17
OCT
2015

Student scholarships, universities and colleges

Congratulations students! Click on any link for a picture. Samuel Lillemo received the Dean’s Scholarship at Regent University College of Arts and Sciences for the 2015-2016 school year. Corinne Wood was awarded the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship at Liberty University, which covers four years of her tuition.  Corinne was also the 2015
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13
JUL
2015

2015 Graduation

On June 6th, the class of 2015 celebrated their graduation amid a tremendous turnout and great support from parents, family and friends. Two student graduates, Samuel Lillemo and Daniel Glenn, spoke during the ceremony. Prayer and presentation of the graduates was led by Mr. Stan Stone, Headmaster of First Christian Academy. Personal touches in the
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23
JUN
2015

Winner of the 2015 Barbara Beasley Scholarship Fund

After much prayer and review of the applications,  we are pleased to announce that Steven Miller is the recipient of the Barbara Beasley Scholarship Fund. C.H.E.S.S. is comprised of numerous talented students.  The applications submitted for the Barbara Beasley Scholarship Fund are outstanding!  Choosing a recipient remained a challenging task thro
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11
MAY
2015

CHESS and Study Place have a new look!

We are pleased to announce a great new feature for the CHESS website. You can now access your CHESS account from the homepage on this website – you no longer need to visit a separate website! To access your account, simply click LOG IN, located in the middle of the right-hand side of the home page. This will take you to the log-in page for your acc
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09
MAY
2015

Registration start dates

Registration remains open through August 21st for both returning and new families, as we prepare for another exciting school year at CHESS! If this is your first time applying and registering for classes at CHESS, please check the details under Apply: – Before Applying – Is CHESS right for you? – Tuition and Fees – Participa
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11
APR
2015

Is your child a good conversationalist?

Way to go Betsy! On April 9 our own Betsy Dill was one of several teachers interviewed in a Washington Post April 9 article on parenting titled “10 ways to help your child be a good conversationalist.” “Sometimes, the cold hard truth is that talking with our children can be an exercise in forbearance, what with the mundane topics
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11
OCT
2014

Mary O’Donnell, a 2014-2015 nominee to The National Society of High School Scholars

Congratulations to Mary O’Donnell, our French teacher at CHESS! Mary is a 2014-2015 nominee to The National Society of High School Scholars, Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction in recognition of her impact as an educator, leader and role model. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction program is named for its Chairman, Claes Nobel, senior memb
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10
OCT
2014

New chapter of the National Homeschool Honor Society

Greetings CHESS families, It is with pleasure that we announce a new chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society named Lambda Omicron. If you are interested in applying to this group, please follow this link and read the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society Bylaws Lambda Omicron Chapter bylaws and fill out the app
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26
SEP
2014

Dealing with procrastination

It’s silent and insidious. It frustrates our hopes and dreams. It tempts us to avoid the things we feel incompetent in doing, to put off the things we’re uncomfortable with, don’t like to do, or simply don’t care to do. Its name: Procrastination. In this past year, how many school- or life-changing inspirations have we received but failed to accomp
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19
SEP
2014

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Sean Covey’s book is a tremendous resource for accelerating learning and key life skills in your teen. CHESS is delighted to share a one-page summary of these 7 Habits with you: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Also, when you open the PDF, you will also find a link to the book’s companion website.
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