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Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz!

Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz!
Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz! Maybe you should just finish up the school year by having a popcorn party. It's fast and fun, and a great way to stop one year and take a break before starting up again. Finishing School with The Popcorn Party Plan Not everyone should stop during the summer, but maybe YOU need to stop this summer.  So take the quiz and figure out what is REALLY the best...
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4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs

4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs
4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs Here are four fresh idea for parents with little ones at home. These ideas may be new to you, or ideas you have used before and need to dust-off and use again. I know it can be difficult when you are homeschooling with little ones, or have a large family. It's important to find ways to keep your sanity and make the family run smoothly....
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Know Your State Homeschool Law

Know Your State Homeschool Law
Know Your State Homeschool Law Could you do me a favor? Before you start your new homeschool year, can you quick run over to your state homeschool law, and check it out for me? If your neighbors are doing something that seems a little strange and wacky, don't just follow them blindly. 9 times out of 10, they are assuming that something they see in their local public school is somehow encoded into law. Do me...
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Distance Learning Not College

Distance Learning Not College
As a parent, your work during high school includes planning for and providing the best possible education for your child, so they can learn the life skills they need. It’s your job to prepare your children to be ready for a variety of different possibilities and encourage them to pursue what they need to know in order to function in their job, whether that includes college or not. In the midst of the variety of options for...
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How Do I Graduate My Homeschooler with College Credit?

How Do I Graduate My Homeschooler with College Credit?
How Do I Graduate My Homeschooler with College Credit? Is your child working beyond high school level? Are you wondering how they can earn college credit? Click on Lee's video below to learn how your child can earn college credit while in high school! Are you looking for ways for your child to earn college credit during the high school years? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified...
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Homeschool College - Do Community Colleges Accept CLEP Credits?

Homeschool College - Do Community Colleges Accept CLEP Credits?
I received this message about CLEP credits from a homeschooling parent: "In Florida, the state universities have a reciprocal policy with the community colleges if you complete your AA. So, we'll probably go that route and do his AA via CLEP and dual enrollment." Earning an AA through CLEP credits and dual enrollment wasn't the route we took, but it may work for you. It turned out that our community college would not accept more than...
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Our Community College Stories

Our Community College Stories
I go to a lot of college fairs in my business. At one community college, I was taken aside and warned to tell homeschoolers not to send their young children to community college!  I was told felons, including predators, were known to be on campus, and the staff worry about innocent homeschoolers. Although my children started attending community college early, they were well prepared for college. While there were some positive aspects to community college, they also...
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From Homeschool to Public High School

From Homeschool to Public High School
It is very difficult to have homeschool credits accepted by a public high school. From Homeschool to Public High School Don't be surprised if they don't accept any of your high school credits. They may accept them if the public school is not accredited, but usually it is at the discretion of the principal of the school. Here are some ideas for your transcript that might be helpful if you are trying to move from homeschool to...
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How to Attend Outside Classes as a Homeschool Student

How to Attend Outside Classes as a Homeschool Student
How do you attend outside classes and demonstrate that you are well educated and well socialized? Do you want to take a class at public high school or community college, but you are afraid of what the teachers think about homeschoolers? Let me explain the problem. This blog will help you learn how to attend outside classes as a homeschool student. Some teachers feel that homeschoolers are not well prepared socially or academically.  Often the only...
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OpenCourseWare for Homeschoolers

OpenCourseWare for Homeschoolers
In the realm of online learning, “OpenCourseWare” is the new kid on the block, one worth checking into if you have a homeschool student who does well with virtual classes.  OpenCourseWare (OCW) includes coursework and materials shared freely with anyone via the Internet. Universities such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard, to name a few, all offer OCW, although there is no credit conferred for completion of any courses. I think it’s wonderful that these...
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New to All This!

New to All This!
I'll admit it.  Sometimes parents ask BIG questions on Facebook, and it's hard to answer in a short paragraph.  If you only had a few sentences, how would you answer this new homeschool mom? Posted on The HomeScholar Fan Page : My daughter has been in a Classical Christian school since Kindergarten. She is now going into 7th grade and we want to home school her. She is so sick and tired of filling in work...
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The Difference Between the SAT and the SAT Subject Test

The Difference Between the SAT and the SAT Subject Test
Julie wrote on Facebook: "what is the difference between a SAT and a SAT Subject test?" The SAT measures reading, writing, and general math, and it's the college admission test.  If your state requires an annual assessment, this will probably take care of that. The SAT Subject Tests measures just one subject, like economics or American history, or biology.  Some colleges require these tests, so look at your college requirements. For more information:  http://www.thehomescholar.com/high-school-testing.php That class...
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CLEP Exams: Grades or College Credit?

CLEP Exams: Grades or College Credit?
Using CLEP exams in high school can get complicated. What if you just pass the CLEP exam let’s say with the score of 50?  Does that mean that you are given the college credit for that class but are also given a C on the college transcript like on an AP test?  My daughter is studying for her first CLEP and I want this figured out before we put the time and money in to it....
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SAT Accommodation for Homeschoolers

SAT Accommodation for Homeschoolers
When you struggle with learning disabilities, it may be helpful to get an official diagnosis of learning challenges, and then pursue accommodation on the SAT college admission test.  Accommodation for the SAT can happen, it requires a recent label from a doctor, and that there are specific rules that must be followed. If the essay is a stumbling block, you can also opt for the ACT test without the optional essay. https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/ok-let-s-review . Either the SAT...
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Quick Before the Price Goes Up!

Quick Before the Price Goes Up!
We had a wonderful launch of the Comprehensive Record Solution on Monday. This week we have been offering a special $97 "launch price" for this amazing product.  On Tuesday, Dec 7, however the price is going up to the regular price of $147.  Don't miss your opportunity to snag this game-changing product at the special introductory price.  Find out why Annie-Kate said "I’m sure the investment will pay off handsomely for almost every homeschooling family that...
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