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The Teaching Company's The Great Courses for High School Credit

The Teaching Company's The Great Courses for High School Credit
The Teaching Company's The Great Courses for High School Credit This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.The Teaching Company provides excellent college level lectures, called The Great Courses. We used them often in our homeschool, to supplement areas our boys were interested in, such as science and economics, and to fill in the gaps in my own weak areas, such as...
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Guest — Christi
This is great information! I have often wondered about using their courses. I'm also going to check my local library (another grea... Read More
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 19:45
Guest — Rebecca
Great info, Lee. How fortunate for me that my library has many of them. I will definitely check them out. Thank you.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:11
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's terrific, Rebecca! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:13
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Apologia Science is Great College Preparation

Apologia Science is Great College Preparation This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.img class="aligncenter wp-image-14863" alt="Apologia Science" src="https://hhhblogs.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/08/apologia.png" width="553" height="414" Apologia Science is a very rigorous college preparation series. I don't usually recommend specific curriculum because I know it's more about how it fits your child than the textbook or curriculum itself. When it comes to science, though, we had such...
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Guest — Wanda
We used Apologia science throughout our son's highschool homeschool years. After the first year or two he said something much lik... Read More
Monday, 12 January 2015 20:01
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you for sharing your story, Wanda! We love Apologia at our house too! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Monday, 12 January 2015 21:51
Guest — Penny Turpin
I have used several of the Exploring Creation Zoology Books and the Anatomy & Phys books. In high school, we have used Apologi... Read More
Friday, 01 August 2014 11:54
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Senior Year Homeschool and Way Behind!

Senior Year Homeschool and Way Behind!
It can happen; you lose track of time and the next thing you know your child is a high school senior! Parents often feel like they are behind, but don't know what steps to take. If you have a senior and don't know what to do next, let me provide some direction. Senior Year Homeschool and Way Behind Look over which classes colleges want to see for admission and determine if there are any holes in...
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Guest — JW
LOL, we were on track until my dear child decided to change her choice of career (thanks for the warning that kids do this, Lee). ... Read More
Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:01
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Isn't that the way, Jo? You're not alone, I'm sure! Lee writes about this, because teenagers are prone to changing their minds! ... Read More
Monday, 04 August 2014 13:52
Guest — Our Homeschool Week in Review
[...] found interesting and helpful this week. The Notebooking Fairy The Notebooking Fairy Notebook Ideas Senior Year Homeschool a... Read More
Friday, 15 July 2011 13:43
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College Scholarship Infographic

College Scholarship Infographic
Every year there are lots of scholarships awarded to ordinary teenagers. Some of those scholarships are for some really weird things!  Check out this college scholarship infographic, with lots of fun information!You can use scholarship essay writing as the basis for your homeschool English class. Wouldn't it be awesome to MAKE money on English class instead of SPENDING money on curriculum?Source for college scholarship infographic: Affordable-Online-Colleges.netCheck out this book: "College Scholarships for High School Credit: Learn...
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Guest — JW
Ooo, I wanna go back to college! Can't decide between bagpipes and Klingon language...
Saturday, 21 June 2014 09:40
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How Do I Help My Child Develop a Post High School Plan?

How Do I Help My Child Develop a Post High School Plan?
Is your child nearing the end of their high school journey? Are you afraid that they're rudderless, without a plan? Click on Lee's video below for help creating a clear post high school plan with your child.Does your child have a plan? Will it be college or career after high school? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school...
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College Admission Classes at a College Fair

College Admission Classes at a College Fair
Homeschool conventions are continuing education classes for parents, right? Well, when you attend a college fair, you will notice how they are remarkably similar to homeschool conventions. In fact, when you attend a college fair, you will probably have the opportunity to take some classes or workshops while you are there.  I encourage you to take those classes!  College applications are important, and the more you know about it, the more likely you are to get college...
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Class Title for Piano

Class Title for Piano
How do you choose a class title when nobody tells you what the class title should be? There are so many options for class titles. Even more so when you are talking about a skill that is repeated in high school. Lisa asked me how to name her piano class on a transcript.  The easy answer? You can do it any way that you want to, because all schools would do it differently.So many options. So few...
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Guest — Cherie
My daughter accompanies for church and our younger homeschool choir. In addition, she has given informal performances at recitals,... Read More
Friday, 13 February 2015 06:37
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Brilliant, Cherie! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Saturday, 14 February 2015 14:54
Guest — Laura Viherlahti
Hi, My daughter, Julia, is a Strings player, Double Bass and Violin. When she needed to understand music theory basics in middle ... Read More
Saturday, 24 May 2014 08:42
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Considering CLEP Tests

