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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 enrollment in a...
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Cover the Core and Capture Delight Directed Learning

Cover the Core and Capture Delight Directed Learning
Include as much delight directed learning as possible in your homeschool! This isn't because you want school to be easy or fun, but because you want it to be interesting and applicable.  When school is interesting, your kids will learn more and begin to LOVE learning more. Cover the Core and Capture Delight Directed Learning Parents do need to find a balance when incorporating delight directed learning, however. You want to both cover the core AND...
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Guest — Jennifer Waltersh
You said to look for that thing that bugs you, and try to capture it as delight directed learning. Pinterest is that thing that b... Read More
Thursday, 09 April 2015 19:31
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Jennifer, If your daughter gets a job as a "social media manager" then you could chalk that time up to "occupational education"... Read More
Friday, 10 April 2015 13:56
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Capture Learning for High School Credit

Capture Learning for High School Credit
You can put FUN on your homeschool transcript! Did you know that? It's such a freeing concept! High school credits created for fun will be the easiest your child will ever earn. Your children do something for fun, you count the hours they work, and give them appropriate credit on their transcript. Easy-peasy! Capture Learning for High School Credit Evelyn wrote an example, so you can see how it works in real life....I have been following your blog and newsletter...
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OpenCourseWare for Homeschoolers

OpenCourseWare for Homeschoolers
In the realm of online learning, “OpenCourseWare” is the new kid on the block, one worth checking into if you have a homeschool student who does well with virtual classes.  OpenCourseWare (OCW) includes coursework and materials shared freely with anyone via the Internet. Universities such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard, to name a few, all offer OCW, although there is no credit conferred for completion of any courses.I think it’s wonderful that these courses...
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Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Terrific info, Jackie! Thanks!
Thursday, 23 August 2012 20:04
Guest — Jackie Ryan Masek
1) We have done OCW and love it! It isn't nearly as easy as they make it sound, though. But, you know me, I'm a Google Master Extr... Read More
Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:13
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Hours in a Credit

Hours in a Credit
"Dear Lee,This is where I need your insight. I know we talked much about how much time my daughter spent on different subjects to justify awarding a credit. If you could simply give me a yardstick of sorts. How much time would warrant a credit or a partial credit." To determine a high school credit by counting hours, most books recommend: 75-90 hours is 1/2 credit 120-180 hours is 1 creditThe hours are how many hours...
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