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Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association
Mark your calendar and plan to attend a FREE Homeschool Helps workshop on the topic of “Homeschooling Through High School (Part 1)” on Thursday, Oct. 1st, at 7:00 pm, at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown. This workshop is expected to last 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
Homeschooling Through High School
This workshop has grown in the content that is covered, so this year we’re splitting it up into two parts. The presenter, Marni Hendrix, plans to give Part Two in the spring, and Part One will likely not be repeated this school year, so attend now if you need it this year.
The workshops are designed to instruct the parent on how to provide a home-based education for 9-12th grades.
Part One: October 1st
Information on high school courses and credits, grades, diplomas, transcripts, and graduation – either to prepare for applying to colleges OR to make plans for life/career for a student who is not college-bound. Non-college options like trade schools and beauty schools will also be discussed.
Will be most helpful to attend before your student enters 9th grade. It would also be beneficial to someone who is considering homeschooling their older student for the first time.
Marni writes, “I have been asked before if this workshop would benefit a parent whose student was just entering 7th grade. This is how I replied: ‘Absolutely. I went to my first class like this when my son was in the 8th grade and I wish I would have gone earlier. It is needed to get a big picture of what classes they need to take over those last 4 yrs, what colleges want to see, etc. I think I would have been more diligent about what he completed in 7th and 8th grades, in order to be ready to do certain classes in 9th grade and beyond, if I would have been more prepared. Plus, just getting rid of my ignorance helped me not to dread that season as much’.”
Some parents have attended early on, before 9th grade, then again when their student is older, for a refresher.
Part Two: Spring 2016
Specifically for students who might go, or are planning to go, to a 2-or-4 year college – ACT/SAT tests, applying to colleges, financial aid, etc.
From I49, take the Holiday Inn exit in Springdale (exit 72) and go west toward Tontitown.
Near Tontitown, turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight. There is a Harps on the right at that intersection.
Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd.
It says “Circle of Life” on the building, but at the entrance there is a sign that says “Willard and Pat Walker Family Center” and another that says “Earlene Howard Hospice Home”.
[Please note: Homeschool Helps workshops are not sponsored by any support group; you do not have to be a member of NWACHEA or any other group to attend. The presenters, Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder, are veteran homeschool moms who organize the workshops to share their knowledge and experience with other parents.]