PA Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency
High School at Home Conference
Friday, July 12, 2013, 9AM-5PM
(Call 800-692-7315 for conference rate if you want to stay at the Hotel the night before.)
You can register now for PHAA's (Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency) Seventeenth Annual High School at Home Conference on Friday, July 12, 2013, from 9AM to 5PM at the Hotel Carlisle (formerly Embers) on Route 11 just North of Turnpike and I81. This conference is for parents, homeschooled students, and evaluators.
Parents: Gain the courage to homeschool through high school! This conference will help you with the information and vision that you need to prepare your children and yourself for their future and recharge yourself for the coming school year. This is the conference where you can be in a positive atmosphere and met other positive parents and families.
Evaluators: There will be sessions outlining how to award credits for the PHAA diploma, a session especially for evaluators to discuss the tricky situations they have encountered, and many sessions that will help you to be a better guidance counselor for your evaluees.
Students: There will be many sessions specially for you including panel sessions led by your fellow students about ways to get involved in the Excelsior (PHAA's high school newsletter), and a guide to AP classes from the student perspective. Also there are sessions where you can meet online teachers and get information about writing your college application essay, and that can help you plan for high school and beyond.
What attendees said after past conferences:
- Karen Brown (homeschool mom): This year I brought my husband & son to the conference. It helped them get a better picture of homeschooling and meeting others of lke mind... Debra Bell's session on online resources should have been attended by everyone. Though slightly overwhelming, it was EXCELLENT -- worth the price of the whole conference."
- Shelly Wilson (homeschool mom): We learned a great amount about college requirements and really appreciate the class with PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency). I really feel prepared to start the college and financial aid process! Thanks for all your hard work!
- Suszanne Troll (homeschool mom): Honestly, I wish I would have come years ago because I like to be prepared. This preparation give me time to adjust to curriculum needs. Thank you for one of the best conferences I've attended. (I loved, also, the teen panels and aduult panels -- very informative.)
- Nancy Lanigan (homeschool mom): We came looking for help and alternatives for our high school years. We already have 5 high school graduates (three more to go!) and are very sorry we did not attend before. All sessions attended were very helpful!
- Nanette Blank (homeschool evaluator): Informative sesssions.... Meeting other evaluators was very helpful.
- Mary Hill (homeschool student): I relly enjoyed the ‘Journeys in High School’ session. I thought it was great that high schoolers could interact and share their experiences with each other.
- Cheryl Hanratty (homeschool student): It really gave me an idea of all the choices and possibilities I have to choose from and what to expect after high school.
- Spencer Kondak (homeschool student): I enjoyed meeting new people who are going through the same things as me.
- Hope Adele Pasztor (homeschool student): I always LOVE going to this annual conference. It's a great time of food and fellowhip, but most importantly of all, it revs me up for the next year of highschool! I won't begin to tell you how many wonderful academic opportunities have been unearthed here.
- Charis Luna (homeschool student): I liked being able to discuss homeschool education in a group with other kids-- and there was good food!
- Kyle DeMaria (homeschool student): I really enjoyed the layout of the day-- there were nicely spaced breaks. Another thing I liked was the nametags-- they were easy to read and made it a lot easier to socialize. Finally I made a new friend. In the past, I have not met a lot of people my age who homeschool. The bottom line is I really enjoyed this experience and look forward to th enext conference.
- Megan Dutill (homeschool student): I really had a wonderful time this year... I especially loved the opportunity to connect with students my age-- the Excelsior panel, meeting students in my APUSH class, and the AP panel was lots of fun.
Enjoy the Professionalism: Why should other educators go to hotels for their conferences while homeschoolers bring bag lunches and sit on hard chairs. This conference treats you right. Enjoy the free buffet lunch, the free snacks during breaks, the sessions that are small enough for you to get answers to your questions, and the professionalism of the day and location.
College and Sales Tables: It’s a college fair! About 10 public, private, Evangelical, Catholic and technical colleges will have literature tables where you can chat with their admissions folks. There will also be tables featuring the high school products of PA Homeschoolers.
Click here to see last year's conference schedule.
Cost until May 31 is $29.95 per person. Price in July is $39.95 per person. You can register in the PA Homeschoolers online store which charges you a flat $3.95 for shipping and handling, no matter what the size of your order. Or you can save this charge by sending a check or money order for your registration, payable to PHAA, including the name of each participant (for the nametags). Send your check to:
105 Richman LN
Kittanning PA 16201.
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