Academic Advising & Year End Evaluations are Available

Academic Advisor

HEED Director Sue Puchferran home schooled her four children for 17 years.  She is a past president of Boca Home Schoolers, a board member of the The Home Education Foundation (Forida's Home School lobby), one of the founders and current board members of HEED, and the author of the high school handbook, Completing the Journey. 

With a track record of placing students in colleges across the United States, helping students earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, and seeing numerous students go on to graduate schools including her own children who studied in the fields of law, medicine and accounting, Sue has the answers to assist home educating parents as they plot their student’s journey.  

Advising Appointments

At HEED we feel it is imperative for every family to have a plan for the high school journey. This preparation not only gives parents peace of mind, but will make sure your students has all of the courses necessary for college admittance and the specific foundational courses for the career they are pursuing.  After an initial advising appointment, many families come each year for follow up appointment to answer any new questions that come arise.  Initial appointments are best done in grade 8.

Advising Appointments will address: 

Elementary, Middle or High School Academics,  Scope & Sequence,Grades & Transcripts, SAT, SAT, ACT Preparation, Scheduling & Testing & Record Keeping, AP, CLEP, Dual Enrollment Credits, College Scholarships including Bright Futures, College Essays & Applications, DOE Annual County Evaluations Available, What to do with my Accelerated Learner, How to Best Complete High School with a Struggling Learner, How to keep records for NCAA athletics

Initial Appointments $150

Initial Appointments (HEED families) $125

Follow up appointments $100 

Annual County Year End Evaluations are also done at HEED with HEED Instructor Mrs. Amy Frank.

College Applications

An integral part of the college planning process is gathering information to create an impressive resume and personal statement along with the application. HEED’s instructor, Deb Grant, also an educational consultant, has assisted numerous college-bound students through this important phase. Deb has knowledge of the Common and Coalition Application writing prompt requirements and has helped create numerous supplemental essays for universities requiring them. HEED and Deb look forward to partnering with you during this exciting time in your child’s life. 


To find more about this customized service, contact Deb Grant via email at

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High School Handbook

This handbook has up to date information for every parent of a home schooled high schooler. It contains everything you need to navigate high school and prepare your student for college or their career ahead.  All proceeds from the sale of the book ($25) go to the Florida Home Education Foundation, our home school lobbyist, Brenda Dickinson.

Your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be their peace.  Isaiah 54:13

Home Education Enrichment Day is part of the Home Education Connection, Inc.   

Isaiah 54:13

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