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Parents of Teens

Find out what’s your next steps for a successful “launch”.

Those High School Years!

Find out your next steps toward a successful “launch”.

Getting ready for high school—though just a continuation of your homeschool journey—somehow FEELS like uncharted territory. It’s not, though; many have been here before, and you’l find plenty of help at the convention .

Your full family registration includes all keynotes and workshops, Exhibit Hall and UCS shopping, An Evening of Real Refreshment, Game Night for Dads and Kids, our expanded Special-Needs Seminar, and more! Some optional add-ons do have an additional charge–sessions not included in the registration fee are noted in the description.

Your Guide for High School at Home

Homeschool High School

Get set for high school! These three workshops Thursday, included with your paid convention registration, run through recordkeeping, testing, transcripts, and more.

Career Exploration

Explore the College & Career Fair, Apprenticeship Job Fair, and an ASVAB career exploration test, all designed for you and your teen to discover the options that lay ahead.

Graduation

Approximately 200 graduates assemble for this special, God-honoring ceremony, where parents meet their graduate at center stage to present the diploma.

Getting Ready to Navigate High School?

How to Homeschool High School Track – Only at the Convention

THURSDAY NOON TO 5 P.M.

Noon – 1 p.m.

It’s an Education, Not a Rat Race

What does a great high school education look like? If you’re worried that it means giving up teaching in a way that fits your family, worry no more. You’ll learn which requirements are important; how to decide what each student should study; and how to tailor the high school experience to fit the student’s interests, aptitudes, and future plans. You’ll leave with the confidence that you and your teen can homeschool through high school with joy.

 

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

7 Steps to a Simple High School Transcript

Transcripts are not just for college-bound students—every student needs one. The high school transcript is designed to highlight your student’s talents, strengths, and skills in the same way a résumé does for a prospective employee. It should present an accurate overview of the high school experience. You’ll learn a step-by-step process for creating a simple, effective transcript, including how to assign grades, calculate a grade point average, name classes, and grant credit. You’ll be sure to leave with a “can-do” feeling.

 

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Wait? Earn College Credit in High School

What if you could earn a college degree when most teens are graduating from high school, save thousands of dollars, and get a head start on life? What if you could do a lot of it from home, at your own pace, using curriculum and resources of your choice? For America’s founding fathers and other educated people from the past, it was ordinary for teens (and sometimes even pre-teens) to begin college-level work as soon as they were ready. Join us to learn where to start

Bringing the Family?

A hands-on, interactive event for teens ages 12 and up engages them in a mock presidential campaign involving all adult convention attendees while they learn how a real election

Teens can purchase optional add-ons such as soldering, 3D Printing, and hands-on science—or take the free ASVAB career exploration assessment (free). Check the schedule for ages and times.

Family Fun Night
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On Friday, after dinner as a family, while Mom attends “An Evening of Real Refreshment” with Rachael Carman, teens and the rest of the family will have a blast at “Game Night for Dad and Kids!”

A huge thank you to our convention sponsors!

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