Pre-Registration Pricing


Spouses attend free!


Onsite: $60


Ages 12-18


Onsite: $35


Ages 5-11


Must Be Pre-Registered!


Our Teen Program, especially designed for homeschool students ages 12-18, is a highlight of every CHOIS Convention. For full details on our 2018 Teen Program, Make Your Mark, click here.


Our popular Children’s Program, for ages 5-11, has limited capacity. Pre-registration is required, and the Children’s Program sells out every year. For full details on the 2018 Children’s Program, click here.

Parents of Preschoolers

Parents of Preschoolers FREE ADMISSION PROGRAM is intended to reach families before their children are of school age as a positive wa to expand and share the vision of home education. This is a great way to invite young families to come to the convention to learn more about parent-led, family-funded, relationship-based home education.

To participate: 

  • Your oldest child must be under five years of age.
  • You must be a first-time attendee of the CHOIS Convention.
  • You must pre-register for the convention prior to May 20, 2018.


Grandparents are an important part of the homeschooling process! Grandparents are always welcome to attend the convention for free if they attend with their adult children who are registered for the convention.

Grandparents who are still homeschooling their own children must register separately and pay the admission fee. 

Nursing Mothers

Nursing mothers are welcome in all of our workshops. Looking for a moment of privacy? Visit our Nursing Mothers’ Lounge, located within the Exhibit Hall.


The Best Western Plus Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn is offering a deeply reduced rate for convention attendees. You can book your 2018 Convention Getaway for only $100/night.

To receive the special rate, you must ask for the CHOIS Convention block and make reservations prior to May 15, 2018. For more information, click here.

Dining Options

Concessions will be available in the Johnson Sports Center. Purchasing lunches and snacks from the concession booth helps support the year-round efforts of CHOIS.

You are welcome to bring food from home. Many families pack a cooler and enjoy a picnic on the NNU campus grounds.

There are a number of fast food restaurants within driving distance of the NNU campus.


Parking on the NNU campus is free.

The convention will start and end at the Brandt Center. We recommend that you park there in the morning. During the day, the Johnson Sports Center will function as the hub of the convention. There is plenty of parking in front of the Johnson Sports Center, and you are welcome to move your vehicle between buildings during the convention.


We invite homeschooling pastors to attend the convention free of charge as a means to share the vision of home education and to build strong relationships with churches. This offer is also extended to pastors who do not teach their own children at home currently, but are interested in learning more about homeschooling. Registration by May 20, 2018 is required for free admission for pastors.

For more information on registration for homeschooling pastors, please e-mail our registration coordinator:

Exhibit Hall

Many organizations, publishers, and businesses serving the homeschooling community will be represented – displaying textbooks, teaching materials, and enrichment aids for on-site examination and purchase. Your convention registration includes unlimited access to the Exhibit Hall. Please support our exhibitors with your patronage.

For more information on the Exhibit Hall, click here.

Audio Recordings

Keynote sessions and workshops will be recorded in digital format so that you may enjoy and review the messages long after the conclusion of the convention. Purchasing recordings helps support the year-round efforts of CHOIS to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.

For more information on purchasing digital recordings, click here.


CHOIS is an all-volunteer organization and we certainly need help with many tasks and events throughout the year, including our Convention. If you enjoy being involved through serving, please send an e-mail to or click here.

Used Curriculum Sale

The Used Curriculum Sale will be held Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Johnson Sports Center on the NNU campus.

If you are interested in selling your unneeded homeschool materials at the Used Curriculum Sale, click here.

For more information on shopping at the Used Curriculum Sale, click here.


Online registration is open from March 1 – May 24, 2018. Click here to pre-register for the convention.

Onsite registration will open at 8 AM on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Brandt Center on the NNU campus.


The 2018 CHOIS Convention will utilize several buildings on the NNU Campus.

The convention will start and end each day at the Brandt Center. For the remainder of the day, the Johnson Sports Center will function as the hub of the convention.

For a map of buildings utilized by the CHOIS Convention, click here.



Silent Auction

All proceeds of the Silent Auction help fund the year-round efforts of CHOIS to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho. For more information on the Silent Auction, click here.

Teen Volunteers

If you are a homeschooled student between the ages of 14-19, and would like to volunteer as a small group leader in the 2018 Children’s Program, please click here.


Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Onsite registration will open at 8 AM on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Brandt Center on the NNU campus.


Friday and Saturday follow the same schedule:

Registration Open: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Opening Keynote: 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Exhibit Hall Open: 10:00 AM – 5:oo PM
Workshops: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch Break: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Workshops: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Workshops: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing Keynote: 5:15 – 6:15 PM


Committed to helping parents fulfill their God-given right and responsibility to educate their own children.