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CHET-SE Offers

Christian Home Educators of Tucson-Southeast (CHET-SE) is first and foremost an organization offering fellowship to encourage and equip one another in effectively training our children. 

Membership Benefits

What do I receive as a CHET-SE member?

  • Access to our active calendar, forum, private Facebook group, and family directory
  • Email messages from the group and group leaders
  • A sense of community with other homeschoolers for mutual support, friendship, and encouragement

Student Connections

How Does CHET-SE Facilitate Student Connections?

  • Fellowship Fridays - We offer a weekly opportunity for family fellowship at the park, which includes our popular PE time.
  • PE - Our weekly Friday program for ages 4 up through grade 12 at the park is run by parent-volunteer coaches.
  • Elementary Playgroup - K-2nd graders & their families meet twice a month at alternating parks to show others the love of Jesus through learning, games, and free play.
  • 3rd-5th Grade Service Club - 3rd-5th graders and their families meet monthly to combine service projects with fun connecting time.
  • Field Trips - Educational field trips around Tucson and surrounding areas are coordinated throughout the year.
  • K-5th Holiday Parties - Special holiday parties are planned for Valentine’s Day & Christmas.
  • Youth (grades 6-12) - Class representatives and elected officers plan activities for CHET-SE youth every month. These activities include various parties, game nights, and service opportunities.
  • Middle School Girls “All God's Girls” (grades 6-8) - Monthly social activities planned to foster relationships among girls ages 11-14.
  • Middle School Boys (grades 6-8) - Monthly social activities planned to foster relationships among boys ages 11-14.
  • High School Girls "Forever God's Girls" (grades 9-12) - Monthly social activities planned to foster relationships among high school-age girls.
  • High School Boys (grades 9-12) - Monthly social activities planned to foster relationships among high school-age boys.

Member Connections & Mentoring:

How Does CHET-SE Facilitate Member Connections?

  • New Member Mentoring - Our Member Connections coordinator is available to help new members make connections.
  • Moms' Night Out - Moms meet once a month at different locations/restaurants for an evening of fun and fellowship.
  • Family Activities - CHET-SE offers a variety of activities for the whole family, including family picnics, Homecoming events, an old-fashioned family social, & Water Day.
  • Member Care - This ministry provides an opportunity to bless our fellow CHET-SE families with a meal or other assistance during a significant life event such as illness or the birth of a baby.  Member Care Information
  • Renew & Refresh Tea - At this annual half-day retreat, moms are treated to a time of tea and food, fellowship, and spiritual encouragement.
  • Secret Sister - Encourage your assigned secret sister through notes and small gifts, all the while keeping your identity hidden until the end-of-year reveal party.

Teacher Resources & Services:

What Kind of Resources & Services Does CHET-SE Provide for Homeschooling Parents?

  • Library - A large assortment of homeschooling materials can be checked out at the park. A list of books can be found on the member portion of this website.
  • Used Curriculum & Craft Fair - CHET-SE organizes and hosts a one-day fair in June where members and non-members can sell and purchase used curriculum and other items.
  • God’s World News Magazine - A CHET-SE member coordinates the distribution of GWN, a magazine that “delivers ready-made opportunities to practice critical thinking in the context of academic-real world-subjects.”
  • Grand Canyon University Alpha Program for dual credit - LINK
  • Blessing Table - At this informal exchange under the park ramada on Fellowship Fridays, members bring any yard sale-type items they would like to get rid of and also take whatever they can use. 
  • Standardized Testing - In the spring, there is an opportunity for your children grades 3 and up to participate in the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
  • Discounts - Some businesses in Tucson offer discounts to homeschoolers who show a current CHET-SE membership card.

Academic Activities, Fairs & Bees:

What Kind of Academic Activities Does CHET-SE Offer/Facilitate?

  • Spelling Bee - In January, CHET-SE hosts a city-wide homeschooling bee which funnels into the county, state, and national Scripps competition.  
  • Geography Bee - A geography bee is held in November for children in the 8th grade or below. 
  • Geography Fair - Families present and display what they have learned about various countries.  
  • Youth Seminar - An annual career day held in March features guest speakers and demonstrations to give students exposure to a wide variety of career and other future options.
  • Youth Community Service - Students plan monthly opportunities to assist various organizations and individuals.  
  • Yearbook - A parent coordinator, with the assistance of student and parent photographers, creates a pictorial record of the CHET-SE year.
  • Graduations (Kindergarten, Jr. High, & Sr. High) - Academic milestones of completing Kindergarten, Middle School, and High School are marked with special graduation ceremonies.
  • Talent Show - Students are offered an opportunity to share their gifts & talents at this popular yearly event.