College Planning Workshop

HEART Academy Presents Its Annual

College Planning Workshop
Saturday, Oct 14, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Foxworthy Baptist Church

1774 Foxworthy Ave.

San Jose, CA 95124

(Room number TBD)

For homeschooling dads, moms & teens investigating the path from homeschool to college!

$30 per person*, $50 per family if registered by October 11, midnight. Additional $5 for registration after October 11 or on day of workshop.*$30 payable at registration; fees for any additional family members payable on the day of the workshop.

Limited to 40 attendees, first come – first serve. (check this, Crissi  – room capacity?)

Bring your own lunch or hearty snack. Light breakfast refreshments will be served.

The program will be packed with practical information, useful handouts, and time for specific questions. We will cover the following topics:

1.  Intro: What do I do in each phase of high school?

2.  Application Types and Components
What should students and families avoid during the college application process? What elements of the process are different for homeschoolers? How does a homeschooler fill out the Common Application? What does the UC system require of homeschoolers?

3.  Testing
How do we navigate the SAT, ACT, AP and PSAT alphabet soup, and what are the options for test prep? What are the strategies for the 2016 revisions of the SAT?

4.  Recommendations
Whom should students ask?

5.  Application Essay
How can applicants write a meaningful, compelling essay?

6.  Financial Aid
Who, what, where, and how to apply?

7.  Question and Answer Time

Denise’s book Homeschooled & Headed for College: Your Road Map for a Successful Journey will be available at a deeply discounted price of $18
including tax (normally $26.99 plus tax), cash or check. Information about the book can be found at

RSVP to Denise Boiko

Please include number attending and current grade levels of your students (whether students are coming or not).

When registering, please submit nonrefundable registration fee of $30 by mailing Denise a check (request mailing address when you RSVP by email) OR by submitting the fee via PayPal to (Choose “Goods and Services”). Remainder of workshop fee (if any) will be collected at the door payable to Denise Boiko, cash or check, or by PayPal on your mobile phone. If paying cash, please place in an envelope or attach a note with your name in order to properly credit you.

If registering after October 11 or on day of workshop: $35 per person, $55 per family.

Questions: Denise Boiko

or (408)375-5189

Hope to see you there!


Homeschooled & Headed for College: Your Road Map for a Successful Journey
by Denise Boiko

Are you homeschooling a high school or junior high student and becoming intimidated as you think about college applications? This 400-page book, packed with tips and advice based on careful research and real-life experience, will put your mind at ease. Covering everything from course planning and transcripts to extracurriculars and application essays, this guidebook will walk you step by step through the whole process!

Available at

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

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