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  • Homeschool Day and field trip opportunities! - Sky Zone Lancaster 11/19/2014 (0)
  • Volunteers Needed: Scholastic Book Fairs Holiday Sale - Coleen Komishock 11/19/2014 (0)
  • counseling resources - Sally Zehmisch 11/18/2014 (0)
  • Moving to PA from NC - Dawn 11/13/2014 (0)
  • Colonial Arts Hands-On-Learning Program - Eleni Delopoulos 11/12/2014 (0)
  • Greater Philadelphia (Bucks County): Youth Basketball! (Boys and Girls Welcome) - Matthew Piccirilli 11/11/2014 (0)
  • Kennett Square PA Homeschool Facebook Group - Julie 11/9/2014 (0)
  • Terra Nova - Tracy B 11/8/2014 (0)
  • Christmas Mini Sessions - Kristen Mckay 11/8/2014 (0)
  • NEW SPANISH CLASSES ONLINE - MARIA MAYOR 11/7/2014 (0)
  • HB 1013 Approved by Gov. - Jenny 11/4/2014 (0)
  • Invitation to GIVING THANKS Performance (York Area) - michelle robinson 11/4/2014 (0)
  • Invitation to THE LIONS OF TRONDHEIM PERFORMANCE (York Area) - michelle robinson 11/4/2014 (0)
  • Visiting Mercyhurst in Erie, PA - Robin A. 11/4/2014 (0)
  • Piano Lessons Available in the Robinson/Pittsburgh Area - Brandy Woods 10/30/2014 (0)
  • Youth Basketball! (Boys and Girls welcome) - Matthew Piccirilli 10/30/2014 (0)
  • Tutoring Available for Homeschoolers - Mary Knapp 10/30/2014 (0)
  • Free Dance Classes for Homeschool students - Julia Crawford 10/28/2014 (0)
  • Pa Certified Art Teacher - Angela 10/27/2014 (0)
  • Ski and Snowboard club at Blue Mountain - Matt Ransil 10/27/2014 (0)
  • Free Webinar for parents of children with special needs this Wed., Oct. 29 - Karen Weber 10/27/2014 (0)
  • Heinz History Center Home School Program on November 18 - Kate Lukaszewicz 10/23/2014 (0)
  • Old Fashioned Election Day Sermon - Beth Bingaman 10/21/2014 (0)
  • The Wizard of Oz - On Stage in Ambler, Trappe & Newtown - Family Stages 10/20/2014 (0)
  • College Workshop - Ron Louder 10/16/2014 (0)
  • Grandmom to a new generation of homeschoolers - Sheila Tobey 10/15/2014 (1)
  • Want to home school-where to start? - Rhonda 10/13/2014 (1)
  • Huge YARD SALE that includes educational items and resources from a former private school! - Jessica Wargo 10/11/2014 (0)
  • Girls basketball - Aubri 10/9/2014 (0)
  • Child care provider needed in West Chester - Diane Persons 10/9/2014 (0)
  • Kennett Square - Julie 10/8/2014 (0)
  • Fall Testing - Lisa 9/30/2014 (0)
  • Communicators for Christ Conference Oct 17-18 - Libby O'Linger 9/30/2014 (1)
  • Unique Learning Opportunity for Students and their Dogs! - WHOODLES, LLC 9/29/2014 (0)
  • Private Oboe Lessons for 4th-12th Graders - Sarah Kendis 9/29/2014 (0)
  • Special Needs and Immunization/Medical Records - Anne Foster Coleman 9/24/2014 (1)
  • Babysitter needed in Lancaster, PA area - Sarah 9/22/2014 (0)
  • Safari Scholars Homeschool Classes begins in one week! - Education Reservations at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium 9/22/2014 (0)
  • does a child's having a 504 require the pre-approval process to homeschool? - Nicholas 9/20/2014 (0)
  • violin, viola and piano lessons in Pittsburgh (Brookline) - Carol Capps 9/18/2014 (0)
