FICHE began in 2000 out of necessity. Maple Grove and surrounding areas had an expanding number of homeschoolers that desired community. A caring, authentic, vested group was born from one informational meeting. 

Ever since, FICHE has gathered to provide social and learning opportunities for homeschooling families as well as offering friendship, connection, support and assistance to one another.

FICHE is a place where you can belong and be known. We encourage you to spend some time here at and to meet with us and see for yourself!


  1. To provide social learning opportunities for homeschooling families.

  2. To provide those opportunities in a Christian atmosphere through a board-led coop.

  3. To provide support and friendship to parents and children of homeschooling families.

  1. We believe the Bible to be the infallible Word of God, the supreme and final authority for all faith and life.

  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracle, his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension and his imminent bodily return in power and glory.

  4. We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone can be saved.

  5. We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose death on the cross paid the penalty for man’s sin.

  6. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for Godly living service.

  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in Jesus Christ and that individual doctrinal differences, which may exist, should not hinder the unity of Christian home educators.

  1. FICHE strives to live in love.

  2. FICHE strives to respect others.

  3. FICHE strives to serve those around us.

  4. FICHE strives to live authentically.

  5. FICHE strives to BRING GLORY TO GOD!

FICHE is Board-led with shared input from the Group.

The Board consists of the following:
President, Vice President, Membership Coordinator, Treasurer, and Secretary.

There are no less than 5-7 Board Members at any time serving the Group. The Board’s role is to facilitate the community socially and educationally with students and parents. And members of the board regularly gather to pray, prepare and help plan the coop.

  • President:
    • Provides leadership and vision 
      for the coop
    • Works with board members to 
      provide community among 
      students and parents 
    • Enthusiastic about the group!
  • Vice President: 
    • Assists President as needed 
    • Liaison to hired tutors 
    • Events point person 
    • Engaging with others!
  • Treasurer: 
    • Maintains financials of the group
    • Collects fees 
    • Disperses appropriated monies 
    • Responsible and detailed!
  • Secretary: 
    • Records minutes of various 
    • Assists the board with various duties
    • Helpful and insightful!
  • Membership Coordinator: 
    • Main contact for new membership
    • Organizes new membership 
    • Welcoming and inviting!