Thursday, February 20, 2014

General Homeschool News as of 2/20/2014

South Cobb Homeschool Updates
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:30 am at the South Cobb Regional Library.  

We have been doing some exciting things this year!  We have had several field trips and we will be creating our very FIRST yearbook!
We are offering all interested individuals, families and companies the opportunity to place an ad in the 2013-2014 Homeschool Yearbook.
If you would like to support this homeschool yearbook, market your business or congratulate our students, please go to the following link  
You may submit your ad online in .pdf format, .jpg format or .png format and can choose to advertise for as low as $5.00!!!! Please note that all ads will be in color.
Thank you in advance.

Dual Enrollment Opportunity Meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SAT Prep Classes for Summer
Kendall Watkins is hosting the upcoming "Master the SAT Class" offered by College 
Prep Genius, and registration is open! It is a two-day course that 
will give students all the tools need to conquer the SAT and PSAT/ 
NMSQT. Students will learn the logical patterns behind standardized 
test questions as well as necessary strategies that can help increase 
their test scores tremendously.  (Click here for more details and here)

1. You may pay with a credit card using the link in the below flyer; or
2. Print a hard copy of the attached registration form and mail a 
check to the address provided

Two Exciting Additions to the Class:
ORDER Vocab Cafe Book Series
Students can easily learn 300 new SAT level words in the context of a 
fun, wholesome story. All six (6) books include definitions/ 
pronunciations at the bottom of each page. Buy five (5) and get one 
FREE ($64.75 - regularly $12.95 each) --- plus FREE shipping when 
purchased with class registration.

ORDER High School Prep Genius (HSPG)
Chart your student's course with this step-by-step guide to high 
school success. It's like having a personal guidance counselor and is 
filled with expert advice regarding academic excellence for 9th 
through 12th grades, pertinent transcript information, vital study 
skills, detailed college search info, applying and winning 
scholarships etc. PRE-ORDER now and receive FREE shipping and 30% off 
retail ($19.95 - regularly $29.95) when pre-ordered with class 

BEST VALUE - Buy the Vocab Cafe book series and get the HSPC for 50% 
off = $79.75 for both. Include EARLY class registration for $304.75 

Classical Conversations

There is a new location of Classical Conversations, a homeschool program for students and parents who are looking to build accountability, fun and community into their homeschooling with the purpose of knowing God and making Him known. Kim Gramling is holding information meetings at the Hobby Lobby (in the classroom in the back of the building) off East-West Connector in Austell. She will meet with parents to discuss this opportunity on Saturday, February 22nd, at 10:00am. 
Kim Gramling
Classical Conversations

UNG Federal Service Language Academy

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host the fourth summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2014.  The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students who are interested in an immersive intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government.  Last year 132 students from over 32 US states and three foreign countries successfully completed the FSLA. 
During the two three-week sessions, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, Portuguese or Second-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Portuguese, and Korean from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agency representatives (CIA, DEA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, the Peace Corps and US Armed Forces), and possibly receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy. 
Please forward this information to any high school teachers, counselors, or administrators in your contacts who may be interested in passing this information to their students and/or may be interested in an employment opportunity at the UNG Federal Service Language Academy.
For further information, see below for more complete details and visit our web site:

The Aurora Schools Logo
February 7, 2014
Join us at 10:00-12:00 on February 21, 2104, for Enrollment Open House.  Learn about our Competency Based State-of-the-Art Curriculum for Accelerated Learning.  Brain-based and Student-Focused, The Aurora School provides blended instruction for K-12, preparing students for career or college in a nurturing and flexible learning environment.  For 10 years, our students have experienced 2-4 years of gains for each academic year, enabling them to catch up or complete high school early and begin dual enrollment for college credit.  Visit us on Feb. 21 and see for yourself. Register at 770-558-6605.  

                Aurora International Academy
      a private online school with a global reach
More parents choosing alternatives to the classroom for students - Jan 27th, 2014
More parents are choosing alternatives to the traditional classroom and Aurora International Academy is meeting that need.  Over 400 online courses to better fit your family's lifestyle.  Competency-based and self-paced, the Aurora International Academy offers exceptional, accredited, NCAA approved courses to students everywhere. Connect with classmates around the world in this 21st Century School.   Enroll anytime for full time, part time credit recovery and credit advancement.   
770-558-6605 for more information             

What is "Gamification of Education"?
We know we learn best when we are engaged and having fun.  Our best teachers turned learning into games and that is exactly what software companies are creating today.  

Check out the Gamification of Language Arts brought to you by Lego in the video below.  At the Aurora School, our elementary students love Legos.  With Lego StoryStarter, our students have more opportunities to expand their imagination and learn the essential elements of great stories at the same time.  
Introducing LEGO Education StoryStarter
Introducing LEGO Education StoryStarter

Kellie Huff, M.A., CCC-SLP
CEO and Founder

Aurora:  Accelerating Learning.
Give us a call today to enroll in afterschool tutoring for CRCT prep!