Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 CHEF Kickoff is July 31

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Welcome to the Virtual Kickoff 2020!

 

Thank you so much for joining our 2020 Virtual Kickoff!  We hope you will find information and encouragement through these videos and resources.  With the help of seasoned homeschool parents and CHEF members, we have put together short videos addressing some of the most common concerns from those interested in homeschooling. 

  • How to Homeschool – Getting Started

  • Curriculum and Testing 

  • Myths About Homeschooling 

  • Homeschooling Through High School

  • Sports & Clubs

Each tab contains a list of related links as well as an opportunity to submit questions for our panel.  Join us here next Saturday, August 1st, from 10am to 11am for a LIVE Q & A where we will address as many of your questions as time allows.

Enjoy the journey, learn well, and God Bless!

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How to Homeschool – Getting Started

From legal issues to what a day might look like, Ellen gives some insight on where and how to start your homeschooling journey. 

Ellen Davis is a homeschooling mom for over 10 years.  Ellen and her husband, Charlie Davis, reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  They have been married for 15 years and have four children.  Ellen has been involved in Classical Conversations homeschool leadership for almost 8 years.  She has a passion for classical education and promoting homeschooling. Prior to raising a family, Ellen served in many capacities on several national, state, and local campaigns.   She was the political director of GOPAC, the Executive Director of The Republican Party of Louisiana and the founding President of the Louisiana Children’s Education Alliance and Advocates, which advocated school choice in the state of Louisiana.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Classical Studies.

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Related Links

HSLDA

How Do I Start Homeschooling?

Co-ops in the Baton Rouge Area

Outline of Ellen's Video

Resources from Ellen

Tips from Ellen

*Disclaimer: this list of resources is not comprehensive, just a place to start.  Feel free to contact us if you are looking for something in particular.

Myths About Homeschooling

In this video, Alkinee addresses some of the common myths you may have heard or even believe about homeschoolers.  You might be surprised!

Alkinee Jackson has been a homeschool mom for 20 years. She loves sharing the insight she's been blessed to acquire with homeschooling families. 

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Related Links

Co-ops in the Baton Rouge Area

Christian Youth Theater(CYT)

Baton Rouge Speech and Debate Club 

NCFCA - Speech and Debate 

Hilltop Speakers 

Baton Rouge Homeschool Choir

Fencing Lessons

Homeschool Band

*Disclaimer: this list of resources is not comprehensive, just a place to start.  Feel free to contact us if you are looking for something in particular.

 

 

 

 

Curriculum and Testing

Charlotte Mason? Classical? UNschooling?  So many options… Sabrina sheds some light on the difficult decision of which curriculum to choose and the issue of “to test or not to test?”!

Sabrina is a wife to Jerome and veteran homeschool mom to a junior, senior, and kindergartener. She can normally be found with a cup of hot tea in hand and chatting about Jesus or something homeschool related with an old friend or new acquaintance.

 

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Related Links

Homeschooling Resources

Rainbow Resources

Homeschool Testing Services

Click here for Sabrina's Curriculum Guide


Disclaimer: this list of resources is not comprehensive, just a place to start.  Feel free to contact us if you are looking for something in particular.

Homeschooling Through Highschool

Homeschooling through highschool can seem like an overwhelming task!  Hear Amy's advice and tips on how to educate your teenager through the high school years. You can do it!

Amy Punkay has been homeschooling for 17 years.  She has graduated three of her children from high school and has just recently celebrated her oldest daughter's graduation from LSU.  Amy is the mother of 6 children and has lived most of her life in Baton Rouge.  She and her family attend Community Bible Church. 

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Related links

Register Home Study

How to Create Transcripts

Southeastern Dual Enrollment

Fran U Dual Enrollment

BRCC Dual Enrollment

RPCC Dual Enrollment

FAFSA

TOPS Related Links

TOPS and Home Study Students

TOPS Tech Course Requirements

TOPS University Course Requirements

TOPS Core Curriculum

TOPS General Information

TOPS Detailed Brochure

*Disclaimer: this list of resources is not comprehensive, just a place to start.  Feel free to contact us if you are looking for something in particular.

Sports and Clubs

CHEF of Baton Rouge offers many sports and clubs for your student.  From Kindergarten graduation to High School graduation, check out the opportunities where you and your child can get plugged in.

 

CHEF Athletics

CHEF Clubs

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