Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s trusted advocate for Christ-centered homeschooling


Q & A On New Homeschool Law

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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CHAP Has a New Membership Site

CHAP is excited to announce that we are updating our membership process. Our new membership site is Register your family now!

Affiliate membership is free; this will securely store your information for all CHAP registrations and allow access to all membership areas of the membership site. Affiliate members may choose to subscribe to the CHAP Magazine for $10 per year; otherwise you will not continue to receive the printed quarterly CHAP Magazine.

Basic membership is $25 annually, and in addition to supporting CHAP’s mission, you will continue to receive the quarterly CHAP Magazine, the CHAP discount code to use for $20 off an HSLDA membership, and the ability to apply for CHAP scholarships.

This new membership site will make it easy to register for the 30th Annual CHAP Convention, to be held May 13-14, 2016 at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. Convention registration will open February 1, 2016, and prices and information are available now on this new site. If you have attended a CHAP Convention in the past few years, you should have received an email from CHAP with a current username and password for our new membership site.
If CHAP has encouraged your homeschooling journey and you share your story with us, CHAP would like to say thank you by providing a promo code to receive $10 off the CHAP membership of your choice, good until January 31, 2016. A survey will be sent to all emails currently receiving the CHAP ENews, and the survey is available on the new CHAP membership website.

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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Registration Deadline Approaching!




Registration for the CHAP Graduation Ceremony has been extended to
March 15th!

Register now