Sunday, June 9, 2013

You CAN Homeschool Through High School/Intro to College Admissions

I hope you'll be able to join me and Alison Snieckus on Saturday, June 15th, 9:30-12:30, for our 8th Annual You CAN Homeschool through High School (and attend a college that's a good fit!) workshop. The Workshop will explore how parents and teens can work together to set goals and create a plan for the high school years as well as how to implement that plan with the wide variety of available resources, including community college, online learning, textbooks, travel, and internships.

Since last year's workshop, I've earned the Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, attended my first Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) conference, and just returned from the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC) annual conference. I've met with dozens of college admissions representatives from all over the U.S. and I'm excited to share what I've learned about what colleges are looking for from their homeschooled applicants.

I've learned so much, in fact, that we've decided to create a sequel to "You CAN": College 101-- Introduction to the College Admissions ProcessOf particular interest to high school juniors and seniors and their parents, this workshop is a natural sequel to You CAN Homeschool through High School. We’ll briefly examine all the post-secondary options-- work, gap year, certificate program, 2-yr. and 4-yr degree programs—and then provide an overview of the college admissions process. Whatever your student’s career goals, this workshop will help raise his or her awareness of the available options for further education and vocational training. We'll conclude with a panel of young adults who will speak about their own homeschooling experiences and how those experiences impact their college lives.

College 101-- Introduction to the College Admissions Process will be held immediately following You CAN on Saturday, June 15th, 1:30-4:30.

The workshops will take place at the Princeton Learning Cooperative,  a center that helps teenagers live and learn without school by supporting them to create a personalized education based on their interests, abilities, and goals. Alison Snieckus is on staff at Princeton Learning Cooperative. In addition to teaching classes and one-on-one tutoring, Alison serves as a mentor for PLC teens, helping the teens design their high school education, make plans for their next steps after high school, and, if desired, apply to 4-year colleges and universities. Prior to working at PLC, Alison worked at ETS as a measurement statistician. Alison has been involved in homeschooling for 13 years.

If you'd like to attend, contact me at to reserve a space and for information about fees. Hope to see you there!