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Membership in
RAHS - Racine Area HomeSchoolers, Inc.

RAHS and its activities are guided by Christian principles. Membership in the RAHS organization requires that you agree to not hinder our Statement of Faith and Statement of Purpose.  You may read the Statement of Faith and Statement of Purpose, found below, before completing your membership form.

 

Membership in RAHS is available to any homeschooling family which meets RAHS' homeschooling definition & membership criteria, found below, and is interested in our organization. With your membership you will become linked to other member families through the website and be able to participate in all of the group's activities and events.  

 

Our calendar year begins each August. Members are required to update their membership form and pay their membership dues each year to keep their membership in good standing. 

 

Once you complete or update your membership form and annual dues payment has been sent in or paid, you may click on the Log In button at the top right of the website and complete the online form to receive further information and approval for access to the website's private member pages.  If you are a current paid member, you should see no interruption in your website access.  Please contact the Web Admin if you are having any issues.  

Member families that are not current with their annual dues will not be able to log in.

 

Thank you,

Web Site admin

Statement of Faith

1. We believe the Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God, and it is the supreme and final authority for all matters of faith and life. (Isaiah 28:13, John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17) 
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19)
3. We believe in the perfect deity and perfect humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His bodily return in power and glory. (Isaiah 7:14, Micah 5:2, Matthew 1:23)
4. We believe that man was created in the image of God but chose to sin and is therefore lost and only those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone are saved. (Romans 3:23, 5:8, Ephesians 2:1-3, 2:8-9, Titus 3:5)
5. We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and is received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose substitutionary death on the cross paid the penalty for man’s sin through His shed blood. (John 5:24, Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 2:8-9)
6. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men of their sin, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service. (John 14:16-17, 16:8-11, Romans 8:26)
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6)
8. We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. We believe gender/sex to be immutable. (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6, Romans 1:18-32)
9. We believe that marriage is exclusively the legal union of one genetic male and one genetic female sanctioned by the state and evidenced by a marriage ceremony. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:3-7, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 6:18-20, 7:1-3, 7:8-9, 1Timothy 1:9-11)

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of RAHS shall be to offer support and information for those of all interest levels and areas pertaining to homeschooling. Specifically, the purpose of RAHS shall be: 
1. To offer resources, encouragement, and support to those who have chosen the homeschooling option or who are considering homeschooling 
2. To encourage educational growth for homeschooling families by offering seminars, workshops, lectures, and other educational opportunities
3. To facilitate the social and educational growth of homeschooled children, by offering field trips, group classes, and other activities as organized by a committee or our members (July 2020)

Homeschooling Definition & Membership Criteria Per Bylaws

Article 1, Section 3: Homeschool Definition

      1. For clarification purposes, the terms “homeschool” (homeschooled / homeschooling) when

          used in these by-laws shall be defined as follows: A homeschool is controlled by an individual

          family. Instruction is provided to one or more of the children of one family unit and is provided

          by the parent, guardian, or by an adult chosen by the parent or guardian including electronic

          forms of instruction.

      2. Homeschools are not funded with government money and/or are not monitored by a brick and

          mortar school or by a school district.

      3. Homeschool families may choose to send their child to a local school for 1 or 2 classes per

          semester, or choose to co-op with other families for part of their education; however, at least

          51% of their education must come under the above description of Homeschool.

 

The state’s mandates for Wisconsin homeschool families are defined on the state-required Department of Public Instruction form PI-1206.

 

Article 3: Membership

Section 1: Membership shall be open to all persons regardless of race or religion, who are willing to accept, or agree not to hinder, the Statement of Faith (see Article 1, Section 2) and the Statement of Purpose (see Article 2) and who meet one of the following criteria:

      1. One or more children in the family are currently being homeschooled as defined in Article 1,

          Section 3

      2. The family is considering homeschooling yet do not have children of school age

      3. The person has homeschooled their child/children in the past and no longer has children

          eligible for homeschooling (due to age or graduation) but wishes to remain an alumni member

          of RAHS

Section 2. Members in good standing are those whose dues and membership forms are current and up to date.

Section 3. A membership unit shall consist of parent(s) or guardian, and children of the same family.

Section 4. Should a member family be found violating the membership agreement and/or hindering the Statement of Faith, the Board may vote to dissolve the membership and the dues paid for the current year shall be refunded.

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