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LaNissir James

High School Consultant

LaNissir James is a mother of seven beautiful homeschooled children (five girls and two boys) aged toddler to young adult and a homeschool leader with a passion to serve the home-educating community.

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Why You Want LaNissir for Your Event

  • In her role at HSLDA, LaNissir works closely with homeschooling families, guiding them through the high school process.
  • LaNissir leads a homeschool co-op, tutorial, and oversight program for K–12 with a keen eye for the needs of homeschooling families.
  • She’s a seasoned tutor with over a decade of experience in group class settings and one-on-one coaching.
  • LaNissir and her husband are homeschooling their seven children from preschool to college.
TRAVELS FROMWashington, D.C.
HONORARIUMLaNissir’s workshops are offered as a free service to the homeschooling community. She simply requests that all of her travel and related expenses be covered. In addition, she requests a complimentary exhibit booth (if speaking at a state or regional homeschool conference).

Sessions by LaNissir James

In this session, as the mother of seven children, LaNissir emphasizes the foundational importance of answering the call to mother many children while nurturing each individual child’s relationship with God. She discusses how to parent with godly communication and provides organizational tips to find harmony in this fast-paced world. She also shares special encouragement to help you train up your child all the way from the toddler through the teenage years. BOOK THIS SESSION
1 hour
Are you homeschooling an elementary, middle, or high school student (or thinking about homeschooling)? Do you need tips on how to enjoy the journey of homeschooling for yourself and your children, too? This presentation is homeschooling 101 with a joyful twist! Come and be encouraged as you discover a new, long-range perspective for teaching your child in a way that creates sweet memories to last a lifetime. BOOK THIS SESSION
1 hour
Creating a high school transcript is a vital part of your teen’s high school records. In this interactive, practical seminar, you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. The session will guide you through the essentials of transcripts, how to evaluate credit, steps to simplify grading, and how to calculate grade point averages (GPAs). BOOK THIS SESSION
What plan would suit your high school student? What subjects do you teach and when? Do you follow a basic high school plan, a general college prep plan, or a rigorous college prep plan? This seminar will help organize your thoughts and lay the groundwork for a viable four-year plan. You’ll learn about high school credits, simplifying grading, and the fundamentals of recordkeeping – transcripts, extracurriculars, and diplomas. BOOK THIS SESSION
For teens preparing to attend 4-year colleges or universities, this seminar provides resources to help you prepare teens for the challenges of college, determine parameters for selecting a college, and navigate the college application process. You’ll receive information on making the most of a college visit, interacting with college admissions officers, and gathering the information needed for the college application. BOOK THIS SESSION
Keeping good records need not be time consuming nor burdensome—it actually saves you time and effort in the long run. In this workshop, you’ll learn how and when to track your student’s progress through high school. BOOK THIS SESSION
You’re not just your teen’s teacher; you’re also the guidance counselor! Find out how to maneuver through the entire college admissions process—from narrowing down the selection of colleges to filling out college applications, applying for financial aid, and asking the right questions that will help you discern when and where your teen should go to college. BOOK THIS SESSION
Should an activity be an elective on a transcript or extracurricular activity on a resume? Which will benefit your teen most? Which has higher visibility? This seminar explains the options your homeschool has and the documentation that makes the most of these opportunities. BOOK THIS SESSION
For some families, high school at home is just around the corner. Other families bring teens home for all or part of high school years. This seminar builds a foundation to show the big picture for high school, explains important building blocks along the way, and gives resources you can draw from to meet the challenge. BOOK THIS SESSION
As a mother homeschooling a teen (or thinking about it), you may have doubts about your ability . . . and your sanity. Come and be encouraged as you discover a long-range perspective for teaching your teen that is filled with much hope, faith, help, and joy! BOOK THIS SESSION
Preparing your teens for their post-graduation goals requires advance planning. This seminar provides a timeline and checklist to ensure that important items are included! For college-bound teens, discover tips for the application and financial aid process. For teens headed into careers, explore training, employment, and workplace skills. For teens interested in a military career, learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and advice for applying to the service academies. BOOK THIS SESSION
The high school years are a prime opportunity to equip your teens with skills they will need for future success. If your teen is headed to college, a career, or the military, they will benefit from study and time management skills. This session provides parents and teens with ideas to incorporate these skills into high school coursework and lists resources to help cultivate these essential skills. BOOK THIS SESSION


A homeschooling mom and leader, LaNissir has a passion to serve the home-educating community. She provides social, spiritual, academic, and supervisory support for families in local groups and encourages and equips homeschool graduates to transition into colleges, careers, and vocational schools.

As an HSLDA High School Consultant, LaNissir loves speaking to parents to encourage and support their homeschooling with empathetic, engaging, and practical wisdom. She says, “The joy of helping a family feel confident that they can homeschool is priceless.”

She earned her BS in journalism from the University of Maryland College Park, is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® certified, and is pursuing a master’s degree in biblical studies.

LaNissir James is wife to Lorenzo, who also serves the homeschooling community through sports programs, photography services, and photography classes. She is the mother of seven beautiful homeschooled children (five girls and two boys) with ages ranging from toddler to young adult. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, photography, and kayaking.


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