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High School Record Keeping Simply Explained

High School Record Keeping Simply Explained
Here's how to keep high school records in 5 easy steps for under $10. You don't need an expensive system. In fact, owning a fancy system is no guarant...
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Scholarship Winning Transcript Tips

Scholarship Winning Transcript Tips
Perhaps, like me, paying for college is a huge and scary concern for you. I did my research, and thankfully my children both earned full tuition schol...
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Double Dipping Explained for the Homeschool Transcript

Double Dipping Explained for the Homeschool Transcript
"Double dipping" in homeschooling high school is a common problem. It is an offense that you shouldn't commit, but do you know how to avoid it wh...
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How to Choose a Homeschool Grading Scale

How to Choose a Homeschool Grading Scale
When you choose to homeschool, there are, what seems like, mountains of things to choose to set up your homeschool. Not the least of which, ...
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Guest — Peggy S. Consolver
I love the "Parent is not annoyed" on the evaluation criteria.
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 16:38
Robin
That is my favorite part, Peggy! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
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Homeschool Documentation and Work Samples

Homeschool Documentation and Work Samples
It is important to provide colleges with the information they need when going through the college admission process. Although the transcript...
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What You Need to Know About Homeschool Computer Science

What You Need to Know About Homeschool Computer Science
Does your child need a homeschool computer science credit? In some states, one of the graduation requirements is a technology credit for hig...
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This article addressed what I was wondering about and thoroughly explained just what I needed to know. Thank you, Lee, for your gr... Read More
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 03:31
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Lee always loves to know that she has helped! Thank you for you kind comment, Heather! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
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15 Reasons to Make a Homeschool Transcript

15 Reasons to Make a Homeschool Transcript
A homeschool transcript is part of your child's educational background that you will have to provide when you help them go through the college admissi...
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Driven Crazy by Homeschool Drivers Ed

Driven Crazy by Homeschool Drivers Ed
 If you're a homeschool family and have a teen in the house, I'm certain that you've probably had the dreaded discussion ... "When can I learn to...
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Karen, Thanks for the tip about curriculum in Texas. Taking drivers ed AND having a homeschool transcript will often earn the "Goo... Read More
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 20:40
Guest — Karen Allen
Once my daughter got her license and I was adding her as a driver to our policy, the insurance representative asked me whether she... Read More
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Saxon Advanced Math on the Homeschool Transcript

Saxon Advanced Math on the Homeschool Transcript
If you have students that like to use a more textbook-centered approach, like I did, then you'll find that this is a good curriculum for your family.&...
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Extremely helpful, as always. Thanks!
Friday, 21 August 2020 01:04
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What is the Difference Between an Accredited and Official Homeschool Transcript?

What is the Difference Between an Accredited and Official Homeschool Transcript?
Have you ever wondered about the difference between an accredited and an official homeschool transcript? Well, let's start at the begin...
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How to Calculate Homeschool GPA

How to Calculate Homeschool GPA
How to caluclate homeschool GPA. It's an area where homeschool parents everywhere get anxious at the thought of trying to do their child's transc...
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How to Put Fabulous Fun on Your Homeschool Transcript

How to Put Fabulous Fun on Your Homeschool Transcript
Some people simply aren't textbook people! What do you do if your homeschooler learns by living, instead of studying textbooks? What if your child soa...
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A Quick Grading Estimate for Homeschool Parents

A Quick Grading Estimate for Homeschool Parents
Let me guess. You didn't use tests on all your homeschool subjects, right? Neither did I! And yet, somehow, my children survived! Find out how to...
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How to Write a Homeschool Profile Letter

How to Write a Homeschool Profile Letter
Have you run across a college that is asking for a homeschool profile letter? I'll bet if that's happened to you, you're at a loss as to what they eve...
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Acronyms for Outside Classes on Homeschool Transcripts

Acronyms for Outside Classes on Homeschool Transcripts
When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understand...
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Hi Jennifer, There are 4 ways to determine credit, and they don't all involve counting hours. If someone else has measured the cla... Read More
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I recently read a PDF by you about homeschooling high school that talked about how a semester credit is about 60-90 hours of work ... Read More
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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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