Information & Links
We’ve compiled a list of links and resources we feel can be beneficial to you and your homeschool family.
Home School Legal Defense Association:
HSLDA is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together; providing a strong voice when and where needed. HSLDA also provides information on getting started, state laws, curriculum, and current homeschool issues. You can receive a membership discount by enrolling through Valley Home School Association. Contact us for more information!
For more information visit their website: http://www.hslda.org
ParentalRights.org brings together everyone who agrees that the vital role of parents in the lives of children should not be undermined by government action or policy.
For more information visit their website: http://www.parentalrights.org
We’re gearing up now to make a difference in 2014! Click here to sign the Parental Right’s Petition!
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association:
For more than 20 years, NCHEA has been serving homeschool families in Nebraska. Their goal is to provide the encouragement and support you need to help take your children where God wants them to go.
For more information visit their website: http://www.nchea.org
Christian Home Educators of Colorado:
Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC), is a non-profit, Christian organization, dedicated to providing information, resources and leadership to all families involved in home-centered education. They believe that parents–committing time and resources to provide their children with an academically excellent education, grounded in proper values–have the potential to affect the very course of our nation as their children grow up to become competent Christian leaders in the years to come. Christian Home Educators of Colorado is committed to the advancement of home education, and consider it part of our mission to help ease the burden of this responsibility for all families across Colorado involved in home-centered education.
For more information visit their website: http://www.chec.org
Nebraska Department of Education:
In Nebraska, home schools are called exempt schools. Parents or guardians may educate their children at home by filing for and receiving exempt status. The Nebraska Department of Education will answer questions about when and how to file.
For more information visit their website:http://www.education.ne.gov/FOS/OrgServices/ExemptSchools
Homeschool Curriculum Lending Library for FREE
Are you planning your homeschool calendar and curriculum for next year? Thumbing through the curriculum and deciding what you’ll purchase and budgeting what you can actually afford? Check out our totally free lending library! Any homeschooler is welcome to check books and curriculum out of the VHSA library for free! If you have yet to check it out, it’s completely organized and ready to roll for this year. Go to KCMI Radio at 209 E 15th St in Scottsbluff. You can check out any item by using the simple checkout system (see the picture).
To make it easy to find, just ask the receptionist when you walk in the door (they are always friendly!), and she’ll point you in the right direction.