This difficult decision was not made lightly, but with drastic, new restrictions in place, there is simply no other choice.
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If you’re registered for the convention, please check your email for your refund information.
Just Getting Started Homeschooling?
Here is your plan for the 37th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention
Just getting started–or just considering homeschooling? The convention is the perfect place to find out more before you begin–to give you a picture of homeschooling life and a vision for what homeschooling means for your family.
Your Key for Thursday!
Bringing the Family?
First-Time Parents of Just Preschoolers
If you've never been to the HEAV convention and your eldest child is aged four or under, you can come to the entire convention--FREE! Just apply for your discount code and use it to register online.
In this year's "Fruit of the Spirit" theme, children (ages 5 to 10) will participate in praise and worship, create crafts, and have the chance to let out their energy by playing several active games. Special Buddies program is open for children with special needs.
Events for Kids
The convention also offers a number of optional add-ons for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Options writing, art, STEM, music, photography, chess, choir, and so much more. Check the schedule for ages and time-table.
Considering Homeschooling–or Just Started?
Join us on Thursday for three free workshops!
All three workshops are open to the public–you don’t even have to register for the convention. Just come to the Greater Richmond Convention Center and sign in upon arrival at the main Registration Lobby.
*Note: high school sessions and all other Thursday workshops are not included in this free offer.
Homeschooling is one of the fastest-growing educational options in the nation today. 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.
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 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 to homeschool, what new test and evaluation options may be used, whom you should notify and when, what to do if you homeschool because of your sincere religious beliefs, and what types of records you need to keep. Know your options before you begin!
Thursday Mentoring Tours1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours begin outside Room E-10 and E-11 (just outside the How-to-Begin-Homeschooling and high school workshops.)
Friday and Saturday Mentoring ToursMorning only Tours will begin at the HEAV Tables in the Lobby.
Overwhelmed? Not to Worry…
Help is on the way! We are working on a simple plan for Friday and Saturday–one that will give first-time attendees a step-by-step guide getting the most out the convention. Check back soon!