Search - Quix
Search - Content
Search - News Feeds
Search - Easy Blog
Search - Tags

Last Call for College Visits!!

Last Call for College Visits!!
If you have a high school junior, it's VERY important to visit some colleges now. It's virtually impossible to know "the real college" unless you visit it. By next fall, your child will need to start college applications. If at all possible, visit colleges while classes are in session, so you can get to know students, professors, and see the campus "in action." That means that you need to hurry, though. Colleges are finishing up their...
  1015 Hits
  0 Comments

Practice Makes Perfect!

Practice Makes Perfect!
I tell people that they should start "practicing high school" in 7th grade. I forget that even "practice" can be stressful. I've been taking an accounting class for my business (and hating every minute of it!) I was sitting there feeling completely overwhelmed, wondering how I was ever going to become knowledgeable enough to do this job! Then it dawned on me that I felt this exact same way when my kids were in 7th grade!...
  52 Hits
  0 Comments

Don't Drop the Ball!

Don't Drop the Ball!
Preparing students for college admission is a lot like being a juggler. You can be successful if you don't drop the ball! Each spring I get frantic phone calls from parents, asking for help getting their kids into college. Their Suzie or Jimmy wants to go to Harvard, but has never taken math...and didn't hear about SAT testing...and they want to know what I can do to help. At that point, there really isn't much I...
  1012 Hits
  0 Comments

Bonnie and Clyde Weren't Homeschooled!

Bonnie and Clyde Weren't Homeschooled!
Once upon a time, my children went to public school.  In fourth grade, they invited my son Kevin into the prestigious "Academically Capable" program.  We had lots of trouble that year, but nothing so profound as the "Oregon Trail" fiasco.  You may well wonder what could possibly go wrong in an Oregon trail unit study!  Each student was given a family identity, and followed them through the Oregon Trial.  One day the teacher told the students...
  589 Hits
  0 Comments

Conservative Catholic Colleges

Conservative Catholic Colleges
When I was at the Catholic Homeschool Convention, one woman gave me a list of what she considered to be "truly Conservative Catholic Colleges." I don't think she was saying that this was a comprehensive list, it was just colleges she was most familiar with. I realize that every family is unique, but I also thought that someone might really appreciate this list, so they can check it out for themselves. Colleges can look so similar...
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Denise M
Lee, Wyoming Catholic College is in a town called Lander (pop. 6000). It really isn't near any metro area. We visited the college ... Read More
Tuesday, 04 August 2009 10:55
  1955 Hits
  1 Comment

Professional Child Raisers!

Professional Child Raisers!
This morning on the opinion page of our newspaper was this quote: "As my wife is fond of saying, our son was raised by dozens of Professionals (mostly teachers) and two amateurs." (Seattle PI "Band Teacher hit all the right notes" Guest Columnist Bob Roseth) I was SO shocked by that quote! They are saying that not only are school teachers professional educators" but they are also "professional child raisers!" Yikes! I believe that homeschooling parents...
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
Hi Sharon, Yes, it's true, LOL! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 10:39
Guest — Sharon
LOL I can just hear the indignation coming through your words! (big smile)
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 10:14
  1933 Hits
  2 Comments

Pilgrim Moms and Pioneer Moms

I always enjoyed the stories we read to the kids about the Pilgrim's journey into the New World. They had the courage to face the unknown, armed only with a belief that life could be better outside the oppression in the Old World. I view the earliest homeschooling moms in the same way. There were no promises made to them. They faced hardships daily. They had few, if any, external resources to draw upon. They set...
  998 Hits
  0 Comments

High School - Think Early, Think Often!

