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Is Apologia Science Rigorous Enough for the College-Bound?

Is Apologia Science Rigorous Enough for the College-Bound?
Are Apologia science textbooks rigorous enough for college-bound students?  Sure, they are popular with homeschoolers, but how GOOD are they as science books? Are Apologia science textbooks fairly rigorous, for college-bound students?  I've heard a few conflicting reports...~Jill in SeattleApologia is a very rigorous college prep series.  I don't usually recommend specific curriculum, because I know it's all about "fit" more than a textbook.  When it comes to science, though, I had such success with the...
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Lee Binz
Hi Jen! YES they are WELL prepared. No additional content needed - the study guide for the test is enough. And a student should al... Read More
Friday, 21 February 2020 17:25
Guest — Jen Gaerthofner
Thank you for taking the time to answer! I appreciate your time and advice.
Friday, 21 February 2020 19:05
Guest — Jen
Can anyone speak to whether or not this Bio text prepares students well for testing like the ACTs? I wonder if there isn't some a... Read More
Friday, 21 February 2020 16:23
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Give Christmas Gifts that Pay for College

Give Christmas Gifts that Pay for College
Are you busy getting all of your Christmas gifts purchased? If so, you won't want to miss this list! Christmas gifts for your homeschooler that will free you from checking your list twice! What are Gifts that Pay for College? Kids want fun things that they are interesting to them. Parents want educated children without going broke or crazy. Colleges want “passion” and delight directed learning. Give gifts that will increase the fun factor in school,...
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College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!

College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!
You are not legally required to provide your social security number on college applications: your social security number is private.  Schools are not required to ask for it.  It will be required for a college loan, but it  should not be required for a college application.  That’s why I recommend that you do NOT put a social security number on your transcript. I can teach you how to create transcripts and records that win scholarships. Click...
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Guest — alejandra
So I just submitted my application and gave them my ssn was this a mistake?
Thursday, 26 December 2019 02:26
Guest — Jacob Perez
Would colleges keep a copy of your ssn and other paperwork if given?
Monday, 28 October 2019 13:05
Anita
Hi, Jacob. Yes, if you provide your child's ssn to a college, they will keep it on file. You will be required to provide the ssn ... Read More
Monday, 28 October 2019 13:35
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Be Prepared: A College Prep Education is Important

Be Prepared: A College Prep Education is Important
Be Prepared: A College Prep Education is Important High school can be like driving on auto-pilot. You arrive at the destination, but can't remember the journey! When you homeschool high school, sometimes life goes by quickly and your child is a senior before you know what happened!College preparation is critical for students who plan on going to college. College bound students need course work that will prepare them. Students need to take college admission tests, and...
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Guest — Lee
Anni,thank you so much for posting a review of my book on amazon AND on my blog! That's going above and beyond the call of duty, a... Read More
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:27
Guest — Anni
This is what I wrote on Amazon: Five Stars Mrs. Binz's book is so very helpful! When our homeschooled older daughter entered junio... Read More
Thursday, 08 September 2016 03:13
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you, Anni! Lee will appreciate your kind words! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:21
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Beyond Academics

Beyond Academics
Beyond Academics Homeschooling is not merely about academics. Preparing your child for adulthood goes way beyond learning English, math, and science!There are three overlapping areas that are important for success in both college and life: college prep activities to include on a transcript, skills for independent learning that all adults require, and health and safety issues that will prepare kids for a happy and healthy adulthood.Colleges are interested in students who are well-rounded, students with life...
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What do You Need to Homeschool High School?

