National History Day in San Diego
to Feb 26

National History Day in San Diego

The 2017 NHD Theme is "Taking A Stand In History"

It's time for students to begin preparation for this year's National History Day (NHD) Competition which will be held on Saturday February 25, 2017 at the San Diego County Office of Education. Interested students in grades 4-12 should begin the process of selecting and narrowing a topic and looking into sources of information for their research.

Please contact Dr. Jenelle Miller at if you are an at-home learner who would like to participate in a free orientation session to the NHD research process and learn about the competition guidelines. I'd love to arrange a docent tour of the San Diego Public Library for a group of homeschoolers new to the program or schedule a group time at the San Diego History Center for an Archivist Workshop.

Practice excelling at your personal best in an interest topic of your own choosing. Learn to Think Like A Historian, analyze political cartoons and historical photographs, and more. This is an advanced research opportunity that will open doors to your understanding of important issues and historical topics that have influenced people, places and ideas throughout history. I hope you will join Accelerated Academics in this very worthwhile program. Website link: NHD San Diego

Sample of a NHD project in the Exhibit Category

Sample of a NHD project in the Exhibit Category

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6:00 PM18:00

Accelerated Academics, Inc. Sponsors Event Benefiting Jr. Achievement

Accelerated Academics, Inc. is participating as a sponsor and vendor in a fundraising event for Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. The event, "Haute 2 Trot," presented by FINE Magazine, will take place on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at the Del Mar Plaza Deck and kicks off the 2016 Del Mar Racing Season. Haute 2 Trot will include a Fashion Show, Hat Contest, Gourmet Food, and Live Music.

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to Jul 3

Mensa Annual Gathering

The Mensa Annual Gathering is being held in San Diego this year. The gathering will host numerous programs and special events for members of Mensa and their guests. To qualify for Mensa, you must have scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on any one of more than 200 accepted, standardized intelligence tests — including Mensa administered admission tests — at any point in your life.

John and Jenelle Miller, Directors of Accelerated Academics, Inc. will be attending this convention gathering as volunteers to help with the children participating in the various programs and events.

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to Jun 26

California Homechool Network Family Expo

Accelerated Academics, Inc. will be an Educational Fair Participant / Exhibitor at the California Homeschool Network Family Expo on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25. The Expo is located at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center at 601 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768. If you are interested in homeschooling your children in California, this is the place to find out lots of information. In addition, there will be many activities during the Expo for children to participate in. If you attend the Family Expo, please visit our booth.

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Parent Group Meeting
6:30 PM18:30

Parent Group Meeting

Our next Parent Group Meeting will take place on Wednesday evening May 25 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Meet other homeschool parents, network together, learn about the latest news in gifted education, and discover new resources for teaching and learning. Our meeting will be held over the Web. Please follow the following instructions:

Time: May 25, 2016 6:30 PM (GMT-7:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or iPhone one-tap:  14157629988,2888926140# or 16465687788,2888926140#

Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 288 892 6140
    International numbers available:


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8:00 AM08:00

California Association of Gifted Conference

  • Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parents of Gifted and Talented Students: From the Website of the California Association of Gifted:

This one day event will focus on three specific areas of parenting your gifted child:
· Social and Emotional: Understanding common traits of gifted children and practical strategies for parenting
· Advocacy in Action: In the classroom, in your school and within the district
· Curriculum and Instruction: Ensuring your child’s work is appropriately challenging and contains depth and complexity
Parents will rotate through sessions in small groups of
20-25, with experienced CAG Board members who are currently GATE parents and/or GATE educators.
There will plenty of time for information and intimate discussions with the CAG Experts and other parents.
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