Originally Sent: 5/28/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
May 27, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

HSLDA helps homeschoolers even after they graduate.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Study of Gems gets Green Light after HSLDA Letter
  2. Favorable Change to Compulsory Attendance Law
  3. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling a Child with Asperger’s
  4. Just 6 Days Left to Save $50 per Course!
  5. Poetry Contest: One Week Left!
  6. PHC Scholarship Deadline: Monday!
  7. It's NOT too late!
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1. Illinois: Study of Gems gets Green Light after HSLDA Letter

Home School Legal Defense Association helped a homeschool graduate gain admittance to a gemology institute after officials there questioned whether her diploma was valid. Read more >>

2. Mississippi: Favorable Change to Compulsory Attendance Law

With the approval of Senate Bill 2571 in March, Mississippi now enjoys a more favorable compulsory school attendance law. Read more >>

3. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling a Child with Asperger’s

Homeschooling a Child with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Do you have a child with Asperger’s Syndrome? Tune in to this week’s Home School Heartbeat to hear host Mike Smith and Dianne Craft explore this topic. They’ll be sharing information and insight about homeschooling children with Asperger’s, as well as how to guide them socially and academically. Read more >>

4. Just 6 Days Left to Save $50 per Course!

Save $50 per course.

Next Monday—June 2—is the LAST day to save $50 on each PHC Prep Academy online AP course. HSLDA members save an additional $70 on each one-semester course, and $120 on each yearlong course. If you have a high school student, contact us at info@phcprep.org or 540-338-8290. We’ll help you find a course to fit your student’s needs. Don’t wait to take advantage of our last major discount of the year! Read more >>

5. Poetry Contest: One Week Left!

Let great music inspire poetry in your children for HSLDA’s annual Poetry Contest, where Carnival of Animals and other famous tunes are this year’s themes. But hurry: entries must be postmarked by June 1!

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Helpful poetry resources in the HSLDA Store >>

6. PHC Scholarship Deadline: Monday!

Monday, June 1, is the postmark deadline for applications to the Home School Foundation’s PHC Scholarship fund for incoming freshmen at Patrick Henry College. Read more >>

7. It’s NOT too late!

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