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Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education

Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education
Homeschooling is successful because we can tailor education to the needs of our own child, giving them information in a way that makes sense to them. ...
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How to Include Boy Scouts on a High School Transcript

How to Include Boy Scouts on a High School Transcript
Learn how to put scouting and other fabulous fun on your homeschool transcript and convert natural learning into high school credit with this fre...
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Put Bible Class on Your Transcript

Put Bible Class on Your Transcript
If you are teaching religion classes at home, I suggest that you put Bible on the transcript, for 1 credit or 1/2 credit, each year you cover that sub...
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From Qatar to College Requires a Transcript

From Qatar to College Requires a Transcript
What do you do when you live and homeschool in Qatar and your child is going to college in the US? Make a homeschool transcript, of course! Margaret w...
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Homeschool Transcripts for Unique Children

Homeschool Transcripts for Unique Children
Homeschool Transcripts for Unique Children Have you ever gone back and looked at your old high school transcript? I looked at mine recently, and it’s a remarkably bland document. It lists the usual student info, the name of each class I took, the teacher’s name, and my grade. It shows my college test scores, the number of days present or absent, and my cumulative GPA. I attended a public high school, but I imagine a private...
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3 Transcript Pitfalls to Avoid

3 Transcript Pitfalls to Avoid
3 Transcript Pitfalls to Avoid It’s August already, and as the summer draws to an end, homeschool parents seem to get busier than ever. Summer can be a busy time! While I’m all for taking a break, it’s important to stay up on homeschool record keeping tasks in high school, especially your transcript. In fact, as I consult with homeschool families, I’ve started to notice some transcript pitfalls that are common to many homeschoolers. Keep an...
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How do you know if the grades and tests match up?
Sunday, 28 August 2016 16:40
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Ditch the Stress and Grab the Confidence

Ditch the Stress and Grab the Confidence
Ditch the Stress and Grab the Confidence It was fun to see another review posted on my book on transcripts and course descriptions. I wrote this book to help homeschool parents ditch the stress and grab the confidence to create beautiful, professional homeschool records, and to save big money on the cost of college. Almost all colleges require an official homeschool transcript, made by the homeschool parent. You do need to know how to make one....
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Putting Public School Classes on Your Homeschool Transcript

Putting Public School Classes on Your Homeschool Transcript
When your child has taken homeschool AND public school classes, it's best to create a homeschool transcript that is a summary of ALL educational experiences. As I explain in my book, Setting the Records Straight you want to be the clearing house, so that the sum of all your child's education is in your single homeschool transcript document. Here are 7 steps for putting public school classes on your homeschool transcript: 1. Choose an acronym Create...
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Hi, Karen. Yes, if you have transcripts from public schools, you'll need to send those separately (directly from the public schoo... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 17:52
Karen Hood
In submitting 3 years of public high school transcripts along with the senior year of homeschool would the official transcript fro... Read More
Monday, 08 June 2020 23:08
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Hi Michele, There are a few reasons... We include those classes, primarily, because they are on our children's permanent record, ... Read More
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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 SamplesYou can count college credits in high school. Below are the specifics of converting college credits to high...
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Guest — Rochelle
Lee, I enjoyed your presentation very much. I would like to add that you can put "number values" on those extra things that are i... Read More
Monday, 28 December 2020 21:50
Robin
Good thinking, Rochelle! Thank you for sharing your ideas! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
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Guest — gladden
Hi Lee. if my child gets a D on a college class but yet, takes it again, at another college and gets an A do I have to put it the ... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2020 18:48
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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 transcriptUse 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 grade with...
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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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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 can be...
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Guest — Lee
Don't you love homeschooling, that allows us to give our kids such rich experiences!!! I love it! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:12
Guest — Donna
This is the perfect read for me today. I am trying to decide how to document an 11-day mission trip to Thailand. My 16-year-old da... Read More
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Guest — Cynthia Dunn
This is not eactly amazing, but.... Two years ago my daughter, 13, babysat weekly for a moms' group. There were typically 6-8 kid... Read More
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 05:24
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How Do I Show 8th Grade Classes on a High School Transcript?

How Do I Show 8th Grade Classes on a High School Transcript?
I get this question a lot: My daughter is in 8th grade and has completed a couple of High school courses this year.  How should I show it on her transcript?If your child hasn't started high school yet, he or she can still earn high school credit. If she has done Algebra 1 or higher, high school biology or higher, or high school foreign language, then it does go on the transcript. Here's how. Curious about...
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Guest — Alejandra Garcia
I have an eighth grader applying to some college prep boarding schools. The charter school will provide a basic transcript, grade... Read More
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Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Alejandra, Of course, Lee helps parents gain college acceptance for their homeschooled students, so I'm not really sure how to... Read More
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Guest — Lee
Dear Sandi, As long as your daughter is doing high school math (algebra 1 and higher), foreign language (using a high school curr... Read More
Friday, 26 June 2015 08:09
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Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!

Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!
Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze! It's that time of year again, when my Gold Care Club members are graduating their children. I love hearing about their successes, and I feel their uncertainty about facing the empty nest after years of homeschooling. I got this sweet note from Jennifer recently. Check it out!With a heavy heart I am writing you an email to say goodbye.  My last home schooled child is graduating in...
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The Real Value of Grades on a Transcript

The Real Value of Grades on a Transcript
The Real Value of Grades on a Transcript I always recommend that parents put grades on every class on your homeschool transcript. Either letter grades (A, B, C) or number grades (4.0, 3.5, 3.) will be equally helpful, but grades are important. I do not recommend using Pass or Fail on your transcript.Colleges award scholarships based on the GPA of your child - and the GPA is determined by the grades you provide. Without grades, you...
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