  • 1 Free Yoga Lesson for Homeschoolers ages 3 -17 - Valerie Beckford 9/18/2014 (0)
  • Piano Lessons - Trish Fishman 9/13/2014 (0)
  • September 23rd Homeschool Day at the Heinz History Center - Kate Lukaszewicz 9/12/2014 (0)
  • An Evening with William Bradford - Kim Kennedy 9/11/2014 (0)
  • Repost-3rd Grader filing for first time-District problems... - Rachel 9/11/2014 (4)
  • sending best wishes - randall 9/11/2014 (0)
  • Webinar for Special Needs on Extracurricular Activities - Karen Weber 9/10/2014 (0)
  • Homeschool Physical Education Program-MURRYSVILLE,PA - Murrysville Sportzone 9/10/2014 (0)
  • Reading/Orton-Gillingham Tutor - Gifted Education/Enrichment Tutor - PreK-5 - Wexford, PA - Curry Mura 9/10/2014 (1)
  • Social Studies and Science for Homeschool - Lia 9/9/2014 (0)
  • 3rd Grader - Filing for first time in Northampton County - Rachel 9/9/2014 (0)
  • Sports/Gym Curriculum - Jennifer Johnson 9/9/2014 (0)
  • Portfolio - Julie 9/7/2014 (4)
  • School Sports/activities - Kelly P. 9/5/2014 (1)
  • Thank You - Jan 9/5/2014 (0)
  • Three Home School Days at Pearl S. Buck House - Pam Carroll 9/5/2014 (0)
  • Need a special-ed homeschool evaluator - Kristen 9/4/2014 (1)
  • Dual Enrollment & SD red tape - Joanna 9/4/2014 (2)
  • Fall Testing: Any updates? - Julie 9/4/2014 (2)
  • Armstrong Co. Boy Scouts - Francis Batson 9/3/2014 (0)
  • York Area Homeschool Drama Camp - Michelle Robinson 9/3/2014 (0)
  • Pittsburgh Home School Opportunities at the Heinz History Center - Kate Lukaszewicz 9/3/2014 (0)
  • Kindergarten - Dee 9/3/2014 (1)
  • High school speech class - ANNA 9/2/2014 (2)
  • Message board - Can this be viewed by County? - Julie 9/1/2014 (0)
  • Sep 5 Free Program at Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia - suzanne matlock 8/30/2014 (0)
  • participation in music ensembles - Colleen 8/26/2014 (0)
  • Home School Cooking Classes - Kristie Walter 8/26/2014 (0)
  • kindergarten - Stacey 8/26/2014 (4)
  • Scared - Julie 8/25/2014 (4)
  • Homeschool classes at the Heinz History Center - Kim A 8/25/2014 (0)
  • testing - Greta 8/25/2014 (1)
  • New to Homeschooling in Philadelphia Please help - Alexis 8/19/2014 (1)
  • Volleyball Tournaments - Victoria Robinette 8/18/2014 (0)
  • Pocono Mountain School district - CJ 8/18/2014 (0)
  • oct testing - Tania Pineo 8/16/2014 (0)
  • St. Vincent College Step-Up Enrichment Classes for Home School Students - Carol Borland 8/15/2014 (0)
  • Music Classes/Private Lessons - Victoria May 8/15/2014 (0)
  • moving to PA - Portfolio question - Rachel Parks 8/13/2014 (1)
  • Looking for help and/or direction - Jessica 8/11/2014 (0)
  • Classical Conversations Info Meeting - Angela Hunter 8/11/2014 (0)
  • Home schoolers and Catholic school sports. - Greg 8/9/2014 (1)
  • KidScience Program at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium - Mandy Revak 8/6/2014 (0)
  • Art Teaher Offering Art Lesson to Students - Kati M 8/5/2014 (0)
  • homeschool group Lancaster Pa - Sandy Riker 8/4/2014 (0)
  • Volunteer Opportunity - Erin Shoaf 7/23/2014 (0)
