Put Your Weak Areas First in 4 Easy Steps

Put Your Weak Areas First in 4 Easy Steps

Put Your Weak Areas First in 4 Easy Steps


Your strengths come naturally to you, and will take care of themselves, but weaknesses don’t. Weak areas are avoided, possibly hated, definitely put on the back shelf in hopes everyone forgets them. But strengths aren't like that. If your child just loves art, then you’ll give Christmas presents that are art related, and they will be working on art every free moment. They may do so much art that they don’t have time for other things … such as math, for example. Strengths take care of themselves.

So here is what you need to do.

1. Determine your weak area

Your child may have a weakness in math. You may have a weakness in organization. Focus on weak areas – your child’s first, but also your own. Start by identifying problems. What is the weak area in your homeschool? Everyone has weaknesses. You aren't immune. Figure out what it is, so you can put it first.

2. Commit to putting first things first

Every homeschool parent has a subject they don’t understand, tolerate, like, or remember to teach. When you identify your weak area, you can do something about it! Once you have identified your weak subject, remember to put this subject first. Don't do too much, merely do it first so you can make sure it gets done.

3. Put your weak area first with your time

It’s the first thing your student does in the morning. It’s the one thing you make sure is done every single day. Even when a fabulous opportunity arrives, and all other homeschooling get put on the shelf, this is the one thing that gets done. You always take the time for it even when there is a field trip, activity, or eight-hour theater rehearsal that day.

4. Put your weak area first with your money

It’s the first curriculum you buy each year, and what you are willing to spend the most money on. It’s the only thing you will be sure to reinvest in if necessary. In other words, if you choose a curriculum and it doesn’t work, this is the area you will make a second purchase in – even within the first couple of months of school.



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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 pros and cons of "pedagogy" and "pet a doggy", I think I'd go with petting the doggy, instead.

If you are stressed, feeling inadequate and incapable, I encourage you to take a deep breath. Your child was made for you. You are capable. You can do this. Do you dot need a degree in teaching. The love you have for your children will ensure success.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30



 
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Accredited Online High School

Accredited Online High School

Accredited Online High School


It's that time of year again, when parents are looking for a great school for fall. Some parents are looking to online schools. Let me tell you what you do NOT need as you are searching for the perfect school.

  • State certified teachers - because you know your child best, you are best equipped to guide your child.

  • 1:1 approach to education - because that's exactly what homeschooling is like, the very essence of homeschooling, but we can choose the   approach that is best for out child.

  • Accredited - because not all public or private high schools are accredited, and colleges understand that.

  • Credit recovery course - because we already have that, and call it call that "delight directed learning".

  • Competitive advantage - you can do that at home, too, with a little research. (I suggest The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships)

  • Online - because online learning is NOT optimal as a primary source of education, but is best used as a supplement.

  • State approval - all states have laws that provide for independent homeschooling.

  • High quality curriculum - it's high quality when it fits your student, not just because someone says that it's high quality.

  • Flexibility - there is NOTHING as flexible as homeschooling.

  • Affordability - there is NOTHING as affordable as homeschooling.

  • Self-paced - again, that is the very essence of homeschooling - the best part of homeschooling!


I got this question on Facebook recently, asking my opinion of online schools.
I was curious to see if you are familiar with any accredited online high schools or universities? If so, what are your thoughts? Are they a viable education alternative? ~ Andrew

This article explains accreditation: Homeschool Accreditation. There are major problems I see with online high schools.


Teens should have only 2 hours of technology per day, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Any online school goes FAR over the acceptable limit on time spent online. Learn more about technology use and guidelines in my book: TechnoLogic: How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse.

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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 and to declare your independence from the public system and rigid classroom structure! Learn how to identify and eliminate sources of educational dependence, regain your peace of mind, and rekindle your child's love of learning.

As a part of the Coffee Break Series, my books are designed especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours and hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school! You will get simple strategies, resources, and tools at your fingertips, along with proven strategies to not just survive but thrive while teaching high school math.

Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable, each book in the series will give parents the tools they need to tackle the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time.

Purchase How to Homeschool Independently: Do-it-Yourself Secrets to Rekindle the Love of Learning from Amazon HERE



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Freedom From Public School

Freedom From Public School
Are you ready to take the plunge and start homeschooling for the first time?  It's time to enjoy the freedom from public school!



Homeschooling high school can seem challenging, but it can feel completely overwhelming if you have made a transition away from public school to homeschooling. When you haven't been homeschooling all along, you haven't been able to ooze into the idea slowly.  Lots of parents ask me how to navigate this road.  Here are some easy concepts to begin.First, know your child and trust yourself.  You know your child better than anyone else, so trust your intuition.  With some dedicated time for research, you can figure out what to do, and how to do it.  Many parents have gone before you - it can be done!Second, consider if your child could benefit from "deschooling" in their transition.  If your child seems to need to jump right into academics, provide that for them of course.  But if you think they need some ‘de-schooling’ time in order to regain a love for learning, make that time for them, and don’t rush it.  Whatever you do, don’t try to ‘over school’ all at once as soon as they come home, trying to compensate for what you think they’ve missed. That’s a path to burnout and rebellion!  I also recommend the book, Deschooling Gently: A Step by Step Guide to Fearless Homeschooling.Third, remember that attitudes can change. Sometimes teens come home after being in public school with a really rotten attitude, and it takes a little while for them to return to the cheerful, cooperative person they used to be. I have seen this sort of thing before, and usually when they find something that really interests them, they become easier to live with. Sometimes it’s just a stage they’re going through, a transition. Remember when your kids were babies, and things got really hard and miserable? One thing that helped me at that stage of life was realizing these phases usually only lasted for a week or two; after two weeks, the thing that freaked me out wasn’t freaking me so much anymore. It’s like that with high school, too. In two weeks, this crisis will probably be over – or at least lessened. So hang in there! Things will get better!

For more help, I have lots of help for beginners on my website, and also on Pinterest.




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Do you need summer school?

Do you need summer school?
Do you need to do summer school? Take this quick quiz!


