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When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?

When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?
Sooner or later, your teen may say "When am I ever going to use this stuff?" and complain about their high school courses. Here is one answer to that ...
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How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes

How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes
Have you ever struggled to document your students co-op classes? I’ve had a few questions lately from homeschool families who are struggling to do this very thing. All co-ops have particular elements that make their classes unique and it can be hard to develop a class description for these classes when you weren’t the one teaching your student, but you want to make sure and get all of your students credits on their high school transcripts....
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Homeschool Convention Envy Solution

Homeschool Convention Envy Solution
Why can't there be any good conferences near ME? There are!  No matter WHERE you live!   If you are longing for a good conference about junior high and high school issues, I have great news!  Did you know that is what my Gold Care Club is all about?  When I go to conventions and support groups, my husband films me speaking.  He puts all of those speeches on the Gold Care Club website.   There are...
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Strategy for Community College Classes

Strategy for Community College Classes
When thinking about community college credits, it can be useful to think about it being "proof" or external documentation of the different areas of education.  When you look at it that way, you want to have at least one class in each of the following areas: * English* Math Social Studies/History Science with Lab Foreign Language PE Fine ArtMath and foreign language are especially difficult at that level, because they move so much faster than high...
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How Many High School Classes Should We Plan?

How Many High School Classes Should We Plan?
It's normal for a teen to have between 6 and 8 high school classes each year.  It's a good idea to evaluate yourself if you have more than that, to see if you are expecting too much.  So look at your schedule and see if you have some repeats.  World History is a social studies class just like geography is a social studies class.So, why take both?Is it because your child loves it and that is...
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Janet, I think homeschoolers can count some of those extra curriculars within their school hours - and I think they also can count... Read More
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The stereotype for college-bound highschoolers these days is 6 hours at school, a couple of hours at an extracurricular activity a... Read More
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As I prepare for our first year of high school, this is the morning that several of my dd's subjects are spread across my kitchen ... Read More
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Last Call for College Visits!!

Last Call for College Visits!!
If you have a high school junior, it's VERY important to visit some colleges now. It's virtually impossible to know "the real college" unless you visit it. By next fall, your child will need to start college applications. If at all possible, visit colleges while classes are in session, so you can get to know students, professors, and see the campus "in action." That means that you need to hurry, though. Colleges are finishing up their...
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