How to Estimate Grades in Classes Without Tests

How to Estimate Grades in Classes Without Tests
Not every class has tests, but every class on your transcript should have a final grade. Teachers in schools need tests to evaluate 30 children at a time. When homeschooling, though, we have very few students to assess at one time, and tests are not ...
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Top Tips for Choosing a Career

Top Tips for Choosing a Career
Choosing a career for your child is not something you need to do in high school, and it's certainly not something you can do for another adult. So let's talk about my top tips for helping your child choose their career path. 1. Choosing a career is u...
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Lee Binz
Hi Krissy! I often suggest chemistry/chemical engineering or architecture for serious Lego fans. But more urgently, look at the N... Read More
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:45
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Pros and Cons of Graduating Late

Pros and Cons of Graduating Late
Each family is different and only the parent is in the best position to decide on a gradation date. That said, let's think through the pros and cons of graduating later than age 18. The value of homeschooling high school is tremendous! We can be...
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Lee Binz
That's a completely justified reason to graduate late. Your son has basically gone through a season of forced-unschooling. There m... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 20:28
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Judgement Free Math Tips

Judgement Free Math Tips
This is totally a no judgment zone! Let's talk about homeschool math without making you cry. My article  High School Math without the Moaning  can help! Our goal is to get through one math level per year. There is no specific level you need...
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How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

How to Show Tutors on the Transcript
[This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.] There are some very intense homeschoolers that don't feel confident in homeschool classes that are taught independently. That's not ...
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Binz Family German Recipes

Binz Family German Recipes
Guten Morgen! It's possible my husband bought me a River Cruise through Germany for a Valentine's day present this year, and I've secretly been touring the Rhine! We were on Uniworld's "Remarkable Rhine" river cruise though Switzerland, Germany, and ...
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Karen Carlin
Lee, I love your pictures, your recipes and your sense of adventure! We decided to home school our 2 younger children, 14 & 15, to... Read More
Thursday, 26 April 2018 23:28
Lee Binz
Karen, what a sweet thing to say! I'm so thankful you shared! I hope your daughter loves New Zealand - I've always wanted to visit... Read More
Friday, 27 April 2018 01:58
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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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