Exclusive Instructional Content and Materials
Families have access to many resources and memory tools throughout the year, including our Retreat in July and the fabulous CSH Blog. Exclusively for registered Chapter families is access to our classroom displays, art history units, flashcards, maps, history card images (for timelines and lapbooks), and memory work handmotions.
24/7 Communication and Support From Local and Nationwide Community
New from the 2017-2018 academic year, we are offering a one-stop gathering place for communication and information, called Basecamp. Basecamp includes a message board for important CSH related posts, a campfire for prayer support and non-CSH related topics, a place to easily access documents and to share photos and highlights. Messages can be sent to email or you can use the Basecamp App on your phone or device for instant updates.
Discount on Materials
Chapter families are able to take advantage of bulk ordering for Catholic Schoolhouse curriculum. For example, the Core Set (Tour Guide, Memory Work CDs, and Timeline Cards) retail for $108 plus s/h. When purchasing through our chapter, shipping is waived and this set is discounted to $95! We will also have bulk order Catholic Schoolhouse t-shirts and polos available through Lands End.
Social and Religious Community Activities
Because we are a Catholic community, we like to celebrate! With a little fun during our class day and extra activities at lunch afterwards, we celebrate All Saints Day with dressing as a saint, Catholic Schools Week with class pictures, Saint Valentine’s Day with class card exchanges, and Ss. Patrick and Joseph’s Days with dressing in green.
Outside of classes, we enjoy our social time at lunch after classes each week, our quarterly field trips, our Semester Showcases (see tab above), and our End of the Year Participation and Super Scholar Awards.
Members Only Optional Same-Day Add-On Classes
Our chapter has chosen and will facilitate two add-on classes, one math and one reading/writing, on the same day as Catholic Schoolhouse to provide additional supplemental material and peer support to our students and parents. See “Add-On Classes” Tab under “Member Benefits” or contact director for details and registration.
Other Discounts and Fundraising
On the national level, Catholic Schoolhouse provides its registered families with the following perks:
- $20 Homeschool Legal Defense Association Membership Discount (HSLDA.org)
- The Office Depot discount purchasing program. The discounts available vary by product, from 5% to as high as 55%, and is available at either Office Depot of Office Max. There are no restrictions on the discount from Office Depot or Catholic Schoolhouse – you may use it for your home school, home business, or personal use!
- Lastly, we participate in the SCRIP fundraising program that is available to churches, schools, and other non-profits. There is no door to door selling or asking for donations. Simply by purchasing electronic gift cards through your smart phone or computer via SCRIP for retailers, restaurants, hotels, rental cars, and airlines, you earn money to offset your Catholic Schoolhouse tuition costs or to donate to other families for theirs.