Become an HEAV Member
Your membership support helps HEAV meet the ever-increasing needs of Virginia’s homeschool families AND benefits your family! As a Freedom Friend, Freedom Defender, or Freedom Superhero, you will receive the benefits shown below.
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT!
Geology Minecraft with Dr. Marcus Ross!
October 18 to 22
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Love Minecraft, or know someone who does? Join creation paleontologist Dr. Marcus Ross in a five-session short course that will open your eyes to the real world of mining behind one of the most popular games in the world…Minecraft! Learn all about geology as Dr. Ross helps you explore twenty (20) different samples from the BIG Stack, Cornerstone’s fabulous Minecraft-inspired rock and mineral kit.
Go to your membership page to get your coupon code.
Optional Kit: “BigStack” geology kit and testing supplies
FREE CLASSES from IEW
IEW offers FREE writing classes twice a year for HEAV members.
Missed the July Writing Classes? No worries! The recordings are available–and as a member, YOU get them free! Just log in to your member benefits page.
MEMBER GIFT from IEW – FREE PORTABLE WALLS
(JUST PAY SHIPPING)
IEW’s set of all three Portable Walls is free for HEAV members! Click the links below for detailed descriptions, and add each to your cart.
Members: Sign in to the member benefits page to get the promo code and get this class FREE!
NEW Member Benefit!
Driver Ed to Go!
Teaching driver’s education couldn’t be easier! This online driver’s ed course is fully approved in Virginia and satisfies Virginia’s minimum permit and licensing requirements for home-schooled students only. PLUS, it’s only $40 for HEAV members (regular price $55) — Just log into your Membership Page to register.
Homeschool Parking Fees for Virginia State Parks
Parking fees are waived for homeschool:
Vehicles participating in an official activity of a school, home school or institution of higher learning. (If not in marked vehicles, coordinators should have a letter from the school verifying the official activity. For homeschool groups, proof of homeschool status such as current ID card from a state or national homeschool organization (HEAV, HSLDA, etc.).
FREE Art Projects for One Year!
Take a winter break and give your kids a fun, engaging opportunity (just don’t tell them it’s “school!”) Free projects are geared for ages 5 and up and a full membership opportunity is available at reduced rates.
Just log in to your member benefits page to get your coupon code and link to register for this $79 series FREE!
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT!
FREE History App Access from NOTGRASS HISTORY
Homeschool History is a web-based app that saves you time and enhances your study of history, geography, government, and economics. As an HEAV member, you can enjoy six months of access at no charge (a $15 value). Search and find links to videos, virtual tours, and games, plus get exclusive content.
Homeschool History is powered by the team at Notgrass History. The Notgrass Family are veteran homeschoolers on a mission to help other families teach the heart, soul, and mind. Notgrass History curriculum combines narrative lessons, primary source documents, historical novels and biographies, hands-on activities, and a Christian worldview.
Just log in to your member benefits page and get your link!
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT!
The FREE CLASS: Homeschool SpanishTake an introductory homeschool Spanish course from Flip Flop Spanish! Enjoy five classes on any device you like (normally $10/lesson). Follow the theme-based lessons in order–or choose your lessons based on the theme your child will enjoy most. Just do one or do them all! Classes begin on July 27. Normally $10/class, a five-class, five-week session is FREE for HEAV members. Just log in to your member benefits page and get your coupon code!
20% Discount on AOP Curriculum
The preferred curriculum of HEAV, AOP features award-winning curriculum like Horizons, LIFEPAC, and Monarch online curriculum. See for yourself why parents and students have loved learning with AOP for more than 40 years. Best of all, as an HEAV family, you can always save 20%.
Gumball Learning Bundle from Little Learning Lovies
This bright, fun learning bundle includes nine themed games and activities geared for early kindergarten and elementary students. The topics covered include counting, simple addition, early phonics, CVC words, and more.
This $30 bundle is yours FREE from Little Learning Lovies!
Greater Richmond Children’s Choir
Perform with a world-class choir locally and abroad–HEAV members get a $35 discount Geared for students ages 8 and up, choristers learn to read music and experience a broad range of choral literature including classics, premieres of new music, jazz, spirituals, gospel, musical theater, opera, folk, and world music.
