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


Homeschool Calendar

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

    Starts: 9:00 am

    Ends: 4:30 pm, May 2, 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

  • State College Home-School Book Sale

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 2:00 pm, May 2, 2015

    Location: Park Forest Baptist Church, 3030 Carnegie Drive, State College, PA 16803, United States

    Description: SPONSORED BY SOLID FOUNDATIONS, SFEA.INFO
    SCHOOLED, HOME-SCHOOLED, AND UNSCHOOLED: ALL INVITED
    SELL SUPPLIES, CRAFTS, AND BAKED GOODS AS WELL
    SEND JEFF@DGJC.ORG TO REGISTER A TABLE,

  • Erie - Storytime with Barnes & Noble

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 2, 2015

    Location: 5909 Peach St Erie, PA 16509

    Description: Join Barnes & Noble Erie each Saturday at 11am for storytime. Stories and activities recommended for ages 2-7. Find info about your local events offerings

  • Pottsgrove - Annual Colonial May Fair

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 5:00 pm, May 2, 2015

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

    Description: Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor. This event is a fun-filled day with activities for all ages including

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  • Harrisburg - Mt. Lou San Bible Camp Homeschool Phys. Ed. Course – Spring 2015

    Starts: 10:30 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 5, 2015

    Location: Mt Lou San Bible Camp, 2200 Blue Mountain Parkway East, Harrisburg, PA 17112, United States

    Description: Mt. Lou San’s physical education courses offer a safe and open environment for children to improve various athletic, coordination and problem-solving skills. There is also

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  • Harrisburg - CHAP Convention

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 5:00 pm, May 9, 2015

    Location: Farm Show Complex, 9408, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, United States

  • Harrisburg - CHAP Graduation

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 8, 2015

    Location: Farm Show Complex, 9408, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, United States

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  • Harrisburg - CHAP Convention

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 5:00 pm, May 9, 2015

    Location: Farm Show Complex, 9408, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, United States

  • Erie - Storytime with Barnes & Noble

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 9, 2015

    Location: 5909 Peach St Erie, PA 16509

    Description: Join Barnes & Noble Erie each Saturday at 11am for storytime. Stories and activities recommended for ages 2-7. Find info about your local events offerings

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  • HersheyPark deadline for education day tickets

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 12, 2015

    Location: Hersheypark Stadium, 550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, United States

    Description: Hersheypark invites homeschool families to enjoy a special admission discount during the month of May! Visit on one of their scheduled education days and participate

  • Troy - Farm Days 1866

    Starts: 9:00 am

    Ends: 2:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Bradford County Heritage Village Troy, PA

    Description: This will be the 3nd year for our ‘Farm Days 1866’ Educational Program offered free to area 4th grade public, private & home schooled students.

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  • Troy - Farm Days 1866

    Starts: 9:00 am

    Ends: 2:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Bradford County Heritage Village Troy, PA

    Description: This will be the 3nd year for our ‘Farm Days 1866’ Educational Program offered free to area 4th grade public, private & home schooled students.

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  • Harrisburg - Safety Day

    Starts: 9:00 am

    Ends: 12:30 pm, May 15, 2015

    Location: Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 1250 Colonial Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112, United States

    Description: $3 per participant, ages 5 and up, deadline April 20
    It's not just education! It will be fun! The children will learn from real people

  • Philadelphia - Mayhem Poets at Papaya

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 15, 2015

    Location: 230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Description: Contact Jane Stojak for reservations: 215-760-0230 or janestojak@gmail.com
    Tickets $8 each http://www.PAPAYAlive.org
    Recommended for grades 6 through 12.
    Web link: http://www.mayhempoets.com/
    Video link: http://youtu.be/bDkfwXfpwhI

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  • Erie - Storytime with Barnes & Noble

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 16, 2015

    Location: 5909 Peach St Erie, PA 16509

    Description: Join Barnes & Noble Erie each Saturday at 11am for storytime. Stories and activities recommended for ages 2-7. Find info about your local events offerings

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  • Black Rock - Homeschool Outdoor Education Days - Wet and Wild Day

    Starts: 8:30 am

    Ends: 3:30 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Black Rock Retreat, 1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566, United States

    Description: Home School Outdoor Education Days provide students age 6 & up with the opportunity to explore God's creation through hands-on, experiential learning in the outdoors.

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  • Erie - Storytime with Barnes & Noble

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 23, 2015

    Location: 5909 Peach St Erie, PA 16509

    Description: Join Barnes & Noble Erie each Saturday at 11am for storytime. Stories and activities recommended for ages 2-7. Find info about your local events offerings

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  • Erie - Storytime with Barnes & Noble

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 30, 2015

    Location: 5909 Peach St Erie, PA 16509

    Description: Join Barnes & Noble Erie each Saturday at 11am for storytime. Stories and activities recommended for ages 2-7. Find info about your local events offerings

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