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Inspiration for Course Descriptions

Inspiration for Course Descriptions
Google is a marvelous thing!  It's possible to find course titles and descriptions with a simple search!  For example, the website for the Indiana Department of Education has a page of Course Titles and Descriptions. That means acres and acres of real public school classes for you to stare at in amazement, enjoying their strange mixture.Look at the variety of course titles here - great options!  Look at the words for course descriptions - mix and match!...
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Transcript Decades Later

Transcript Decades Later
Rosie called to ask about transcripts.  Her grown son graduated from homeschool many years ago.   He completed college and got an advanced degree as well.  Then there was a problem.  He went overseas for work, and the government overseas wanted to see an official transcript.  Her son had a master degree from an accredited state university, and they still needed a homeschool transcript for high school.   I encourage ALL parents who homeschool high school to complete...
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Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to check it out. I'm definitely enjoying the information... Read More
Thursday, 20 June 2013 16:28
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This Book is a Must-Read

This Book is a Must-Read
It was so nice to see a new 5-star review of my book, Setting the Records Straight.  Sometimes positive encouragement is so... encouraging!Setting the Records Straight5-Star Review by Susan KilbridThis book is a must-read for those of you who are thinking of homeschooling through high school. Lee Binz goes through the process of making a homeschool transcript step by step and makes what to some is an overwhelming job seem easy. The book is full of real-life...
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The Problem with Homeschoolers

The Problem with Homeschoolers
One of the biggest problems with homeschool parents and how to avoid it. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Free Live Training Webinar on February 19th

Free Live Training Webinar on February 19th
Join The HomeScholar for a free LIVE presentation!“A Homeschool Parent's Guide to Grades, Credits and Transcripts” will give you the information and confidence you need to succeed in creating AMAZING homeschool transcripts that the colleges will LOVE! There will be lots of time to get your high school record keeping questions answered by an expert!Everyone who registers will receive an audio recording of the class, so while we are together you can just sit back and...
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"Your One Stop Shop for Transcript Help"

"Your One Stop Shop for Transcript Help"
Home & School Mosaics  wrote a wonderful review of my Total Transcript Solution!  Look what they said! Your One Stop Shop for Transcript Help Total Transcript Solution ReviewBy Renita TerrellI LOVE this product!! I have a freshman this year and the information in this product and on Lee's website are invaluable. Completely invaluable. Total Transcript Solution is a gem to have to help you navigate the sometimes frightening waters of High School Transcripts. Shoot, even High School...
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Surprise! Course Descriptions Needed Early!

Surprise! Course Descriptions Needed Early!
The trials and tribulations of having a gifted child...  It's not as easy as it may sound to others.  Surprises happen.  And you know, surprises are rarely convenient! For example, Lauren was surprised to find out she needed a transcript and course descriptions for her 14 year old, but it really paid off! I wanted to tell you that my oldest son just was accepted to the dual enrollment program at Georgia Perimeter College. Here in...
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Guest — Evelyn Krieger
This is so helpful, Lee. My daughter,14, is taking her first Coursera history course through Princeton. It is challenging, but s... Read More
Sunday, 21 October 2012 12:17
Guest — Kristine
Great story!!
Sunday, 21 October 2012 03:35
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Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon

Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon
What's better than bacon? Keeping your files safe with Carbonite! {Note: this post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but sadly, not enough for a latte.}   Most homeschoolers don’t have the time or energy to back up all their data like that, but disasters can happen.  A single computer virus, a major computer crash, or a household disaster or theft can destroy all the hard work you put...
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Amazing Records! A Model for Others!

Amazing Records! A Model for Others!
Lisa was so excited to take her son to college this fall. I often hear stories of "Shock and Awe" and Lisa has a great one! The college loved her homeschool records so much, they asked to use them as an example for other homeschoolers! Dear Lee,We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,"Your documents for your son when applying to...
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What Goes on the Homeschool Transcript?

What Goes on the Homeschool Transcript?
By the time you’re finishing your student’s high school transcript during their senior year, you may start wondering how you can possibly fit any more information on that one little page!  But make sure you’ve got all the important stuff there! A parent recently asked me whether she should put her child’s SAT scores and her grading scale on their transcript, and my answer, in general, is yes!  Including this information on the transcript can imply that...
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Homeschool Summer Credits

Homeschool Summer Credits
Summer is the perfect time for fun miscellaneous activities like summer camps, swim teams, home improvement projects and family vacations! I understand that is a lot to balance, but have you ever wondered if your students can receive high school credit for any of these activities? It’s possible! Both of my boys earned their P.E. credits during the summer months through a swim team they participated in.You can count credits even though they’re over the summer...
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Guest — J W
I always estimate the number of hours spent on horseback based on the camp's sample schedule and add it into the hours of PE. I a... Read More
Thursday, 09 August 2012 21:36
Guest — Lisa Bergmann
My teens' summer has been very full of valuable and educational activities, such as volunteer work, Scouting activities, Farmer's ... Read More
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:04
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Naming Your Homeschool High School

Naming Your Homeschool High School
Ever wonder what to call your homeschool or what to call your homeschool courses on your student's high school transcript? It’s a pretty important piece of your homeschool transcript, especially when it comes to naming the courses your student have completed because you want to be sure that the college evaluating the transcript will be able to easily recognize the courses. Someone who was wrestling with this decision asked me if they should include the fact...
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Guest — J W
Did you have any cheese to go with that whine? LOL!
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 18:11
Guest — Lee
We tried to avoid "Our Lady of Perpetual Whining" as a name.... Lee (tee hee!)
Sunday, 29 July 2012 14:20
Guest — Vicky Perry
Thank you for all your wisdom. We so appreciate it here at our homeschool home.
Sunday, 29 July 2012 14:18
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Book Saves Bacon! Result Priceless!

Book Saves Bacon! Result Priceless!
I was chatting with my Friends on Facebook, kind of complaining about a lack of summer in Seattle actually, and Anna commented about how my book, Setting the Records Straight, "saved her bacon" LOL!  It was so sweet, but then she sent a follow -up message. Anna wrote: "I would be remiss if I didn't give credit where credit is due. The hardest part was starting the transcript. I stared at my header for a few...
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Transcripts or Course Descriptions?

Transcripts or Course Descriptions?
   Although most homeschool students utilize transcripts for college admissions, many students are also now submitting a homeschool portfolio when they apply to colleges.  What’s the difference, and why should you use a portfolio?  In general, a transcript is a one-page piece of paper that gives a college the opportunity to get a snapshot of your student, and decide whether they get a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down on admissions.  A portfolio, also known as a comprehensive...
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Transcripts for the Rest of Us!

Transcripts for the Rest of Us!
It’s not too hard to create a stellar transcript for a student that excels in all they do, but what about the more average student who struggles in certain areas, and may be a little reluctant to learn?  How do you make their transcript look acceptable without any stretching of the truth?Usually the first thing I suggest when I consult with somebody in this situation is to figure out what your child does for fun. There...
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