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Independent Homeschool Support

Independent Homeschool Support
I encourage parents to homeschool independently.Homeschooling is legal in every state, and you can educate your children in a way that makes sense, without being tied to a school system.  That will allow you to homeschool outside the box, keeping your children challenged but not overwhelmed.  When you homeschool independently, you can choose homeschool curriculum that is a perfect fit, and teach any elective class under the sun.  The world is your oyster! But when you...
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Thinking about High School

Thinking about High School
Sometimes people ask for specific recommendations when parents and students start thinking about homeschooling high school.  It's hard to give specific recommendations to a general question, but here are some places to start looking.I have several resources on my website that you might want to check out.  First is my HomeScholar Recommends homeschool curriculum page that has a lot of information on what we used and what worked for us.  It covers gifts, books, resources and...
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Guest — Becky
Tried to access the reading list and the link would not work
Friday, 20 July 2012 04:10
Guest — Lee
Hi Becky. It should be working now. Please try it again. Thanks!
Friday, 20 July 2012 13:56
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In the News - Homeschool Graduates Succeed!

In the News - Homeschool Graduates Succeed!
  Homeschooling Goes To College"Today homeschooling is a credible, viable educational choice that is garnering respect, even admiration, from outside educators. At the nation's elite colleges and universities, once-wary admissions officers are validating the benefits of a home education in the best way possible - with much- coveted acceptances.www.carolinajournal.comHomeschoolers Ready for College"Myths about unsocialized home-schoolers are false, and most are well prepped for college, experts say."www.usnews.comHomeschooled Students Well-Prepared For College, Study Finds"Studies suggest that those who...
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Guest — Homeschool Dad
Great collection! This information needs to get out more. I'm surprised by so many who still think differently. Homeschooling wil... Read More
Thursday, 19 July 2012 07:34
Guest — Debbi
Nice to read those and see what others have done. I've got a few years still to plan but we're thinking backyard bbq with ceremony... Read More
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 06:13
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Facing My Biggest Challenges

Facing My Biggest Challenges
What's one homeschooling challenge you've faced, and what solutions did you find? Fear of failure is one challenge I think all homeschool parents experience.  During the early days of our homeschooling, it seemed relatively easy.  In high school, though, parents are faced with subjects they don’t understand.  My biggest challenges involved calculus, physics, and foreign language. I researched the problem, and found a surprising solution.  I did not have to learn the subjects myself, and I didn’t have...
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Guest — Lee
Joelle! I love this! "So I have to be content with “flunking” Latin as I work beside my child who is absorbing the language like... Read More
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:30
Guest — J W
My biggest challenge? Dealing with never being able to teach my two children anything together. People said, "Oh, your kids are ... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2012 19:14
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What Homeschooling High School Looks Like

What Homeschooling High School Looks Like
What does homeschooling look like? When people ask me what homeschooling looks like, I often tell them it looks like my boy, lying on top of my dog, reading a book in the sun.  Our homeschool room was the room with the dog and the book.  We had a rigorous, academic homeschool, and so we were often busy from about 8:00 in the morning until about 3:00 in the afternoon.  I had a schedule and an...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Elise, I read aloud to my children for 1/2 hour per day, 4 days a week, until they started community college at 16 and 18. ... Read More
Monday, 23 July 2012 10:09
Guest — Elise Knight
I loved hearing what your days looked like in homeschooling high school, Lee! It helps to hear how others do it. I'm planning on... Read More
Saturday, 21 July 2012 22:06
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Take CLEP when you are DONE

Take CLEP when you are DONE
 It's helpful to take the CLEP test when you are "done" with a subject - the problem is knowing what "done" means.Rachel asked, " I am wondering if it could make sense to take the CLEP on a subject right after the student has successfully completed it, rather than waiting until the last year of high school and taking several then.  Are there any disadvantages to this method (taking them as the subjects are "completed") that...
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Guest — J W
LOL, that's pretty bad. Thanks, Lee!
Friday, 13 July 2012 21:53
Guest — Lee
To find a location for the CLEP, contact CollegeBoard.com - the same people who do SAT, AP, and SAT Subject Tests. This is the loc... Read More
Friday, 13 July 2012 07:46
Guest — J W
Dumb question - where does the student take the CLEP tests and who do we contact?
Thursday, 12 July 2012 17:46
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Considering Homeschooling

