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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July  2015
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  • Purcellville VA - iGovern East a Generation Joshua summer leadership camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 5, 2015

    Location: Purcellville, VA, USA

    Description: At iGovern, Generation Joshua’s summer leadership camps, we equip students to understand the needs and implications of liberty, government policy, and responsible citizenship. iGovern is

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  • Purcellville VA - iGovern East a Generation Joshua summer leadership camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 5, 2015

    Location: Purcellville, VA, USA

    Description: At iGovern, Generation Joshua’s summer leadership camps, we equip students to understand the needs and implications of liberty, government policy, and responsible citizenship. iGovern is

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  • Purcellville VA - iGovern East a Generation Joshua summer leadership camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 5, 2015

    Location: Purcellville, VA, USA

    Description: At iGovern, Generation Joshua’s summer leadership camps, we equip students to understand the needs and implications of liberty, government policy, and responsible citizenship. iGovern is

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  • Purcellville VA - iGovern East a Generation Joshua summer leadership camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 5, 2015

    Location: Purcellville, VA, USA

    Description: At iGovern, Generation Joshua’s summer leadership camps, we equip students to understand the needs and implications of liberty, government policy, and responsible citizenship. iGovern is

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  • Mechanicsburg - Messiah College - Psychology Camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 10, 2015

    Location: Messiah College, 1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, United States

    Description: Psychology Camp is a summer program with residential and commuter options held on the scenic, suburban campus of Messiah College, located just 12 miles from

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  • Mechanicsburg - Messiah College - Psychology Camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 10, 2015

    Location: Messiah College, 1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, United States

    Description: Psychology Camp is a summer program with residential and commuter options held on the scenic, suburban campus of Messiah College, located just 12 miles from

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  • Mechanicsburg - Messiah College - Psychology Camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 10, 2015

    Location: Messiah College, 1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, United States

    Description: Psychology Camp is a summer program with residential and commuter options held on the scenic, suburban campus of Messiah College, located just 12 miles from

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  • Mechanicsburg - Messiah College - Psychology Camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 10, 2015

    Location: Messiah College, 1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, United States

    Description: Psychology Camp is a summer program with residential and commuter options held on the scenic, suburban campus of Messiah College, located just 12 miles from

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  • Mechanicsburg - Messiah College - Psychology Camp

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 10, 2015

    Location: Messiah College, 1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, United States

    Description: Psychology Camp is a summer program with residential and commuter options held on the scenic, suburban campus of Messiah College, located just 12 miles from

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - City of God

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • Chestertown MD - Geospatial Discoveries Residential Summer Program

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Description: Washington College is hosting a geospatial discoveries program for youth ages 7th - 12th grade. Participants can choose between three exciting tracks: 3D Visualization and

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - City of God

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • Chestertown MD - Geospatial Discoveries Residential Summer Program

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Description: Washington College is hosting a geospatial discoveries program for youth ages 7th - 12th grade. Participants can choose between three exciting tracks: 3D Visualization and

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - City of God

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • Chestertown MD - Geospatial Discoveries Residential Summer Program

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Description: Washington College is hosting a geospatial discoveries program for youth ages 7th - 12th grade. Participants can choose between three exciting tracks: 3D Visualization and

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - City of God

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • Chestertown MD - Geospatial Discoveries Residential Summer Program

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Description: Washington College is hosting a geospatial discoveries program for youth ages 7th - 12th grade. Participants can choose between three exciting tracks: 3D Visualization and

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - City of God

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • Chestertown MD - Geospatial Discoveries Residential Summer Program

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Description: Washington College is hosting a geospatial discoveries program for youth ages 7th - 12th grade. Participants can choose between three exciting tracks: 3D Visualization and

17
  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - City of God

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • Chestertown MD - Geospatial Discoveries Residential Summer Program

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Description: Washington College is hosting a geospatial discoveries program for youth ages 7th - 12th grade. Participants can choose between three exciting tracks: 3D Visualization and

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - City of God

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • Chestertown MD - Geospatial Discoveries Residential Summer Program

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 19, 2015

    Location: Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620, United States

    Description: Washington College is hosting a geospatial discoveries program for youth ages 7th - 12th grade. Participants can choose between three exciting tracks: 3D Visualization and

  • Pottsgrove - In the Eye of the Beholder

    Starts: 1:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, July 18, 2015

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

    Description: Standards of beauty have varied over the years, and just as clothing can mask problems and call attention to more desirable attributes, make-up can do

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - Crime and Punishment

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 26, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - Crime and Punishment

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 26, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • 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

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - Crime and Punishment

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 26, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • 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

  • Hershey - Giant Center tour

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, July 21, 2015

    Location: Giant Center, 550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, United States

    Description: Get your first day of school in without cracking open a book. Come along and
    learn what happens behind the scenes at a sports stadium.

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - Crime and Punishment

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 26, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • 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

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - Crime and Punishment

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 26, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • 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

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - Crime and Punishment

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 26, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • 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

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  • Charles Town WV - Christian Renaissance Camp - Crime and Punishment

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, July 26, 2015

    Location: 189 Tree Line Dr, 189 Treeline Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA

    Description: After a century of death and despair, the time is ripe for a Christian Renaissance. Dr. Steven Hake, a literature professor at Patrick Henry College

  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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