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~  2024/2025 Membership--Early Bird Deadline is May 31, 2024!!  ~

interested in joining the Big Country Home Educators Community?

Are you privately homeschooling in Abilene and looking for a Christian community? BCHE is growing and thriving! For over thirty years, BCHE has served homeschoolers in Abilene and surrounding areas, and we are passionately committed to continuing that service!

BCHE Membership is for families who are currently home educating in the counties and towns around the Abilene area. We use the home schooling definition provided in the Texas Education Code. Click above for more details, and for a list of other F.A.Q.

Families have the option to choose a Standard Membership or a Non-Volunteer Membership. Standard Membership comes with a service requirement. Click here to visit our JOIN page for more information.

While most classes and activities require membership, we offer a few activities & events each year that are open to the public and do not require BCHE membership. Once they are scheduled, we'll add them to the public calendar and advertise them.

BCHE membership gets you access to LOTS of classes, events, and activities! Click above for info we make available to the public about member programs & events--we take safety and privacy very seriously, so many details are member-restricted.

Why can't I see ALL the details about EVERYTHING before I join?

You are welcome to contact us about the cost of a specific program, to see if you are interested, but please understand that program fees are not final until registration opens for members, and that costs are frequently determined by the number of members who choose to participate in a specific program. Sometimes we get questions about one specific class that is being offered as part of one specific program (under BCHE Academy program, for example)--if a family joins based on info about that one class, they just need to understand that details about that class may change.

We take safety and privacy very seriously, so we never give out info that would allow public knowledge of where and at what time our families might be gathered. Due to the world we live in and the needs of those who may be in sensitive fostering or custody situations, those details are kept private. Attendance at all member events and activities requires a current BCHE photo ID. Pick up from drop-off classes and activities requires a current BCHE photo ID.

If you have specific questions about a particular program, be sure to reach out to BCHE and ask them! You're also welcome to come see us at the office to chat, if you like! Visit our Contact Us/Visit Us page FMI.

How does it work?

BCHE is a homeschool community that offers LOTS of programs, events, and activities. Families shouldn't join for one specific program--it's not set up to work well that way. Home school families should join the community for fellowship and fun within a Christian community, and for access to ALL the programs offered.

  1. Choose your preferred membership option from the JOIN page and join BCHE!
  2. Complete the 'Next Steps' emailed to you after joining.
  3. Check out the Member Calendar, Programs/Activities tab, and member emails to decide what best suits your family. Read all program activities to be sure it's what you want!
  4. Register for your preferred programs. Activities and Events are added throughout the year, so be sure to check back frequently.
  5. Choose and complete your Standard Membership service from the service hub (unless you selected Non-Volunteer service at joining) before the end of the member year.
  6. Make sure you have completed any program-specific service (unless you opted-out when registering for that specific program).

Looking for public info about

BCHE Programs & Activities, including BCHE Academy, Sports Ed, Archery, Grad 2024 Program, etc?

Click Here!


BCHE members have access to activities like:

Family Campout
WestTX Fair & Rodeo Student Tickets
Science and History Project Fair
Monthly Skate & Bowl
Zoo Class Program
BCHE Academy Program (Monday Classes)
Grace Museum Art Classes (FREE)

Spelling Bee
Teen Nights

Junior/Senior Nights

Middle School Banquet
High School Prom
Field Day
Sports Ed Program

Holiday Parties
National Honor Society
Grad 2024 Program
Archery Program
Robotics Program
Student Council Program
High School Graduation Ceremony
Kindergarten Graduation
Girls Handwork Club
Gymnastics Day
Field Trips
Lego Day
Art Contests
Service Opportunities

We'd love to see you join in the fun!


Become part of the BCHE Community!

BCHE works hard to provide affordable opportunities for homeschooled students. We are a non-profit organization, and membership fees only account for a small portion of each year's operating costs. We depend on fundraising, grants, and donations. Please consider donating to Big Country Home Educators and help our community thrive!

SERVICE AREA includes, but is not limited to: Abilene, Anson, Baird, Brownwood, Cisco, Clyde, Coleman, Colorado City, Cross Plains, Early, Eastland, Haskell, Hawley, Lawn, Merkel, Rotan, Snyder, Sweetwater, Throckmorton, Tye, and Winters.

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