How to Homeschool College

How to Homeschool College
Homeschooling college might not be for everyone, but for the student willing to put in the work, it can be an effective fast track to a college degree...
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Why College Preparation is Important for Homeschoolers

Why College Preparation is Important for Homeschoolers
High school is like driving on auto-pilot. You arrive at the destination, but can't remember driving! When you homeschool high school, sometimes life ...
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"Always be ready" could be made the slogan for college prep. Teens change their minds as many times as there are days in a week. S... Read More
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 10:11
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How to Help with Career Assessment for High School Students

How to Help with Career Assessment for High School Students
If you are stressed out that your high school teen hasn't found a career interest yet, relax. Some kids decide on a career when they are very young, a...
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Teach Note Taking While Homeschooling High School

Teach Note Taking While Homeschooling High School
Note taking skills can really help your children become successful in college and career. And, it's a pretty easy class to teach.  This post...
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Great read! Thanks for sharing such a great blog post! Posts like these will surely help each and every homeschooler in homeschool... Read More
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Homeschooling in Washington State and the Running Start Program

Homeschooling in Washington State and the Running Start Program
Homeschool law usually isn't the same as the law covering public or private schools. Homeschooling in Washington State, for example, public ...
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Highlight on High School History

Highlight on High School History
Many parents ask, "What is the difference between history and social studies?" or "Are social studies and history the same thing?" Those are good...
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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 ...
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Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCs] For Homeschool Students

Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCs] For Homeschool Students
Do you know how your teen can find and gain admission to a perfect fit college? I do! Click to register for my free class: College Applications Simply...
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I tried a Creative Writing course on Coursera. I wouldn’t recommend this type of course to my graduating sons. Anything considere... Read More
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Robin
Thank you for the fantastic info, Rebecca! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Sandra, thanks os much for sharing your first-hand experience! I really appreciate it. Blessings, Lee
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Beyond Academics

Beyond Academics
Beyond Academics Homeschooling is not merely about academics. Preparing your child for adulthood goes way beyond learning English, math, and science!There are three overlapping areas that are important for success in both college and life: college prep activities to include on a transcript, skills for independent learning that all adults require, and health and safety issues that will prepare kids for a happy and healthy adulthood.Colleges are interested in students who are well-rounded, students with life...
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Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges

Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges
Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges I was just talking to one of my Gold Care Club members about the cost of sending SAT scores to colleges. Without planning, it can get priceyWhen you register for the SAT test, the student can indicate up to four college recipients during registration. Only four score sends are included with your registration;...
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Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths

Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths
How can you ensure long-term success when you are homeschooling unique children and preparing for unknown plans in their college or career future? Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths Seek individuality, don't hid from it. And capitalize on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses. Read Mary's story for some real encouragement today!It’s not About Me, It’s About Themby Mary in NC, mother of 3Stunt actor, criminal justice student, and flutist – what do they all have...
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Guest — Purva Brown - The Classical Unschooler
I love this! So encouraging. It's fascinating too looking back at my own childhood, even though I was not homeschooled. I wanted t... Read More
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Purva, I'm with you! I'm thankful for the privilege of homeschooling! I love the individuals that my children are growing into. Bl... Read More
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Guest — Laurie Beth
Mary, I would love to know more about how you helped your middle daughter. My oldest was diagnosed with auditory processing with ... Read More
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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Your Way to College

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Your Way to College
Homeschooling Your Way to College Do you need some encouragement for today? Listen to my radio interview by Melanie Wilson of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.College Admission and Scholarship Secrets for Homeschoolers with Lee BinzIn this 1 hour interview, I tried to spend a long time explaining exactly WHY you do NOT need to be afraid of homeschooling high school. Then I spent quite a long time talking about key strategies for success, so you can...
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I'm new to high school homeschool. My daughter is 8th grade, with aspirations of attending college. She's very active in volleybal... Read More
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Dear Olivia, Lee has written about meeting NCAA guidelines in these blog posts: NCAA 101 for Homeschoolers - Some really helpful c... Read More
Monday, 26 October 2015 19:58
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Graduate and Go To Work

Graduate and Go To Work
As a parent, your work during high school includes planning for and providing the best possible education for your children so they can learn the life skills they need. Graduate and Go to Work It’s your job to prepare them to be ready for a variety of different possibilities and then encourage them to pursue what they’ll need to know in order to function in their job, whether that includes college or not.Education is not just...
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Lee, I think you will find this documentary interesting: http://youtu.be/BcxDVYo2wH8 I am so thankful my husband didn't go to co... Read More
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PSAT and SAT Change Fall 2015

PSAT and SAT Change Fall 2015
There are big changes coming to the PSAT and SAT this fall. Are you ready?This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. PSAT and SAT change Fall 2015 The PSAT and SAT change will affect children who are starting junior year in 2015. The changes will start with the new format PSAT in October. Then the SAT test will change in the spring...
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Overseas Homeschool Friends - Listen Up!

Overseas Homeschool Friends - Listen Up!
This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. If you are living overseas and are homeschooling because you are military, missionary, or for other reasons live outside the US, I have a great resource for you to add to your home library. The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition One of my overseas homeschool parents suggested this, so I asked to review...
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