I want to put in a plug for an awesome conference — “Building Hearts & Homes(Schools).” Organized by Carrie De Francisco from Classical Christian Conservatory (C3), this event is for Christian homeschool families (and those interested in homeschool!) in the San Gabriel Valley and greater Los Angeles area. It will take place on March 29-30, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriot in Monrovia. I was invited last year by a homeschool mom to attend this incredibly supportive event.
The first session will take place Friday night from 6:30 to 9:30, and will consider the topic of homeschooling high school. Dads are encouraged to attend Friday night, and they are even FREE! This session was incredibly helpful for me last year; my children were in grades 2, 5, and 8, and all in full-time school. I had planned on bringing my middle child back into homeschool this year (middle school). I was enlightened to know all of the information about how easy and how many options are available for homeschooling high school. One of the anxieties I always felt about the idea of homeschooling high school is confusion over the path to college. Some of my questions:
- How do colleges evaluate homeschool students?
- What courses are necessary for which colleges?
- Are there any pro-homeschool colleges?
- I’ve heard high school students can take classes for free at junior colleges? How does this work?
- I’m nervous about my student and the SAT. Is there a way to steer around this requirement?
These questions and more were all answered for me! Even if you are homeschooling students in elementary school, it’s good to know how things work at the high school and college level so you can feel empowered with accurate knowledge. After attending the session last year, I felt equipped to consider the option of homeschooling high school.
A final aspect I really appreciated about the event last year was the friendly and supportive group of ladies I encountered. I have known homeschool moms that have raved about the conference director Carrie De Francisco for years. It was great to finally hear Carrie speak, as well as to appreciate the fellowship at the event itself.
This year the Saturday program will run from 8:30 to 4; see flyer above for more details. Below is a link to get more information. Register soon to take advantage of early bird pricing. You won’t want to miss it!
Note: My son currently takes Gameology at Classical Christian Conservatory’s Wednesday FUNdamentals program that Carrie and her husband Mike head up. More info on that in another post!