Welcome! Homeschooling is an exciting journey, and we will be with you every step of the way. These resources will help you navigate the state requirements and access local support groups.
The link below may help you with legal questions about homeschooling in your state.
Homeschool support groups in your state are an excellent way to gain more assistance and guidance in your homeschooling endeavors. A regional support group fosters a wonderful sense of community among homeschooling families and allows for more opportunities to exchange ideas, plan group outings, and share in the overall experience of homeschooling! While Calvert supports the development of community among homeschooling families, this list does not constitute affiliation between Calvert Education and the groups represented below.
When C.H.E.F. was officially organized in 1984, the founding families felt that a home educational organization whose sole purpose was to meet educational needs was not enough. Since they were coming from a Christian perspective, home education, to them, had a much greater significance than just academics. Their convictions were based upon a Christian world view. Although they recognized the right of any individual of any persuasion to home educate, they chose to limit membership to their organization to only those of similar Christian beliefs and standards.
While the founding families did not want to discriminate against any particular Christian denomination, they did want to only include those potential members whose beliefs were consistent with traditional evangelical Christianity. Thus the Statement of Faith that we now have was written.
OCHEC strives to equip, inform, and encourage home educators through events, communications, and resources and to protect their God-given right to direct the education and training of their children to the glory of God.
This organization sponsors spelling and geography bees and offers by subscription THE NEWS, a large bimonthly publication full of local and statewide events, classes, and support group info. The organization also operates a book benevolence ministry for home educators with over 10,000 books distributed yearly for free.