"The official line of the military academies and of ROTC is that they love homeschoolers and the diversity that they bring. However, during the application process, we found that to be not so true. My son had an impeccable resume for academics (4.0, college prep classes, 13 hours from the community college, 35 superscore on the ACT); athletics (soccer every high school year, 5K's, black belt, etc.); and community service hours and leadership depth. We found that he was down-graded significantly for academics because he had been homeschooled, despite the community college and mostly co-op classes that I had nothing to do with. ROTC did the same thing and refused him the larger scholarship. Since that time, we've seen it happen to other homeschoolers as they are turned away, being told to get a year of college under their belt to prove themselves and then apply again. He was accepted to West Point, his second choice.I now recommend to my friends that they "graduate" their kids a year early and do their senior year full-time at the community college. This would have saved us a lot of energy as we jumped through their hoops. I realize it could negate scholarships at some other colleges if they've already finished their first year. With this information in hand, what actions can you take?"
Games for high school students can make learning more fun. Learning through games requires a careful balance of structure and fun (so the kids don't go crazy) and an amount of teen independence (so the mom doesn't go crazy.) Good thing for you, you're reading this just prior to the holidays! A great pre-holiday shopping guide for the teens in your
Not everyone has a homeschool convention nearby. No fair! Let me help you with that! Today you can sign up for a convention all of your own, that you can have one by yourself, from home, on your own time, and in your PJs.
What is a "Master Class"? It is an in depth study into one particular topic. This Master
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Homeschoolers are not immune from the parenting woes the rest of society is facing. Our children live in the real world, no matter how much we love them and shelter them. And
If you have a child in high school and are beginning to look at colleges, you will soon discover there are three different options for applying. The first is the good old fashioned way – applying directly to each college using their college application form. Second is using the Common Application. Third, which is relatively new, is using the Coalition Application.