Homeschoolers from around Arizona look forward to the annual Homeschool Convention in Phoenix for a variety of reasons.
- The brand new homeschool families want to know everything–how to get started, how to find curriculum, how to decide on the best materials from the myriad of choices at the convention, how to get the students into college–and everything in between.
- Those who are continuing another year reconnect with friends, soak in encouragement and new ideas, and prepare for new seasons.
- Homeschooled teens revel in the classes designed just for them and find out that they are not the only “odd” ones as they interact with hundreds of their peers.
- Grandparents come along to support the parents, or perhaps because they are doing some of the schooling themselves.
- Parents of preschoolers and others who are thinking about starting to homeschool are looking for confirmation that this path is for them and resources and ideas to start testing.
All of this and more will be found at the 27th annual Arizona Home Educators’ Convention and Curriculum Fair, which has the theme: Children . . . Gifts From God. Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) sponsors the event. Last year, over 4500 folks attended the two-day convention–the largest crowd yet in the organization’s 27 year history. Over 100 vendors showed their wares ranging from full-program curriculum to science equipment to educational toys to extra-curricular activities.
This year’s speakers include:
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