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What Grade is Your Child in Next Year?

What Grade is Your Child in Next Year?
What Grade is Your Child in Next Year? What grade is your child in next year? Are you ready? If you need to plan for the coming year, I have a book that's a perfect fit, no matter what grade!Homeschooling Middle School with Powerful Purpose: How to Successfully Navigate 6th through 8th GradeMiddle school is a time when homeschool parents often get frightened and quit. But now is no time to panic! Middle school can be...
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Register for the PSAT

Register for the PSAT
Right now is the time.  No more putting it off.  Call the local high school (public or private) and ask them how to register your homeschooled student for the PSAT.  The test is in October, but you need to register as soon as possible. The PSAT in 10th grade is "for fun."  It's an opportunity for sophomores to try the PSAT for the first time, when it really don't matter for anything.The PSAT in 11th grade...
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Guest — Susie
Hi there! I know this is somewhat off-topic however I had to ask. Does running a well-established blog like yours require a massiv... Read More
Friday, 18 October 2013 04:50
Guest — Lee
Suzie, thanks for the question! I can tell you that it takes a lot of consistency and hard work. It does take a good amount of tim... Read More
Friday, 18 October 2013 10:29
Guest — Lori
Thanks Lee! I put a note on my calendar for next year to contact the school about the PSAT! ;-)
Thursday, 29 November 2012 16:03
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An Exercise in Frustration!

An Exercise in Frustration!
Allison asked:I had a question about the PSAT.  My daughter is in 10th grade this year and she is at or above grade level in all her subjects, except math.  We are trying to decide if taking the PSAT this year is necessary.  Thanks for your help with this.If a 10th grader isn't good at math, then taking the PSAT may not be "for fun" at all, but just "for frustration."  Taking the PSAT in 10th...
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When should kids practice for the PSAT?

When should kids practice for the PSAT?
The PSAT is great practice for the SAT!  Don't  study before taking it in 10th grade, so that you have a good idea of where you are starting from.  The PSAT does NOT have a hand written essay, it's just a "fill in the bubble" test.  Taking it without practicing can tell you what your "worst possible" score would be  the following year.  It may be helpful to practice for the PSAT after taking it in...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Michelle, I have answered your question in a blog post for today. Here is the link to that answer: http://www.thehomescholar... Read More
Monday, 09 February 2009 19:37
Guest — Michelle
I was wondering if there is a minimum age requirement for the PSAT. I have students who are interested in taking it earlier than ... Read More
Monday, 09 February 2009 18:29
Guest — Lee Binz
Becky, My advice is to wait.... wait until you feel like you know when "junior" year will be. You will know, because you'll be t... Read More
Monday, 08 September 2008 13:40
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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