PCHEA welcomes new members any time of the year! To become a member, simply click here and fill out the registration form. Our membership year is August 1 through July 31st, annual membership is $30, and our renewal period begins on May 1st of each year. If you are joining us in April (which is the month we see many new homeschoolers), please enjoy a month of "grace period" membership as we prepare for our renewal season. You'll receive a bill along with all current members on May 1. If you join us from May 1st forward, your membership is good through the upcoming school year.
In order to ensure that you receive email from us regarding your membership, please go directly to your webmail's address book and add: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is via PayPal (you can use your PayPal account OR any credit/debit card). If we don't receive your payment within 30 days, your application will be deleted and you will need to reapply. If you have been a PCHEA member in the past and did not renew your membership during the last cycle, please follow the same process.
Please note-membership processing is not automated. We manually process membership-if for some reason you don't receive an approval notice from us within 7 days, please send us an email. We appreciate your patience as we homeschool our own children.
If you are unable to afford the $30 annual membership fee, you may apply for financial assistance by filling out our Financial Assistance Form under the membership tab to the left, and a board member will contact you after the next board meeting (within 4 weeks). If you are approved for financial assistance, PCHEA asks that you give back by donating a little of your time to one PCHEA event for the current school year.
By joining PCHEA, you certify that you are home educating your children in a bona fide manner that meets the requirements of state law.
Membership is not available to businesses or individuals whose interest is advertising and promoting services and products to homeschoolers. However, we will consider promoting products and services that provide enriching educational or extracurricular opportunity for homeschool families in the Texas Panhandle. If an educational or extracurricular opportunity is not based in the Texas Panhandle, it must be connected with THSC or HSLDA. If your product or service satisfies these criteria, you may email us with your request.
If you have questions or comments, please contact us.