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- SCOPE Vision & Mission Statement
- First Steps
- Homeschool Meeting
- Annual Events
- Resource Library
- HSLDA Membership Discount
SCOPE is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports a community of private independent homeschoolers centered around the gospel of Jesus Christ. We exist to encourage, edify, and empower one another in our biblical conviction that parents have the responsibility and privilege to disciple their children and guide their education.
SCOPE accomplishes its vision through local support groups (chat groups) in the greater Sacramento region. Every member is strongly encouraged to participate in a Chat group as this is where we develop relationships that provide edification and nurturing. Our members use their spiritual gifts to provide mutual support for the glory of God.
We partner With FPM, CHEA and HSLDA on the local, state, and national level for the right to privately, independently homeschool our children.
We suggest the following steps:
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 “Introduction to Home Education Workshop” meeting. Click for more info about the meeting or 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 the Annual SCOPE Conference and enjoy workshops for teaching methods, training and support (usually held in June).
The "Introduction to Home Education Workshop" 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.
• 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*
Get to know other homeschool families in your community. Our chat groups are 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
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.
We were all there once. Deciding whether or not it's right for your family takes a lot of prayer and a lot of research. Here are some helpful links.
- Article: What Does Homeschooling Look Like?
- 2 Private School Options, Most SCOPE Subscribers Choose to Satisfy Compulsory Education Laws
- Homeschooling in California
- Private School Affidavit and other related Information
- He’s is Worthy of Our Trust
- Top 10 Plus 1 Reasons to Join CHEA
- A Few Ways SCOPE Can Be Helpful!
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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. READ MORE
2 Ways to become a member
Membership runs September 1 through August 31 of each school year.
$35 for one year
$65 for two years
- Option #1Please fill in the SCOPE Member Registration Form and then pay via the Paypal link
- Option #2 Print the Member Registration Form and mail it in along with a check made payable to:
PO Box 376
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
If you have any questions, please contact Membership Administrator
SCOPE recommends you belong to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). SCOPE members receive a discount on HSLDA membership using SCOPE code # 293234.
We are very grateful for all the families that volunteer to keep SCOPE running smoothly!