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Success in High School is Better Than Failure in College

Success in High School is Better Than Failure in College
 When you are thinking about taking classes at a community college, using the dual enrollment option, it's tempting to have your children take their weakest class.  Community college can quickly provide missing classes, but always remember the long term goal.  If your child is doing poorly at home in a certain subject, they may not do better in a community college.  Spend some time looking objectively at your child, and decide if he or she is...
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Guest — Lee
Karen, Some colleges will prefer a lab course taught in a community college (just a few colleges) so check with them before decidi... Read More
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 11:17
Guest — karen
I was thinking in the lines of doing lab courses in the community college because it seems that would be better than trying to do ... Read More
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 09:28
Guest — Pamela G
That's wonderful advice for those looking at dual enrollment. There are fun classes that the dual enrollment high school studen... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2009 19:42
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How Do I Count High School Credits?

How Do I Count High School Credits?
Hello, I received your newsletter from a friend and I am looking foward to being part of The HomeScholar.  I have a question regarding High School credits.... Would Grammar and Vocab be a separate English Credit, and American Lit. a separate credit, or would I count it all as one credit under English?My daughter will be entering grade 9.  I plan for her to use Notgrass American History which is suppose to cover one credit each...
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Homeschool Credits: Measured in Feet or Meters!

Homeschool Credits: Measured in Feet or Meters!
Hello, I received your newsletter from a friend and I am looking foward to being part of The HomeScholar.  I have a question regarding High School credits.... Would Grammar and Vocab be a separate English Credit, and American Lit. a separate credit, or would I count it all as one credit under English?My daughter will be entering grade 9.  I plan for her to use Notgrass American History which is suppose to cover one credit each...
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Credits in the public high school world are a pretty fuzzy thing anyway. I resisted honors English (read: more "busy work" in my ... Read More
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:38
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Songwriting for English!

Songwriting for English!
Dear Lee,Steven and I are settling into school very well this year, thanks to your help. His guitar teacher said that for English in college he took a course on how to write songs, and since Steven is specializing in music he would like to know:1. Can he take a course in songwriting for English?2. Will studying audio engineering for science work instead of Lego robotics engineering?I have found a couple of nice curriculums that could...
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I recommend my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, College of Communications. Check into the Radio-TV-Film program. M... Read More
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 16:12
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How Many Credits is a Gagillion Hours of Math?

How Many Credits is a Gagillion Hours of Math?
Dear Lee,I'm trying to update my son's transcript tonight.  So just in case you're watching your email and don't mind answering this... How many high-school credits should be awarded for Thinkwell's Pre-Calculus?  My son did all 344 lessons (both in the book and online), took every test, and ended up with an A for the year.  It took him the full year, and he spent easily more than 10 hours per week on it.  My son...
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Dear Mary, I have emailed you the answer to your question, and it will be published on my blog in the coming weeks. Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 11 September 2009 18:53
Guest — Mary
Good Morning Lee, Thanks for the information on credits that was helpful. now if I take a subject and break it up it still equals ... Read More
Friday, 11 September 2009 06:43
Guest — Lee
Hi Yvonne, I suppose it's possible, but I've never actually seen that done on a high school transcript. Perhaps it's just a coll... Read More
Tuesday, 26 August 2008 14:24
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Foreign Language Credit Value

Foreign Language Credit Value
>>>Angela asks: "We purchased Rosetta Stone Spanish 1 and didn't do so well last year.  We will 'go at it' with more gusto this year, but my question is, this course is supposed to be a 2 year course although it is only Spanish 1.  Do you have any knowledge of the credit value?"<<<Angela, I know that a two year course at high school level would be two full high school credits.  I also know that...
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When is an hour not really an hour?

When is an hour not really an hour?
Homeschooling books don't agree on the value of a credit. Some books say 120 hours, and some say 150 hours, and some say 180 hours. Some say could a "hour" as just 20 minutes. Others say an "hour" has to be the full 60 minutes and must NOT include homework (which I find hilarious, since ALL work for homeschoolers is homework!) Based on that information, I think you can pretty much just DECIDE on a scale...
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How do I Count PE?

How do I Count PE?
It probably depends on state law. If you have lenient laws, like Washington, it is the parent who determines what a credit is. I usually recommend that people count hours for PE, and decide how many hours they want to be one full credit. That is usually 120, 150, or 180 hours, depending on what the books you have read recommend <grin!> When counting hours, you can count ANYTHING THAT BREAKS A SWEAT. Many books say...
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Homeschooling High School? Start Here!

Homeschooling High School? Start Here!
Amazing FREE 5-Part Mini-Course Reveals: "The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School" Click Here To Get FREE Mini-Course Welcome! Get your homeschooling high school questions answered here!  High school transcripts, record keeping, grades, credits, course planning and college admissions - I'm here to address your concerns. Email me your questions and be sure you subscribe to this blog because I update the content daily.  Enjoy your visit!
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Hello there, the Team at the HSBA Post would like to congratulate you on being one of the 2008 winners! Please read more here: h... Read More
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