The Community Homeschool Enrichment Center is a point of connection and support for families who are interested in life-long learning. CHEC provides classes for ages 6 and up who live in Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding area. The organization’s goal is to nurture love of learning by offering a balanced mix of learner- and teacher-initiated courses that are creative and age and developmentally appropriate.

CHEC strives to be a one-stop location where families can find courses that are original in content and approach for a range of ages. CHEC is open to all, and does not operate under any religious or political philosophy. Nor does CHEC require that families pursue any particular method of education, although its classes are geared toward homeschoolers and tend to operate under an eclectic, learner-led approach. Creating a sense of community plays heavily into CHEC’s mission; the center offers teacher-mentors a place to share their passions and students a place to broaden their hearts and minds.


Location / Directions

The majority of our classes are held at the Earlysville campus of Cornerstone Community Church located at 2001 Earlysville Rd, Charlottesville, VA.
Additional classes and activities are held at Sojourner’s UCC church located at 1017 Elliott Ave., Charlottesville, VA and at the Ivy Creek Natural Area on Earlysville Rd (about 0.5 mile from Cornerstone).


When are CHEC classes held?All CHEC classes are held on Fridays between 10:00am and 3:00pm. The Fall 2015 Session is 10 weeks long and runs from September 11th – November 20th.  December 4th is reserved as a make-up day in the event of a class cancellation. (more…)

CHEC Policies

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