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What Grade is My High School Child?

What Grade is My High School Child?
There you are, homeschooling the normal and natural way, not worrying about grade levels. After all, when your child is younger, how can you really tell what grade they are in? Because they could be in 5th grade math, 8th grade spelling, and using a 7th grade history curriculum. But when you have a high school student, suddenly everyone wants to know. What Grade is My High School Child? The easiest way to determine grade level...
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Homeschool Grade Levels and Graduation Age

Homeschool Grade Levels and Graduation Age
When homeschool kids are younger, and someone asked about grade level, it's not uncommon for a parent to say, "Well...she is in third grade reading, 5th grade math, and can spell at a 7th grade level!" Rarely did you hear a parent come right out and say, "He is 7 years old, therefore he is in 2nd grade." However, in high school the pressure to assign grade levels can be intense. Homeschool Grade Levels and Graduation Age...
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Guest — Lee
Awesome job, Mary! So important to personalize your homeschool. Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 06 August 2015 11:44
Guest — Mary
I would just like to add that we can graduate them from high school when we desire and there are many factors to consider. They c... Read More
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 13:17
Guest — Deborah
We graduated my son from high school but felt that he needed another year of something besides academics. He took a gap year, work... Read More
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 06:48
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Wanton or Wonton: Homeschooling Spelling Matters

Wanton or Wonton: Homeschooling Spelling Matters
This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. A Wonton Disregard for Dumplings My husband asked me to spell "wanton" for one of our newsletters. Apparently, he had written "wonton disregard" which means, of course, that you don't care for Asian dumplings. He was trying to say "wanton disregard" but the spelling didn't quite come out right. When your children ask why...
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Guest — Sarah
I believe leaning to spell is very important when the students are young and learning to read. It is important to learn all the so... Read More
Monday, 30 September 2013 10:38
Guest — Jackie
Lee, I love your articles. Thank you for sharing. I hear lots of homeschool moms say they are terrible spellers and they guess t... Read More
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 06:56
Guest — Kim
I must admit I am a stickler for spelling. I guess it's because spelling comes easy for me, I'm a former newspaper editor, and whe... Read More
Monday, 20 May 2013 06:48
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Bright but Bored?

Bright but Bored?
Is your student very bright but bored?Homeschool parents can test the level of the student in each subject.  The standardized tests help (Iowa Basic, CAT test, or any of the others.)  Is the student at grade level?  Above grade level and bored?  Or below level and frustrated?  Using a math placement test can help.  I recommend Saxon for math placement.Once you know what level, then you can make sure their curriculum is at their level all...
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Guest — J W
One word of caution, though - just because a child scores at a college freshman level on a standardized test doesn't mean he or sh... Read More
Friday, 24 October 2008 07:50
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Failing Math in Public School

Failing Math in Public School
One mother contacted me because her daughter is failing math in the public school system.   She is considering homeschooling.I understand that you are very concerned, but it's a complicated thing to talk about by email.  I encourage you to seek as much help as you need, and educate yourself about homeschooling high school.  For more information, consider signing up for my free email newsletter, taking my free mini-course, and getting my video, Preparing to Homeschool High...
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Guest — J W
Oh, my! There are so many issues with math, this mom really does need some personal one-on-one time. As a quick "band-aid," thou... Read More
Sunday, 19 October 2008 09:23
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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