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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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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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How to Include Boy Scouts on a High School Transcript

How to Include Boy Scouts on a High School Transcript

Learn how to put scouting and other fabulous fun on your homeschool transcript and convert natural learning into high school credit with this fre...

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Making a Transcript Decades Later is Stressful

Rosie called to ask about homeschool transcript templates. Her grown son graduated from homeschool many years ago. He completed college and earned an ...

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How to Put Crochet on Your Homeschool Transcript

How to Put Crochet on Your Homeschool Transcript

You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other delight directed learning on a high school transcript!? You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other handcrafts on a high school transcript!?Mandi asked, "My daughter has taught herself to crochet and makes bags, headbands, coasters and whatever else pops into...

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Co-Op Classes on a Transcript

There are lots of ways to put a co-op class on the transcript. Some parents want to highlight that the class was taken in the co-op.  Other parents don't want the information necessarily to be included, they just want to know how to get it  on there the right way.  So let me describe the two ways to do that. Option 1 You can emphasize the class was taken at a co-op.  That is particularly helpful...

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The Real Value of Grades on a Transcript

The Real Value of Grades on a Transcript I always recommend that parents put grades on every class on your homeschool transcript. Either letter grades (A, B, C) or number grades (4.0, 3.5, 3.) will be equally helpful, but grades are important. I do not recommend using Pass or Fail on your transcript.Colleges award scholarships based on the GPA of your child - and the GPA is determined by the grades you provide. Without grades, you...

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Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!

Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze! It's that time of year again, when my Gold Care Club members are graduating their children. I love hearing about their successes, and I feel their uncertainty about facing the empty nest after years of homeschooling. I got this sweet note from Jennifer recently. Check it out!With a heavy heart I am writing you an email to say goodbye.  My last home schooled child is graduating in...

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How Do I Show 8th Grade Classes on a High School Transcript?

I get this question a lot: My daughter is in 8th grade and has completed a couple of High school courses this year.  How should I show it on her transcript?If your child hasn't started high school yet, he or she can still earn high school credit. If she has done Algebra 1 or higher, high school biology or higher, or high school foreign language, then it does go on the transcript. Here's how. Curious about...

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Homeschool Transcripts for Unique Children

Homeschool Transcripts for Unique Children Have you ever gone back and looked at your old high school transcript? I looked at mine recently, and it’s a remarkably bland document. It lists the usual student info, the name of each class I took, the teacher’s name, and my grade. It shows my college test scores, the number of days present or absent, and my cumulative GPA. I attended a public high school, but I imagine a private...

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Putting Public School Classes on Your Homeschool Transcript

When your child has taken homeschool AND public school classes, it's best to create a homeschool transcript that is a summary of ALL educational experiences. As I explain in my book, Setting the Records Straight you want to be the clearing house, so that the sum of all your child's education is in your single homeschool transcript document. Here are 7 steps for putting public school classes on your homeschool transcript: 1. Choose an acronym Create...

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Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education

Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education

Homeschooling is successful because we can tailor education to the needs of our own child, giving them information in a way that makes sense to them. ...

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Transcripts in 45 Minutes!

Shirley Solis had a lot to say about creating transcripts for her son! "Homeschool transcripts can be overwhelming if you don't know what you are doing! I am going to share my experience of how I created my son's transcript in 45 minutes!I have an expert friend who helped me create a transcript for my son. She has been doing this for years and teaches step by step how to gather the information and make this...

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The Problem with Homeschoolers

One of the biggest problems with homeschool parents and how to avoid it. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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Carbonite Can 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.}   Most homeschoolers don’t have the time or energy to back up all their data like that, but disasters can happen.  A single computer virus, a major computer crash, or a household disaster or theft can destroy all the hard work you put...

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