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Archive: June 2007
6/28/2007 3:50:51 PM

An apprenticeship is a period of training under the direction of skilled and professional teachers. Apprenticeships are viable options for high school graduates who choose not to go to college. For students who are interested in shipbuilding careers, Northrop Grumman has an excellent apprentice school. Check out their admissions requirements so you can be sure to provide the necessary high school courses. Since Northrop Grumman is a government contractor, they are looking for exemplary trainees because a security clearance will be necessary for many of their full time positions.

6/28/2007 3:41:18 PM
College Admission Requirements for Homeschoolers

As you are looking at prospective colleges for your children, visit the colleges’ websites to check out any policies specific to homeschool applicants. If there is a requirement which seems unnecessary (such as requiring a GED), contact the admissions office since sometimes these are old requirements which the college has not yet updated. Other times, the website may simply be incorrect. If you do find, however, any homeschool requirements of a college to be overly burdensome and you are a member of HSLDA, contact our legal department for assistance.

6/22/2007 9:14:40 AM
HSLDA Used Curriculum Market

This is the time of the year families are wishing to sell the curriculum they are finished using and looking for curriculum they need for the next year. Take a few minutes and visit HSLDA’s used curriculum market . It is easy to set up an account to sell your curriculum. Both HSLDA members and non-members may sell; however, only members can purchase curriculum on this site. Hurry in for the best deals!

6/22/2007 9:12:30 AM
After Retirement!

Parents who are graduating the last child from their home school and now facing “retirement” may be wondering what comes next! You may want to explore opportunities to continue serving the homeschool community with your talents and abilities. One family did just that and may provide a model for you to develop in your area. Visit the Pillar Foundation website for more information.

6/2/2007 8:36:44 AM
Sources for Math Tutors

 If you and your children are struggling through high school math and need help, here are some sources to check out for possible math tutors:

  •  Most community colleges have math tutoring centers which are free for their students but the tutors may also be hired by people off-campus
  • High schools often keep lists of tutors which you can access by visiting their main offices
  •  Homeschool moms who wish to swap their expertise – they’ll tutor your child in math, if you tutor theirs in another subject
  •  Recent homeschool graduates who are talented in math
  • Retirees – a good source will be your church or community center
  •  Stay-at-home moms who were former teachers or professionals in a math-related field and who would like some extra income.


6/1/2007 4:26:27 PM
The Big Dig

Focus on the Family is presenting an opportunity for your teen to take his/her faith deeper. The Big Dig , a teen apologetics conference, will "help your teen answer the tough questions about God, the Bible and what they believe." This will take place on August 10-11, 2007 at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since seating is limited, you will want to call 800-A-Family as soon as possible for your reservation or register on line.