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General Membership


How do I become a member of CHESS?


1. Register and pay online here. Once your online submission has been received, a board member will review and contact you with further information to you plugged into CHESS. 



When can I register to become a member of CHESS?


Membership is open year-round to CHESS!

Pro-rated membership fees do not apply for mid-year signups.

If you join mid-semester you may need to wait until the next session to join some CHESS Cooperative Classes or clubs. We are more than happy to talk to you if you have any specific questions.


What are the fees associated with CHESS?


CHESS Yearly Membership Dues are $35 per family. This is paid each year in the fall.

There are separate fees for participation in the CHESS Cooperative classes. Additional fees may apply for field trips, special events, and CHESS clubs.


What are the benefits of becoming a member of CHESS?


Membership in CHESS entitles homeschooling families to participate in the following activities:

  • Adult Nights Out (moms, dads, or both!)
  • Field Trips
  • Park Days
  • Holiday Parties
  • Prom
  • CHESS Chess Club
  • Used Curriculum Sales
  • CHESS End of Year Bash
  • CHESS Graduation (Senior, 8th, and Kindergarten)
  • Access to our private Member Only Forum, Classifieds, Directory
  • CHESS Cooperative Classes


Am I required to sign a Statement of Faith in order to join CHESS?


Yes. CHESS is a Christian Homeschool ministry and as such members are required to agree and adhere to the Statement of Faith. The Statement of Faith can be viewed and/or downloaded in pdf format here.


How do I stay updated on CHESS happenings?


1. Check the CHESS Calendar of Events often!

2. During registration (or update your member profile), sign up to receive the Weekly Newsletter.

3. Important announcements will be on the Member Homepage at chesshomeschoolers.org.


Cooperative Classes


When are the cooperative classes (Co-Op) held?


Fall 2022 Semester

September 09 - November 04 


September 06 - November 01

Friday Session

  • 9:30 - 9:45am - Arrival & Check In
  • 9:45 - 10:00am - Announcements
  • 10:05 - 10:55am - Hour 1
  • 11:00 - 11:50am - Hour 2
  • 11:55 - 12:25pm - Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:20pm - Hour 3
  • 1:25 - 2:10pm - Hour 4
  • 2:15 - 2:45pm - Clean Up

Tuesday Session

  • 12:45pm - Arrival & Check In
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm - Class periods as set by instructors
  • 3:00-3:30pm - Clean Up

You may choose to attend one or both sessions.




How much do the cooperative (Co-Op) classes cost?


Co-Op Fees

The 2022 Fall Co-op Attendance Fee is:

$40 (per family) for Friday Session ONLY

$15 (per family) for Tuesday Session ONLY

$50 (per family) for Friday & Tuesday Sessions

This is separate from your yearly CHESS Membership Dues of $35.

Family attendance and student's class fees must be paid on or before the first day of class. September 6th for those participating in Tuesday classes, September 9th for those participating in Friday classes.

Payments may be made through your online portal or in person.

Additional class fees may apply depending on the classes your child is registered for. For instance lab fees for a science class, or materials fees for a cooking or art class.

Scholarships are available. Please reach out to the CHESS Board Members for more information.


Where are the cooperative classes (Co-op) held?


Robertson Avenue Baptist Church

305 E Robertson Avenue

Copperas Cove, TX 76522


We thank Robertson Avenue Baptist Church for blessing us with the use of their facility. 


What cooperative classes do you offer?


Classes change with each semester. The class listings and descriptions are updated as information becomes available. You can view more on the Class Registration page. You do not need to be a member of CHESS to view basic information about classes. You do need to be a member of CHESS and logged into your account to sign up for classes.

Some examples of classes we've had in the past are:

  • Dissection
  • Quilling
  • Geology
  • Yearbook
  • Graphic Design
  • Acrylics
  • Puppetry
  • Drama
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Poetry & Tea
  • Geography
  • Chess & Chess Club
  • History