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Pros and Cons of Graduating Late

Pros and Cons of Graduating Late
Each family is different and only the parent is in the best position to decide on a gradation date. That said, let's think through the pros and c...
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Guest — Julie Tomlinson
My son is 3 years behind in core subjects but not reading. HIs focus is Math and Language ARts right now as told by another HOmesc... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 16:41
Lee Binz
That's a completely justified reason to graduate late. Your son has basically gone through a season of forced-unschooling. There m... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 20:28
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Graduation Photos from Allyson

Graduation Photos from Allyson
How are you going to make your child's high school graduation special? Check out these awesome photos from my Gold Care Club member, Allyson. Graduati...
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Graduation Photos from Kelly

Graduation Photos from Kelly
It's graduation season and I love seeing the unique graduation experiences of homeschoolers! This is how Kelly celebrated with her son the beekeeper! ...
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Washington State Homeschool Graduation Requirements

Washington State Homeschool Graduation Requirements
For many homeschoolers, college follows shortly after graduation. Gaining college admission and scholarships is the concluding act of your homeschooling career. Let me show you how to do it. Click to register for my free class: College Applications Simply ExplainedHomeschool law may not be the same as the law covering public or private schools. In Washington State, for example, public school is covered in one area of the law, and homeschool law is covered in an entirely different...
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Lisa Lane
I have been seeing that the high schools are changing their graduation requirements for different graduating years. For example, ... Read More
Monday, 24 February 2020 23:38
Lee Binz
Hi Lisa! Robin is absolutely correct - you only need to follow homeschool law graduation requirements, not public school graduatio... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:47
Robin
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your comment! You identified a really important point - all homeschool parents must watch homeschool current e... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:25
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Can You Give a Homeschool Diploma?

Can You Give a Homeschool Diploma?
When a child graduates from your homeschool, can you give a homeschool diploma? YES! When you homeschool within your state law, you become an official homeschool. You can give your child an official homeschool diploma.For many homeschoolers, college comes after homeschooling. Let me teach you expert strategies for choosing a college that will love your student ALMOST as much as you do. Click to download my free ebook: Find a College You Love!When I speak to...
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Guest — Tony
Hello Sara, thanks for clarifying my question. Does this mean that almost anyone can be their own "high school" as long as they fi... Read More
Monday, 27 January 2020 00:53
Robin
Hi Tony, Cover schools are required in very few locations. Parents are certainly capable, and within their rights to be "their ow... Read More
Monday, 27 January 2020 21:18
Guest — Sara
Thank you!
Friday, 19 August 2016 14:24
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High School Centered Around Interests

High School Centered Around Interests
High School Centered Around Interests Tricia wrote to share her graduation story. Read about her success overcoming obstacles, and creating a high school centered around the interests of her daughter. You'll be so encouraged today! I would love to share the story of my recent graduate from Homeschool because ours is such a testimony of what God can do when we don't see how it will ever work out!We recently graduated our second daughter from our homeschool. ...
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Graduation Stories Needed

Graduation Stories Needed
Graduation Stories Needed Have you been helped by my resources over the years? Do you have a high school graduate? I need your help!I would love to be able to share your graduation story on my blog! Graduation Photos and Stories WantedHomeschool moms and dads are wondering how real homeschoolers graduate their children, and would love to see pictures of what that looks like. If you have a graduation celebration, cap & gown photos, party pictures,...
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Homeschool Graduation by Jean

Homeschool Graduation by Jean
Homeschool Graduation by Jean What will your homeschool graduation look like?Jean was kind enough to share her graduation day photos. There were only two graduates in this ceremony. There were a couple of others in the homeschool group that were graduating this year, but they didn't want to be recognized in a service. Each family of the two graduates invited whomever they wanted to attend the ceremony and reception. Together, the two families invited over 400...
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Guest — Nancy Luckhof
We are currently in the planning stage of our home school graduation ceremony and party! As missionaries in the Philippines, we ha... Read More
Sunday, 07 June 2015 17:31
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
What a lovely gift to give your son, Nancy! His graduation will be a loving memory, in addition to a call to ministry. You are giv... Read More
Monday, 08 June 2015 15:55
Guest — Robin Helzer
I wholeheartedly agree that graduation should be celebrated. A lot of hard work from both the parents and the student should be re... Read More
Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:27
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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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Distance Learning Not College

