WELCOME TO THE CHSEL PUBLIC WEBSITE!
THIS IS A SOUTHEAST TEXAS HOME SCHOOL LAB GROUP. MEMBERS USE THIS SITE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR LABS.
2018-2019 Registration will open early June 2018.
At CHSEL, we believe that the best place to learn is at home!! While that is certainly ideal, children and parents at home often lack community and social activities that can be included with their academics. Because sometimes parents want to give fun learning opportunities to their children, but cannot always fit those in between the daily demands of running a household, we developed a co-op lab environment that invites those who participate to be as much involved as their families like. We do not require parents to teach, but those who do teach are members of CHSEL who home school their children or are qualified, experienced teachers with a love for the home school community and a passion for the subject they share. While we do require an amount of volunteer participation and encourage members to find a way to be a part of the support group, staying the duration of each weekly lab is not a requirement.
CHSEL is an exchange hub (marketplace) through which parents who choose to do so can compensate other parent members for providing the creative, interactive learning experiences they sometimes lack at home without having to commit to teaching too.
Because CHSEL operates differently from many co-ops, allowing moms, dads and teachers to offer subjects they are experienced in and passionate about, there are some tuition and fees involved in participating. The new school year holds a variety of labs and workshops such as Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) , intro to voice, art for all ages, ASL, and even a crazy science lab!!
We meet on Fridays at Ridgewood Church in Port Arthur, TX, with labs beginning at 8:50 a.m. and the last lab ending at 2:30 p.m., throughout the standard school year.
Families may eat lunch together at the church facility or be picked up by parents at that time.
Our labs are not intended to provide a complete credit for any course, but are designed to enhance the studies of those subjects with deliberate retention-building activities, while encouraging students to think critically, develop interests and most importantly, see how all learning can be motivated through a love of the Lord and His creation as we commit our thoughts and hearts to Him!!
Use the navigation bars to explore the labs we offer! If you have questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Homeschool Enrichment Labs – CHSEL - is a project of STEP (Southeast Texas Educational Partnership), a Texas non-profit corporation.