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THEA Membership


Tri-city Home Educators Association Mission Statement:  

The purpose of THEA is to provide resources, support and encouragement for home educators and their families; to sponsor activities in keeping with common Christian values in an atmosphere of mutual service and respect; and to relay information pertaining to home education.

THEA Membership:

Membership is open to any homeschooling family*. We are governed by our Organization Policies and Statement of Faith which we encourage every member to read. In order to better serve the rapidly growing homeschooling community of the Bismarck-Mandan area, we have set up three levels of membership. 

*Homeschooling does not include distance learning or public/private school at home as those students are enrolled in a district school or a private school. To qualify as a homeschooling family, you need to meet the requirements of ND Century Code Chapter 15.1-23-01. Some examples of school-at-home programs that are not classified as homeschooling are, Tech Trep Academy, Oak Hills, NDCDE. Some examples of online homeschol curricula that is classified as homeschooling are Abeka Online, BJU Online, Shormann, Time4Learning. If you have questions about the law and what constitutes homeschooling and what does not, please email

Membership Levels

To better serve the homeschooling community, we offer three different membership levels. Registration for the 2023-24 School Year will begin August 1, 2023. Below you will find information on each level and a link to join at whichever level is best for you and your family.


Resource Access

Designed for homeschoolers looking for resources but not activities including those who are members of another BisMan homeschool group, or already have a full schedule.

Membership runs Aug 1 - Jul 31. 

$15/year per family after Aug 31 otherwise $10


  • Membership to Missouri River Teacher Resource Center which includes more than 11,000 cataloged titles of instructional resources, laminating, die cut and spiral book machines.

  • HSLDA Discount

  • Schoolhouse Teachers Discount

  • Local & state homeschool news via email

  • Participation in non-member events*

  • Homeschool resource library*

  • Participation in Graduation* if offered

 *extra fee/deposit may be required


  • Agree to library rules and organization policies.

  • Pay annual dues.

Holding Hands

Community Support

Designed for homeschoolers who wish to participate in community activities with other area homeschoolers. Participation in events and volunteering is expected.

Membership runs Aug 1 - Jul 31.

$30/year per family after Aug 31

otherwise $25


  • All of the Resource Access benefits plus:

  • Pods: small groups within THEA

  • Participation in enrichment classes & clubs 

  • Members' website access with calendar, directory, etc.

  • Text notifications (optional)

  • Members' App

  • Teen activities (T.A.C.O.S)*

  • Little kids activities*

  • Mom events (The Well)*

  • Field trips, weekly meet-ups, family activities, social events*

*extra fee/deposit may be required


  • Agree to library rules & organization policies.

  • Acknowledge statement of faith, homeschooling definition & family definition.

  • Pay annual dues.

  • Participate in and help with THEA activities.


Veteran Network

Designed for families who are no longer homeschooling but wish to remain connected to the homeschooling community.


Membership is on-going.



  • HSLDA Discount

  • Local & state homeschool news

  • Mom (The Well) & family events* 

  • Access to both libraries*

*extra fee may be required


  • Agree to bylaws.

  • Must have been a BMAHE/THEA community member at least one prior year.

  • Not actively homeschooling.

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