FREE Workshops Thursday Afternoon

Are you just beginning to explore homeschooling in Virginia? Don’t want to commit to the entire convention? Take advantage of our FREE Homeschool Success introductory workshops. These three workshops, offered on Thursday afternoon, will introduce prospective or beginning homeschoolers to the wonderful world of home education. All three workshops are open to the public. Simply sign in upon arrival at the main Registration Lobby. Afterward, your name badge serves as your “ticket” to the Exhibit Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday!

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Three free workshops are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Premier is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street (at the corner of Fifth and Broad streets)
Richmond, VA 23219

Introduction to Homeschooling

Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Homeschooling is among the top 10 of more than 200 significant trends that will have an impact on 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

Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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

Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Know your homeschooling rights–don’t let the “legalese” confuse you! In this workshop, 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 you need to keep. Know your options before you begin!

Can’t wait for the convention?

The HEAV website is chock full of information and resources—and counselors are just a phone call away to answer your questions on getting started homeschooling, Virginia homeschool laws, choosing and buying a curriculum, and more!

Virginia Homeschool Manual!

Get the most comprehensive guide to home education. The Virginia Homeschool Manual has more than 540 print pages of information, inspiration, resources, and more—PLUS—an additional 406 pages on a searchable CD is all well-organized by sections, making it easy to find the answers you need.