  • how to sign up for HS homeschooling in Pittsburgh, PA public school district? - Milonica Stahl-Wert 7/22/2014 (2)
  • Fall testing - Patricia Motter 7/22/2014 (3)
  • Homeschoolers vacation savings - BRAVE:Stan K McVay 7/19/2014 (0)
  • Free Media Literacy Curriculum - Meg Martin 7/16/2014 (0)
  • Homeschool group in West Allegheny area - ernie 7/16/2014 (2)
  • legal question - Renee 7/13/2014 (1)
  • Home School curriculum/materials sale Saturday 7/12. - Tracy Pelle 7/11/2014 (0)
  • Re: Geometry 2.0- A Teaching Textbook for sale. - Tracy Pelle 7/9/2014 (1)
  • Materials for sale. - Tracy Pelle 7/8/2014 (1)
  • music - Victoria May 7/6/2014 (0)
  • 3rd Grader - Filing for first time in Northampton County - Rachel 7/3/2014 (1)
  • Scrapbooking Your Favorite Novel - The Tutoring Connection 7/2/2014 (0)
  • Reading, Study Skills, English and Math Tutoring - The Tutoring Connection 7/2/2014 (0)
  • Reading, Study Skills, English and Math Tutorin - The Tutoring Connection 7/2/2014 (0)
  • best writing curriculum for 9th grader who is passionate about writing - Lynne 6/26/2014 (3)
  • WTB: The Language of Composition, 2nd ed. - Sherri 6/24/2014 (0)
  • National Honor Society - Sarah 6/24/2014 (0)
  • Sola Gratia Musicians homeschool choirs (Hatfield, PA) - Janice Firth 6/23/2014 (0)
  • Children, History and the Environment Weekend June 21 & 22 - Roberta Smith 6/19/2014 (0)
  • Revised message for Homeschoolers with Children with Special Needs - Karen Weber 6/18/2014 (0)
  • Resources for Families with Special Needs Child(ren) - Karen Weber 6/16/2014 (1)
  • Art Camp! - Mandy Hain 6/10/2014 (0)
  • Great Educational Opportunity at Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS in Cambria County - Megan O'Malley 6/10/2014 (0)
  • Important Info - Brett Wagner 2009 PHAA Grad - Mary Wagner 6/9/2014 (0)
  • Homeschool Workshops - Katie Samson 6/6/2014 (0)
  • Viola/Violin Instruction - Sarah Sutton 6/5/2014 (0)
  • Theater scripts for summer camps/school year '14-'15! - Anna Lauffer 6/5/2014 (0)
  • 7th and 8th grade Classical openings - NAM 6/4/2014 (0)
  • Drum/Percussion Tutor - William Wozniak 6/2/2014 (0)
  • Summer Reading Programs @ your library - Judy Takoch 5/31/2014 (0)
  • Still figuring out what your teens are doing this summer? Good news - we still have spots left in our wildlife/fisheries focused summer camps!! - Michele Kittell 5/30/2014 (0)
  • Homeschool Supplies Swap - Calloway House 5/30/2014 (0)
  • Teaching Supplies Swap - Calloway House 5/30/2014 (0)
  • Certified Art Teacher available for lessons & classes (K-12) - Rachel Stockard 5/28/2014 (0)
  • Brett Wagner, 2009 PHAA Grad, directing Indie film - Mary Wagner 5/27/2014 (0)
  • Curriculum Sale / Swap in Easton, PA - Sarah 5/26/2014 (0)
  • Homeschool groups near Moon PA - Tim Ranck 5/23/2014 (0)
  • Ala carte homeschool ? - Devon mcvey 5/22/2014 (1)
  • Dog Grooming School. Always Wanted to work with animals? - Allison Alonso 5/21/2014 (0)
  • Not doing PAVCS next year, but questions about finishing it this year - Sherry Francis 5/20/2014 (1)
  • Homeschoolers Moving to PA - Stephanie 5/18/2014 (1)
