Conference Speakers

Natalie Mack



Natalie Mack is a High School Educational Consultant and Military Community Outreach Coordinator for HSLDA and is a National Certified Counselor, author, speaker, with over twenty-two years of service to military homeschooling families and military homeschool support group leadership in CA, VA, Italy, and NC. She is known for her words of encouragement and advocacy for homeschooling, particularly during the journey from high school to college. Natalie is a mom of five: three college graduates, one college senior, and an 11th grader. She is now experiencing new adventures as her husband, a Navy chaplain, recently retired after serving for 34 years.

Speaker Sessions

Homeschooling in the Military

(Homeschool How-To’s)

Why do military families choose to homeschool? The last survey completed by Blue Star Families estimates that at least 6% of military families homeschool. This number is continuing to rise post-COVID as more military families choose to homeschool. This session will give an overview of these reasons and examine some of the challenges — and solutions — to homeschooling military-style.

Charting Your Way Through High School for College, Career, or Military

(Homeschool How-To’s, High School & Beyond)

Preparing your teen for their post-graduation goals requires planning. This seminar provides a timeline and checklist to ensure that important items are included! For college-bound teens, this includes entrance exams, applications, and financial aid information. Students headed directly into the workforce can benefit from career aptitude testing, training opportunities, and building a resume. Learn about the military’s homeschool enlistment policy and advice for applying to service academies.

Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four-Year Plans

(Homeschool How-To’s, High School & Beyond)

What plan would suit your high school student? What subjects do you teach and when? This seminar will help you organize your thoughts and lay the groundwork for a viable four-year plan. You’ll learn about high school credits, simplifying grading, and the fundamentals of recordkeeping — transcripts, extracurriculars, and diplomas.

High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Help and Tips

(Homeschool How-To’s, High School & Beyond)

A transcript is a vital part of your teen’s high school records. In this interactive, practical seminar, you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a template when designing your own. The session will guide you through the how-to of transcripts, such as evaluating credit and calculating grade point averages (GPAs).

Doors open at 7:30am!!!








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