Pennsylvania Homeschool Organizations and Support Groups
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Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP)
231 N. Chestnut St, Palmyra, PA 17078
Phone/Fax: (717) 838-0980
CHAP 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 two national organizations: Home School Legal Defense Association and The National Center for Home Education. CHAP provides leadership and direction on issues facing Christian homeschoolers on a national and statewide basis.
In order to bring glory to God, the Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania is dedicated to
Promote Christ-centered home-based discipleship as the standard.
Provide resources which inform, encourage and equip homeschool families.
Protect the God-given right of parents to homeschool.
To inform and educate the general public on the benefits of homeschooling.
To strengthen and equip home educators.
To foster homeschooling in local churches.
To inform current and potential homeschoolers of regulations which affect them.
To strengthen and equip support groups and their leaders.
To foster homeschooling by educating political leaders on the local, state, and federal levels.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
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