Application for participating and voting membership in SAIL is open to any* homeschooling family in Collin County and surrounding areas that supports the purpose and mission statements found in the SAIL By-Laws. SAIL membership applications are held in pending status until all membership requirements are met. All SAIL members are required to maintain these requirements throughout the life of their membership.
*Exceptions: While SAIL strives to be an inclusive group, there are rare situations that would require the Board to decline a family’s application. Due to potential safety concerns, it is our policy to deny, restrict, or revoke a family's membership in SAIL if we find out that an immediate family member is listed on the Sex Offender Registry.
1. Review SAIL Policies
Prospective members should review SAIL's By-Laws, Code of Conduct, Activity Guidelines, Release of Liability, and Media Policy prior to completing the online membership application. All applicants will be required to submit digital signatures agreeing to these policies during the application process.
SAIL Code of Conduct
SAIL Activity Guidelines
SAIL Release of Liability
SAIL Media Policy
2. Complete Membership Application & Forms
All new members must complete an online membership application. Fill out the membership application request form to receive the link to the SAIL membership application and instructions on how to complete your SAIL membership. You will receive email notification from the SAIL Membership Team when your online application is complete.
**Please make note of the username and password that you choose during the application process. These will be used to log on to SAIL's internal website once you complete the membership process.**
3. Attend New Member Orientation
Applicants must attend a New Member Orientation meeting hosted by the SAIL Membership Team during our Monthly Gathering. All membership applications are held in pending status until the applicant has attended orientation.
4. Pay Annual Dues
Initial annual dues for new members must be paid in-person (cash is not accepted) during New Member Orientation. All new membership applications are pending until the Membership Team has received the annual dues. All SAIL members are required to stay up-to-date on their annual dues. The SAIL Membership Team will notify all members of the annual membership renewal period.
* $30 if you join in June - March
* $12 if you join in April or May
$30 due during August renewal period
$8 due during August renewal period
5. Continuing Membership
The SAIL annual membership renewal is held each August. To renew, members must pay annual dues of $30**. During the renewal period, dues may be paid online, by mail, or in person at a designated renewal event (cash is not accepted). Specific information about renewal will be sent to SAIL members the last week of July.
**New members who joined during June or July immediately preceding the renewal period aren't required to renew until the following annual renewal period.