Check out Northeast Catholic College. They are offering a $20,000 scholarship to home-schooled students!
From their financial aid page on their website:
Cardinal Newman Award
The Cardinal Newman Award for Academic Achievement is based on cumulative high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Students with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, 1800 SAT score, or 26 composite ACT score are eligible for up to $5,000.
Home School Award
Students that graduate from Homeschool are automatically eligible for a $5,000 four-year scholarship, worth $20,000 over four years. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify.
Catholic High School Award
Students that graduate from a Catholic High School are automatically eligible for a $5,000 four-year scholarship, worth $20,000 over four years.. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Homeschool Conference
Thursday, July 7, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
5225 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
Admission is free and pre-registration is not required; however, you may make a donation at the conference website, ihmconference.org/tampa where you can also get more information.
2016 Coastal Florida Curriculum Fair at Max K. Rodes Park
3410 Flanagan Ave West Melbourne, FL 32904
April 15th and 16th, 2016
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
The Coastal Florida Curriculum Fair exists to provide inspiration for parent educators, teachers, and students and to provide convenient access to educational materials for residents of coastal Florida, and beyond.
To register or learn more about the 2016 Coastal Florida Curriculum Fair, visit www.coastalcurriculumfair.com
Immaculate Heart of Mary Homeschool Conference
Friday, May 6, 2016
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Adam W. Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Admission is free and pre-registration is not required; however, you may make a donation at the conference website, http://www.ihmconference.org/jacksonville/ where you can also get more information.
Freebies & Special Savings:
When you arrive and fill out the IHM Registration form, you'll be given the FREE IHM book, Planting the Seeds of Faith, along with this year's "goody bag."
Among the vendors, Seton Home Study School is offering discounts and will have curriculum material available for review and sale at the conference.
The conference is for everyone. You do not have to be a homeschooling parent to attend. This conference is ideal for families seeking tips for raising their children and trying to make God the center of their lives.
IHM Conferences strive to give you access to inspiring Catholic homeschool veterans, encouraging priests, insightful Catholic speakers, and the best collection of Catholic homeschool curricula and materials around.
Homeschooling is a courageous choice, and we are happy and honored to offer whatever support we can. Most importantly, however, is the support that homeschooling families can offer each other. These conferences are a great way for you to meet many of the Catholic homeschoolers in your area—to make new connections and hopefully make new friends.
The world must say goodbye to a most extraordinary women. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithfully departed, rest in peace.
Marva Collins (August 31, 1936 - June 24, 2015) was an American educator who in 1975 started Westside Preparatory School in Garfield Park, an impoverished neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. She ran the school for more than 30 years until it closed in 2008 due to lack of sufficient enrollment and funding. She is famous for applying classical education successfully with impoverished students, many of whom had been wrongly labeled as learning disabled by public schools. She once wrote, "I have discovered few learning disabled students in my three decades of teaching. I have, however, discovered many, many victims of teaching inabilities."
Here is her obituary in the New York Times, June 28, 2015.
You can watch the made for television movie from 1981 here. Also available - the 60 Minutes feature, part 1 and part 2.
Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr. Cracker Country is pleased to welcome home educators and students to Homeschool Day on September 19, 2014, from 10:00am-2:00pm.
The Theme of our autumn Homeschool Day is “Pioneers and Cowhunters.” Cracker Country will offer visitors the unique opportunity to learn about the daily lives of Florida settlers through hands-on activities that would have been familiar to a child growing up in a Florida farming and ranching community over 100 years ago. Try your hand at churning butter, helping with the household chores, making candles and taking a lesson in a one-room school house. Learn some “cowhunter” skills, like how to swing a lasso and what to pack for a long cattle drive. Ranching life was not “all work and no play”: visitors will also get to hear some of Florida’s tall tales, try on outfits of the past, see the model train display, and more!
Homeschool Day activities are designed to capture the interests of students of all ages. Groups can tour at their own pace and choose their level of participation.
