Updated: Jun 7
For 16 years, HEED, located in South Florida has served the home school community (grades 6-12) with a university model program. Students meet once a week in a classroom setting and receive their instruction for the week. They are then given assignments to complete during the week, with access to their teachers if they have questions. Parents play an important role of oversight and accountability for their students. These small, specialized, personal classes, interaction of professional experts in their subjects with the students, and the use of a college level learning management system to deliver information has been a successful solution to parents seeking help and guidance. The curriculum chosen includes Apologia Science, Saxon Math, Bob Jones History and Analytical Grammar for middle school just to name a few.
The high school program is taught at a college prep level although accommodations are made for students working at a lower level. HEED is in a partnership with Palm Beach Atlantic University to offer their students 24 college credits during grades 11 and 12. HEED students have been accepted at colleges and universities around the country including The University of Florida, The University of North Carolina, the military academies and most recently Harvard. HEED offers families academic advising for high school and college information as well as SAT and Act prep classes.
For the 2020-21 school year HEED is taking their classrooms online. They will still be live, but delivered on a secure college platform. The classrooms will still be small, 8-12. They will still be personal and have high accountability, but now they are available outside of the South Florida area to students around the world. HEED is excited to take their 16 years of experience and reach out to share with families facing this confusing and fearful time. This might be a great resource for your family or for you to share with families needing help. www.heedhomeschool.com
HEED is presenting the USA Home School Expo on Saturday, August 1 from 9 – 5. This free, one-day event will have 15 sessions filled with encouragement and information for those contemplating Home schooling and even for the seasoned veteran. A vendor room will be open with lots of time to ask questions. There will even be a track for Spanish speaking parents and it’s all FREE! The work of HEF will be highlighted during the lunch hour when Brenda will be interviewed and will be sharing about the work of HEF, and how families can support their lobbyist. www.usahomeschoolexpo.com
Please share the Expo information with your groups and your friends, neighbors and families. Stop in the Virtual HEF Vendor Hall to say hello. We missed seeing so many of you at the FPEA convention this summer!