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FAQs



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HOW BAYTOWN HOMESCHOOLERS STARTED:

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Baytown Homeschoolers started in October of 2002 with just eleven families. Since then, we’ve established a formal, organizational leadership team, which includes a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Field Trip Coordinator, and even a Box Tops Coordinator!  We’ve now grown to serve over 100 homeschooling families – and we’re still growing.  We’d love to have you be a part of what God’s doing in our group!

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DO I HAVE TO BE RELIGIOUS TO JOIN:

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We are a Biblical based homeschool group, founded by Biblical principles, however we welcome any homeschooling family. Really the only qualification is that you are a homeschooling household with a passion to teach your children.

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HOW TO JOIN OUR GROUP: 

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Joining our group provides you access to our closed web page where you will have acess to all our events, meetings, and activities. You can join our grop by completing three easy steps.

1. Attend a meeting or email us at [email protected] where we can answer all your questions. 

2. Pay dues

3. Sign and submit waiver (waiver attached below)

4. Request to join our web page.  You will automatically be approved if steps 2 and 3 are done. 

Click here to get the Baytown Area Homeschoolers Waiver of Liability  

 

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MEETING TIME AND LOCATION:

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In order to join the Baytown Area Homeschoolers, it’s best that you come to at least one monthly meeting. With a few exceptions, these take place the first Wednesday of every month. Please email us at [email protected] ahead of time for the meeting location. You may pay for dues at the meeting and sign the liability waiver. If you are not able to make it to a meeting, you may do this online as well.

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CAN I CHECK OUT THE GROUP FIRST:

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Yes, reach out to [email protected] and you can check out any of our monthly meetings or every July/August we have an open house. This is the perfect time to come and see what we are all about and meet other homeschool families in the area. Check out our calendar for this public event.

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COST AND PAYMENT:

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For dues, we accept check, cash, or online through paypal. Yearly dues are $30.00. Our fiscal year is August 1 through July 31, however, if you join after February 1 your dues wll be prorated to $15. 

If paying by card the dues are $32 our paypal email address is [email protected].

Once we meet you, you have paid dues, and signed a waiver, you may request access to our webpage and you will be approved. 

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WHAT DOES MY PAYMENT GO TOWARDS:

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The dues go to cover expenses for our group. Some of the expenses are, but not limited to;

*An annual open house, in which vendors from the greater Houston area, (but mainly the east side since the bulk of our group resides towards this general area) come and set up tables to make aware of what they offer to the homeschool community. We cover the venue, security costs, and light snacks for this.

*Monthly meetings usually have some type of activity or event for the group, and at some of these, not all, we provide paper products for different seasonal parties, ribbons/prizes for track and field, reward certificates for science/art/history projects, annual end of year pizza and ice cream party, some of the crafts that we have at some of the meetings for the kids, etc.

*Funds also go to help with other annual events such as, but not limited to, graduation ceremonies (both for kindergarten and seniors), annual parties for the teens group (Teen Bash - Homeschool version of Prom, and Teen Winter Formal), end of year pool party for the whole group (the group covers the bulk of the price allowing families only pay a small portion for their families to go verses the full cost) Christmas party for the whole group (again, group pays the bulk, and families have a small charge verses the full cost), etc. 

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WHAT OUR GROUP OFFERS YOUR FAMILY:

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We have a few different activities that our group hosts, such as;

*Specific age groups that meet at least once per month for an event. These can range from month to month, and vary from free to a small cost, depending on where they're going and what they'll be doing.They meet at least once per month, but oftentimes other mom's will post when they are going to do something and extend the invitation to the other families within that age group. Age groups are 4-7 yrs, 8-12 years, and 13 through Seniors in High School.

*One of the moms offers a science club that meets twice per month during the school year. They test theories/hypotheses, do dissections, (for the younger group the teacher does the dissection only to prevent accidents), learn about different senses, speed, air and travel, they've extracted DNA from strawberries, etc. They have a really great time. She has one group that is the younger elementary aged group, and another that is for the older bunches. She does do this for a small charge, to cover the cost of materials and such.

*The teens have a yearbook club and they also pick their fundraisers, dances, and other activities that they do.

*Each monthly meeting we host different activities or projects. (Track n' field, science and art fair, world and history fair, cookie decorating and more).

*We have field trips each month, usually 2 or 3 per month. Some are free, some are a small charge based on where it's set up at. Most are for all ages. If they are age specific, we will post that in the events so families are aware of this before they commit to attending.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO TO GET US STARTED? 

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SURE! We have some helpful links under the links tab as well as the follwoing documents: 

BAH Info

Resources, curriculum and where to buy it

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