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Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College
Putting together a homeschool transcript is one of the most important things to do before your student’s senior year. Is yours up to date and ready to send to colleges? Here are some helpful things to consider when putting the final touches on your masterpiece! What to Include Make sure to include all the classes your child is currently taking, even if they haven’t completed them yet. Is your child taking a calculus class this fall?...
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39 Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College and Maximize Scholarships

39 Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College and Maximize Scholarships
What are colleges are really looking for? Students who really want to attend a particular college need to be able to convince the school tha...
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[Free Book] Comprehensive Homeschool Records

[Free Book] Comprehensive Homeschool Records
Does thinking about college admission for your homeschool student fill you with dread? Or does the task of making your child's comprehensive home...
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I'm Not Afraid to Teach High School Geology!

I'm Not Afraid to Teach High School Geology!
High school geology and earth science: learn about the rock types, different layers of the atmosphere, throw in some volcanoes and earthquakes…I think...
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Who is the Best College Coach?

Who is the Best College Coach?
Preparing your child for college launch is more complex than it used to be. Desperate parents are increasingly turning to professional coaches that co...
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Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers

Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers
Each year, the government doles out 150 billion dollars in education grants. Almost everyone can get some kind of aid, whether it's in the form of gra...
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NCAA 101 for Homeschoolers

NCAA 101 for Homeschoolers
If you don't know, NCAA means National Collegiate Athletic Association.  If you don't know what it is, you probably aren't worried about it at all.  But if you DO know what it means, then as a homeschool parent you may feel stressed or insecure.  Let me help! Let me unlock the mysteries of the college application process (NCAA and otherwise) in this free class! Click to register: College Applications Simply Explained First, it's important to remember...
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Lee Binz
Hi JJ! That's not going to be a problem. You can mention that you use an integrated, literature-based curriculum, and that should ... Read More
Friday, 09 March 2018 18:00
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Ooops! Not Done With Math!

Ooops! Not Done With Math!
What do you do when you just aren't done with math before the year is done? Let me give you a few options, and you can decide which is best for your situation. One Book In One Year is Impossible You could measure math credits by counting hours spent on math. Some moms know their child can't complete a whole level each year. For them it makes sense to embrace the way God made your child,...
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Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps

Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps
"Occupational Education" is the easiest class you will ever teach!  It is a homeschool requirement in some states (i.e. Washington State). I'm convinced it's the easiest class to cover in your homeschool.  Here are five easy steps: 1. Wait until your child becomes motivated by money 2. Your child will seek (or be forced to seek) a job 3. Count hours on the job 4. When your child accumulates 150 hours, call it a credit 5. Retroactively write a course description All...
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College Admission Scandal Avoidance in 5 Easy Steps

College Admission Scandal Avoidance in 5 Easy Steps
There have been multiple felony charges, including bribery and money laundering. The very famous Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were accused, but ...
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Free Workshop with Dr. Jay Wile: Homeschooling How and Why it Works

Free Workshop with Dr. Jay Wile: Homeschooling How and Why it Works
​ If you're like me, you have seen a lot of headlines recently about how homeschool students have dominated national spelling and geography bees and h...
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What is Delight Directed Learning in High School

What is Delight Directed Learning in High School
What is delight directed learning? And, how do you incorporate it into your child's high school career?    Delight directed learning occurs ...
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7 Ways to Get Scholarships at Private Universities

7 Ways to Get Scholarships at Private Universities
How do you get better scholarships at a private college? These strategies will go a long way to making sure you get the best possible financial aid pa...
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Robin
Brilliant, Lin! Thanks for sharing that! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:30
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Homeschool High School Geography

Homeschool High School Geography
Geography is one area of social studies. Colleges are often specific about what they want to see for high school social studies, including American history, world history, economics, and American government. Since economics and government are often just half-year classes, together they take only one year. This leaves you with some options - with three years of social studies specified, one year of social studies can be more delight directed. Options include geography, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other "ologies"...
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Robin
Hi Amy, In her blog post Hours in a Credit, Lee says, "When I estimate high school credits, I usually just guess and estimate how... Read More
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18:25
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[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships

[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships
FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." It's a form you fill out, much like the 1040 tax forms. Like the tax forms, these are als...
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