The public is invited to the inaugural Northern Virginia Homeschool Conference, planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in downtown Leesburg.
The regional event is meant to provide families with information about the available options to educate their children.
Local experts will lead interactive workshops on how to get started in homeschooling, and information on math, reading, writing, and special needs homeschooling. The conference will also feature a panel of teens who will share their experiences and insights about homeschooling, and vendor tables will offer free books and resources.
Leesburg-based independent education organization IndED is helping to host the conference. IndED provides homeschool courses and afterschool activities for children ages 8 and older.
“People choose to homeschool for many reasons, and the benefits for children and their parents can be truly remarkable,” said IndED President Butch Porter. “The Northern Virginia Homeschool Conference will provide a great forum for parents, regional experts and students to talk about creating a fun, interactive environment for independent education.”
The deadline for Virginia families to notify their school system that they will homeschool their children for the 2017-2018 academic year is Aug. 15.
The homeschool conference will take place at the Leesburg Junction, at 215 Depot Court in Leesburg. Registration fee includes lunch and is $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $10 for kids ages 4 to 12. Register at inded.us.