Evaluations are conducted in the spring through late June.
Typically evaluations are conducted in our Schooling for You office at Mending Roots Wellness Center, 2138 Market Street, Camp Hill, P.A. Evaluations are available at other locations and even in private homes upon request. Keep in mind that home visit evaluations incur additional costs for time and travel. Evaluations are also available through skype, facetime or e-mail. Evaluations are meant too serve you and your child. Please dress comfortably. Remind your child to relax and not worry. We will never quiz your child. Our goal is to support your family in your homeschooling path and help you reach your goals while following each state's requirements. We are here to support you and your child and serve as witness to the learning that has occurred.
Please contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a date, time and location. At this time Brook Euler conducts all homeschool evaluations.
Upon request for an evaluation, please notify us of the style of evaluation that best fits with your needs. Your portfolio and anything else that you choose to share during the appointment, will be important tools used to paint a picture of and documentation of your year.
Prepare your portfolio prior to your appointment and complete your standardized testing, if your child is in 3rd, 5th or 8th grade, complete with results. Portfolios are meant so demonstrate that sustained learning has occured and to provide samples as evidence of that. Just as every person is different and has different interest, so are portfolios. Students and families should feel comfortable expressing their evidence of sustained learning how they choose.
Please arrive promptly for your appointment. Payment is due no later than the end of the evaluation. Brook is a Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency authorized evaluator for those students who are in their diploma program.
She offers several types of evaluations with varying degrees of detail and cost. She is also an avid supporter of various homeschooling styles so that each family can homeschool in the method that works best for each child. For more information about Brook please read the interview with HAHA.
Typical Evaluations Styles
Short Letter ~The Short Letter is especially appropriate for children in grades 1-8 (or for grades 9-12 who are not seeking specific credits on their evaluation). The Short letter looks a little like a checklist and meets the letter of the law. Our meetings can take between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the flow of conversation. This meeting is a service for you and your child. You should feel comfortable and know that she is there to support you on your journey.
Detailed Letter ~ The Detailed letter evaluation is a Short letter evaluation with added detail. The intention is to give the reader a deeper breath of the child’s year as a whole. Such as unique academic pursuits, skills, craftsmanship, internships, workshops and or a brief description of each subject. When filling out the worksheet with your child, talk about what you might want your evaluation to say about you. Ask them; if this single document were too sum up your year, what do you want it to say?" What is important to you? Some families want specifics about classes and courses while others want a more rounded look at the year. These general evaluations take approximately 1 hour.
Short letter with specific Course Credit~Generally used by high schoolers, includes subjects with credits earned. This type of an evaluation is acceptable for parent issued diplomas and all homeschool diploma programs except PHAA.
Long letter - Short letter with Course Credit and Detail~This Long letter is geared toward students wishing to pursue college and or other life pursuits that would benefit from both course credit and detail. Mostly used by students in high school.
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency Evaluation (PHAA)~Student should have completed the years program and bring related supporting materials and documentation to the evaluation. These typically take 30 mins to an hour.