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How to Become a Vet

How to Become a Vet
How to Become a Vet Does your child want to be a vet? Your child needs to be smart through high school and through college, and then lucky enough to get into medical school.After earning a 4-year college degree, earning a DVM (doctorate in veterinary medicine) takes four more years to complete after an undergraduate college degree. And once your child gets into veterinarian school, the first three years are classroom training in animal anatomy and...
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Proof Positive: Homeschooling Works

Proof Positive: Homeschooling Works
Everyone has Opinions Not all our family and friends approve of homeschooling, or believe that homeschooling works. So now what?It may not really matter to you. Everyone has an opinion about everything, after all. Homeschooling is like religion or politics; there will always be some people that disagree.It's not their decision. Each parent is responsible to make their own decisions for their children. Those decisions should be based on the child and their options, not based...
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Overseas Homeschool Friends - Listen Up!

Overseas Homeschool Friends - Listen Up!
This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. If you are living overseas and are homeschooling because you are military, missionary, or for other reasons live outside the US, I have a great resource for you to add to your home library. The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition One of my overseas homeschool parents suggested this, so I asked to review...
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Following Advice for 3 Years = College Admission and Scholarships

Following Advice for 3 Years = College Admission and Scholarships
What is it like to homeschool? Great fun experiences and opportunities! And as the homeschool parent, you can put the academics awesomeness into your high school records. I just got a sweet letter from Kathy explaining how she used a hike up Mt. Fuji for a PE class, for example. Feel FREE to look outside the box, and do whatever works with your child to help them learn, and prepare them for college admission and scholarships!...
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How Homeschoolers Measure Up: Comparing Percentiles

How Homeschoolers Measure Up: Comparing Percentiles
How Homeschoolers Measure Up with Test Scores Homeschoolers tend to do GREAT on standardized test scores. For example: on average, homeschoolers score above the 79th percentile in reading. But what does that mean to you? How does your homeschooler measure up? Are you average? Of course not!Homeschooling alone can't guarantee that your child will score in the 79th percentile in reading, because every child is unique! But what homeschooing CAN do, is allow your child to...
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Career Assessment for Homeschoolers

Career Assessment for Homeschoolers
If you are stressed out that your high school teen hasn’t found a career interest yet, relax. Some kids decide on a career when they are very young, and others don’t decide until much later.This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. A great way for your child to explore career options is through career guidance books and other assessment tools. Here...
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Guest — Debbie
Many of these recommendations are out of date, written too long ago. Are there any books that are more recent, like written in 20... Read More
Saturday, 25 April 2020 23:47
Robin
Good catch, Debbie! I have updated the resources - thank you for the heads up! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 22:04
Guest — Julieanne
What great timing! I was just googling this same topic yesterday and looking to see what online sites had worthwhile career selec... Read More
Saturday, 06 December 2014 11:36
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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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Ideas for Budding Engineers

Ideas for Budding Engineers
Fun resources for kids who are interested in becoming engineers. High School Classes at MITCollege Level Classes at MIT (My son Kevin said "I would recommend this for bright homeschoolers")Stanford Engineering EverywhereTryengineering.orgTryengineering.org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. This is a portal about engineering and engineering careersIntel International Science and Engineering Fair Intel has an international pre-college science competition for students in grades 9–12.Design SquadAlthough it looks a little...
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Homeschooling Courses - Aim for Nursing!

Homeschooling Courses - Aim for Nursing!
Wondering what homeschooling courses might help a student who wants to become a nurse?The more biology, chemistry and physics the better!  General bio, and chem are required, physics is sometimes required as well.  Having an AP test in one or all areas will help significantly. course in each area is a BIG deal. The more math the better.  Pre-Calculus is good, but having Calculus before graduation is even better.  I recommend a Teaching Company Course we...
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hi there,my name is Courtney im currently homeschooling in the UK, And I have a place to do adult nursing full time in September o... Read More
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Guest — Becky
For us, taking advantage of the community college was very helpful. My daughter took almost all the non-nursing classes for her nu... Read More
Friday, 22 October 2010 06:52
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Careers for Homeschoolers: Nursing

Careers for Homeschoolers: Nursing
Out of the blue, I was offered a job.  I'm not even looking for a job! Someone just called to asked me to come to work as a nurse.  I haven't worked as a nurse for about 15 years, but I still have my RN license, and they tracked me down.  I was offered $1100-$1400 per week - AFTER taxes, "free and clear money."  They told me I would receive a $1000 bonus for starting work...
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