High School &
Special Needs Homeschooling

June 25, 2022


St. Mary’s Catholic Church
6853 S Prince St
Littleton, CO 80120


Mass – 8:15
Continental Breakfast  9:00 – 9:30 

Session 1 ~ 9:30 – 10:30

Homeschooling in High School:
Is It Even Possible?

Shandra Emrich

It can be daunting to consider homeschooling your student at a time when they reveal a new found belief in their own omniscience and you don’t remember algebra and chemistry. We may doubt whether we can do it or wonder if it’s even a good idea. It’s not as hard as you might think! From transcripts to socialization, we will cover many practical aspects of homeschooling your student through high school Come find out what resources are available to help you, where you can find them, and why it’s worth it!

A Catholic Thought:
The Goal of Education
Despite Learning Difficulties

Margaret Walsh

Learning doesn’t come easy to all. It can be a struggle and lead some students on a different journey. However, despite the path taken, there is always one goal to learning, coming to know God! Today, the message we always hear is that students need to be proficient in their grades and subjects. But is knowledge for the sake of knowledge our true end? We will explore what it means to view learning struggles in a Catholic light, which should shine like a candle in the darkness of modern thought.

Session 2 ~ 10:45 – 11:45

Graduate Panel

Graduates from High School & College

They survived and are here to tell the tale! Listen as these homeschool graduates share their memories of what it was like to be the student and how homeschooling has formed them. Q&A to ask questions and get the honest answers!

Putting ADHD
into Focus

Andrea Pitman
The Nectar Group

ADHD can be exhausting for the child and the parent…especially when that parent is also the teacher! Join us to learn everything you need to know about ADHD. We’ll cover symptoms, diagnosis, and research-based options for treatments that work!

Participants will:

Learn methods for diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Learn types and common symptoms
Understand the root causes of ADHD
Explore non-medication treatments that work
Learn strategies to help your student with ADHD navigate learning in any environment
Create a strategic plan for treatment

Lunch ~ 11:45 – 1:15

Lunch with Community Building
Hosts TBD

Session 3 ~ 1:15 – 2:15

Mom Panel

Experienced Homeschooling Mothers

Identifying & Correcting
Blocked Learning Gates

Pamela Gates
Dianne Craft Learning System

This is for your “puzzling child.” Is it a maturity issue, or is something else going on? If you have a bright, hardworking child who has to work too hard to learn, he is telling you that one or more of his Four Learning Gates is blocked. Find out specifically how the brain processes information, and where that processing can break down. Learn how to be your own diagnostician using a checklist of symptoms. Then learn the necessary interventions. It doesn’t have to be so hard for your child!

Session 4 ~ 2:30 – 3:30

Made This Way

Leila Miller

A generation ago, Christian parents didn’t have to worry about how to explain transgenderism to their 9-year-old or help their teenager deal with mockery at school for believing in traditional marriage. But today, we have no choice but to equip our kids to understand and to own the truth about such issues. It’s not easy though. These are sensitive topics and the wrong approach an harm our kids’ innocence even as we try to preserve it. 

Teaching the
Right Brain Child

Pamela Gates
Dianne Craft Learning System

Half of the population is right brain dominant, and half is left brain dominant. You may have a right brain learner in your midst! These wonderful children learn in a different manner than their left brain siblings. If you have a child who does not “like” school work no matter what you do, you will learn much in this workshop. Learn how to identify the right brain child and learn many simple teaching techniques for spelling, reading, and math. 


St. Mary’s Gift Shop Open  2:30 – 4:00
Anticipatory Mass   4:30


Come for one or both days!