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Following Advice for 3 Years = College Admission and Scholarships

Following Advice for 3 Years = College Admission and Scholarships

What is it like to homeschool? Great fun experiences and opportunities! And as the homeschool parent, you can put the academics awesomeness into your high school records. I just got a sweet letter from Kathy explaining how she used a hike up Mt. Fuji for a PE class, for example. Feel FREE to look outside the box, and do whatever works with your child to help them learn, and prepare them for college admission and scholarships!

 Read more about Kathy's experience and her story of college admission and scholarships!

Dear Lee,

It's hard to believe I have been following your advice for 3 years now! I began by purchasing Setting the Records Straight (which I recommend to all of my homeschooling friends).  Then I faithfully followed your other tips in your blog and your wonderful Coffee Break eBooks.  Last year I leaped into the Gold Care Club when you offered a wonderful year-end deal along with the purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution.  I look forward to your posts and webinars, and I am so thankful for your willingness to mentor the homeschool community.

My family has just gone through the college application process for the first time.  Thanks to you, I felt very aware of what to expect, and confident in our coursework, preparation and transcript.  My husband stayed by my side through the hours upon hours of making everything perfect.  No matter how many times I looked over my course descriptions, there always seemed to be a typo or an inconsistency with how I laid things out!  In the end we have a beautiful package that we are very proud of.  It is wonderful to look back on the years of coursework and reflect on the variety of learning opportunities we've been able to provide for our children.  I praise God that we were able to add in "This course culminates with a hike up Japan's tallest peak, Mt. Fuji" in our "Outdoor Athletics" course description, and a WWII semester course primarily based on various WWII related field trips and books my daughter chose to read.  Thank you for giving me the peace to be creative!

This May our oldest daughter will graduate from high school.  It seems like all of the years have flown by, but the high school ones went especially fast.  We chose to send a full package, with a cover letter, school profile, table of contents, transcript and course descriptions to each college our daughter applied to, though none required anything other than the transcript. Her top three college choices have already sent acceptance letters with initial scholarship offers based on GPA and test scores, so now we are able to shift to financial aid/scholarship mode (along with finishing high school coursework).

Thank you for your time and energy!  As a homeschooling mother, teacher, tutor and guidance counselor, I truly appreciate all you do!  I do need to cancel my Gold Care Club membership for now, though I expect to begin it again in a couple of years, until my next child is closer to graduation.  Please know that I will continue to pass on your information to other homeschoolers.  Thank you again!

With joy,

Kathy in NE

Learn more about College Admission and Scholarships when you are just starting high school, and I'm sure you can have great successes too!

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PSAT Scores: 14 And Gifted

PSAT Scores: 14 And Gifted
What do you do when your child's PSAT score surprises you? Life with a gifted child is never boring! Sometimes you just don't know what to do next.

PSAT Scores: 14 and Gifted

Hi Lee,
I just got a jolt when I read on your website that a rough conversion from PSAT to SAT is to add a zero to the end. So what do I do with a 14 year old who has a PSAT selection index of 201, average percentile of 97, Critical Reading score of 70, Mathematics score of 61, and Writing Skills score of 70?
~ Amazed in Auburn

To be honest, that was EXACTLY the place I found myself when my own son was 14. He got an 800 in reading, 790 in writing and math, with a perfect score on the essay. That was the moment I realized that I just *might* have to graduate him early, and I did. He headed off to college at age 16. 

Here are a few resources that may help you take the next steps with your gifted teen.

My best advice is to hang on there! It's going to be a wild ride. Isn't it great that as homeschoolers, we can meet our kids where they're at, whether they're gifted or have learning disabilities, or both! God gave you this child for a reason.

Is your child gifted? Are you amazed at your child's PSAT scores? Please share!

Please note: This post was originally published in February 2010 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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Homeschool Parent and Certified Teacher

Homeschool Parent and Certified Teacher

I’m a nurse, and I know too much about the human body.  My husband teases me about it all the time.  When someone gets sick, I worry too much.  My husband always says, “What is it this time?  Spinal menningitis? There have been times when I’ve had family members in the hospital, and I knew WAY too much!  It can be terrifying.

