Benefits of Membership in EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc.

Epic Homeschool Network, Inc. is a nonprofit group.  Our mission is to enrich, enhance, and empower home education in the community.  We are primarily a social group.  We do not offer structured classes, however, we do like to have educational themes for each month wherever possible.

  • We enrich by offering scholarships to our members for things like materials.
  • We enhance by offering field trips to extend learning beyond the classroom.
  • We empower through parent workshops – this year there will be more emphasis on this point.

We would like to invite you to join EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. for the 2020-2021 school year!  Membership runs from July 1st – June 30th .

What We Do

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Last year we provided several opportunities toward our mission to enrich, enhance, and empower home education in the community including:

  • The EPIC Not Back to School Party at the Seven Springs Water Park
  • The Annual EPIC Resource Fair to provide resources to homeschool families and the community
  • The Annual Awards VIRTUAL Ceremony where we recognize the work of our homeschool students
  • The Annual Yearbook – will be released in December 2020
  • Art @ the Park
  • EPIC Homeschool Hangouts
  • Mom’s Night Out (in person and also virtual)
  • Monthly Field Trips to places like the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, CrossFit Gym, Red Apple Barn Apple Picking, Pettit Creek Farms and the City of Austell Museum
  • Community Service project at the Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Activities like the Thanksgiving Dinner Potluck, Pizza Party, Winter Break Party and Birthday Get-Togethers

This year, we hope to accomplish even more!

We invite you to join our organization for another successful year for only $40 per family.

Benefits of Membership

Benefits of membership include:

  • Teacher Identification Card for Discounts with local service providers (printed from our website)
  • One Complimentary Yearbook
  • Free 2-month access to the Weekly Homeschool Accountability Group (Virtual)
  • Monthly Parent Meetings (Virtual)
  • Weekly Email Newsletters
  • Eligibility for EPIC Scholarships
  • Participation in the Annual Awards Ceremony
  • Access to webinar recordings
  • HSLDA Membership Discount
  • Standardized Testing Discounts
  • Teen/Tween Activities
  • Annual Not Back to School Party
  • Weekly/Biweekly Meet-Ups
  • Monthly Field Trips
  • (Out of State) Annual EPIC Field Trip (Free or Discounted for Member Kids)
  • Friendships!

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Testimonial

Here’s what one of our members had to say:

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To sign up for your family membership today click here.

If you have any questions about membership please don’t hesitate to contact Andrea Hall at 404.644.8391 or ahall@epichsn.org.

10 Day Homeschool Challenge

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Whether you are new to homeschooling, a veteran homeschooler, or just interested in homeschooling, this session is for you!
Join us in our 10 Day Homeschool Challenge starting July 1 in our Facebook Group or (for those NOT on Facebook) in our Patreon Community.
The event is FREE!  
Sign up here to get the challenge reminders to your inbox!

2020 EPIC Summer Read-A-Thon

A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Don’t let the summer months drain your child’s brainpower. An EPIC Summer 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 the EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.

Who: All School-Aged Children

What: An EPIC Summer Read-A-Thon

When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts July 20 and ends July 31, 2020

Deadline to register July 17, 2020

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 free field trips to children ages 6 -18.

Learn more at http://www.epichsn.org.

How: Register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-epic-summer-read-a-thon-tickets-111566079146 and then details will be sent via email as we approach the date.

What will happen during the 2 weeks?

Your child commits to reading 15 minutes a day for 10 days. You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. We will have virtual reading sessions with students.

* Prizes will be given out at EPIC Homeschool Meetings. If you are unable to attend and would like these items mailed to you, there will be a shipping fee assessed based on your location.

Weekly Homeschool Accountability starts July 19

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, EPIC Homeschool Network will be launching our Weekly Homeschool Accountability group in our Online Patreon Community. It’s hard doing homeschooling on your own!  Sometimes you just need support.
The purpose of the Weekly Homeschool Accountability is to support and be supported by a community of homeschool moms in a tangible way. If this sounds like something you could benefit from then sign up for a sneak peek today!

WEEKLY LIVE VIDEO CHAT

We will meet once a week via live video chat for 50 – 60 minutes.

 

BRING YOUR OWN GOALS

Each homeschool mom will come with their OWN goals for their homeschool.  Whether it’s to create the meal plan for the week or month, create the lesson plan for the week or month, grade assignments, etc.