So, how do you get in on all of the action? Click here to make your online reservation request, then visit Cracker Country’s website, www.crackercountry.org to review our directions, pricing, and picnic area information. The first 100 homeschool families/groups who reserve a spot will receive a FREE copy of the Cracker Country Electronic Field Trip, “Cowhunters”.
We feel privileged to provide our guests, both young and old, with memories to last a lifetime. So, we hope you will consider joining us for this engaging program, and we look forward to being your host for a unique experience. Thank you.
Museum Programs Supervisor
Phone: (813) 627-4225
Mailing: P.O. Box 11766, Tampa, FL 33680
Physical: 4800 U.S. Hwy 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610
Seton Home Study School curriculum material will be available for review and sale at the 6th Annual Immaculate Heart of Mary Tampa Homeschool & Parent Conference on Thursday, July 17th, and on Friday, July 18th, 2014.
The conference, sponsored by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Coalition, John Paul Too Books and Gifts, and Christendom College, will be held at St. Lawrence Parish - Higgins Hall,
5225 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614. The hours on Thursday, July 17, 2014, are from 2:00pm to 8:00pm, and on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 9:30am to 3:30pm.
FREE ADMISSION! CONVENIENT & FREE PARKING!
NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
The conference is for everyone. You do not have to be a homeschooling parent to attend. All religious orders are especially welcome. Anyone interested in teaching the Faith to the next generation is welcome! This conference is ideal for families seeking tips for raising their children and trying to make God the center of their lives.
For more information, including a complete list of vendors and speakers' talk schedule, please visit the conference website at www.ihmconference.org (click on Tampa tab) or email email@example.com
WHEN YOU VISIT THE SETON TABLES, YOU'LL SAVE ON……
You get a $30.00 per child discount in grades 1-12 with every full enrollment at the conference. For example, if you enroll your three children, that's a savings of $90.00! Note: In order to save time at the conference, you can download and fill out an enrollment application. Then, just give the application to our representative at the conference. The enrollment form can be found here: http://www.setonhome.org/pdf/enroll.pdf
In addition to the Enrollment Discount mentioned above, Seton is pleased to present an extra $30 per child discount to active military homeschooling families! This special discount applies to children in grades 1-12 who are enrolled at the conference. This is just our small way to thank you for serving our country! Print out the coupon using the link below and bring it with you to the conference! Go to: http://www.setonhome.org/pdf/MilitaryCoupon
When you buy your books at the conference, you save on shipping charges. Also, if Seton is out of a book, but you order and pay for it at the conference, Seton will ship your order for FREE!
If you have any questions about enrollment, please contact Seton Home Study School at 540-636-9990, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.setonhome.org
The Historical Case for Christian Education
Every day I meet families who have a different reason for choosing a Christian school. They want Christian teachers instilling truth into their children; they’re ready for smaller class sizes and more individualized attention; they want a like-minded community to partner with in educating their children; they want to remove their child from a hard social situation and give them a new chance to make quality friends. These are all good reasons. Yet I’ve never heard a family say, “The Christian liberal arts tradition was the norm for nearly 2,000 years, and formed most of
history’s great thinkers and leaders. This is why I want a Christian education for my children.” Yet this, I believe, may the best reason for choosing a Christian school.
In Robert Littlejohn and Charles Evan’s fantastic book Wisdom and Eloquence, they outline the role of cultural icons like John Dewey in the shaping of modern education. Heavily influenced by pragmatist philosophers like William James, Dewey helped to construct a “progressive” education. Dewey believed that schooling was a method of social change, and through putting the student at the center of the learning process and tracking them to economically beneficial careers, society
could “progress.” Progressivism was also deeply tied to modernism, which relegated religion to a personal opinion, and placed science and social change at the heart of the educational process.
Although today Christian schools are seen as the cultural rebels, and often as separatists, Littlejohn and Evans point out, “It is important to remember, however, that modernism
overthrew a 2,500-year-old tradition. It, and not the culture we are recovering in our classrooms [the authors lead classical Christian schools], is the insurgent.” So what was lost in progressive education around the turn of the 20th century?
