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Handling the Stress and Pressure Before Graduation

Posted on Mar 20 2014 by admin

by Maiya Drennen   The months leading up to graduation will quite possibly be some of the most stressful and pressure-filled months of your life. Trying to finish up the last bit of schoolwork, figuring out where to go to college, figuring out if God is leading you to college, and so on, are some […]


by Yvonne Bunn

SAT® and ACT® Test Difference

Posted on Feb 19 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. What’s the difference between the SAT® and ACT® tests for college entrance? A. Both the SAT® (Scholastic Aptitude Test) exam and the ACT® (American College Testing) exam measure college readiness. A high school student who is planning to enter a four-year college as a freshman usually takes either the SAT® exam or the ACT® […]

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Motivating Teens

Posted on Feb 9 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. How can I keep my homeschool teen motivated? A. Teens–both boys and girls—are motivated by the things they are interested in doing. Think about what your teen likes to do in his spare time. What he’s interested in doing is usually what he’s good at doing. Try to incorporate a study of his interests […]

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Transcript and Course Location

Posted on Jan 8 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. On my teen’s high school transcript, should I list the place he took some of his courses—for example, high school courses taken online or at our local co-op?   A. A transcript is a very concise record of your high school student’s education. It should fit on one page, in a format that is […]

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Proof of Graduation

Posted on Sep 25 2013 by admin

Q. My superintendent’s response letter says I must provide proof by August 1 next year that my twelfth-grade student has completed homeschooling. Does the law require that? A.The homeschool statute does NOT require you supply proof to the superintendent that your student has completed home instruction. The purpose of the August 1 evaluation deadline is […]

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Transcript Course Placement

Posted on May 26 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q.  If a high school student takes a summer course, where do I include that credit–in the year just finished or the year ahead? A.  It is really up to you where to place a summer course; you may place it either in the previous school year or the upcoming school year. Homeschoolers are not […]

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FREE Gift When You Register

Posted on Feb 19 2013 by admin

Get a fantastic FREE gift with every paid convention registration! We’ve been singing the praises of SchoolhouseTeachers.com–a membership site dedicated to providing a one-stop venue for curricula resources–for some time! And now, in honor of HEAV’s 30th anniversary, you’ll get to try it yourself for a full year–FREE!   Is it hard to believe? It’s […]

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Homeschooling Again

Posted on Feb 13 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. If my child goes back to public school, can I take her out and homeschool her again if it doesn’t work out? What should I expect? A. Yes, you can homeschool again as long as you comply with the homeschool law by filing a Notice of Intent to Provide Home Instruction. There is nothing […]

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Homeschool Items – October 31, 2012

Posted on Oct 28 2012 by admin

1.1 Nature Classes – Daleville – First Registration Deadline Is October 31 1.2 Classical Conversations Open House – November 30 1.3 Transcript Webinar – The HomeScholar – January 11   1.1 Nature Classes – Daleville – First Registration Deadline Is October 31 Greenfield Park International Parkway Daleville, Virginia Programs are held on the date specified, […]

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Dual-Enrollment Financial Aid

Posted on Oct 25 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Can a homeschool student who is dual enrolled in community college receive financial aid? A. No, a dual-enrolled high school student (a public, private, or homeschooled student who takes some college courses) does not qualify for college financial aid. One of the requirements to receive financial aid is that the recipient must be enrolled […]

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General Interest Items – October 10, 2012

Posted on Oct 7 2012 by admin

2.1 New Market Evening Lantern Tours (Historical) – New Market – October 27 2.2 Bland Music Scholarship – Competitions Begin in January 2013 2.3 Students for Life of America National Conference – Washington, D.C. – January, 26, 2013 2.4 Local Bible Bee Host Sites Needed – Register in February 2013 for Best Price   2.1 New Market […]

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October Pick-of-the-Month!

Posted on Oct 2 2012 by admin

Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens by Debra Bell   This Month Only – 30% Off The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens, by the best-selling author of the Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling and the Ultimate Homeschool Planner, offers truly unique and helpful information for the new homeschooler and the veteran alike. It includes nine sections, each […]

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General Interest Items – September 26, 2012

Posted on Sep 22 2012 by admin

2.1 Free Family Research Council Webinar: “Save Me from College Debt” – Live September 27; Online Afterwards 2.2 Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy Contests – Deadline Is November 1 2.3 Pro-life Essay Contest – Deadline Is November 30   2.1 Free Family Research Council Webinar: “Save Me from College Debt” – Live September 27; […]

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Financial Aid

Posted on Sep 19 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q.Have federal financial-aid laws changed for college-bound homeschoolers? Do homeschoolers now have to get a GED to receive financial aid? A. The federal government made significant changes to financial-aid laws in December 2011, and these changes went into effect July 1, 2012. However, Congress made NO CHANGES to the homeschool eligibility section. The law states, […]

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General Interest Items – September 19, 2012

Posted on Sep 16 2012 by admin

2.1 Conference: Apologetics and Christian Worldview – Spartanburg, SC – September 28-29 2.2 International Humans in Space Youth Art Competition – Deadline Is October 21 2.3 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading League – Richmond – Best Price by October 28 2.4 Free Online Hillsdale College Course: Constitution 201 – Underway   2.1 Conference: Apologetics and Christian […]

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Homeschool Items – September 19, 2012

Posted on Sep 16 2012 by admin

1.1 National Aquarium Homeschool Events – Baltimore – First Deadline Is September 24 1.2 Homeschool Skating – Virginia Beach – First Wednesday Monthly 1.3 Richmond Symphony Discovery Concert – Richmond – Register by October 17 1.4 National Building Museum Homeschool Days – Washington, D.C. – Registering Now!   1.1 National Aquarium Homeschool Events – Baltimore […]

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Using PSAT Scores Instead of Standardized Achievement Test Scores

Posted on Apr 13 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Can I submit my high school student’s PSAT score instead of a standardized achievement test score? A. Although I am aware of a few superintendents who have accepted PSAT or SAT scores during the high school years, these tests are not considered standardized achievement tests as described in §22.1-254.1 (C). Standardized achievement tests such […]

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