Why You Want Carol for Your Event

  • In her role at HSLDA, Carol works closely with homeschooling families, guiding them through the high school process.
  • Carol has started and directed two homeschool co-ops—one focused on humanities, one focused on science.
  • She’s a seasoned tutor with over a decade of experience in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Carol and her husband homeschooled their two children K–12.

TRAVELS FROM

Washington, D.C.

HONORARIUM

Because her workshops are offered as a free service to the homeschooling community, Carol simply requests that all of her travel and related expenses be covered. In addition, she also requests a complimentary exhibit booth (if speaking at a state or regional homeschool conference).

Sessions

High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Help and Tips

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 template 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).

Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four-Year Plans

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 you 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.

Homeschooling the College-Bound Teen: Successfully Navigating the Road to Admission

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.

Recordkeeping & Organization for High School: Simplifying the Process

Keeping good records doesn’t need to 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.

The College Admissions Process: The Homeschooled Student’s Guide

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 applications, applying for financial aid, and asking the questions that will help you discern when and where your teen should go to college.

Extracurriculars & Electives—Resumes & Recommendations

Should an activity be recorded as 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 how documentation can makes the most of these opportunities.

Building on a Sure Foundation: Mission and Methods

For some homeschool families, the transition to high school is just around the corner. The experience may be doubly new for other families, who are bringing their teen’s education home for the first time during the high school years. Whatever your background may be, this seminar will help build a foundation to show the big picture for high school, explain important building blocks along the way, and give resources you can draw from to meet the challenge.

Homeschooling High School—You Got This!

As a parent 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!

Charting Your Way through High School for College, Career, or Military

Consider a Guidance Counselor’s perspective for each year of high school! For college-bound teens, this includes entrance tests, applications, and financial aid information. Students headed directly into the workforce can benefit from career aptitude testing, exploring training opportunities, and building a resume. Learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and advice for applying to the service academies.

Guiding Your Teen—Callings, Careers, & Life

During the high school years, parents have the privilege to guide and mentor teens toward independence. This seminar encourages parents to build a partnership that can help teens explore their life calling, investigate career possibilities, and prepare to step into their future.

Essential Skills for Successful Teens: Study and Time Management

The high school years are a prime opportunity to equip your teens with skills they will need for future success. Whether 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 study and time management practices into high school coursework and lists resources to help cultivate these essential skills.