 1. Are you done with curriculum? 

One way to measure a high school credit is when you finish the curriculum.  You only need to be 75-80% finished to be "done" so there is some flexibility. While it's true that most homeschoolers finish curriculum in order to save money (you know who you are!) it's also true that if you are pulling your hair out, it's perfectly fine to be DONE when you are 3/4 finished with the curriculum.

2. Have put in the time? 

Another way to measure high school curriculum is when you put in the number of hours required for a credit. If you have worked for 1 hour or more per day, or if you have 120-180 hours of work in the subject, you can say that your child has earned the credit, and you can be DONE for the year. Often this will happen if the curriculum is so full of books, worksheets and information, that most children won't finish in a year. This can also happen when parents supplement or add to the curriculum.  If you are ready to be done for the year, and you have put in the time, you don't need to continue working until you have finished every assignment or book, you can just be done for the year.

3. Is it a core subject? 

For core subjects like reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, you really do need to finish 3/4 of the curriculum to be done. But some core subjects are easy to finish, and others, like math and science, really take daily effort. When you fall behind in those subjects, it's hard to catch up.  You can let non-core subject drop when you are done for the year.  In high school, instead of granting a whole credit, you might give your child 1/2 credit for foreign language instead, and just stop for the year.  Math is unique, though, and I encourage you to work through summer if necessary to finish at least 80% of the math book.  Colleges want 4 credits of math, so it's important to teach a whole class each year, and without finishing the book, it will be even harder to understand math the following year.

4. Do you need natural consequences? 

Sometimes kids just don't do the work they need to do during the year.  They didn't work enough, they didn't put in the hours, and they NEED to get that core class done. When that happens, summer school is a natural consequence of not getting their work done. Have them work on their core subjects during the summer until they are done.  As the kids are working on those areas, make a plan to prevent the problem from happening again next year. Remember my big two tips for making sure you are consistent with school for next year. First, have a meeting with your child every day to check in on each subject and make sure they stay on task. Second, put weak areas first, so the subjects they are most likely to "forget" are done first thing each day.

Taking a break in summer is important. Even if your child must take some summer school classes at home, that doesn't mean mom or dad needs to work too. Try to get them to work independently so you can get a break from the normal rigors of homeschooling. Breaks are a breath of fresh air that can rejuvenate your homeschool next fall!

If you are thinking about summer school, you might like one of these short books for encouragement.

Creating Homeschool Balance: Find Harmony Between Type A and Type Zzz.....
Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool This Summer: Learning Just for the Fun of it!

 

 
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Educational Gaps

Educational Gaps
So much to worry about, and so little time.  If you are worried about gaps in your child's education, though, I suggest you relax a bit.

 

OF COURSE the will have gaps - we ALL have gaps.


 

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Feeling Freaked Out or Anxious

Feeling Freaked Out or Anxious
Feeling Freaked Out or Anxious About the Coming Year? 

The hardest part about homeschooling is when you are faced with something new.  The first time you had to teach a child to write in cursive, or mulitply, for example, it was pretty intimidating. If you are feeling stressed about the coming year, chances are you are faced with something new.  These are my "OH MY GOODNESS I'M PANICKING!" articles that I hope will talk you down from the ledges!


Taming Middle School Anxiety

Read this article for some suggestions for homeschool parents on how they can gain a healthy perspective about middle school education and prepare their children for their high school years.

Read the article and tame your fears!

Homeschooling High School for Freaked Out and Terrified Parents

My biggest fans are parents who live in "the real world" of real stress. They range from slightly terrified to freaked out! They often feel overwhelmed by details, and crave simplicity. They need minimal information in order to retain their sanity. If given too much information, they become immobilized with fear. Some even panic and bail out of homeschooling. For freaked out and terrified parents, let me explain high school in the simplest terms so you can enter the next stage confidently.

Read the article and calm your nerves!




Stay CalmMy goal is to convince you that you will WIN this battle over fear and become a confident parent of your homeschooled teen!  Please remember to relax and have fun, too!  Don't work yourself and your students to the point of frustration.  Regular breaks may help you to get more done in the long run - AND preserve your sanity.


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Your Plan for September

Your Plan for September
It's time to make your plan for September!  Here are some ideas, to get you started!




Seniors
Locate your favorite colleges online, find the admission application due date, and put it on your calendar. Start college applications on the first day of school during senior year. And no, I'm not kidding! College admission and scholarships are first-come, first-served.
Senior Year Inspection Checklist
Read more! College Admission Book

Juniors
You have a very busy year ahead!  Make sure you have a transcript ready to go, so you can show it to colleges when you visit or go to a college fair. Register for the PSAT now. Call the local high school and say, "I'm a home- school parent.  How can I register my child for the PSAT at your school?"
9 Keys to a Successful Junior Year
Read more! Transcript and Course Description Book 

Sophomores
Sophomore year is a good time to start or continue your foreign language studies, so make sure you remember that in your high school plan.  Register for the PSAT.  It's great practice, it can estimate your SAT score, and it can help with college and career planning.
Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit 
Read more! Teaching Tips for Foreign Language

Freshmen
Do what works! If homeschooling was going well for you last year, it will still work this year.  Take it one step at a time. Focus on the core: reading, writing, math, science and history. That is the best preparation for tests! Teenagers change their minds and college prep classes mean you are ready for anything.
Warning! Teenagers Change Their Mind!
Read More! Planning High School Courses Book on Kindle

Middle School 
Now is no time to panic! 7th and 8th grade is the best time to learn about high school and practice record keeping. Middle School or Junior High is "Training Time" for mom and dad.
Should You Homeschool High School?


Parents
It's time to get back to work, now that summer is over. Now is a great time to take care of the administrative tasks of high school.  Make a transcript and start your course descriptions. You can thank me later, LOL!
Transcript Help
Course Description Help
Read more! Transcript and Course Description Book 


I hope that helps!



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The difference between accredited and official transcripts

The difference between accredited and official transcripts

Have you ever wondered about the difference between an "accredited" and an "official" homeschool transcript?

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You know you are an OFFICIAL homeschooler when.....

You know you are an OFFICIAL homeschooler when.....




