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Including Online Classes

Including Online Classes
Many homeschool students are taking online classes these days, either to supplement or cover all their coursework. If your child is one of them, I encourage you to remember that online classes are great TOOLS you can use in your homeschool, but they can easily become an unpleasant taskmaster.  Including Online Classes Think carefully before you cede your authority as a home school parent to another person or institution, and be aware of the potential constraints...
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Guest — Debbie
We have greatly appreciated two websites to help with our children's studies. They are actually earning college credits as they g... Read More
Friday, 20 February 2015 13:17
Guest — Janice
We LOVE our non-accredited online classes! For one thing, I think I've always given too much work, and the online class has made ... Read More
Friday, 20 February 2015 06:45
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's awesome, Janice! It's especially nice that the providers of the classes have faith in the parent's ability to give grades! ... Read More
Friday, 20 February 2015 10:20
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Co-Op Classes on a Transcript

Co-Op Classes on a Transcript
There are lots of ways to put a co-op class on the transcript. Some parents want to highlight that the class was taken in the co-op.  Other parents don't want the information necessarily to be included, they just want to know how to get it  on there the right way.  So let me describe the two ways to do that. Option 1 You can emphasize the class was taken at a co-op.  That is particularly helpful...
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Guest — Chris in Tx
During my daughter’s high school years we followed a college preparatory curriculum. During this time, she took a total of five c... Read More
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:15
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wow! Thank you for the detailed description, Chris! You have a wonderful plan for your course descriptions. Keep up the good work!... Read More
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:28
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Online Homeschool Taskmaster

Online Homeschool Taskmaster
Online classes are a TOOL you can use.  Don't allow them to become your taskmaster. If you are using an accredited program for an online class, then you are not the teacher in charge.  The accredited teacher will provide a grade you can't alter, and your child will receive an accredited transcript that must be submitted to colleges when you apply.  However, if you are using a non-accredited program, YOU are the teacher.  Whether it's a...
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Homeschool Co-op for Foreign Language

Homeschool Co-op for Foreign Language
If you are thinking about putting grades and credits on your transcript, you may wonder how to include co-op experiences, especially if the coop wasn't a perfect fit for your family.  I received a question from a mom who wanted to know what to do with a misfit foreign language class.Hi Lee,I just want reassurance that it doesn't matter how much is accomplished as long as you put in the hours, right?  My son took a...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Mary, Great story, and great advice! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:38
Guest — Mary
Just a little insight on learning a foreign language. My daughter has taught herself to speak German on her own pace,and last year... Read More
Thursday, 23 July 2009 08:09
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