5 Top Tips About Weighting Homeschool Grades

5 Top Tips About Weighting Homeschool Grades
I often get asked about weighting honors classes on a transcript. Have you taken my free class on grades, credits and transcript before? Sign up for free homeschool transcript help . Here are my top 5 tips about weighting grades. I don't recommend we...
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The Final Sacrificial Culmination of the Homeschool Years

The Final Sacrificial Culmination of the Homeschool Years
If you regularly use words like field-tripping and work-shopping, this tip is for you! Bonnie writes about how her final sacrificial culmination of homeschooling was creating course descriptions that earned her daughter some sweet merit scholarships....
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Deanna Pathio
Thank you Bonnie for sharing! After reading your post, I am so glad I found The Homescholar when my son was in 8th grade! I found ... Read More
Saturday, 21 April 2018 19:35
Lee Binz
Oh I remember than convention so well - it was sure hot that day! I'm so glad to be able to help you, Deanna! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Saturday, 21 April 2018 21:52
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How to Gear Up for Junior Year

How to Gear Up for Junior Year
Junior year is the time that can have the most impact on getting into college and getting scholarships. You can be prepared by doing some research ahead of time. My Coffee Break book can provide some great Junior year readiness: Junior Year is the Ke...
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How to Make the Final College Decision

How to Make the Final College Decision
Let's talk about how to make that final decision about what college to attend. Sometimes it's REALLY easy to make a decision. It's easy when the teen loves the college, and the parent has figured out a way to make it affordable. Other times it can be...
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Online Dual Enrollment Classes

Online Dual Enrollment Classes
Online dual enrollment classes are available in many states, but, like anything else, have pros and cons. Before enrolling, become informed, so you make wise decisions for, and with, your child. On the positive side, taking college cla...
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What to Submit with Your College Application

What to Submit with Your College Application
The college admission process can be a long and grueling process, filled with strange forms and processes that you haven't heard of before. All this can feel pretty overwhelming, which is why we are putting together a new Solution product to hel...
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5 Colleges Request One Homeschooler for Full Tuition Scholarship Competitions

5 Colleges Request One Homeschooler for Full Tuition Scholarship Competitions
I was so excited when I was talking with my Gold Care Club member, Lori, from Idaho. Her homeschooler had been invited to FIVE full tuition scholarship competitions!  Five colleges were so eager to have her homeschooler on campus, they want...
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Melissa Hunt
Wow! Congratulations to Lori and Sam! I’d like to know more about the private SAT prep class that he attended. Do you happen to ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:45
Lee Binz
Hi, Melissa. Unfortunately we don't have more details about the classes that Lori found for Sam. Maybe google SAT prep class in y... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 19:06
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Technology Addiction and the Coming Zombie Apocalypse

Technology Addiction and the Coming Zombie Apocalypse
Every once in a while, I'll run across a parent that says "My child is struggling with a gaming addiction" or other tech-related addiction. Often, these parents will say, "She's very bright, but cannot apply herself because of this issue" or "his beh...
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Add an Abbreviated Activities List to Your Transcript

Add an Abbreviated Activities List to Your Transcript
It's important to include an abbreviated activity list on your homeschool transcript to show the uniqueness of your child in a quick overview. Learn more about how to make a transcript here: How to Make a Homeschool Transcript When you give your home...
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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.}

 

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Top 10 Take-Aways from The College Launch [Virtual] Convention

Top 10 Take-Aways from The College Launch [Virtual] Convention
Parents and teens loved the free convention classes last month! The response was so phenomenal in these courses, I have identified a huge need in the homeschool community, and I'm preparing a new solution to help parents successfully launch their tee...
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Elizabeth Barnett
My two high school juniors and I enjoyed the College Launch Convention. I think that my children were given a lot of good informa... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:59
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Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]
A degree in teaching will NOT make you a better home educator. Certified teachers often struggle to let go of teaching and testing. Those skills are important in a classroom of 30, but not as helpful when you are homeschooling your own chil...
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From Transcript Intimidation to Confident Excitement in Just One Hour

From Transcript Intimidation to Confident Excitement in Just One Hour
They call me the "Homeschool consultant who won't make you cry." When I gave my free class on transcripts last month, I said the class was a "No-Transcript-Shaming Zone" for parents who were uneasy about transcripts. And Johanna agrees! Read this! ​"...
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How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript

How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript
When your child is working hard on studying for the SAT or ACT, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this a class, and put it on the transcript. Let me provide some simple do's and don'ts for putting test prep on a homeschool transcript. You ...
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Cindi Goertz
This was very helpful--and timely as our daughter just took the SAT and has logged many hours in prep for that as well as the PSAT... Read More
Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:05
Lee Binz
I'm so glad to help, Cindi! I figure if a student is just doing a little test prep, then adding it to your English class makes sen... Read More
Monday, 12 March 2018 17:40
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How to Change a College Scholarship Policy

How to Change a College Scholarship Policy
Here is the problem. Colleges all have very unique, very different policies from one another. In addition, college admission policies can change over time, sometimes quite suddenly, it seems. That's why half the time the answer to a specific question...
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