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Homeschool to College Day

For Homeschool Families

Cost: $10 for the first family member (student or parent / lunch included)
Family Discount: $5 for each additional family member

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You are invited to attend our upcoming Homeschool to College Day at Regent University. New this year, we have added an elementary-age track to our program. Bring the whole family for an educational experience designed to enhance the wonderful learning already going on at home.

Middle and High School Track (8 – 12th grades): Don't miss this opportunity to participate in hands-on, engaging learning activities in areas such as cinema/TV, theatre; global economics, CSI techniques, personality styles, cryptography, animation and new media.  Parents of middle and high school students can attend sessions on homeschooling high school, college admissions and financial aid, and hear from Regent’s Executive Vice President, D. Paul Bonicelli, on preparing homeschoolers for college.

Elementary Track (K – 7th grades): This year we are adding a track for elementary-age students and parents who wish to receive training for teaching this age group. Parents will attend sessions on levels of motivation, teaching elementary science, and using voice activated software to improve reading and writing skills. Elementary age students will spend the day with some of our most promising elementary education students engaged in fun learning activities in a variety of subject areas. Parents in the elementary track will also get to hear Dr. Bonicelli’s presentation on preparing homeschoolers for college.


No Homeschool to College Day Events Currently Scheduled


Middle or High School Students (Grades 8 – 12) will register for one of the following morning tracks:

  • Theatre - Learn the art of unarmed stage combat. (without harming yourself or others, of course)
  • Exploring Personality - Explore basic personality types (including your own) by using and understanding personality inventories.
  • Animation Simulation – Learn about cartooning and using animation software by developing your own cartoon.

And for one of the following afternoon tracks:

  • Cinema/Television - Get behind and in front of the camera to check out the world of cinematography.
  • CSI Virginia Beach - Explore basic CSI techniques to extract DNA, separate proteins, and identify trace gasses.
  • Cryptography – Math is anything but boring when you learn to use it for coding and decoding!

Elementary-Age Children (K – 7th grades) will participate in various learning activities through the day and will not need to choose from different tracks.


Parents may register for the Elementary School Track which will include the following:

  • Preparing Homeschoolers for College - Dr. Paul Bonicelli, Executive Vice President of Regent University, will review the best practices for college preparation for homeschool students. Topics include: introducing your child to the college search, dealing with moral differences and preparing for campus life. Whatever age your child may be, this session will answer the most basic questions for their future academic plans. 
  • Developmental Stages of Motivation - This workshop will discuss the attributes associated with varying age levels and what encourages learning at each stage. Drs. George Selig and Alan Arroyo will present topical areas from their book, Loving Our Differences: Building Successful Family Relationships. Personality types can influence learning styles, which will be covered in this workshop.
  • Science Lab at Home - Whether using a purchased curriculum or using interest-led activities, teaching science does not have to be expensive or complicated. Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan will cover approaches to science that are creative and interactive. Also, discover how to integrate key science concepts with hands-on labs.
  • Reading and Writing with Your Voice– Voice-activated software uses the technology of voice recognition as an alternative to typing on a keyboard. Find out how the use of this medium can improve your child’s reading and writing abilities. In an age of increasing technology, Drs. Hope Jordan and Cinthia Lee will enlighten you to another method of homeschooling your child.

Or the High School Track which will include the following:

  • Preparing Homeschoolers for College - Dr. Paul Bonicelli, Executive Vice President of Regent University, will review the best practices for college preparation for homeschool students. Topics include: introducing your child to the college search, dealing with moral differences and preparing for campus life. Whatever age your child may be, this session will answer the most basic questions for their future academic plans. 
  • Homeschooling High School - This workshop will cover some of the basic decisions that parents face as they plan their child’s high school years: What tests should we take?; How do I weight grades?; What documentation must I keep?; How do I put college classes on the high school transcript?; What is a CLEP?; etc.
  • College Admissions and Financial Aid – In this workshop, Michele Wilcher, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Regent University, will discuss how to plan for, choose, get admitted to, and pay for college.  This workshop will be very interactive and Q&A is encouraged.

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