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Receive a Great Education at the
Nevada Homeschool Network Convention

With a typical goal of a good education for their children, parents have several options when it comes to schooling. One such option currently gaining popularity will be the focus of the upcoming statewide Nevada Homeschool Network Convention.
Running Friday, June 18 from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 19 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., the event will take place at 2900 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, near the intersection of Cheyenne and Torrey Pines.
A variety of speaker and workshop topics will range from educational resources to homeschooling legal requirements, and from to dyslexia to distance education. Reb Bradely of Family Ministries will deliver the Keynote Addresses. Friday at 7pm he will speak on The Delightful Family, and Saturday morning at 9am he will speak on Creating a Strong Family Identity. Some of his other talks are geared towards teens, and include topics such as Courtship and A Balance Between Independence and Parental Authority.
Attendees will get an up-close look at great resources in the Convention's substantial Vendor Hall, where it will be possible to talk with curriculum representatives from Abeka, Rod and Staff, Trisms and many more providers.
Local resources from within the community will be on hand to show acceptance of homeschoolers in their many programs. Places such as Red Rock, Las Vegas/Clark County Library District, Lied Discovery Museum and local colleges will have representatives available to talk with attendees. While homeschooling may at first seem isolated, these resources will show that the community does offer a wide range of events and activities open to homeschooling families.
Friday afternoon and Saturday morning of the Convention, participants may also take advantage of a one-time only opportunity to file mandatory school exemptions for the 2004/2005 school year before the standard August 1 date.
While children are asked not to attend the convention sessions, they will be allowed in the Vendor Hall. While there they may purchase photo identification cards naming the child as exempt from compulsory school attendance.
To find out more about the Nevada Homeschool Network Convention, log on to www.nevadahomeschoolnetwork.com. This event is open to the public; tickets may be purchased at the door. The cost to attend the two-day event is $25 per person, or $35 per couple.
Elissa Wahl, 2004 Convention Chair says, "This will be a great place for parents interested in Alternative Education and for those already homeschooling." With the number of homeschooled students in Clark County alone estimated near 4000 students, and test scores showing impressive numbers, learning at home is gaining both acceptance and popularity.
 
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