If you would like me to evaluate your child, please choose an available date and time from my online Calendar, then fill out the Contact Me form and include your choice of date and time. Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, I am only offering remote evaluations by Zoom or phone call. Please include the mode of evaluation you prefer. I will then get back to you to confirm the evaluation appointment and the logistics of how the evaluations will take place. I will be offering in-person Peabody Individual Achievement Tests, using distance safety protocol guidelines, for students in 3 , 5 , and 8 grade.
SUBJECTS TO BE TAUGHT:
The homeschool law, Act 169 states that the following courses are to be taught:
Elementary School Level (grades 1-6) - English, to include spelling, reading, and writing; arithmetic; science; geography; history of the U.S. and PA; civics; safety education, including regular and continuous instruction in the dangers and prevention of fires; health and physiology; physical education; music; and art.
Secondary School Level (grades7-12) - English, to include language, literature, speech, and composition; science; geography; social studies, to include civics, world history, history of the U.S. and PA; mathematics to include general mathematics, algebra, and geometry; art; music; physical education; health; and safety education, including regular and continuous instruction in the dangers and prevention of fires. Other courses may be included at the discretion of the supervisor.
PORTFOLIO DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
The law requires that a portfolio be part of the homeschool evaluation, and it is to include a log, samples of work, and standardized testing for students in 3 , 5 , and 8 grades.
STUDENTS WORKING TOWARD DIPLOMA PROGRAMS:
If you are working toward a homeschool diploma, your portfolio must include documentation for each subject. Please write a summary of your school year for me. Besides writing about how you covered the different subjects, you shoul include community service projects, work experiences, mission trips, or any special projects you might like listed in your evaluation. I am an approved evaluator for the Erie and Susquehanna diploma programs. You need to e-mail or mail me the required English research papers before our evaluation date so that I can spend more time with your student during the evaluation.
In order to receive credits on your transcript, you should know and follow the guidelines of your homeschool diploma program. [Otherwise you don’t know what credits you have earned.] If you gave a speech, include evidence such as speech notes, pictures, or printed program. Speeches given utilizing Zoom, Youtube, or other online resources are considered to be appropriate. Reminder to seniors - check for the deadlines to file for a homeschool diploma. Filing dates range from the end of February to the end of May depending on the diploma program you chose to follow.
Please fill out the appropriate elementary or secondary form for your student. By filling out this basic information, I can spend more time reading selected writing samples and discussing the student’s schooling. I can tell at a glance what curriculum or learning materials were used. The student will enter the evaluation with confidence because he/she has had a chance to record the highlights for each subject and to answer basic questions.
This form is a planing sheet to help students in 9-12 grade meet the requirements of the law for graduation.
HEALTH SERVICE REQUIREMENTS: (For your perusal)
Each year: Vision, height, and weight must be checked.
Depending upon your child’s grade level, the following are required:
First Year: Dental Exam and Tuberculosis Test
First Year in PA: Medical Exam
Second Grade: Hearing Test
Third Grade: Hearing Test and Dental Exam
Sixth Grade: Medical Exam and Scoliosis Test
Seventh Grade: Hearing Test, Scoliosis Test, and Dental Exam
Ninth Grade: Tuberculosis Test
Eleventh Grade: Medical Exam and Hearing Test
Dawn Tinney, Homeschool Evaluation Services
335 West Hill Road Covington, PA 16917 US
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