Parents of High School 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, Math Night for dads and kids, our expanded Special-Needs Conference, 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 record-keeping, testing, transcripts, and more. (Info coming soon.)

Career Exploration

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


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

Noon – 1 p.m.
Navigating the High School Years: You Can Do It! ~ Sherri Seligson

If you have children approaching high school age (or already there), no doubt you have had moments of confusion regarding courses, documentation, career preparation, and college. There is no need to fear! This workshop will address the biggest questions regarding high school, including how to choose courses that will best meet your children’s needs, electives and internships, how to assess strengths and giftedness, how standardized tests fit into the equation, and the easy process of building a transcript. You will leave with practical ideas to implement into your homeschool immediately!

  2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
What Students Should Learn Before They Launch ~ Jonathan Brush

Why is it that most college graduates can’t find a job? What’s missing? What does a student need to learn between 16 and 22 to be ready for “real life”? You need more than academic ability to be fully equipped for the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood. Come learn seven essential skills and abilities that are crucial for successfully launching into adulthood. This time of life is unique, offering amazing possibilities. Come learn how to maximize this time, focus on the essentials, and be prepared and equipped for extraordinary success!

  4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Charting Your Way through High School ~ LaNissir James
Preparing your teens for their post-graduation goals requires advance planning. This seminar provides a timeline and checklist to ensure that important items are included! For college-bound teens, discover tips for the application and financial aid process. For teens headed into careers, explore training, employment, and workplace skills. For teens interested in a military career, learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and advice for applying to the service academies.

Visit the College & Career Fair

Free with your convention registration! The Homeschool College & Career Fair features dozens of colleges actively seeking homeschool graduates. Friday – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bringing the Family?

In a hands-on, interactive event, teens ages 12 and up participate in a simulated meeting of the United Nations General Assembly as they learn about international diplomacy.

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.

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

How to Add Events

Add your choice of events when you register for the convention.
Already registered for the convention? Add an event for yourself or a family member easily by calling the HEAV office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 804-278-9200.

Already registered for the convention?  Add an event for yourself or your family easily through this online form. Questions? Call the HEAV office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 804-278-9200.

Convention Sponsors

Thank you to our generous convention sponsors!