High School - Think Early, Think Often!
Humans, by nature, tend to fear the unknown. This is particularly true for parents of young students when it comes to homeschooling high school. They will often think: "How could I possibly teach high school level subjects?" They also fear that their decision to homeschool high school will jeopardize their children's future, including college plans. Sometime parents will have themselves so convinced that homeschooling high school is an impossibility that by the time they reach middle...
  1011 Hits
  0 Comments

CLEP Study Helps - Part 2

CLEP Study Helps - Part 2
Once we determined that they knew enough to pass a CLEP, then we started to study for the test so that they would get a good score. It seemed like the REA books were the best prep once we go to that stage.   We used CLEP exams only for the things they already "sorta knew." So, typically, just reading through the REA book and taking the practice tests was enough, since they already were able...
Recent Comments
Guest — pyngthyngs
Lee, I agree with you about the REA CLEP Study Guides. They are high quality and do a great job of preparing homeschoolers or any... Read More
Friday, 16 May 2008 12:29
Guest — Yvonne
Thanks, Lee!
Saturday, 10 May 2008 14:17
Guest — Lee
Yvonne, Here is what the Amazon website says: "Research & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists... Read More
Friday, 09 May 2008 18:09
  1031 Hits
  4 Comments

CLEP Study Helps

CLEP Study Helps
When we did CLEP, I preferred using the Official Study Guide by College Board® as a entry-level "can we pass this" assessment. Here is the link: I chose that book because it had a sample test from EVERY CLEP, and we were just looking for an over view assessment at that time. I usually preferred Princeton Review study materials for everything, but in this one instance it seemed like the Official Study Guide worked better for...
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Kristine
Thank you for this, it's exactly the post I was looking for. I remembered you'd used 'something' to get an idea of the test and t... Read More
Sunday, 13 May 2012 05:37
  70 Hits
  1 Comment

Academics and Attitude

Academics and Attitude
*** A client was dealing with attitude problems with her 13 yo girl*** I know how difficult it can be to deal with "attitude" rather than academics. I can suggest one strategy that seems to help with older teens - and it may work with a mature 13yo girl. I suggest that you have HER choose curriculum. Not just "any" curriculum. But give her three choices for each subject: 3 math, 3 english, etc. Make sure...
  1012 Hits
  0 Comments

Rock-a-bye-Baby!

Rock-a-bye-Baby!
With my impecable 20/20 hindsight, I wish I would have had long, long talks and intense reading assignments about the importance of SLEEP!!  My sons have not given me a drop of concern about drugs, sex, violence, or even healthy eating.  Now that they are in college, the place where they seem to be dropping the ball is SLEEP.Teach your babies the value of SLEEP.  It can help you think, it can make you nicer, it...
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
Jan, Jan, Jan! You must know my kids! They do ALL those things! I have absolutely positively NO ideas about getting my college ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 May 2008 06:00
Guest — Jan
This is all so true! My ds has been taking all nighters before every major test this year (his freshman year in college). He eve... Read More
Tuesday, 06 May 2008 18:36
  1689 Hits
  2 Comments

First Choice College for NMSQT

First Choice College for NMSQT
** Lisa had some questions about the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT)***Dear Lisa, Congratulations about being National Merit Scholarship Qualifiers! Wow, that's a big deal! Both of my boys were commended students, so we didn't actually go through the scholarship selection process. Even commendation was a big deal for college merit aid - so good job! You have probably seen already that the National Merit is a difficult and complex scholarship to apply for, and...
  55 Hits
  0 Comments

Science and Worldview

Science and Worldview
Unlike math and computer science, there are world view issues that come into play with science. Try to find a science program that works for your own beliefs. We used Apologia, and LOVED it, and I believe it was fabulous preparation for my sons. One of my boys went into engineering in college and was well prepared by Apologia. My other son was able to pass a CLEP exam in Biology after using Apologia, so I...
  60 Hits
  0 Comments

Military or Missionary?

Military or Missionary?
I have quite a few clients that are military or missionary. When my clients are in the Seattle area, I go to people's homes and spend three hours teaching families about high school (mostly to moms who don't have time to read all the books on the topic.) Once I started getting more out of state clients, I realized that visiting, say, Illinois wasn't going to work for me! That's when I filmed myself giving the...
  1529 Hits
  0 Comments

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/

More Encouraging Posts

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
  • 49
  • 50
  • 51
  • 52
  • 53