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Homeschool Statistics Prove Success

Homeschool Statistics Prove Success
Do you ever think about homeschool statistics and the success of homeschooling? There are currently over 2 million homeschool students. How does homeschooling compare to public education really? Let's talk about How and Why Homeschooling Works ....
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Current Trend in College Self-Reporting

Current Trend in College Self-Reporting
A current  trend in college applications now is for student to self -report everything and be admitted based on the facts the student gives on the application. Self -reported grades, GPA, test scores, etc. After the student is admitted, the coll...
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4 Ways College Increase an Applicant Pool and Why

4 Ways College Increase an Applicant Pool and Why
Colleges want more applicants. In the college business, they are more highly rated when they have more applicants than they can accept. Anything a college can do to get more applicants will allow them to reject more applicants. That raises their perc...
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Homeschool High School: Driven Crazy by Drivers Ed!

Homeschool High School: Driven Crazy by Drivers Ed!
I remember when I was homeschooling high school.  Sometimes I'd get hung up on ONE small issue that would drive me completely BATTY!  I remember wishing for ANYONE to give me one clear, concise, yes-or-no answer.  One issue I seemed to stress about was driver education.  Wendy asked a question I asked myself years ago!



Hi Lee,
I'm putting together my first transcript and I've seen differing credits (.25/.50)/grades for Drivers Education on samples.  I have to be honest, I guess I hadn't thought of putting it on her transcript and I don't know, it feels like a gimme or fluff  to put it on there.   So I thought I would get your thoughts.  She did complete 24 hours of classroom instruction through a training school.  I signed an affidavit verifying that she drove 50 hours as required by law, but I didn't keep all the dates and minutes she drove before going for her driver's test and she passed her driver's test the first time. Your thoughts? Being driven crazy in Ohio ~ Wendy

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[Free Book] Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool This Summer

[Free Book] Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool This Summer
Ahhhh, summer! It's the best season ever! June rolls around and our priorities turn to camping, vacation, snuggling young children, relaxing in a hammock, and reading great books. Have some watermelon, throw something on the grill, and enjoy the wate...
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Teaching Latin: The Not-Quite-So-Dead Language

Teaching Latin: The Not-Quite-So-Dead Language
Teaching Latin. It is a language that is intimidating to some, but can be helpful in helping to learn other languages. Before you blow it off as a dead language, see what my friend Mary Ellen has to say about it. She'll bring you many good ...
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Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results

Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results
 People are getting back their SAT scores now, and I know it can be a bit confusing. Let me give you the simple explanation for SAT essay score results.   SAT Essay scores are confusing to interpret because the College Board has made it con...
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6 Big Problem with Standardized Tests

6 Big Problem with Standardized Tests
When you see your child's test score, in your heart of hearts you may wonder why the score wasn't higher. Let me explain 6 problems with standardized tests , and I'd love for you to leave a comment with anything you can add.  The problem with te...
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Help! My Child Has No Interests!

Help! My Child Has No Interests!

"My child isn't interested in ANYTHING!!!" I hear parents complain that their child has no interests fairly often, especially from those with younger children. Hang in there! It's like children learning to ride a bicycle; they use training wheels for so long, that you think they'll never learn to ride on their own. Then suddenly - they're off! If you are in the "training wheels" stage, what can you do when your child doesn't seem interested in anything?

 

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5 Tips for a Balanced Summer

5 Tips for a Balanced Summer
Want to learn how to remain sane AND retain skills? When my kids were in middle school and high school, we did just a bit of structured school each day during the summer months. We did a little math, a little writing, a little independent unit study ...
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May Homeschool Calendar Reminders

May Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Wow! We're already well into May! Can you believe it? Are you on track? Here are some calendar reminders for you to check your homeschool goals against.   Middle School: As you plan for the first year of high school, learn what classes you shoul...
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Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology

Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology

Science classes don't have to be restricted to biology, chemistry, and physics. Does your child have a fascination with the creatures of the sea? Why not let them study Marine Biology in your homeschool?

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Science is definitely important in high school. Let me teach you the 9 other critical courses to study before graduation in my free ebook. Click to download: The 10 Essentials for Homeschooling High School

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Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation

Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation
Parents need to keep the academic  records for their teens after  graduation . They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 years... or 30 years after the children have left the nest. Graduates may need a transcript fo...
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3 Reasons to Write Course Descriptions

3 Reasons to Write Course Descriptions
 Why write  course  descriptions ? Many people will tell you they aren't necessary, but here are three important reasons not to shirk on that job. 1. The College May Need Them Course descriptions are best written each year, as you comp...
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Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission

Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission
Gearing up for Ivy  League  admission is one of the toughest challenge for high school students, whether they are homeschooled or not. Ivy  admission requires excellence in all areas, exceeding requirements - and a healthy dose of luck...
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