MANDATORY ORIENTATION- These evenings are an important first step to build effective partnerships between parents, teachers and administrators. Important information will be covered which you will need to know to be ready for the first day of class and a strong start to the academic year.
Elementary/Middle School Orientation
August 26 - Monday, 7:00 PM
This is for Pre-K and K- 8th Academy and Enrichment class PARENTS (Students in PreK- 2nd are not required to attend orientation. Attendance is optional for 3rd - 8th students who are only taking enrichment class) Attendance by at least one parent is required.
High School and Brain Bridges Orientation
August 29 - Thursday, 7:00 PM
This is for 9th - 12th PARENTS AND STUDENTS and ALL Brain Bridges PARENTS who have children enrolled in learning therapy (regardless of child’s age/ grade)
Math Placement Testing
- Are you a new HSP family taking math or Academy at HSP?
- Are you a current Academy student that did not take the Iowa testing during the 2018-2019 school year?
- Are you a returning HSP family taking math at HSP for the first time?
If you answered yes to any of the above, these placement tests are for you.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Please contact the HSP office to reserve your spot.
Summer Classes & Workshops
CLASS # 109 Grammar and Writing Quick Refresher Lab
Prior to school restarting would your student benefit from a “brush-up” of writing skills and grammar? Review MLA standards, basic writing techniques, and the most common grammar/punctuation mistakes. Consider word choices and usage (various vs different, who/whom, like vs. as if, etc.)
The Writing Lab is 2 sessions, 2 hours each August 13th & 20th 9:00 -11:00 am Grades 8th-12th
$50.00 includes materials
Instructor: Amanda McBreen
"Shine Like Stars" Christian Drama Camp
with Carrie Rubinow of The King's Players
M- F, August 19-23, 10:00- 1:30
Open to all homeschooling families ages 8- 18. $75 per student. (Two kids from the same family for $125.)
Max. 24 students.
"...So that you may become blameless and pure, 'children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.' Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. " -Philippians 2:15-16
Through Carrie's super-fun, hands-on drama camps, kids learn both basic and advanced principles and techniques of creative acting. Most importantly, Carrie loves using drama to instill in children and teens the knowledge that they are specially and lavishly loved by Jesus, the King of all kings. Carrie has taught acting and creative drama for many years, from Chicago to Johannesburg, South Africa.
With an extensive background in stage performance in community theater, Carrie has developed her own exciting curriculum, "Shine Like Stars" (based on Philippians 2:15-16), which teaches 15 Drama Principles that encourage creative expression through games and improvisation. Kids will even have an opportunity to perform in a live show at the end of Drama Camp!
Be ready for the new year with these workshops in August with Joy Moore of Map the Next.
$10 per family per workshop
Open to all homeschooling families.
Organizing Your Homeschool World
Thursday, August 1, 9:00-11:00 AM
It's hard to be successful when you feel like your world is out of control! Discover multiple ways to organize your homeschool world-your homeschool space, daily schedule, lesson plans, and records. And learn about tools to help manage household responsibilities such as groceries, meal planning, and cleaning. (30 spaces available. Let us know your children's names and ages if you'd like on-site childcare while you attend the workshop.)
College 101 Tuesday
August 13 7:00- 9:00 PM
College acceptance is quite competitive and navigating the process requires intentional planning. Learn what to look for in a college, how to position your student to be a desirable candidate, how the application process works, and discover creative options for financing your student's higher education.
Highly recommended for parents of high school sophomores and juniors. High school students are encouraged to attend. (18 spaces available)