A Tour of a Typical College Application

Dear Eureka! families and interested homeschoolers,

Another school year…another season of Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society meetings. As the local chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society, we look forward to delving into more college prep topics this year.

Here are details about our first meeting–hope you can join us. Members will have RSVP priority until Oct 1, when we will open it up to nonmembers, space permitting. We are kindly asking nonmember families to contribute $5 per family per meeting ($20 max per year) to help with group expenses.

Our first meeting will give you “A Tour of a Typical College Application.” This guided tour involves quite a few “side trips.” We’ll talk about the application itself, personal statements, transcripts, test scores, teacher recommendations, and the parent’s role in preparing the school report and counselor letter. Of course, we will not have time for great depth on these topics, but you’ll get a bird’s eye view and we’ll try to address as many questions as possible.

Note: To avoid confusion, please be aware that on that same day, Oct 14, HEART Academy is hosting a 4-hour College Planning Workshop from 10 AM-2 PM for $30 per person/$50 per family. The workshop and the Eureka meeting are two separate events, so when you RSVP make sure you mention the Eureka meeting. If you are interested in attending the 4-hour workshop, please contact Denise for more info.

A Tour of a Typical College Application
Date: Saturday, Oct 14, 7:00 PM
Location: Home of Denise Boiko, 6694 Heathfield Dr., San Jose 95120
Bring: Small refreshment item to share
$5 per family for non-Eureka members
RSVP: Email Denise at [email protected] by Oct 10 (members have priority until Oct 1). When RSVPing, please make it clear that you are responding for the evening Eureka meeting, rather than the HEART college prep workshop that morning.

The next meeting after Oct 14 will be Saturday, November 10. We will be hearing from Rachel Owens, a homeschool grad who graduated from UCLA–so be sure not to miss that meeting!

Other member notes:
If you have not yet paid your annual dues, please send a check payable to Denise Boiko for $10 to the address listed above, or you may pay by PayPal to the above email address. Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing you on Oct 14th!

Denise Boiko and Kathy Young
Eureka! Homeschool Honor Society

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by Denise Boiko

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Feel free to contact me at any time to ask about the book.

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