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Archive: July 2006
7/25/2006 4:56:11 PM
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program

If your child has an interest in flying, you may want to check out the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.  We have received stories from homeschoolers who have had great success with their involvement with this organization. Some have even received appointments to the U. S. Naval Academy! If that's not enough-they even have scholarships  available for both school and flying!


7/25/2006 1:17:44 PM
Constitution Day

Constitution Day  (September 18, 2006 at Patrick Henry College) sponsored by Generation Joshua is a wonderful opportunity for your high schooler to experience first hand a reenactment of the convention debates, and to supplement your high school Civics/Government course!  Lectures offered by Ned Ryan, director of Generation Joshua, as well as a simulation of the Constitutional Convention will keep students engaged as they learn about the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, the Great Compromise, the slavery debates and the signing of the Constitution ending with a round table discussion of The Constitution Today.  Students ages 11- 19 may register for $15 which includes lunch and all materials.  If you are unable to attend the session at Patrick Henry College you may request materials be sent to you.  Details on Constitution Day also include activity ideas for younger students. 

7/6/2006 12:54:25 PM
Special Needs Coordinators
Did you know HSLDA has two special needs coordinators? Betty Statnick and Dianne Craft are available to HSLDA members to answer your questions and provide you with sources and “helps” to meet your challenges and those of your children and make homeschooling more successful for you and your children (from preschool through high school). They can be contacted at 540.338.5600. If you are not a HSLDA member, you can join today.
7/5/2006 3:51:21 PM
Preparing for the Work Place

Whether your child is working a part time or summer job, or is preparing to enter the workforce directly upon graduation from high school, you will want to be sure he/she knows the importance of a quality high school education in gaining the skills necessary to succeed.  The College Board’s Ten Ways School Prepares You for the Work Force may provide you with the answers you need when your teen asks, “Why do I have to do all of this school work?”

7/5/2006 3:49:10 PM
Distance Learning Programs

More and more homeschoolers are discovering the benefits of taking online courses with distance learning programs and correspondence schools.  HSLDA lists many opportunities for these types of courses on the Homeschooling Thru High School website. But before you sign up your child for any courses, take a minute to read this information from the College Board that will give you some items to take into consideration as you  evaluate your child and his/her readiness for online courses.

7/5/2006 3:45:31 PM
Summer College Visits

If your family is planning to travel this summer, you may want to add a college visit to your itinerary.  Check out the College Board’s website and find out how to make the most of a college visit.  Most colleges provide tours of their campuses and the opportunity to meet with Admissions counselors, but be sure to call ahead and find out if you first need to reserve a specific day/time for your visit.

7/5/2006 3:43:45 PM
Where the Scholarships Are

Put your student to work this summer investigating the possible sources of college scholarship money.  A good place to start is the College Board website’s “Where the Scholarships Are.” This page provides helpful hints for searching out scholarship money, developing a strategy, and also, very importantly, how to stay clear of scholarship scams.