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Homeschooling High School: Should my child take the PSAT in 9th grade?

A 9th grader *can* take the PSAT, but I almost never recommend it. The PSAT can be taken at a local public or private high school. The PSAT is a VERY cheap test, and if testing is required by state law, it can usually meet that requirement.  However, the PSAT does have Geometry and Algebra 2.  It can be very discouraging for a kid to take a test and not have any chance of getting a...

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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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Learning is More Important than Teaching

As homeschool parents, our goal is NOT to teach; our goal is for the kids to LEARN. I could have taught my kids "at grade level" and they wouldn't have learned a thing. Instead, I gave them curriculum at their ability level, and then they had to learn what they didn't already know. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If our children go to college, they will be expected to learn...

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Along the Latin Road

I really loved Latin Road. I had no real Latin background, and when I looked at the other books they looked SO difficult to even START their programs. Latin Road is written by a homeschool mom who assumes you know nothing — an accurate assumption in my case! I worked two weeks ahead of my kids for the whole year, doing the work before them. The student does copy work, copying off the information in the...

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Tears of a Homeschooling Parent

I have known a handful of parents who are always confident in their abilities and mission and good for them; I'm glad someone is able to always be strong! But it wasn't that way for me - sometimes I lacked homeschool confidence. I had moments of uncertainty and doubt and there were times when I cried. Almost all of my homeschool friends have also had tough times.This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but...

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Can You Help Me Make Homeschool Record Keeping Easy?

A super easy way to keep high school records. (I promise!) Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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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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How to Teach a Homeschool Geek

Strategies for teaching your geeky homeschool student. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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How Do I Teach Subjects I Don't Know?

Strategies on teaching subjects that you as the parents haven't mastered.   Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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The Difference Between the SAT and the ACT

How you can choose between the SAT and ACT. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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Homeschoolers Grow Up!

My 5 year plan for ensuring family harmony. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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College Admissions and Thanksgiving Menus

Preparing your menu for admissions is a lot like preparing for Thanksgiving.  It takes time and effort to prepare scrumptious and eye-pleasing presentations.  If you are thinking about Thanksgiving, let me share my menu with you.  If you are thinking about college admission, I’ll give you my menu for that as well!Here is my regular Thanksgiving Menu. Each item will take planning, and it has to be carefully timed to be presented at just the right...

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Socialization: Can't Mess with Destiny

Socialization: Can't Mess With Destiny Years ago, my husband and I went on an Alaskan cruise with my parents. It was wonderful, and we had SUCH a good time! It was fun to see a client and her family on the ship, too! Midway through the cruise, I had the chance to speak to our cruise director, Jason Venner on the Holland America MS Westerdam.  Jason was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He lived in a remote location of...

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How-to Homeschool - Will Colleges Accept My Transcript?

In this video, I discus what colleges are looking for in a homeschool transcript. For personal support join the Gold Care Club! img class="size-full wp-image-295 alignnone" title="homeschool-high-school.gif" alt="" src="https://hhhblogs.s3.amazonaws.com/2008/03/signature.gif" width="135" height="80" If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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The Difference Between Test Grades and Transcript Grades

In this video, I talk about the difference between grades you give on tests and grades you put on your homeschool transcript. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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