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Elevate Church
24346 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321

Date / Time

Tuesday, March 7
6:30 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Charity Silvers

Santa Clarita Valley Homeschool Event

There’s a lot of rhetoric thrown around about the benefits and possible issues of homeschooling, but what is true? Has there been actual research? If so, what do the numbers say?

Join Dr. Brian Ray of National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) and Nathan Pierce of Family Protection Ministries (FPM) for a special night of informative and encouraging sessions. Topics covered will include:

  • How do homeschool students do academically and socially?
  • Case studies and research numbers about abuse in public, private, and home education
  • What are the numbers in California specifically?
  • Is homeschooling right for my family and what are my options?
  • If you’re just considering homeschooling, we’ll show you how easy it is to get started
  • How much freedom do we have to homeschool in California? Is our freedom in jeopardy? How can we expand it?
  • Plenty of time for Q&A

Also, come meet other homeschoolers in your area, learn the answers to all your “how to homeschool” questions, and enjoy the chance to ask questions of experienced homeschool parents.

Thank you to our sponsor, Classical Conversations.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Lights refreshments and coffee will be provided.

This event is open to all, but due to space limitations and subject matter, we respectfully request no children under 13 attend this event. Thank you for your understanding. 

Because of the generosity of Elevate Church, this event is free, but registration is required.
This CHEA In the Neighborhood event is hosted by Cornerstone Christian School of Santa Clarita and Elevate Christian Academy. 


Dr. Brian Ray

Dr. Brian Ray

Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. helped found the National Home Education Research Institute in 1990 as a 501(c)3 non-profit research organization and is the president of the institute. He holds his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University, his M.S. in zoology from Ohio University, and his B.S. in biology from the University of Puget Sound. Dr. Ray has been a middle school and high school classroom teacher in both public and private schools, an undergraduate college professor, and a university professor at the graduate level. He is a leading international expert with regard to homeschool research. Dr. Ray executes and publishes research, speaks to the public, testifies before legislators, and serves as an expert witness in courts.

Nathan Pierce

Nathan Pierce

Nathan Pierce began working at Family Protection Ministries (FPM) in 2002 and currently serves as the Executive Director. With over 20 years of experience, Nathan screens the hundreds of bills that pour into the California Legislature each year, closely watching for any that could harm our God-given freedoms as parents, and alerting parents to contact their legislators. He works behind the scenes at the State Capitol, meeting with legislators and staff as well as testifying in committees on behalf of homeschoolers. Nathan values the importance of evaluating all things from a biblical worldview and works every day to maintain that freedom. Nathan was homeschooled through high school and received a B.A. in Political Studies from The Master’s University. Nathan and his wife Betsy were married in 2004 and homeschool their 8 children.


This event is free, but registration is required.