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Homeschooling High School: Course Descriptions for Visual Learners

Homeschooling High School: Course Descriptions for Visual Learners
I'm a visual learner. Show me an example, and I can usually imitate it (unless technology stands in my way.)  Are you a visual thinker?  What would you like to see?"I'm a visual thinker and I guess I need to SEE a piece of paper as to how the course descriptions are laid out and formatted. Do you have a format?" ~ Maria Here are some links for visual learners who want to see a course...
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Playing the Name Game!

Playing the Name Game!
Several people tend to be intimidated by grading. A number of parents tend to be fearful of high school credits. Then you will find some unschool or delight-directed homeschools that definitely stress out regarding naming courses. It can be very easy if you use textbooks (look at the title of the textbook! ) however in other conditions it’s not as simple.I just got off the telephone with a mom attempting to name an unconventional class. If...
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Why Write Course Descriptions for your Homeschool High School Records

Why Write Course Descriptions for your Homeschool High School Records
Why write a course description?Some colleges will ask for them and some will not.  There are a few situations when course descriptions are extremely important.1. When applying to a very selective college.2. When parents can't afford college.3. When the child wants to go to only ONE college.In each of those situations, providing detailed homeschool records can improve your child's chances of admission and scholarships.The transcript is the bare minimum requirement (there are VERY few that don't...
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Homeschool High School Transcripts and Activity Lists: An Analogy

Homeschool High School Transcripts and Activity Lists: An Analogy
Here's an analogy you may enjoy: Transcript is to course description as transcript is to activity list. On the bottom of the transcript is a place for a VERY abbreviated activity list.  Keep a separate page to list all the details about those activities.  You know the difference between a transcript and course description... same difference between a transcript and an activity list.  The transcript provides just the name, credit value, and grade for each class. ...
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Introducing TWO New Parent Training A la Carte & a SALE!

Introducing TWO New Parent Training A la Carte & a SALE!
Have you discovered our Parent Training A la Carte courses yet? If not, this weekend is a great time to do so! We are introducing TWO new courses: Delight-Directed Learning and Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool This Summer! To celebrate, both of our new classes are on sale for just $10! "I love all of the examples.  It helps to broaden my thinking to hear the wide variety of things that other families are...
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Homeschooling High School: Success with the First, Confidence with the Second

Homeschooling High School: Success with the First, Confidence with the Second
I love hearing back from parents with graduates!  I love hearing about her successes with the National Merit Finalist, college admission, and full scholarships.  Here is what Andrea wrote: I have learned so much over these past couple of years and appreciate so much the help your Gold Care Club has been. My oldest son, Adam, just graduated and is going to be attending Auburn University this fall with scholarships that will more than equal a...
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Celebrate Homeschool Freedom: Join me on July 7!

Celebrate Homeschool Freedom: Join me on July 7!
This time of year always brings about the feelings of awe and thankfulness for the freedoms that we hold dear in this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt listed these Four Freedoms:  Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear . Homeschool families know these freedoms very well. We express our freedoms by exerting our right to home educate our children. Yet, there are still those things that lurk around the...
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Just finished your webinar "Celebrate Homeschool Freedom." You asked for us to fill out a survey at the end, but the webinar ended... Read More
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Preparing Homeschool Records & Transcripts Early

Preparing Homeschool Records & Transcripts Early
Mary graduated her son this year and was EXTREMELY successful as a homeschool parent.  Still, she confesses that the job would have been much easier and less exhausting had she done the work before senior year.  Here is Mary's story:Hi Lee!!!Haven't contacted you since my senior, Bryan, was accepted into the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in April!  The School of Filmmaking is a fairly exclusive program and I am so very proud...
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Lovely Landmines: Community College Experience in Canada

Lovely Landmines: Community College Experience in Canada
Eunice had some feedback about my  blog post "What’s Next? 8 Options After High School" http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/8-options-high-school/5374/She provided a great argument in favor of community college.  This would be good to compare and contrast with my article Facing the Community College Fad - http://www.thehomescholar.com/recent-articles/community-college-fad.phpPlease read Eunice's experience with community college, then leave a comment and share your opinion and experiences!  It's important to share information with each other, so each parent has as much data as possible...
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5 Final Reasons to Get The Comprehensive Record Solution Today!

5 Final Reasons to Get The Comprehensive Record Solution Today!
Today is the final day to get my Comprehensive Record Solution at the introductory price of $97. Tomorrow the price goes to it's regular price of $147.  We have written extensively why documenting your homeschool students comprehensive records is a smart idea for every college bound homeschool family.  Here are five final reasons you should consider today before the price increases. College admissions is a high stakes, highly competitive game and you need to present your...
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Hi Karen! Thanks for saying such nice things about my writing! So the Comprehensive Record Solution is not just about the books.... Read More
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Guest — Karen
Lee If I already have all your other books what is different in this one? The books I have are excellent. Isn't this one all of t... Read More
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Comprehensive Record Solution Launch - The Results Are In!

Comprehensive Record Solution Launch - The Results Are In!
What a fun launch!  These are the winners of the fast mover bonuses!  But if you are feeling left out, check below for a special offer and a new bonus for ordering! Fast Mover Grand Prize:  Comprehensive Review of your Comprehensive Record* First Customer * Value $500 1. Kimberly Strid of Renton, WashingtonKim gets ALL the prizes - the whole kitnkaboodle!  She wins our Grand Prize AND gets Fast Mover Bonuses 1 - 8 below! Fast...
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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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Total Transcript Solution or the Comprehensive Record Solution

Total Transcript Solution or the Comprehensive Record Solution
I am getting a lot of questions that go like this:Dear Lee,I just finished watching your short video introducing your new product Comprehensive Record Solution. How does it differ from your Total Transcript Solution? Is one more expansive than the other is? Will I need both to assist me in learning how to complete great records for our daughter?Thank you so much for your time and all you do to assist us nervous and scared teachers...
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NEWSFLASH! Homeschool Mom Graduates. Son Off to College!

NEWSFLASH!  Homeschool Mom Graduates.  Son Off to College!
This note was SO encouraging to me, I knew I had to share it with you all.Hi Lee,I am taking a few moments to write to you before we send Jacob off to college on Sunday. Lee when I found your website and materials it was such a blessing! I had been struggling to create a transcript using some pretty expensive software and was just not having much success. From the very first time I spoke with...
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    It's time to enjoy the summer while doing a bit of planning for the homeschool year ahead. Here are some July homeschool calendar reminders to make the most of your free time! 

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    It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homeschool transcript is done. Even if your transcript looks great on paper, it can be confusing to figure out what to include on a homeschool transcript when you are filling out college applications. Let me

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    You made it to June! It's time to sit back, relax your homeschool life, and enjoy the summer! Don't completely check out though, or you'll miss out on these calendar reminders! 

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