Dear Home Educator,
As we begin to prepare for the 2019/2020 school
year it’s time to renew your group or individual
MACHE membership. If you’ve never become a part 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 several hundred
Christian-oriented home education organizations and
individual members which serves over 4,500 member
families. These local organizations include support
groups, co-ops, support networks, and umbrella
schools as well as individual membership. 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 a state-wide
organization serving 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:
- Updates on legislative legal and issues of
interest to member families.
- Priority notification of statewide events
like Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon, MACHE
Homeschool Day at the Capital and Historic
Walking Tour of Annapolis, The Umbrella School
Symposium and other events.
- Discounted admission to other MACHE events
such as the “Umbrella School Symposium”,
workshops and Historic Tours of Annapolis
scheduled during the MACHE Homeschool Day in
- Discount to membership in the Home School
Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).
- MACHE Membership cards will 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 department heads with the
MD Department of Education. MACHE is currently
working directly with the MSDE on positive
changes to the Maryland Homeschool bylaw.
- Operation of the state’s MinuteM.A.N.
(Maryland Alert Network) Program.
- Consultation in resolving conflicts with
local school officials.
- MACHE Scholarships to Patrick Henry College.
- Referrals to local groups for new home
- Information regarding home schooling in
- Hosting statewide events like the Homeschool
Day at the Capital, Umbrella School Symposium,
- State representation at National home
- Advice and assistance for members and local
MACHE affiliate 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
W.J. Shilts, Director