When you are homeschooling, and you’re also a certified teacher, you may also have the problem of “knowing too much.”

You would be amazed at how many certified teachers with public and private school backgrounds contact me for support.  Some feel inadequate because they are not specially trained for high school.  Others have seen so many uneducated children they are terrified of making mistakes.  It’s hard to let go of four years of education training.  It’s hard to remember that the love of your child is the most important factor in teaching.  In high school, the problems of “knowing too much” becomes more acute, as you start to think about high school grades.

A degree in teaching will NOT make you a better home educator.  

My friends who are certified teachers tell me that their teaching degree gave them training in crowd control, educational philosophies, grading criteria, and classroom strategies. On the other hand, homeschooling is about parents strongly motivated by the love they have for their children.  No crowd control, educational philosophies, or classroom strategies needed.  If you want to become a better homeschool parent, then love your children more.  Become students of your student.  Better homeschool parents learn about homeschooling, not teaching.

Certified teachers often struggle to "let go" of teaching and testing. 

I know that it’s hard to separate homeschooling from being a teacher.  I have a lot of clients who are certified teacher, and they tell me it’s one of their biggest areas of struggle. They are often gifted teachers, but struggle to “let go” of the classroom strategies they were taught in college. Homeschooling isn't about teaching at all, it's about learning.  Homeschooling means trying to encourage the love of learning. For example, one area where certified teachers often struggle is in testing their children. Just try to remember that tests in school are given because you NEED tests to assess large groups of children. When you are homeschooling, you can assess in other ways.  Just try to figure out how you ARE assessing them already. Perhaps that mindset will help a bit.

For my friends who are certified teachers, these articles may also help.

How to Assign Grades without Grading

High School English: A "Grouch Free" Guide to Grading

Homeschool Education by Degrees

Use Your Annoy-O-Meter Skillfully

Do you have experiences with homeschooling as a certified teacher? Please leave a comment below I'd love to hear about it!

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The HomeScholar Coffee Break Books

The HomeScholar Coffee Break Books
Have you tried The HomeScholar Coffee Break Books on Kindle?

Please share some encouragement and leave a review on Amazon. It doesn't need to be a long review, just give some stars and let people know what you thought in a sentence or two.  It would really mean the world to me!

"Coffee Break Books" series is designed especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours and hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school.  This series combines a practical and friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop!

Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable, each Kindle book in this series will give parents the tools they need to tackle the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time.

Within each book, you will find a special bonus, intended to provide further help with the topic of the book.  Sometimes it is a free e-course, and sometimes a free webinar video.  When I have a similar class on, the special bonus is a coupon so you can get the companion class for only one penny. A 1¢ A la Carte Class is a great deal!

By the way, I've heard you can use a Kindle book even if you don't have a Kindle. Just download the free Kindle App for your PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, iPod, iPad, tablet, etc here:

Check out my new Coffee Break Books.  We will be adding more regularly!

Planning High School Courses: Charting the Course Toward High School Graduation

Delight Directed Learning: Guide Your Homeschooler Toward Passionate Learning

Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child: Help Your Homeschool Graduate Stand Out from the Crowd

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Evaluate Without Grades

Evaluate Without Grades
When faced with courses such as math or spelling, most homeschool parents feel pretty confident in their grading methods.  But what about those more challenging courses, like fine arts, or even creative writing--how do you grade those things?  If you were teaching culinary arts, think about a yummy piece of chocolate dessert, and how you would grade something like that!

Of course, grades definitely have their place, but an equally useful method of evaluating your child’s education is using the concept of mastery.  Mastery simply means your student has learned the things you want them to and they are meeting your expectations.

Think about that piece of chocolate dessert again:  If you’re grading a student’s culinary arts class using the concept of mastery, you could use a variety of different criteria to evaluate them.  First you might consider their work based on taste, and then you might evaluate them on the appearance of their work, or their presentation.   You could really grade them on a variety of different things based on their overall mastery of culinary arts, all of which would be a part of their final grade.

