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Welcome to DCHEA

Welcome to

Desert Christian Home Educators Association! 

To fill out an application for membership please click on the "join" button located at the top right-hand corner of the screen. Please scroll down to read our mission statement and qualifications for membership with DCHEA.

Our Mission

At Desert Christian Home Educators Association

our mission is to encourage, inform, support, and build up a community of private Christian home-educating families.

Desert Christian Home Educators Association (DCHEA) is part of the statewide CHEA support network. We serve the private Christian homeschool families of the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. Our members subscribe to our statement of faith and agree to abide by our code of conduct. 

In 1995, a group of homeschooling families joined together to organize Desert Christian Home Educators Association. Their goal was to create a group focusing on educational enrichment and community. Today, the mission of our group is very much the same.

Our mission is to encourage, inform, support, and build up a community of private Christian home-educating families.

Our purpose is to encourage families at every stage of their homeschooling journey by providing information about local homeschool laws and answering questions about curriculum and organization. We also seek to support our families by offering educational opportunities such as field trips, co-op classes, and more. Finally, we provide a community of like-minded families to walk this journey together. In all that we do, we strive to bring honor to the Lord. 

Events & Activities

Events and Activities:
Desert CHEA is a parent-led homeschool support group. Our Board members and committee leaders are volunteers. Some of the events and activities we offer include: 

  • Educational Co-op
  • Field Trips
  • Park Days 
  • Tween and Teen Events 
  • Talent Show 
  • Used Curriculum Sales and Exchanges
  • Local Theater Viewing Opportunities
  • Family Events Such as Hikes and Camping trips
  • High School Prom
  • Graduation
  • Annual Yearbook 


Qualifications for

DCHEA is a member-only organization. 

  • Members have expressed a personal faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior as the only means of forgiveness for our sins.
  • Members can express full acknowledgment and agreement with the STATEMENT OF FAITH that DCHEA and CHEA have endorsed.
  • Members must be homeschooling their children in one of two ways:
    • By filing a Private School Affidavit with the CDE. 
    • By enrolling in a Private School Satellite Program (PSP) who file a PSA on your behalf.
  • Members have read and agree to abide by our CODE OF CONDUCT.

CHEA of California

The Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) of California, Inc. is a non-profit ministry established in 1982 to provide information, support, and training to the home education community throughout the state, to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ by promoting private Christian home education as an outstanding educational opportunity; providing information, training, and support to the homeschool community; and protecting the God-given right of parents to direct the education and training of their children, to the glory of God. Read about how CHEA began in God’s Homeschooling Tapestry, by co-founder Susan Beatty.


We believe every child is unique. That children should learn in ways that meet their needs. And that you want the best for your child. Homeschooling gives you the freedom to personalize their education so they can realize their potential.

HSLDA passionately advocates for the freedom to homeschool and offers support for every stage of your homeschool journey.

Family Protection Ministries

Defending the freedom of parents to train, educate, and care for their children privately, without governmental interference. Working to detect, analyze, monitor, and intervene in all legislation affecting the legality of private home education in California since 1986.