Each child has a pile of unfinished projects they still want to finish because they found something else they wanted to do first. ~ Cynthia

You tell the kids to go read in their rooms while mom and the dogs go nap. ~ Bonnie

You're on a first name basis with the UPS man, the Postal Dude, and even the occasional FedEx person. ~ Pam

You find a way to turn a Disney trip into an educational excursion! LOL! Yep, I did that! Lots to learn while navigating an airport, reading maps of the park, riding "It's a Small World" and naming all the countries, walking through the country portion of Epcot......the educational fun never ends. ~ Lisa

You have a lovely group of like-minded ladies you call friends and it's difficult to think of anyone who doesn't homeschool. (Hmmmm...so and so's kids might be in public school?) Your family room decor includes educational posters. ~ Marie

You think of every moment as a teachable opportunity. ~ Yuki

No one wants to help you move because 90% of the boxes are books!! ~ Dolores

When getting ready to go to bed, you realize that you're switching one pair of PJ's for another. ~ Kellie

When you drive by the school and think about how much it looks like a prison block. ~ Sandy

When mom's day out to shop is in search of books and not shoes. ~ Marilyn

The first time you go out during school hours with the kids and you don't even think twice about what people will think!!! ~ Pamela

Your students do not know the answer to the question, "What grade are you in?" ~ Kim

Your son asks if reading up on a specific Tesla experiment is sufficient for free reading hour.... ~ Janey

You no longer even consider putting them in public school! Bobbi

Buying 'school' clothes is all about comfort so they can concentrate, or are useful for doing chores - or both! ~ Susan

You can answer this question with confidence and anxiety, at the same time. ~ Mike

When I say, "WE are in the 9th grade..." ~ Ellen

When areas in your house have designated names like, "The Science Center", "The Library", "The Classroom", " The Computer Center", "The Craft Area", "The Music Center", and "The Hobby Shop"! ~ Ron

You max out the limit on library books, DVD's, etc. ~ Carol

You spend your summer planning the upcoming school year... ~ Samantha

On your Facebook page, it's not about friends anymore, it's about info on homeschooling ~ Donna

It's the first day of public school, yet all your kids are piled in the van on the way to a homeschool support group meeting, singing along to "Grammar Songs" at the top of their lungs. (True Story) ~ Lisa

You forget what grade you are in. ~ Evelyn

The smell of new curriculum totally makes you happy...lol! ~ Julie

It's more important to get started than to get dressed. ~ Wanda

Your child is not sure what grade they are in, so they say, "I'm in all the grades." ~ Tammy

The homeschool convention is your idea of Vacation! They are pretty fun... ~ Olivia

You are not sure when your kids' school start day is, and it is almost August. ~ Rose

The day the new books arrive, and the day each child gets their 'own' pens, notebooks etc seems like a small party. ~ Susan

When "box day" is better than Christmas! ~ Laura

You realize how much they really are learning on field trips and start planning more. ~ Zoey

Your 15 yr. old daughter says, "Daddy, guess what? Mommy and I are going to shop for school clothes tomorrow!" And your husband says, "What are you going to do, buy a pair of pajamas?" LOL True story! ~ Jean

When you purposely take your child to your dentist appointment as an educational thing. ~ Dyann

You realize you haven't had a vacation since you started homeschooling. All your travel has been "educational field trips." ~ Lynn

Your educator relative starts expressing concerns about your child's socialization and chances at college to other family members! ~ Sandee

When your child starts correcting your spelling. ~ Julie

Every vacation is a field trip! ~ Michelle

When the sound of the school bus driving by you house is the alarm clock! ~ Betty

You do not know what grades your children are in. ~ Sharon

When your children have a traditional school friend come over to 'play,' and that friend just kind of stands there staring, not knowing what to do, or how to 'play'... ~ Wendy

You never noticed that your grown-up friends left years ago; mommy and daddy like teaching and Legos too! And books, and poetry, and art, and karate, and old black and white films....oh, did I mention the children's friends left us a long time ago too...we want them back to homeschool them also!~ Julie

When your kids friends come to see if your kids can play outside after they get home from school and your kids answer the door still in their PJ's. ~ Crystal

When your child looks at you and asks what grade he is in! ~ Evelyn



Our unofficial nonscientific homeschool poll demonstrates 
the NUMBER ONE REASON  you know you are an official homeschooler..... 



Confusion about grade level! 



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Alternative Education and Homeschooling Independently

Alternative Education and Homeschooling Independently
Homeschooling is hard enough all on its own, but when others criticize us for our educational choices, it becomes even harder.  That’s why I try really hard not to judge the way other people choose to educate their children, knowing that most parents are doing their very best with their situation.


Because I’m a huge advocate of independent homeschooling through high school, sometimes people who choose to use government-funded programs perceive that I am critical of the programs they use.  Where I live, those programs are called alternative learning experience or parent partnership programs, and classes often happen in buildings called “homeschool resource centers.”

I recently heard from a mom who uses these programs and who felt criticized by an article I had written about them.  She’s found these programs to be a great fit for her child, and was very happy with her choice. In case there are others out there who feel criticized by my perspective on parent partnership programs, let me explain:

My job is to encourage parents to homeschool independently.  Most parents I work with are homeschooling independently, and that's how they find me. My mission—and my job—is to nudge parents toward homeschooling independently.

As The HomeScholar, I’m willing to help anyone, regardless of their situation or educational choices.  I actually have some clients in alternative education and parent partnerships.  That’s fine!  I don’t judge!  But I do I nudge.  In order to encourage parents to be successful homeschooling through high school, I focus on a narrow mission focus: homeschooling independently thru high school.  

Lots of parents can get lots of helpful information from my website, presentations, and resources. But my mission, job, and vocation are to help those who are going alone, and who need a mentor and encourager in their corner.  If that describes you, I hope you will call!


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Grading Estimate

Grading Estimate
Let me guess.  You didn't use tests on all your homeschool subjects, right?  Neither did I! And yet, somehow, my children survived!

 



Some homeschoolers think it's tons of fun to go back through four years of high school records and try to find or recreate every possible test, quiz, and assignment.  For me, that doesn't sound like fun.  I was not one of those people.  Plus I've noticed that even when parents do some forensic grading like that, it doesn't really change what they know to be true.  If you are not a tester in your homeschool, look beyond tests, and think of how you have evaluated.

