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Archive: January 2010
1/26/2010 9:52:47 AM
College Search Engines

If your teen is trying to narrow down the list of Christian colleges to which he will apply, you may want to check out or Plugging in various parameters such as location, cost, proposed major, etc. enables the search engine to supply you with various college possibilities. In the same way, the College Board search engine provides both secular and Christian college options. 

1/20/2010 4:39:15 PM
5th Annual Ronald Reagan Symposium - The Future of American Culture

Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, has coordinated a full-day event called the Reagan Symposium on Friday, February 5, 2010 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) which includes presentations by eight leading scholars addressing the topic of the future of traditional American culture.


This free opportunity is a wonderful supplement to your teen's government, civics, or American History course. Homeschooled high schoolers (ages 16 and up) along with their parents are invited to attend the Reagan Symposium and receive a free lunch courtesy of Regent UniversityRegistration prior to January 30 is required for the lunch.
Perspective attendees must complete a two-step process prior to the event to ensure their seating and their lunch is properly reserved.


1. Register for the Reagan Symposium online:  Admission is free. Tickets will be mailed to registrants prior to the event.
2. Lunch: Please RSVP by Friday, January 30, to Shannon Kendrick at to reserve a lunch.


--Attendees who do not wish to eat lunch must still register for tickets to the Symposium.
--Attendees who wish to attend both the Symposium and the lunch must register for both by following the aforementioned instructions.

1/15/2010 11:33:14 AM
Homeschool Enrichment Magazine

We, as HSLDA High School Coordinators, have been invited to write a regular high school column for the Homeschool Enrichment Magazine (a bi-monthly publication). If you subscribe to this magazine, be sure to look for our first article entitled , “Crafting a Resume – Your Teen’s Next Assignment,” in the January/February 2010 issue. If you would like to subscribe to the magazine, you may do so at this link:

1/15/2010 10:21:05 AM
Free Educational Videos

Using an internet search engine, you can access many free instructional videos for a variety of academic subjects by simply entering “educational videos” in the search box. You may find them helpful to supplement your curriculum. As with any internet suggestion, we do recommend you preview the sites before directing your child to view them.

1/15/2010 10:19:56 AM
SAT Test Score Policy for Students Younger than 13

It has come to our attention that if your student takes the SAT college admission test in either the 7th or 8th grades, the College Board will purge these scores/records at the end of the academic school year. In order to prevent them from doing so, you must specifically request the College Board to keep these scores in their system by following the instructions on their website.

1/15/2010 10:18:18 AM
DASH+ High School Contest February 1st registration deadline!

Here’s a contest for car enthusiasts. DASH+ funded by the Department of Energy is running a contest, “Fuel Our Future Now” to encourage teens to design the dashboard of the future which will change the driver’s habits resulting in promoting fuel efficiency. February 1st is the deadline to register a team (2-5 members and a mentor).