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Do you REALLY need that test?

Do you REALLY need that test?
The SAT and ACT are college admission tests, used for college admission purposes.  Some colleges will want those test scores even if your child is older, in order for them to enter for an undergraduate degree.  Because it's hard to forecast the future, I suggest giving one of those tests to students regardless of the situation.  Although it's relatively painless to take the test as a high school student, it would be much more painful to...
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Can I Use MIT's Open Courseware to Homeschool College?

Can I Use MIT's Open Courseware to Homeschool College?
Has anyone homeschooled college using things such as MIT's Open Courseware, and would completing courses through this be an acceptable path? ~Stephanie on Facebook To get college credit while you homeschool ("homeschooling college") requires credits to be accredited by some organization (like CLEP) or some college (like Thomas Edison.) While MIT's Open Courseware classes are extremely cool, they aren't accredited. You would probably need to find a test to measure knowledge gained from the Open Courseware...
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Homeschooling College?

Homeschooling College?
Do you know why I'm so sure that anyone can homeschool high school?  It's because some families actually homeschool through COLLEGE!  We did it ourselves, and homeschooled a year of college before my children graduated high school.  Here is my "dig deeper" website about homeschooling college.  http://www.squidoo.com/How_2_Homeschool_College Some families homeschool college easily.  Other parents prefer having some guidance and support. If you want support with homeschooling college, I recommend CollegePlus!  They are having a free seminar...
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Gifted but Underachieving

Gifted but Underachieving
Dayna asked me for help with her gifted teen daughter who was underachieving in public schools. Hi Dayna, It sounds like you need my new audio CD called "Gifted Education" but it's not quite ready yet! Seriously, though, do I ever understand the difficulty of raising gifted children! I have a great idea that may work with you AND your husband. How about looking into College Plus! Here is a link . If your daughter is...
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