Because not all homeschoolers use tests, I have created a quick grading estimate for homeschool parents.

Grade A or 4.0
Mastery
Meets high expectations
High standardized test scores
Child love subject

Grade B or 3.0 
Pretty good
Not worth an A
Tempted to do it again

Grade C or 2.0
Not very good
Kept going to the next level

This is one of piece of a Gold Care Club monthly webinar.  They are tons of fun!  I hope some day you'll join me!  You can read more about the Gold Care Club here: The HomeScholar Gold Care Club.



Another feature of the Gold Care Club is the opportunity to ask your biggest questions about homeschooling high school.
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Perfect Children Work Perfectly Independently

Perfect Children Work Perfectly Independently
My children were not perfect.  I'm guessing your children aren't perfect either.  But somehow, some way, we need to get them on the road to independence.  Eventually they will need to work independently on their school subjects.  That's the goal - learning without you.



That begs the questions, “How do I get my student to work independently?”

A lot of people think that high school is the point where students should become self-teaching, but the truth is that students don’t just suddenly wake up on the first day of 9th grade and become perfectly willing and capable of working independently.   That only happens with perfect children, and I haven't met one yet!

Relax!  That's not how it will happen at all!

It’s a training process, very much like teaching a baby to walk. When kids are ready to walk, most of them don’t just stand up and start walking.  Usually a parent spends a long time hunched over them, following from behind, encouraging them on, and holding a cookie so that they’ll want to walk independently.  Frankly, they fall down an awful lot. In the same way, expect your teenagers to try to work independently, and expect them to fail to act independently.

Your job is to follow behind, pick them up and hold their hands, and guide them until they can be completely independent, ready to graduate and go on to further learning adventures!  Keep your eyes on that goal.

Shape and mold.  It takes time.  Lots of time...



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How Do You Encourage Hard Work in your Student?

How Do You Encourage Hard Work in your Student?

Accountability is instrumental in successfully homeschooling high school.

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I just had to write to let you know that my daughter received the Regent's Scholarship for Pepperdine University! This is a $40,700 annual award. I am still in shock daily. We found out a week ago, and it has taken this long for it to actually sink in. Of course this is after hours and hours of work on both of our parts, my daughter writing countless essays and filling out applications, and... Read More

I bought the High School Solution last week and I am part way through the first presentation. So far, I am really liking it. I am green, green, green to home school so I had no expectations except to learn. My favorite part so far is the overview. I'm learning a lot and feel like it is doable. I'm good at organizing and planning I just needed some direction. Some help. After I bought it, I... Read More

I want to give a little testimony and some kudos to YOUI I compiled my beautiful spiral-bound booklet of course descriptions, reading lists, awards & activities, and sample work for my son Sam a few weeks ago. It had a nice cover page, complete with table of contents (which was the most difficult to do of the entire thing!). It was total about 80 pages. It looked professional, and honestly,... Read More

I seriously thank you both as you have made all the difference for our son. I was prepared to send him away next year for high school because I had lost hope, was so scared and my vision had become cloudy. But I have praising God that I found your site a few days ago and now I know I can do this.

I signed up for your transcript program, read through all of your materials and we had a phone consultation shortly afterward. Speaking with you that day gave me the extra confidence I needed to step outside of my comfort zone and let go of my need to "check all the boxes". He was accepted to the University of Texas for this fall to pursue a degree in information technology. Thanks for your... Read More

Long time fan - I used your book to help my eldest get a full tuition scholarship! Your ideas work! Child #2 is a bit more free form in her learning, so I'm hoping to refine my course description skills to help her as best I can. Thank you!

I have purchased all Lee’s solutions and am a Gold Care Club member. I am so appreciative of the quality and caliber of the recommendations from the HomeScholar! I recommend Lee Binz and The HomeScholar to all my friends planning on homeschooling through high school.

Angela in South Carolina
Angela in South Carolina

As these kids were going through their high school years, my homeschool mentor, Lee Binz, helped me realize that seeing their individuality and capitalizing on this as well as their strengths and passions was the ticket to helping each of them gain entry into their next chapter of life. I am so thankful for the instruction, solid support, and mentorship that the HomeScholar provided to me as I... Read More

Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. I will continue to educate myself and check out all the links you emailed me. I look forward to calling you again. I absolutely appreciate and love your service. You are the answer to my prayer on where to begin to learn about homeschooling high school. Thank you.

You have taken an enormous amount of information and put it into bite-sized pieces so that the homeschooling parent can learn the information and process without becoming overwhelmed and frustrated–that goes for beginner homeschool high school parents and those of us who have been at it awhile. And you speak in the videos like a girlfriend who is going through all the same stuff with me! I... Read More

I want to thank you for "Getting the BIG Scholarships". It was very helpful, informative, insightful and practical in its advice and real world application. Now we are armed with the insider information we need to make our son's scholarship applications stand out above the crowd and get noticed!

I have purchased all Lee’s solutions and am a Gold Care Club member. I am so appreciative of the quality and caliber of the recommendations from the HomeScholar! I recommend Lee Binz and The HomeScholar to all my friends planning on homeschooling through high school.

It really made for a more professional look. You are providing a service much needed by many. Her scholarship will be paying for four years of tuition, out-of-state fees, room/board, book stipend as well as $5000 toward a month summer abroad program. Thank you again for all that I learned through your services.

This information is so much more than I ever could have hoped for from anyone! You're truly providing a wonderful service. Thank you so much for your help. I had this little voice in my head telling me I needed to keep great records through middle school, so I have been doing it right along. Glad to know it can work for his high school transcripts. Thank you for your words of wisdom. You've... Read More

Lee!!!!!! You don't even realize what a blessing your blog post was to me today... SERIOUSLY! I was actually talking to the Lord about this yesterday; then you post this! Amazing! Thank you so much! May God continue to bless all you do for Him and us home schoolers! You're awesome!

