Dear Home Educator,
What a sea change homeschooling has seen in these
past few months! Please accept our apologies for the
delay in getting the membership information to
members and MACHE affiliate groups. We have been
working to adapt MACHE to a more “connected”
environment, planning our move to a new office, as
well as preparing to serve Maryland home educators
in a dynamic new homeschool environment.
As we prepare for the 2020/2021 school year, it’s
time to renew your group or individual MACHE
membership. If you’ve never been a member of the
state home education association, this is the time
to consider joining. We offer some very practical
benefits and services to Maryland home schoolers for
a very nominal fee.
The Maryland Association of Christian Home
Educators is an association of over 100
Christian-oriented home education organizations and
individual members which serves several thousand
member families in Maryland. These local
organizations include support groups, co-ops,
support networks, and umbrella schools as well as
individual memberships. Our goal is to assist and
serve the Christian Home Educators of Maryland
through legislative oversight, leadership training,
statewide events, workshops and information. The
state association has been serving the
home-educators of Maryland since 1989. MACHE is not
a replacement or a substitute for the local support
group or umbrella school, but an organization set up
to serve both local organizations and individual
member families. Our members must ascribe to our
statement of faith.
Some of the benefits you’ll enjoy through
MACHE membership include:
- MACHE Minute Man (Maryland Alert Network) -
Updates on legislative legal and issues of
interest to member families.
- Priority notification of statewide events
like Maryland Homeschool Day at the Capital and
Historic Tours of Annapolis, Umbrella School
Symposiums and other events.
- Discounted admission to all MACHE sponsored
- Discounted membership in the Home School
Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).
- Membership cards which may qualify you for
discounts at many education oriented stores,
outlets and vendors.
By joining MACHE your group or family will
also help support the following MACHE services:
- Monitoring and advocacy on education and
other related issues at both the State Board of
Education and the Maryland Legislature. MACHE
meets regularly with various department heads
with the State Dept.of Education.
- Operation of the state’s MinuteM.A.N.
(Maryland Alert Network) Program.
- Referrals to local groups for new home
- Information regarding home schooling in
- Hosting statewide events like the Homeschool
Day at the Capital, Umbrella School
Administration Symposium, etc.
- State representation at State and National
home education forums.
- Advice and assistance for local groups.
- The MACHE website:
Our membership rates are modest but represent
substantial savings for your group for MACHE
services, HSLDA membership, etc. Then add in
discounts for educational materials at participating
vendors (usually 10%), and you realize a significant
return on the original investment of only $9 for an
individual family annual membership or discounted
membership for affiliate groups. Most importantly,
you’ll be helping to provide other valuable and
needed services to home schoolers throughout the
Please join or renew your membership today. But
regardless, be faithful to the calling on your life
and trust Him who called you to complete a good work
in you and yours.