Welcome to CHARIS
Homeschool Support Group

Christian Homeschool Advocacy, Resources, Inspiration & Support


Aurora/Sugar Grove and west suburbs of Chicago, IL

About Us

Our purpose

  • To provide support for Christian parents who are teaching their children at home
  • To provide opportunities for homeschoolers to interact through social activities and learning experiences (SEE MORE ABOUT CO-OP BELOW)
  • To glorify God by encouraging biblical home discipleship and training up the next generation to serve Jesus Christ

Our history

We are an organization founded in 1986 (formerly Kane County Christian Home Schoolers) formed by a small group of families desiring to provide their children with a Christian education in a loving family environment. Over 30 years later, nearly 80 families annually enjoy meeting and encouraging one another on their home discipleship journey.

Our statement of faith

The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and constitutes complete and final revelation. The Bible, in its original autograph, is without error in whole and in part: including theological concepts as well as geographical and historical details. God has existed from all eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was God in human flesh being fully God and fully man except without sin. All men are in violation of God's righteous requirements and His Holy character both by nature and act; and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man's sin through His substitutionary death on the cross--the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection. Salvation is a free gift; free to the sinner. This gift must be responded to in an individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone. 

Membership Options

General Membership

Join anytime!

$55 annual membership dues

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

($35 from December on)

Benefits include:

  • field trip opportunities
  • academic activities 
  • speaker events
  • family picnic and social events
  • curriculum sale
  • service opportunities
  • student project fair
  • newsletter & email alerts
  • membership card, good for educator discounts
  • discount to annual ICHE Conference
  • HSLDA discount
  • members Facebook group
  • fellowship & support with homeschool families

General Membership plus Monthly Co-op

Includes General Membership privileges plus a monthly Discovery Days & CHARIS Connect during the school year.


Two session options: 

FALL (September - November)  

WINTER/SPRING (January - March)

3 meetings per session


Each session is

$12/child + $14/family registration fee

(babies & toddlers are free)


Scroll down for more co-op details

General Membership plus Weekly Co-op

Includes General Membership privileges *plus* monthly Discovery Days & CHARIS Connect *plus* Wacky Wednesday weekly co-op. 


Two session options: 

FALL (September - November)  

WINTER/SPRING (January - March)

10 meetings per session


Each 10-week session is

$40/child + $28/family registration fee

(babies and toddlers are free)


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CHARIS co-op

What is CHARIS Co-op

Our Co-op started in recent years with a small group of homeschool moms who wanted to share learning enrichment opportunities with other families. Thanks to the creativity and passion of many homeschool families, there's a exciting mix of fun and educational classes for Pre-K through grade 12, all taught by CHARIS parent volunteers and helpers.


Choose from Monthly or Weekly Co-op Options

When & Where

We gather on Wednesday mornings at Village Bible Church in Sugar Grove (directions) from 9:30 am - 11:30. Come for open gym time at 

9:00 am and stay for lunch or more gym time afterwards. There are two sessions per year:  Fall  (Sept - Nov) & Winter/Spring (Jan-Apr) 


*Registration deadline for Winter/Spring 2018 Session is December 13, 2017*

Who

CHARIS is a family friendly group welcoming all ages, including babies. Classes are available for Pre-K through 12th grade. Little ones can play in the supervised nursery or stay close to mom or dad. This is not a drop-off co-op. Since we are volunteer run, parents stay to help and are given a wide variety of volunteer choices, from teaching to assisting or working behind the scenes. Many hands make light work, so the load is not overwhelming. And the regular fellowship with one another is a blessing!

Why

Homeschool families love the opportunities to connect with one another, and the co-op is a great way to do that on a regular basis. The academic enrichment classes and fun activities that members come up with are a great benefit to students, and the social connections are the frosting on the cake.


How

To enroll in CHARIS Co-op, choose from the monthly or weekly options. CHARIS membership is required and part of the registration process. If you missed the deadline for the current session, you may still become a member of CHARIS anytime and enjoy year-round benefits and connections within this friendly community. 

Visit

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to one of our co-op days or family events, feel free to contact us by email. We'd love to meet you! 

Contact Us

Visitors welcome! Please email us for details.

CHARIS is not a program of Village Bible Church. Please contact us directly via email: leaders@mycharis.org or by using the form below. Thank you!

Co-op Meets at

Village Bible Church, 847 N Sugar Grove Pkwy, Sugar Grove, IL

Mailing Address

CHARIS

P.O. Box 48

Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Email CHARIS