It’s important to remember that there’s a huge difference between mastery and perfection. A great example of this would be my checkbook, because it looks like a bunch of chicken scratch.  Sometimes I do have to scratch things out and start subtracting and adding everything again, so I know that my checkbook is not perfect. At the same time, I do actually have mastery over addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; it’s just that sometimes I make mistakes in my checkbook (okay, a lot of times!). Whether you’re grading with or without tests, you still have to remember that a grade of one hundred percent may not necessarily mean perfection.

If you’re reviewing a test your student took, you could send it back so they can correct what they got wrong, or if you’re correcting an English paper, you could circle the mistakes you find and ask the student to correct it.  Both scenarios indicate that you have high expectations. If your child is meeting your high expectations, then it’s fine to give them one hundred percent for their work. That’s what I did most of the time; I gave my sons one hundred percent based on something they knew or produced or did, if they met my high expectations.

Don’t forget that you can give a grade for things that are not tangible, like oral presentations, classroom discussions, class participation, or finishing homework. Every time my sons completed a chapter of math, performed the end of chapter test and finished all their homework, I gave them one hundred percent. They were really working hard for these grades, and spent hours on math assignments each day, so I believed they earned some reward for all that work.  In the end, mastery of important concepts is really what you are seeking for your student.

Do you like getting this sort of help for homeschooling high school?  Gold Care Club members get extended answers to their most challenging high school issues.  Homeschooling is NOT the same as doing schoolwork at home.  There is LOTS of freedom!  My Gold Care Club will give you all the help you need to succeed!
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The Relative Importance of Homeschool Transcripts and Standardized Tests

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 Facebook

Hi 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 besides your transcript. Usually that's the SAT or ACT test. Sometimes it can be online classes, dual enrollment, or letters of recommendation. It depends on the college how much emphasis they put on tests, because each college is unique that way.

It's NOT necessarily good to have both the SAT and ACT test, actually. First, check to see if the college your child wants to go to prefers one test over the other. Usually colleges don't care which test they take. Then give a sample SAT and sample ACT at home. Kids usually do better on one test than the other. Then take them to be tested with the one that makes them look smarter :-) This article will explain everything. Your children don't have to have a perfect score, you just want them to score their best.

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Drill Sergeant Not Needed

Drill Sergeant Not Needed
Some things about homeschooling high school really are NOT hard.  Even scary words like "grades" and "credits" can be simple when you know the easy way to do it!

I'll be glad to show you the easy way to calculate high school credits.  You'll be amazed at how simple it is!  No need for a scary-sounding boot camp, with sweating and tremendous effort while the Drill Sergeant is screaming at you.

Instead, calculating homeschool credits is more like getting a massage or eating chocolate.  It's like "Ahhhhhh!  That's better!" So let me take away that worry for you.  You'll feel a lot more confident about homeschooling once you figure out the little trick to doing that it easily!

You can easily learn all the methods for determining high school credits!

Method 1: Credit for high school level work at any age
Method 2: Work completed at high school age
Method 3: College level work at any age
Method 4: Credit based on Demonstrated Expertise

Read this article online - High School Credits Easily Explained!

The article is actually Chapter 5 of my book "Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admission and Scholarships"

Let me know if this helps you!

The HomeScholar’s Total Transcript Solution will take the fear out of homeschool transcripts!
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College Plans with No College Clue

College Plans with No College Clue
Question: How do you plan high school courses when all colleges are different and you don't know which college your child is interested in?

Answer: Provide a general college preparation early in high school, and then fill in gaps later!

First, plan your high school courses keeping normal college preparation requirements in mind.  This article will help you figure out what "college prep" means.  Planning High School Courses.  And this article is helpful to learn about science labs: You CAN Teach High School Science Labs! 

As your child gets older, you'll begin to look at colleges.  If you are looking mostly at prestigious, highly selective schools, look at requirements they have.  Think in general terms: in general, those schools like extra testing.  If you are looking at local private universities, visit them and ask about their unique requirements.

When  your child is a junior the college search begins in earnest.  That's when you'll find out what is required by "that" certain college.  You will have plenty of time to meet those requirements because you've handled all the general requirements during freshman and sophomore year.  You'll be ready for anything they throw at you!

