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  • Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!

    Let me guess.... You KNOW that you should get your homeschool transcript done now, but you really don't want to do it. You know you should, but it doesn't sound like fun, does it? 

    But wait! What if we can MAKE it fun??

    How about if I share with you all my easy-peasy, light-and-breezy tips for making transcripts in a

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  • Why I Do Not Recommend Weighting Grades

    I don't recommend weighting grades. It makes it harder for colleges, and colleges tend to like you more if you make their job easier.  Here is the problem, every high school has a different policy on weighting grades.

    Why I Do Not Recommend Weighting Grades


    For an "Honors" or AP class, some high schools will add 1.0 to the grade - so the highest grade possible is a 5.0
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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.

    senior year



    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
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  • What is Delight Directed Learning in High School

    What is delight directed learning? And, how do you incorporate it into your child's high school career? 

      Delight directed learning occurs when a person pursues learning about a topic because they take great delight in it, not simply because it's a required course.

    Delight directed learning requires time. Make sure to build margin into your homeschool so your student

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