It’s March 1, and Ohio became a state on this date in 1803. Nebraska followed suit on this date in 1867. Over the years American School has visited both states for homeschool conventions, and so today’s blog is going to be about how we choose which homeschool conventions to attend. We do our best to attend conventions in various parts of the country because we are proud to serve students in all 50 states, but it is impossible to be everywhere at once. Therefore, we attend conventions with a large number of attendees and in locations which have been successful for us in the past or may be successful in the future based on current homeschooling and educational demographics. We also take into consideration the availability of our staff, the cost of attending a convention, the dates and times of the convention, and how often we’ve attended the convention in the past. Most years we return to successful conventions, attend conventions close to home, and mix in a couple new conventions while declining to attend other conventions which have not been successful for us in recent years. We wish we could meet all of you and talk to you about our homeschool courses in person, but that isn’t possible. We hope you understand, and we do look forward to seeing you at one of the several homeschooling conventions we plan to attend in 2023, including two later this month. Keep checking this blog for more information!