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Amazing Records! A Model for Others!

Amazing Records! A Model for Others!
Lisa was so excited to take her son to college this fall. I often hear stories of "Shock and Awe" and Lisa has a great one! The college loved her homeschool records so much, they asked to use them as an example for other homeschoolers!

Dear Lee,

We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,

"Your documents for your son when applying to NU were amazing. We would like to use them as a model for others, as they were really helpful for us and especially for homeschoolers!"

Of course, I followed the Comprehensive Record Solution that you provide, and heard about your success with the admission process.... but never expected to hear it for our own admission!

I believe that his homeschool accomplishments, along with his Comprehensive Record enabled to set him up for an amazing start for his first year of college. I did add at the end of the record a one page summary of his international service and also added the CD that his band produced (attached in a zip pocket). So that was super fun to be able to customize it to make it a little bit of a portfolio as well.

After auditioning for a talent scholarship, he was chosen to be the pianist for the Northwest Choralons and received above the maximum for the talent scholarship. We used many of the things you modeled in the Comprehensive Record for a music resume that we supplied to each audition at colleges he applied for. He actually received a percentage higher scholarship money from another university, but the program at NU in the recording arts is much stronger.

Thank you AGAIN for a wonderful resource and training you provide to help us along the way. I would love to give everyone a vote of confidence for you!


~Lisa in Washington

Don't be nervous! Just translate your wonderful homeschool into information the colleges can use. Remember, don't change what you are doing, just translate it into the "foreign language" of grades, credits, and course descriptions.

Do you have an encouraging story about homeschool records?

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Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling

Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling
It used to be that parents were concerned about our children receiving  accidental exposure to pornography, or wasting time with video games. As Internet Addiction becomes a popular topic on the news, I keep thinking about how it relates to homeschoolers.

Read these recent articles warning against internet addiction:

Technology Companies Want Your Kids Addicted    
Internet companies are learning what the tobacco industry has long known -- addiction is good for business. Much of what we do online releases dopamine into the brain's pleasure centers, resulting in obsessive pleasure-seeking behavior. Technology companies face the option to exploit our addictions for profit. As a result, some people can become obsessed with these pleasure-seeking experiences and engage in compulsive behavior such as a need to keep playing a game, constantly check email, or compulsively gamble online.
The Atlantic Monthly

How Does the Internet Affect Children and Adolescents?  
Is the Web Driving Us Mad?  This article in Newsweek says, "a preponderance of research shows "a link between Internet use, instant messaging, emailing, chatting, and depression among adolescents," as well as to the "strong relationships between video gaming and depression." It goes on to say, "The latest Net-and-depression study may be the saddest one of all. With consent of the subjects, Missouri State University tracked the real-time Web habits of 216 kids, 30 percent of whom showed signs of depression. The results, published last month, found that the depressed kids were the most intense Web users"

Here is my advice to help keep your children from becoming addicted to the internet:

1. Reconsider the percentage of classes your children take online.
2. Carefully weight curriculum options, and consider non-computer curriculum when possible.
3. Teach your children to monitor their own behavior on computers and online.
4. Recognize the signs and symptoms of internet addiction.
5. Limit "wasting time" on digital media of all kinds.
6. Balance the need for technology education with time spent on the computer.

Do you  have any other tips or information when it comes to internet addiction?

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Scared? Listen to Your Heart

Scared? Listen to Your Heart
What are your plans for fall?  Are you at the Crossroads?  Wondering if you should continue homeschooling?  If so, I think this article will really help you! My job is to make sure you don't make a decision based on fear - so you can listen to your heart.

Facing the Crossroads 

 Everyone makes the decision to homeschool for their own reason.  I don't know what is right for your family, but you do. If you decide to homeschool through high school, there is a LOT of support available. I'm here to help you finish the job, and finish strong!

In my article, I mentioned that I'd once had dark questions. Do you?  Let me answer them for you!

Homeschoolers are prepared and ready for college, and they can earn great scholarships.  Don't be afraid! Homeschool graduates succeed!

