5 Top Tips About Weighting Homeschool Grades

5 Top Tips About Weighting Homeschool Grades
I often get asked about weighting honors classes on a transcript. Have you taken my free class on grades, credits and transcript before? Sign up for free homeschool transcript help. Here are my top 5 tips about weighting grades.I don't recommend weighting grades. It makes it harder for colleges, and colleges will like you more if you make their job...
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The Final Sacrificial Culmination of the Homeschool Years

The Final Sacrificial Culmination of the Homeschool Years
If you regularly use words like field-tripping and work-shopping, this tip is for you! Bonnie writes about how her final sacrificial culmination of homeschooling was creating course descriptions that earned her daughter some sweet merit scholarships. Like a mom creating a senior project, the work we do can pay dividends! The problem is that you hav...
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Deanna Pathio
Thank you Bonnie for sharing! After reading your post, I am so glad I found The Homescholar when my son was in 8th grade! I found ... Read More
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Lee Binz, The HomeScholar
Oh I remember than convention so well - it was sure hot that day! I'm so glad to be able to help you, Deanna! Blessings, Lee... Read More
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How to Gear Up for Junior Year

How to Gear Up for Junior Year
Junior year is the time that can have the most impact on getting into college and getting scholarships. You can be prepared by doing some research ahead of time. My Coffee Break book can provide some great Junior year readiness: Junior Year is the Key to Homeschool SuccessPlease read the articles about community college, and read up on junior year,...
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How to Make the Final College Decision

How to Make the Final College Decision
Let's talk about how to make that final decision about what college to attend.Sometimes it's REALLY easy to make a decision. It's easy when the teen loves the college, and the parent has figured out a way to make it affordable. Other times it can be EXTREMELY difficult! When the cost is similar, and the universities both have compelling virtues, ho...
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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 my easy-peasy, light-and-breezy tips for making transcripts in a stress-free and relaxed way?And then suppos...
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[Free Kindle] Scheduling - The Secret to Homeschool Sanity

[Free Kindle] Scheduling - The Secret to Homeschool Sanity
Scheduling, Weak Areas, and Morning MeetingsWhen used as a tool and not a tyrant, a schedule can provide helpful sanity for a homeschooling household. Daily schedules showing when you plan to do things, assignments for school, menu and chore plans, and homeschool record keeping can actually help make your days more manageable. Some kids and teenage...
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April Newsletter Giveaway - Enter to Win!

April Newsletter Giveaway - Enter to Win!
Our partner this month is Circle C Adventures. They are donating this Wild West Bundle. Welcome to the home of five exciting historical adventure book series!This Wild West bundle follows Andrea "Andi" Carter into her teen years as school ends and she can finally help her big brother Chad run the Circle C ranch. Geared for grades 6 – 9, this h...
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Online Dual Enrollment Classes

Online Dual Enrollment Classes
Online dual enrollment classes are available in many states, but, like anything else, have pros and cons. Before enrolling, become informed, so you make wise decisions for, and with, your child.On the positive side, taking college classes at home will allow the parent to talk through the various worldview and academic issues the chil...
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What to Submit with Your College Application

What to Submit with Your College Application
The college admission process can be a long and grueling process, filled with strange forms and processes that you haven't heard of before. All this can feel pretty overwhelming, which is why we are putting together a new Solution product to help parents prepare their children for the launch into college and life. Register to get on our "advan...
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5 Colleges Request One Homeschooler for Full Tuition Scholarship Competitions

5 Colleges Request One Homeschooler for Full Tuition Scholarship Competitions
I was so excited when I was talking with my Gold Care Club member, Lori, from Idaho. Her homeschooler had been invited to FIVE full tuition scholarship competitions!  Five colleges were so eager to have her homeschooler on campus, they wanted him to come to campus to see if he could earn the full tuition scholarship. Five!Lori and I have ...
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Melissa Hunt
Wow! Congratulations to Lori and Sam! I’d like to know more about the private SAT prep class that he attended. Do you happen to ... Read More
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Anita
Hi, Melissa. Unfortunately we don't have more details about the classes that Lori found for Sam. Maybe google SAT prep class in y... Read More
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Technology Addiction and the Coming Zombie Apocalypse

Technology Addiction and the Coming Zombie Apocalypse
Every once in a while, I'll run across a parent that says "My child is struggling with a gaming addiction" or other tech-related addiction. Often, these parents will say, "She's very bright, but cannot apply herself because of this issue" or "his behavior has changed so much since he's been using excessive tech." Have you read my book on Amazon? Te...
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March 2018 Gold Care Club Update

March 2018 Gold Care Club Update
New for this month...How To Training CoursesQuick Start: Christian Homeschool Success in High School Beginner: Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live Convention Part 3/3 Intermediate: Simple Science for Homeschooling High School Advanced: Upper Echelon Education Encouragement: Jay Wile - Homeschooling: How and Why it WorksMembers Only WebinarPl...
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Add an Abbreviated Activities List to Your Transcript

Add an Abbreviated Activities List to Your Transcript
It's important to include an abbreviated activity list on your homeschool transcript to show the uniqueness of your child in a quick overview.Learn more about how to make a transcript here: How to Make a Homeschool TranscriptWhen you give your homeschool transcript to a college, you are trying to convey on one piece of paper a three-dimensional tee...
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Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon

Carbonite save your bacon

What's better than bacon? Keeping your files safe with Carbonite!
{Note: this post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but sadly, not enough for a latte.}

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March Homeschool Calendar Reminders

March Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Each month there are reminders that will help you in your homeschool journey! Have you looked at the calendar for March?Middle School: Get your homeschool high school started right. Keys to High School Success (Kindle Book)Freshmen: Start your child's activity list now so when you get to their senior year, you won't forget a thing. How to Create an...
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