CHEACC, Inc. Membership Benefits
Since 1987, members have enjoyed a more enriching home education experience because of their involvement in CHEACC, Inc. Our families benefit from a wide range of support and group activities including:
· A sense of belonging – knowing you are not alone in your home schooling journey.
· Monthly meetings (held the 3rd Monday of each month) which provide information and support for home schooling parents. Some meetings have special guest speakers and some feature small group discussions. Others are a time of family fellowship or opportunities for students to display projects or conduct presentations or performances.
· Monthly newsletters, posted to our members-only web-site, which include a calendar of events of CHEACC-sponsored programs and other activities of interest to home schooling families.
· Access to a secure, members-only message board to keep you informed of upcoming events, prayer requests and praises, curriculum reviews, home school legislation issues, and even a classified section to buy, borrow, or sell goods and services.
· Discounted group membership to FPEA (Florida Parent Educators Association). This statewide organization keeps you informed via bi-monthly publications (The Almanac) on legislative matters, seminars, curriculum fairs, and helpful home schooling information and encouragement. As an FPEA member, you will also receive discounted admission to their annual home school convention held in Orlando each Memorial Day weekend.
· Discounted membership to HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association). This nationwide organization was established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. The legal help that HSLDA provides to our members ranges from legal advice to full court representation.
· Membership card for teacher discounts at local book stores and area businesses.
· Private, secure, and up-to-date on-line membership directory of families and students, including information on family-owned businesses and home-based services.
· Notification of annual testing and evaluation services by certified Florida educators. CHEACC’s approved evaluators are familiar with the state statutes on home education, and will assist you in your compliance with state and local regulations regarding testing and/or evaluations.
· Discounted Philharmonic tickets to the School Time Theater and Orchestra program.
· Professional student portraits and school yearbooks.
· Access to a myriad of activities sponsored by the members of CHEACC, Inc. which may include field trips, park days, social events, workshops, and special classes.
· Information on other activities which may enhance your home schooling efforts such as Community Bible Study, 4-H, sports, music, dance, and private tutors.