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Declare your Homeschool Independence!

Declare your Homeschool Independence!
Declare your Homeschool Independence! Learn why "old-fashioned" homeschooling is still your best bet for growing passionate learners! Homeschool independently and take your life back! Instead of a "one-size-fits-all" assembly line education, choose the freedom to teach your children at their pace and consistent with your values. Pursue happiness while homeschooling, instead of pursuing the busyness so common in our society. This brand new kindle book will allow you to be a fearless leader in your homeschool...
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Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships

Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships
Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships It can seem pretty scary to be overseas as a missionary, and at the same time want your homeschooled teen to come back to the US for college admission. But guess what? It's possible! And homeschool parents just like you are successful! Check out this letter from Nancy, a missionary mom in the Philippines. See what tips you can glean from her, to help you as you...
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High School Centered Around Interests

High School Centered Around Interests
High School Centered Around Interests Tricia wrote to share her graduation story. Read about her success overcoming obstacles, and creating a high school centered around the interests of her daughter. You'll be so encouraged today!   I would love to share the story of my recent graduate from Homeschool because ours is such a testimony of what God can do when we don't see how it will ever work out! We recently graduated our second daughter...
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How Do You Say Curriculum? Curricula or Curriculum

How Do You Say Curriculum? Curricula or Curriculum
How Do You Say Curriculum? Curricula or Curriculum I pride myself on writing the way that I talk, to make my books approachable and easy to understand. I figure the less you work to read my books, the more information you will learn. I know parents have different learning styles, and like to learn in different ways, so I try to provide books, videos, and social-interaction services that will fit everyone's learning style. But to do...
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Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs

Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs
Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs I got a wonderful letter from a member, and she was very specific about why she felt her daughter got a huge, Huge, HUGE scholarship that covered a full 93% of the cost of attending college! Here is the short version, in case you are in a hurry, but need to know what Kathleen did to become so successful. Executive summary for busy parents Start your transcript early - learn...
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Will More Tests Increase Options?

Will More Tests Increase Options?
Will More Tests Increase Options? Jasmine was doing some research on college counselors, and found my YouTube Tip of the Week " Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor? " "My daughter took the SAT twice, receiving 2250 and 2280 (thanks to your excellent tips!) consecutively. Some people have advised her to take the ACT (some saying that her SAT score is still too low for highly selective colleges, others saying that a high ACT...
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Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges

Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges
Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges I was just talking to one of my Gold Care Club members about the cost of sending SAT scores to colleges. Without planning, it can get pricey When you register for the SAT test, the student can indicate up to four college recipients during registration. Only four score sends are included with your registration; you have to pay to send additional scores. I believe that it is $11-$12 per college when...
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How Much College Debt is Acceptable?

How Much College Debt is Acceptable?
Every person has to decide for themselves how much debt is worthwhile. I can tell you what my debt boundaries are, though, as you begin your research. For me, I think it may be worthwhile only if you can pay back the debt within one year. Estimate how much your child could make at a minimum wage job while living at home for one year. That would be a reasonable amount of debt for your child...
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3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications

3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications
3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications Dual enrollment classes on the transcript Use an acronym before the class title to clearly show which classes were taken at the community college. That shows that senior year classes are harder than last year - a good trend to show.  You can read about that trend in this blog post, Acronym for Outside Classes .  For the classes your student is currently enrolled in, replace the...
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5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution

5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution
5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution Marcy Crabtree of Ben and Me recently started using my Total Transcript Solution. I taught a class for her, and during the class she was telling me all about how much she loves it! The Top 5 Reasons Marcy Crabtree Loves the Total Transcript Solution 1) I know that I'm going to be prepared and that helps alleviate so much fear and so much pressure for me....
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What Grade is My High School Child?

What Grade is My High School Child?
There you are, homeschooling the normal and natural way, not worrying about grade levels. After all, when your child is younger, how can you really tell what grade they are in? Because they could be in 5th grade math, 8th grade spelling, and using a 7th grade history curriculum. But when you have a high school student, suddenly everyone wants to know. What Grade is My High School Child? The easiest way to determine grade level...
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From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers

From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers
Success! I love it when people write to say THANK YOU and share their successes! I got this awesome note from Jen in Pennsylvania. Read some of her tips, and see what you can glean from her experiences today. From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my homeschool-mom journey. I've been a Gold Care Club member for a long time and it has...
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Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens

Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens
So many moms are scared and nervous about college admission policies. Don't be! Policies are constantly changing, and that YOU can influence change in the positive direction!  Be a positive force for homeschooling.  Ask the question.  State the obvious.  Colleges WILL listen to you! Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens    "Following a college tour today, we met with an admissions counselor to get specific details about their admissions policy for homeschoolers. He told me...
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Ooops! Not Done With Math!

Ooops! Not Done With Math!
What do you do when you just aren't done with math before the year is done? Let me give you a few options, and you can decide which is best for your situation. One Book In One Year is Impossible You could measure math credits by counting hours spent on math. Some moms know their child can't complete a whole level each year. For them it makes sense to embrace the way God made your child,...
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4 Ways to Use Huge, Amazing, Tremendous, Wonderful, High School Experiences

4 Ways to Use Huge, Amazing, Tremendous, Wonderful, High School Experiences
4 Ways to Use Huge, Amazing, Tremendous, Wonderful, High School Experiences A mission trip to Haiti, touring the castles of Europe, or sailing the globe - how do you use the amazing things your child has experienced? They are ALWAYS educational and awesome, but when your child is in high school, there are 4 ways to use those experiences to improve your chances of college admission and scholarships . A huge, tremendous, wonderful, high school experience...
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