Real live samples, like the sample Course Description and Grades and Credits Resource sheet, really clarify things and give homeschoolers a starting point in creating their own, which is very helpful! The “Record Keeping” section was very good too. This topic and the way you present it would be extremely useful for parents new to homeschooling high school. I was impressed by your knowledge... Read More

In applying for the summer institutes I used your model to the best of my ability. I watched the videos enough to have them pretty much set to memory. I plan on putting together a complete comprehensive record ASAP. I want to have available my son’s accomplishments in a neat and presentable package. Without you, our homeschool would not be as organized record keeping and academically, and my... Read More

Hi Lee, It's been ages since we've spoken, but I have been thinking about our family's homeschool experiences and of course, you came to mind! We would never have changed our decision to homeschool our three daughters, we would, however, signed up as a Gold Care Member, much sooner! This year, we will be attending another University Graduation, as all three of our daughters are receiving their... Read More

Thank you so much for the wealth of information that you share! You have given me the knowledge and courage to do more than I ever felt possible, especially the ability to maneuver the high school transcript and college application process. Our daughter was accepted to all six schools to which she applied. She was offered various scholarships to each of them, and she received a full four-year... Read More

Lori in New Hampshire
Lori in New Hampshire

Thank you so much for sharing your personal journey, expertise, and encouragement! Our family knows that homeschooling is exactly where God wants us, but sometimes, while it seems we're trudging through the trenches, your advice is exactly what God uses to keep me focused and productive. Homeschooling 3 high schoolers and having two preschoolers, keeps me pretty much permanently logged in to your... Read More

Thank you so much for this info and for talking with me today. Your personal experiences that you shared with me, along with all the information, really helps a lot. Thanks for listening also. I tend to talk a lot, so it is refreshing to find someone who actually listens and thinks some of what I have to say is worth listening to. One thing during our conversation that I meant to mention was how... Read More

Jean in North Carolina
Jean in North Carolina

You guys on the support staff are really fantastic, I have never had better customer service. It is a rarity in this day and age sometimes.

I am writing to say thank you and to share our success story with you. Our was just accepted early decision into College! Your resources were invaluable in helping me wade through the application process. I used both your Total Transcript Solution and Comprehensive Record Solution. I recommend your materials to all homeschoolers who have high school students, and I also agree with your... Read More

I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what I should be doing to prepare for college admissions. I decided to purchase the Gold Care Club, learned loads about junior year and homeschooling high school through the Club and Lee's other materials, and was able to prepare a transcript, go to a college fair, visit colleges, and... Read More

During the registration process, one of the representatives stopped me and said, 'Your documents for your son were amazing. We would like to use them as a model for others, as they were really helpful for us and especially for homeschoolers!' Of course, I followed the Comprehensive Record Solution that you provide, and heard about your success with the admission process…. but never expected to... Read More

I'm a Gold Care Club member. You have been such a blessing, giving me the advice I need each week. My husband has been really impressed, too.

I listened to the webinar the other day while working in the kitchen, and I was so encouraged!  I am currently homeschooling the last four of our twelve kids, and have seen "real time" how well our graduates have done both in college and the work force.  Still, it was nice to have the reinforcement of the studies that Dr. Wile presented.I really wish that I had had the information that I've... Read More

THANK YOU. My daughter applied online to the university of her first choice. She had to send in a copy of her transcript. We sent that in, but in addition and thanks to your guidance we also sent in a cover letter followed by her Comprehensive Record. Your assistance via the phone was invaluable and was a great confidence booster as we embarked on this journey. Thanks again!

Thank you so much Lee!!!! I have loved all of the webinars I have watched and really appreciate the workbooks! This has been my first year homeschooling. I have a son in 9th grade and his sister will join him next year. A lot of people thought we were crazy for starting homeschooling in high school, but with the help of fellow homeschoolers and your wonderful resources (recommended to me a... Read More

Your homeschool transcripts and records were the best organized and documented I have seen.

Bryan Jones, Admissions Director at SPU
Bryan Jones, Admissions Director at SPU

Dear Lee, Honestly, we are IN AWE of the resources you’ve got here. With our journey into high school just beginning, we are SO happy to have you with us! Thank you again for putting together such AMAZING resources for the homeschool community!

Lori and Scott in Georgia
Lori and Scott in Georgia

It was so great talking with you today! Thank you so much for all of your advice, your time, and your encouragement. I am so excited to know I have someone so knowledgeable that I can go to for help with everything regarding homeschooling high school! The email you just sent my way today is a treasure trove. You really know how to listen and know what to recommend! I have already sent my son to... Read More

Thank you, Lee, for making me feel like I can teach high school and prepare them for college. You have really made me feel that this stage of my home schooling journey is doable.

I have been following your advice for 3 years now! Last year I leaped into the Gold Care Club with the purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution.  I am so thankful for your willingness to mentor the homeschool community. My family has just gone through the college application process for the first time.  Thanks to you, I felt very aware of what to expect, and confident in our coursework,... Read More

Kathy and daughter, Sarah
Kathy and daughter, Sarah

I just finished going through it and I am amazed at the wealth of information you have provided for homeschool parents and their high schoolers.  As I am in thick of the application and admission process, I can confidently say that you have done your homework very thoroughly, the information you share is right on, and this product is going to save many homeschool parents time, energy and... Read More

I have seen no other site on the web better equipped than yours to help homeschooling high school students, and I will be telling others nothing but good things about your site. I am the type who researches something and eventually becomes reasonably well educated on the subject. This is what I have done when it comes to homeschooling our high school daughter. I have spent many months getting up... Read More

The High School Solution is an online membership site designed to support and encourage parents who are homeschooling their children through high school.

A veteran homeschool mom herself, Lee Binz shares the tried-and-true tips and tricks she learned while preparing her own children for college and while helping other homeschool parents do the same.