  • PA Homeschool Students Win 1st Place at Regional ROV Competition! - Christine Gahman 5/17/2014 (0)
  • Bushy Run Battlefield - Scott Perry 5/16/2014 (0)
  • placement test - francine 5/16/2014 (0)
  • Summer Language Scholarships - Rebekka Egger 5/15/2014 (0)
  • TEACHING TEXTBOOKS - OK for PHAA? - Lori Ann 5/14/2014 (1)
  • Guide to PA Homeschool Law - Marcia Stauffer 5/14/2014 (0)
  • Affidavit form for school district? - Jana Walker 5/13/2014 (0)
  • Help getting to graduation - Carolann 5/12/2014 (1)
  • transitioning from online public school to homeschool - Sherry Francis 5/11/2014 (3)
  • PSAT/SAT or English 9 - Sharad 5/10/2014 (1)
  • Homeschool Help for Special Needs Child... - Melanie 5/7/2014 (0)
  • Speech/Language Evaluation At No Charge - Linda Gillingham-Marra 5/6/2014 (0)
  • French tutor - Alexandre de Chambure 5/4/2014 (0)
  • Private Tutor Available - Alexis 5/2/2014 (0)
  • Production of Seussical Jr - istage 5/1/2014 (0)
  • specialists--reading program for apraxia?? - mary ann 4/30/2014 (0)
  • Newspaper in Edcuation Program - michael Francis 4/28/2014 (0)
  • What is being tested on April 30 in Harrisburgh? - Joanna 4/26/2014 (0)
  • New to PA - Joni 4/21/2014 (2)
  • Common Core - LJMann 4/19/2014 (1)
  • Road Schooling - Dawn 4/17/2014 (0)
  • Application deadline extended to April 30 for deer trout grouse summer field schools for teens - Michele Kittell 4/10/2014 (0)
  • Information Request - Stacy 4/8/2014 (1)
  • Private Tutor Available - Alexis 4/7/2014 (0)
  • Homeschool discussion at Crafton Public Library - Beth 4/3/2014 (0)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk - On Stage in Ambler - Family Stages 4/3/2014 (0)
  • Looking for lifeguards for day shifts - Cindy Drob 4/1/2014 (0)
  • Please Help Looking for Homeschool evaluator - Korinna 4/1/2014 (2)
  • Please Help Looking for Homeschool evaluator - Korinna 4/1/2014 (0)
  • Homeschool ID - Toni Ferrara 3/31/2014 (0)
  • Using a calculator on the spring testing? - Faith Flores 3/31/2014 (0)
  • what education do I need to learn to be a tech support person - maryann 3/28/2014 (0)
  • vaccination exemption form - Marie 3/27/2014 (1)
  • computer programming - maryann 3/27/2014 (1)
  • Newbie doing research - Ashley Strnisa 3/26/2014 (1)
  • Beginning Homeschoolers Get-Together - Michelle Croyle 3/26/2014 (0)
  • New Karate Classes Just For Homeschoolers! - Vicki Mowod 3/21/2014 (0)
  • Does PHAA accept/approve of using Teaching Textbooks? - Lori Ann 3/21/2014 (1)
  • Less than two weeks for teens to apply to deer, trout and grouse summer camps! Read what our students think about the camps... - Michele Kittell 3/20/2014 (0)
  • Bucks County: Homeschooling through high school? - Marla Ashton 3/20/2014 (0)
  • Beaver/Butler/Allegheny/Lawrence Co. Area - PGH Refugee 3/17/2014 (1)
  • 9th grade son - Jean Sutton 3/17/2014 (2)
  • Group Violin Lessons for home schoolers - Kathleen Thomas 3/17/2014 (0)
  • testing - Janet 3/17/2014 (0)
  • Special Education Teacher- available for tutoring in Philadelphia area - Jessica 3/16/2014 (0)
