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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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Never Too Early to Learn About High School

Never Too Early to Learn About High School
I received such a sweet note from a member last week! Sweet feedback certainly keeps me motivated!Kadonna and her husband purchased the Total Transcript Solution, so they could wrap their brain around the whole concept of homeschool transcripts. "It has been such a pleasure to work with your team. We're only in the elementary stage of our homeschool journey, but Lee has inspired me to continue through the High School years. She has so many wonderful...
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We Raise Successful Adults, Then Let Go

We Raise Successful Adults, Then Let Go
I notice that my close friends are dealing with children going off for college, and that letting go stage is so difficult!  I'm also "letting go" too! My son and daughter-in-law in Cambodia for a two week trip to provide Vacation Bible School with Cambodia Border Ministry.  Please pray for my adult kids - it's so weird to have them gone!  Prayers for safety and health are particularly appreciated - since I'm the mom and a nurse!But...
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Guest — JW
Praying for your "kids!"
Monday, 26 August 2013 08:32
Guest — sheryl roberts
Lee, How amazed I was this morning when I opened up this email. I have been following you for over a year now. , and was pleasan... Read More
Sunday, 25 August 2013 17:49
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Homeschool Records Worth Imitating

Homeschool Records Worth Imitating
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is hearing the stories my clients tell of their success in college admission and scholarships.  I know from experience the excitement of hearing that my student was admitted to his number one college, and the relief we felt when he won scholarships.  Hearing your stories is what keeps me doing this work of encouragement, so imagine my delight when Lisa in Washington sent me this:                                                           “Hi Lee!  During the registration...
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Setting the Records Straight: Transcripts and Course Descriptions

Setting the Records Straight: Transcripts and Course Descriptions
I received a lovely review that I wanted to share!Setting the Records Straight5-Star Review by Susan KilbrideThis book is a must-read for those of you who are thinking of homeschooling through high school.Lee Binz goes through the process of making a homeschool transcript step by step and makes what to some is an overwhelming job seem easy. The book is full of real-life examples of homeschool transcripts that her children and others used to get into...
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This Book is a Must-Read

This Book is a Must-Read
It was so nice to see a new 5-star review of my book, Setting the Records Straight.  Sometimes positive encouragement is so... encouraging!Setting the Records Straight5-Star Review by Susan KilbridThis book is a must-read for those of you who are thinking of homeschooling through high school. Lee Binz goes through the process of making a homeschool transcript step by step and makes what to some is an overwhelming job seem easy. The book is full of real-life...
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National Merit Success Story

National Merit Success Story
If your child tends to be a little bit on the "smart" side, start researching the National Merit Scholarship early in high school.  With just a little practice, smart kids can do stunningly well in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  And homeschooler can win!  Renee wrote to share about her daughter's successes.I had to share the news about my daughter Abigail. This go-around (as opposed to the first two children), we listed her as private school...
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Recent Homeschool Graduate Discusses Community College

Recent Homeschool Graduate Discusses Community College
I have written extensively about community college, and how it can be a "Rated R" environment.  I'm the first to admit that my opinion is a little uncommon, and that many homeschooler have great success with dual enrollment community college.  I express concerns that community college may include some inappropriate content, perhaps including sexual or profane language from teachers, students, or curriculum.  It may include crude behavior by other students, or presentation of values that may...
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Guest — Jessica
Thank you for your article, it has been helpful to me in deciding whether I should allow my 13yr son to begin CC next year. I'm ac... Read More
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:18
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Jessica, I hope Elizabeth sees your comment, but it's been three years since this article was posted, so she may not. Lee wro... Read More
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 21:08
Guest — Rebecca E.
I was not homeschooled, but I do now homeschool my children. I attended an elite women's liberal arts school on the East Coast, a... Read More
Monday, 22 July 2013 17:01
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Daughter Says Mom is Best Teacher Ever!

Daughter Says Mom is Best Teacher Ever!
When you look back on your homeschool experiences, what stories will you tell?  Donna shares about her homeschool, explaining how her daughter chose a career and took a gap year.  She says that her daughter did THANK her for homeschooling her - as many children do, after they grow up.Thank you for your resources. As I had explained back in September when I joined (The Gold Care Club) that we were heading to the states for...
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The HomeScholar is in the Top 100!

The HomeScholar is in the Top 100!
It’s always great when someone says something nice about you, isn’t it?!  I was thrilled when Homeschool.com recently namedThe HomeScholar website as one of their Top 100 Educational Websites for 2013!  What an honor!  I even get to use their Top 100 Seal on my blog!  Homeschool.com is having a February Freebie event, and I have contributed some prizes and giveaways.  Why don't you check it out? Freebie February DealsEvery year, Homeschool.com asks their product testers to send them a list of their...
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Warning! Christian Alert!

Warning! Christian Alert!
I was a little surprised when I saw this review of my book, Setting the Records Straight on Amazon. It was the first time I got only 4 stars in a review. Surprisingly, the reason for the less-than-perfect score was because I expressed my Christian faith. Here is the review, so you can read it yourself: Christian AlertBy J. McGrath, posted November 16, 2012This review is from: Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks Kim! I appreciate the encouragement! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 08 August 2015 13:09
Guest — Kim
Lee - your books and CD's are full of extremely helpful information for those who are home schooling high school. Your book on tr... Read More
Saturday, 08 August 2015 10:04
Guest — Lee
I see that in my ministry as well, Cheryl Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 12:11
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Feel Encouraged Along the Way

Feel Encouraged Along the Way
I received a wonderful endorsement from Allen Kvalvik!  I gave an online class for First Class Homeschool Ministries, and Allen was the moderator.  He and his wife have been friends, customers, and business associates for a while now.  Check out the nice things he had to say about the Total Transcript Solution!Total Transcript Solution Review by First Class Homeschool Ministries"There’s no better endorser than a satisfied customer. And I would say that my wife, Joyce, and...
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"I love it all" Says Lori Lane

"I love it all" Says Lori Lane
Lori Lane, of Heart of the Matter Online and Artios Academies LOVED looking at the Total Transcript Solution.I have looked over the Total Transcript Solutions and it’s something that I’m going to recommend to all of the parents that I worked with in Artios Academies and continue to note in on Heart of the Matter.  The research you’ve compiled lines up with how I feel about homeschooling through high school. That is, I want my child to be...
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Child Succeeds, Blames Mother

Child Succeeds, Blames Mother
Once upon a time, there was a homeschool mom named Jill, and her son was named Andrew.  The day came when Andrew grew up and went to college.  Suddenly, he was thankful for everything his mother had taught him.Don't believe me?  Read Andrew's words for yourself! (I have Jill's blissfully happy permission to share!)Moral to the story: it's hard work right now, but your children will grow up and when they do, you'll be so thankful...
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Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Success

Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Success
Let me just stand back and let another mom tell you the good news: Homeschoolers win Scholarships!  Military Academy and ROTC!  Here are some real tips from a real mom with experience!  Thanks for sharing, Cassie! Hi Lee,Now that we are nearing the end of the year I wanted to update you on Sara's plans for next year. Sara was fortunate to receive a nomination to the US Naval Academy from our representative and a nomination to the US...
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Thank you so much for posting this information. Our son is interested in the Air Force Academy and the ROTC at Embry-Riddle in Flo... Read More
Friday, 05 October 2012 16:39
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