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What's Next? 8 Options After High School

What's Next? 8 Options After High School
What's Next? 8 Options After High SchoolGraduation is not an end, it's a beginning.  Once they reach the fork in the road, the options seem limitless!  You can choose traditional or "less-traditional" options.  Many are growing in popularity and you may want to discuss them with your teen.  I say eight options, but really one of them is a path I would not recommend.   Guess which one! 1. Go to a University2. Attend Christian College3. Community...
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Tuesday, 22 February 2011 08:05
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February is a Difficult Homeschool Month

February is a Difficult Homeschool Month
February is a difficult month for homeschooling.  The days are long and dark, and the weather may not always be cooperative.  Public schools often plan breaks and vacation days for this time of year because it's SO easy to get burned out.Hang on!  Don't give up!  It will get better soon, and spring is almost here!  What you are doing every day with your children is so important.  One day you will look back and be...
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Homeschool Honor Societies - Legitimate Offer or Junk Mail?

Homeschool Honor Societies - Legitimate Offer or Junk Mail?
What is the difference between a legitimate offer and junk mail?  It can be very difficult to decide!   If you have a high school student who has taken the PSAT or SAT or ACT, you may get some offers to join an honor society. Some are legitimate and some are not.  Try to determine if the honor society is tied to some sort of actual "honor" like GPA or SAT scores.  Then look to see if...
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Feel The Love from Colleges!

Feel The Love from Colleges!
Where will you be four years from now?  Will you experience post-homeschool success?  These notes from other real homeschool parents are SURE to encourage you!Encouragement from Ann in Connecticut Just a short note of encouragement - two years ago, I was just where you are. I had purchased the Total Transcript Solution, as I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what...
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Homeschooling and Boy Scouts

Homeschooling and Boy Scouts
Confession - my boys never did boy scouts.  The local public school had a group of truly rotten kids that I didn't want my boys to play with, so we never started the boy scout tradition.  But scouting is such a great activity!  Especially in high school! Some colleges have told me that an Eagle Scout is GREAT for college admission!  The military academies particularly love Eagle Scout candidate. It demonstrated leadership, physical fitness, volunteerism, and...
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You can Lone Scout as a homeschooler. You don't have to join a troop. My son has done this, for the last three years. We join loca... Read More
Sunday, 19 May 2019 19:51
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FREE Homeschool High School Mini-course!!

FREE Homeschool High School Mini-course!!
FREE New Mini-course!! I am thrilled to announce the launch of our latest free mini-course, "The 10 Essentials - What Every Homeschooler Needs to Study Before Graduation." This mini-course is available exclusively on Facebook as a way to say thank you to my fans for "Liking" our brand new Fan Page. This mini-course is my best, most comprehensive review of the essential ingredients for a successful homeschool high school. You will learn the what, why and...
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NEVERMIND!! I found it!!! You might need to adjust your directions... Once you get to the welcome page, then click on the "Like... Read More
Thursday, 10 February 2011 13:27
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Convention "must-haves" list

Convention "must-haves" list
Michele was kind enough to send me a note about how my book Setting the Records Straight has encouraged her in the last year.  She met me at the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati last year. I already have the "Setting the Records Straight" book (and love your fun photos), but I can pass the coupon along to someone else.  I've talked other homeschoolers into buying this book for themselves, and actually a few other parents...
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Two Notes of Encouragement

Two Notes of Encouragement
Here are two notes I received this last week that I thought were so encouraging.  I hope you will take their advice and discover how I can help you homeschool high school. Lee,Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these resources for me. They are, alternatively, eye-opening, encouraging, and down right exciting. I am seeing a lot of potential avenues to prepare my son for a positive college experience. I'm so glad I...
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Common Homeschool High School Questions

Common Homeschool High School Questions
One of the things I do the most is point people to homeschool high school resources. Often the answers are simple, you just know where to look!    One mom had this list of questions: "I will be going onto your site later tonight when everyone is done with school but I have two questions how do they take the SAT's?  Also I want to make sure she doesn't have to take the GED® to get...
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How Do You Decide Between Colleges?

How Do You Decide Between Colleges?
When you have multiple college offers with wonderful scholarships, how do you decide between colleges?Here are two methods. First, you can develop a chart and compare each college.  Make sure that comparison includes "your dollars out of pocket each year of college" as your only financial comparison, because there are too many variables to compare any other numbers.The second method is the livability test.  Where does your student want to live for the next four years? ...
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Encouragement for Parents of Struggling Learners

Encouragement for Parents of Struggling Learners
What happens when REAL homeschoolers grow up?  You know, the kids who have to actually WORK to learn?  I'll tell you what happens - they succeed! This is a letter I recently received from a friend willing to share the ups and downs of her journey - and their ultimate success! I just have to share what happened today. My oldest child, Rhett age 16 and in the 11th grade, won the National Guard Outstanding Achievement...
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Loved this! What an amazing story!
Sunday, 16 January 2011 15:51
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Saturday, 15 January 2011 06:47
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What if Your Homeschooler is Not College Ready?

What if Your Homeschooler is Not College Ready?
What are your options when a college decides your homeschool child is "not college ready"? Dear Lee,I am hoping that you could give us some advice.  We have homeschooled our daughter all of her life.  She graduated this past May. She has done well with most subjects at home and at various co-op classes.  She has consistently scored low on the SAT and ACT tests throughout her life.  She took two classes for ACT/SAT prep in...
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Not college ready or not a good test taker? Here's an interesting thing to try on the retake... http://blogs.discovermagazine.co... Read More
Friday, 14 January 2011 09:07
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Rotten Homeschool Admission Policy

Rotten Homeschool Admission Policy
What if the college you want to attend has a rotten homeschool admission policy?"Hi Lee,   We are having some difficulty with homeschool admissions policy for the U my dd wants to go to, ie, special testing only for homeschoolers. Would like to discuss with you sometime.  Have you heard of this before?  Have a peaceful day."~ Jane Jane,I have an article about what it means for a college to be "Homeschool Friendly."  You can read the...
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Eagle Scout Scholarship

Eagle Scout Scholarship
If you have an eagle scout that is a high school senior or older, perhaps they can fill out this application for a college scholarship this week!Eagle Scout NESA Merit Scholarships Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2011. This application is only for the Hall/McElwain and Robert and Rebecca Palmer merit scholarships for Eagle Scouts. The number of  scholarships awarded varies annually depending on the funds available. Recipients are chosen based on Scouting participation, character, and...
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Four Homeschool High School Advantages

Four Homeschool High School Advantages
A few summers ago my two sons graduated together from homeschool high school. They were both invited to compete in an all day full-tuition scholarship competition at their first choice university.  108 students competed for those ten full-tuition scholarships, Two of the winners were homeschoolers.  Both were mine. I found myself wondering, "How did that happen?" I believe we received scholarships because of four advantages: curriculum, SAT preparation, documentation, and character. These advantages are available to...
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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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