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Non-Traditional Ways to Determine High School Credit

Non-Traditional Ways to Determine High School Credit
Non-Traditional Ways to Determine High School Credit There are many different ways you can determine high school ( and sometimes college ) credit for your homeschool student. It's one of the great things about homeschooling! The usual test-and-quiz evaluation method isn't the only way to give your child credit on their high school transcript. Other methods are just as legitimate, and in some cases even easier! One way your child can earn credit is through dual...
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High School Computer Science Credit

High School Computer Science Credit
Are you confident on how to give grades, assign credits, and create transcripts for all your classes, including Computer Science? Let me show you how. Click to register: A Homeschool Parents Guide to Grades Credits and Transcripts Webinar Does your child need a computer science credit? It’s easy to cover in your homeschool! There are many topics you can cover for a computer science class. Colleges want to know that your children are computer literate. Learning...
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Occupational Education for the Confused Homeschool Parent

Occupational Education for the Confused Homeschool Parent
Occupational Education for the Confused Homeschool Parent Although different states require parents to cover different subjects according to their specific homeschool laws, in Washington State where I live there are eleven required subjects. The one that seems to consistently stump people is occupational education. So many people have asked me what this term means! I read a thread about this topic recently on a homeschool forum and it was quite funny to see what some people thought...
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What Can We Learn From Pennsylvania Homeschoolers?

What Can We Learn From Pennsylvania Homeschoolers?
According to www.pahomeschoolers.com , homeschoolers in Pennsylvania may receive high school credit if they do any ONE of the following in a course: 1. Complete two-thirds of a textbook 2. Have 120 daily logged entries 3. Have 120 hours of logged study 4. Complete a 10 page research paper 5. Complete a college course 6. Pass an AP exam What Can We Learn From Homeschoolers in Pennsylvania? Do any ONE of the following You don't have to...
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The Great Courses for High School Credit

The Great Courses for High School Credit
  My Gold Care Club members love having their biggest questions answered promptly - and they love having a monthly webinar too!  Recently Anne shared her burning question for the week, and I thought it would be helpful information for others as well. My burning question for this week is:  What about The Great Courses company?  Are their DVDs enough to “count?  I know you said that just reading Susan Wise Bauer’s History of the Ancient...
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Does Your Homeschooler Make the Grade?

Does Your Homeschooler Make the Grade?
  Parents often have a hard time figuring out how to assign grades to their homeschool students, and get stressed just wondering whether ‘mommy grades’ are even valid or not!  At a recent webinar, one of the attendees asked, “Can you give some options and factors to use when evaluating grades?”  Another mom wondered, “My daughter is autistic and we do a lot of hands-on type things. How do you decide grades for hands-on assignments?” There...
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Making the Most of Community College

Making the Most of Community College
  If you are planning to use community college classes to replace or supplement junior and senior year, I have some specific suggestions. For maximum benefit.... Make sure to have your child take a class in each major subject area: English, math, history, etc.  If you are trying to get an AA degree, that means you will be covering all of those major subject areas plus a little more. Make sure to have her take a...
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Transcripts for the Rest of Us!

Transcripts for the Rest of Us!
It’s not too hard to create a stellar transcript for a student that excels in all they do, but what about the more average student who struggles in certain areas, and may be a little reluctant to learn?  How do you make their transcript look acceptable without any stretching of the truth? Usually the first thing I suggest when I consult with somebody in this situation is to figure out what your child does for fun....
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Recording Credits for Year-‘Round Homeschoolers

Recording Credits for Year-‘Round Homeschoolers
  The other day, a client asked me, “What is the best way to record transcript credits for classes that do not fall within a given school year?”  This family homeschooled year-round, and had courses that spanned several ‘school years,’ so they wondered how to reflect that on their homeschool transcripts. One of the best ways to handle this situation is to record the end date when you actually finish the course. That’s actually what our...
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Transcripts and Course Descriptions for Music and Theater People

Transcripts and Course Descriptions for Music and Theater People
  I asked Bari "How do you like it?" after he purchased the Comprehensive Record Solution, and he said "We are theater/music people and many things seem to not apply or go over my head a bit. Overall - I am pleased with the material."  So.... how do you make a transcript and course description when you are a dealing with a lot of fine arts? When you are music and theater people, it can help...
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Summertime Reading, Planning, and More

Summertime Reading, Planning, and More
Summer is a great time to compile your student’s reading list, in preparation for college applications.  A reading list is simply a list of books your child has read, including title and author.  Often requested by colleges, and sometimes useful for scholarship applications, reading lists are an important part of your student’s high school record.  Include books you have assigned your children to read over the summer, books they’ve used in their coursework, and books they...
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Crazy Lifestyle of Learning

Crazy Lifestyle of Learning
  Lots of homeschoolers have a "Crazy Lifestyle of Learning".  I'm a huge fan of Delight Directed Learning , and I love helping my members turn that into words and numbers that colleges understand - and putting those on a Homeschool Transcript . Here is one example! "My son spends his remaining school day working on film projects. He had already won two contests. I took him to the San Antonio Christian film festival academy a...
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Homeschooling High School - How to Get it All Done

Homeschooling High School - How to Get it All Done
How do I get it ALL done? That is a big question. It all depends on what your "ALL" means to you? Is your "All" too big? What are your priorities? I am now a featured expert on Bizymoms.com! You can read my articles here .
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Getting Enough Credits While Homeschooling High School

Getting Enough Credits While Homeschooling High School
For my children it was chess and economics. Those things that your homeschool student spends their time on. That thing that sometimes gets very annoying to you. These are the things that could actually end up becoming credits on their homeschool transcript.       Subscribe to my YouTube channel . You’ll get notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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What Do They Do For Fun?

What Do They Do For Fun?
What do they do for fun? When I’m helping parents with a transcript, that one question can open the floodgates! How does your child spend unstructured time? When they are supposed to be working on school, or emptying the dishwasher, what are they doing instead? That can be a great indication of their Fun Factor. If they enjoy their fun for more than one hour a day, you may be able to translate that into high...
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