Faith vs. Skepticism
From the Greek pagans through the time of Augustine, it was assumed that people were inherently religious. Solomon wrote “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs
1:7; 9:10). Augustine took passages like this to heart and believed that an understanding of God impacts one’s entire worldview, from the view of the self to society, and even to one’s view of language and math. (For an excellent treatment of numbers and Christianity, see Stratford Caldecott’s Beauty for Truth’s Sake.) The purpose of education was to deepen one’s spiritual beliefs and tie them to a student’s place in the cosmos.
In contrast, modern education replaces doubt with skepticism. Instead of leading students to ever increasing levels of certainty, the academic badge of approval, primarily in our universities, is questioning all perspectives. Students are taught that only science is the arbitrator of truth. To know is to be arrogant. To be a skeptic is to be academically accepted among one’s peers.
Fallen Nature vs. Evolutionary Progress
The view of human nature has also undergone radical change. The Greeks viewed human nature as unchangeable, and the Christians view human nature as created good yet fallen, able to be restored through redemption, but still not in constant flux. In contrast, since Darwinism has moved into the social sciences, evolutionary psychology views human nature as improvable through
self-awareness. Knowledge alone, without God, can improve students and thus society through schools.
If nature is in constant flux, the traditional and cultural context of the student becomes less and less relevant. For example, if we are now more “advanced” than ages in which slavery was accepted as a norm, we have very little to learn from thinkers like Cicero or Thomas Jefferson. What could they possibly have to tell us about humans now if we’re now fundamentally different
from back then?
Objective Truth vs. Subjective Values
Finally, the Greeks and the Romans believed pursuing the good, the true, and the beautiful were knowable, like we believe today the number of hydrogen and oxygen atoms in water is knowable. Christianity raised that tradition ever higher, believing that these characteristics were in God himself, who made himself known in Jesus Christ.
In contrast, both modernism and post-modernism (both having their root in the Enlightenment) rejected absolutes and instead embraced the notion that all competing views of goodness, truth and beauty were equally valid. This rejection of authority, whether Christian or pagan, led directly to the skepticism we see in classrooms today.
Despite many school districts that try to instill values like kindness, integrity, and honesty as a part of their overall objectives, when these issues come up in the classroom, the reigning postmodern epistemology can only leave teachers and students with questions. Whether or not Nazi concentration camps were morally wrong can ultimately only be a matter of private opinion.
Littlejohn and Evans believe these three factors have led to an “educational disaster.”
I tend to agree with them. How can any true education seriously avoid central questions of what it
means to be human and the ultimate purpose of human life? A recovery of the liberal arts tradition, which found its root in the Christian gospel for nearly two thousands years, is a necessity for those who are actually serious about “educational reform.”
As a father myself, I can identify with parents who want a Christ-centered, educationally rich environment for their children. Yet rarely to we look to history’s “great cloud of witnesses” when making educational choices for our kids. Perhaps I’ll make this a part of my next campus tour.
Posted February 27, 2013 at redeemingeducation.blogspot.com
The Orlando Magic is hosting their annual Home School Day here at the Amway Center on Wednesday November 13th at 1:pm. Join us for a full day of fun staring with our Basketball Clinic hosted by our very own Youth Camp Coaches. This clinic lasts about 90 minutes and the kids then transition to an arts and craft session where they get to make signs to display during the game on that day. Magic celebrities also come out and greet all of the participants. At the closing of the daytime festivities families are
invited to stay for the game on that night, where we have many Fan Experiences lined up for the children like:
NBA Kids Tunnels – Kids get to high-five the players as they come on the court of the evening.
Group Photos – All of the groups get to take pictures right on center court which are complementary and send out at a later
Anthem Buddies – Kids get to stand next to Magic players during the singing of the national anthem
Please visit our designated Homeschool link for more info and please feel free to post this on your group websites for parents to find out more info. This is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to stay active and be part of a really unique event. All of the seats are in the lower level and they start at $25 per person which includes the basketball clinic, this is a $300 value for only $25. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.
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Many Thank and hope to see everyone there,
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