  • Square and Pattern Dancing - Scott Brown 3/15/2014 (0)
  • Please help. I need support desperately! - Heidi 3/14/2014 (5)
  • Summer Science Programs at NCSSM now open to public - Jen Jenkins 3/11/2014 (0)
  • homeschooling 14 and 15 boys - terri hippensteel 3/9/2014 (1)
  • New mom and Piano Tutor in State College :) - Robin Yukiko 3/8/2014 (0)
  • hands-on summer programs - Lynda Gillow 3/5/2014 (0)
  • Sola Gratia Musicians Spring Concerts Invitation - Janice Firth 3/4/2014 (0)
  • Harcum College offers classes in Fashion Design and Digital Design - Julian Crooks 3/4/2014 (0)
  • Sheltered Homeschooler - Carrie 3/1/2014 (3)
  • Do you know a teen with potential? Plus, Wildlife Leadership Academy FAQs - Michele Kittell 2/28/2014 (0)
  • Moon Area homeschoolers? - Tim Ranck 2/28/2014 (0)
  • The Legend of Finn McCool - Family Stages 2/27/2014 (0)
  • Summer Theology Program for High School Juniors and Seniors - Erin Davenport 2/26/2014 (0)
  • Guitar and Music Theory lessons for Homeschoolers - Mike G. 2/25/2014 (0)
  • 501(c)3 status-tax exemption - Karen 2/24/2014 (0)
  • Possibly moving to PA from TX in the summer and have a question - bren 2/24/2014 (1)
  • Used Homeschooling Books for sale - Beth 2/22/2014 (2)
  • woodworking classes - carmen 2/21/2014 (3)
  • 40Days for Life Pittsburgh - Join St Regis at the vigil - Diane Deely 2/20/2014 (0)
  • Register by Monday to sell your used materials at the Homeschooling Workshop Book Sale! - Crystal M. Jones 2/20/2014 (0)
  • K-12 Certified Art Teacher Available 9/2014 - Sandra Eckert 2/17/2014 (0)
  • Wilson Language Certified/Reading Specialist - Kerri Fitzsimmons 2/11/2014 (0)
  • IEP - Francine 2/11/2014 (1)
  • Pittsburgh Area Catholic Homeschoolers St Paul Cathedral Pro-Life - Diane Deely 2/8/2014 (2)
  • 29th Annual Greater Pittsburgh Homeschooling conference and workshop - Sue Gorecki 2/7/2014 (0)
  • River Researchers Teen Camp - Rebecca Holler 2/6/2014 (0)
  • Evaluations - Mary Horvath 2/5/2014 (0)
  • Newbie High School - Patty 1/31/2014 (2)
  • help!!! - Amy 1/30/2014 (7)
  • Moving from VA to Pa - Sheri 1/30/2014 (1)
  • PE requirements? - Kristen 1/29/2014 (1)
  • Peter Pan - On Stage in Ambler - Family Stages 1/28/2014 (0)
  • filing your affidavit and objectives - Jodi 1/27/2014 (2)
  • Spring Testing - Eleni 1/21/2014 (2)
  • private tutor option - two questions - Nikki 1/17/2014 (2)
  • Winterthur Museum 2014 Homeschool Days! - Katie Wynne 1/15/2014 (0)
  • Casting Call!! - iStage Performing Arts 1/14/2014 (0)
  • Deer, Trout, Grouse-Focused Summer Field School Opportunities for Teens and Teachers - Michele Kittell 1/14/2014 (0)
  • Looking Forward Conferecne (FREE) - Paul Nobile 1/13/2014 (0)
  • Homeschool Moms in Centre County? - Sarah 1/12/2014 (6)
  • Standardized Testing for a 3rd grader??? HELP! - Cara Dyson 1/10/2014 (2)
  • Charlotte's Web Drama Class at Cairn Community Arts Academy - Kari Morris 1/8/2014 (1)
  • Homeshoolers around Snyder, Mifflin, or Union counties - Ruthy 1/8/2014 (1)
  • Homeshoolers around Snyder, Mifflin, or Union counties - Ruthy 1/8/2014 (0)
