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How to Get Scholarships

How to Get Scholarships
Do you know how homeschoolers earn scholarships? By gaining information about the process early in high school, so they know all the pieces and are re...
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Register for Draft at Age 18

Register for Draft at Age 18
A lot of changes take place at the end of high school. Kids graduate, earn a diploma, and go off to college or career. For men, there is one extra ste...
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High School Activities for a Military Career

High School Activities for a Military Career
To decide if your child might be interested in the military, consider finding a high school group that funnels into the military, so your child can tr...
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Test Preparation for Grade 7 - 9

Test Preparation for Grade 7 - 9
Are you working hard on test preparation with your middle schoolers or 9th grader? Let me put your mind at ease and make your life a little easier. I ...
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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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Warning Gifted Children Can Burn Out

Warning Gifted Children Can Burn Out
It's a challenge to homeschool gifted children. Your job: keep curriculum challenging, but not overwhelming. Making sure curriculum is academically ap...
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Thank you, Anni!

Thank you, Anni!
I want to say thank you to Anni, but let me start with a story about what I've been going through. When I got my new website, I had to move all 120,00...
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AP Exam or AP Class

AP Exam or AP Class
You do NOT need to have an official and approved AP course in order to give colleges the AP exams they want! Not all public schools offer every different AP classes.  Although colleges may like kids to take those classes, they know they aren't available in all schools. Colleges are looking for the exam.The College Board® likes to think they have sole rights to putting a capital A and capital P together on a transcript. If...
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Some of the AP tests, like World History, require a specific type of essay (in fact 3 of them) which can take a lot of time for st... Read More
Monday, 17 February 2014 13:52
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5 Lessons About Writing Course Descriptions

5 Lessons About Writing Course Descriptions
Kerrie posted the sweetest comment on Facebook, while in the midst of a challenging marathon of writing her course descriptions.This is what a house looks like at Christmastime when you wait until the last minute to write course descriptions and reading lists for college applications! Lee Binz of The HomeScholar - we should've listened to your advice and started much earlier! See well-worn copies of the two books on top of paper pile! (College Admission and...
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The HomeScholar Online Christmas Party

The HomeScholar Online Christmas Party
Join me for fun and games, laughter and friendship, giveaways and prizes! The HomeScholar Online Christmas Party is going to be SO much fun! It will be just like a regular Christmas party, only it will be completely online. We will have a holiday recipe exchange, play party games, share white elephant gifts, and you’ll even get party favors! While we are together, you can ask me anything about homeschooling high school while we are chatting...
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How Grading is Like Playing the Piano!

How Grading is Like Playing the Piano!
In this video, I discuss how homeschool grading is similar to evaluating your child's progress on the piano. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Successful College Applications

Successful College Applications
 Check this out!  One of my Gold Care Club members just found out that she is getting some AMAZING college scholarships!  This is a the senior portrait of Rebecca's daughter.How does that happen? Here are some tips for success.  When Rebecca wrote to me about her daughter, she spoke about things that worked well (or not) and gave some great suggestions for others.What can we glean from this successful homeschool to college application?October 26thDear Lee,I was a...
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Guest — Lee
Abby, Some colleges just want to check off things from their list - and if the list includes AP, that's what they want. Some univ... Read More
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:15
Guest — Abby
This mom says that her daughter will have an AA degree from a community college, so why are AP tests and any previous homeschoolin... Read More
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Guest — Elise
I'd second the advice to get those applications in early...starting in the summer if at all possible. Since my son's first choice,... Read More
Monday, 25 November 2013 20:45
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Why It's Good To Prepare Early for Homeschooling High School

Why It's Good To Prepare Early for Homeschooling High School
In this video, I discuss why preparing for homeschooling high school is an important task when your student is in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Welcome our New HomeScholar Office Manager!

Welcome our New HomeScholar Office Manager!
Welcome Stephanie!I am delighted to introduce Stephanie as the new member of The HomeScholar. Stephanie is the Office Manager in charge of keeping my office running smoothly so I can answer calls and emails from panicky parents.  Stephanie is a homeschool mother with one daughter at home.   Stephanie is on the right, and her daughter Caitlin is on the left. This photo was taken of us at the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati.  (You can see...
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Guest — Stephanie
Thank you for the kind welcome! I'm having a blast, and I look forward to being part of the HomeScholar team! Blessings, Stephan... Read More
Thursday, 05 May 2011 08:57
Guest — J W
Wow - an employee! It's been fun watching your business grow from the beginning, Lee!
Monday, 02 May 2011 20:42
Guest — Lisa
Welcome, Stephanie!
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