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Amazing Records! A Model for Others!

Lisa was so excited to take her son to college this fall. I often hear stories of "Shock and Awe" and Lisa has a great one! The college loved her homeschool records so much, they asked to use them as an example for other homeschoolers! Dear Lee,We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,"Your documents for your son when applying to...

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"I love it all" Says Lori Lane

Lori Lane, of Heart of the Matter Online and Artios Academies LOVED looking at the Total Transcript Solution.I have looked over the Total Transcript Solutions and it’s something that I’m going to recommend to all of the parents that I worked with in Artios Academies and continue to note in on Heart of the Matter.  The research you’ve compiled lines up with how I feel about homeschooling through high school. That is, I want my child to be...

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Daughter Says Mom is Best Teacher Ever!

When you look back on your homeschool experiences, what stories will you tell?  Donna shares about her homeschool, explaining how her daughter chose a career and took a gap year.  She says that her daughter did THANK her for homeschooling her - as many children do, after they grow up.Thank you for your resources. As I had explained back in September when I joined (The Gold Care Club) that we were heading to the states for...

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Never Too Early to Learn About High School

I received such a sweet note from a member last week! Sweet feedback certainly keeps me motivated!Kadonna and her husband purchased the Total Transcript Solution, so they could wrap their brain around the whole concept of homeschool transcripts. "It has been such a pleasure to work with your team. We're only in the elementary stage of our homeschool journey, but Lee has inspired me to continue through the High School years. She has so many wonderful...

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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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The Total Transcript Solution Loved in Omaha

I recently did a webinar for Omaha Homeschool Learning Center.  Their group organizer created a long comparison chart describing the differences between four homeschool transcript products.  Watch this video to hear him describe the highlights.  He compares the four major transcript products (Transcripts Made Easy, Total Transcript Solution, Transcript Boot Camp, and TranscriptPro) in the areas of information, support and tools. Guess which one was the clear winner!? To see his review for yourself, including all...

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Homeschool Records Worth Imitating

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is hearing the stories my clients tell of their success in college admission and scholarships.  I know from experience the excitement of hearing that my student was admitted to his number one college, and the relief we felt when he won scholarships.  Hearing your stories is what keeps me doing this work of encouragement, so imagine my delight when Lisa in Washington sent me this:                                                           “Hi Lee!  During the registration...

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Successful College Applications

 Check this out!  One of my Gold Care Club members just found out that she is getting some AMAZING college scholarships!  This is a the senior portrait of Rebecca's daughter.How does that happen? Here are some tips for success.  When Rebecca wrote to me about her daughter, she spoke about things that worked well (or not) and gave some great suggestions for others.What can we glean from this successful homeschool to college application?October 26thDear Lee,I was a...

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We Raise Successful Adults, Then Let Go

I notice that my close friends are dealing with children going off for college, and that letting go stage is so difficult!  I'm also "letting go" too! My son and daughter-in-law in Cambodia for a two week trip to provide Vacation Bible School with Cambodia Border Ministry.  Please pray for my adult kids - it's so weird to have them gone!  Prayers for safety and health are particularly appreciated - since I'm the mom and a nurse!But...

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Setting the Records Straight: Transcripts and Course Descriptions

I received a lovely review that I wanted to share!Setting the Records Straight5-Star Review by Susan KilbrideThis book is a must-read for those of you who are thinking of homeschooling through high school.Lee Binz goes through the process of making a homeschool transcript step by step and makes what to some is an overwhelming job seem easy. The book is full of real-life examples of homeschool transcripts that her children and others used to get into...

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Recent Homeschool Graduate Discusses Community College

I have written extensively about community college, and how it can be a "Rated R" environment.  I'm the first to admit that my opinion is a little uncommon, and that many homeschooler have great success with dual enrollment community college.  I express concerns that community college may include some inappropriate content, perhaps including sexual or profane language from teachers, students, or curriculum.  It may include crude behavior by other students, or presentation of values that may...

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National Merit Success Story

If your child tends to be a little bit on the "smart" side, start researching the National Merit Scholarship early in high school.  With just a little practice, smart kids can do stunningly well in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  And homeschooler can win!  Renee wrote to share about her daughter's successes.I had to share the news about my daughter Abigail. This go-around (as opposed to the first two children), we listed her as private school...

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This Book is a Must-Read

It was so nice to see a new 5-star review of my book, Setting the Records Straight.  Sometimes positive encouragement is so... encouraging!Setting the Records Straight5-Star Review by Susan KilbridThis book is a must-read for those of you who are thinking of homeschooling through high school. Lee Binz goes through the process of making a homeschool transcript step by step and makes what to some is an overwhelming job seem easy. The book is full of real-life...

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Feel Encouraged Along the Way

I received a wonderful endorsement from Allen Kvalvik!  I gave an online class for First Class Homeschool Ministries, and Allen was the moderator.  He and his wife have been friends, customers, and business associates for a while now.  Check out the nice things he had to say about the Total Transcript Solution!Total Transcript Solution Review by First Class Homeschool Ministries"There’s no better endorser than a satisfied customer. And I would say that my wife, Joyce, and...

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Warning! Christian Alert!

I was a little surprised when I saw this review of my book, Setting the Records Straight on Amazon. It was the first time I got only 4 stars in a review. Surprisingly, the reason for the less-than-perfect score was because I expressed my Christian faith. Here is the review, so you can read it yourself: Christian AlertBy J. McGrath, posted November 16, 2012This review is from: Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions...

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