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Upcoming Events

Worldview Camp
July 3 - Friday

Introduction to Homeschooling    Sign Up
July 6 - Monday
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Running/Walking Club
July 9 - Thursday
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM

CHEA Convention
July 16 - Thursday

Running/Walking Club
July 16 - Thursday
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM

CHEA Convention
July 17 - Friday


CFS Poway Membership 

To join our group, click on "Request Membership" at the very top right side of this page. Our school year runs from August 1st to July 31st and the annual fee is $35. The annual membership expires each year at the end of July. 
If you want to sign your student(s) up for Co-op classes then you will also need to pay a facility fee of $40 (for one child) or $75 (for 2 or more children.) This fee must be paid before you will be allowed to enroll in classes, but is waived for parents who teach a class or who help lead Co-op in a significant way. If registrations don't work out for you and you end up dropping co-op before September 15th, this fee will be refunded.  To be eligible for priority registration for co-op classes, membership fees and co-op facility fees must be received by July 28th, 2015.

Have all your children graduated? You are invited to join at the special alumni rate of $10 per year. Homeschooling families who live out of state are welcome to join as well. You will be able to participate on the forums, classifieds, and receive our monthly newsletters. The cost for this is $8 per year.
Paying via Paypal

Did you sign up to join without paying immediately? Now you can't get back to the paypal window  - so either write a check and mail it to CFS Poway at P.O. Box 1824, Poway, 92074  or log in to your paypal account and send payment to:  Please make a notation as to what the payment is for so that we can assign it to the correct account.  Thank you!

Upcoming events:


Intro to Homeschooling Informational Meeting

If you are thinking about or new to homeschooling, we invite you to join us as homeschool mom, Janelle Knutson, shares an overview of the different ways to homeschool in CA. She will go over basic "getting started" tips, and address top concerns and questions people have with homeschooling. Janelle Knutson, mother of six, has been homeschooling for 11 years. She has written articles for the California Parent Educator magazine, The Old Schoolhouse magazine and different homeschool group newsletters. She has spoken at MOPS groups and various homeschool events including the CFS Homeschool Expo. You can find her blogging at

Monday, July 6th

Location: The Boettner home in 4S

Sign up: Click on calendar, find July 6th, click on the event and a new window will open for you to sign up.

Cost: Free

Questions: Contact Sylvia at


Welcome to Poway!!

We're glad you found us. You can homeschool by yourself but it's a lot more fun sharing the journey with other likeminded families.
Not sure yet whether or not to homeschool? It's not an easy task, but with God's help you can do it! Parents often find they are frustrated with their local school system not meeting the educational or unique needs of their children. Many times, their children are not being challenged. They are falling behind because they don't learn exactly the same way as everyone else, or they have a special educational disability. When you teach your children at home, you have the flexibility to develop an individualized program with the curriculum you want.
Some parents are also discouraged by the unsafe environment of their child's school, where bullying, drugs, and violence may be presnet. Other parents are simply fed up with the public school system undermining their values and actively opposing their biblical worldview. At home, parents have the freedom to share their faith and build a moral foundation for their children. Click here to see how American Homeschoolers Measure up.
Do you know what is going on in our nations' public schools? Check out this link for some eye-opening information from If you want more information as you consider your options, we recommend
Will your child still be a Christian after High School Graduation?

Homeschooled: 94%
Public Schooled: 15%

We encourage you to support the proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the United States constitution. See for more information.

Our Mission

CFS Poway’s goal is to enhance privately homeschooling families’ abilities to meet their educational goals by providing additional opportunities for students to develop academically, socially, physically and spiritually. A range of services are provided for families who do not participate in a brick & mortar school. These include a year-end Promotion and Graduation Ceremony, School Pictures, Yearbook, Spelling Bee, Field trips, Co-op Classes, and annual Stanford standardized testing. 

How to Homeschool Lessons from CHEA

Did you know that CHEA has a series of “How to Homeschool” email lessons? Upon signing up, participants will receive twelve weekly lessons delivered right to their e-mail box. This class was designed to help new homeschoolers get started, and for veteran homeschoolers who would like a refresher course.

The free class includes the following lessons:

  1. Emergency Start-up
  2. Pros & Cons of Homeschooling
  3. Withdrawing from School
  4. Filing a Private School Affidavit
  5. Homeschool Programs
  6. Setting Up School
  7. Record keeping - Pt. 1 (Required Records)
  8. Record Keeping - Pt 2 (Other Records)
  9. Scheduling
  10. Planning
  11. Find A Group
  12. What About Me?

Sign up today at and lessons will begin arriving on the following Monday.

Homeschool Enrichment Magazine

Subscribe now to Home School Enrichment Magazine for only $15! If you subscribe by clicking through this link, CFS Poway will receive a portion of the subcription price. Thank you for your support!


If you want to homeschool tomorrow... you need HSLDA today!

CFS Poway is an affiliate of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.  As a member of CFS Poway, you will be able to join HSLDA at a discounted price.


And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord;
and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13


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