Crossroads Area Home School Association
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At a crossroads...

A crossroads is more than simply where two roads intersect; it can also be a point where one must choose between different courses of action. Each of these definitions applies to homeschoolers in our area. Bloomington-Normal is where several Illinois highways cross paths, but through CAHSA, the lives of families who approach homeschooling from various directions do more than intersect~they connect.

Who we are...

Over 350 families in our area have examined the choices in educating their children and have chosen homeschooling as the best route for them. Though most have made it a lifestyle, others chose to do so for a season or to better meet the needs of a single child. Some have done so for religious reasons, some for academic, some for social. No matter what the motivation, CAHSA unites these diverse people where their lives connect by respecting individuality and accepting responsibility for how our personal decisions reflect on the entire homeschool community.

Our purpose...

Over the last few decades many have sacrificed to develop various programs that have served local homeschoolers. CAHSA does not replace or diminish any of these but was formed to provide an easily accessible network of communication and resources which will better equip parents, enhance the experience for students, and educate local communities about the viability of homeschooling. As families make the decision to begin homeschooling or move into the Crossroads Area, our purpose is to make them aware of the opportunities and resources available to them.

Getting connected...

There is no formal membership at this time and no fee to be a part of this association; however some activities have a small fee to cover costs. We encourage families to join the CAHSA Google Group, a free, private email network, which is used to share information, ideas, materials or requests. Subscribing to the group qualifies members for the HSLDA group discount. Join us for a Mom's Night Out event to meet other homeschooling moms; bring along any questions or support ideas you have to make for meaningful conversation. Finally, follow any of the links in the website to contact others about any of the opportunities available.