SHARE & GET SUPPORT

We will have a 3 – Minute Highlight where we share tips on meal planning, grading/recording, self-care, lesson planning, etc.. We will then break out into groups where each homeschool mom will then share their goals.

WORK IT

After we share, then we work!  Each mom will work on their own homeschool  goals live for 50 minutes! We stay on the line together and get it done!

CELEBRATE TOGETHER!

After the 50 minutes are up we share what we accomplished with each other, celebrate together and log off until next time.  (You may not finish all your goals during the session and that’s okay!  The idea is to jump start you towards your goals)

If this sounds like something you could benefit from then sign up today!  Email us at info@epichsn.org if you have questions or call 1-678-744-3407.

EPIC Annual VIRTUAL Awards Ceremony

Who?  If you’re a homeschooling family who would like to acknowledge your child(ren) and/or the end of their school year you’re invited! You do NOT have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to join us.

What?  EPIC Annual VIRTUAL Awards Ceremony

When?  Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6 pm

Where?  Online using Zoom Live Video Chat – Information sent to you after registration to maintain security.

Why?  Join us for our Annual Awards Ceremony as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and the end of another year of homeschooling!

The event is FREE but an RSVP is required! Click here to RSVP

Scholarship Alert: 2020 EPIC Scholarship Applications are Now OPEN!

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The goal of EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. is to provide resources and encourage students to achieve academically.  By providing an academic scholarship, students are extrinsically motivated to do well in school.  By providing a materials scholarship, we help to provide resources to families in need.  By providing an entrepreneurial scholarship, we provide resources to encourage students to pursue their dreams beyond the traditional classroom.

To apply for any EPIC Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be a current and active member of EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. (Current and Active members are considered first. Please still complete if you are not a member.)
  • be a resident of the state of Georgia (we will look to expand to other states in the future).
  • complete the application specific to the award.
  • provide a professional (digital preferred) photograph for use in EPIC HOMESCHOOL INC. press releases.
  • submit additional documents as required by the specific scholarships:
    • Academic Scholarship –be between the ages of 16 and 21 and submit a home school portfolio or transcript and a 100-word essay describing your future college and career goals.
    • Materials Scholarship – provide a copy of the materials he/she needs for the family, proof of homeschooling (Declaration of Intent to Homeschool, etc.), demonstrate financial need and a 100-word essay describing how the materials scholarship will benefit your family
    • Entrepreneurial Scholarship – be between the ages of 10 and 21 and submit a business plan along with milestones.

This year we will offer one academic scholarship, one materials scholarship and one entrepreneurial scholarship awarded in the amounts of $100 each.   Please complete the application by clicking here to be considered for the 2020 EPIC Scholarship.  The deadline is April 30, 2020.

Made possible by our sponsors

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Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors

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For thirty two years, the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association essay contest has exposed thousands of high school seniors and their families to the life safety and property protection attributes of fire sprinklers.

The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500$1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest.

The link for complete information and details is:    https://georgiafiresprinkler.org/events/essay-contest/

The deadline for entries is March 18, 2020.

2020 Annual EPIC Scholarship Application is Open

The goal of EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. is to provide resources and encourage students to achieve academically.  By providing an academic scholarship, students are extrinsically motivated to do well in school.  By providing a materials scholarship, we help to provide resources to families in need.  By providing an entrepreneurial scholarship, we provide resources to encourage students to pursue their dreams beyond the traditional classroom.

To apply for any EPIC Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be a current and active member of EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. (Current and Active members are considered first. Please still complete if you are not a member.)
  • be a resident of the state of Georgia.
  • complete the application specific to the award.
  • provide a professional (digital preferred) photograph for use in EPIC HOMESCHOOL INC. press releases.
  • submit additional documents as required by the specific scholarships:
    • Academic Scholarship –be between the ages of 16 and 21 and submit a home school portfolio or transcript and a 100-word essay describing your future college and career goals.
    • Materials Scholarship – provide a copy of the materials he/she needs for the family, proof of homeschooling (Declaration of Intent to Homeschool, etc.), demonstrate financial need and a 100-word essay describing how the materials scholarship will benefit your family
    • Entrepreneurial Scholarship – be between the ages of 10 and 21 and submit a business plan along with milestones.

