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Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled

Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled
Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled Getting into Julliard is like getting into Harvard. You really have to have it ALL - academics, special talent, passion, and luck! Anytime you are trying to get into a highly selective school, it requires some extra effort from both the parent and the child. Recently I received this lovely thank you note from a Gold Care Club member . Their family achieved wonderful success! "I have enjoyed...
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BRAND NEW book, Simple Science for Homeschooling High School

BRAND NEW book, Simple Science for Homeschooling High School
BRAND NEW book, Simple Science for Homeschooling High School "Houston, we have a problem!" Homeschool parents often approach teaching high school science as if being asked to build the space shuttle. But teaching your kids science doesn't require a PhD. All it requires is a willing heart, an organized approach, and some simple facilitation skills. There is no reason for science to be scary. You don't have to work at NASA to teach your teens effectively!...
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Take This Class and Love Every Minute of It!

Take This Class and Love Every Minute of It!
Take This Class and Love Every Minute of It! Each time someone takes my free class on grades, credits, and transcripts, I ask for feedback. I update that class every few years, and feedback helps me to improve the class each time. But, I have to say, Cindy went over-and-above on her specific review of “A Homeschool Parent's Guide to Grades, Credits and Transcripts” . She said she loved every minute of it!     Dear Lee,...
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Test Preparation in Middle School

Test Preparation in Middle School
  Test Preparation in Middle School What do you do to prepare for the SAT and ACT when your child is in middle school? Read these 7 ways to effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT before high school. The best test prep in middle school is making sure you do a good job with reading, writing, penmanship, and math. Also, providing practice with fill in the bubble tests can ensure that they will be successful...
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Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic

Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic
Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic Common Application FAQ: How to Answer Those Tricky Questions   “What is your title?” Guidance counselor Home Educator Homeschool Parent “Graduating class size” 1 N/A Not applicable “Are classes taken on a block schedule?” No N/A Not applicable “Graduation date” 06/16 (Insert June of senior year) “Do you use AP curriculum?” Yes (if approved by College Board® ) No (if not approved - they still accept AP scores) “Do you provide...
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Robin
Hi Leslie, Hi Leslie, They want to know if your homeschooler is part of a homeschool association or diploma program of some sort... Read More
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:28
Robin
Those kind of ambiguous questions are very stressful, Leslie! You wonder what the implication is for your homeschooling and your f... Read More
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Can you help?

Can you help?
Do you have beautiful children and/or a budding photographer in your home? I need a specific photo for my upcoming new book on technology, TechnoLogic: How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse . Can you help? I need a high-resolution photo similar to the one above, with a variety of people (parents, teens, tens, and toddlers) all using technology and not seeing the world around them. If chosen, your photo could be...
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What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator?

What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator?
What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator? Sometimes homeschooling high school can feel overwhelming, confusing, frustrating, and panic-inducing. What is the difference between "pedagogy" and "pet a doggy" anyway? And does it even matter? Well, statistics show that homeschoolers do a better job of educating their children regardless of the parent's educational background. That means knowing words like "pedagogy" isn't going to make your children better.   So, if you are trying to weigh the...
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How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best?

How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best?
How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best? I've explained in a earlier blog post the 3 Ingredients of a Great Course Description : a paragraph about what you did, a list of what you used, and a description of how you graded. Within those suggestions, you have a LOT of latitude! You can have a very SHORT description about your grades, and say only "1/3 tests, 1/3 lab, 1/3 daily work." Or...
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How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Homeschool Transcript

How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Homeschool Transcript
Dual enrollment. It can be such a sticking point for homeschool families making a homeschool transcript. Follow the 6 steps below to put dual enrollment on your child's transcript. This post will tell you how to put dual enrollment on a transcript. Want to see what a scholarship-winning transcript actually looks like? Click to download The HomeScholar Record Keeping Samples Choose an acronym Create an acronym for each college or high school location where your child...
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Ami Brainerd
Kathleen, I had the same understanding. Maybe different colleges have different systems/designations. I don't know any local unive... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2019 21:16
Lee Binz
Each high school across the nation may assign credits for dual enrollment differently. That makes it confusing for homeschoolers w... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2019 22:07
Lee Binz
If English 103 and English 104 are each full college courses (4, 5, or 6 credits) - according to Lee's definition - they would eac... Read More
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Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar

Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar
Andrew Pudewa Recommends The HomeScholar Recently I worked with Andrew Pudewa of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) on a series of classes teaching parents how to determine high school credit for IEW products. We’ve known each other for many years and collaborated together on a number of projects before, and it's always fun. This time I enjoyed chatting with him about my Total Transcript Solution. This is what Andrew had to say: “If I...
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Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year

Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year
Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year Wow, some families get all the luck! I got this message from a mom who got an AMAZING college offer for her daughter. Check it out - their college experience will only cost $400 per year! You can't even have a child live with you at HOME for that little money! Woo hoo!!!     Dear Lee, I wanted to thank you, SO MUCH, for your guidance and expertise ! In...
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South Carolina Wins the Wacky GPA Prize!

South Carolina Wins the Wacky GPA Prize!
South Carolina Wins the Wacky GPA Prize! And the winner is... South Carolina Public Schools! They get the prize for the silliest, most nonsensical grading scale conversion! Do not be fooled - this is NOT a requirement for homeschoolers. This is a public school grading scale, not a reason for more gray hairs, ladies. My intention is NOT to make fun of a public school system or anything, but let's take a look at it and...
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Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating

Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating
Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating You know how bad things can happen to good people? Well, massive yearlong cheating can happen within good families, even with sweet children. While uncommon, it does sometimes happen. There are things you can do once you recognize a problem - and things everyone can do to prevent it from happening to them. What do to when you recognize the problem These are different options that parents have when...
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Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School

Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School
Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School Here are 16 resources for the BIG GAME we call homeschool high school. Read these tips for each step of the way. Each section has an article and resource, if you want some encouragement. Learn how you have the home field advantage as you homeschool through high school. Tailgate Party = Elementary School Learn to love learning True socialization Article: 6 Ways to Declare Homeschool Independence Book:...
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I Cherish Your Reviews!

I Cherish Your Reviews!
I Cherish Your Reviews! One of my coffee break books has 25 reviews, and has earned 4.8 out of 5 stars, but you know what? It just got another review! Listen to this! College Scholarships for High School Credit: Learn and Earn With This Two-for-One Strategy! You can find my whole series of books on Amazon: The HomeScholar's Coffee Break Book series Book Series. I really appreciate the reviews I get on Amazon. If you have...
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