If you find this article encouraging, please "LIKE" it on Facebook, and tweet, pin, or share it with your friends.  Thanks!

Learn how to homeschool with confidence with my Preparing to  Homeschool High School DVD.  It will help take the fear away.
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Determining Homeschool English Credits

Determining Homeschool English Credits
Are you ever unsure about how many English credits to give your students? Does your student spend more time on English assignments than they do on any other subject? These are common conundrums and you are not alone!

Can composition and literature be documented as two separate credits?
My student spends an hour on composition and an hour on literature each day.

In answer to this I will tell you that there are some classes that simply take more time than other classes. Math, for example, at the high school level covers both Algebra 2 and Pre-Algebra. Math as a whole subject unit can take 2 ½  hours to get done and it’s still one credit. The same is true for English; sometimes it just takes longer than you think.

English is one of those areas that will often take longer than an hour. If you use a standard curriculum, then you want to give one credit for the standard curriculum that you’re using. It will include writing, reading, and different specific skills like grammar. It will most likely take your student more than one hour a day.

If you’re not using a standard curriculum, then sometimes you add too much; you put things together and it can be three hours a day and it can be too much English. You might want to monitor that. On an average, a child might spend one hour doing writing-ish activities and they might spend an hour a day doing reading-ish activities and together that would make one-credit class. It does take longer than you expect it to take.

Because I’ve done that in my life, I can honestly say I will never recommend to anyone to  do two years of English in one year. I thought I was going to croak; it was so hard to get that all done. I don’t recommend that you do two credits in any one subject unless the only exception is if that is what your child really wants to do because that is their Delight Directed Learning.

Sometimes, you do have more than one credit which happened to me. That was the year that my children wanted to take novel writing but I insisted that they also learned how to write an essay using Sonlight. I ended up letting them take “Learn to Write the Novel Way” but I insisted that they did English with Sonlight. So that year I did give them two credits of English.

Can specialty writing classes like creative writing or writing a novel in the year be recorded as an elective?

The answer is Yes! That was actually a difficult thing for me to decide when it was my turn to homeschool high school and I thought about it for a long time. I finally decided that for me, if any class would fit under a category, I would put it under that category. I only used the elective section when a class didn’t fit anywhere else.

My children actually did do novel writing one year in high school, I put it in the English section. That said, there is no right and wrong answer. You can do it either way that you want; I just thought that of it as an English credit that showed we had exceeded expectations in English.

Homeschooling is NOT the same as doing schoolwork at home.  There is LOTS of freedom!  My Gold Care Club will give you all the help you need to succeed!

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Good Things Can Happen To You Too!

Good Things Can Happen To You Too!

Don't give up!  Every year parents contact me surprised at their own successes.  Face this coming year with confidence and determination.  Read what Renee, Janet, and Kathleen have shared.  What will YOUR story be?  When the year is done, and you have the results of your hard work, let me know.  I love to encourage others!

Renee wrote:
I just wanted to write and thank you for the encouragement you provided as my daughter applied to colleges this fall. A big thanks for taking time to look over her transcript and make suggestions regarding courses taken through outside sources such as community college and distance learning programs. It really made for a more professional look.

In addition, thank you for the articles about the SAT and ACT on your blog/website that lead me to have Madeleine take both tests. Her high ACT score along with her GPA got her the invitation to Scholars’ Day. I am convinced that her ACT score was a large factor in being awarded the Centennial Scholarship as well as being invited to be a member of the Ina E. Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women. Madeleine’s scholarship will be paying for four years of tuition, out-of-state fees, room/board, book stipend as well as $5000 toward a month summer abroad program. We are so proud of her hard work and thank you again for all that I learned through your services.

There are sooooo many parents that worry about college and scholarships. You are providing a service much needed by many of them.

Renee in Alabama

Janet wrote:
I’m always glad to hear about successful homescholars! My daughter also received a full-ride scholarship: she has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy in Westpoint, NY! She spent last year at a military prep school. She was the valedictorian of her class, and she received the “Top Engineering Student” award. I really believe that homeschooling taught her how to learn, and not just how to pass tests. Already, she has taken her education way beyond our homeschooling curriculum!

