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Classical Kids Events

Homeschooling the College-Bound Student Workshop - online
DATE(S): Feb 26, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017
TIME(S): 4:00-5:30 PM EST
LOCATION: See description for location information.
AGES: 21 and older
DESCRIPTION: Homeschooling the College-Bound Student Wkshp  online
DATES & TIMES: Feb. 26, March 5 & 12 from 4:00-5:30 PM EST. Note: To ensure timely shipping of course materials, please register no later than 7 days prior to first session.

All sessions are recorded.

This three-part workshop addresses the principal concerns home-educators have about homeschooling through high school:

    1) The high school curriculum: credits, assigning grades, AP tests and scores, college courses, online courses, and courses done at home.

    2) Applying to college: transcripts & record keeping, testing, the common app, admissions and homeschooling, also college visits, interviews, what to consider when choosing a school, merit aid vs. need-blind, early action vs. early decision, and more.

    There will also be time for Q&A.

What you'll get - All the information you need to:
  • create and manage a homeschool high school curriculum;
  • generate a high school transcript and supporting documentation;
  • plan for and complete college applications.

    Plus: Hands-on templates for all the most important documentation, useful websites, guidelines, and more. You'll walk away with tools that will save you hundreds of hours of work and help present your student in the best light.

    Here are some comments from homeschoolers who completed the workshop:

      I took your online class in Summer 2014 - homeschooling the college bound student. I wanted to let you know how much the materials you put together for that class have helped me. They have been my lifeboat as I make my way through this ocean of possibilities and information. Everyone should have that material at their fingertips. As a side note - I receive another homeschool college counselor's newsletter and though I've never taken a class of hers to compare details with what you offer, the subject matter is the same and her fees are extremely high. Thank you for making this material accessible to the average homeschool family.  ~Dawn K., Chicago-area homeschooler

      I took your transcript course last year. Thank you again for sharing everything that you did. It has calmed some nerves... I take comfort in knowing that I dont have to pound my kid into the shape these colleges want. There are colleges out there that want my daughter for all that she is and not just the numbers that she can produce. You were exactly what I needed to hear. I knew it at the time, but your words came back at me several times during a recent college fair. Thank you for what you do. ~M.C., homeschooler from Georgia

    Questions? Contact Diane: 203-942-6155 or at email address below.
  • WEB SITE: http://hscollegebound.com/hscbs.htm
    RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
    COST: $150 includes templates and printed workbook
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 5, 2016

    Classical Kids Arts & Science Fair - Bethel
    DATE(S): Feb 27, 2017
    TIME(S): 3:30-5:00 PM
    LOCATION: The Blue Cottage at 17 Long Meadow Lane in Bethel, CT
    AGES: All ages
    DESCRIPTION: This year's combined fair celebrates Science and Art.
    • Demonstrations and displays of any science discipline, scientist, or scientific achievement from a scientific or historical perspective are welcome. Need some ideas to get started? Astronomy, Botany, Physics, Meteorology, Chemistry, Robotics, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Programming . . . the possibilities are endless!
    • This fair is also an opportunity to celebrate the many creative interests of our children. Past fairs have included displays of paintings, drawings, pottery, photography, sculpture, collage, knitting, poetry, Lego creations, and more! Displays about artists, types of art, or related topics are also welcome.
    About participating:
    • There will be no judging or prizes for projects in the fair, only recognition for participation.
    • Participants will have an opportunity to view the other displays and ask questions.
    Please feel free to contact Diane at email address below with questions about the event. Please include the names and ages of your children, and your contact information.

    Please RSVP by Feb. 14, 2017.

    Signing up means that you intend to participate. You don't need to know what you will be displaying until we get closer to the date.

    Space is limited. To RSVP the Fair, contact Diane at email address below.

    This Classical Kids event appears in Kids Activities & Athletics of the Classical Kids website. It also appears in the Classical Kids event listings.

    RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
    COST: Free
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 5, 2016

    Homeschooling Fundamentals Workshop - Bethel
    DATE(S): Mar 11, 2017
    TIME(S): 1:00-4:30
    LOCATION: The Blue Cottage at 17 Long Meadow Lane in Bethel, CT
    AGES: 21 and older
    DESCRIPTION: Well cover the knowledge and skills essential to being an effective home-educator -- including how to:
  • tailor your approach to your own needs as a busy mom and home-educator;
  • manage your time and your students in order to complete the curriculum each year;
  • tailor your curriculum to your child's needs and interests;
  • make sure your curriculum is rich and on-target;
  • develop kids who love learning.

    Peruse Curriculum! On hand will be materials from across the entire curriculum for you to peruse  math, science, language arts, history, geography, art, logic, and more.

    Emphasis on writing skills At this workshop my husband, Roy Speed, will speak on how to create a learning environment in which your student will acquire the skills critical to becoming an effective writer. Roy teaches writing in corporations and has deep insight into the process of building strong writers. We will show you that laying the foundation for writing begins in the early years --  and can begin before a child can physically hold a pencil or print.

    Take the time on one afternoon to create a plan for effectively homeschooling your child!

    For more info or to register, go to weblink below.

    Or contact me with questions.

    203-942-6155 (cell)

  • WEB SITE: http://hscollegebound.com/hs-fundamentals.htm
    RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
    COST: $89 - includes printed materials. Couples $150.
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 5, 2016