Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s trusted advocate for Christ-centered homeschooling

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PD1_7160CHAP is an acronym for Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit corporation founded to encourage and support families interested in home education. CHAP assists parents in understanding and fulfilling the law’s requirements and is affiliated with three national organizations: Home School Legal Defense Association, The Alliance, and The National Center for Home Education. CHAP provides leadership and direction on issues facing Christian homeschoolers on a national and statewide basis.

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End-Of-School-Year Letter

CHAP has created the following letter to assist you with transitioning to the new end-of-school-year requirements which were signed into law by Governor Corbett on October 31, 2014.

This is a cover letter to submit to the school district superintendent with copies of the evaluator’s certifications.

You will note that the letter is brief and to the point. CHAP strongly urges homeschool educators to provide school districts with only the information required by law. This prevents school districts from becoming intrusive and demanding information which is outside of the scope of the law.

CHAP also strongly advises that you maintain copies of the evaluator’s certification(s) and the letter to the superintendent, and either submit the paperwork by certified mail or obtain a written receipt if you hand-deliver the end-of-year paperwork to the school district offices.

 

Letter to Superintendent


Positions Available

The CHAP Convention would not go on without the hundreds of faithful volunteers who give of their time at the Convention and year round. Do you desire to make a difference, do something you love, and serve homeschoolers at the same time? CHAP has volunteer and paid openings for the 2016 CHAP Convention. All of these positions require the general qualities of strong written and verbal communication skills along with excellent computer, interpersonal, and organizational skills being a necessity. CHAP encourages each coordinator to develop a team of members to assist in the various aspects of work for each committee so the workload is not carried by one person.

A list of volunteer positions can be found here.

A list of any paid positions can be found here.


Homeschool Calendar

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Click here to view the full calendar and to Submit an Event

August  2015
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  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

2
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Pottsgrove - Living History Sundays

    Starts: 1:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, August 2, 2015

    Location: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 West King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, United States

    Description: Pottsgrove Manor's staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from

3
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

4
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

5
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

6
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

7
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

8
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

  • Purcellville VA - Basics & Beyond for Homeschooling Toddlers to Tweens

    Starts: 9:00 am

    Ends: 4:30 pm, August 8, 2015

    Location: Patrick Henry College One Patrick Henry Circle Purcellville, Virginia 20132

    Description: Featuring Vicki Bentley, HSLDA’s Toddlers to Tweens Consultant
    Register early space is limited
    HSLDA members: $35 individual / $45 couple
    Non-members: $45 individual / $55

9
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

  • Pottsgrove - Living History Sundays

    Starts: 1:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, August 9, 2015

    Location: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 West King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, United States

    Description: Pottsgrove Manor's staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from

10
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

11
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

12
  • HSLDA Online Academy deadline 8/12

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 13, 2015

    Description: HSLDA Online Academy – Great Courses, Great Teachers, Great Results!

    HSLDA Online Academy is a resource for homeschool and private school families looking for high

  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

13
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

14
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

15
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

16
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

  • Pottsgrove - Living History Sundays

    Starts: 1:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, August 16, 2015

    Location: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 West King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, United States

    Description: Pottsgrove Manor's staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from

17
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

18
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

19
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

20
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

21
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

22
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

23
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

  • Pottsgrove - Living History Sundays

    Starts: 1:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, August 23, 2015

    Location: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 West King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, United States

    Description: Pottsgrove Manor's staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from

24
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

25
  • Ephrata - "What does it mean to be human?"

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, August 26, 2015

    Location: 550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA

    Description: It has come to CHAP’s attention that from July 30th - August 25th, 2015, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit of [supposed] human origins will be at

  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

26
  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

27
  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

28
  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

29
  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

  • Harrisburg - Back to School Fair

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 1:00 pm, August 29, 2015

    Location: 2645 Lisburn Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011, USA

    Description: Harrisburg Area Homeschool Association's 8th annual back to school fair for all traditional homeschoolers and cyber schoolers in the five-county area surrounding Harrisburg. Saturday, August

30
  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,

  • Pottsgrove - Living History Sundays

    Starts: 1:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, August 30, 2015

    Location: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 West King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, United States

    Description: Pottsgrove Manor's staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from

31
  • Giveaway from HSLDA

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, September 1, 2015

    Location: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/Giveaway.aspx

    Description: Every day in August, HSLDA will draw one winner who will receive their ground breaking Common Core documentary for free. (So the earlier you enter,