Thank you for visiting our website. The Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators (MassHOPE) is a statewide organization dedicated to
Promoting and safeguarding home education to the glory of God
We offer information and support to homeschoolers from a Christian perspective. If you are seeking information regarding home education, browse our website and feel free to e-mail any questions to:
2014 - Our 25th Annual Convention
Mark your calendars now for April 24-26, 2014. We are excited to announce that Voddie Baucham will be a keynote speaker. Stay tuned as we will publish more details as they are available. You won't want to miss this one. Plan now and tell all your friends that Voddie is coming along with so much more.
Our 24th annual Christian Homeschool & Family Discipleship Convention happened on April 25 - 27, 2013 at the DCU Center and the Hilton Garden Inn in Worcester, Mass. You missed a great time if you weren't there. See our convention page for details about inspiring speakers, informative workshops, Children's Program, Teen Track, a huge exhibit hall, and more.
Photo Contest Winners: Please visit the gallery (masshope.org/convention/photocontest) to view the winners of the 2013 Photo Contest, as announced at the Convention.
Convention Recordings: These can be ordered by mail with the recording order here
Lost & Found: As always, we have lost & found items from the convention. If you think one might be yours, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Used Curriculum Sale:
July 27, 2013
Our annual Used Curriculum Sale was held on July 28 at Chapel of the Cross in Westboro, conveniently located near the Massachusetts Turnpike and routes 9 and 495. It was another success, full of bargains and eager shoppers. The sale is one of the highlights of our year as hundreds of homeschoolers seek out bargains for the next school year. Every year thousand of items, including loads of free ones, find new homes. Next year's date will be announced as soon as it is available.
High School Graduation:
Formal Graduation Ceremony (cap & gown) June 8, 2013
Our formal graduation was held at Holden Chapel in Holden, Massachusetts on June 8, 2013 with Worldview Academy's Bill Jack as guest speaker.
Graduate Recognition Ceremony (at the convention)
A graduate recognition ceremony took place during the evening general session of the convention on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the DCU Center with convention keynote speaker Rick Green of Wallbuilders.
Not Back-to-School Picnic:
September 6, 2013 at Trout Brook Reservation, Holden
About 90 people attended our first Not Back-to-School Picnic at Trout Brook Reservation in Holden, Mass. It was a great time of fun and fellowship. We hope to do more of this for 2014. Click here to see more details about the event and please join us next year.
This is an issue of great importance to homeschoolers everywhere. Parental rights are increasingly threatened as more members of our judiciary begin to take cues from international law and custom. These are decidedly unfriendly to homeschooling. For more information and to join the battle to preserve parental rights, please visit www.parentalrights.org.
MassHOPE opposes any federal or state funding initiatives to support charter schools or other types of “public school at home” programs. Such programs undermine total educational freedom of parents. For further information on this subject, we suggest the DVD "The Trojan Horse" which explains these programs from our perspective. The DVD is available for $7 from MassHOPE. Order by mail from MassHOPE, 46 South Road, Holden, MA 01520 or call us at 508-829-0973.