The High School Solution is well... Read More

Susan Anadale, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Susan Anadale, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

I have loved all of your work, ideas, and especially Lee's coaching me through the homeschool transcript and college issues process. You helped daughter get accepted into 11 colleges and helped her get a partial scholarship. You helped us receive guidance for other important college issues, for which we are most appreciative. And thank you, Lee. so very much for your excellent coaching with... Read More

Lee is an expert in homeschool transcripts. Many people send me things to review but Lee's stuff really grabbed me. I said 'this is a like minded person. This is woman with the voice of experience and the common sense that so many of us are so desperately looking for in the educational world.' Lee has the expertise of a professional to help with this tricky issue of assigning credits and grades... Read More

Andrew Pudewa, Director of IEW
Andrew Pudewa, Director of IEW

Even though I am in the field of education, finding a plan for homeschooling high school and preparing good college transcripts was not easy. Then I came across Lee’s website and everything changed. I joined the “Gold Care Club” and can’t wait for my weekly discussion with Lee. I now feel confident that my daughter will have the necessary transcripts for graduating high school as... Read More

Sue, mom of Brittany
Sue, mom of Brittany

I have been using your coffee-break books, newsletters, and your Total Transcript Solution package for the last several years for my oldest daughter. We have been working on college paperwork for months. She now has enough money to go to school this fall!

Listening to your online workshops, reading the coffee break books, and the transcript package with the bonuses that came with it all... Read More

I loved the way you compared "finding a college" to finding "the love of your life." That really put a perspective on college hunting that I hadn't thought of before. Your step-by-step outline of the process used to help your sons' find a college is straight-forward and easy to understand. How I wish I'd had this information when I was helping my two oldest daughters find colleges. This... Read More

I received so much wonderful help and support from Lee over the years. I'm pleased with how the whole home school journey has turned out. Our oldest son, Daniel, is currently a junior in Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati, our daughter, Pearl, is a sophomore in nursing working toward a BSN specializing in Women's Health at Christ College and working as a PCA at the Christ... Read More

I strongly recommend this book to all homeschooling parents who think that college might be in their child’s future. It not only demystifies the process of college preparation, it will also put you at ease as you help your child make one of the most important decisions of their young life.

I want to highly recommend Lee's services to anyone who has questions about the high school years! I had a consultation with her yesterday and it was so helpful and amazing to watch the transcript fill before my very eyes. I think as homeschoolers we can be VERY critical of our little schools and I didn't even realize how much was learned last year. Lee's service is truly a blessing and her rates... Read More

Thank you for the wealth of information you provide on your website. I was reading your article on record keeping. I am one of those "What??!!! I didn't know I had to keep records!" people. I really appreciate all your help! You are the BEST!!!

In April, my homeschooled senior daughter was applying to a very competitive specialty summer college program at a major Ivy League university. I had to come up with a really professional looking transcript, FAST, and I was really dreading it.

However, I ordered your Homeschool Total Transcript Solution and it was all you said it was! I was able to write brief course descriptions and find... Read More

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions at the conference. I’ve been praying for an answer to my unique needs in homeschooling my oldest son. I believe God answered my prayers by sending me to you. A huge weight was lifted after speaking with you and your husband. It’s hard for me to let go and let God have complete control of our homeschool, but I’m learning and it’s getting... Read More

Janel in North Dakota
Janel in North Dakota

I am finished with the transcript!! Thank you so much for all your help and guidance with the Total Transcript Solution. I feel really good about the grades my daughter has, taking more into consideration than just the averages on paper. I know full well that effort played a big part in her high school career too. The last 2 years of high school, she really grew up and figured out how to get her... Read More

I have purchased all Lee’s solutions and am a Gold Care Club member. I am so appreciative of the quality and caliber of the recommendations from the HomeScholar! I recommend Lee Binz and The HomeScholar to all my friends planning on homeschooling through high school.

I loved Finding a College.  It was so helpful, so much great information!  You shared many of the concerns that I had about college. I see so many "so called" Christian Colleges/University's that are no different than a secular school.  That concerns me.   I will continue to pray, I know God can always change things, but that was really neat.

You helped me out a couple of years ago, and assisted me with a high school transcript for my son Landon. I was just beginning to deal with some brain tumors and several surgeries and so appreciated your help. Things are still not as easy for me as they used to be and I did very little homeschooling with my then 13 year old Austyn that 2008-2009 school year. I thought I would give you an update... Read More

Lee, you are THE BEST homeschool encourager!!!! You are a tremendous blessing to homeschoolers and I am telling my friends to check out your site and your terrific resources---I wish I told some of them sooner.

Sharon in Connecticut
Sharon in Connecticut

We have been accepted to almost every University we applied for, most with scholarships. I believe your transcript and Comprehensive Records was one of the key factors. I spoke to several schools, public and private, and they found the transcript excellent. I think your records helped us convince them we were worth investing in! What a sanity relief your webinars are! "You do make them look good... Read More

Lee Binz is a genius at taking complex information and making it simple. She simplified the information in a fun and quite comical way. I felt so empowered! I now have the information I need to turn what my children enjoy doing into credits on their transcript. I highly recommend visiting her website and purchasing her book!

Monica, Blog:
Monica, Blog: "Chocolate Covered Boy Joy"

You provide a much needed service. I must tell you that I've spent the past three hours going over all the materials and still haven't exhausted all that you offer. Your service is an answer to prayer. It's very late, (nine hours ahead of west coast time) so I must close but I will be contacting you soon. Thank you for providing a first-rate service.

Thanks you for your time to advise and encourage me. You are definitely gifted in listening and also analytical skills. I consider every minute and dollar spent a worthy investment for me as well as our entire family. Thank you for choosing to use your gifts and talents and wisdom to help me. I am truly thankful to you! I also believe we have a lot in common and wished we lived near one another.... Read More

Your webinar has certainly bailed me out! This is for my son who was not interested in any more schooling and then suddenly changed his mind after graduation. I had started to buy your program, but after seeking help with our homeschool group they told me not to bother with a transcript. I will be telling everyone in our group to at least take your webinar on transcripts. I agree this should be... Read More

Your latest newsletter is very inspiring. I liked the curriculum article and the straightforward tips on how to sort through all the various choices available. Your husband's articles are excellent; they’re consistently relevant, humorous and insightful. I enjoy seeing his perspective as a homeschool dad. You are certainly a blessing to home schooling moms like me. You have been an answer to... Read More

Lee Binz deftly guides parents about the dangers that accompany gaming and internet addiction in this valuable book. Follow her advice, end the power struggles with your children and teens over their technology use, and be well on your way to rebuilding harmony in your family life.

