September 2, 2015

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Mom’s Night Out October 17

Join Rhonda Stoppe and CHEA on October 17 Moms want to have fun, too! After a busy summer and a busy start to a new school year, Mom,  it’s time for some fun, encouragement, and fellowship. Fortify yourself for the coming school year. CHEA’s Mom’s Night Out is the perfect place. Join us on Saturday, October […]

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August 3, 2015

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CHEA Update from Chairman of the Board

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Important Ministry Update from the Chairman of the Board The CHEA Board of Directors met Thursday, July 30 to review the ministry’s financial situation, and we want to provide an update to our Members and supporters. First a few facts: CHEA is a non-profit organization with a very small staff that operates from tiny office […]

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July 24, 2015

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CHEA Testimonials

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Here are a few things our supporters have said this week about CHEA: Jamie De Silvia I appreciate a few things about CHEA: 1. Local and web-based support for me as a school leader/administrator 2. Continual reminders to keep Christ #1 and focus on the spiritual call to homeschool. 3. Hands-on resources and great speakers […]

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July 24, 2015

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Why Is CHEA Critical to California Homeschoolers?

CHEA is the only California state organization that advocates for and promotes private Christian home education 24/7, year round. CHEA, along with Family Protection Ministries (FPM) and Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), is an integral part of the infrastructure that protects homeschool freedoms in California. CHEA fills the important role of the common organization […]

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July 24, 2015

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Why Doesn’t CHEA Ask for Donations at the Convention?

Why CHEA Doesn’t Ask for Donations for Itself at Its Conventions? (And Why a Collection Was Taken This Year) For a number of years, CHEA had been urged to take a collection on its own behalf at our Annual Conventions, but we’ve declined. The Board of Directors has felt that as the hosts of the […]

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July 24, 2015

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Why Does CHEA Support Family Protection Ministries (FPM)?

Each year at our annual Conventions it has been a long-standing tradition to take a collection for Family Protection Ministries (FPM). As the legislative arm of CHEA, FPM lobbies to protect our rights to teach our children at home free from government intrusion. Every year the good men at FPM, Nathan Pierce and Roy Hanson, […]

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July 24, 2015

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CHEA Moving Forward

After more than 32 years of service to California homeschoolers, CHEA is at a dramatic crossroads in ministry and direction. It is true the lack of Convention attendance and Memberships coupled with rising Convention costs has contributed to our reduced funds, but CHEA also realizes we need to move beyond asking for your hard-earned dollars […]

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July 24, 2015

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How Much Does It Cost to Host a Convention?

CHEA’s first and second conventions in the 1980s were at churches, but as the event grew it became necessary to find accommodations large enough for an expanding event. Colleges didn’t have the right mix of large exhibit and keynote spaces and larger rooms for workshops. Our only alternative was a city or regionally-owned convention center. […]

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July 14, 2015

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The Non-Achiever’s Summer List

I have always been a list-maker person, a doer, a planner, and a “coffee achiever.” (Please raise your hand if you are old enough to understand that reference). But this summer I want to–strike that–desperately need to do something different. We just completed our 14th year of homeschool. Our oldest has graduated from high school, […]

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January 8, 2015

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Eliminate pain with online writing tools

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by Nikolas Baron It’s smart. It’s fast. It’s always there for you when you need it. It’s the Internet. The Internet is the great equalizer when it comes to writing on an academic level. Even teens who do not have a genius IQ level or a college English professor for a parent can produce top-notch […]

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