High School at Home for All Teens:
Discover the Possibilities!

Agenda for the Day

8:30–9:00 AM
Check in
(Enjoy complimentary coffee or tea)

9:00–9:45 AM
Developing a High School Plan: Sample 4-year Plans
How do you plan a program for your high school homeschooler? What subjects do you teach and when? How do you evaluate credits? Determine grades for a course? What about the need for a transcript and diploma? This seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four-year plan.

9:45–9:55 AM
Break

9:55–10:30 AM
Breakout sessions—choose one from the following:

High School Q and A
Carol Becker or Diane Kummer, High School Consultant, holds a question and answer session to clarify and expand upon topics from the general session.

Or

Alternative High School Plans: Suggestions for Parents of Special Needs Students and Struggling Learners
Faith Berens and Krisa Winn, Special Needs Consultants, provide additional insight and ideas on how to modify high school plans for students who struggle or have special needs. They will address frequently asked questions regarding granting diplomas, certificates of completion, and creating alternative course work.

10:30–10:45 AM
Break

10:45–Noon
High School Transcript Clinic and Recordkeeping Help
Creating a high school transcript is easy yet a vital part of your child’s high school records. We’ll guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPA’s). You’ll receive sample transcripts depicting other formats for you to consider. In addition, you’ll learn about necessary record keeping for high school and how to track your student’s progress through the high school years. As an extra bonus, Faith and Krisa will present samples of transcripts that may be appropriate for students with special needs such as subject and résumé transcripts. Creating portfolios will be briefly discussed, as well.

Noon–1:15 PM
Lunch Options
Bring your own bag lunch, purchase a lunch from Patrick Henry College’s cafeteria for $11 or eat at a nearby restaurant.

1:00–1:15 PM
Optional session with Erin Schellhase, PHC Prep Academy (AP courses)

1:15–2:30 PM
Important Pit Stops during High School
For preventative maintenance during the high school years, learn what important “to-dos” and deadlines to keep in mind. Major pit stops will include information about various tests, benefits and sources of outside classes, college search and application tips, alternatives to traditional college, and career and post high school paths. In addition, Faith and Krisa will address important topics such as helping students transition to life after high school. Tips for applying for accommodations on college entrance exams and other types of tests will be provided. Options for non-college bound students will also be shared.

2:30–2:40 PM
Break

2:40–3:30 PM
You Can Homeschool High School…If You Can Make It through Tomorrow
As a parent homeschooling a teen, you may have your doubts about your ability…and your sanity. Are you weighed down by the seriousness of high school? Is it too hard and no fun? Come for a lighthearted approach to homeschooling the high school years and find out how it can be filled with much hope and help…and joy.

3:30–4:00 PM
Optional Question and Answer Session and Wrap Up