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Homeschooling in Washington State and the Running Start Program

Homeschooling in Washington State and the Running Start Program
Homeschool law usually isn't the same as the law covering public or private schools. Homeschooling in Washington State, for example, public ...
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What to Include on a Homeschool Transcript for College Applications

What to Include on a Homeschool Transcript for College Applications
It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homesc...
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What is the Meaning of a Test Optional College (or Test Blind College)?

What is the Meaning of a Test Optional College (or Test Blind College)?
With the occurrence of the pandemic, many colleges have gone to being 'test optional' or 'test blind'. But what does that really mean? And, does it af...
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What Homeschool Families Need to Know About the Common Application

What Homeschool Families Need to Know About the Common Application
The Common Application can be the cause of anxiety for many homeschool families. You get into it and invariably there are questions that you have, as ...
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Homeschool Test Preparation for College Admission Tests

Homeschool Test Preparation for College Admission Tests
When your child is working hard on studying for college admission tests, like the SAT® or ACT®, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this...
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Anita
Hi, Anna. It's ok to list the books in the course description. As Lee states above, you just don't want to title the class as SA... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 18:21
Guest — Anna Patchett
How would you word the course description if you are using ACT and SAT prep books? In a course description you list the books you ... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2020 18:11
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Simple Science for Homeschooling High School

Simple Science for Homeschooling High School
"Houston, we have a problem!" Homeschool parents often approach teaching high school science as if being asked to build the space shuttle. But teachin...
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Another thing to keep in mind is the level of science can be determined by a child's goals. Unlike their brothers, my older daught... Read More
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 06:05
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How to Write a Homeschool Profile Letter

How to Write a Homeschool Profile Letter
Have you run across a college that is asking for a homeschool profile letter? I'll bet if that's happened to you, you're at a loss as to what they eve...
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Acronyms for Outside Classes on Homeschool Transcripts

Acronyms for Outside Classes on Homeschool Transcripts
When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understand...
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Lee Binz
Hi Jennifer, There are 4 ways to determine credit, and they don't all involve counting hours. If someone else has measured the cla... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2020 21:41
Guest — Jennifer
I recently read a PDF by you about homeschooling high school that talked about how a semester credit is about 60-90 hours of work ... Read More
Saturday, 30 May 2020 04:43
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How to Teach Homeschool High School Literature

How to Teach Homeschool High School Literature
Teaching homeschool high school literature is often a challenge for parents. It can be intimidating given that there are so many different kinds of li...
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Guest — Kasey Flores
Thanks so much!
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:22
Lee Binz
You're welcome! Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:33
Guest — Nunya
Thanks, Lee. I needed to read this tonight. Encouraging and helpful.
Thursday, 28 May 2020 03:22
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Math Books Will Not Increase Your Test Scores

Math Books Will Not Increase Your Test Scores
It's tempting to think that taking a pre-calculus or calculus class will help your SAT® or ACT® test scores, but it's not true! My High Scho...
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Guest — Julie
Instead of CLEP (where you're not sure you'll pass, but you still have to pay every test), you can do ALEKS. It's $20/mo or $100/... Read More
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:56
Guest — Pat Wesolowski
Colleges grant college credit for ALEKS classes?
Friday, 15 September 2017 23:31
Lee Binz
Hi Teresa, There are two math CLEP Tests, college algebra and college mathematics. You can read more about those tests on the Coll... Read More
Friday, 01 September 2017 19:05
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What Is The Correct Math Sequence in High School?

What Is The Correct Math Sequence in High School?
So, a question many high school homeschool families ask when planning to teach math is, "what is the order of math classes in high school?" Questions may be as specific as "is geometry higher than algebra 2?", "what comes after algebra 2?", or "what grade do you take geometry?" For most students, what comes first doesn't matter. The most important thing is that your child is learning math consistently each year. What is the order of math...
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Guest — lili
Hi, so I got business math after I finished geometry and I was supposed to get algebra 2. Is this supposed to happen?
Saturday, 17 October 2020 00:36
Robin
Hi Lili, It may be that Algebra 2 was not a good match for you. For my son who was going toward an engineering degree, we went th... Read More
Sunday, 18 October 2020 23:30
Guest — CJ
WA state does not require 4 years of math for high school graduation. taken from: https://www.seattleschools.org/academics/colle... Read More
Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:23
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[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts

[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts
Do you have a Junior? You'll want to practice college application essays this year! To help you, I'm giving you my ebook, 75 College Application ...
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Why It's Important to Teach Teens Good Sleep Habits

Why It's Important to Teach Teens Good Sleep Habits
 Don't you wish there was a book called "Getting Your Teen to Sleep at Night" or perhaps "7 Highly Effective Sleep Habits of Healthy Teens"? Ther...
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Sticker Price $46,250, but After College Scholarships, Only $200

Sticker Price $46,250, but After College Scholarships, Only $200
Let's talk about college scholarships. Every family, that has a child going to college, wants them, but they seem to be so elusive! Let me introd...
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How to Homeschool During a Family Crisis

How to Homeschool During a Family Crisis
Family crisis. It can happen to anybody at any time. Sometimes, crisis happens nationally (as we're experiencing with Covid-19) or sometimes it is in your immediate family. Are you prepared to homeschool during a family crisis?  What is a homeschool parent to do? Everyone has them at some time or other.  Even those perfect homeschool families, who show up at conventions in matching outfits, with perfectly-behaved children.  Some kind of family crisis is likely to pop...
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