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How to Include Bible Classes on a Homeschool Transcript

Homeschoolers are often Christian families, and they regularly include Christian education in their homeschool. Let me show you how to include your st...

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How to Write Course Descriptions

Are you wondering how to write course descriptions for your homeschool high school student? Creating course descriptions can be fairly straight forwar...

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How to Include Delight Directed Learning

I once heard a mom say, "I really need to teach my child music because all he ever does is play bluegrass, and bluegrass isn't real music." I almost l...

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High School Record Keeping Simply Explained

Here's how to keep high school records in 5 easy steps for under $10. You don't need an expensive system. In fact, owning a fancy system is no guarant...

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What if I Homeschool Only Senior Year?

Mary Jo emailed asking for advice as to whether a public-schooled high school junior should consider homeschooling for only her senior year of high school. Here's what I said. My best advice is this;  "Know your child and trust yourself."  If you know that homeschooling is the best fit for your child, then trust yourself and do it.  Don't avoid homeschooling out of fear. Senior year can be busy with college applications. Get 75 application essay...

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How to Write Professional Course Descriptions in Yoga Pants

Course descriptions require a professional demeanor on paper. Your words should sound "business casual" not "yoga pants" even if you are writing profe...

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The Relative Importance of Homeschool Transcripts and Standardized Tests

"How important is the transcript compared to SAT or ACT scores when it comes to college admissions or scholarships? I know it is good to have both but without those great scores it seems like all is lost."~ Anne on FacebookHi Anne!The transcript is extremely important. It's the one page overview of your student so the college can give them a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" quickly. It's a good idea to have some outside documentation...

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6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever

6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever

6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever You don't have to save your curriculum forever, and you don't have to save all your child's daily work or no...

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Homeschool Record Keeping - Yearly Standardized Testing

For standardized testing, I recommend a generic grade level test (CAT, IOWA, etc.)  I think it's helpful in middle school to take a test in a fairly large group.  That will help make it a normal and natural experience for kids.  Hopefully that will reduce test anxiety later on, when they need to take the SAT or ACT and it counts.    It's helpful to use the same test each year, until you start taking the...

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Paperless Homeschool?

Somewhere between hoarding and a sterile paperless environment is the perfect amount of high school records. Laura wrote:"Do you have any thoughts on student work typed and saved on the computer vs handwritten work?  I thought colleges would want to see examples of student's work in his own handwriting rather than work done on computer that theoretically could have been done by anyone.  I want to move my kids to a paperless (or almost paperless) school. ...

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Our First Comprehensive Record Solution Review!

Sally is a client I helped with comprehensive records.  She made such beautiful records, I asked her to review my latest creation, the Comprehensive Record Solution.  By the way, Sally let me include all of her course descriptions in the my Course Description Collection, which comes with the purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution.Dear Lee,WOW!!!!!!  I love this product. Oh, how I wish it would have been available a couple of years ago!!  Still, the info...

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