Homeschooling through High School Track
Homeschooling through High School
- Speakers: Sandy Norlin and Cheri Frame
- Room: Riverview C-D
- Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
This preconference track is for home educating families of upper elementary, middle school, and high school students, as well as for those whose children are currently in public or private high schools but who are preparing to home educate them through the high school years. Parents and their teens are encouraged to attend these six informative workshops which are listed below.
We encourage you to also register to attend the MÂCHÉ conference, which will provide many additional workshops for your encouragement. You will need to register separately for the main MÂCHÉ conference. Registering for this preconference track does not automatically register you for the MÂCHÉ conference.
Transcript and Résumé Building for Your High School Student - Sandy Norlin (9:30 am)
This topic presents much needed information on how to count credits and prepare a professional looking high school transcript for your home educated high school students. Also includes suggestions on creating a sound work experience résumé for your teen.
Earning College Credits in High School with CLEP - Cheri Frame (10:30 am)
Learn how high school students can earn college credit with two popular credit-by-exam options: CLEP and DSST. Not only will they save time by earning credit for studies they’re likely completing in high school, but they may save thousands of dollars. This workshop will explain these programs in detail and give your students the tools and resources to begin earning credits immediately.
LUNCH (11:30 pm)
The Benefits of Simple Notebook Recordkeeping - Sandy Norlin (12:30 pm)
Speaker Sandy Norlin has been dragged into the technological age kicking and screaming, but realizes its benefits. However, sometimes less is more. In this workshop Sandy presents a very practical, easy way of keeping track of your child's real life experiences and tying them together to create some nontraditional course work that could be applied while developing your student's high school transcript. Plan to take some notes in your own notebook.
Defining Your Direction - Cheri Frame (1:30 pm)
Choosing a major and ultimately a career path is a difficult and sometimes overwhelming decision. Instead of leaving it to chance, be intentional. This workshop provides strategies to help your student define his (or her) future. Save time and money by entering college with a plan.
30 MINUTE BREAK (2:30 pm)
Navigating the Waters of Post-Secondary Enrollment Option - Sandy Norlin (3:00 pm)
Minnesota's Post-Secondary Enrollment Option for high school juniors and seniors has been in existence for quite some time. Speaker Sandy Norlin explores the ins and outs of this program as it pertains to your overall homeschooling plans. Information given will include: what the program is, how it can be of benefit to your student financially and educationally, what are some of the disadvantages and concerns to weigh regarding this alternative, how this plan may work for your student, how to use it to your student's best advantage.
Marketable, Not Just Employable - Cheri Frame (4:00 pm)
Capture an employer’s attention. Employers are looking for more than a four-year degree, so don’t wait and just hope to be picked. Help your student understand what will set them apart from the pack and give them their choice of colleges or jobs. This workshop will discuss the “Top 10” - a list of skills and projects for your middle/high school student to complete that will make him (or her) stand out to selection committees and employers.