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Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association
You are invited to 2 free workshops on Homeschooling Through High School at the Circle of Life Hospice building in Springdale/Tontitown.
Part One will be Monday, April 1st at 7:00 pm.
Part Two will be Monday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm.
These workshops are taught by Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder, two veteran homeschool moms who have taken time to organize them for the benefit of other home educators. The workshops are not sponsored by any homeschool group, and you do not need to be a member of any group to attend.
Homeschooling Through High School – Part One
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. Although your teen is welcome to attend, this workshop is designed to teach parents how to facilitate a high school level education.
It will be most helpful to attend before your student enters 9th grade. It would also be beneficial to someone who is considering homeschooling their high school student for the first time.
Marni has been asked before if this workshop would benefit a parent whose student was just entering 7th grade. This is how she 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.”
This is a two hour workshop.
Homeschooling Through High School – Part Two
This is specifically for parents with students who might go, or are planning to go, to a 2- or 4-year college – ACT/SAT tests, applying to colleges, financial aid and scholarships, etc.
If it has been a few years since you’ve attended this, consider coming again to receive new/updated general and scholarship info. It would be most beneficial to attend before your student enters 11th grade. Students are welcome to attend, though it is enough for the parent to attend, and Marni will be speaking to the parents.
This is a 1 to 1.5 hour workshop.
These are FREE workshops, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts. Donations for Part One are particularly appreciated since the number of pages and the number of attendees are typically high. (Copies cost Marni 12 cents per page + tax.)
RSVPs are not needed. It’s OK to come late or leave early if you must. Childcare is not provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome, but out of consideration for everyone else attending, please do not bring older children. These are longer workshops; with no place for kids to take a break, play, etc., they will become bored and might be a distraction to others.
From I-49, take the Holiday Inn exit in Springdale (exit 72) and go west toward Tontitown. Near Tontitown, turn right (north) 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; the address is 901 Jones Rd. It says “Circle of Life” on the building, but at the entrance you may notice a sign that says “Willard and Pat Walker Family Center” and another that says “Earlene Howard Hospice Home.”
Hope to see you there!
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