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Christ-centered Homeschoolers Applying Righteousness Academically

CHARA is Greek for Joy.


CHARA is a ministry of Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN. 
Families who do not attend Hilldale Baptist Church are welcome!
We are a Christian group and exist to encourage and equip families in their homeschooling journey as they endeavor to disciple their children for the glory of God. This is done by connecting and building Christ-centered relationships in which we may deepen our walk with our Lord Jesus Christ, disciple our children's hearts, enjoy the privilege of being obedient to God's Word, offer support, networking and information while keeping the "home" in homeschooling.

Membership in CHARA is open to any homeschooling family with at least one child 4 years old or above. Your completed membership application must be submitted, and you must sign that you acknowledge the Statement of Faith and agree to adhere to the Statement of Policies. 
Your membership fee must be received to complete the application process.
You will receive an email confirming receipt of your payment.


  • Fellowship, encouragement, and shared wisdom from fellow homeschoolers 
  • Access to the website which will include information on upcoming events, prayer request, member information, and group communication - We have a separate Yahoo group for members only.
  • Field trips - Most field trips will be for members only.  If a field trip is open to non-members, our members will receive priority and a discount, if possible.  See Member Calendar for a complete listing.
  • Various activities/special events throughout the year
  • Childcare at monthly meetings


Early Registration (Submit May thru August 11th): $37.50 family fee per school year
Regular Registration (Submit August 12th thru January 31st): $42.50 family fee per school year
Late Registration (Submit February 1st thru March 31st): $27.50 family fee per school year

These fees are NON-REFUNDABLE!

Fees are used to pay for child care workers, paper goods, craft supplies, etc.

Finances should not be a deterrent to joining CHARA. Please contact the Coordinator.



CHARA meets the 3rd Monday of every month (unless otherwise noted)
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. @ the Madison Street Campus.
Times, dates and locations may vary.


All communication is done through our Yahoo group and our CHARA Blog. 
You must be a CHARA member to join the group. 

To join the Yahoo group,
go to
you have paid your membership fee, your request will be approved.


For more information about CHARA, please email us at