Eagle River Christian Homeschool Association (ERCHA) is a local Christian homeschool support group in the Chugiak/Eagle River area. We offer encouragement, advice and fellowship for families who have made the decision to educate their children at home. We also welcome inquiries from people who are considering the home-schooling option.
We believe the ultimate responsibility for the care, training, and education remains with each child's parents (Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:1-25; 4:1-4). This is an inalienable right given by God, which the State cannot create, destroy, or alter. While others may be delegated to teach at times, the final responsibility and control for education remains with each child's parents.
We believe that as parents carry out the education of their children, it is their duty to do so in a manner that actively works to produce educational excellence, good citizenship, and godly character. We encourage parents to be familiar with and comply with Alaska State Law regarding home education. Click to download a copy of the law and a concise summary written by the Home School Legal Defense Association.