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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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Sweltering Summer Strategies for Success

Sweltering Summer Strategies for Success Sweltering, blistering, boiling, broiling, burning, fiery, heated, hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, stifling, humid, sultry, sticky, muggy, close, stuffy.Does this sound familiar?Uncomfortably hot days are hard. They can even make you cranky (says science - I'm not naming names). Experts say hot and humid weather is associated with increases in aggression and violence, as well as a generally rotten moods. Thanks a lot, science, right? (Live Science)One option might be to move...

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Photography Credit

When a child loves, loves, LOVES a subject, it can feel complicated to put it on the transcript or create a course description if it is not a standard subject like math or science. Instead of trying to get too technical with "fun" subjects, think about what your children are doing with this thing they love. How much time do they spend ... just a little, or too much to count?   Photography Credit For example, a client was talking...

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Transcripts or Course Descriptions?

   Although most homeschool students utilize transcripts for college admissions, many students are also now submitting a homeschool portfolio when they apply to colleges.  What’s the difference, and why should you use a portfolio?  In general, a transcript is a one-page piece of paper that gives a college the opportunity to get a snapshot of your student, and decide whether they get a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down on admissions.  A portfolio, also known as a comprehensive...

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Naming Your High School Courses

Some people are intimidated by grading. Some parents are scared of high school credits.  Then there are some unschool or delight-directed homeschools that really stress out about  naming classes.  It can be pretty easy when you use textbooks (look at the title of the  textbook!) but in other situations it’s not as simple. I just got off the phone with a mother trying to name an unusual class. If you are stuck, try Google some key...

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Merry Course Descriptions!

It's early December and I'm already done with my Christmas cards.  To be fair, I have a LOT of Christmas cards to write!  Still, it's a  "wee bit" early to be doing that.  What are the consequences of not working on your Christmas cards early?  Nothing much.  You might conceivably not get them out on time, I suppose.  I have lots of friends that don't send cards out on time, and I'm not offended.  I even...

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