Used Curriculum Sale

Sell the items you no longer need–

or find resources at bargain prices!

HEAV Homeschool Convention UCS

The Used Curriculum Sale is a MEGA opportunity to get homeschool resources at a bargain–and to sell those items you don’t need!

Need books and materials for next year? Come shop at the HEAV Used Curriculum Sale. The earlier you register for the convention, the earlier you’ll get to shop!

Want an opportunity to turn unneeded homeschooling materials into cash?

Shopping

Need books and materials for next year? Come shop at the HEAV Used Curriculum Sale. The earlier you register for the convention, the earlier you’ll get to shop!

Selling

Want an opportunity to turn unneeded homeschooling materials into cash? Sell your textbooks, books, manipulatives, games, educational DVDs and more!

Volunteering

As a volunteer, you get to shop early in the Used Curriculum Sale when you volunteer a minimum of two hours. We would love to have you join our team!

Shopping

Open Shopping Hours

Friday, June 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Early Shopping on Friday

On Friday, June 10, early entry to the UCS will be available for volunteers first and then for those who are preregistered for the convention. The earlier you pre-register, the earlier you may shop. When you shop, you will turn in the colored pass you received at registration. You may shop for as long as you wish, within the stated UCS hours. If you leave the sale, however, you will not be able to re-enter until 3 p.m. when shopping is open to all convention attendees.

Shopping Notes

Your time in the sale is not limited. You do not have to enter at the exact time your pass specifies; you may enter anytime AFTER THE TIME PRINTED ON IT.

Children, strollers, carts, wagons, and purses will be allowed in the UCS. You may bring in EMPTY boxes or bags for carrying books. We usually have some boxes available. Please do not bring in previously purchased items—a package check will be available.​

The use of suitcases in the UCS is strongly discouraged. Should you choose to use a suitcase, you will need to be prepared to show that all compartments are empty upon entering and exiting the sale.

Shopping is open to ALL attendees beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday.

The quantity and quality of materials in the UCS depends entirely on the materials brought in by those who participate. HEAV is NOT a supplier of these materials. We cannot guarantee what will be available, nor the condition, edition, or usability of materials. Check the materials BEFORE you buy. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

We accept cash, personal checks (made out to HEAV), or credit cards (VISA and MasterCard).

Early Shopping Notes (Friday, June 10)

If you are preregistered for the convention, you will receive a confirmation stating your entrance time to the UCS. Upon arrival at the convention, visit the preregistration table to pick up your convention name tag(s) and UCS pass(es). The entry time is printed on the pass. You MUST bring your pass to shop before the sale opens to the general public at 3 p.m. If you are a volunteer, you must bring your “Golden Ticket” to shop at 9 a.m. If you are a volunteer and don’t have a pass, please see Jennifer Jessen at the Volunteer Table next to Registration in the main lobby.

We Need Volunteers !

Remember, anyone volunteering at least two hours at the convention is eligible to shop early in the UCS. If you volunteer in any area, you will receive a “Golden Ticket” that entitles you to shop at the UCS at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 10. If you are interested in volunteering in the UCS, please fill out the volunteer application.

Shopping FAQ

Yes. UCS admission is included with these registration options:

  • Full-Convention Registration
  • Shopping-Only Pass

The items in the UCS include books on almost every subject, for every grade. Items vary from unit studies to reference materials to how-to books to teacher education resources. 

In addition, you’ll find a wide variety of helpful resources for both teachers and students. Maps, musical equipment, puzzles, manipulatives, and computer software are a few examples of the types of items you can expect to find in the UCS.

No. Admittance to the UCS is only by colored pass (given to all preregistered convention attendees) until the open shopping hours. Admittance time on the pass is based on registration date—the earlier you register, the earlier you will be able to shop. Exception: Volunteers may take advantage of early shopping on Friday at 9 a.m.

Friday
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Volunteers-Only Early Entry: The UCS will be available for volunteers who have served, or are scheduled to serve, for a minimum of two hours at the convention. Volunteers must present a Golden Ticket to be admitted into the sale.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Preregistered Shopping Hours: If you preregister but are not a two-hour volunteer, you will receive a colored pass stating the time at which you may begin shopping. The earlier you preregister, the earlier your entrance time will be.

3 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Open Shopping: All registered convention attendees will be admitted to the UCS.

Saturday
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Open Shopping: All registered convention attendees will be admitted to the UCS.

You may buy as many items as you want.

We accept cash, personal checks (made out to HEAV), and credit cards (VISA and MasterCard).

Yes! However, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Unsold items must be resorted and prepared for gleaning. This takes time and a lot of volunteers! If you’d like to help, please fill out our volunteer application.

Selling

Selling FAQ

Used Curriculum Sale

No, you are welcome to come and shop even if you are not interested in selling anything.

In order to sell items in the UCS, you must use our convenient barcoding system. This system includes comprehensive directions on how to categorize, label, and document the items you want to sell.

At the UCS, we typically handle more than 60,000 items in just under 38 hours. In order to make your selling experience both easy and profitable, we need to be able to sort and distribute your items to the proper sales tables in the shortest amount of time. Our online barcoding system helps make the labeling process as simple as possible by providing the specific information we need in order to facilitate sorting and distribution.

Several tables will be located near the entrance of the UCS hall that will be designated for free items. We will not accept any item that is unrelated to homeschool curriculum. Once your items have been approved, it will be your responsibility to place them on the tables designated for free items. It is important that you keep free items separate from items you want to sell when proceeding through the drop-off process to ensure an orderly and efficient handling of your sale items.

The drop-off hours are listed below. When you drop off your items, please be prepared to spend a few minutes with a UCS volunteer to be sure you have correctly labeled and documented your materials. We want to be sure your items can be tracked for payment!
Thursday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

There are two time periods available for picking up items. You may pick up all your unsold items either Friday or Saturday evening. On Friday, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., you may retrieve your unsold items from the sales floor, but you must find them yourself. If you can wait until we have had an opportunity to sort through the remaining materials left after the sale closes on Saturday, you will be able to pick up your unsold items on Saturday between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No materials will be available for pick up after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

No, our database does not allow for multiple pick-ups.

Only if you want your items back. Before the convention, as you prepare your items for sale, you will designate each item for either “Pick-up” or “Donate” on your item labels.
On Saturday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., after the close of the sale, the hall will open for all to browse or “glean” through these donated items for those last-minute books they were not able to find or afford. Many families have found donated items they couldn’t afford and have been greatly blessed! Individual gleaners are encouraged to glean not only for themselves but also to take items to bless others. After 6:30 p.m., all remaining items are removed by various organizations across Virginia. In years past, several homeschool groups “gleaned” materials for use in their local communities. The loading dock will be available for the convenience of those organizations and individuals who choose to glean multiple boxes of items.

You will receive a check approximately 4-6 weeks after the convention.

Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of the UCS. It is especially crucial that UCS sellers assist in the variety of tasks required to set up and operate this two-day event. For a complete list of areas of service, please fill out our volunteer application, checking off the Used Curriculum Sale box and indicating the days and times you would like to serve.

Convention Sponsors

Thank you to our generous convention sponsors!