  • Aladdin On Stage in Ambler & Trappe - Family Stages 1/2/2014 (0)
  • high school completion status on FAFSA - Nancy 1/2/2014 (1)
  • Is there a date set for the western PA graduation ceremony? - Stacy 12/30/2013 (1)
  • ebook for PA homeschool parents discounted! - Beth 12/29/2013 (0)
  • ed. event announcement - Sylvia 12/28/2013 (0)
  • need suggestions... :) - Tracy 12/20/2013 (3)
  • How to start studying for AP as a homeschooler - Adnan Zaber 12/18/2013 (2)
  • Homeschool Encouragement - joy Thacker 12/18/2013 (0)
  • Silent films with live music -- Tonight! - Laurie Reese 12/16/2013 (0)
  • how to transcript junior and senior year in one school year - Teresa Rogers 12/15/2013 (0)
  • Common Core question - Kg 12/10/2013 (3)
  • Fun Christmas gift idea for homeschoolers that benefits recent homeschool grad - Joy Thacker 12/10/2013 (0)
  • Scripts and Teachers' Resources for Drama Classes! - Anna Lauffer 12/9/2013 (3)
  • Suzuki Violin Program - Erie Suzuki Violin 12/6/2013 (0)
  • Outdoor Science Classes - Parker McMullen-Bushman 11/26/2013 (0)
  • Veteren Homeschooler - Marianne 11/17/2013 (0)
  • Daytime Piano and Guitar lessons for home school students. - Frank Gorgo 11/14/2013 (0)
  • Activities for Teens in Bucks-Montgomery-Lehigh Counties - Alicia 11/13/2013 (0)
  • FAMILYtime FREE Matinee in East Liberty - Kelly Strayhorn Theater 11/12/2013 (0)
  • Harrisburg Area Homeschool Assoc. Meeting - April White 11/10/2013 (2)
  • finding a Little Flower club nearest our home - Mary Porter 11/8/2013 (0)
  • Marple Public Home School Group - Ebony 11/7/2013 (0)
  • Girl Scouts - Pamalee Lady 10/31/2013 (1)
  • no answer - Nancy 10/30/2013 (2)
  • New English requirement - Denise 10/30/2013 (2)
  • Public School Resources - Christina Vensel 10/30/2013 (2)
  • History Contest for Washington & Greene Co students - Denise Cummins 10/30/2013 (0)
  • homeschool group - jen 10/28/2013 (0)
  • homeschool prom - Michelle 10/28/2013 (0)
  • Algebra 2 - Beth Frye 10/26/2013 (3)
  • VIOLIN LESSONS - Rachael Brown 10/24/2013 (0)
  • Harvest Party Open House - Ashley Malm 10/22/2013 (0)
  • Books available - Melissa Hickey 10/16/2013 (0)
  • How to find out how homeschool friendly my school district is - Colleen 10/14/2013 (2)
  • Free ebook about Pa Homeschool Law-one day only! - Beth 10/9/2013 (0)
  • Toad's Escape, Peter Pan & Snow White On Stage in Ambler - Family Stages 10/8/2013 (0)
  • Thinking about homeschooling my 6th grade son - Martha 10/4/2013 (3)
  • Gifted in Bucks County: Math Olympiad & other cool stuff - Abby O'Keeffe 10/2/2013 (0)
  • possible learning disability - Nichole 9/30/2013 (0)
  • FREE Hands-On Chemistry for Homeschoolers - Andrea Session 9/29/2013 (0)
  • math competitions near Kittanning - Liz 9/27/2013 (2)
  • Math olympiad in Kittanning - Liz 9/26/2013 (1)
  • Carbon County- Jim Thorpe district- Penn Kidder - CJ 9/24/2013 (1)
  • Keystone Testing - Christina 9/24/2013 (2)
  • New resource for Bucks County PA Homeschoolers - Wendy Sheahan-Coyne 9/24/2013 (0)
  • Student ID - Makenna Masenheimer 9/23/2013 (0)
  • School dance - Sandy 9/20/2013 (1)
