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Archive for February, 2014
Last call for registration for summer homeschool standardized testing
June has flown by, seemingly in the blink of an eye, and the rest of the summer will have wings of its own. For those wanting to have their students assessed on standardized tests before the new school year begins, three more opportunities are available for you. Holly Craw Home Education Services provides test proctoring for reasonable rates for homeschool groups or indivduals. Dates have been set for three sessions, and parents are encouraged to sign up right away to reserve the spots and have time for the testing materials to be ordered.
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UN: Put Parents on Trial
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Homeschooling novels: When Sparrows Fall shows downside of Quiverfull movement-Review
When Sparrows Fall is a moving story on several levels. Feeling trapped by a restrictive and rule-filled church, and by extension, her homeschool environment, Miranda Hanford lives a bit of a double life. She dutifully homeschools her children and keeps them from the public library where they may encounter fiction works and novels with ideas contrary to the church's mandates. However, she keeps the latest woman's magazine stashed under her bed to read in moments of solitude and yearning. She has other secrets, also, and knows her pastor, Mason Chandler, can use them in emotional blackmail. Chandler has...
Homeschoolers and dual-credit classes: Easy steps for getting a jump on college
My homeschooler wants to take dual-credit community college classes. What are the steps needed to get set up with this? It is becoming quite popular for homeschoolers to get high school and college credit by enrolling in community college classes while in high school. Arizona law allows twelve-year-olds and older to enroll, and even as young as eight if parents take the class with them. The Maricopa County Community College District is comprised of ten schools across the valley. Although the enrollment guidelines are similar, each school may have a few specific forms or requirements that differ from...
Educational Family Fun Night with Wildman Phil
submitted by Candice Baldon   You’re invited to our Fundraiser…   (you can also see the flyer)   Educational Family Fun Night with Naturalist/Humorist Wildman Phil   Location:  Sunset View Baptist Church, 11006 N. El Mirage Rd., El Mirage, AZ  85335 When:  Monday, June 27th at 6:30pm Contact/RSVP:  Candice Baldon at 623-875-9405 or e-mail at cbaldon@cox.net COST: Minimum donations of $12 per family if paid in advance (paypal or check) or $15 at the door. RSVP by Saturday June 25th if possible please, so we know how many to plan for. This Educational Family Fun Night show is geared towards the whole family...
Free Library Drawing Classes
  Hello everyone, if your children are into drawing cartoons my husband is going to be teaching a few art classes this summer.  Info below: Glendale Public Library 7/7/11 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm 5959 W. Brown St. Glendale, AZ 85302 AND Litchfield Park Branch Library 7/14/11 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for ages 7 – 12 and from 1:00 – 2:00 pm for teens 101 W Wigwam Blvd Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 Registration opens on 6/30/11 at 9 am for Litchfield Library He’s a locally known artist in AZ and has done an online comic series with the...
What is the best time for a homeschooler to take the PSAT test?
When should the PSAT test be taken? Is it official during the Sophomore year? Where would a Phoenix homeschool student take the test? The PSAT (Preliminary or Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test) is offered annually in October. It is official when the student lists the grade level as 11th grade. Younger students who wish to try out their skills may take it in earlier grades for practice and skill building.
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Suddenly Homeschooling is a must-read for families who need to start right now
Book title: Suddenly Homeschooling: A Quick-Start Guide to Legally Homeschool in 2 Weeks Author: Marie-Claire Moreau, Ed.D. Publication date: July 12, 2011 Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing Where to purchase in Phoenix: Barnes and Noble, Metro Center According to the Homeshool Specialist at the Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, the place for filing the homeschool affidavits, school bullying is currently the number one reason for parents to call the office about starting to homeschool.
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Standardized testing for homeschoolers: Comparison of Iowa and Stanford tests
I know that homeschoolers in Arizona are not required to do standardized testing. I would like to assess my students so we have a benchmark as we start the new year. What is the difference between the Iowa and the Stanford tests? This is an excellent question. Since testing is not required in Arizona, parents who choose to test are free to use whatever assessment tools they wish.
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D-Day and the Providence of God: Classes and Episodes Underway: Sign Up Today
There is still time to join Doug Phillips, Bill Potter and the men of the 101st Airborne division, Easy Company re-enactor group as they travel back to Normandy, interview the veterans who made history nearly seventy years ago and present seven powerful episodes as part of D-Day and the Providence of God, beginning June 28. Here is what people are saying about the new series: “I was there — sixty-seven years ago, as yet unborn, in the hopes and dreams of my father as he fought against the evils of Nazism and to preserve freedom. I was there, on June...
King Tut exhibit in Tucson
Overheard by Charlotte Mason homeschoolers on the Arizona Ambleside Online message board: There is an exhibit going on in downtown Tucson until August 31 with replicas of ancient Egypt artifacts.  It’s at Rialto Art and Antiquities: http://www.raadtucson.com/index.html
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AZ Science Center the cool place to be this summer
When it’s too hot to go to the playground and the kids are tired of going to the pool, bring the whole family to Arizona Science Center! It’s always a cool 73 degrees and we have 4 levels of interactive science galleries, including a 5-story IMAX Theatre and state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium. With something for everyone, we are THE place to be this summer! Submitted by Brittany Conklin Arizona Science Center ___________________________________________________________________________________ Arizona Science Center  AUGUST 2011 Schedule of Events EXHIBITIONS______________________________________________________________ The W.O.N.D.E.R. Center The Walton Optimal Neurological Discovery Education and Research Center Now Open! An exploration of the original super...
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