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FAQs



General Membership

Q:

How do I become a member of CHESS?

A:

1. Submit your application and pay online here. Once your online submission has been received, a board member will review and contact you with the next steps in your application process. 

 

Q:

When can I register to become a member of CHESS?

A:

Membership is open year-round to CHESS!

Pro-rated membership fees do not apply for mid-year signups. Our academic year is July 1st of the current year to June 30th of the following year. 

If you join after the current cooperative registration session has begun, you will need to wait until the next session to join some CHESS Cooperative Classes. We are more than happy to talk to you if you have any specific questions.

Q:

What are the fees associated with CHESS?

A:

CHESS Yearly Membership Dues are $40 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.

Q:

What are the benefits of becoming a member of CHESS?

A:

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
  • Family Formal
  • 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
  • Microsoft Office Suite 

Q:

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

A:

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.

Q:

How do I stay updated on CHESS happenings?

A:

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.

4. Upon membership approval you will be invited to join our private member's only Facebook page.

 

Cooperative Classes

Q:

Are parents allowed to drop off their children for co-op or are they required to stay?

A:

No, CHESS is not a drop off co-op.

We are a true cooperative in the sense that it takes everyone working together towards our common goal - educating our children. We ask that parents teach one class, and assist in two others, or assist in three classes if they do not feel led to teach. This gives each parent an hour off as well, and we do frequently have parents leading parent study groups or discussion hours related to parenting, homeschooling, or Bible studies, throughout the day.

Q:

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

A:

Classes are held twice per academic year in the Fall semester and Spring Semester.

 

 

Q:

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

A:

Co-Op Fees

The 2024-2025 Co-op Attendance Fee is:

$40 (per family) for Friday Session ONLY

$20 (per family) for Tuesday Session ONLY

$55 (per family) for Friday & Tuesday Sessions

This is separate from your CHESS Annual Dues of $40.

Family attendance and student class fees must be paid by the payment deadlines set each semester.

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

Additional class fees may apply depending on the class(es) 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 at info@chesshomeschoolers.org.

Q:

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

A:

Victory Baptist Church

502 W BUS 190

Copperas Cove, TX 76522

 

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

Q:

What cooperative classes do you offer?

A:

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
  • Sewing
  • Geology
  • Cooking Classes
  • Graphic Design
  • Acrylics
  • Puppetry
  • Drama
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Poetry & Tea
  • Geography
  • Chess for Beginners & Chess Club
  • History
  • Early Learning Classes
  • Lego Builders
  • Cross Stitch
  • Crochet
  • ASL

Prom

Q:

Does CHESS hold a homeschool prom?

A:

Yes, CHESS holds a Prom Formal each year in the spring. You must be a CHESS member or a guest of a CHESS member to attend.

Prom is open to students 14 years of age or older. Do you want to help plan prom? Join the Prom Committee! 

Graduation

Q:

Does CHESS do any graduation ceremonies?

A:

CHESS holds a kindergarten, 8th Grade, and Senior Graduation each year in the spring. 

If there are no sign ups for the graduations from CHESS members, a gradation will not be held.