Outside the Box with Outschool

If you are looking for schooling outside of the box, you might want to check out a new platform (at least to us) called Outschool.  According to them Outschool offers “unique online classes from hundreds of independent teachers. Their classes meet via group video chat.”  According to me, Outschool is a refreshing addition to my homeschool day and my children absolutely love it.

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I first heard about Outschool from Latonya Moore who blogs at Joy in the Ordinary.  She teaches a Homeschool Art Class with them and since my kids have been BEGGING me to do art, I decided to give it a try and they loved it.

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Then I decided to give it a try as an educator and found that you could teach all kinds of classes with them from Vision Boards to Upper Elementary Math , Upper Elementary English to Pre-Algebra!

Whether you are a homeschool mom looking for a break from teaching a subject or a homeschool mom looking for some extra income, Outschool might just be the place for you.

Motivating the Unmotivated Webinar

Motivating the unmotivated

As parents, we want so much for our children. It is exciting when their eagerness matches our enthusiasm, but what happens when that beautiful meeting of the minds doesn’t happen?

You praise, you use pep-talks, you enlist consequences, and some of us go broke investing in the latest “fad” promise. We go through the frustrating cycle of trying to motivate our unmotivated child, seeking help, but finding no real answers. That cycle ends now, during this webinar, Terri Hunt “Terri Teaches” will share reliable and research based strategies for motivating the unmotivated child.

Each attendee will also walk away with a toolkit of information to utilize and keep handy in the home. This online only event is hosted by EPIC Homeschool Network and sponsored by Superior Guidance. It is FREE and open to the public.

Register today by going to https://homeschoolworkshop2017october.eventbrite.com 

An EPIC Read-A-Thon

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Is your child an avid reader? Maybe your child is a little reluctant. Either way, Read-A-Thon is an exciting way to get your child reading and rewarding them for their efforts. One of the great things about the Read-A-Thon program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize and you help a non-profit as well. Your child does not have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.

Who: All School Aged Children

What: An EPIC Read-A-Thon

When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts November 1 and ends November 15, 2017

Where: From the Comfort of Your Own Home and Online

Why: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community. We are raising funds to provide scholarships to families for educational purposes as well as students. We are also raising funds to support our activities such as our community service projects, our EPIC Adventures Field Trips and our resource center.

How: Sign up here details will be sent via email.  There is no commitment to participate by registering.

What will happen during the 2 weeks?
You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. You will also get weekly engagement as we will have virtual sessions with students all over the United States of America.  Students will get prizes as they meet goals.  Join the fun and register today!

Exhibitor & Speaker Registration Now Open

EPIC HOMESCHOOL RESOURCE FAIR

EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. is hosting the Annual EPIC Homeschool Resource Fair featuring local resources for the homeschooling community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

If you are interested in exhibiting or speaking at this event, please fill out the information below.  The deadline for all interests is November 1, 2017.

Click here if you are interested in exhibiting or speaking.

It will take place January 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST at the South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126. This event is FREE to attendees and will feature door prizes, exhibitors from Cobb, Douglas, Fulton & Paulding Counties as well as FREE workshops.

It’s Testing Time!

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According to the GDOE : “Students in home study programs shall be subject to an appropriate nationally standardized testing program administered in consultation with a person trained in the administration and interpretation of norm referenced tests. The student must be evaluated at least every three years beginning at the end of the third grade. Records of such tests shall be retained.”

To aid home school parents in the administration of this test EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. in conjunction with The Study Hall Education Consulting Company will be administering the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) during the week of  October 23 – 25, 2017.  Please see the specific time and dates below for your child’s age group and register today!

  • October 23 – 25, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – 3rd – 8th Grade
  • October 23 – 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – 9th – 12th Grade

The cost for materials (including a practice), results AND administration of the test is listed below.  EPIC HSN members receive a 10% discount on all testing.

  • Grades 3–12 students- $100 for the first child, $50 for each subsequent child.
  • Special Needs students must be administered separately – $135 each child.

If you would like to purchase a practice test and answer key you may purchase one for $25 for each child. 

To register please complete this form 2017 Fall Standardized Testing Application Form and email it to Andrea Hall at ahall@thestudyhalledu.com or fax it to 470-308-0861. You many also call four zero four-644-eight391 for additional information. Registration must be received by October 6, 2017.

$10,000 Scholarships to Clemson University – Deadline December 11

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The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University, is a new and unique $10,000 scholarship for incoming freshmen to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society.  They have found that homeschool students are excellent candidates for the Lyceum Scholars Program and many of their current Scholars come from a homeschool background.

Lyceum Scholars take eight classes together as an intellectual cohort during their undergraduate career. They read the Great Books of Western Civilization and discuss timeless questions such as:

  • What makes a society free? 
  • What makes a society prosperous? 
  • What are the principles of the American Founding?


The Lyceum Scholars Program recreates the substance and value of a traditional liberal arts education, which is sadly missing from many of today’s colleges.

More information about the Program is available on their website and students may apply here.

Starting the Homeschool Year Right!

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Are you new to homeschooling?  Are you tired of going round and round in circles with no clarity or direction in your homeschool? Join us as we talk about 10 steps to starting the homeschool year right with Andrea Hall, M.Ed. a veteran homeschool parent of three, a certified educator and learning solutions specialist.  This online only event is hosted by EPIC Homeschool Network and is FREE.  Register today at https://homeschoolworkshop2017august.eventbrite.com