This year we will offer one academic scholarship, one materials scholarship and one entrepreneurial scholarship awarded in the amounts of $100 each.   Please complete the application by clicking here to be considered for the Annual EPIC Scholarship.  The deadline is April 30.

2020 EPIC EDUCATION RESOURCE FAIR

RE-CHARGE YOUR HOMESCHOOL

EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. and the South Cobb Regional Library have joined forces again to host the 4th  Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local education resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

 

This event is FREE and will feature door prizes, local exhibitors as well as FREE workshops.

Here’s what the attendees had to say:

Very well organized
well done!
This was a first for me.
This was an excellent event. I learned a lot.
Very nice, I like how it was not overwhelming.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

 

DATE AND TIME

January  22, 2020

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

 

LOCATION

South Cobb Regional Library

Located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126

 

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

https://epichsrf2020.eventbrite.com

 

EXHIBIT/SPEAKER INTEREST FORM

Click here if you are interested in exhibiting or speaking.


2020 WORKSHOP TOPICS

STORY TIME

FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS

11:00 a.m. to  11:30 a.m.

 


LEARNING AT THE LIBRARY

WITH DANA PETERSON

11:30 a.m. to  11:55 a.m.

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Dana Peterson is the Youth Services Librarian II at South Cobb Regional Library. She has worked in library services for ten years in various role including teen services with an emphasis on youth programming and literature. She earned her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science in 2017. 

Did you know your child can learn a second language for FREE online? Come learn about the myriad of resources available at the Cobb County library to help homeschoolers. Membership to the Cobb County Library system for out of county homeschoolers are available!

You can visit Cobb County Library System at http://www.cobbcat.org/


 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE ULTIMATE IN HOME EDUCATION

WITH RAISING A MOGUL

12:00 p.m. to  12:50 p.m.

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Raising A Mogul believes that entrepreneurship is a valuable right and an instrument in creating wealth and being change-makers within the community.  The global vision of Raising A Mogul, is to help parents, guardians, and youth mentors help build world-class, state of the art businesses and business leaders that impact their community, while leaving legacies. 

When you decide to homeschool you do it because you want more for your child. More opportunity, more exposure, more hands on experiences…just more! What better way to provide your child with more than to expose them to entrepreneurship? Join us as we share the highs and lows of entrepreneurial education in the homeschool environment and meet some truly remarkable young moguls!

You can learn more at https://raisingamogulacademy.podia.com/ 


5 BENEFITS OF PROJECT BASED LEARNING

WITH JENNIFER HENN

1:00 p.m. to  1:50 p.m.

 

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Jennifer Henn believes you need to have fun with homeschool, but is also serious about learning. A heavy load of textbook work isn’t necessary. She keeps math and language arts as the highest importance. Then, combines learning styles and grade levels by reading great books, working through extended projects, hands-on activities, and field trips. That’s how Jennifer brings a balanced approach to homeschool. She can’t wait to show you how!

5 Benefits of Project Based Learning: Learn how to teach multiple levels of learners as they study several subjects at once. Projects build self-managing skills and give every child a chance to shine. Jennifer will walk you through the process and show you several examples.

You can learn more by visiting https://www.jenniferhenn.com/

 


HOMESCHOOL Q & A PANEL

WITH ANDREA HALL & FRIENDS

2:00 p.m. to  3:00 p.m.

Homeschool Q & A Session

Join Andrea Hall & Friends for a panel discussion as they answer your questions on homeschooling and other alternatives to the classroom.  If your child is not succeeding in the classroom OR if the classroom is not challenging your child enough, come and learn about all the options out there to support your learner and ask questions. The panel will feature veteran homeschool parents who have graduated students to college, have backgrounds in dealing with students with special needs, former homeschoolers who are now homeschooling themselves and more. 

Hear from speakers such as Judy Sarden and Jennifer Henn who have spoken at large homeschool conferences around the nation. Or from published author, former homeschooler and now homschooling parent Fred Bussey. Ask questions with the experience of Tameika Meadows, who has over 15 years experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to children and adolescents with Autism and related Developmental Disabilities, across home, school, and clinic treatment settings. Glean from the experience of Tanya Spann, a former homschool mom of four.