Kim McDaniel, Author and Parent Coach
Kim McDaniel, Author and Parent Coach

I've been doing a happy dance all day and I just had to pass the excitement along to you! Late last night I took the plunge and submitted my first ever high school transcript accompanied by 13 course descriptions to our state college after applying for dual enrollment for my upcoming junior. I used your template "Academic Record by Subject" from the Total Transcript Solution package and I... Read More

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your audio workshops. I often listen to them on my iPod while I walk in the mornings or on my computer while I’m making dinner. They offer such practical, in-depth advice, and such an affordable product.

I’ve always considered myself a manly kind of dad…but after reading Lee Binz’s book, my fears were confirmed that I’ve been a little afraid of the college scene. Perhaps it’s because of my own college experience or what I see now at colleges, but I wasn’t convinced college is a good thing. Lee helped calm my fears, reassured my inner-dad, and walked me through the whole process.... Read More

I have been so blessed by your newsletters, website, and the Total Transcript Solution. Last October, my daughter was accepted and awarded the highest academic scholarship from all four of the private Christian colleges she applied to. Two of those universities invited her to compete for “up to full-tuition scholarships,” and in early April, she was awarded the Presidential Honors... Read More

Hi Lee,

Thank you so much for all the help you have given me over the past years. I really appreciate you and your advice. On Saturday, I graduated my youngest child who will be heading off to Liberty University in the fall. What a blessed journey it has been and you have been a big part of the success we have experienced.

I am an organized person but your help in staying on top of... Read More

Kathleen in North Carolina
Kathleen in North Carolina

Thank you so, so much for all that you are doing. I have needed support like you offer for a number of years now. It has felt like we've been going on to the end all alone. Now I feel supported. I am just nervous to call or email you for help. One of these days I will be brave. Thank you, again. You are one of my heroes.

I followed the principles that you teach and our son has received selection to the Air Force Academy! He also received full scholarships for his second and third choice. Thank you for your passion and for making the information you share available to everyone! We are very grateful!

Lee, I couldn’t have done it without you and I give thanks to God for leading me to you!! Thank you for all your help and coaching over the last two years, I feel so thankful and blessed!!

I have been following your advice for 3 years now! Last year I leaped into the Gold Care Club with the purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution.  I am so thankful for your willingness to mentor the homeschool community. My family has just gone through the college application process for the first time.  Thanks to you, I felt very aware of what to expect, and confident in our coursework,... Read More

Dear Lee,

I attended the North Carolina Homeschool Conference several years ago when you were speaking. My daughter was just beginning High School and I felt lost. You were wonderful! I left the conference feeling energized and encouraged. I read your books, watched your Youtube videos and your DVDs. I can't tell you how often we used your advise in Dual Enrollment, college visits,... Read More

Tracy in North Carolina
Tracy in North Carolina

The support and information The HomeScholar provided helped me confidently perform that task, and now my son has been accepted into the college of his choice! Believe it or not, his smile was even bigger than in the picture when he got that acceptance letter! Thank you, HomeScholar!

Kelly and her son, Cole
Kelly and her son, Cole

First, Lee, you have been a great help in answering my questions concerning my daughter taking a Gap Year. Second, I raved over your High School Planning Guide and the Sample Grading This is how I felt after downloading everything offered on the Gold-Care membership: I know for certain that in the near future I will be choosing one of the Transcript Templates to make my own official transcript... Read More

With your guidance and the Total Transcript package my daughter got into her top school choice and was offered enough scholarships that they would be paying her each semester.

I found Lee Binz while searching the internet. My husband and I set up an appointment with Lee.  Talk about hand holding! It was just what I needed. She answered all my questions about SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP, and PSAT testing. She helped me set up a plan for the next four years. It was wonderful. The best part? My husband and I left the meeting as a team. Even today I still feel 100% better about... Read More

Tressa in Washington
Tressa in Washington

Your book, 'Setting the Record Straight' helped me compose my own unique transcript and course description document. Mine did not look like any of the examples in your book, but as you encouraged in your book, I found my very own style.

My daughter was not only accepted to the one and only school she applied, but she was offered the highest scholarship they award and invited to join their... Read More

You saved me many tears by helping me with your Gold Care Club this past year... Just so you know our son has been accepted at all the colleges he has applied and one admissions officer commented "I can tell by his transcript that you have done a great job homeschooling him". Thanks Lee!

Your kind words written back to me filled my heart with joy!! I appreciate that you took the time to read what I wrote. That really tells me that you are 100% invested in your business, but I already had that impression anyway!

I only wish that I had found your resources earlier in my daughter’s homeschooling high schooling years. I would have saved myself so much time and energy.

I... Read More

The FEAR has been alleviated (THANKS to you!!) The audios were incredibly insightful and PACKED full of information! The ebook was the most VALUABLE tool I've seen on the nuts and bolts of transcripts! You literally answered EVERY question that came to mind. I know I will refer to it often. You are a blessing indeed.

I'm feeling all sorts of feelings - panic, insecure, frustrated that I'm not done with all the paperwork, etc. I uncovered a pile of my school related record keeping items and discovered your book Finding the Faith to Homeschool High School. I randomly opened to page 85 and read about The Great Pause. Thank you for writing this book. I read about 20 pages and I felt like you were exactly... Read More

There is so much here to value. The course descriptions are absolutely wonderful! I absolutely love it when I realize that we are taking a class that you have already outlined for us. The different options on the transcript is also great, especially when you have kids with early high school credit.

Thank you for your educational website. The Total Transcript Solution has been very helpful! In the last month -- since we found your site -- we have been making changes regarding our record keeping etc. Your other articles have also been beneficial in the planning for future courses, CLEPS and SAT preparation, etc. Thank you for the work that you have done in assisting families in their... Read More

I have purchased all Lee’s solutions and am a Gold Care Club member. I am so appreciative of the quality and caliber of the recommendations from the HomeScholar! I recommend Lee Binz and The HomeScholar to all my friends planning on homeschooling through high school.