  • (Article)New School Year Success - 5 Easy Steps to Making Presentations a Breeze for your Child - Brenda 9/18/2013 (0)
  • Green Tree Library Used Book Sale - Pat Kaczmarek 9/17/2013 (0)
  • Moving to PA from Florida - CJ 9/17/2013 (8)
  • about homeschooling - Swarupa 9/17/2013 (1)
  • Fall testing - SAH 9/16/2013 (0)
  • Fall testing - SAH 9/16/2013 (0)
  • Filing after age 18 - Courtney 9/13/2013 (1)
  • Homeschoolers in btwn meadville and erie ? - Nichole 9/12/2013 (0)
  • Theatre Class for Home Schooled kids in Philadelphia - David Pershica 9/12/2013 (0)
  • Extra non academic courses - Andrea 9/11/2013 (0)
  • extra cirricular activities - kelley biechler 9/6/2013 (0)
  • Seeking Student Work! - Meg Hamilton 9/6/2013 (0)
  • Free Home School Program this Friday at the Wagner Free Institute of Science - Abby Sullivan 9/3/2013 (0)
  • Home School Students athletic training - Ron Anzevino 9/3/2013 (0)
  • "Counting" days - Cam 9/2/2013 (0)
  • federal funds to public schools for enrolled homeschoolers? - Lynne 8/28/2013 (1)
  • York Area Homeschool Drama Camp Auditions 9/10/2013 - Michelle Robinson 8/26/2013 (0)
  • FIRE SAFETY, FIRST-AID, CPR CLASSES - Elizabeth Bird 8/25/2013 (0)
  • Philadelphia Honey Festival - Jessica B 8/23/2013 (0)
  • FREE COOKING CLASSES - Elizabeth Bird 8/21/2013 (0)
  • Youth Drawing Classes at Southern Lehigh Public Library - Sudha Bulusu 8/21/2013 (0)
  • Just 3 more openings in our SAT ESSAY PREPARATION ONLINE CLASS! - SRichman 8/20/2013 (0)
  • Private Violin Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA - Bethany Landby 8/15/2013 (0)
  • Spanish Online Courses, AP Spanish and More - Ray Leven 8/12/2013 (0)
  • Group and private music lessons - Joanne Prescott 8/6/2013 (0)
  • Special Needs - Beth Ann 8/6/2013 (2)
  • help with definitions please - Kg 8/2/2013 (1)
  • testing - Pamela Woods 7/31/2013 (0)
  • Classical Conversations info meeting - Michelle Mussari 7/30/2013 (0)
  • Catholic homeschoolers In ERIE?? - Maureen J Gallagher 7/29/2013 (3)
  • new homeschooler - Deborah S. 7/29/2013 (1)
  • Terra Nova - Shelly 7/29/2013 (2)
  • Psat/sat - Hazel 7/25/2013 (1)
  • private tutor option - ernie 7/23/2013 (6)
  • Classical Conversations coming to Doylestown - Michelle Mussari 7/19/2013 (1)
  • Spelling Bee - Julia Moss 7/10/2013 (0)
  • Pennsbury Manor Project (Interviewees needed) - Lindsay 7/3/2013 (0)
  • Homeschool support group in Lower Merion? - Pam 7/2/2013 (2)
  • Affidavit for Phila w/health attachments - Helen 7/1/2013 (1)
  • diploma? - kelly 6/30/2013 (1)
  • diploma? - kelly 6/30/2013 (0)
  • 8-year old homeschooler - Marie 6/29/2013 (2)
  • English/Grammar/History classes offered this fall - Karema Greene 6/28/2013 (0)
  • IEW Classes starting in the Fall for 3-12th - Karema Greene 6/28/2013 (0)
  • FALL SCIENCE COURSES OPEN for REGISTRATION - Karema Greene 6/28/2013 (0)
  • outlines - L Diehl 6/27/2013 (1)


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    Encouragement to take part in the ASA Statistical Project Competition-- Homeschooler Jeremy Keenan WON 1st place last year!
