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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Irvine, California

Ready? Set? High School!

Differences in Homeschooling High School Compared To Homeschooling Younger Grades

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Free Christian Homeschooling Seminar
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 5-6:30 pm



"Ready? Set? High School!"

Differences in Homeschooling High School Compared To Homeschooling Younger Grades

The high school years can be a wonderful time of discipleship and discussion as you guide your student toward adulthood. But they can also be an anxious, stressful time for parents trying to navigate their way through a conflicting maze of information about homeschooling high school. The outcome in mind, in a sense, dictates what parents help their children to plan and achieve as they work through their high school years. Are they destined to be musicians or artists? Will they strive to be scientists? What steps must they take to achieve their goals?

This month, we will be joined by Penny Ross as she discusses what parents need to know to help their children prepare for their future. She will help navigate through the maze of choices related to standardized testing, specialized projects, focus areas, transcripts, and more. With more than 20 years of experience advising homeschooling parents, Penny provides a wealth of carefully documented information you won't want to miss.   During this meeting, we will discuss:

  • The difference between an accredited and unaccredited diploma.

  • Earning a diploma if you file your own private school affidavit.

  • The pro’s and con’s of various homeschool programs in the high school years.

  • Earning college credits while still in high school.

  • Laying a solid academic foundation for future educational opportunities.
  • All those high school tests: CHSPE, GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT and more.

  • Strengthening your teen’s faith during these crucial years.
Plan to attend this meeting to lay the foundation for success of your high school students as they move through the high school years.  Invite a friend to come (with their spouse) - they'll be glad you did!


Penny Ross and her husband Greg have been blessed with three children, whom they homeschooled from kindergarten through high school graduation. She’s been supporting and encouraging homeschool families for 27 years, beginning with leadership at Hope Chapel Academy and now through her own business, Tools for the Home Educator. Penny has a degree in Business Administration from La Verne College.

Penny and Greg, college sweethearts, have been happily married for 37 years. Their 3 children not only survived homeschooling, but have lived to tell about it. Two are now engineers; one is a linguist just returned from the mission field in SE Asia. Penny is now “Grammie” to Linnea, and praying there will be many more grandkids to come.

For information call: (714) 686-3353.



This month, we are visited by the members of the Kids Entrepreneur Club for their annual Entrepreneur Day. Indeed, this day is open to any homeschooled child who has a business and would like to sell their wares. Click here for more information.

In addition, we are hosting the annual Exploring Homeschooling Used Curriculum Sale! If you have curriculum that you are done with you can come and sell or donate the curriculm to other families who can make use of them. Low price for attendance and great friendly people to pass your materials on to. See you there!



Childcare available:

This month, to make it easier for families with little ones and big ones to attend, we have childcare available. Rate: $5 per child or $15 per family with three or more kids.

Meeting Time:

Evening Meeting: 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Enjoy training, fellowship, and an opportunity to meet veteran homeschoolers and other families considering homeschooling after the informative presentation.

Meeting Location:

Irvine Community Church
14804 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618

Simple Directions from North Orange County:

Take 5 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, church is on right.

Simple Directions from South Orange County:

Take 5 North, exit Sand Canyon & turn right, make immediate U-turn at light, church is on right.

Simple Directions from 405 and West Orange County:

Take 405 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, go two miles and pass under the 5, church is on right.

About Exploring Homeschooling:

The mission of Exploring Homeschooling is to impact the world for Jesus Christ by encouraging Christians to homeschool from a biblical worldview, especially starting when their children are babies, toddlers, preschoolers; and equipping individuals, families, churches, homeschool groups and other organizations to engage in homeschool evangelism.