Kathleen wrote:
I wanted to let you know how much your newsletters have meant to me. My daughter, Michaela, is graduating this year and she has already been accepted to the 4 private Christian colleges she applied to with the highest academic scholarship award from each one. She has been invited to participate for a full-tuition scholarship at two of these colleges. We are currently preparing for that, as well as a music scholarship for the worship team and another for theater. Your newsletter this month ( How to Win a Scholarship Competition ) was providential in giving me more insight on how to prepare for the interview coming up next month. Michaela also plays basketball and we are still hoping that she may be asked by one of the coaches to play with a partial scholarship since this has been her goal throughout high school. We are believing that God will pave the way so that we can combine scholarships that will enable her to attend college without incurring any debt.

Again, had it not been for your wonderful newsletters and all your advice through the years, my daughters would not be in the position they are today. So if you ever feel like what you’re doing is not worth it… know that you have been a tremendous blessing to me, to my daughters, and to so many other families.


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Here's the Solution to "Help! I don't know what I'm doing!"

Here's the Solution to "Help! I don't know what I'm doing!"
I'm getting those calls and emails again.  The ones where parents start with "Help!  I don't know what I'm doing!"

I hear it all.  See if these worries sound familiar:

  • Can my child get into college?

  • Can she get good scholarships?

  • How can I provide opportunities for his future?

  • How do we apply to college?

  • What do I do first?

If you are confused with the whole process, and don't even know what to do first, please contact me for an appointment or join the Gold Care Club for ongoing support.  You don't have to be alone!  With the Gold Care Club, it really doesn't matter what the issues are, you can get answers.  I spend a lot of time pointing people in the right direction, forwarding articles, links, and classes.  I have a wide variety of resources available for Gold Care Club members, and I would love to help you too!

Have you done everything that needs to be done to provide a college prep education?  Do you know the steps for college admission and scholarships? Instead of worrying about it, DO something about it.  Seek out the resources that will help you. The HomeScholar Gold Care Club.

Homeschooling is NOT the same as doing schoolwork at home.  There is LOTS of freedom!  Read what others are saying about my Gold Care Club!
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Meet me at Convention

Meet me at Convention
I'm very careful to balance my home and my work, so I have limited speaking events.  I hope you'll be able to meet me this year!

MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio March 31 - April 2 I'm speaking four times.  Here is the schedule of my talks

THURSDAY, 6:30PM - 7:30PM, "Making a transcript" in Duke 211
FRIDAY, 8:30AM - 9:30 AM, "High School Grades and Credits" in Duke 211
SATURDAY, 1:00PM - 2:00PM, "High School Grades and Credits" in Duke 211
SATURDAY, 4:00PM - 5:00PM, "High School Record Keeping" in Duke 211

Ultimate Homeschool Expo Online
May 2-6, 2011
I'm talking about "College Scholarships for High School Credit" and "Homeschool High School: The “Why and How” for Every Child" .

Washington Homeschool Organization Convention in Puyallup, Washington
June 17 -18, 2011
I'll be presenting "Homeschool High School" and "Making a Transcript"

Oregon Christian Home Education Conference at the Oregon Convention Center
June 24-25th
I'll be giving four presentations, but the topics are still to be determined.  Do you have a request?

Convention in Your Home
The Gold Care Club has Monthly Webinar on a wide variety of high school topics.  There is plenty of time to ask your questions with Gold Care Club monthly webinars! Gold Care Club If you prefer getting a package in the mail, you can purchase the "Convention at Home Kit" to receive a variety of products to hold in your hands and enjoy. Convention at Home Kit.

Planning for Next Year
I would love to speak at your group!  As I mentioned, I have to carefully schedule my time around the needs of my family.  If you would like me to speak at a convention near you, please ask the convention organizer to have me speak next year.  I would LOVE to meet you!  Find me on The Old Schoolhouse Speakers Bureau at or email me.

Do you need a speaker at your next homeschool conference?  Talk to your conference coordinator about having me come.  I would love to meet you in person!  Here is a list of my speaking topics, or you can read my profile on the Homeschool Speakers Bureau.
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