Angela in South Carolina
Angela in South Carolina

I am writing to say thank you and to share our success story with you. Our was just accepted early decision into College! Your resources were invaluable in helping me wade through the application process. I used both your Total Transcript Solution and Comprehensive Record Solution. I recommend your materials to all homeschoolers who have high school students, and I also agree with your... Read More

I love Lee Binz!!!! So full of valuable information, support and inspiration! The Gold Club was very worthwhile! I appreciated the opportunity to have those weekly phone calls with her when I had specific questions. She is awesome! Everything I have bought through her program has been a worthwhile and valuable purchase.

Robin in California
Robin in California

Thank you so much for the links and resources. Thanks, too, for being available to talk yesterday. I truly enjoy talking with you! You help me to feel more confident about putting Meaghan's transcript together. Lee, you have so much knowledge and wisdom to share about home schooling high school, preparing for college, and putting a transcript together. Thanks for sharing it with others! You are... Read More

You have created such an incredible resource and I'm thrilled to be mentored through these high school years. It's obvious you are a woman of great excellence. I believe you offer so much to the homeschool community and you obviously care deeply about the education of those choosing to educate their children at home.

Pastor Diane in Washington
Pastor Diane in Washington

Your presentation was FABULOUS and fills a GAPING need in the homeschooling community. You teach people how to take their unique homeschooling experience and translate it into a college-prep program. What a gift!! You helped bring clarity and focus to areas that needed attention. I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on your college series. I will buy anything you produce!

Dear Lee,

Thank you! Thank you! My name is Michele Williams and I am one of your Happy Customers! I have a daughter that is getting ready to graduate, she is my first and I was so nervous on how to go about doing her transcripts. I ordered your transcript package and watched your webinars hoping to learn how to make them look good and what exactly to apply to them. She is an artist and had... Read More

Lee Binz has hit the nail smack on the head for clearly identifying the impact technology is having on our children, families, and schools, and what to do about it. TechnoLogic demystifies a very complex issue, helping readers to sort out problem areas and identify solutions. TechnoLogic is for everyone who cares about creating better lives for children.

Cris Rowen, Author of
Cris Rowen, Author of "The Virtual Child"

Lee understands the struggles that mothers face when they take on the challenge of homeschooling through the high school years. But more than that, she knows how to point moms back to Jesus. Lee is right. Homeschooling is a gift. Your kids may drive you crazy from time to time … and that’s okay. Let the challenges push you closer to Jesus.

Heidi St. John, The Busy Mom
Heidi St. John, The Busy Mom

Our daughter had chronic Lyme Disease. I was stressed wondering how we were going to get her through High School. Then I found you! With your ebooks, emails and blog I was able to create a high school centered on her interests and be creative with how she learned each subject. Your clear method for keeping course work and making transcripts was so easy that I was even able to help friends... Read More

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 been invaluable to me. I wanted to thank you! My son is away at college in his second semester of freshman year. He is doing great and although the course work is rigorous, he is WELL prepared for college. Many people in my life would question... Read More

I ran across a story in an article that referenced how much Lee Binz had helped the author with homeschooling high school, so I decided to give her a call. She had a special “Gold Club” membership which included access to her resources, a special email address, and a 20-minute phone consultation with her once a week to pick her brain about any questions or concerns I might have. I decided to... Read More

Jean in North Carolina
Jean in North Carolina

I was just telling my husband how good it feels to have a coach. He is a realtor and he has a coach too, so he sees the value in it. I look forward to talking to you next week. I have my list going and I will email you with a heads up before I call. Have a great week.

Sheila in California
Sheila in California

What you do is a wonderful ministry.  I gleaned wonderful insights from your seminars at the convention. The information on transcripts was so simple and straightforward, that I'm actually looking forward to getting started. I've been avoiding writing my course descriptions until now too. But now, I'm more encouraged, more energized and more motivated than ever before, thanks to you.   I'll be... Read More

I have purchased all Lee’s solutions and am a Gold Care Club member. I am so appreciative of the quality and caliber of the recommendations from the HomeScholar! I recommend Lee Binz and The HomeScholar to all my friends planning on homeschooling through high school.

Angela in South Carolina
Angela in South Carolina

I'm just a grateful mom who wouldn't do without Lee's continued valuable help at this point in my homeschool career! I still have two in high school so I have a ways to go and I still depend on her wisdom and wonderful resources for those of us who are homeschooling through high school. Lee's input enabled me to prepare a "Comprehensive High School Record" for my son which allowed me to present... Read More

Lee is extremely professional and relevant to homeschooling. All her tips and recommendations are clearly explained and ideas I wouldn't have considered. The voice of experience (successful experience at that) is *always* valuable!

Thank you for your resources on the Gold Care Club. I now feel confident that with your help and resources I can do it on my own and make her transcript for her, thanks to you. I feel so supported being able to ask you questions each week.

I used your transcript & watched your videos on grading, etc! I’m so thankful for your program & information! I would have been so lost without it! I’m happy to report that my son, who is a senior, was admitted to his first choice college & he received a top 4 year scholarship!! That came as a nice surprise! He has received 2 scholarships so far & some the deadlines are approaching. Thank you... Read More

I have really enjoyed having your support in our journey through homeschooling. I especially enjoy the online workshops! I am so happy that I've made this purchase and have no regrets. You are a blessing in our lives. Thanks again.

Again, just 20 minutes with you and I feel so relieved! This "high school" thing is gonna be alright! Thanks for the list of books. Reading is the love language of both of my boys also. So I truly appreciate this list to give me a foundation. The new school year is starting, and I am introducing folks to you left and right and hope that they jump on board, since your info has been priceless to... Read More

As one of your Gold Care Club members, I am so excited to share our good news. We are so proud of our daughter, Kiana, for being selected for the top scholarship. Thank you for all your help in preparing her transcript, commenting on her essays and completing her comprehensive file. I am so thankful that I discovered (and purchased) BEFORE my girls began high school. Kiana has been accepted to 6... Read More

Tracey Pieters in Mexico
Tracey Pieters in Mexico

I thought I would also take this chance to thank you for your assistance with my daughter’s transcript and course descriptions. The information that I learned in your book, seminars, and talking with you personally gave me the confidence and knowledge to create a solid presentation of records. My daughter received multiple scholarship offers. She turned down a full tuition scholarship at one... Read More