Considering Homeschooling
 What advice would you give to a mom who is considering homeschooling? Don't doubt it for a second - you CAN homeschool! You don't have to be afraid - you won't ruin your child's future or jeopardize their college chances! You can provide a superior education for your kids that will open doors for them. Your love for your child will ensure success beyond your wildest dreams! At the same time, don’t try to do it alone. Seek...
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Guest — J W
Thanks, Lee :-)
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 18:21
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Queen of Crime Course Title

Queen of Crime Course Title
What a great idea!  Take a classic book and turn it into a springboard for English and science!  Take a look at Debbies ideas about a class on Agatha Christie, and learn how to come up with creative, outside the box, class titles and course descriptions.I am trying to come up with a great name for a course description I'm/we are currently working on with my daughter. She is going into 11th grade next year and...
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Relax and Renew

Relax and Renew
Summer... time to relax and renew!  Summer provides an opportunity to do tasks that were set aside during the school year. Perhaps your focus is on snuggling young children, relaxing in a hammock, or inventing activities to keep young ones busy. Whatever your summer brings, I'd love to help!  Read my article "5 Goals for Summer Success" as you catch up with your homeschool tasks.  I have tons of activities for younger children on my Pinterest...
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The Greatest Advantages of Homeschooling

The Greatest Advantages of Homeschooling
  What do you think are the greatest advantages of homeschooling?Several summers ago my two sons were invited to compete in a full-tuition scholarship competition. There were ten winners out of 108 students. Two of the winners were homeschoolers.  Both were mine.  I wondered later, “How did that happen!?” I believe it happened because of four great advantages of homeschooling through high school. The Curriculum AdvantageMany homeschoolers have a very rigorous academic plan. Whether they choose to...
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[…] Have a look at http://www.thehomescholar.com/gold-care.php, the educational website where you can get enough details abo... Read More
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Getting it done with an Accountability Buddy!

Getting it done with an Accountability Buddy!
I always enjoy getting to know my Gold Care Club members.  Some members will come and go - maybe it's a light summer month, and they have extra time for paperwork tasks.  Maybe they are taking the holidays off, and want to take some continuing education classes.  Other members join just when the pressure is intense and the need is urgent.  And some members will stay for years, methodically working on one child at a time...
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Good Things Can Happen To You Too!

Good Things Can Happen To You Too!
Don't give up!  Every year parents contact me surprised at their own successes.  Face this coming year with confidence and determination.  Read what Renee, Janet, and Kathleen have shared.  What will YOUR story be?  When the year is done, and you have the results of your hard work, let me know.  I love to encourage others!Renee wrote:I just wanted to write and thank you for the encouragement you provided as my daughter applied to colleges this...
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Wow, this sure does give me hope - I'm fully supportive of my kiddo's dream, but it's gonna be ex-pen-sive because this promising ... Read More
Monday, 02 July 2012 21:30
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Book Saves Bacon! Result Priceless!

Book Saves Bacon! Result Priceless!
I was chatting with my Friends on Facebook, kind of complaining about a lack of summer in Seattle actually, and Anna commented about how my book, Setting the Records Straight, "saved her bacon" LOL!  It was so sweet, but then she sent a follow -up message. Anna wrote: "I would be remiss if I didn't give credit where credit is due. The hardest part was starting the transcript. I stared at my header for a few...
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What About That Prom!

What About That Prom!
 Some homeschoolers would like a Prom, and others aren't interested.  This is for all you party-loving prom-providing parents!  How do you create a fun and wholesome prom for homeschoolers?  Donna has some great suggestions!Hello Lee, I’m happy to share what I know about the local Christian homeschool prom in our area last month. I had hoped to have this to you sooner, but it has been one whirlwind of a month! Through one of the mothers I met...
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Choose Peace

Choose Peace
Are you the parent scrambling frantically to finish every problem in every book before you can relax for the summer?  I encourage you to focus on "choosing peace."  Look at each thing you are trying to finish. Does it need to be done?  If you are 80% done with the book, that should be enough.  Public schools finish 80% to finish the subject, and so can you.Does it impact your mental health?  Weigh the pros and...
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Guest — J W
Wow, glad to hear I'm on the right track. We had various things happen throughout the school year, and I had to tell myself not t... Read More
Friday, 29 June 2012 08:27
Guest — Laura
Lee, Finding your site was an answer to prayer. The kids and I have literally been "scrambling" to finish out the year. We still n... Read More
Friday, 29 June 2012 07:20
Guest — Lois
We were wrestling with this very issue. I needed jr. grades on the transcript NOW to enroll in dual courses. "Mom, I'm not done!" ... Read More
Friday, 29 June 2012 06:46
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