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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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Guest — Lin
We have used distance learning for two of our kids. The first is pursuing her degree from home using College Plus. The second is a... Read More
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:10
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Well done, Lin! You found a way to take care of what your kids needed. As homeschoolers, that's the best we can strive for! Robin... Read More
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:24
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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 when...
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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 2 CLEP...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Chris, When my children passed a CLEP, I gave them 1 high school credit, and gave them an A. I put "Honors" by those classes... Read More
Thursday, 02 February 2012 08:10
Guest — Chris
How do you grade a CLEP for the High School Transcript. In other words, my son passed a CLEP with a 56 (Western Civ 1) I need to... Read More
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 18:59
Guest — Lee
Dear Sherri, Yes, it's possible, but it takes some research. If you search my website for "Dual enrollment CLEP" you will find a ... Read More
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:09
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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 had...
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Guest — Robyn Campbell
We have had a mixed reaction to our child's CC experience. The thing that worries me is how I see her changing. And she doesn't se... Read More
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:05
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh, Robyn! I'm so sorry! I have watched SO MANY of my homeschooling friends go through the same thing! It's disheartening, I know!... Read More
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 21:25
Guest — Lisa
I think this could apply to any college be it a community one or not.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:41
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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 public...
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Guest — JW
Community college can be a fantastic option. My child has a year under her belt and hasn't encountered rated R stuff yet. That w... Read More
Saturday, 05 July 2014 11:20
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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 courses...
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Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Terrific info, Jackie! Thanks!
Thursday, 23 August 2012 20:04
Guest — Jackie Ryan Masek
1) We have done OCW and love it! It isn't nearly as easy as they make it sound, though. But, you know me, I'm a Google Master Extr... Read More
Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:13
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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 sheets, and...
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Guest — J W
You don't have to do every single problem in the workbook.
Friday, 08 July 2011 18:55
Guest — Toni
We've been homeschooling for 14 years. My oldest is a math whiz (and now a finance major in college). Saxon didn't work for him,... Read More
Friday, 08 July 2011 07:00
Guest — Leslie
A couple of suggestions for math, find out if they did the ENTIRE set of problems (in Saxon), maybe it's just a matter of less vol... Read More
Friday, 08 July 2011 06:58
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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 will teach you...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Julie! Sorry - here you go! http://www.thehomescholar.com/high-school-testing.php Blessings, Lee... Read More
Monday, 02 May 2011 16:48
Guest — JD Wetmore
The testing link you provided isn't working.
Monday, 02 May 2011 16:41
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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.Thanks...
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Guest — Madison S., “The CLEP Review Gal”
Hi Lisa, each school has its own CLEP policy, most use the ACE B-Level Recommendations. See http://professionals.collegeboard.com/... Read More
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 15:31
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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 or...
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Guest — Sally Hess
Lee, Thanks for this information. I have a couple of kids that might need more time for tests and was wondering how I can find in... Read More
Monday, 31 January 2011 21:11
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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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Guest — Lee
Hi Anita, No, you don't need to continue paying. You get a free month of Silver Training Club which is normally $27 per month, ho... Read More
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 18:08
Guest — anita
HI Lee I appreciate what you are doing- however I am wondering if I have to pay 27 dollars every month once I sign on- It appears ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 17:32
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LAUNCH OF THE COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION AT NOON PACIFIC TODAY!!

LAUNCH OF THE COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION AT NOON PACIFIC TODAY!!
In just a few hours the website will open up for orders of my latest solution, The Comprehensive Record Solution.    You can preview it now so that at noon you will have all the information you need to JUMP on those Fast Mover Bonuses.  Just remember, the order button will go live at exactly 12 Noon Pacific Time!Here is the link: http://www.ComprehensiveRecordSolution.com Here's a summary of what you get with The Comprehensive Record Solution:Module 1: Encourage"Getting...
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LAST CHANCE TO WIN COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION!

LAST CHANCE TO WIN COMPREHENSIVE RECORD SOLUTION!
Today is your last chance to enter our blog contest to win The HomeScholar Comprehensive Record Solution for FREE!  Here's how it works. We want to hear about your hopes and dreams for your high school student.  I want to know what you truly believe about their future, and then....I want you to tell me how creating a beautiful comprehensive record for your child will help them achieve their potential.To enter the contest, please answer the...
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Unexpected Benefits of the PSAT

Unexpected Benefits of the PSAT
There are lots of benefits of taking the PSAT; practicing for an important test, receiving financial aid for college.  Last week I found an unexpected benefit!  When children see a public school environment, it can have surprisingly positive consequences!  This letter from Sheri explains what her son learned in school the day he took the PSAT. What a Difference a Day Makes!Hi Lee,I thought you might enjoy hearing about my son's day (well, really just a...
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