Christian Home Educators

How to Join HOTR

February 1st, 2013 Posted in Assessors, Forms, General, Getting Started, How to Join, Notification | Comments Off

Home on the Rock welcomes new members into our group through New Member meetings. Meetings are held during the summer months and in January.

Not every support group is a perfect fit for every homeschooling family. Please review the following documents to see if HOTR might be the right place for your family.

HOTR’s Statement of Faith
HOTR’s Standard of Conduct
HOTR’s Policy Regarding Virtual Academies

At least one parent must attend a New Members’ meeting before joining HOTR, but both parents are encouraged to attend if possible. We regret that children cannot be accommodated at this adult meeting. Please make other arrangements for your children. (Nursing babies are always welcome.)

Meeting Dates:

The meetings for the 2014-2015 school year are:

Saturday, June 21 – 11am  at Radiant Life Church  - 7100 Post Road, Dublin. Please RSVP to

Thursday, July 24 – 7pm Memorial Baptist Church  - 2435 Eakin Road,  Columbus. Please RSVP to

Monday, August 4 – 7pm at Hilliard Church of Christ – 4300 Avery Road, Hilliard. Please RSVP to

Webmaster – Please update the HOTR public website with these dates and ask for an RSVP to

Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance.

Getting Started

February 26th, 2012 Posted in Getting Started | Comments Off

Home education is an adventure, and beginning to home educate is like going on a journey. Here are some steps to make your journey more pleasant.

Begin investigating the various methods of instruction and curricula available to home educators.  The choices for home educators is almost limitless  and you will want to select the style of curriculum that works best for you and your children. (Visit our Books to Read page for great places to start searching for information.)

Join Home School Legal Defense Association. HSLDA supports and defends our freedom to home educate. Their website is an excellent source of information for both new and experienced home educators.

Attend a homeschool convention. There are two conventions offered annually in Ohio — one in mid-spring and one in late June. Both offer informative workshops and a large vendor hall display where attendees can view curricula.

  • CHEO (Christian Home Educators of Ohio) Convention, held annually in late June. For information visit CHEO.
  • Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, held annually in mid-spring. For information visit Midwest Homeschool Convention.

Join a local Support Group. To find out about support groups in your area, contact Christian Home Educators of Ohio to be put in touch with your local CHEO representative who can direct you to groups in your area.

Complete and mail your notification form. Copies of the form may be obtained from CHEO, your local support group leader, or by clicking here. Keep a copy of your entire notification packet, and send the original to the superintendent by certified mail (return receipt requested).

Begin your home education adventure!


February 26th, 2012 Posted in Assessors | Comments Off

Rita Anderson, Helping Parents-Help Kids by Providing Homeschool Assessments

I support homeschool families by offering a new perspective during the assessment process.  I provide individualized attention for each child and focus on strengths and accomplishments.  Currently, I am scheduling for spring narrative assessments and individualized testing dates, including Stanford Achievement Tests, the OLSAT Ability test, and Iowa Achievement Tests.

Professional Information: -Master’s Degree in School Counseling -Previous School Counselor and Intervention Teacher -Dedicated Home Educator for 13 years -HOTR Member -Certified BJU Press Testing Assessor for Iowa, Stanford, and OLSAT

Prices: Narrative Assessments-$45 first child, $20 for each additional child
Individualized Testing-Stanford or Iowa Achievement $50 per child, OLSAT $10 per child

Contact Rita Anderson at 614-851-8531 or

Grace Clements, certified teacher, is available for Narrative Assessments. (614-279-8232)

Chris Fetherolf, homeschooling mother of six, is scheduling times for Homeschool Assessments. This would include the Written Narrative Assessment and Individual Testing.
Home# 740-845-1984
Cell# 614-578-8491

Dr. Karen Holinga is a Developmental Reading and Curriculum Specialist.  She successfully homeschooled her own three children for 12 years.  Karen now works full time tutoring children with reading problems and helping homeschool parents set up curriculum.   You can schedule a spring or summer assessment at her Grove City office by calling 614-277-2223.  She will also provide a free informal reading evaluation for any of your children if you schedule it during your assessment.  (Regular fee for this service is $90.)