Archive for the ‘high school’ category

Cinco de Mayo Giveaway!

April 30, 2011

Enter your name and email here, and you may be a winner!

Five lucky “Cinco de Mayo” winners will each
receive a prize bundle containing helpful homeschool economics resources:

Deadline to enter the contest is 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2011.

-Symbols on American Money
-A Day in the Life of the FOMC
-Benjamin Franklin, and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy

One very lucky winner will get to attend a two-session summer elective class gratis (for FREE!)

The winner may choose from age-appropriate electives:

Best for ages 8-13
-Fascinating First Ladies
-Peerless Presidents
-Fearless Founders
-All About Money

Best for ages 11-18
-Savvy Stewardship
-Financial Series-Federal Reserve
-Financial Series-Banking

Don’t miss out! Enter to win today. Deadline to enter the contest is 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2011.

Including Current Events in Your Teen’s Homeschool

April 16, 2011

Teens like to express their opinions, and many need an appropriate outlet for very strong opinions. Teens like to debate, and to test their argumentation skills. They are learning about the world, and trying to form their own worldviews.

Exploring current events, and asking them to offer their opinions about daily news is a great way to help your students to think critically about politics, religion, world affairs, and local stories.

Very soon your students will be entering adulthood. They want to assume adult responsibilities, even though they sometimes don’t act like it. They want to be seen as adults, not as children. It’s important for you to guide them into thinking about the adult issues that will confront them in the future.

Including current events in your teen’s homeschool program can be extremely beneficial to their transition into adulthood.

In the next post, I’ll give an example of current events assignments that are part of my Government and Economics courses.

Homeschooling Through the High School Years – Don’t Be Afraid

April 16, 2011

“Mom, this is a memory I will forever cherish!”

What music to my ears! So what had we done that was so memorable? My son and I share a love of all things shellfish, so while I was out shopping yesterday, I purchased 4 live Blue Crabs. My son and I spent the next hour boiling, cleaning and eating them. Little did I know that such a simple experience would be so memorable for him. Never miss a chance to bond with your kids. You never know what cherished memories you may create!

Moms, don’t be afraid of homeschooling through high school. You can do it. If God has called you this far, he will sustain you to the end.

Live! Government 101 – Summer 2011

March 13, 2011

 

 

Live! Government 101 – Summer 2011

via Live! Government 101 – Summer 2011.

And the Winners Are…

March 10, 2011

Thank you for attending my Open House event!

Here are the winners of the 3 book set:
Melissa
Tracy

And the winners of the 2 book set:
Bailee
Tiara
Clarina

Congratulations! and thanks for stopping by my Open House. I wish I could have fed you brownies and coffee, but alas, it wasn’t to be.

If we ever meet face to face, the coffee’s on me, okay?

There’s still time to enroll, but hurry, classes start Monday, 3/14.

New! Homework Evaluation Service to make your homeschool mom job even easier.
$35 per student, per course for help evaluating the homework that is assigned.

Summer School begins June 21st and goes through August 8th.
Courses offered are Economics and U.S. Government for Middle and High School students.

I’m looking forward to serving your family.

Open House! Come on in…

March 9, 2011

IT’S OPEN HOUSE! COME ON IN…

Grab a copy of the Course Catalog and join us.

I’m looking forward to meeting you tomorrow night, and answering all your questions.

Don’t miss out!
–Event-only enrollment discounts
–Giveaways
–Course information, including summer and fall scheduling

Thursday, March 10th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. CST
Come on in and discover how to Get your High Schooler to Graduate!

Here’s the classroom link for entry

See you Thursday night!

Oh, you haven’t RSVP’d yet, but want to attend? Click here!

*Lynn Schott is a 14-year homeschool veteran who taught her own three children from elementary through high school graduation. She is passionately patriotic about our great country, and is fascinated by the study of economics. As her last child was finishing high school, Lynn began to teach Government and Economics for Biola University’s homeschool program, where she taught for three years. She started Founders Academy after her last child graduated from her homeschool.

Shhh! It’s a Secret….But you can Tell Your Friends!

February 25, 2011

I’ve a secret discount code, and I’m tucking it away here on my blog.

Actually, I’d love for everyone to discover my secret, and sign up for my U.S. Government class, or my Economics class.

Use the codes below to get my special price of $99 for either U.S. Government, or Economics class.

Economics: Monday/Thursday, March 14 – May 12 9:30 to 11:30 am PST

U.S. Government: Monday/Thursday, March 14 – May 12 Noon to 2pm PST

Need both courses? Buy one for $99 and get the second course for $80 with my bundle add-on pricing.

Course books are additional, and are available on the Founders Academy website.