Top 10 Take-Aways from The College Launch [Virtual] Convention

Top 10 Take-Aways from The College Launch [Virtual] Convention
Parents and teens loved the free convention classes last month! The response was so phenomenal in these courses, I have identified a huge need in the homeschool community, and I'm preparing a new solution to help parents successfully launch their teens into college and life. It is coming soon and you can get more information here: www.collegelaunch...
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Elizabeth Barnett
My two high school juniors and I enjoyed the College Launch Convention. I think that my children were given a lot of good informa... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:59
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Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]
A degree in teaching will NOT make you a better home educator. Certified teachers often struggle to let go of teaching and testing. Those skills are important in a classroom of 30, but not as helpful when you are homeschooling your own children at home.Wondering how to become a better home educator? It's easy to do with simple tools you h...
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From Transcript Intimidation to Confident Excitement in Just One Hour

From Transcript Intimidation to Confident Excitement in Just One Hour
They call me the "Homeschool consultant who won't make you cry." When I gave my free class on transcripts last month, I said the class was a "No-Transcript-Shaming Zone" for parents who were uneasy about transcripts. And Johanna agrees! Read this!‚Äč"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the great webinar yesterday. It was a great blessing ...
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How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript

How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript
When your child is working hard on studying for the SAT or ACT, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this a class, and put it on the transcript. Let me provide some simple do's and don'ts for putting test prep on a homeschool transcript.You can find out everything you need to know about the SAT and ACT in my article, How to Ace the SAT or A...
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Cindi Goertz
This was very helpful--and timely as our daughter just took the SAT and has logged many hours in prep for that as well as the PSAT... Read More
Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:05
Lee Binz, The HomeScholar
I'm so glad to help, Cindi! I figure if a student is just doing a little test prep, then adding it to your English class makes sen... Read More
Monday, 12 March 2018 17:40
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[Free Kindle] Upper Echelon Education

[Free Kindle] Upper Echelon Education
How Homeschoolers Can Gain Admission to Elite UniversitiesIs your student interested in attending an Ivy League school? Do you think they have what it takes? Here's what's required: a gifted student with a strong work ethic, a lot of parental effort (especially with record-keeping), rigorous academics, high test scores, demonstrated leadership, act...
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March Newsletter Giveaway

March Newsletter Giveaway
Thanks to our partner this month, Grapevine Studios, you can follow the path of the Bible timeline with your students as they take a fresh look at the people and events of the Old Testament. 48 weekly lessons or 180 daily lessons.Follow the path of the Bible timeline with your students as they take a fresh look at the people and events of the Old T...
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[Free Class] How to Avoid the 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School

[Free Class] How to Avoid the 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School
Homeschooling high school is a challenge. College prep is an additional challenge on top of that. Many parents struggle because they don't know HOW to create a high school plan that will get them get their children to their intended destination (graduation, college/career, independence).Most people create a high school plan on the fly, picking up b...
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Got a second to share? Please answer my 2 question survey

Got a second to share? Please answer my 2 question survey
Help! Could you do me a quick favor and fill out the 2 question survey below? Before I finalize our next big project, I need to make sure I have everything covered. Please fill out this quick survey to provide input to our next project!You see, I'm feeling like I need to help parents who are nearing the completion of their homeschooling career...
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How to Change a College Scholarship Policy

How to Change a College Scholarship Policy
Here is the problem. Colleges all have very unique, very different policies from one another. In addition, college admission policies can change over time, sometimes quite suddenly, it seems. That's why half the time the answer to a specific question may be "check with the college where you plan to apply."Learn more about college admission policies...
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College Launch [Virtual] Convention - Last Week!

College Launch [Virtual] Convention - Last Week!
Did you enjoy the first week of my College Launch [Virtual] Convention? If you have, then you're in for a treat! There is more to come this week!If you missed getting to learn from some great homeschool experts, never fear! I have more classes that you won't want to miss this week.Get expert advice to prepare your teen for life after high school. T...
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The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report

The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! I've been taking a look back on my 2017 year at The HomeScholar so I could add it to my "about us" page. What an exciting year! I am thrilled that we launched our new, beautiful website and live chat. So a big THANKS to you for being part of my journey!I love helping parents homeschool through h...
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Lee Binz, The HomeScholar
Thanks so much Jessica! What a kind thing to say! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 17 February 2018 20:48
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February Homeschool Calendar Reminders

February Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Each month there are reminders that will help you in your homeschool journey! Have you looked at the calendar for February? Are you on track?Middle School: Learn why homeschooling works. Yes, even for the high school years! The Purpose of Middle SchoolFreshmen: If you haven't already, start working on your child's high school records. Need hel...
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Training Teens: Prepare for Independent Living

Training Teens: Prepare for Independent Living
One day, someday, our children will be living on their own. They will sink or swim based on the skills we have given them, and their ability to adapt as adults. This basic checklist of independent living skills will help you identify what may still need work. They will leave home with or without these skills, so try to cover them over the four...
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College Launch [Virtual] Convention - This week!

College Launch [Virtual] Convention - This week!
In the midst of homeschooling high school, it can be easy to forget the purpose of what you are doing. You homeschool children, but you launch adults. To help you prepare your child to go out into all the world and make it a better place, I've collected a panel of experts for a mid-winter virtual convention.How would you like some expert advice to ...
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Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest

Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest
Each time you and your child interact with a college, the student should send a "Thank You" note by email within a few days of their visit.In the past, these were traditionally snail-mail letters, but now we have a powerful weapon: email. Whereas a mailed thank you letter ends a conversation, an email thank you will continue the conversation w...
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Jodie Masella Masella
This is great information! Thank you!
Friday, 16 February 2018 04:25
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