SMART

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics. The application web page is at http://smart.asee.org/. The application deadline is December 1, 2011 for the 2012 [...]

FoolProof Homeschooling

Here is a great resource for homeschooling families who are interested in teaching financial literacy to their kids:

FoolProof Homeschooling Known as: FoolProof for Parents & Grandparents

FoolProof for Parents and Grandparents is a financial education program designed for homeschooling.

FoolProof is all about consumer advocacy.

Using credit unions as the web hosts, FoolProof [...]

The Back Door to College

submitted by Karen Phaup

We’re back door kind of people. Don’t misunderstand me, there’s nothing wrong with using the front door, and sometimes we even come and go that way. It’s just the back door suits us better. So it should come as no surprise that as my two boys homeschool 10th and 11th grades [...]

A Bit of Math Refreshment

This morning I was perusing the blogosphere looking for some new and exciting math sites. This is what I found:

The Map is Not the Territory – Our good friend, Jeanne Faulkner, sent me to this site and I found lots of entertaining, fun posts about helping your little ones use math [...]

I Am the One

It pays to stay in school. Over a lifetime, a high school dropout working full-time will earn $300,000 less than a high school graduate, and more than $1 million less than a college graduate!

If your student wants to go to college this is an incredible resource that we just had to [...]

A Look Inside the Virginia Virtual Academy

~Submitted by Aimee Saunders Last year the for profit curriculum company K12 launched the Virginia Virtual Academy,or VAVA. Though K12 headquarters resides in Herndon Virginia, VAVA is a fairly recent addition to a large and growing family of K12 schools throughout the country. I was a teacher at a K12 academy in Pennsylvania for 4 [...]

2012 NASA Calendar Art Contest

The folks at NASA Langley would like to invite you and your students to share your artistry, imagination, and talent with NASA and the Virginia Air and Space Center to commemorate the 95th Anniversary of NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and its predecessor, Langley Aeronautical Laboratory.

Langley research established many of the [...]

Join VaHomeschoolers at the Homeschool Astronomy Day at the Science Museum of Virginia

Homeschool Astronomy Day at the Science Museum of Virginia

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Join other homeschool families for a day filled with astronomy!

Your Day at the Museum includes:

All day admission to the Science Museum of Virginia, including our new traveling exhibit: Great Balls of [...]

Homeschoolers in the News

Some of our VaHomeschoolers were mentioned in the following online article on Homeschooling. Read all about it!

Annandale Patch – For Home-Schooled Students, Few Routine Days

Machine Embroidered Diploma

Every once in a while we get suggestions for blog posts from the homeschooling community. This one was suggested by a reader and we loved it! It’s a diploma that you can make for your child’s graduation. So adorable!

Here is an excerpt from Kathy Pierce’s blog, The Sewing Spot:

Yes. Really. You can [...]