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The Great Courses for High School Credit

  My Gold Care Club members love having their biggest questions answered promptly - and they love having a monthly webinar too!  Recently Anne shared her burning question for the week, and I thought it would be helpful information for others as well.My burning question for this week is:  What about The Great Courses company?  Are their DVDs enough to “count?  I know you said that just reading Susan Wise Bauer’s History of the Ancient World...

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Applications, Course Descriptions, and Questions

Start your college applications early.  It can be complicated, and questions can come up.  Read how it took this mother weeks to prepare detailed course descriptions. Plan ahead, like Leanne.Hello, Lee-I have been working for weeks now preparing detailed course descriptions (like yours in your publications on the subject). I take my son to Grove City College next week for an interview.I was wondering about a course that you really only have a pass/fail grade for....

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Martin Luther King

Today is a great day to study Martin Luther King!This one is great too because it has the text with it. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm    “Honey, There’s a Crazed Mob of Scholarship Wielding Colleges Pounding on Our Front Door!!” Get the Comprehensive Record Solution!  

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Your Child's Method of Learning

Books rule! We really like books. We soak up books. Everything that we want to find out can be discovered from a book. Many times people ask me why our reading lists were so incredibly long. It wasn’t due to the fact I assigned all of those books, I can tell you that much! For both of my boys, reading is their “love language. ”  Let them have a book, and they will adore you forever....

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Too Many or Too Few Fine Arts Credits

Are you an art person? Most people tend to either love the arts, or if you are like me you struggle with them. Even if you or your student struggle with the fine arts, colleges still want to see some on a high school transcript. Learn more about high school credits and grades with my webinar.

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Teaching the Difficult Classes

What do you do if your student needs to take a class that is way out of your comfort zone. We all have that subject, don't we? This video shares how I "taught" physics.Whether you teach the classes or not, 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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What Do They Do For Fun?

What do they do for fun?When I’m helping parents with a transcript, that one question can open the floodgates! How does your child spend unstructured time? When they are supposed to be working on school, or emptying the dishwasher, what are they doing instead? That can be a great indication of their Fun Factor.If they enjoy their fun for more than one hour a day, you may be able to translate that into high school credits....

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Queen of Crime Course Title

What a great idea!  Take a classic book and turn it into a springboard for English and science!  Take a look at Debbies ideas about a class on Agatha Christie, and learn how to come up with creative, outside the box, class titles and course descriptions.I am trying to come up with a great name for a course description I'm/we are currently working on with my daughter. She is going into 11th grade next year and...

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7th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards

I am honored and thrilled to announce that I have been nominated for the 7th annual homeschool Blog Awards. I am sure you understand how this would be an important thing to me.  I really enjoy sharing my experience of successfully homeschooling my two boys through high school.  I love being able to help other moms and dads who are going through the same things I did.  Many parents have questions, fears and concerns about the...

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Can I Begin Homeschooling at the High School Level?

Misty asked me if it was possible to begin homeschooling during the high school years. Yes, you can! It is very possible and can end up being a great time for your teen to learn how to learn independently as well as explore the subjects that really interest them. Here is more of my answer in this video post.Learn how to homeschool with confidence with my Preparing to Homeschool High School DVD. It will help take...

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Homeschooling High School - Beware of Curriculum Mismatch

Do you feel like you want to "throw in the towel" with your homeschooling? Is it winter doldrums or your curriculum?Learn more about steps you can take right now to meet all of your homeschool high school goals.  

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Homeschooling High School - The Difference Between Transcripts and Course Descriptions

We all want to be ahead of the game, especially when making homeschool transcripts.  Knowing the difference between transcripts and course descriptions can help you get started with this important paperwork.“Honey, There’s a Crazed Mob of Scholarship Wielding Colleges Pounding on Our Front Door!!” Get the Comprehensive Record Solution!  

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Three Reasons for High School Testing

Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay.  Don't you just wish sometimes people would tell you EXACTLY what tests a high school student needs to take?  Unfortunately, it's not that easy!The number and type of tests depend on the college your student may attend.  Some will require certain tests, or allow other tests, or encourage or discourage community college classes.  Sadly, that means no pat...

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Deciding on SAT Subject Tests

Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay.  The SAT Subject Tests are required by SOME colleges, but not all. So here is what you need to do:1. Find out what colleges you are applying to (or the college you *may* apply to)2. Find out what tests they require for admission3. Take the tests if they require them.Virtually ALL colleges will accept either the SAT or...

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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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