Considering CLEP Tests
Considering CLEP Tests This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. CLEP exams are college level tests that assume a student has learned naturally by reading a lot, going to museums, reading the paper, perhaps some hands-on learning. That's why CLEP is often a great fit for homeschoolers - it doesn't assume we learn in a classroom setting.  When homeschool parents sign...
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Lee Binz
That's great news, Barbara! Be aware that the policy will probably only apply to Ohio STATE colleges, so you still need to check t... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 23:21
Barbara Yoder
Looks like Ohio now has a CLEP for credit policy for 33 exam areas. https://www.ohiohighered.org/transfer/clep... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 19:34
Guest — Sally
For your Minnesota readers' info, all CLEP and Dante (DSST) tests are accepted for credit by all state colleges. This makes it pos... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2015 17:52
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AP Exam or AP Class

AP Exam or AP Class
You do NOT need to have an official and approved AP course in order to give colleges the AP exams they want! Not all public schools offer every different AP classes.  Although colleges may like kids to take those classes, they know they aren't available in all schools. Colleges are looking for the exam.The College Board® likes to think they have sole rights to putting a capital A and capital P together on a transcript. If...
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Guest — Evelyn
Some of the AP tests, like World History, require a specific type of essay (in fact 3 of them) which can take a lot of time for st... Read More
Monday, 17 February 2014 13:52
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Successful College Applications

Successful College Applications
 Check this out!  One of my Gold Care Club members just found out that she is getting some AMAZING college scholarships!  This is a the senior portrait of Rebecca's daughter.How does that happen? Here are some tips for success.  When Rebecca wrote to me about her daughter, she spoke about things that worked well (or not) and gave some great suggestions for others.What can we glean from this successful homeschool to college application?October 26thDear Lee,I was a...
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Guest — Lee
Abby, Some colleges just want to check off things from their list - and if the list includes AP, that's what they want. Some univ... Read More
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:15
Guest — Abby
This mom says that her daughter will have an AA degree from a community college, so why are AP tests and any previous homeschoolin... Read More
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 22:51
Guest — Elise
I'd second the advice to get those applications in early...starting in the summer if at all possible. Since my son's first choice,... Read More
Monday, 25 November 2013 20:45
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3 Steps to Finding a College

3 Steps to Finding a College
Let me fill you in on a little secret. Finding a college is kind of like "finding" dinner each night.  First you have to go to the store and buy the food.  Then you have to decide how to cook it.  Then you make a gorgeous, colorful, and healthful meal on a perfectly set table with a fabulous centerpiece.... right?Haha!  Gotcha!  I know homeschoolers aren't typically the "centerpiece" type.  But you get my point - dinner...
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The 3 Most Important Scholarship Tips

The 3 Most Important Scholarship Tips
Every year some perfectly wonderful homeschool students miss out on college scholarships. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Read on to find out my 3 most important scholarship tips to help your student! Missing out doesn't have to happen to you! In addition to the 3 most important scholarship tips, you can earn more homeschool scholarships by 'clipping college coupons'! These 9 “coupons” you can clip to earn homeschool scholarships, reduce college costs, and...
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Military Academy Admission and Upper Echelon Colleges

Military Academy Admission and Upper Echelon Colleges
A mother shared her concerns that the military may still harbor some hesitation about homeschoolers.  Requesting anonymity, she wrote this heart-felt letter:"The official line of the military academies and of ROTC is that they love homeschoolers and the diversity that they bring.  However, during the application process, we found that to be not so true.  My son had an impeccable resume for academics (4.0, college prep classes, 13 hours from the community college, 35 superscore on...
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"I love your transcript! Well done!"

"I love your transcript! Well done!"
"I love your transcript!  Well done!"  How nice would that be to hear? I spoke to Maryjane as a Gold Care Club member last fall.  We were discussing strategies for her senior in high school.  When we ended our conversation, I suggest that she read a few articles, and take some specific steps with her senior.  Here is what I suggested for her, the last time we spoke.Read Acronym for Outside ClassesRead Two for the Price of One Read 15...
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What About College?

What About College?
It’s a common question, frequently posed by skeptical friends and  loved ones. When homeschooling high school, the question “what about college? ” becomes more pressing. Intuitively, parents know that if they try to homeschool high school – and in some way fail – there will be nobody to blame but themselves. Parents are looking for some peace of mind that this path can lead them to the promised land of college admissions and scholarships. I have...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Lilia, I have a free class on making course descriptions here: http://www.thehomescholar.com/homeschool-records-webinar.php... Read More
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:38
Guest — Lilia Janss
Hi, I am helping my son apply for ASU college admission and I am filling out the lab sciences forms they require;so I need descrip... Read More
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:44
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