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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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How to Put Crochet on Your Homeschool Transcript

How to Put Crochet on Your Homeschool Transcript
You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other delight directed learning on a high school transcript!? You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other handcrafts on a high school transcript!?Mandi asked, "My daughter has taught herself to crochet and makes bags, headbands, coasters and whatever else pops into...
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Guest — Jill B
Lee, thank you so much for sending me the link for this article today. (The Gold Club is worth it's weight in gold!) The article m... Read More
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:15
EMILY BYRD
I am in absolute agreement, Jill B. My daughter also spends many, many hours crocheting and quilting. I have wanted to give her ... Read More
Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:54
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Jill, What a sweet encouragement it will be for Lee to read this! Thank you! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:18
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Cosmetology for High School Credit

Cosmetology for High School Credit
Sometimes we forget how many homeschool high school course options there are for our kids to choose from. Are you teaching an occupational education class in your homeschool? If your child loves to spend time painting nails or trying out all the hairstyles on Pinterest and just enjoys all things having to do with beauty, why not consider cosmetology for high school credit? Occupational Education: Cosmetology You can call an elective class “Occupational Education: Cosmetology.” Some public high...
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How Do I Name My Classes?

How Do I Name My Classes?
How Do I Name My Classes? Are you stumped on how to name classes on a transcript?  Click on Lee's video, below, for some tips!How do you name your classes in your homeschool? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!If you need help with homeschool record keeping, check out the Homeschool High School Record Keeping (Online Training) class for some help, just...
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Super Senior or Delayed Graduation: The 5 Year Plan

Super Senior or Delayed Graduation: The 5 Year Plan
When deciding whether or not you'll have your student do a 5th year of high school, or a Super Senior year, you'll need to weigh the desires and maturity of your student against their age and abilities. It's normal for a child to graduate high school between the ages of 17 and 20. For many parents, that means that you can provide a 5th year of high school and still graduate your child on time. Although graduating...
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Guest — Olga Houston
I have a question about super senior year. My son is doing a super senior year for the purpose of STOA debate tournaments. I sig... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 18:58
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Olga! Those are some good questions! These are the kind of questions people ask Lee during Gold Care Club consultations, becaus... Read More
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:44
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A Common Sense, Easy to Understand Approach to Homeschooling

A Common Sense, Easy to Understand Approach to Homeschooling
A Common Sense, Easy to Understand Approach to Homeschooling  Recently, I had the pleasure of holding a webinar with Hal and Melanie Young of Raising Real Men! They are parents of six real boys and two real girls and have been homeschooling for two decades. They said some sweet things about me - check it out!Hal Young spoke about the significance of homeschool independence and flexibility. “This is one of those important things because as homeschoolers, we...
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Are You Put Together?

Are You Put Together?
When I go out, I try to look put together. You know, make up on, hair styled, appropriate clothing. Sometimes I get caught on my way home from exercising, which is embarrassing! But on the whole, I want to be ready to see people when I'm out and about. Good thing, too, because sometimes another homeschooler will spy me at Starbucks!As a homeschool parent, you need to have your homeschool records look put together too. One...
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Guest — Barbara
Great advice as always, Lee! The Comprehensive Record Solution has been a life saver for us! Just wondering now about how we pre... Read More
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 21:56
Guest — Lee
Thanks for the feedback, Barbara. I'm so happy the Comprehensive Record Solution has helped you. For ideas on submitting to the ... Read More
Thursday, 18 September 2014 05:22
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Homeschooling High School is a Lot Like Exercise Videos

Homeschooling High School is a Lot Like Exercise Videos
My girlfriend Laura was chatting with me about the workout video Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred one day. It claims that I could lose 20 pounds in 30 days. I was watching  the demo on YouTube (sitting in front of my computer in a cushioned, swivel chair) thinking about getting the video so I would be in shape for all the upcoming weddings. Great idea, right? Then my husband brought me back to reality. "It looks hard....
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Guest — elsie
Jill, that sounds like a good idea. I have heard about using the timer method for other tasks but didn't think of it for transcrip... Read More
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:27
Guest — Jill Robinson
Elsie, I have used the timer method -- set the timer for 10 minutes or 15 minutes and do as much as I can until the bell rings, an... Read More
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:48
Guest — elsie
I know I need to write my transcripts, but how do i find the time to do it? Between FAFSA forms, tax forms, paper piles, home scho... Read More
Monday, 09 February 2015 11:32
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How Do I Show a Public School and Homeschool Mix on a Transcript?

How Do I Show a Public School and Homeschool Mix on a Transcript?
Did your child start high school in a public school and then began homeschooling in 10th or 11th grade? Or did your child start high school as a homeschooler and finish up in a public school? Regardless of the details, how do you include a mix of homeschooling and public schooling on a transcript? Click on Lee's video below for some ideas to help you indicate all the ways your child was educated on your homemade...
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How to Document Audited Classes on a Homeschool Transcript

How to Document Audited Classes on a Homeschool Transcript
How to Document Audited Classes on a Homeschool Transcript If your child is taking a class at a public school or private school, then I encourage you to list the school and the class on the transcript the same way it would be listed for other students.  Create an acronym for the name of the school. Here is a breakdown of what I mean: You might use the acronym LHS for Lutheran High School. Your class...
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Thanks! When you first posted this I didn't think I'd need this tip, but then my daughter and I were idly looking at summer quart... Read More
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 19:29
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Co-Op Classes on a Transcript

Co-Op Classes on a Transcript
There are lots of ways to put a co-op class on the transcript. Some parents want to highlight that the class was taken in the co-op.  Other parents don't want the information necessarily to be included, they just want to know how to get it  on there the right way.  So let me describe the two ways to do that. Option 1 You can emphasize the class was taken at a co-op.  That is particularly helpful...
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Guest — Chris in Tx
During my daughter’s high school years we followed a college preparatory curriculum. During this time, she took a total of five c... Read More
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:15
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wow! Thank you for the detailed description, Chris! You have a wonderful plan for your course descriptions. Keep up the good work!... Read More
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The Difference Between Test Grades and Transcript Grades

The Difference Between Test Grades and Transcript Grades
In this video, I talk about the difference between grades you give on tests and grades you put on your homeschool transcript. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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The Difference Between Transcripts and Course Descriptions

The Difference Between Transcripts and Course Descriptions
In this video, I discuss the difference between transcripts and course descriptions. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Transcripts in 45 Minutes!

Transcripts in 45 Minutes!
Shirley Solis had a lot to say about creating transcripts for her son! "Homeschool transcripts can be overwhelming if you don't know what you are doing! I am going to share my experience of how I created my son's transcript in 45 minutes!I have an expert friend who helped me create a transcript for my son. She has been doing this for years and teaches step by step how to gather the information and make this...
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Comprehensive Record Saves The Day!

Comprehensive Record Saves The Day!
I have a confession to make! I actually used my own Homeschool Comprehensive Records last month! It's true! My son Kevin is headed to graduate school, and he needed to know his immunization records. Since that is required by Washington State Homeschool law, that was a part of my Comprehensive Homeschool Records. I opened my binder, quickly found the immunization records, made a copy, and emailed it to my son. Presto! Crisis averted!And then it struck...
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