Homeschool Start-Up for Adults

Are you considering homeschooling but aren’t sure whether it’s right for you and your family? Are you a new homeschooler with lots of questions? Have you been homeschooling a while and feel like you need to press reboot to get yourself back on track? Homeschool Start-Up is a four-week seminar for homeschooling adults. We will meet one evening a week to discuss homeschooling fundamentals and address your questions and concerns. We’ll have ongoing forums and a resource page where you can continue the conversation throughout the week. We will address the whole spectrum of homeschooling, from kindergarten through college, and from unschooling through online charter schools.
Suki Wessling is a longtime homeschooler and the author of From School to Homeschool, a guide for transitioning from a school-based to a homeschool-based mindset. Suki has homeschooled her own children from kindergarten through high school, and from an unschooling approach to online classes and community college. She teaches in-person and online classes and workshops for both adults and children, and has taught at Athena’s since 2013.
Suggested books:
  • From School to Homeschool by Suki Wessling - This book helps parents transition from a school-based to a homeschool-based mindset, and includes information about deschooling, basic homeschooling approaches, alternative education, community-building, goal-setting, curriculum adaptation, and homeschooling high school.
  • Creative Homeschooling by Lisa Rivero - I recommend the second edition of this book, which is only available as an e-book. The first edition in paper is great, but you won’t be able to use many of the resources. This is probably the most comprehensive gifted homeschooling book available and a great resource to keep around.
  • A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children by Webb et. al. - This is the “bible” of gifted parenting, well worth investing in if you don’t have it in your home. Parenting gifted children well is at the very root of homeschooling them well, and Dr. Webb will help you when other parenting manuals fail.
  • We will meet in an online webinar for four sessions. The seminar includes asynchronous online classroom forums and information.
  • Note to parents: We are happy to schedule a special session of Homeschool Start-Up for a minimum of four participants. Please email us for more information.


  • Please begin the registration process by completing the brief Athena's Adult Application Form. Further registration information will be emailed to you after responses have been processed.
  • Adults with an active profile, log in and scroll down to the bottom of the homepage and follow the Enrollment Room link.
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Last modified: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:01 PM