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October, 2009
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  • Foreign Language Credit for Bilingual Students

    In public schools, they give high school credit for being bilingual and you can do it, too. My local school district has the goal of 100% of children becoming bilingual, so that all graduates can speak, read, and write in another language. They plan to do this by awarding high school credit for "competency in heritage languages" - they will grant high school

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  • Why College Preparation is Important for Homeschoolers

    High school is like driving on auto-pilot. You arrive at the destination, but can't remember driving! When you homeschool high school, sometimes life goes by and your child is a senior before you know what happened.

    One Tuesday, a panicked parent of a senior in high school called. "I'm in a bind! I just found out that I need a
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  • How do Homeschooling and Socialization Work Together?

     Parents worry about homeschooling and socialization.  Neighbors wonder if homeschoolers are weird. And kids just want to find friends. Here is what you need to know about homeschooling and  socialization.

    True socialization

    Socialization is an activity you do - mixing socially with others - and a process of learning how to behave in a way that's acceptable to society as a whole.

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  • Are You Doing Too Much in Your Homeschool?

    How do you know when enough is enough? Particularly with writing and history, how can you make sure you are not asking too much and frustrating yourself and your children? Sometimes it can be so hard to tell. It can be VERY difficult to make sure you aren't expecting too much! Here are some ideas to consider if you think you

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