Christian Homeschools of Stillwater
Group Type: Support
County: Ramsey, Washington, and WI
Keywords: Christian, classes, curriculum, dads, family, field trips, general, moms, presentations, teens, and testing
Group Location: River Valley Christian Church
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Christian Homeschools of Stillwater (CHS) is a Christian support group that meets at River Valley Christian Church on the southwest corner of Highway 36 and Lake Elmo Ave every 4th Tuesday of the month (except December, June and July). Meetings go from 6:30-9pm and are for adults only. Normally at the support group meetings, we either break into small groups to discuss topics pertaining to homeschooling, or we have a special speaker. You are welcome to join our group at any time of the year.
Our major intention is to support parents in their decision to home educate. However, we offer many opportunities to children in the form of field trips, “fine arts” events, and structured activities: nature center trips, “Expert’s Night”, spring testing, an Annual Art Challenge, Track and Field Day, community service projects and more. We have a “pick and choose” policy that allows you to take advantage of only those things that fit into your educational plan. We have a huge DVD and CD library for students to listen to and for parents to be encouraged in their teaching. Our Barn Dance in October is a wonderful family event. Being a large (about 85 families) homeschool group allows us to offer many, many things, because there are many hands to help. We are not a co-op, but we do have an every-other week physical education class, a weekly teen Literature class, and we offer many kinds of lessons and short term classes. There is a monthly social time at a home for teens to come and socialize and play games which dads are also invited to attend.
Membership is required to participate in our activities, or to use the library, and membership dues are discounted by $10 at the August meeting to $40 for the year. Membership fees cover the cost of our website, some family events and structured activities, rental of facilities, gifts, stipends, copies and office supplies. There is usually a fee for field trips and “fine arts” events.
We welcome visitors and inquiries to our group. There is always room in our group and our hearts to help you in your home school journey.