We always approach evaluations with eagerness as we learn so much from the parents and students we meet. Our primary role as evaluators is to support your homeschooling commitment and to be an enthusiastic audience for the efforts of both the student and the parents. All evaluations are conducted remotely using Zoom or Google Duo. Prior to our meeting, you will be asked to email work samples, a booklist, and a short summary of academic subjects that were studied through the school year. After the evaluation, you will receive an email copy of the signed evaluation along with a hard copy sent through the mail, if desired. We will keep a copy for our own files. You can then send or bring a copy to your district and keep one for your own records.

Elementary: Grades K through 8 Cost: $75 Payable by Paypal, Venmo, Cash App or Check Evaluator: Theresa Holden

For elementary grades up to and including grade 8, each student will be asked to read aloud a short passage from any book of his/her choice. This should be from a book that is reflective of the child’s reading level. I will ask the child to tell me about a favorite book - here I look for a basic understanding of story elements, characterization, and understanding of vocabulary used in the book. If a student is shy about this part of the evaluation, I ask leading questions to make the process easier; it is important to me to take every effort to make the student feel comfortable and supported. Then we will discuss the samples that were emailed prior to the meeting along with other work completed during the school year. I will use information from our conversation to fill out a form that includes Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Art, Physical Education, Music, and Other Activities. At this time, we are free to discuss any concerns or questions you may have regarding this year’s program as well as plans for the next school year. Please note that when evaluating kindergarten students, I look for reading readiness and early elementary skills. If a Kindergartner is not yet reading, I will notate the improvements the child is making in pre-reading skills. In terms of writing, I will look for writing simple sentences and any type of writing the student is currently working on.

Secondary: Grades 9 through 11 Cost: $100 Payable by Paypal, Venmo, Cash App, or Check
Secondary: Grade 12 Cost: $125 Payable by Paypal, Venmo, Cash App, or Check
Evaluator: Sanford Holden

Sanford evaluates grades 9-12 and works on building a transcript that will be used to receive a high school diploma through one of the diploma programs available to Pennsylvania residents (most other states do not have this opportunity). His goal is to guide parents and student towards a high school program that reflects the abilities, goals, achievements, interests, and talents of each individual student. Sandy provides transcript reviews and preparation, homeschool high school diplomas, and letters of recommendation. For the evaluation we ask that you email your booklist, a one-page attendance log, a short summary of subjects studied, and samples of work completed including writing samples such as essays, reports, and research papers at least 3 days prior to your scheduled evaluation. Your evaluations will be emailed to you as well as regular mail if desired.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, whether you are contemplating homeschooling or if you are veteran homeschoolers. We look forward to supporting your efforts!