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Midwest Christian Education Expo March 5

The Midwest Christian Education and College Expo returns in March with over 50 colleges, private K-12 schools from both Missouri and Kansas, and homeschooling resources. This is the 18th annual Midwest Christian Education Expo and will be held Sat., March 5, 2016. The event, which runs from 9:30 A.M. to 2 P.M., is held at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114. In addition, this year a new Northland K-12 Open House has been added for Monday evening, March 7 at the Gladstone Community Center (More Info Here).

The free expo hasSchool_Uniforms become a huge draw for parents looking at educational options for their younger children as well as juniors and seniors scouting dozens of colleges, universities and missions opportunities from over 15 states. The expo is totally free and includes popular mini-seminars on topics such as Finding College Financial Aid; Acing the ACT; a Parent Panel Discussion on private K-12 as well as Homeschooling 101: Where Do I Begin? (SEE SEMINAR TIMES BELOW). College representatives from states as far away as Virginia, Florida, Arizona, and Tennessee join dozens of midwestern universities from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Oklahoma and other states with booths and information for prospective college students.

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Area private schools serving families with K-12 children will be in attendance to answer any of your questions, show you their curriculum, sports and fine arts opportunities. Homeschooling organizations from Missouri and Kansas will lead popular seminars and answer questions about state laws and local resources for support.  This year, a special Christian K-12 Open House has been added for schools in the northland. The free evening will be held Monday, March 7 from 6:30p.m.  to 8:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Community Center in downtown Gladstone. The Open House will feature primarily K-12 schools from across the northland plus some schools from south of the river. It will also include homeschooling options and services.

Seminars Include:

K-12 Seminars

10:00 a.m. K-12 Education Options: Parent Panel Discussion. Parents share their experiences homeschooling, private school, public and a combination to fit their families.

11:00 a.m. Homeschooling 101: Where do I Begin? Questions and answers that help you get started.

1:00 p.m.   Focus on College Funding (for parents of elementary or younger children): Exploring ways to plan early.

College Seminars

10:30 a.m. Finding the Most Financial Aid (Scholarships, grants and navigating FAFSA)

11:30 a.m. The Journey: Preparing for College: Tips to ensure a successful college career

12:30 p.m. Understanding the ACT : What Parents and Students Need to Know

For more information or to have your school participate, call 816-524-4522. Watch this space for updated information on schools and organizations that will be in attendance. The Expo is produced as a community service by Metro Voice Newspaper and Metrovoicenews.com Kansas City’s award-winning local Christian news and events publication and, for 17 years, a national leader in the promotion of Christian education from Kindergarten through the college level. 

For updates you may:

Follow us on Twitter at Metrovoice or like our Expo Facebook page here: Midwest Christian Education & College Expo.

Click here to view our 2015 Education Resource Guide!

Below is a partial list of participating organizations for 2016

K-12 EDUCATION

(As of Feb. 8)

Blue Ridge Christian School

Christ Prep

Classical Conversations of KS & NE Missouri

Eagle Heights (Northland Open House)

Faith Christian Academy

Grace Christian Academy

Families for Home Education

Heart of America Christian Academy

Kansas City Christian School

Kids With Class KC

Life A-New Preparatory Academy

Lutheran High School of Kansas City

Midwest Parent Educators

Northern Hills Christian Academy (Northland Open House)

Northland Christian School (Northland Open House)

Northland Catholic Schools (Northland Open House)

Outreach Christian Education (Northland Open House)

Overland Christian Schools

St. Paul’s Lutheran Highschool (Expo and Northland Open House)

Summit Christian Academy

 

COLLEGES

(As of Feb. 8)

Barclay College

Boyce College

Carver Baptist Bible College

Cedarville University

Central Christian College of Kansas

Central Christian College of the Bible

Centriq Training

Christ for the Nations

Columbia College

Colorado Christian University

Culver-Stockton College

Dordt College

Emmaus Bible College

Evangel University

Franciscan University

Friends University

Grand Canyon University

Greenville College

Hannibal-LaGrange University

Heartland Christian College

Heart of America Christian College

Hesston College

John Brown University

Kansas Christian College

LeTourneau University

Lincoln Christian University

Lindenwood University

Lipscomb University

Manhattan Christian College

Mid-America Christian University

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Midland University

Midwestern College

Missouri Baptist University

Nebraska Christian College

Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oral Roberts University

Ozark Christian College

Southwest Baptist University

Sterling College

Union University

University of Northwestern St. Paul

University of Saint Mary

Waldorf College

William Penn University

World Revival School of Ministry

 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AND MEDIA SPONSORS

Power Play Entertainment Center

Bott Radio Network

Country Financial

K LOVE Radio

Life 88.5

Kansans for Life

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Metro Voice Christian News (Organizer of event)

Missouri Right to Life

Praise 95

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