Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency

PHAA Conference

Click here to see the 2019 conference schedule.

Click here for the 2019 conference brochure.

Click here to register.

This year we will hold PHAA's (Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency) 24th annual High School at Home Conference. It will take place on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 9AM to 5PM at the Bongiorno Conference Center (430 Union Hall Rd., Carlisle PA 17013; Click here for directions). There are sessions especially designed for parents, homeschooled students, and evaluators. 

If you pay before April, the cost is $34.95 for the first person in your family ($39.95 if you pay at the conference), plus an additional $19.95 for each additional member of the family who will come. The cost includes a buffet lunch and snacks during the breaks.

Who is Invited?

During each of the five break-out session time slots during the day, you will have your choice between three different options. Some are especially designed to appeal to PHAA evaluators, some to PHAA students, and some to parents:


Students: You are invited to compete in one or more of the three contests. Each has a $50 prize for 1st place, a $25 prize for 2nd, and a $10 prize for 3rd. All are judged by professionals who are also homeschooling parents that will give you feedback. All contestants will present at the conference and the first place winners will present again to the entire conference. This year we are having three student contests at the conference:

  1. Student Speech Contest. Are you looking for an audience for your annual speech? This year you can give a PHED Talk (similar to a TED Talk…PHED = Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Educational Discovery!) at our student speech session at PHAA High School at Home Conference. Click here, here and here to watch last year's winning speeches.

  2. Student Photography Contest. Do you have a photography portfolio (10 digital photos) that you would like to share with your fellow students? One of the student sessions at the conference will be a Photography Contest.

  3. Student Talent Show. Do you have a talent that you would like to share. Give a 3 to 5 minute musical performance; recite a poem or monologue; do magic tricks or a pantomime; dance or demonstrate juggling or martial arts; or more!
And even if you don't present at a contest, watching them in the audience can be interesting, educational and fun, and a great way to get to know your fellow students!

Click here if you are a student and want to participate in one or more of these contests.

What attendees said after our 2018 conference:

Enjoy the Professionalism

Why should other educators go to conference centers for their conferences while homeschoolers bring bag lunches and sit on hard chairs. This conference treats you right. Enjoy the free buffet lunch, the free snacks during breaks, the sessions that are small enough for you to get answers to your questions, the positive atmosphere, and the professionalism of the day and location.