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FAQs

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What is GWCHE?

A:

GWCHE, Greater Waco Christian Home Educators, is a Christian volunteer home school support group in Waco, Texas dedicated to helping families who have chosen to educate their children at home.

Q:

What do most members call your group?

A:

We usually call ourselves by our acronym GWCHE... pronounced "Gwee-Chee"

Q:

Do I have to live in Waco to be a GWCHE member?

A:

No, not at all. We are based in Waco but have members from all over the Central Texas region.

Q:

How Much is Membership?

A:

  • Regular Membership: $35/year
    For families of a homeschooling couple or single parent and the children. There is a discount for joining before August 15 each year.
  • Please see the Membership Section for other membership rates

Q:

Does GWCHE offer classes?

A:

No. We host events, meetings, support groups, field trips, etc, but we are not a co-op that offers academic courses.

Q:

What Kinds of Activities and Support Do You Offer?

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GWCHE activities include a Science Fair, Spelling Bee, History Fair, Arts Fest, Field Trips, Achievement Testing, Park Days, and more. Support for families includes an annual used curriculum sale, a back to school Resource Fair, informational meetings, and an active online community.

Q:

Am I Required to Attend Events or Volunteer?

A:

As GWCHE is an all volunteer organization, we depend on member volunteers and encourage members to get involved. However, volunteering or attendance is not a membership requirement.  We ask that if you are attending an event where we need volunteers, that you please volunteer unless there is a valid reason that you cannot.

Q:

How Do I Withdraw My Child from School?

A:

We encourage you to visit HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) or THSC (Texas Home School Coalition) for more information.