Since 1984, CHEA has been hosting an annual homeschool convention that features workshops for homeschoolers at all stages, an exhibit hall with curriculum, resources, and services, children's and teen conventions, high school graduation, and much more. Join other homeschool families from across the state as you are encouraged and equipped for the school year ahead. This is an event you don't want to miss!
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Free Thursday Mini-Conferences

Whether you are new to homeschooling (or wanting to learn more about it) or looking at high shcool and beyond for your child, we invite you to join us for these free events on Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m.

Please note that while these events are free, registration is required.


Sponsored by Cornerstone Curriculum

Are you new to homeschooling? Exploring your options? Feeling lost or overwhelmed? The Mini-Conference will provide you with information about how to legally educate your children at home in California, encouragement to make the right decision for your family, and give you an opportunity to speak with publishers and browse curriculum in the Exhibit Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public, though registration is required.

Part I – Keynote Session, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Homeschooling Start to Finish: Two Friends, Two Journeys
Zsanae Miller & Michaela Roekle
Join Zsanae Miller (Homeschooling with Purpose) and Michaela Roekle (Grace and Glory Homeschooling), as they share real stories of homeschool life, family, and friendship through every age and stage. Learn how the Lord led each of them to homeschool their big kids and how He used an international adoption and a surprise pregnancy to start homeschooling all over again!

Part II – Introduction to Home Education, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Making the decision to educate at home is only the first of many decisions. This session lists the options, defines them, and offers criteria for deciding which one is right for your family. This is the perfect opportunity to investigate home education with no cost or obligation (registration is required for admission to all other parts of the Convention and parking fees apply).

Part III – Free Exhibit Hall Preview, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Attendees may attend either or both of the first two sessions (Keynote, Intro Session), but in order to participate in the third session (Exhibit Hall Preview), attendees must attend Part II – Introduction to Home Education Session.


Sponsored by Grand Canyon University and The Master’s University

Parents and their teens are invited to attend this FREE, fun, informative evening on navigating high school and beyond. There are many different pathways open to homeschooled students after high school, and our goal is to give you an overview of several of them.

Our desire is to show parents that not only is it possible to homeschool through high school, but you can be successful and prepare your student for whatever God may have for him after graduation, including college. Teens are encouraged to come to learn more about the possibilities, the college admissions process, and attend the college fair, where representatives from colleges will be happy to meet you and answer your individual questions.

Part I – Keynote Session, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Graduate’s Dilemma: Degree or not Degree? – Tyler Hogan
Wondering if college is really the best choice for you? Want to know what your other options are after high school graduation? Thinking about taking a gap year? Then this workshop is for you. Tyler will take an honest look at the value of a college degree, the expectations of the marketplace, and how to make the most of your young adulthood. We’ll explore the role of vo-tech programs, work experience, travel, service, and other opportunities for recent graduates, and give you a framework for selecting your next steps.

Part II – Keynote Session, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
College Prep 101 – Penny Ross
Having many years of experience helping homeschool families, Penny will provide you with all the latest information on the transition from high to college, including:

  • The difference between a community college, Bible College, Christian College, private college, UC, and Cal State, and how the admissions process differs for each
  • What you really need to get into college

Ideas about how to pay for college

Part III – College Fair, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
After our great speaker sessions, we invite you to join us in our Exhibit Hall for our College Fair. Find the perfect match for your student, ask questions of the schools to find out what they are looking for, and enjoy the beginning of an amazing journey as your child starts to move into adulthood.

College Fair Participants:

Chula Vista Christian University
College for All
Grand Canyon University
The Master’s University
Oak Brook College of Law
Patrick Henry College
Pensacola Christian College
Providence Christian College
Simpson University