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Upcoming opportunities at Judson

January 22nd, 2012
2012 Opportunities for Homeschoolers at Judson University
Prep Program:  High School students ages 16 and up can earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Judson deeply discounts their regular tuition fee for Prep students, so it’s a great deal. Contact Jaimee Bartha at for more details.
Music Lessons:  The Judson Community Music School is currently enrolling students of all ages for next semester which starts January 14, 2012.  Lessons in most instruments and voice are available, from beginner to advanced.  Visit and click on “Music School” for more information.
Music Camp: The Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson University will take place June 25-June 29th, 2012 for students K-12th grade. Lots of music making fun! Visit and click on “Music Camp” for more information.
Family ConcertThe “Magic of Music” Benefit Concert and Magic Show will be held on Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. This magical family event will feature the “Amazing Carringtons” – musician-magicians (aka ESO musicians Michael and Daniela Folker), as well as Judson music faculty.  The concert is free for students and children under 18.  Bring your kids for a fun and educational time!  Visit and click on “Magic of Music” for more information.
Band and Orchestra:  These ensembles are open to high school age students through adult musicians at no charge.  The Orchestra meets from 7:30-9:30 pm on Monday evenings, and the Band meets at the same time on Thursday evenings. Contact Chip Gross at for more information

Dual Credit E-book

July 18th, 2011
The Official Homeschooler’s
Guide to Dual Credit
Get your free copy hereDownload the eBook and share it for a chance to win an iPad 2
Dual credit—earning college credit in high school—is
the hottest trend going in homeschooling.

Some estimates show that 42,000 homeschoolers will earn dual credit during the 2011-2012 school year.

So to help you plan the best options for your homeschooler, which may include dual credit, you’re invited to get a free copy of this new dual credit eBook:

The Official Homeschooler’s Guide to Dual Credit: How Combining High School and College Can Set Your Student on the Path to Success

Go here now to get your free copy of the eBook.

The dual credit eBook is written by Kelly Negvesky, a homeschool mom and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on homeschool curriculum and dual credit.

As a reader of The Home Educating Family Magazine, you can get a free copy of the eBook here.

Download eBook

In this eBook you will learn:

  • How Dual Credit Works
  • How Homeschool Students Benefit From Earning Dual Credit
  • 3 Ways Your Homeschooler Can Earn Dual Credit
  • How Dual Credit Impacts Your Student’s High School Transcript
  • Beyond Dual Credit: The 4 Skills Demanded By Colleges & Employers
  • Click here to get your free dual credit eBook now

    College planning workshop

    June 4th, 2011

    I received this from a host of a radio show geared toward those headed to college, and their parents:

    Over the past year I have had dozens of Home Educators throughout the Midwest contact me requesting information on “How Home Educators Can Send Their Kid’s to College Without Draining Their Life Savings, Raiding Their Retirement or Just Plain Going Broke.”

    Until now, I simply have not had the available time to conduct such a specialized workshop.

    On Tuesday June 14th, I will be conducting an Online College Planning Workshop for Parents of Home Schooled Junior HS & HS Students.

    If you would like to attend this event, click to link below to register.

    College Planning Event for Parents of Home Schooled Students

    We have reserved 100 spots for this event and we expect them to be taken very quickly so please register now before you are locked out.

    College Planning Event for Parents of Home Schooled Students

    -All the Best

    Ken Schreiber
    Host of ‘College Bound’ AM 560 WIND
    Premier College Planning Associates
    608 S. Washington St. Suite 207
    Naperville, IL 60540
    Phone: 630-717-4998
    Fax: 630-364-5869

    P.S. If you have other friends, family members, co-workers or neighbors who Home Educate their children, feel free to forward this invitation to them. They’ll be happy you did!

    College Planning Event for Parents of Home Schooled Students

    Chicagoland Homeschool Expo

    April 18th, 2011

    In August the Chicagoland Homeschool Expo will return to the area.The following information is taken from their website and includes links to their site for further information:

    2011 Chicago Homeschool Expo

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER $20 per person

    $25 for Husband & Wife

    Chicago Homeschool Expo August 5-6, 2011

    Schaumburg Convention Center (Chicago), IL

    1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Chicago Homeschool Expo Registration
    Includes Homeschooling for Excellence 101, Worldview Teen Tract AND KidsZone
    August 4-6, 2011

    At the door registration is also available at the door the day of the Conference.  Payment accepted at the door includes cash or checks only.

    REFUND POLICY – There are no refunds, just as there are no refunds for tickets to events such as concerts, sporting events, etc.

    College Fair admission is FREE with ALL ticket purchases including Homeschooling 101, KidsZone, Worldview Teen Track, and Chicago Homeschool Expo.

    Dual enrollment available through Judson

    March 30th, 2011

    Here is info on an upcoming informational meeting for those interested in dual enrollment at Judson. This is available to high school juniors and seniors.

    Learn how your high school student can earn college credit while still in high
    school – and pay a fraction of the cost of the regular tuition fee. Attend Judson
    University’s upcoming Prep Information Night on Monday,
    April 11th from 7:00 to 8:30pm at Judson University.

    Use the following link to register for this event:

    Judson is located just south of I-90 on Rt. 31 in Elgin. This event will be
    taking place in the Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Fine Arts
    Center. Go to for a campus map.

    Questions? Call Jaimee Bartha, Director of Student Success at (847) 628-2514 or

    Judson’s a great place for your student to earn college credit and get a taste of college in
    the process!

    For more information on their program:

    Basic info on their Prep Program

    Courses available

    Planned schedule for the meeting

    Registration form