Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.
Romans 12:12

Membership Benefits


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Vision Statement

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Thinking of homeschooling?

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).
Attend a "Introduction to Home Education Workshop" meeting.

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 for the time and location of the next meeting.
Catch up with our monthly newsletter sent to your inbox when you join! They include 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.
• 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*
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.
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.
Thinking of homeschooling?

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.

  See our page of helpful tips which includes information on filing an affidavit.  


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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. READ MORE
Graduating seniors may apply for the two annually awarded scholarships. Monies may be used for a variety of post-secondary programs including college, seminary, ministry training or apprenticeships. READ MORE
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

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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

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!

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Co-Chairman Michelle Bertrand Send A Message
Group Chat Director Patty Glaviano Send A Message
Treasurer Helen Prince Send A Message
Secretary Rhonda DeGraaf Send A Message
Newsletter Editor David West Send A Message
Sergeant-At-Arms Lauren Orcutt Send A Message
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