I just wanted to write and thank you for the encouragement you provided as my daughter applied to colleges this fall. A big thanks for taking time to look over her transcript and make suggestions regarding courses taken through outside sources such as community college and distance learning programs. It really made for a more professional look.
In addition, thank you for the articles about the SAT and ACT on your blog/website that lead me to have Madeleine take both tests. Her high ACT score along with her GPA got her the invitation to Scholars’ Day. I am convinced that her ACT score was a large factor in being awarded the Centennial Scholarship as well as being invited to be a member of the Ina E. Gordy Honors College at Mississippi University for Women. Madeleine’s 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. We are so proud of her hard work and thank you again for all that I learned through your services.
There are sooooo many parents that worry about college and scholarships. You are providing a service much needed by many of them.
Renee in Alabama
I’m always glad to hear about successful homescholars! My daughter also received a full-ride scholarship: she has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy in Westpoint, NY! She spent last year at a military prep school. She was the valedictorian of her class, and she received the “Top Engineering Student” award. I really believe that homeschooling taught her how to learn, and not just how to pass tests. Already, she has taken her education way beyond our homeschooling curriculum!
I wanted to let you know how much your newsletters have meant to me. My daughter, Michaela, is graduating this year and she has already been accepted to the 4 private Christian colleges she applied to with the highest academic scholarship award from each one. She has been invited to participate for a full-tuition scholarship at two of these colleges. We are currently preparing for that, as well as a music scholarship for the worship team and another for theater. Your newsletter this month ( How to Win a Scholarship Competition ) was providential in giving me more insight on how to prepare for the interview coming up next month. Michaela also plays basketball and we are still hoping that she may be asked by one of the coaches to play with a partial scholarship since this has been her goal throughout high school. We are believing that God will pave the way so that we can combine scholarships that will enable her to attend college without incurring any debt.
Again, had it not been for your wonderful newsletters and all your advice through the years, my daughters would not be in the position they are today. So if you ever feel like what you’re doing is not worth it… know that you have been a tremendous blessing to me, to my daughters, and to so many other families.
Wow, this sure does give me hope - I'm fully supportive of my kiddo's dream, but it's gonna be ex-pen-sive because this promising young person is aiming to be a veterinarian. I don't even want to think about how many years kiddo's gonna be in school!!!
Homeschooling high school is a challenge. College prep is an additional challenge on top of that. Many parents struggle because they don't know HOW to create a high school plan that will help them get their children to their intended destination (graduation, college/career, independence).
Most people create a high school plan on the fly, picking up bits and pieces of
Have you ever wondered about the difference between an accredited and an official homeschool transcript? Well, let's start at the beginning. The dictionary defines accredited as, "officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence" or "provided with official credentials, as by a government". Official, on the other hand, is defined as, "of or relating to an office or position of duty,
It can happen overnight. One day, your child is pleasant, cooperative, and enthusiastic about learning. The next day, well, not so much. It can happen to boys and girls. It's common, but that doesn't make it easier for parents to deal with. What do you do with a child who will only do the bare minimum, and really isn't interested