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High School Record Keeping Simply Explained

High School Record Keeping Simply Explained
Here's how to keep high school records in 5 easy steps for under $10. You don't need an expensive system. In fact, owning a fancy system is no guarant...
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What if I Homeschool Only Senior Year?

What if I Homeschool Only Senior Year?
Mary Jo emailed asking for advice as to whether a public-schooled high school junior should consider homeschooling for only her senior year of high school. Here's what I said. My best advice is this;  "Know your child and trust yourself."  If you know that homeschooling is the best fit for your child, then trust yourself and do it.  Don't avoid homeschooling out of fear. Senior year can be busy with college applications. Get 75 application essay...
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Guest — madison
If I go homeschooled in the middle of my senior year and get everything done will I still be able to walk the line with my class?... Read More
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 03:49
Anita
Hi, Madison. You'll need to check with the school / school district that you were attending prior to homeschooling. Unfortunately... Read More
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 17:25
Guest — Rezik
I have the same situation with my child who doesn't want to continue the last semester. Challenge is already applications were su... Read More
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 08:21
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How to Include Bible on a Homeschool Transcript

How to Include Bible on a Homeschool Transcript
Homeschoolers are often Christian families - and they often include Christian education in their homeschool. Let me show you how to include your study...
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How to Write Professional Course Descriptions in Yoga Pants

How to Write Professional Course Descriptions in Yoga Pants
Course descriptions require a professional demeanor on paper. Your words should sound "business casual" not "yoga pants" even if you are writing profe...
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6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever

6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever
6 Ways to Save Homeschool Records Forever You don't have to save your curriculum forever, and you don't have to save all your child's daily work or no...
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The Relative Importance of Homeschool Transcripts and Standardized Tests

The Relative Importance of Homeschool Transcripts and Standardized Tests
"How important is the transcript compared to SAT or ACT scores when it comes to college admissions or scholarships? I know it is good to have both but without those great scores it seems like all is lost."~ Anne on FacebookHi Anne!The transcript is extremely important. It's the one page overview of your student so the college can give them a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" quickly. It's a good idea to have some outside documentation...
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Homeschool Record Keeping - Yearly Standardized Testing

Homeschool Record Keeping - Yearly Standardized Testing
For standardized testing, I recommend a generic grade level test (CAT, IOWA, etc.)  I think it's helpful in middle school to take a test in a fairly large group.  That will help make it a normal and natural experience for kids.  Hopefully that will reduce test anxiety later on, when they need to take the SAT or ACT and it counts.    It's helpful to use the same test each year, until you start taking the...
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Our Second Comprehensive Record Solution Review!

Our Second Comprehensive Record Solution Review!
On this Thanksgiving, we are so blessed by this review from Annie Kate of the Tea Time With Annie Kate blog.   You can read her whole review here, but this was my favorite part!So far I’ve enjoyed some of the videos and studied a few of the E-books and documents.  The videos are basically well-organized talks with notes, something that fits well with my learning style.  Lee has a pleasant voice, and it has been...
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Our First Comprehensive Record Solution Review!

Our First Comprehensive Record Solution Review!
Sally is a client I helped with comprehensive records.  She made such beautiful records, I asked her to review my latest creation, the Comprehensive Record Solution.  By the way, Sally let me include all of her course descriptions in the my Course Description Collection, which comes with the purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution.Dear Lee,WOW!!!!!!  I love this product. Oh, how I wish it would have been available a couple of years ago!!  Still, the info...
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Paperless Homeschool?

Paperless Homeschool?
Somewhere between hoarding and a sterile paperless environment is the perfect amount of high school records. Laura wrote:"Do you have any thoughts on student work typed and saved on the computer vs handwritten work?  I thought colleges would want to see examples of student's work in his own handwriting rather than work done on computer that theoretically could have been done by anyone.  I want to move my kids to a paperless (or almost paperless) school. ...
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Guest — Carmen
I am striving for paperless as well and given the comment by Ann I would have my files backed up on another device and have some o... Read More
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:47
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good thinking, Carmen! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Guest — Ann
Be careful about going paperless. I would tend to say keep paper records as well as digital back-up. I finished my son's course de... Read More
Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:51
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