Just last month, former Blossom actress Mayim Bialik talked about her decision to homeschool on “Strategy Room” on Fox News Channel, while Dakota Root’s full scholarship to Harvard was highlighted on national news. As more people make this decision for their children, homeschooling has grown from 2.7 to 2.9 percent of school age children from 2003 to 2007.
“Focusing on homeschooling – a choice millions of families across America are choosing as a more viable option than public schools – our annual Home Education Conference not only helps homeschooling parents, but helps other parents to make informed choices about their children’s schooling,” according to Holly Wallis, board member of the Southeast Texas Home School Association. Leigh Ann, an experienced and successful homeschool mom from Houston, notes that “Going to this conference is likely to be the one single best thing you can do to make your first year of home schooling a success.”
With workshops for beginning homeschoolers, as well as programs for parents with special needs children, for parents taking their children all the way to high school and even college from home, this conference has something for everyone with school-aged children who seek a another alternative to the public school system.
The teen program will be presented by the Generation Joshua where teens will be coached through the campaign process while learning all that goes into an election. The children’s program will have various programs, including one by the Houston Zoo.
The entries from the SETHSA Art Contest will be displayed in a special area showing the homeschooled children’s work.