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Homeschooling High School: Success with the First, Confidence with the Second

I love hearing back from parents with graduates!  I love hearing about her successes with the National Merit Finalist, college admission, and full scholarships.  Here is what Andrea wrote: I have learned so much over these past couple of years and appreciate so much the help your Gold Care Club has been. My oldest son, Adam, just graduated and is going to be attending Auburn University this fall with scholarships that will more than equal a...

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How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

[This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.] There are some very intense homeschoo...

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Church Worship Band for High School Credit

Church Worship Band for High School Credit

If your child is a member of your church's youth band, have you considered turning that into a high school fine art credit? If you are swimming in fin...

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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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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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Simple Formula for Scholarship Success

Simple Formula for Scholarship Success The secrets of college admission and scholarships are actually pretty easy. Start your research early. Diligently keep your transcripts and course descriptions up to date. Apply early during Senior year. Scholarship money is first-come, first-served, and you want to be first in line! But that means you must have all your ducks in a row before you start the application. What can you do today, so that you are successful? Start...

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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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How to Never Lose your Homeschool Transcript

I have multiple redundancies for my computer because I use it for business.  External hard drives and remote back-up systems like Carbonite Online Backup serve a great purpose.  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 into making your transcript. There is...

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Non-Traditional Ways to Determine High School Credit

Non-Traditional Ways to Determine High School Credit There are many different ways you can determine high school (and sometimes college) credit for your homeschool student. It's one of the great things about homeschooling! The usual test-and-quiz evaluation method isn't the only way to give your child credit on their high school transcript. Other methods are just as legitimate, and in some cases even easier!One way your child can earn credit is through dual enrollment in a...

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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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3 Transcript Pitfalls to Avoid

3 Transcript Pitfalls to Avoid It’s August already, and as the summer draws to an end, homeschool parents seem to get busier than ever. Summer can be a busy time! While I’m all for taking a break, it’s important to stay up on homeschool record keeping tasks in high school, especially your transcript. In fact, as I consult with homeschool families, I’ve started to notice some transcript pitfalls that are common to many homeschoolers. Keep an...

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SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done?

Did you know ... study time spent on tests such as the SAT or ACT can be included on the transcript! SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done? It can take a lot of work for kids to prepare for high school tests such as the SAT or ACT. There are ways to give them credit for all the work they've done using test prep books, classes, or other supplementary materials.• Consider it a supplement for...

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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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How Do I Name My Classes?

How Do I Name My Classes? Are you stumped on how to name classes on a transcript?  Click on Lee's video, below, for some tips!How do you name your classes in your homeschool? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!If you need help with homeschool record keeping, check out the Homeschool High School Record Keeping (Online Training) class for some help, just...

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