Online Application

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Membership Year - June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016

Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association (LCHEA) 

The Association has been formed to provide support, guidance and encouragement to one another as Home Educators based on closely held Christian principles.

We regret that families with children enrolled in virtual charter schooling (VCS or public school at home) are not eligible for LCHEA membership. Additionally, families who have both children receiving a VCS education and children receiving a traditional home school education as allowed through SC Code Section 59-65-40, 59-65-45, and 59-65-47 are not eligible for LCHEA membership. See Eligibility link above.S 

A few steps to fully complete your LCHEA membership for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • Complete all parts of the Online Application (below).  Please select ONE membership "Section".
  • Concur with both LCHEA Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct links (next screen after online application).
  • Mail your 2015-2016 membership dues to LCHEA or submit your payment online.

Your membership will be approved when your online application is complete and your payment is received. You will be notified by email and then will have full access to this LCHEA website and all LCHEA activities. Note: Membership year begins on June 1, 2015.

$45 all year. School year is from June to May of the following year. (June 2015-May 2016)

If you are a renewing member, please also include any other outstanding debt owed to LCHEA from the previous school year (library fines, returned check fees, etc.) All checks returned for insufficient funds are subject to a minimum charge of $15 or the equivalent bank processing fee, whichever is greater.

We look forward to connecting with you soon! 


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*Primary Last Name:
*Primary First Name:
*Primary Email:
Secondary Last Name:
Secondary First Name:
Additional Email Address(es):
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If additional email address(es) are entered above, should they also receive weekly email and forum notifications, etc.?
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Church Affiliation:
Year you Started Homeschooling:
*Weekly Email Update: Would you like to receive a weekly email update?
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*Privacy: Include my family information in the membership on-line directory?
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*Forum Emails: Would you like to receive forum notifications via email (not just the ones you create)?
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Delivery Type:
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Select which forum categories you would like to be notified about:
Curriculum Exchange
Classes and Co-ops
Non Homeschool Chat
MEEK(kids learning differently)
PreK-Elementary Chat
Middle/High School Chat
Homeschooling a Houseful
Military Families
Opportunities for Christian Service
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Additional Questions:

1. *

Choose one satellite group to be a member of. They are geographic in nature, but you may choose whichever one is most convenient to you.

East Cooper Goose Creek
North Charleston Summerville
West Ashley

2. *

I/we agree to the following statement:

I/we hereby concur with LCHEA's Bylaws and Operating Guidelines (available on top tabs). I/we understand that LCHEA is a support group for Christian homeschool families and assumes no responsibility as to instruction, curriculum, testing, or college recommendations. I/we understand that LCHEA is not taking the role of an accountability group, and it is our/my responsibility to ensure that I/we have complied with South Carolina education requirements. I/we hereby release, disc harge, and covenant not to sue LCHEA, its leadership, participants, or hosting churches and organizations from any and all claims, demands, losses, or damages to myself, my child(ren), or my property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or part by the negligence of any of the listed parties. I/we further agree to indemnify LCHEA in the event that my acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of my child(ren) cause loss or damage to the organization, its leadership, participants, hosting churches, or third parties. 

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3. *

I/we agree to the following statement:

I/we hereby concur that I/we have no children currently living in my/our home that are enrolled in Virtual Charter School (VCS) education (public school at home). Note: VCS is not be confused with Homeschool Option 1, the public school district (Section 59-65-40 of SC Code).

Note: Please notify LCHEA leadership of any changes to this status during the school year, as it will affect your membership eligibility. For more information concerning LCHEA's policy on Virtual Charter Schooling, see the Eligibility link on the LCHEA website. 

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4. *

I/we agree to the following statement:

Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association Statement of Faith

• We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only, infallible, authoritative Word of God.

• We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

• We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

• We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and not as a result of good works.

• We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.

• We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto resurrection of Life; they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

• We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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I/we agree to the following statement:

Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association Code of Conduct

A requirement for Association membership is adherence to the following Code of Conduct, which will be the standard for all LCHEA activities/events and other LCHEA-related matters.

Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association seeks to glorify Christ and encourage members in their home education endeavors. As Christians, we strive to “keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” in all of our communication and interaction with one another. This includes face-to-face interaction, as well as written communication on our LCHEA forums (Ephesians 4:1-3).

LCHEA member families (parents and students) agree to act in such a way that their words and actions promote encouragement of fellow LCHEA families and provide a witness of our relationship with Christ. Language, dress, and behavior should exemplify Christ (Colossians 3:17).

LCHEA activities/events, upon arrival to departure, should be smoke-free, alcohol-free, and free of other mood altering substances. Potentially offensive or harmful items should be left at home, ensuring that every activity/event remains as safe as possible for our membership and the community (Romans 12:12-13).

LCHEA member families (parents and students) agree to avoid disrespectful, immoral, intimidating, or rude behavior at LCHEA activities/events or in the presence of other members. We want to encourage one another with the love of God and seek to glorify Him at all times. (Romans 16:17-18)

LCHEA Member families agree to refrain from gossip, backbiting, and slander (Ephesians 4:29-32). If a personal conflict situation arises with another member during a LCHEA activity/event, pursue peace and forgiveness by first speaking with the individual member privately. If the situation cannot be resolved individually, please contact the LCHEA Activity/Event Coordinator or Satellite Leader for the next step to reconciliation.

 (Matthew 18:15-16).

LCHEA member families agree to be responsible for their own children’s behavior to ensure that they comply with this standard of conduct for all LCHEA activities/events (Colossians 3:20).

Refer to the LCHEA Bylaws and Operating Guidelines for additional information related to compliance with the Code of Conduct.

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6. *

I/we agree to the following statement:

I/We understand that being a LCHEA member requires that I/we attend at least two (2) LCHEA activities.

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7. *

Please select the reason for your application. (check all that apply)

(1 required)
New LCHEA Family Renewing LCHEA Family
New Homeschool Family New to the Area

8. *

Please select the one accountability organization you currently use to comply with SC homeschool law: (Note: LCHEA is NOT an accountability organization).
Section 59-65-40 of SC Code: Option 1 - School District
Section 59-65-45 of SC Code: Option 2 - SCAIHS
Section 59-65-47 of SC Code: Option 3 - 3rd Option Accountability Group
Select option from the drop down menu below:

9. *

Please select one or more areas below where you might like to volunteer at the LCHEA-Wide level.  Contact your satellite leader for options in which to volunteer at the satellite level.

(1 required)
Administrative - Board Member Administrative - Calendar Advisor
Administrative - Treasurer Assistant Administrative - Website Assistant
Administrative - Other Book Sale
Competitive Bees - Bible Competitive Bees - Geography
Competitive Bees - History Competitive Bees - Math
Competitive Bees - Spelling Father-Daughter Dance
Graduation Kick-Off Event
LCHEA-Wide Clubs NHS
Orientation Prom
PSAT Testing Student Council North
Student Council West Yearbook

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