Homeschooling the Whole Teen

Trepidation sets into the hearts of even the bravest homeschooling parents when subjects such as chemistry, geometry, and economics loom on the horizon. Yet, while an academic plan is essential to understand and map, it is not the only area of focus to consider when preparing your teen for life after high school. Join Carol to not only unpack specific academic planning considerations for the high school years but to also identify your teen’s relational styles, communication preferences, vocational aspirations, spiritual development, life-skill needs, and production goals that converge to shape a concrete vision for their future plan. Regardless of whether your teen is in junior high, just starting high school, or well into their high school years, you will leave with a concrete understanding of steps you can take together to assimilate all of these areas into multi-year plan that is both cohesive and adaptable. While this presentation is primarily geared towards the college-bound student, all homeschooling families with teens can benefit from the wholistic perspective of life planning and the universal power of intentionality that is emphasized in this workshop.

More about Carol Gary:

Carol Gary

Carol Gary has been married to her husband, Grant Gary, for twenty-five years.  They have ardently homeschooled their sons in Phoenix, Arizona since the fall of 2000; two of whom they continue to homeschool through high school and two of whom have gone home to be with the Lord.  She served in the leadership of a large, local support group for twelve years and has personally mentored over seventy-five moms since 2010 through her comprehensive program that she developed titled, "The Balanced Homeschooler."  Carol has also served as the AZ State Ambassador for the Home School Foundation since 2013; helping dozens of homeschooling families persevere through hard times while earning the HSF's top National Service Award four years running.  Graduating with honors, she earned both her B.S. ('90) and M.B.A. ('98) degrees from Grand Canyon University.  As an active alumni, she along with her family devote many additional hours in support of fundraisers and events that benefit GCU as well as their various non-profit foundations.

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