See a list of our workshops below!
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1. Looking Ahead to High School/You can Home School Through High School
Do you feel like you are supposed to be Superwoman, but you have holes in your cape and do not have the super power to survive home schooling high school? Do not fear!
“All your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons will be great.” Isaiah 54:13
God is your strength and you can fly through this season because you are not alone and your power is not in a cape. You do not need a degree or extra brain cells, or anything else you stress over that you do not have. Any parent can home school through high school and prepare their children for life because the buck doesn’t stop with us parents, the results are in God’s control. So come be encouraged that you do not have to be Superwoman, God will help you conquer the high school years.
- Practical information on recordkeeping, course and credit evaluation, and lots of encouragement.
- GED, early graduation?
- Eliminating the stress of performance
About the Speaker:
Jeanette Watje just celebrated being married to her best friend Paul for 25 years! They have ten children, ages 3 to 24, a grandson, granddaughter, and another grandbaby on the way! Jeanette will be transparent about her home school journey filled with failures and yet overflowing with God’s blessings. She hopes to encourage you and help you release undue stress, knowing that if she can home school through high school, anyone can! Their family is known for traveling, camping, planning dances and other family fun events. With a white, flat, computer geek, people oriented dad and a Mexican, task oriented, boisterous mom with a loud laugh, and a majority of loud active kids-there is never a dull moment in their home. They have purposed to equip their kids for real life by trying to instill in them a servant attitude, work ethic, honesty, and diligence. “Are you trying to be right or help make things better” and “do your best” are phrases used a lot in their home. The Watje family strives to operate as a unit that works and plays together, all for the glory of God.
2. Preparing your Teen for Life
One of the fears every home school mom faces is the concern that we will miss a vital ingredient in our child’s education. What if he or she fails, because we dropped the ball? The bad news is we all fail somewhere in the process. The good news is we can prepare our kids so that they can keep moving forward anyway! This workshop will reveal the most important skills we can give our kids to prepare them to be successful adults. Come be encouraged and equipped.
About the speaker:
Susan Macias is a writer, speaker, and teacher. A home school mom since 1993, she now ministers to build strength and courage in women to faithfully follow Jesus and serve their families. Susan’s first book, “PRAY Like Their Lives Depend On It” will be published spring of 2017. Married to her college sweetheart for 34 years, Nathan and Susan have seven children. You can find Susan at her blog, susankmacias.com.
3. Developing a Plan for High School – 4 Year Plan Incorporate Research, Study and Time
Management skills, different teaching options – parent taught, online, co-op, dual credit etc.
- Working with your student to design their high school years and what requirements need to be fulfilled
- How to prepare the non-college bound for college just in case?
- Are all the TEA requirements really required? What must I have my student complete to graduate them?
About the Speaker:
Sheryl Hurlin has been married to her husband, Bill, for 22 years. They have 7 children ages 4 to 18. They have been home schooling since their eldest was a preschooler. She likes to share with others the things the Lord has taught her along her home schooling journey. She is currently helping her teens plan and achieve their high school and college goals. She encourages other home schoolers to earn college credit through CLEPs and DSSTs. Other than home schooling and spending time with her family, she enjoys sewing, gardening, praise music, Bible study and reading. She also enjoys sitting on the front porch drinking iced coffee and chatting with her teenagers. Sheryl would love to answer your questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Designing and Maintaining a High School Transcript, and Documenting High School Classes for Credit.
Don’t be stigmatized by the thought of designing a high school transcript for your student. Transcripts are really a glorified report card. Come learn how to start and maintain a transcript that is customized to your student’s future needs. Using the transcript templates, FEAST sells through their bookstore, you will learn how to fashion a transcript that is not only professional looking, but will be accepted by employers and colleges, and used for many years to come.
ALSO… You will find you need to document classes for credit because:
- Teens accumulate many fine arts and life skills experiences.
- There some subjects you may want to cover to insure your kids are prepared both mentally and spiritually to be “part of the World, but not of it”, but they are not part of a “normal” high school transcript?
- You may be thinking… you could cover a given subject better, by not using a specific curriculum, but by choosing bits and pieces of different books, curriculum and experiences.
- You may even want to cover a subject in more depth, or you feel the curriculum make the subject boring, and you want it to come alive.
No matter the type of class, it can be documented and credit can be earned for high school graduation, and it will be accepted by colleges. Learn how to easily document these classes from a mom who has done it, and her kids were accepted by public and private colleges.
About the Speaker:
June Haliscak completed her 18 year home school career in June of 2014, after home schooling her three children from grades K through 12. Her two oldest have Bachelors of Science degrees in engineering and mathematics and recently graduated with Masters Degrees on full scholarships. Her youngest is entering her junior year at Patrick Henry College. She and her husband, Jonathan, reside in Devine, TX.