HINTS offers information about learning
opportunities all around the Charlotte
area that you can participate in, support
when you need some guidance, and potential
relationships that will bless you for years
In addition HINTS offers (or has offered in the past):
· Great Friendships
· February Night of Encouragement for HINTS member moms
· Choirs (CHEA)
· Ladies Nights Out
. Field Trips
· Girl Scouts (CHEA)
· Graduation (ZOE)
· HINTS e-loop (Yahoogroup)
· HINTS Handbook (via email and on our website)
· Ice Skating (CHEA)
· Informational Tea
· HINTS Library at Carmel Baptist
· Newsletter, monthly
· Relationships with other homeschoolers
· Roller skating (CHEA)
· Student Activities & Opportunities posted in our newsletter
· Standardized Achievement Testing Information
· Teen Learning Center (CHEA)
· Used Curriculum Sales (CHEA)
CHEA = Charlotte Home Educators Association www.cheaonline.com
ZOE = ZOE Teen Group
• Parents have a constitutional
right and a God-given responsibility
to provide the best possible education
for each of their children. For parents
who have been called to home education,
this responsibility is made easier with
the support of other homeschooling parents.
• Even though it is sometimes necessary
to offer opportunities which may separate
the family (such age restricted activities,
or Ladies Night Out events, etc.),
we believe it is better to keep the family
together whenever possible.
• Responsibilities should be shared
among all members. No one person or group
of individuals should be overburdened.
• Participation by our members
in the political process is encouraged
to safeguard our right to homeschool.
HINTS is a member of the Charlotte Home
Educators Association (CHEA),
an association of support groups in the
HINTS is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization and
in the event that it ceases, any and
all assets would be donated to a non-profit
organization chosen by the HINTS Board. HINTS does accept donations; however neither donations nor
membership dues are tax-deductible.
Returning & NEW Members
$20 – Membership through April 2017
HINTS does not accept NEW or RETURNING Members Between January 15 and March 15 of each year since our new year begins in May of each year. Interested moms are welcomed to join us for our monthly Ladies Night Out events in January and March while waiting for our membership renewal period to begin in March. Please contact us by clicking on the pencil below to inquire about meeting details.
1. Because we are a homeschooling support
group the family must be homeschooling
at least one child. The
child may be a preschooler and no formal
curriculum needs to be used. A child
is not considered homeschooled if they
are involved with any of the following:
day care, mother’s morning out,
2. The leadership of the Board comes
from the perspective of the “better
late than early” philosophy of
education, and that ideally, homeschool
should be different than “school
at home” patterned after traditional
schools. For these reasons, we strongly
encourage each new member of HINTS to
read The Successful
Home School Family Handbook by Dr.
Raymond and Dorothy Moore within one
of joining HINTS. (If your child is 7
or under we would also suggest, Better
Late Than Early, also by the Moores.)
3. Each family needs to contribute at least
one service for HINTS during the year.
Each year members will be asked to list
these services on the membership application/questionnaire.
If you are unable to list at least one service,
the board will review your application
4. After you join HINTS, new applicants will be contacted by our new member coordinator to help you identify
areas of service that you can participate
in to fulfill this requirement.
5. Dues, to cover the cost of the expenses
of the group, will be paid annually by renewing members within one month of the date when the application for the following year is made available. Once paid, dues are not refundable.
HINTS is governed by a Board of Directors who, according to our By-Laws, must all be professing Christians. The existing board appoints
new board members. Annually, the board
delegates responsibilities and tasks among
the members using the preferences indicated
by the results of our membership questionnaire. If you would like to contact a member of the HINTS Board of Directors, please click on the pencil below.