Christian Home Educators of Sulphur Springs

Christian Home Educators of Sulphur Springs (CHESS) exists to serve and support families who homeschool their children in and around Sulphur Springs, TX. Our leadership consists of a board of dedicated parent volunteers. There are many benefits to joining CHESS. We sponsor events including holiday parties, park play dates, moms'/dads’ nights out, field trips, book fairs, proms, graduations, and more. CHESS also has a competitive sports program and educational co-op classes.


The CHESS Co-op facilitates cooperation among parents to provide educational classes in select subjects for homeschooled students. All classes are taught by parents and a parent from each family must serve as either a teacher or a classroom helper in order for their child(ren) to participate. The CHESS Co-op also gives students and families an opportunity to make and grow friendships. Co-op classes meet once a week for approximately 22 weeks each year. CHESS membership is required for participation.


CHESS offers competitive sports for boys and girls from elementary through high school. We currently offer volleyball for middle school and high school girls and basketball for elementary, middle school, and high school boys and girls. High school boys and girls are also able to participate in Bass fishing through Triple F Fishing. The sports program is overseen by the CHESS Sports Committee, which is made up of parent volunteers. Student-athletes must be a member of CHESS in order to participate in CHESS sports.

Fine Arts/Academics

A new and growing aspect of CHESS is our Fine Arts and Academics program. Kids who participate have the opportunity to compete against other groups and schools in fine arts and academic competitions. The primary area of competition at the moment is through One Act Play. In addition to hosting a One Act Play festival each year, CHESS theater students also have the privilege of putting on multiple performances for the community through our local theater. We are always looking to add competitions in other areas.

Field Trips/Events

CHESS sponsors get-togethers, events, and field trips on a regular basis. There is always something going on within our organization. We offer events for kids, teens, and parents, as well as those for the entire family. They range from educational opportunities to informal hangouts. Some events cost money and some are free. Keep and eye out for announcements of upcoming events and plan to join in. It is a great way to meet other homeschool families and we are confident that you will have a blast doing so!


Join CHESS or Renew your Membership
$60 per family per year


CHESS Prom 2023

Can you believe PROM is only 4 days away! We are so excited and hope you are too. Please please please read the Prom guidelines. Parents please make sure your teen is informed and teens please make sure your guests are informed. We just want everyone to have a super awesome night “Dancing through the…

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VB Open Gym 2023

Volleyball Open Gym

We are excited to announce that there will be an open gym for Volleyball starting on Monday, May 1st from 4-7pm. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in Volleyball to come and play, practice, and meet new people. Whether you are a seasoned player or just starting out, any homeschool girl in junior high…

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The Untold Story of Rose RedThe Untold Story of Rose Red

The Untold Story of Rose Red

Don’t miss your chance to see these CHESS kids in this wonderful production. Snow White’s sister, Rose Red, never gets the recognition she deserves. That doesn’t stop her from taking on the Big Bad Wolf, yet again, to save those in need. April 21 & 22 @ 7pm, 23 @ 2pm Get your tickets at…

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CHESS Sports Banquet 2023

Last night was the Awards Banquet for our volleyball and basketball programs from the Jr High to High School levels. We are so thankful for all the hard work our athletes & coaches put into their sport. It is a lot of time and effort. We are thankful for the parents that faithfully bring their…

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Upcoming Events

Homeschool Roundup

CHESS will be having a Homeschool Roundup on Saturday, May 27th at New Beginnings Church in Sulphur Springs from 10am til NOON! We hope you’ll join us and tell your friends and neighbors that have expressed interest in homeschooling and have questions about CHESS. This is a great way to come and meet people face…

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April - May 2023 Events

April – May 2023

We have three great events coming up in April and May. There will be a Ranch Day at the Bailey Farm on April 20. From April 21 till April 23 the CHESS Theater Group will be performing “The Untold Story of Rose Red.” And the CHESS Prom will be on May 5. For more information…

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Western Hoedown

Get out your western boots and get ready to dance! It’s almost here! [Only one week away]. We have a huge group coming to this annual family favorite event. Each year, the crowd gets bigger! — NEED TO KNOW INFO — — FOOD, FOOD, FOOD Important — Each family needs to bring one item from…

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