learning experiences around core subjects or a specific curriculum.  Families are free to use our website forums to express desires to form co-ops and seek out other interested families.

Q:

Is there a Pre-K group that meets on a regular basis?

A:

PCHE does not have anything formally organized for this age group, but we do encourage families who desire this to seek out other families who have similar age children and form a group that would fit their needs. Our website forums and Facebook page can be used to seek out interest. 

Q:

What academic programs are considered government-funded?

A:

When we refer to government-funded homeschool programs, we are talking about those one-day a week homeschool enrichment programs.  Two common ones are any charter school homeschool enrichment programs or Options, but it is any program where a child combines some parent-directed traditional homeschooling for part of the week with some time in a classroom with other homeschool students where instruction is being provided through a government funded entity free of charge.