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)

9:00–10:00 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? Diane Kummer, HSLDA High School Consultant, will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four-year plan.

Break
10:00–10:10 AM

10:10–11:00 AM
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. Carol Becker, HSLDA High School Consultant, will guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPAs). 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.

Break
11:00–11:10

11:10–11:50
Breakout sessions—choose from one of the following:

High School Q and A
Carol Becker and Diane Kummer, High School Consultants, will hold a question and answer session to clarify and expand upon topics from the general sessions.

Or

Transcripts and Record Keeping for Students with Special Needs
Faith Berens and Krisa Winn, Special Needs Consultants, 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. They will address frequently asked questions regarding granting diplomas, certificates of completion, and creating alternative course work.

Lunch Options
11:50–1:00
Bring your own bag lunch, purchase a lunch from Patrick Henry College’s cafeteria for $11 or eat at a nearby restaurant.

1:00–1:50 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. Diane Kummer will share the major high school pit stops including 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.

Break
1:50–2:00

2:00–3:00
Breakout Sessions—choose from one of the following:

Core Issues and High School Consultant Services
Carol Becker will provide information on additional high school issues including a discussion on the Common Core and the revised SAT. Erin Schellhase, Director of Patrick Henry College Prep Academy, joins us to explain Advanced Placement courses and tests. We’ll cover in detail the types of services offered by HSLDA’s High School Consultants, and we will also take your questions.

OR

Alternative High School Plans: Suggestions for Parents of Special Needs Students and Struggling Learners
Faith Berens and Krisa Winn provide insight and ideas on how to modify high school plans for students who struggle or have special needs. 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.

Break
3:00–3:10

3:10–4:00
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? Diane will share how you can enjoy a lighthearted approach to homeschooling during the high school years and how these years can be filled with much hope and help … and joy.

(Note: This is a revised agenda, but all seminar content remains the same.)