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HAP Orientation

  1. 1. Introduction to Homeschooling By Mrs. Bev Alarcon, Homeschool of Asia Pacific Directress Homeschool Parent of 3 Kids Since 2007
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>The Problem with Traditional Schooling </li></ul><ul><li>Why We Chose To Homeschool </li></ul><ul><li>Features of H.A.P. Homeschooling </li></ul><ul><li>The HAP Homeschool Programs </li></ul><ul><li>How to Start Homeschooling in H.A.P. </li></ul><ul><li>3 Learning Styles of Kids </li></ul><ul><li>H.A.P. Grading/Scheduling Guidelines </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Problem with Traditional Schooling
  4. 4. Uncontrolled Influences <ul><ul><li>Classmates ,sometimes teachers , saying bad words, have bad manners or immoral values </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Bullying <ul><ul><li>Kids get distracted from learning or discouraged to go to school </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 50:1 student-teacher ratio <ul><ul><li>Kids not monitored individually. Pace of child is not followed. Tendency to be labeled especially when put in sections, ex. Last section </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Too Much Work <ul><ul><li>Wakes at 5am. 8 Hours in Class then assignments at home. Child is stressed and may not enjoy his childhood. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Expensive High Tuition Fee, many miscellaneous costs like new uniform every year, new shoes every year, school service or gas for sending and fetching, project/assignment costs, school supplies cost
  9. 9. Homeschooling : A Solution
  10. 10. Our Homeschool Decision <ul><li>This is my family. </li></ul>My husband and I decided to homeschool our 3 kids last 2007. From preschool to gradeschool we taught them
  11. 11. Our Reasons <ul><li>To mold them according to our values </li></ul><ul><li>To spend most of their time with the family instead of other people who are not related to them in any way </li></ul><ul><li>To control the influences they encounter while young </li></ul><ul><li>To protect them from bullies </li></ul><ul><li>To save money </li></ul>
  12. 12. Our Reasons <ul><li>To enjoy life with each other daily </li></ul><ul><li>To follow each child’s pace, to monitor their progress and respect each of their individuality </li></ul><ul><li>To give them the best studying materials </li></ul><ul><li>We believed in ourselves that God would help us teach them </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why Homeschool? <ul><li>Facts from studies in U.S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Lawrence Rudner surveyed 20,760 homeschooled students and found the homeschoolers who have homeschooled all their school aged years had the highest academic achievement </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>1990 by the National Home Education Research Institute in USA surveyed 2,163 homeschooling families. </li></ul><ul><li>Result: no difference in the students’ total reading, total math and total language scores based on the teacher certification status of their parents .” </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>“ The findings of this study do not support the idea that parents need to be trained and certified teachers to assure successful academic achievement of their children .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ In 1986, Lauri Scogin surveyed 591 homeschooled children and discovered that 72.61% of the homeschooled children scored one year or more above their grade level in reading. 49.79% scored one year or more above their grade level in math .” </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>In 1986, the State Department of Education in Alaska found homeschooled children to be scoring approximately 16 percentage points higher, on the average, than the children of the same grades in conventional schools. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: Homeschooling works </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why H.A.P? <ul><li>Short concentrated lessons </li></ul><ul><li>20 mins./subject for elementary </li></ul><ul><li>30 mins./subject for highschool </li></ul><ul><li>1-1.5 hours a day only </li></ul><ul><li>Parents & kids can pursue their interests and enjoy life </li></ul>
  19. 19. Stress-Free Education <ul><li>Quarterly tests/quizzes conducted by parents </li></ul><ul><li>No pressure if child passes or fails </li></ul><ul><li>Parent can retest the child until he passes </li></ul><ul><li>Parent gives the grades to the child </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Parents are Instructed & Guided </li></ul><ul><li>Parent manual, schedule sheet, grading sheets given/emailed after enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Colorful Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Interactive Websites in Lessons are Encouraged </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Parents are trained online (Parents’ Online Training & Emailed Articles) so teaching based on Learning Theories (Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligence, Bloom’s Taxonomy, etc ) and Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Parents can consult the Directress through cellphone and email </li></ul>
