Tri-County Christian Home Educator's Website
Whether you are new to home schooling, new to the area, or new to our group, we hope you find information here to help you in your home schooling journey. Our members come from Hart, Elbert, Franklin (and Madison) Counties in Northeast Georgia.
TCCHE seeks to provide fellowship, encouragement, and support to Christian home schooling parents to help them successfully teach and minister to their children. We seek to provide the opportunity for our children to form godly relationships in an atmosphere where Christian standards and values are shared by all. All of our families sign the statement of faith, agree to adhere to our policies and guidelines, and agree to comply with the home study law of the state of Georgia.
To provide fellowship we offer several activities every year: back to school party, school pictures by a professional photographer, field trips, Craft Day (one for elementary, one for middle and high school to make Thanksgiving and Christmas items), Science Fair and Biography Fair (alternating each year), Spelling Bee, Christmas and Spring Drama, Yearbook, youth events, PE classes twice per month, a year-end party, and, new this year, a Fall Bazaar in November for families to sell items and to raise money as a group for Hart Life Pregnancy Resource Center.
Some field trips we have either had or hope to have soon are: fossil presentation, police and department tour, library and post office tours, visits to local reastaurants and the newspaper, insect presentation and planetarium visit at Clemson University, 12 Aprils Dairy, Corn Maze (Anderson, SC), petting zoo, Greenville Zoo, HollyWild, Bob Jones University, radio station, Ty Cobb Museum, state park presentations and many more.
To offer support and encouragement, we will have parent meetings that offer both information and fellowship for parents. We plan to offer them at varying times to accommodate different schedules of parents. This website also has useful information about home schooling, information about activities as they are scheduled, sign ups for scheduled events, classifieds to advertise items for sale, give-away or wanted, and forums to share prayer needs.
Non-members may attend one event prior to joining the group. Full website access will be allowed once membership is approved. Before joining, you will want to be sure to click "About TCCHE" to read our statement of faith, policies and guidelines, compliance agreement, and letter about GCA (which is found under "Homeschool and GCA"). Dues are $40.00/year and can be paid by PayPal (click link under "About TCCHE" for instructions) or by check. Once you have filled out the registration form, we will send you the mailing address for your check.
As of May 2011, TCCHE will only accept new memberships from families who are home schooling at least one child. Therefore, if a family is using GCA (public school at home) to school their children, they will not be permitted to join.