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Homeschooling in Washington State and the Running Start Program

Homeschooling in Washington State and the Running Start Program
Homeschool law usually isn't the same as the law covering public or private schools. Homeschooling in Washington State, for example, public ...
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June Gold Care Club Update

June Gold Care Club Update
​Here is the June Gold Care Club update. Find out what new classes are available for you to use in your homeschool. New for this month for the Gold Ca...
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What to Include on a Homeschool Transcript for College Applications

What to Include on a Homeschool Transcript for College Applications
It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homesc...
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What is the Meaning of a Test Optional College (or Test Blind College)?

What is the Meaning of a Test Optional College (or Test Blind College)?
With the occurrence of the pandemic, many colleges have gone to being 'test optional' or 'test blind'. But what does that really mean? And, does it af...
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What Homeschool Families Need to Know About the Common Application

What Homeschool Families Need to Know About the Common Application
The Common Application can be the cause of anxiety for many homeschool families. You get into it and invariably there are questions that you have, as ...
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June Homeschool Calendar Reminders

June Homeschool Calendar Reminders
You made it to June! It's time to lay back, relax your homeschool life, and enjoy the summer! Don't completely check out though, or you'll miss o...
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Homeschool Test Preparation for College Admission Tests

Homeschool Test Preparation for College Admission Tests
When your child is working hard on studying for college admission tests, like the SAT® or ACT®, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this...
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Hi, Anna. It's ok to list the books in the course description. As Lee states above, you just don't want to title the class as SA... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 18:21
Guest — Anna Patchett
How would you word the course description if you are using ACT and SAT prep books? In a course description you list the books you ... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2020 18:11
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[Free Class] Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers

[Free Class] Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers
You can afford college! I want to show you how to earn BIG merit based scholarships! You will even learn how to earn scholarships for kids that may be...
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This class will be most helpful for parents that currently have a high school student in grades 8-12, whether they are dual enroll... Read More
Thursday, 09 February 2017 15:29
Guest — sweettea.n.ice@gmail.com
Is this for incoming freshman or would the information work for transferring college students? Thanks! JD... Read More
Thursday, 09 February 2017 13:53
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Simple Science for Homeschooling High School

Simple Science for Homeschooling High School
"Houston, we have a problem!" Homeschool parents often approach teaching high school science as if being asked to build the space shuttle. But teachin...
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Another thing to keep in mind is the level of science can be determined by a child's goals. Unlike their brothers, my older daught... Read More
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 06:05
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How to Write a Homeschool Profile Letter

How to Write a Homeschool Profile Letter
Have you run across a college that is asking for a homeschool profile letter? I'll bet if that's happened to you, you're at a loss as to what they eve...
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Acronyms for Outside Classes on Homeschool Transcripts

Acronyms for Outside Classes on Homeschool Transcripts
When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understand...
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Hi Jennifer, There are 4 ways to determine credit, and they don't all involve counting hours. If someone else has measured the cla... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2020 21:41
Guest — Jennifer
I recently read a PDF by you about homeschooling high school that talked about how a semester credit is about 60-90 hours of work ... Read More
Saturday, 30 May 2020 04:43
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May Gold Care Club Update is Ready

May Gold Care Club Update is Ready
New this month in the Gold Care Club update ...  How To Training Courses Quick Start: How to Homeschool Independently Beginner: Preparing to Home...
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How to Teach Homeschool High School Literature

How to Teach Homeschool High School Literature
Teaching homeschool high school literature is often a challenge for parents. It can be intimidating given that there are so many different kinds of li...
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Guest — Kasey Flores
Thanks so much!
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:22
Lee Binz
You're welcome! Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:33
Guest — Nunya
Thanks, Lee. I needed to read this tonight. Encouraging and helpful.
Thursday, 28 May 2020 03:22
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Math Books Will Not Increase Your Test Scores

Math Books Will Not Increase Your Test Scores
It's tempting to think that taking a pre-calculus or calculus class will help your SAT® or ACT® test scores, but it's not true! My High Scho...
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Guest — Julie
Instead of CLEP (where you're not sure you'll pass, but you still have to pay every test), you can do ALEKS. It's $20/mo or $100/... Read More
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:56
Guest — Pat Wesolowski
Colleges grant college credit for ALEKS classes?
Friday, 15 September 2017 23:31
Lee Binz
Hi Teresa, There are two math CLEP Tests, college algebra and college mathematics. You can read more about those tests on the Coll... Read More
Friday, 01 September 2017 19:05
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May Homeschool Calendar Reminders

May Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Wow! We're already well into May! Can you believe it? Are you on track? Here are some calendar reminders for you to check your homeschool goals agains...
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