Yvonne Bunn, HEAV’s director of homeschool support and director of government affairs, works with HEAV’s legislative team to protect and improve Virginia’s homeschool laws. She also works with a network of local support groups to provide accurate, up-to-date information to homeschoolers. Yvonne has developed a Homeschool Success Seminar series that she has shared at many homeschool conferences throughout Virginia and in a weeklong series on the nationally syndicated Homeschool Heartbeat. She coordinates HEAV’s annual Day at the Capitol. Yvonne also spearheaded HEAV’s efforts in the General Assembly to pass the first homeschool license plate in the nation. In 1992, she received Home School Legal Defense Association’s “Outstanding Service” award. Yvonne has a degree in elementary education and taught high school prior to homeschooling for 18 years. Yvonne and her husband, George, have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.


Introduction to Homeschooling
Homeschooling is among the top 10 of more than 200 significant trends that will impact future society, says The Trends Journal, world leader in trends analysis and forecasting. If you’ve wondered what homeschooling is, or who homeschools and why, this fact-filled workshop will give you answers. From the history of homeschooling to the statistical results of the most recent nationwide study, you will receive the information you need to decide if homeschooling is right for you and your family.

How to Begin: What You Really Need to Know
Overwhelmed by friendly advice and tons of information? This informative workshop will help you weed through all the things you’ve heard and help you focus on what you really need to know for a successful homeschool year: Am I qualified? How do I prepare? Where can I go for help? What things should I never do? What are some secrets of success? And more! Don’t miss this opportunity to get off to the right start.

Know the Law: Notifying and Testing Demystified
Know your homeschooling rights–don’t let the “legalese” confuse you! In this workshop on the Virginia homeschool law, find out who is required to attend school, what requirements you must meet in order to homeschool, what new test and evaluation options may be used, whom you should notify and when, what to do if you are homeschooling because of your sincere religious beliefs, and what types of records need to be kept. Know your options before you begin!

Speaker Handouts

Intro to Homeschooling
Testing Requirements
Homeschooling Steps