Monday, June 22, 2009

Homeschooling High school Seminar


We have an oportunity to host a HOME SCHOOL FOR HIGH SCHOOL SEMINAR AND PORTFOLIO SESSION with Kathleen Duncan in September 2009. Kathleen has traveled through the Southeast for the past eight years and is willing to come to the Richland area for a one-day event. More details about the event and the Duncan family are below.

We must have 20 families committed to attend before July 15 to make this happen. Those 20 families will need to write a check for $50 to cover the Seminar registration or pay via Paypal on Kathleen's web page. (If the event is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.)

Please email me if you are interested in attending this event or in helping me with organization, set-up, snacks, and clean-up. I need to know by the end of the week who is interested so we can finalize our plans.

Thank you,

Home School for High School Seminar and Portfolio Session
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Early Registration Deadline will be August 28, 2009

Schedule for the evening:
Registration 3:30-4:00Portfolio Session- 4:00-5:30Break - 5:30 - 6Home School for High School Seminar - 6-10 with short break in middle

Location - TBA
Home School for High School Seminar 6-10
Seminar Fees -
Cost per family: $50 if paid by the Early Registration Date
$60 if paid at the door or after the Early Registration Date

Optional Portfolio Session Fee -
$40 if paid by the Early Registration Date
$50 if paid at the door or after the Early Registration Date

Teens are welcome to come with their parents.

During the Seminar, Mrs. Kathleen Duncan will present information about Home Schooling for High School. Each family attending the seminar will receive a binder containing more than 200 pages covering topics such as
Getting Started
Course Development
Record Keeping
Standardized Tests: PSAT, ACT, SAT & SAT II, GED
How to Document Courses Completed
Joint Enrollment Options
Graduation Requirements
College Admissions Requirements
Creating a Portfolio & Transcript
College Search and Application Process
Many More
This information applies to colleges and universities throughout the US.

Optional Portfolio Session -
Do you want to begin a Portfolio Binder for your teen? Kathleen will be bringing supplies so we can put our portfolios together and begin the record keeping process the very next day! Each Portfolio Kit includes: heavy-duty D-ring locking binder, dividers for major subjects and 30 courses, and more than 90 pages of information and forms. You will take home a binder with close to forty dividers and dozens of forms ready to go. You will also receive copies of Course Objectives for a variety of classes plus copies of blank Course Worksheets to use when compiling your child's records at home. Attendance at this Session will also allow you to access a website to download all forms used during the Session so you can make copies for your other students!

The Duncans homeschooled their seven children including their current high school students. The Duncans lived and home schooled in Georgia for five years prior to moving to Wichita Falls. Their oldest child was accepted into an area college and offered academic scholarships at 16. She chose to remain in high school and complete classes through Joint Enrollment - on full scholarship. As a senior, she was a National Merit Scholar Finalist and received four year academic scholarships for college. The Duncans' second daughter also entered college at sixteen as a Joint Enrollment student and their oldest son worked for the US Congress as a page at age 16 before returning home and participated in a joint enrollment program his senior year. He is now serving in the United States Marine Corps.

The Duncan's have four teens still at home. Adam is 17 and will be a senior next year. He has already earned 15 college hours. Andrew is 16 and will be a Junior. He completed his first college class this past spring.

At the seminar, Kathleen will discuss their experiences with home schooling their high school students. Examples of curriculum and sample records will be on hand for your review.

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