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Homeschool Open House

  • June 29, 2018
  • 1:00 PM
  • Abilene Woman's Club

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Homeschool Open House

June 29, 2018

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Entry: $5 online/$7 at the door


Are you considering homeschooling and need some questions answered? Are you a veteran about to move into a new season of home education (middle school...high school...multiples) and you'd like to talk with someone who's already made the transition? This year's Homeschool Open House is for those who have been homeschooling, those about to start, and for those just considering the possible alternatives to public education.

Join us for basic info opportunities, specific-topic speaker sessions, and a resource fair. Come see what it's all about and what classes, co-ops, alternative learning opportunities, sports, arts, and activities will be available to your family in 2018/2019!

Entry is $5/person online (through June 27th) and $7/person at the door. Children are welcome, but there are no kid-specific activities offered, and children must remain with their parent(s) at all times. Age 3 and below attend free with parent(s), and are considered lap-sit.

Come browse the Resource Fair and see what fun things your family might find to do this coming year. Also, registration for BCHE classes, co-op, sports, arts, robotics, etc will open at this event--come ask your questions and get signed up!

Topics to include:

1:30pm

~BCHE 101/Homeschooling 101

What does the State of Texas say about homeschooling? Do I have to register somewhere? Keep grades? Take attendance? How does BCHE membership work? What's the difference between a support group organization and a homeschool co-op? What public events does BCHE offer? Oh, and one more: should I join HSLDA and THSC?

Come get the answers to these and other most frequently asked questions, from Greg Scales, current BCHE president and long-time homeschool dad.

2:00pm

~What my post-homeschooling self wishes she could tell my pre-homeschooling self...

Hear from Poppy Walker, a local momma with two homeschool grads, as she offers her lessons learned and perspectives gained. Trying to decide if homeschooling is for you? Trying to decide if you want to homeschool through high school? This is for you.

3:00pm

~Homeschooling Special Needs 101: Resources, Methods, and Encouragement 

In this session, you will receive some helpful resources, curriculum suggestions, tips, and LOTS of ideas from Mona Lara, a mom currently homeschooling two special needs children. We'll talk about how to work around therapy schedules and enhance therapies at home. You'll take away IEP advice, web and app resources, and practical ways to keep yourself uplifted and encouraged! 

3:30pm

~Homeschooling? Hybrid Schooling? Public Schooling at Home? Someone explain this to me!

So many different options--it can get confusing, even for veterans! Matt Lowe, with Tiny School, is going to answer some of those questions. This session will be especially helpful for those who are still considering non-public education options, and for those who are ready to jump in and get started.

4:00pm

~Dual Credit 101

In this session, Melody Roper, from the McMurry Education Department, will provide information and answer questions about what dual credit is and what options may be open to you.


  


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Be sure to visit these and other vendors at the resource fair!


Schedule:

  • 1:00pm - Doors Open
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm Specific-Topic Speaker Sessions & Resource Fair
  • 4:30pm to 5:00pm- Resource Fair

Please email questions to vp@bched.com. Those interested in registering as a VENDOR, please see the separate registration link below. Only registered and approved vendors have the right to distribute materials or information regarding any product, service, or organization.

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