Many homeschooling families in the Centreville area are discovering that they can energize their home education by connecting with the opportunities CHESS provides. What are some of the distinctive benefits of our group? To name a few…
An extensive array of courses.
Does your student have interest or special talent in a specific academic subject? With a total of 55 classes, CHESS has opportunities for expanding young minds, even in the hard-to-teach subjects. Among our classes are the essential core disciplines such as Writing, and math from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus, French, Spanish, as well as unique electives like Speech/Debate, 3-D Art, and Worldviews.
A personal environment.
Classes at CHESS are small groups having between five and twelve students (the average size is nine). This means more personalized education. Students are encouraged to discuss the topics with their teachers and fellow students, contributing their thoughts, not just turning in homework. Teachers can adapt their teaching to better cultivate the individual student’s learning.
The teachers at CHESS are what make us truly exceptional. Our teachers include public and private school teachers, tutors and private educators, and veteran homeschooling parents—all with years of educating experience. Many of our teachers hold degrees in the fields in which they teach, others have careers or professional accomplishments in those fields—all share a passion for the subjects they have chosen to teach, and for working within the homeschooling community. (Read more in Teacher Bios!)
Flexible education plans.
At CHESS, students register for individual classes, not an entire program, which means families can tailor their education plan to their homeschool. Most families simply choose to supplement their homeschool with between one and four courses at CHESS, meaning the program is more adaptable to the homeschool.
Private schools in the Centreville area charge tuition fees of approximately $6000 to $8000 per year. At CHESS, students can take a full 6-class credit load for around $2100—one-third the cost! CHESS maintains competitive rates with similar enrichment groups in the area.
Plus, CHESS offers tuition discounts. Families who register a student for three or more classes receive a 7% discount off their tuition cost. CHESS has even more opportunities to reduce your expenses: paid room-monitor and other on-site support positions, as well as need-based scholarships are available. (For more information, contact us.)
An experience community college can’t give.
Community college puts students on a college pace, compressing a course into a semester instead of distributing it over a full academic year. The transcript grades at a community college are a permanent record generated by the college. CHESS, however, leaves control of education in the hands of the parents. All our teachers are Christians who support homeschooling. (Don’t forget about the hidden cost of college textbooks.)