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Homeschool High School: Driven Crazy by Drivers Ed!

Homeschool High School: Driven Crazy by Drivers Ed!
I remember when I was homeschooling high school.  Sometimes I'd get hung up on ONE small issue that would drive me completely BATTY!  I remember wishing for ANYONE to give me one clear, concise, yes-or-no answer.  One issue I seemed to stress about was driver education.  Wendy asked a question I asked myself years ago! Hi Lee,I'm putting together my first transcript and I've seen differing credits (.25/.50)/grades for Drivers Education on samples.  I have to...
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Guest — J W
I graduated from public school, didn't finish Driver's Ed [insert sound effect of a chicken clucking here], didn't have a license,... Read More
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 18:10
Guest — Debbi
Driver's Ed here is taught as part of the PE classes when the students are old enough. I'm planning on just counting it in with PE... Read More
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 17:28
Guest — Lee
Dear Tressa, Wow! So true! Every college is SO unique! This is why I always say check with colleges. And by the way, try to mode... Read More
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:52
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Homeschooling High School: Should my child take the PSAT in 9th grade?

Homeschooling High School: Should my child take the PSAT in 9th grade?
A 9th grader *can* take the PSAT, but I almost never recommend it. The PSAT can be taken at a local public or private high school. The PSAT is a VERY cheap test, and if testing is required by state law, it can usually meet that requirement.  However, the PSAT does have Geometry and Algebra 2.  It can be very discouraging for a kid to take a test and not have any chance of getting a...
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Homeschool Moms: Having a hard time?

Homeschool Moms: Having a hard time?
Life is not always easy.  Homeschooling is not always easy.  In fact, sometimes it's downright HARD.   I love reading 2 Corinthians during difficult times. God does not look down at us and think, "My goodness!  What a whiner!"  Read this passage to see how God REALLY feels about our hard times.  What does he want to give us?  Not much ambiguity here... The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles,...
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Guest — Sally
Yes, this is great encouragement. I am feeling overwhelmed too. Thank you for encouraging us, Lee. I needed to hear this.... Read More
Monday, 22 August 2011 17:06
Guest — Star
OH my goodness! I think you wrote this post for me. This will be my 10th year home schooling...and I am completely dreading it. ... Read More
Saturday, 20 August 2011 18:24
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Homeschool High School: Affordable and Elite Private Colleges? Are you CRAZY!?

Homeschool High School: Affordable and Elite Private Colleges? Are you CRAZY!?
Many colleges are changing the way they distribute financial aid, making it much more affordable for ordinary students to afford extraordinary colleges. Read about these examples! Brown - "Brown University is eliminating tuition for students whose parents earn less than $60,000, after decisions by fellow Ivy League universities to bolster financial aid as their endowments grow." The New York Times.MIT - "Given our commitment to meeting our students' full need, when tuition goes up, we make...
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Why Write Course Descriptions for your Homeschool High School Records

Why Write Course Descriptions for your Homeschool High School Records
Why write a course description?Some colleges will ask for them and some will not.  There are a few situations when course descriptions are extremely important.1. When applying to a very selective college.2. When parents can't afford college.3. When the child wants to go to only ONE college.In each of those situations, providing detailed homeschool records can improve your child's chances of admission and scholarships.The transcript is the bare minimum requirement (there are VERY few that don't...
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Death, Divorce or Deployment: Homeschooling During Life Changes

Death, Divorce or Deployment: Homeschooling During Life Changes
Death, divorce, and deployment can happen. Even to homeschool parents.  It may happen suddenly, and unexpectedly.  Even a long-anticipated deployment can seem sudden when they day actually arrives, and while temporary, it can still be difficult.  When you are faced with single parenting, know that you are NOT alone! I wrote an article with resources for single homeschool parents.  Read about Mary Jo Tate of SingleParentsAtHome.com and Alice Birchfield, a homeschooling single parent in Virginia. Get...
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Free Homeschooling High School Articles

Free Homeschooling High School Articles
I love having my articles published by other sources! Here are some free homeschool magazine articles to encourage you! Free MagazineGrab this free magazine from Heart of the Matter Online, January 2011. Read my article on page 42, "You CAN Teach High School Science Labs."  Focus on Science IssueFree Magazine ArticleMy article on record keeping was published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, then carried by Christianbook .com Read  Homeschool Record Keeping: The Cure for Homeschool Dementia"Free...
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Homeschool Record Keeping: The Cure for Homeschool Dementia

Homeschool Record Keeping: The Cure for Homeschool Dementia
Christianbook.com has reprinted my article from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.  That means it's available to you FREE, even if you don't have a subscription to the magazine! You can read the article online here:  Record Keeping: The Cure for Homeschool Dementia - Christianbook.com Christianbook.com has a wonderful selection of homeschool books.  If you need to change curriculum, it's a great place to look for a replacement.  Because they aren't the largest curriculum suppliers, there are fewer...
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Suddenly Single - Single Parent Homeschooling

Suddenly Single - Single Parent Homeschooling
Are you suddenly single?  Death, divorce, and even deployment can happen. Even to homeschool parents.  Suddenly, and unexpectedly.  So now what?If you have been homeschooling, you can continue to homeschool your children.  If you are single, you can still homeschool your children.  Here are some websites that may help:Start with this short article: Homeschooling as a Single ParentSingle Parent Homeschool:  A ministry equipping and encouraging single parents to homeschoolThey have over 100 resources for Christian single...
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Guest — Columba Lisa Smith
Eleven years ago when my husband left, I could not imagine putting oldest child into Kindergarten. He and his siblings were alread... Read More
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Guest — Mary Jo Tate
Sadly, many churches are clueless about helping single homeschooling parents. Some are even downright hostile. I'm amazed by some ... Read More
Thursday, 06 January 2011 07:29
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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