Monday, February 28, 2011

Education Fair

You are invited to attend the Fourth Annual Post-Secondary Education Fair for home-schooled students. This event will take place Friday, March 25, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 Nifong, Columbia, MO. This fair is a wonderful opportunity for home schooled students and parents to visit with many different universities, four-year colleges, community colleges, and vocational-technical/trade schools at one time. The past three fairs included 45 different types and styles of schools, not only from Missouri, but also from states as far away as Wyoming and Tennessee. The schools in attendance will showcase their degree and certification programs and the relaxed environment encourages students to converse with the school representatives. The fair not only gives students and parents information concerning schools and their offerings to our home- schooled students, but it also allows home schooled students to explore the variety of opportunities waiting for them in post-secondary education.


We will again offer the mini-seminar, “Preparing your High School Home-schooled Student for Post-secondary Education,” led by Cindy Campbell, a home school mom of three. Mrs. Campbell’s seminar was much appreciated by the families that attended the past three years. She guides and advises home schooling families as they prepare their home-schooled high school student for college. The seminar will address what subjects and records are needed to assist your students with their college preparation. Mrs. Campbell’s oldest child is working as an ASL interpreter and on a master’s program to prepare for a career in speech pathology, her middle son is a full-ride-scholarship graduate of Westminster College and is now earning his master’s at MU on a full scholarship, and her youngest has attended Westminster and is now attending MU to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

Hart Career Center, will again this year be offering free of charge, "Education and Career Interest Assessment.” This will be offered to each student that would like to take advantage of this service. It is voluntary and only for your personal benefit. I know some of you in attendance last year were disappointed that Hart Career Center did not offer this last year. They decided it was best to only offer every other year and this is the year they are offering the assessment tests. I have confirmed this with the school and the two that will be overseeing the tests.

Woodcrest is located in an area that has many types of restaurants close at hand. The church has been very good to us and we would like to respect their building by asking that you eat away from the building and do not carry food/drink into the building. Closed water bottles would be fine to bring.

If you have any questions about this Post-Secondary Education Fair, please contact the sponsors, Ron and Brenda Crowe, past home-schooling parents of three at rcrowe@ktis.net or at their home-based business number 573-642-0659. If you need to contact Ron or Brenda the morning of the fair, please call their cell at 573-310-4223.

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