What do You Need to Homeschool High School?
What do You Need to Homeschool High School? You need to be courageous It takes some courage to step outside the box, but there is no need to fear. Homeschooling provides the best academic preparation, the best learning environment, and the best career preparation. Homeschooling high school provides statistically-proven results that surpass public and private school options. You need to know simple keys for success It takes some time to learn what makes homeschoolers successful. Simple...
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Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled

Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled
Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled Getting into Julliard is like getting into Harvard. You really have to have it ALL - academics, special talent, passion, and luck! Anytime you are trying to get into a highly selective school, it requires some extra effort from both the parent and the child.Recently I received this lovely thank you note from a Gold Care Club member. Their family achieved wonderful success!"I have enjoyed being a gold...
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Guest — Kristen
Wow! This is so encouraging to those of us who are homeschooling younger children. My own children are in 5th grade and 3rd grad... Read More
Saturday, 05 December 2015 05:44
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Kristen, You're so smart to look ahead! Because you will be well-informed, you will find peace as you approach the season in ... Read More
Monday, 07 December 2015 12:50
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Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships

Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships
Persistence can pay off with real money and big-time scholarships!A homeschooler was kind enough to share her success on my Facebook page. Her story is more like two successes, combined into one magnificent story.In the first half of the story, she tells us about her child, struggling to earn college scholarships based on her SAT score.My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I called the school...
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Guest — Lee
Thank you, Ann! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:18
Guest — Ann
I wrote a letter to a highly regarded music school in our area that my son was very interested in attending, and they bumped his s... Read More
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:14
Guest — J W
How many hours would I have to work to earn that kind of money? A lot more hours than I work now, LOL. My younger child was rece... Read More
Friday, 26 October 2012 18:19
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Graduate and Go To Work

Graduate and Go To Work
As a parent, your work during high school includes planning for and providing the best possible education for your children so they can learn the life skills they need. Graduate and Go to Work It’s your job to prepare them to be ready for a variety of different possibilities and then encourage them to pursue what they’ll need to know in order to function in their job, whether that includes college or not.Education is not just...
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Guest — Anna
Lee, I think you will find this documentary interesting: http://youtu.be/BcxDVYo2wH8 I am so thankful my husband didn't go to co... Read More
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:22
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3 College Application Tips

3 College Application Tips
Getting ready to send in your college applications? How about a few quick tips to get you started?!  1. Modify your college application essays Many colleges have similar essay prompts. You can reuse essays for applications to different colleges, and save lots of trouble by writing fewer essays. At the same time, though, make sure to personalize the essay to the specific college you are applying to. So first, write the essay. Then modify the essay,...
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Guest — Colleen
We've had everything ready to go for awhile, but have had to wait for his college calculus professor to turn in his letter of reco... Read More
Thursday, 30 October 2014 17:16
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's so frustrating, Colleen! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:10
Guest — TIM
I just published my own list of college application "hacks." Recognizing the common areas of information that schools require is ... Read More
Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:07
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College Admission Classes at a College Fair

College Admission Classes at a College Fair
Homeschool conventions are continuing education classes for parents, right? Well, when you attend a college fair, you will notice how they are remarkably similar to homeschool conventions. In fact, when you attend a college fair, you will probably have the opportunity to take some classes or workshops while you are there.  I encourage you to take those classes!  College applications are important, and the more you know about it, the more likely you are to get college...
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Graduate Your Homeschooler with College Credit

Graduate Your Homeschooler with College Credit
In this video, I talk about how to help your homeschool student graduate high school with college credit. For personal support join the Gold Care Club! If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Breaking News! The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016

Breaking News!  The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016
The College Board® has just announced extensive changes to the SAT, saying that both the SAT and ACT "have become disconnected from the work of our high schools."So they are changing the test. CHANGE. I know what you're thinking. Change; that dreaded word that reminds us all about changing diapers. What is changing on the SAT?The test questions are different NO penalty for wrong answers Offered in print AND on computer at selected locations Only THREE...
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Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?

Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?
In this video, I discuss whether the SAT and ACT are required for high school graduation. For personal support join the Gold Care Club! If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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How-to Homeschool - Will Colleges Accept My Transcript?

How-to Homeschool - Will Colleges Accept My Transcript?
In this video, I discus what colleges are looking for in a homeschool transcript. For personal support join the Gold Care Club! img class="size-full wp-image-295 alignnone" title="homeschool-high-school.gif" alt="" src="https://hhhblogs.s3.amazonaws.com/2008/03/signature.gif" width="135" height="80" If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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