The Validity of High School Diplomas - Encouragement for Homeschoolers

HSLDA reports that colleges are now required to determine the validity of high school diplomas from public and private schools. How exactly can the college determine validity?  Will they be requiring course descriptions from every applicant?  That would be a lot of reading for the admissions team.  Homeschool parents often think about their own transcripts and validity.  Yes, you are valid!  Isn't it interesting that public and private high schools are now having the same concerns...

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How Do I Get a Homeschool Diploma that Colleges Will Accept?

I often get asked about how to get a homeschool diploma.  In this video clip I answer that question and also share what colleges are looking for in your homeschool education.Learn how to translate all those great homeschool high school classes into the words and numbers that colleges will understand.  Get the Total Transcript Solution.

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Are Homeschool Diplomas a Good Idea?

Nancy asks, "Is a diploma a good idea?"Yes, Nancy. I believe that they are. Here is video response with some more thoughts about homeschool diplomas.Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You’ll get notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Success

Let me just stand back and let another mom tell you the good news: Homeschoolers win Scholarships!  Military Academy and ROTC!  Here are some real tips from a real mom with experience!  Thanks for sharing, Cassie! Hi Lee,Now that we are nearing the end of the year I wanted to update you on Sara's plans for next year. Sara was fortunate to receive a nomination to the US Naval Academy from our representative and a nomination to the US...

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Washington State Homeschool Graduation Requirements

For many homeschoolers, college follows shortly after graduation. Gaining college admission and scholarships is the concluding act of your homeschooling career. Let me show you how to do it. Click to register for my free class: College Applications Simply ExplainedHomeschool law may not be the same as the law covering public or private schools. In Washington State, for example, public school is covered in one area of the law, and homeschool law is covered in an entirely different...

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Can You Give a Homeschool Diploma?

When a child graduates from your homeschool, can you give a homeschool diploma? YES! When you homeschool within your state law, you become an official homeschool. You can give your child an official homeschool diploma.For many homeschoolers, college comes after homeschooling. Let me teach you expert strategies for choosing a college that will love your student ALMOST as much as you do. Click to download my free ebook: Find a College You Love!When I speak to...

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Is Your Homeschool For Real?

What do you do when an application asks if you have a high school diploma "recognized by the state you live in"? I'm so honest....don't know what to say or do.  I registered with a school that will award a "private school" diploma.  Sounded good, but I'm being boxed in.  Dual enrollment articulation agreement is great, but I can't put correct course descriptions on the transcript because they aren't available as options.  Having a school help...

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Are You an Assertive Homeschooler?

It never hurts to ask.  If you are denied admission because of homeschooling, be assertive, and ask tough questions!  Socially active parents can change admission policy, as I have written in the past.  If you get a barricade, and it looks like bricks, it may not be an impenetrable as it appears. Ask questions.  See second opinions.  Demonstrate facts.  Don't panic! I am planning on attending Technical College in January, but unfortunately the women over admissions...

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Graduation Photos from Allyson

Graduation Photos from Allyson

How are you going to make your child's high school graduation special? Check out these awesome photos from my Gold Care Club member, Allyson. Graduati...

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Graduation Photos from Kelly

Graduation Photos from Kelly

It's graduation season and I love seeing the unique graduation experiences of homeschoolers! This is how Kelly celebrated with her son the beekeeper! ...

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Homeschool Graduation by Jean

Homeschool Graduation by Jean What will your homeschool graduation look like?Jean was kind enough to share her graduation day photos. There were only two graduates in this ceremony. There were a couple of others in the homeschool group that were graduating this year, but they didn't want to be recognized in a service. Each family of the two graduates invited whomever they wanted to attend the ceremony and reception. Together, the two families invited over 400...

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Following Advice for 3 Years = College Admission and Scholarships

What is it like to homeschool? Great fun experiences and opportunities! And as the homeschool parent, you can put the academics awesomeness into your high school records. I just got a sweet letter from Kathy explaining how she used a hike up Mt. Fuji for a PE class, for example. Feel FREE to look outside the box, and do whatever works with your child to help them learn, and prepare them for college admission and scholarships!...

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Tips for New Empty Nesters

Tips for New Empty Nesters I found a marvelous collection of articles for parents that are sending their children off to college and becoming empty nesters. Check these out and let me know what you think!  Tips for First-Years This article has some tips on how to stay in touch with your child. What I loved even more, though, was this list: 3 Simple Steps for Academic Success Go to class.Do all of the homework and reading.Get...

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When Should I Graduate My Child?

When Should I Graduate My Child? When is it ok to graduate your homeschool high school student? Click on Lee's video, below, to find out! How did you determine when to graduate your child? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! If your child is about to graduate, check out the Options After High School (Online Training) class for some guidance on...

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How Homeschool Graduates Enlist in the Army

Good news for homeschoolers who want to enlist in the army upon graduation: they can!In the past, it may have been a detriment. Years ago homeschoolers had been put on par with high school dropouts when trying to enlist with the army, and a GED® was required. Why? Because the best predictor of a student's likelihood of adapting to the military is a traditional high school diploma. Now enlistment parameters have changed.Today homeschoolers are considered "Tier...

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