    Carole Matheny, AP Statistics Online Teacher, 10/4/2011

    Editor's Note from Susan Richman: It's always really encouraging to hear about the dedicated work and effort of our AP Online students really paying off-- and often this is quite literally! I was delighted to hear this story from our (wonderful!) AP Statistics teacher, Carole Matheny, about the 1st place win of one of her past students in this excellent project competition. I think this is such a great example of encouraging a student to really go with their interests and stretch to develop a major contest entry, demonstrating how this can often reap real benefits. And I don't mean only the actual prize and special recognition this student won-- but the longterm benefits of knowing he could develop such a major project, follow-through on all the many details, figure his results, write up a major paper and develop graphs of his findings, and get everything in final form by the deadline of June 1st. I'm sure that knowing he could accomplish this will really help him feel confident to try the next major challenge he takes on-- he'll know he's the sort of student who can really shoulder personal responsibility in a meaningful way. I also think this article points out the unique benefits of having your child take part in one of our Advanced Placement Online Classes-- your child might become inspired to really pursue a unique major project that goes beyond the scope of the class itself. Also, besides the project competition, there is also a poster competition (entries due April 1 each year), open even to young elementary age students-- check out the website for the American Statistics Association, as they have lots of examples of past winning entries. Even if you opt not to take part, could be quite fun to look over these posters with your kids!

     

           [Don't worry-- just read on and you'll see why this is the illustration for this article!]

    It was May, 2009, and since AP testing was over, my AP Statistics class was also finished for the year. It was that time of year when most students think about their summer vacation or maybe if they’re graduating, about the college they will soon attend in the fall. Several students wrote thank you notes to me for teaching the class and others left encouraging notes to future students about my class. So I wasn’t surprised when I heard from the youngest student in the class, a ninth grader, Jeremiah. Having enjoyed the class, he wanted to continue learning about statistics. Surely four years without working with statistics would be too long of a break from the subject and he might not remember the material when he needed it in college. Besides, he found he really enjoyed statistics and wanted to learn more. That is something I really enjoy about working with homeschool students-- their interest to learn, inside or outside the classroom.

    In our email correspondence I pointed Jeremiah to several online courses he might pursue in statistics and to several possible statistical competitions.  AP Statistics is similar in scope to a college level statistics introductory course. Being new to online courses, I had heard other PA Homeschoolers AP Online teachers mention how they often had continued contact with past students and how much they enjoyed hearing from them and keeping up with their accomplishments or learning how they found the course useful in their college studies. Helping Jeremiah find these additional statistical courses and competitions was having a similar affect upon me. It also might be quite helpful to future students.

    It wasn’t long before Jeremiah decided that he would enter the American Statistical Association Statistical Project Competition.  ASA is a large community of statisticians and each year they promote statistics by conducting poster and project competitions for children in grades K through 12.  The entries are judged by committees of statisticians and teachers who award cash prizes, calculators and certificates.  

    Jeremiah decided to run a unique taste test. Living in China, he was familiar with both Chinese made Coke and through visits to the States, US made Coke. Could people tell the difference between the two? Could they identify one as made in China and the other as made in the U.S? If they could distinguish between the two, did they prefer one over the other?  With questions in hand, Jeremiah could start his study.  Conveniently Jeremiah’s family was headed to the states for the summer, permitting Jeremiah to obtain the US soda and begin his data collection. He just needed to transport sufficient Chinese soda with him to the states for the first part of his data collection, and then transport US soda back to China for the second half of the study.  Being fluent in Chinese and having the US made Coke, Jeremiah was able to collect data when he returned to China. Starting with fascinating questions, a well-designed study, and data in hand, Jeremiah proceeded to analyze his results and finally write the project paper.

    As Jeremiah’s AP Statistics teacher I agreed to be his mentor, to answer questions he might have as he planned his study, review his analysis and conclusions and advise him if he was on the right track. What a fascinating topic AP Statistics permitted Jeremiah to investigate!  Our correspondence ramped up a bit in May of 2010, one year after Jeremiah’s investigation began, and he submitted the project before the June 9th deadline. 

    One morning in late June while checking email I received an email from ASA.  I immediately sent an email to Jeremiah letting him know that he had won the first place award in the grade 10 – 12 category!  You can read Jeremiah's winning entry Coca-Cola's Secret Formula--Internationally Variable?  here:

    ASA runs this competition yearly and students in grades K – 12 are eligible to participate. For more information and to see past poster winners and read the project winners in the other grade categories visit:  here:   http://amstat.org/education/posterprojects/index.cfm

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