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Why join PCHEA?


There are many PCHEA Member Benefits!

PCHEA offers many opportunities to meet other homeschoolers, both new and experienced.  Kids make friends and parents connect with each other, creating a community of families with common education goals.What do you get from your annual membership fee?  Here are some details and reasons why your PCHEA membership fee offers such great value:

 Private Family Website- PCHEA's web site offers many benefits to members only because their membership dues support the cost of operating the site.  These features include a calendar of events of interest to homeschoolers with convenient online payment options, a classified advertising forum for buying and selling used curriculum, and an interactive, secure forum for sharing questions and information, guidance and support.  We also provide links to student opportunities in the arts, sports, academics, and other organizations.   PCHEA parents connect with other families using the web site to share opportunities such as field trips, play groups, sports, recreation outings, prom, and graduation ceremonies that are planned and coordinated by members.

 Annual Events-the PCHEA Board coordinates many annual FREE events for your family. We sponsor a variety of events, such as Homeschool Family Day at Palo Duro Canyon, the Homeschool Used Book Sale, the PCHEA Family Picnic, field trips to local theatre shows, and others.  PCHEA member dues also occasionally offset the cost of a family activity, reducing the cost for PCHEA members for a family night at a swimming pool, a family outing at Panhandle Plains Historical Museum,  or a day at the Discovery Center, for example.  These activities are subject to change based on the interest of members and their support in providing volunteer time. These free or cost-reduced events are usually enough to cover your membership fee in one or two outings!

 The PCHEA Lending Library-hosted at Tandem Academy, the Lending Library has loads of homeschool curriculum for members to check out for use in your homeschool. 

Community-PCHEA is for homeschool families, by homeschool families. Our community thrives because people in it give back and look to others for resources, information, and support. Speaking of community, your membership dues support outreach to the community about homeschooling, providing public workshops like Homeschooling 101, supporting the public features of this web site, and placing brochures in local libraries and book stores.

Value-The net cost of annual membership in PCHEA is only $10 when you also join the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC).  When you pay $30 PCHEA membership dues, you will receive a $20 discount off THSC dues, making the net cost of joining PCHEA only $10!  PCHEA members also enjoy a $20 discount when joining the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).  

Discounts-PCHEA membership card holders enjoy discounts at Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, A&D Bookstore, LifeWay Christian Store, the UPS Store, Card & Party Factory, Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and Michael's.

We look forward to welcoming you to PCHEA!