BASIC (Bay Area Schools in Christ)
Bay Area Schools in Christ (BASIC) is a Christian homeschoolers' support group serving private, independent home schooling families in the vicinity of mid-Peninsula/South Bay, CA. BASIC was created over 20 years ago by Christian homeschooling families to provide Bay Area parents with a means to fellowship with other Christian homeschooling parents in an environment dedicated to Christ. Our goal is to support and encourage both instructors and students through fellowship and sharing of ideas. To do this, BASIC provides a means of communication for Christian parents offering classes, recreational activities, and educational helps to other homeschooling families.
BASIC has two foundational activities that are central to its goals. They are Teachers Night Out (TNO) and Park Day. TNO is a time for all instructors, both moms and dads, to reflect and share on their strengths and challenges, and to listen to speakers on specific topics for homeschoolers.
Park Day is for parents and children to gather in an outdoor setting, share fun and fellowship, growing and games, trials and trust, without the structure of a classroom.
BASIC runs a Yahoo Group, basiccommunique, for members only, where we share field trips, classes, co-ops, prayer support, and curriculum support. We also publish a monthly electronic newsletter.
BASIC publishes an annual membership directory.
In all this we embolden our members to hold Christ as their standard. Acts 2:44 "And all that believed were together, and had all things common."