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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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Guiding Your Child Through College Applications

Guiding Your Child Through College Applications
Guiding Your Child Through College Application It's tempting to think you can let your child go to fill out college applications, and they will be mature enough to handle it from there, but that's not how it normally happens. There are so many details, deadlines, and complicated forms, it's difficult for a young adult to figure out the system. Working on it without help can make a difference in scholarship awards. The help of a parent...
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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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