New to SCOPE? Take a minute and get to know us better!
1.Pray for God’s wisdom and direction (James 1:5).
2.Read SCOPE eNewsletter for monthly encouragement and news.
3.Join Home School Legal Defense Association. Optional but advisable. SCOPE subscribers receive discount when using code from the SCOPE subscription form or newsletter. If removing a child from the public school system, contact HSLDA first for best method.
4.Choose type of school status. (Private school affidavit, satellite-correspondence affiliate or Private Satellite Study Program – PSP. See Family Protection Ministry for advice.)
5.Attend SCOPE-sponsored “How to Begin” meeting. Call (916) 668-0401 for details.
6.Develop goals, curriculum and begin planning courses of study.
7.Follow through with appropriate record keeping.
8.Establish friendships for encouragement and support by joining a SCOPE Chat Group.
9.Attend a SCOPE Conference and workshops for teaching methods, training and support (annually in spring).
Attend a “How to Begin Homeschooling” meeting
- These informational meetings are open to the public. Information is provided on the legalities, and realities of homeschooling. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the time and location of the next meeting.
- It includes inspiring articles and regular columns, as well as with activities and opportunities for students. SCOPE Jr. and SCOPE Teen columns publish students book reports, writing and poetry.
- Regional small groups designed to:
- Provide ongoing support and encouragement for parents in small group settings
- Sponsor and organize activities, group learning classes, parties for the children and field trips
- Learn more about chat group at Chatter
- Home Education Conference and Curriculum Fair
- Project Fair
- Talent Showcase
- Annual Family Picnic
- Used Book Sale
- Spelling Bee &Geography Bee
- Educational Workshops and more.
*Members enjoy discounts or free admission to these events*
Resource materials available for one month check out. Materials include curricula, audio CD’s, videos/DVD, parenting books, quality fiction and inspirational reading
Home School Legal Defense Association membership discount
HSLDA provides legal counsel for homeschooling families. If a government official challenges your right to home school, HSLDA is there as your advocate, fully representing you at every state of your legal proceedings. SCOPE members receive a group discount.
Read their newsletter here.
Student LIFE for Teens
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 (NKJV)
A variety of fellowship, educational, and community service opportunities for home educated students ages 13-18 years. Teen parent support meetings cover a variety of topics regarding the high school years.
Through student Life we provide opportunities for teens to connect with other teens through a wide variety of activities and opportunities. Students are encouraged to plan and facilitate activities reflecting their own interests. Activities may be planned by teen committees with parents as advisors, with other activities are planned by parents with students as advisors. Activities are coordinated regionally in each of three teen groups, with two or three SCOPE-Wide activities per year. Some of these activities are but not limited to: outdoor game nights, Christmas party, costume party, pizza and politics, video game nights, movie nights, laser tag, swim parties, scavenger hunts, service projects, yearbook committee opportunities, etc.
Parent Support Meetings for Student Life
As students approach their teen years, parents have new questions about high school, college and career requirements and opportunities. We seek to educate and support each other through speakers, networking, and sharing information through regular meetings and email updates. These meetings also provide time for fellowship and refreshment among parents whose goal it is to pursue home schooling through the high school years. Meeting locations rotate throughout the greater Sacramento area so that all may benefit.
An e-mail loop helps keep parents and Teens informed about upcoming activities as well as other homeschool opportunities from the greater homeschool community.
Graduating seniors may apply for the two annually awarded scholarships. Monies may be used for a variety of postsecondary programs including college, seminary, ministry training or apprenticeships.
Students of subscribers are eligible to participate in a ceremony organized by parents and graduating students. This is a meaningful event for family and friends to attend and a beautiful way to acknowledge to personal accomplishments and educational achievements of our graduates