Home school students attend Homeschool Day at UL - KLFY News 10

Home school students attend Homeschool Day at UL

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UL Lafayette opened it's halls Tuesday to students, some who have never roamed school halls before. Home-schoolers got a chance to learn about tops, admission requirements and much more.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment held it's Homeschool Day at the A. Hays Town building. The event gives parents and potential students information about admissions criteria, scholarships and much more.

Joshua Perrodin, Assistant Director of Recruitment says, "We here at the University know that we have a lots of high-caliber home school students in the area. We want to do everything possible to help them transition smoothly from their home school environment into the University's campus. We just want to provide them with as much support as we possibly can."

That support is much appreciated, just ask Kelda Poynot, mother of a homeschooled high school level student. Poynot says, "This is just one more thing that they do well is really educating us as a homeschooling community because we don't have guidance counselors, we don't have professional people who are in the teaching profession to come in and tell us what to do. We don't have college nights where the representatives come from area universities come on one evening to kind of tour the students around."

The Office of First Year Experience also offers several outlets to get the students adjusted to the new environment.

Joshua Perrodin tells News Ten, "They're put with other students within their freshman class to answer questions, they do community service and career assessment, so they really have all those advantages." Even with assistance, some homeschoolers expect to learn many lessons outside of the classroom. "The social aspect of it, dealing with new and different teachers, a different environment. I don't think the curriculum or anything like that will affect this differently but I definitely think that the environmental change, besides that I'm pretty confident!" says Joshua Poynot, homeschooled student.

The University's Office of First Year Experience offers many events to assist first year students with becoming acclimated to the new environment. For more information you can call 337-482-6599.

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