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Homeschooling Teens: The Challenge of Resistant Teenagers

There are challenges with homeschooling teens. A resistant 16-year-old can certainly have an attitude, at times, that makes you want to throw in the towel!  It's hard to be a Christian parent homeschooling a resistant teen who doesn't want to homeschool anymore.  It may seem like an uphill battle, but there are ways to find the right path for your family. The biggest factor in success of homeschooling is when the child WANTS to homeschool, you...

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What Do You Need to Homeschool High School?

As you prepare to homeschool high school for the first time, it's important to collect what you need. You do not need desks, wall clocks, or a flag to...

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Four Homeschool Advantages for High School

My two sons graduated the same year from homeschool high school. They were both invited to compete in an all-day, full-tuition scholarship competition...

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Advice for Junior Year (When Absolutely Nothing is Normal)

What do you do NOW? Homeschool junior year is filled with key tasks that must be done in order to successfully get college admission and scholarships....

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Give Christmas Gifts that Pay for College

Are you busy getting all of your Christmas gifts purchased? If so, you won't want to miss this list! Christmas gifts for your homeschooler that will free you from checking your list twice! What are Gifts that Pay for College? Kids want fun things that they are interesting to them. Parents want educated children without going broke or crazy. Colleges want “passion” and delight directed learning. Give gifts that will increase the fun factor in school,...

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Games Across the Curriculum: Christmas Gift Suggestions

    Homeschooling is more fun for MANY reasons, but one reason it that we can play games instead of use curriculum.  Here are some great ideas you can give as Christmas gifts. Then in January you can incorporate games across all subject areas! In my homeschool, we scheduled a few hours every Friday just to play games. Sometimes they loved the games (Diplomacy!) and other times they tolerated the games (any Art game) but they...

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Do You Need Summer School?

Do you need to do summer school in your homeschool? How do you know? Take this quick quiz to find out if you need to do summer school this summer.  1. Are you done with curriculum? One way to measure a high school credit is when you finish the curriculum.  You only need to be 75-80% finished to be "done" so there is some flexibility. While it's true that most homeschoolers finish curriculum in order to save...

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The Basics of High School Electives for Homeschoolers

Electives are subjects your children do on their own and they aren't always something you assign. You'll learn how to put high school e...

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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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Coast Guard Academy Admissions

Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. If you are a prepared homeschool parent, no doubt you’re steadily working on your child’s transcripts, you have test dates on your calendar, and perhaps even a few college visits planned for the summer of junior year.  But even with all that preparation, it’s important to remember that admission requirements are often unique between schools, and what one...

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Applying to California Colleges

Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. California colleges can seem a little "homeschool-challenging" at times, but it really is possible to attend these colleges as an independent homeschooler.Let's look at a private college, the University of Southern California (USC).  You have to provide some additional outside documentation, through testing.  They want to see at least 3 SAT Subject Tests.To be honest, though, it's not...

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Homeschooling Special Needs Students in High School

Dealing with learning challenges is difficult, but in high school, it can become seriously concerning. You don't have to be afraid! A parent is a...

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Homeschooling High School - How to Get it All Done

How do I get it ALL done? That is a big question. It all depends on what your "ALL" means to you? Is your "All" too big? What are your priorities?

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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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How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Homeschool Transcript

Dual enrollment. It can be such a sticking point for homeschool families making a homeschool transcript. Follow the 6 steps below to put dual enrollment on your child's transcript.This post will tell you how to put dual enrollment on a transcript. Want to see what a scholarship-winning transcript actually looks like? Click to download The HomeScholar Record Keeping SamplesYou can count college credits in high school. Below are the specifics of converting college credits to high...

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