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Who Are We?

The Oswego Homeschool Association is a non-profit group for homeschooling parents and children of all ages. We believe that parents are the primary teachers and are responsible for all lawful reporting, curricula choices, and core subject instruction. OHA aims to support the role of the parent by offering meetings, special events, field trips, and educational opportunities. We are an inclusive, eclectic, local, member-run organization that honors the diversity of homeschoolers and provides a supportive community for our members. Our reasons for homeschooling differ, as do our styles and approaches to education. What we share is a respect for all learners and a desire to support one another.




What we offer

OHA is very happy to provide a broad range of extracurricular and supplemental activies to Oswego's homeschool community. As an OHA member, your child can participate in our Lakeside Enrichment and Academic Program (LEAP), choir, theatrical performances, ROYALS athletics, and more. Our programs are ever changing and we are always looking for ways to enrich our children's lives.  

If you are interested in becoming an OHA member, feel free to email us at [email protected] for more information. When you are ready to join, simply click "Join" above to fill out an application. 

If you are interested in joining choir with OHA this year, we are so happy to announce that we have opened up participation to all Homeschool NY/ Loving EducationAt Home, Inc. members! OHA members click the poster below to sign up, all others please email [email protected]

LEAH

OHA is a chapter of Homeschool NY/Loving Education at Home, Inc. In becoming an OHA member, you are also a member of Homeschool NY/Loving Education at Home, Inc. For more information about Homeschool NY/Loving Education at Home, Inc, please click the button below! 




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FAQ

What is OHA?

OHA is the Oswego Homeschool Association, founded by a group of homeschooling parents in the fall of 2020.

Mission Statement
The Oswego Homeschool Association is a not for profit 501c3 organization for homeschooling parents and children of all ages. We believe that parents are the primary teachers and are responsible for all lawful reporting, curricula choices, and core subject instruction. OHA aims to support the role of the parent by offering meetings, special events, field trips, and educational opportunities. We are an inclusive, eclectic, local, member-run organization that honors the diversity of homeschoolers and provides a supportive community for our members. Our reasons for homeschooling differ, as do our styles and approaches to education. What we share is a respect for all learners and a desire to support one another.

We believe that every family has the legal and constitutional right to home educate in New York State, regardless of their philosophy of education or religious affiliation. 

What about LEAH, are you also LEAH?

The Oswego Homeschool Association is a local chapter of Loving Education at Home, Inc- also known as Homeschool NY/LEAH (click here for more information about Homeschool NY/LEAH). We are an affiliate of this state organization, but OHA is also our own autonomous entity.  Our board developed our own bylaws which are unique to OHA.  These bylaws differ from other Homeschool NY/LEAH chapters and have been submitted to and accepted by Homeschool NY/LEAH.  Per our mission, we choose to be welcoming to homeschoolers of all faiths and beliefs, as outlined specifically in our bylaws:

Article III- Statements of Belief
Although we choose to have no requirements of religion for our membership, we acknowledge the beliefs of Loving Education at Home, Inc and agree to be considerate of those beliefs in our programming. As an association, we agree to not include or offer programming that is contradictory to Loving Education at Home, Inc’s by-laws. 

Click here to view the full by-laws of OHA

As an OHA member, am I also a Homeschool NY/LEAH member?

Yes. When you become a member of OHA, you also become a member of Homeschool NY/LEAH.  This membership gives us insurance, non-profit status, regional and state support, homeschool advocacy, HSLDA discount, and access to the many programs that Homeschool NY/LEAH offers. Click here for more information about Homeschool NY/LEAH. 

Are there more than one Homeschool NY/LEAH chapters in Oswego County?

Yes!  We have such a great need for homeschool support in this area.  OHA is one of several chapters in the area.  The other chapters include Oswego County Leah, James Madison Academy, Raising Arrows, and Mexico Lighthouse LEAH.

Can I be a member of both OHA and Oswego County LEAH?

Yes!  It’s called dual enrollment.  You can save some money this way, too.  Families choose one of the chapters to be their  “primary chapter” and pay the membership fee. Then, they will pay what the other (secondary) chapter charges, minus $30 (which is what goes to Homeschool NY/LEAH). Each chapter may have differing requirements for membership. Membership to Homeschool NY/LEAH does not necessarily guarantee a membership into any particular chapter and membership in one chapter does not guarantee membership in another chapter.

Calendar

Dec
12
BlessingsInABackpack Volunteer Day
December 12 - Monday
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Dec
14
Homeschool Skating
December 14 - Wednesday
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Dec
14
OHA Holiday Party
December 14 - Wednesday
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Dec
17
Chess Club
December 17 - Saturday
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Dec
19
BlessingsInABackpack Volunteer Day
December 19 - Monday
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Dec
21
Homeschool Skating
December 21 - Wednesday
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Dec
26
BlessingsInABackpack Volunteer Day
December 26 - Monday
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Dec
28
Homeschool Skating
December 28 - Wednesday
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Jan
02
BlessingsInABackpack Volunteer Day
January 2 - Monday
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jan
04
Homeschool Skating
January 4 - Wednesday
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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Membership Coordinator
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President Amy Murphy
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