College Application Process for Homeschoolers

You made it through your hardest homeschooling years, High School! And now, you are on to the next step, applying for college! I am sure you and your graduate are excited and overwhelmed. The college application process can be grueling, but one good thing is that the college application process for homeschoolers is really not that more difficult than a traditional highschooler.

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So Much More!

One weekend a year is not what the Homeschool Expo folks are all about! While the Homeschool Expo is an annual event designed for those on the homeschool path—and for those who are considering it, the Expo website offers much more. Have you visited the Expo site and explored the directory? Curriculum providers, online classes and email lists for homeschool groups around the state are all at your fingerprints. The Expo is a great event…but homeschooling is a 24/7, 365 days a year proposition. Visit the website, browse the selections, submit information or encourage your favorite curriculum provider to do so. The resources needed for the homeschool adventure abound.

Were you aware there is a group of homeschool families who have adopted? They share their joys and challenges just like the folks in the Auburn – Opelika Homeschool Group. Join in the email lists and be encouraged as you encourage.

Perhaps you would like to plan a field trip to go along with your student’s studies. The directory offers some great options—and you can submit your own listings too. Maybe the Homeschool Option through Cullman Christian School would answer your high school student’s needs.
One of the beauties of home education is the variety of options available. The Homeschool Expo website wants to be a source of information to guide you through the adventure of homeschooling! Be a part. And a great way to begin is the Expo itself. With dozens of workshops ranging from controlling the costs of college to keeping the freezer stocked in the midst of homeschool busyness, there is something for every parent. The young ones have their own options: KidsZone and Film Camp to name the biggies. The Adventure awaits.

List Support Groups, Classes, Tutors, and more…

The Alabama Homeschool Online Directory is expanding with new listings for field trip opportunities, homeschool events, classes, sports teams, and more. Additionally, anyone can post on the directory and create an account.  There are also categories for products, curriculum, email lists/groups, co-ops/enrichment programs, and gifted opportunities. The goal of the directory is to promote homeschooling in the state of Alabama as a whole. We will be adding more categories and region specific postings soon. If you have a class or business that you would like to list, register for an account then select  “Submit Listings” at the top of the page after you log in. Homeschooling is growing fast in many states and Alabama is no exception. The current state law allows for homeschooling, so don’t be deterred to learn more and help grow home education in Alabama.

What Is A Unit Study?

A unit study combines several subjects to cover a single topic.   A study of the solar system could include science, art, language and math.  Benefits of a unit study are:

  • Covers several subjects
  • Capable of include different aged children
  • Prepackaged curriculum available
  • Offers flexibility for maximizing each students strong points

There are several books available on how to conduct a unit study.  If you purchase one, don’t feel obligated to do everything the author suggest.   Beautiful Feet publishers have very nice unit studies using the Hollings S. Hollings books to cover geography.  They also have one on the history of horses.

Beginning homeschooling classes available at the Alabama Homeschool Expo, titled  Homeschooling For Excellence.

http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/ , http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschooling-101/

Register Now for Worldview Teen Track

One of my fondest memories of high school was the opportunity to hear speakers who came and made presentations especially for teens.  These speakers captivated my attention and introduced me to adult issues, motivating and inspiring me to reach beyond my youth.  My friends and I, beleaguered and sometimes resistant teens, but curious nevertheless, truly looked forward to these assemblies. Some speakers especially, changed our lives forever.

That’s why we created The Worldview Teen Track at the Homeschool Expo – to offer the same opportunities to homeschool students.  Parents can conveniently enroll their teens in this optional two day seminar and then attend the Alabama Homeschool Expo, seeing exhibitors and participating in a wide variety of workshops.  Although teens are always welcome anywhere at the Expo, this optional Worldview Teen Track is sure to enrich and inform every young person who attends.   Our speakers have years of experience working with teens and know just how to engage them. 

Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to enroll a student!  Parents are always welcome to attend Teen Track, too!

Learn More about Worldview Teen Track Speakers and Schedule:
http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/worldview-teen-track/

Warm Regards,

Randi St.Denis
Homeschool Parent of 7 Children/ Educational Consultant
Director: Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
AlabamaHomeschoolExpo.com
ExpoHEEA@aol.com