Distance Learning Not College
As a parent, your work during high school includes planning for and providing the best possible education for your child, so they can learn the life skills they need. It’s your job to prepare your children to be ready for a variety of different possibilities and encourage them to pursue what they need to know in order to function in their job, whether that includes college or not. In the midst of the variety of options for...
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Guest — Lin
We have used distance learning for two of our kids. The first is pursuing her degree from home using College Plus. The second is a... Read More
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:10
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Well done, Lin! You found a way to take care of what your kids needed. As homeschoolers, that's the best we can strive for! Robin... Read More
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:24
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Homeschoolers with Unique Learning Styles? It's All Good Learning!

Homeschoolers with Unique Learning Styles? It's All Good Learning!
Homeschoolers with Unique Learning Styles? It's All Good Learning! There are a million great ways to homeschool. The best way is the one that fits your children's unique learning styles. Not everyone learns the same way. The challenge is to find the way that will help YOUR child learn. Here is what Carol says about her daughter's graduation.My daughter Sarah was homeschooled from 1st grade to her high school graduation in May 2011. It was one of the joys of my...
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Guest — Carol Topp CPA
I'm happy to report that Sarah did very well in college. She got an A in her required math class and will graduate in May 2015 wit... Read More
Monday, 02 February 2015 08:22
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Carol, It's a HUGE blessing to see a mom who appreciates the gifts that the Lord gives her children, and encourages them to p... Read More
Monday, 02 February 2015 17:05
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When Should I Graduate My Child?

When Should I Graduate My Child?
When Should I Graduate My Child? When is it ok to graduate your homeschool high school student? Click on Lee's video, below, to find out! How did you determine when to graduate your child? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! If your child is about to graduate, check out the Options After High School (Online Training) class for some guidance on...
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Guest — Mary
I think one of the big keys to graduation depends upon how you want to get scholarships. If you want to have the biggest selectio... Read More
Saturday, 22 November 2014 19:15
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good point, Mary! In her article Each College is Unique Lee reminds us that it's important to find out from prospective colleges w... Read More
Sunday, 23 November 2014 23:20
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They Grow Up and Leave Home: Sending Your Child to College

They Grow Up and Leave Home: Sending Your Child to College
Homeschoolers seem to have one thing in common - they LOVE their children. They love having children, they love being around their children, and they love having their children live at home. I'm not implying for a moment that their children are perfectly behaved, or that everything is always blissful. I've BEEN a homeschool parent, so I KNOW that isn't true! In general, you're going to be sad when it is sending your child to college time....
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Guest — Karen
Thank you for the article Lee. Sorry for the lengthy comment. My only son has been off at college 2 full years now, so time has... Read More
Monday, 04 May 2015 18:51
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh Karen! I think we all feel a bitter sweet mix of sadness and victory when our children graduate. I love the idea of looking fo... Read More
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 16:09
Guest — Lisa
Thank you for this article today. You've helped me through the high school years more than you could realize!!
Thursday, 27 November 2014 06:25
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Tips for New Empty Nesters

Tips for New Empty Nesters
Tips for New Empty Nesters I found a marvelous collection of articles for parents that are sending their children off to college and becoming empty nesters. Check these out and let me know what you think!  Tips for First-Years This article has some tips on how to stay in touch with your child. What I loved even more, though, was this list: 3 Simple Steps for Academic Success Go to class.Do all of the homework and reading.Get...
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Teaching Math the Right Way Tip #1

Teaching Math the Right Way Tip #1
Choose the Correct Sequence Four years of math is important, because it’s required for high school graduation in every state.  It’s important because it’s required for admission to college, because almost all colleges require a full four years of math.  However, that doesn’t mean your child has to do four years of upper level math including calculus. It just means that they should continue to work at their own level and keep moving forward every year....
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Guest — Homeschool Mom
What if my child has completed Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 before high school? The plan is to start Geometry in 9th grade and go up th... Read More
Monday, 14 October 2013 17:35
Guest — Lee
Homeschool Mom, That is a great question! I am actually hosting a FREE webinar tomorrow that will give you an in-depth answer to ... Read More
Monday, 14 October 2013 18:35
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