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Giving Tuesday 2020

HEAV Stands With You #GivingTuesday

Why Support HEAV?

HEAV Stands with You…

…when you find yourself suddenly schooling at home.

When every school in Virginia shut down, the questions of thousands and thousands of families newly schooling at home were still answered–and thousands of families discovered the joy and freedom of real homeschooling.

Why Support HEAV?

HEAV Stands with You…

…as you stand up to school officials.

A parent in a Virginia county submitted a notice of intent, only to be told it was “declined.” Because she’d attended the county school in early high school, she pressed them for a reason and was told that her own high school grades were “unacceptable,” to allow her to homeschool her own children. Perplexed, she contacted HEAV. We were able to intervene, explaining that her high school diploma was all that was required – searching her academic record went far beyond what the law permits. She is successfully homeschooling her children today. 

Let’s continue to stand together. Support HEAV!

Why Support HEAV?

HEAV Stands with You…

…when officials overreach.

When school districts, short-staffed and reeling from school closures, inadvertently created a 1985-esque assault on new homeschool families, HEAV empowered parents with accurate information—and school superintendents, social workers, and truant officers were still contacted to resolve every issue. In Prince William County, two parents were taken aback by unexpected visits by district truancy officers–and in one home, the truancy officer was accompanied by the police! HEAV resolved both situations through focused advocacy and communication–and circulated a legislative update to show parents how to prevent this from happening.

Why Support HEAV?

HEAV Stands with You…

…to find a program that meets your child’s individual needs.

When schools across Virginia closed due to Covid, many parents found day-long virtual school unsuitable for their kids. One parent called our office near tears, as her frustrated child was refusing to attend school. HEAV clarified the difference between a public virtual school at home, and a parent-directed homeschool (even one that is online)–and helped her find individualized curriculum that fit her child’s abilities. Thanks to you, she–and hundreds of parents like her–are discovering the joy of homeschooling.

Why Support HEAV?

HEAV Stands with You…

…to be your voice in the Virginia legislature.

When the legislature called for a special “budgetary” session—lasting 60 days, longer than most regular sessions!—486 bills were reviewed, critical issues were researched, legislators were called, and homeschool families were kept informed.

We enjoy many homeschool freedoms, but those rights–as many have discovered this year–are fragile. Please support HEAV on #GivingTuesday, and let us continue to be #StrongerTogether.

Why Support HEAV?

HEAV Stands with You…

…to support you and help you succeed!

“I am very thankful that we have such a great organization here in HEAV. When we were homeschooling in Puerto Rico, we had no support at all. It is nice to know I can access information and support from a group of dedicated people who care deeply that our homeschool community succeeds!”

 

Why Support HEAV?

HEAV Stands with You…

…ANY time  you have a homeschool question!

Every day, our team of counselors take calls from PARENTS LIKE YOU. Parents who had questions about

  • Testing their special needs child
  • What to do when they submit test scores and Notice of Intent late;
  • Have struggles with their support group;
  • The difference between a private school with a remote campus and a homeschool
  • A teen who doesn’t want to be homeschooled
  • Truancy problems when when they withdrew from government school
  • differences between homebound instruction and home education
  • Homeschooling and the military
  • How a parent without a high school diploma can homeschool
  • How to opt out their five-year-old from kindergarten
  • the certified tutor statute vs.homeschool statute
  • And many other questions

We’re privileged to be there for them…to answer questions, help resolve issues, and encourage them to success. Won’t you help?

Please support HEAV on #GivingTuesday, and let us continue to be #StrongerTogether.

https://heav.org/support-heav/donations/

#HomeschoolStrong #HEAVstandswithyo 

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