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4 Ways College Increase an Applicant Pool and Why

4 Ways College Increase an Applicant Pool and Why
Colleges want more applicants. In the college business, they are more highly rated when they have more applicants than they can accept. Anything a college can do to get more applicants will allow them to reject more applicants. That raises their perc...
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Homeschool High School: Driven Crazy by Drivers Ed!

Homeschool High School: Driven Crazy by Drivers Ed!
I remember when I was homeschooling high school.  Sometimes I'd get hung up on ONE small issue that would drive me completely BATTY!  I remember wishing for ANYONE to give me one clear, concise, yes-or-no answer.  One issue I seemed to stress about was driver education.  Wendy asked a question I asked myself years ago!



Hi Lee,
I'm putting together my first transcript and I've seen differing credits (.25/.50)/grades for Drivers Education on samples.  I have to be honest, I guess I hadn't thought of putting it on her transcript and I don't know, it feels like a gimme or fluff  to put it on there.   So I thought I would get your thoughts.  She did complete 24 hours of classroom instruction through a training school.  I signed an affidavit verifying that she drove 50 hours as required by law, but I didn't keep all the dates and minutes she drove before going for her driver's test and she passed her driver's test the first time. Your thoughts? Being driven crazy in Ohio ~ Wendy

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[Free Book] Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool This Summer

[Free Book] Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool This Summer
Ahhhh, summer! It's the best season ever! June rolls around and our priorities turn to camping, vacation, snuggling young children, relaxing in a hammock, and reading great books. Have some watermelon, throw something on the grill, and enjoy the wate...
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Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results

Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results
 People are getting back their SAT scores now, and I know it can be a bit confusing. Let me give you the simple explanation for SAT essay score results.   SAT Essay scores are confusing to interpret because the College Board has made it con...
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6 Big Problem with Standardized Tests

6 Big Problem with Standardized Tests
When you see your child's test score, in your heart of hearts you may wonder why the score wasn't higher. Let me explain 6 problems with standardized tests , and I'd love for you to leave a comment with anything you can add.  The problem with te...
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Help! My Child Has No Interests!

Help! My Child Has No Interests!

"My child isn't interested in ANYTHING!!!" I hear parents complain that their child has no interests fairly often, especially from those with younger children. Hang in there! It's like children learning to ride a bicycle; they use training wheels for so long, that you think they'll never learn to ride on their own. Then suddenly - they're off! If you are in the "training wheels" stage, what can you do when your child doesn't seem interested in anything?

 

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5 Tips for a Balanced Summer

5 Tips for a Balanced Summer
Want to learn how to remain sane AND retain skills? When my kids were in middle school and high school, we did just a bit of structured school each day during the summer months. We did a little math, a little writing, a little independent unit study ...
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May Homeschool Calendar Reminders

May Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Wow! We're already well into May! Can you believe it? Are you on track? Here are some calendar reminders for you to check your homeschool goals against.   Middle School: As you plan for the first year of high school, learn what classes you shoul...
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Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology

Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology

Science classes don't have to be restricted to biology, chemistry, and physics. Does your child have a fascination with the creatures of the sea? Why not let them study Marine Biology in your homeschool?

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Science is definitely important in high school. Let me teach you the 9 other critical courses to study before graduation in my free ebook. Click to download: The 10 Essentials for Homeschooling High School

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Robin
Hi Cynthia, I would have suggested what Lee posted here, in addition to perhaps Easy Peasy. I'll send you an email too. I hope th... Read More
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Lee Binz
The reviews are very strong on that kit so I would think it is complete. It is always best to ask the publisher if you have any qu... Read More
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Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation

Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation
Parents need to keep the academic  records for their teens after  graduation . They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 years... or 30 years after the children have left the nest. Graduates may need a transcript fo...
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[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts

[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts
 Do you have a Junior? You'll want to practice college application essays this year! To help you, I'm giving you my ebook, 75 College Application Essay Prompts, for free! Junior year is the BEST time to practice your college application ess...
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Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!

Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!
Let me guess.... You KNOW that you should get your homeschool transcript done now, but you really don't want to do it. You know you should, but it doesn't sound like fun.  But wait! What if we can MAKE it fun?? How about if I share with you all ...
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Essential Questions for Your College Visits

Essential Questions for Your College Visits
Visiting colleges is an important step in determining where your child will apply. It shows colleges that you are interested in coming to their school. With college visits, you'll want to have prepared some questions in advance that will give yo...
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What Is The Correct Math Sequence for High School?

What Is The Correct Math Sequence for High School?

So, a question many high school homeschool families ask when planning for teaching math is, what is the correct math sequence for high school? For most students, what comes first doesn't matter. The most important thing is that your child is learning math consistently each year.


There are two typical math sequences for high school :

Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2

OR

Algebra 1 > Algebra 2 > Geometry

Some textbooks follow one way, and some follow the other way. They all try to convince you their way is the right way!  Mathematically, it doesn't matter which one comes first, Geometry or Algebra 2, to be honest. However, your child might benefit if they take geometry before 11th grade, to prepare for the PSAT and SAT.

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Wonderful feedback, Cindi!! You are so very right. That's one of the awesome things about homeschooling. Lee will love reading ... Read More
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April 2019 Gold Care Club Update

April 2019 Gold Care Club Update
 New for this month in the Gold Care Club... How To Training Courses Quick Start: Finding Curriculum that's Effective and Fun Beginner: Preparing to Homeschool High School - 4 Hour Webinar Presentation Intermediate: Homeschooling Middle School A...
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college; and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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