Saturday, July 18, 2009


with HSLDA’s High School Coordinator, Diane Kummer

Event Description:
This high school symposium is targeted at those families who are either considering teaching high school at home in future years or those who are in the midst of this exciting adventure. Good high school planning takes place before your teen enters 9th grade, and becoming familiar with aspects of teaching high school (earlier rather than later) builds confidence and prepares you for the job. The symposium seminars are suitable for those with children in the 6th grade and up.

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Location: Midland Evangelical Free Church, 7221 North Jefferson Road, Midland, MI, 48642
Cost: $15 per person, $20 per married couple; lunch included (payment required in advance)*
Registration Deadline: September 5th *
Register at:
Contact: with questions.
Sponsored by Christian Home Educators of Midland Ministry, Inc.

9:00-9:15 Check-in
9:15-9:30 Welcome
9:30-10:30 Building on a Sure Foundation: Staying the Course through High School
10:45-11:45 Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four-Year Plans
11:45-12:45 Lunch break (on site box lunch included in registration fee*)
1:00-2:00 High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Tips and Record Keeping Help
2:15-3:15 The College Admissions Process: The Homeschooled Student's Guide
3:30-4:00 Q & A

Catered box lunches will include a sub (your choice of ham or turkey), a cookie, chips, a fruit cup, and a bottle of water. (A vending machine is available in the church if you would like to purchase a different beverage.)

Session Descriptions:
Building on a Sure Foundation: Staying the Course through High School
As your child grows older, you may be considering high school at home – but you've got your doubts! Why is homeschooling high school a crucial decision for your teen? How is it possible? What help is available? We'll answer your questions, but more importantly, we'll encourage and challenge you to explore the steps you should take as you weigh the possibility of teaching high school at home.

Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four-Year Plans
How do you plan a program for your high school homeschooler? 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 the need for 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.

High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Tips and Record Keeping Help
A high school transcript is easy to create yet a vital part of your child’s high school records. In this interactive, practical seminar, you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. We’ll guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages (GPAs). You’ll receive sample transcripts depicting other formats for you to consider. In addition, you’ll learn about necessary record keeping for high school and how to track your student’s progress through the high school years.

The College Admissions Process: The Homeschooled Student's Guide
You are not only your child’s teacher; you are 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 child is spiritually, academically, and emotionally prepared for college.

Speaker Profile:
Diane Kummer - HSLDA’s High School Coordinator
Diane and her husband Tom homeschooled their two children from kindergarten through 12th grade using a variety of teaching options. The Kummers’ daughter has completed her master’s degree in government, and their son earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications/public relations. As an HSLDA High School Coordinator, Diane regularly speaks at homeschool conferences, writes articles and brochures on high school topics, and has a heart to inspire moms in their teaching. “The joy and grace of the Lord are available—and He has provided many avenues of care and help along the way,” she says. She provides personal consultation to HSLDA members and encourages parents to keep going and to enjoy teaching high school. During her homeschooling years, Diane coordinated events, activities, and support meetings for her church’s 190-plus homeschooling families while developing a program that provided evaluation of credits, diplomas, and transcripts for high school families. Along with songwriters, singers, and actresses from her church, Diane was involved in two videos created by the FunnyMoms to encourage and uplift homeschooling mothers. Her love for math is evident as she continues to teach high school-level math classes for homeschooled students.

Registration will not be complete until payment of $15 per person or $20 per married couple is received. Make checks payable to CHEMinistry and send them to: CHEMinistry, 2010 Westbury Drive, Midland, MI 48642. All payments must be postmarked no later than September 5th.

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