17 Top Tips for College-Bound Teens

17 Top Tips for College-Bound Teens
Headed to college? Eventually high school ends, the final class is finished, and graduation has been celebrated. Start looking forward to the next step with this list of tips for kids heading off to college. (Need to know what your child should pack to take to college? Read my article, College Packing List)​Clean up all social media accounts.​Conne...
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International Travel Tips

International Travel Tips
I was recently on a European River Cruise, and lots of people have been asking me for advice on international travel. Since this was my first time, I was really nervous. I relied a lot on my daughter-in-law, because she has done a lot of international travel with her family, on mission trips.Our trip was on the Uniworld ship, River Empress, Remarka...
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Church Worship Band for High School Credit

Church Worship Band for High School Credit
If your child is a member of your church's youth band, have you considered turning that into a high school fine art credit?If you are swimming in fine arts, like my high school friends who took multiple music classes, you might like this article: Fine Art Fanatics. If you don't even know what fine arts are, then you might like this article: Art For...
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July Homeschool Calendar Reminders

July Homeschool Calendar Reminders
It's time to enjoy the summer while doing a bit of planning for the homeschool year ahead. Here are some July homeschool calendar reminders to make the most of your free time!Middle School: Encourage reading this summer. 7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle SchoolFreshmen: Encourage reading this summer. Choose library books from my College Bound R...
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#ScholarshipWeek is Coming! You're Invited!

#ScholarshipWeek is Coming! You're Invited!
Need money for college? I'd love to help! I've prepared a series of free resources for you! Please join me for #ScholarshipWeek, July 16-20!What will you learn during #ScholarshipWeek? Monday You will learn how to get private scholarships with a free ebook you can instantly download. This will only be available for 24 hours, so you need to be ...
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[Free Class] Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers

[Free Class] Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers
[Free Class] Super Scholarships for Humble HomeschoolersYou can afford college! I want to show you how to earn BIG merit based scholarships! You will even learn how to earn scholarships for kids that are academically or athletically dis-inclined.In this class you'll learn why merit scholarships provide the most money. I'll teach you which college a...
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This class will be most helpful for parents that currently have a high school student in grades 8-12, whether they are dual enroll... Read More
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How to Grade English Papers over Summer

How to Grade English Papers over Summer
Staring at a pile of English papers that need a grade? Here is how I suggest that you grade right now, during summer, so you can get the job done and get back to having fun.You can use this grading scale to put a grade on each paper, or if you prefer, don't grade the paper and just use this to give a final grade for the class.• Grade A or 4.0: mean...
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[Free Book] Leaving Our Mark on the World

[Free Book] Leaving Our Mark on the World
Learning outside the box can maximize college admission and scholarships! Find out how in my annual yearbook!Grab this free book and you will learn tips for earning scholarships, test preparation, college planning, and homeschool success.Leaving Our Mark on the World, my 4th Annual Yearbook of Top Homeschooling Articles, will give you tips and tric...
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July Newsletter Giveaway

July Newsletter Giveaway
Do you have middle school aged girls that love to read? Wouldn't it be great if they could satisfy that desire to read AND learn how to write?This month they can! My friend, Jan May, from The New Millenium Girls Series is giving away a copy of the Isabel Loves to Read and Write Bundle! This four book bundle will turn writing time into a delight.The...
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Finishing School with The Popcorn Party Plan

End of School Year Popcorn Party Plan

 

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Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]

Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]
I encourage parents to apply to both public and private universities. This short ebook explains the process of how to find a college: Finding a College You LoveWhy apply to both public and private school, though, for Christian parents? It's complicated, so pay close attention.The cost of private Christian university and public university can be the...
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Super Senior Five Year High School

Super Senior Five Year High School
Can you take the Five Year Plan for high school? It's called by many names: 5th Year Senior, Fifth Year Program, Super-Senior. What it means is that your teen takes an extra year of high school.Can you do that? Yes! Of course you can! One of the biggest benefits of homeschooling is that you can do what fits your child and meets your family nee...
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Lin Knowles
I'm dealing with this issue from the opposite end. My fall-birthday son started high school at 8th-grade age. Two years in, he dec... Read More
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Lee Binz
Hi Lin! I think it would be easiest to create a transcript by subject, not by year. Then you don't need to worry about it. Bless... Read More
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Fast and Easy History Curriculum

Fast and Easy History Curriculum
Some people love history, and others… not so much. Faced with a history-phobic kid, social studies-hating kid, you don't have to skip the subject. If you are looking a fast and easy way to get history, sometimes you just need to think outside the box, when avoiding the subject entirely is out of the question.You can read about the high school requi...
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Thanks so much for The Great Courses supplement ideas!
Friday, 29 June 2018 00:16
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June 2018 Gold Care Club Update

June 2018 Gold Care Club Update
New for this month...How To Training Courses Quick Start: Homeschool High School ExcellenceBeginner: Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live Convention Part 2/3Intermediate: Junior YearAdvanced: Admission Policies DemystifiedEncouragement: Creating Homeschool BalanceMembers Only Webinar Please join my upcoming webinar! Title: Beyo...
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Essential Questions for Your College Visits

Essential Questions for Your College Visits
When you visit a college, prepare some questions in advance that will give you information you can't find online or in their view-books. Ask open-ended questions to, hopefully, engage in meaningful conversation.Here's the problem. You can google "what questions to ask on a college visit" and get hundreds of good questions. The only problem is that ...
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