Easy Peasy Science Fair Downloads
HEAV members receive a different downloadable science experiment each month from Easy Peasy Science Fair! A new download will be available each month for six months during the school year.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine that now offers more than 350 online and downloadable courses for students in preschool through high school. Their courses cover academic subjects from math and language arts to music and computer programming, and so many others.
Try SchoolhouseTeachers FREE for three months. Then, after your free trial ends, you can continue for just $129/year (regularly $179/year).
Free SAT/ACT Test Prep Through e-Knowledge
HEAV members get FREE $350 SAT/ACT Test Prep Courses through e-Knowledge.com! The eKnowledge Donation Project—supported by 250 partners—is in its 11th year assisting Students and Families. The Project waives the complete $350 course price for the SAT or ACT Prep Programs. The student pays only the cost to deliver the program: DVD/Cloud student fee of $19.99 for the cost of materials, support, shipping, and streaming. All fees are reinvested in the program and no profit is generated.
Teacher I.D. Cards – Show Them Everywhere!
Show your teacher identification card everywhere you go—office supply stores, craft suppliers, warehouse stores, teacher-supply stores, retail bookstores, Christian bookstores, computer stores, etc. Many businesses will honor your teacher ID with reduced prices. You should receive two cards per family membership; the cards are renewable annually, except for lifetime member cards, which never expire. Check out this list of 48 retailers that offer teacher/student discounts!
Discounts on HEAV Publications & Resources
Members receive a 10% discount on most HEAV resources, includingThe Virginia Homeschool Manual. Just browse our Virginia Homeschool Store, logging in to receive your discount. If it is your first time using the system, enter your last name as your username and your membership number as your password.
Convention, Graduation, & HEAV Event Discounts
As an HEAV member, you will automatically receive registration discounts up to $15 on the Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention, as well as a discount on HEAV’s graduation and discounts on other HEAV events. Check your benefits page for you discount code!)
FREE Banner Classified Ad in the Virginia Home Educator Magazine ($200 value) OR FREE Text Classified Ad ($125 value)
As a Freedom Friend member, you’re entitled to one free text classified ad in the Virginia Home Educator magazine each year. Freedom Defender and Superheros are entitled to a free banner ad!
To submit your ad, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadlines: Spring/Summer (March 15). Submit early to make sure space is available. Please send your ad and member number to Kathleen at email@example.com
Subscriptions to HEAV Communications
You’ll receive Action Alerts, Legislative updates, the quarterly Virginia Home Educator magazine and the Virginia Homeschool Update, a weekly newsletter filled with the latest news, resources, and events for Virginia homeschoolers. Be sure to tell your friends!
NEW! Homeschool Crash Course Webinar Series(Freedom Defender and Freedom Superhero Only) Three, one-hour webinars will provide all the information you need to comply with the law, plan and prepare, deal with special situations, and more. Register here.
NEW! Virginia Homeschool Manual digital edition ($29 value)
(Freedom Defender and Freedom Superhero Only)
This comprehensive guide contains almost 1,000 pages packed with information, articles, forms, and helpful charts. This easy-to-use reference guide is downloadable by chapters and includes all the basics on how to begin, as well as topics like choosing curricula, learning styles, gifted education, apprenticeships, college at home, and a LOT more!
New! Homeschool Diploma
Mark your student’s accomplishment with a professional diploma.
HEAV members receive a 10% discount.
Just log in to your member benefits page and get your coupon code!
New! One, Original, Non-transferrable Transcript
(Freedom Superhero Only)
With your Superhero membership, you will have receive one original transcript–FREE.
NEW! FREE Convention
(Freedom Superhero Only)
With your Superhero membership, you will receive one, full, family convention registration during your current membership term! Prior to convention convention registration opening in January, you will receive a comp code that will deduct the cost of registration (optional add-on programs, such as Children’s Program or Thursday’s workshops, are not included.)
NEW! Little Learning Lovies All-Access Pass!
(Freedom Superhero Only)
With your Superhero membership, you will have access to EVERYTHING in the Little Learning Lovies, completely free, for the term of your HEAV membership. Little Learning Lovies has been around since 2009 providing high-quality printables for teachers of all kinds to use with their students!