  22. 22. Homeschool Programs <ul><li>UMBRELLA SCHOOL PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under a regular school; Regular school issues a report card and transcript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- International Private School under a U.S. Private School in Tenessee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open to New Enrollees All-Year Round </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transcript can be used to enroll in Philippine & foreign schools </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>ACCELERATION PROGRAM For Adult Students </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 9 (1st Year HS Equivalent in Philippines) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 10 (2nd Year HS Equivalent in Philippines) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 11 (3rd Year HS Equivalent in Philippines) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 12 (4th Year HS Equivalent in Philippines) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transcript from U.S. can be submitted to Colleges/Universities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can have a crash course for two or more levels at a time </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><ul><ul><li>Recommends a parent or a tutor to oversee and grade the student or the student can self-study from home and email HAP his/her test results for us to compute the grades. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With U.S. Accreditation in a U.S. Private School in Tennessee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum can be Deped-compliant or choose your own </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Catholic or Christian Curriculum/ Values-driven Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Registered with S.E.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Open to children with special needs; U.S. studies proved that homeschool did great progress to kids with special needs </li></ul>
  26. 26. How to Start in H.A.P. <ul><li>Register child online / download enrollment form and send to H.A.P. offices </li></ul><ul><li>Settle the Tuition Fee </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the textbooks if you ordered </li></ul><ul><li>Submit the Documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photocopy of birth certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2x2 ID Picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signed Enrollment Contract </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow the Manual together with the Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Check the HAP Website Regularly and Your Email </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Manual <ul><li>STEPS TO START HOMESCHOOLING NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Gather all textbooks. List the subjects to study for the Year. List the number of lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Math - 25 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Writing - 25 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>English - 25 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Fil - 25 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Sibika - 25 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>CLE - 25 lessons, </li></ul><ul><li>Computer - 25 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Mape - 25 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>HELE – 15 lessons Science - 15 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Total 230 lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Divide the lessons by 200 days (10 months at 5 days a week) </li></ul><ul><li>Round off the result to the higher number </li></ul><ul><li>Example 230/200 = 1.1 5 </li></ul><ul><li>This means the child may study 2 lessons a day to finish all the lessons within 10 months. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Make a schedule. Use the HAP HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE document. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Schedule Sheet
  30. 30. <ul><li>Set up a Study Area or Study Room. Put a table, 2 chairs, a clock, a whiteboard and a bookshelf for the textbooks. Here are some ideas: </li></ul>
  31. 32. 3 Learning Styles <ul><li>Auditory - learners by talking or listening. Auditory learners express themselves through words. They enjoy sound and music. They discuss the possible solutions to a problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Visual - learners by seeing video or images Visual learners express themselves through facial expression. They are interested in videos and images. They use their eyes to find solutions to a particular problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic/Tactile – learners by doing or practice Kinesthetic learners express themselves through their body language. They are interested in physical activities. They find a solution to a problem by using their hands. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Observe. Talk. Ask your child about the things that seem to interest them </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>To have a clearer idea take the test for your child at http://literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>Go with your gut. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue learning at http://homeschoolofasiapacific.com </li></ul><ul><li>Be updated via our Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quezon-City-Philippines/Homeschool-of-Asia-Pacific/156378114386511 </li></ul>
  33. 34. Grading (Umbrella School) <ul><li>You can base it on Unit Tests and Chapter Tests </li></ul><ul><li>60%  unit test            ex.  92  x  .60 = 55.20 </li></ul><ul><li>40% chapter test ex.  92  x  .40 = 36.8 92 </li></ul><ul><li>Or you can give the grade you believe the child deserves per subject </li></ul>
  34. 35. <ul><li>We also offer Entrepreneurship, College & Personal Development Courses for undergraduates, graduates, teens and adults </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have other questions regarding the H.A.P. homeschool program? </li></ul>