Heather Frommack, RDN is the Program Manager for the Educational Consultants at Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). She is a speaker, teacher, writer and 17-year veteran homeschooling momma having graduated 3 of her 5 children onto college and beyond. Heather loves to inspire others through authenticity, relevance and humor. She is also a Registered Dietitian with post-graduate work in weight management, biblical counseling, teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and is currently working on a master’s degree in Educational Psychology with a (LONG J) view towards her PhD. The school of life also enriches her message including world travel to more than 13 countries, designing and remodeling homes (while homeschooling!) and moving 15 times.
Heather and her husband have five creative children ranging in age from 23 to 9 years old with the two youngest joyfully adopted from Ethiopia 8 years ago. She’s homeschooled all five of her children calling it, “the best and most challenging career I’ve ever had.”
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Developing a High School Plan: Sample Four Year Plans
How do you plan a program for your homeschooled high school student? What subjects do you teach and when? Do you follow a basic high school plan, a general college prep plan, or a rigorous college prep plan? How do you evaluate credits? Determine grades for a course? What about a transcript and diploma? If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years, this seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four-year plan.
Charting Your Way through High School for College, Workforce, or Military
Preparing your teens for their post-graduation goals requires advance planning. This seminar provides a timeline and checklist to ensure that important items are not overlooked! For parents of college-bound teens, discover tips for the application and financial aid process. For parents of teens headed directly into the workforce, explore job hunting and workplace skills. For parents of teens interested in a military career, learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and hear tips for applying to the service academies.
Essential Skills for Successful Teens: Study and Time Management
The high school years are a prime opportunity to equip your teens with skills they will need for future success. If your teen is headed to college, the workforce, or the military, they will benefit from study and time management skills. This session provides parents with ideas to incorporate these skills into high school coursework and lists resources to help teens cultivate these essential skills.
High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Help and Tips
Creating a high school transcript is a vital part of your teen’s high school records—but it doesn’t have to be hard! In this interactive, practical seminar, you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. The session will guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPAs). In addition, you’ll receive sample transcripts showing other formats for you to consider.
Extracurricular Activities: Jazz Up Your High School Program
Because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, adding extracurricular activities to your high school program will increase your teen’s enthusiasm and motivation during these years. Wisely choosing these activities provides opportunities for your teen to follow an interest, hone his talents, serve others, or simply enjoy new experiences. However, setting limits is important, too! Come and receive ideas and suggestions to consider as you explore many different extracurricular options.
The College Admissions Process: The Homeschooled Student's Guide
You’re not just your teen’s teacher; you’re also his guidance counselor! Find out how to maneuver through the entire college admissions process—from narrowing down the selection of colleges to filling out college applications, applying for financial aid, and asking the right questions that will help you discern whether your teen is spiritually, academically, and emotionally prepared for college.