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February is a Difficult Homeschool Month

February is a Difficult Homeschool Month
February is a difficult month for homeschooling.  The days are long and dark, and the weather may not always be cooperative.  Public schools often plan breaks and vacation days for this time of year because it's SO easy to get burned out.Hang on!  Don't give up!  It will get better soon, and spring is almost here!  What you are doing every day with your children is so important.  One day you will look back and be...
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Feel The Love from Colleges!

Feel The Love from Colleges!
Where will you be four years from now?  Will you experience post-homeschool success?  These notes from other real homeschool parents are SURE to encourage you!Encouragement from Ann in Connecticut Just a short note of encouragement - two years ago, I was just where you are. I had purchased the Total Transcript Solution, as I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what...
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Is this enough for a high school credit?

Is this enough for a high school credit?
Is this enough for a high school credit?  That depends on what YOU think - it's up to the homeschool parent! I just finished watching your webinar on the grades, credits, and transcripts. My son is in the 9th grade and I am having him go through both books of the All American History.  This is one of those curriculums that can be adjusted to all ages so they give suggestions as to what you can...
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When Do You Need a Transcript?

When Do You Need a Transcript?
When will you need your homeschool transcript?  It's hard to say exactly. The first time you need it may be sophomore year, when your child starts driving.  Many insurance companies provide a good student discount for teenage drivers, and your homeschool transcript is required.  It may be during junior year, when you need to review grades and credits with your child, so they report their grades correctly when they take the PSAT for the first time. ...
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You Can't Make a High School Accept your Credits

You Can't Make a High School Accept your Credits
It's easy to pull children out of school and begin homeschooling.  It's more challenging to go the other way.   If you have been homeschooling, you may have difficulty convincing a public or private high school to accept credits earned in your homeschool. High schools don't have to accept your homeschool credits, and you can't MAKE them accept your credits. Create the transcript as you would for a college, but recognized that they have all the power....
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Guest — Lee
Oh Dianne! I hope you have good luck! I think it's much easier at a private school that public, so I'm hoping it will go OK for ... Read More
Friday, 03 June 2011 14:34
Guest — Dianne
Ironically, I'm in the process of completing a transcript for my son to attend a private school for his senior year of high school... Read More
Friday, 03 June 2011 14:10
Guest — Kirsten O'Malley
Hi Lee -- More and more of our students are full-time students at a public school, but choosing to take "outside credits" with one... Read More
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:31
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Homeschool Transcript Yikes

Homeschool Transcript Yikes
Sometimes messages come by Facebook, but other times I get them on the phone, by email,  or on my blog.  It usually goes something like this:"Yikes-please help fast! Transcript due tomorrow and I am on the fence with this one......How do we count a European home stay for a month on a high school transcript? How much credit? Never encountered this one....."Angela on Facebook Believe me, I've heard it all.  I never feel judgmental at all,...
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Homeschool High School: Fine Arts vs. Technology Credit

Homeschool High School: Fine Arts vs. Technology Credit
"Hi Lee.  I heard you speak at the Midwest Homeschool Convention.  I really appreciated all your information.  I need to ask you a question.  Can I count a computer graphics class or video editing class for fine arts credit on the homeschool transcript?"~ Trina on Facebook Sure, Trina!  You can use those classes for fine arts on your homeschool transcript.  Some parents use classes like that for a technology credit, and others will use it as...
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Homeschool Testing - How Much Weight?

Homeschool Testing - How Much Weight?
How much weight should you give to a homeschool test?  As much as you like!I really learned tons from your seminar.  I especially used your "example" transcript - that was valuable for reasons I wouldn't of thought of until I was in the middle of creating one for our oldest.  Is 25% of the grade weighted to tests (math, science) appropriate?~ Carla in Washington Dear Carla,Here is my homeschool transcript online.  Here is a sample of...
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The HomeScholar Total Transcript Solution Launches at Noon!!

The HomeScholar Total Transcript Solution Launches at Noon!!
Noon (Pacific Time) is the official launch of our Total Transcript Solution.  We will be having a free webinar this morning to celebrate.  You can sign up for "Credits and Grades and Transcripts, Oh My!!" at this registration link.  You are NOT going to want to miss this hour long content rich webinar. Register for our free webinar this morning on Credits, Grades and Transcripts!
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Guest — The HomeScholar new service launch! | Special Needs Homeschooling
[...] Lee Binz is fast making a name for herself as the lady to talk to if you are teaching a high schooler. She was a homeschool ... Read More
Thursday, 03 December 2009 06:30
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What is the "Right Way" to Grade?

What is the "Right Way" to Grade?
People sometimes ask homeschoolers "Where do you get THE curriculum".  It's funny, because there are so many curriculum choices and everyone does it differently, and homeschoolers know there is not ONE curriculum.  The same is true, though, when you ask "How do public schools grade classes?"  Because every class, every teacher, and every high school is different.  Public school teachers know there is not one "right" answer to that question. What is your advice about the...
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Homeschool Foreign Language Program

Homeschool Foreign Language Program
Cindy asked, "Is there a particular Latin American Spanish curriculum that you recommend above others?  My children are 16,14,13 and 8.  We've been homeschooling for 10 years and I used to have a hard time learning a foreign language in school myself."Dear Cindy,Thank you for your question about Foreign Languages and Latin American Spanish!  The most common homeschool curriculum choices are Rosetta Stone, Power-Glide, and Aurolog.  You have a great opportunity with 4 students to have...
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Guest — Lee
My husband teaches French and Russian through Currclick.com. I have free Spanish on my homeschool site, Easy Peasy All-in-One Home... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:10
Guest — Julieanne
MangoLanguages.com is another great option that we're going to use for our family this next school year.
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Guest — Kris
We are using Pimsleur. It is the one used by the federal government when they quickly need to train an employee to work in a Fren... Read More
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:32
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Quick and Easy Transcripts!

Quick and Easy Transcripts!
I hate business bookkeeping!  I put it off and put it off, but I just can't make it go away!  Transcripts are a pain too, but there is a less painful way to do the frustrating work yourself.In 1-2 hours I can help you figure out exactly what to write on your transcript.  We can do it easily on the phone.  All it takes is your brain, my brain, and any records or used curriculum you...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Siri, I'm always willing to provide support and encouragement, whether it's about transcripts or anything else. My consulting... Read More
Friday, 11 July 2008 06:40
Guest — Siri Betcher
Just a helpful suggestion, you may want to offer the "middle of the road". Do the $120 version and let the parent email you a roug... Read More
Thursday, 10 July 2008 17:32
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Homeschool Transcript- Keeping Grades in Large Families

Homeschool Transcript- Keeping Grades in Large Families
How do you keep up with grading when you have four, five or more kids? When my kids were younger, I never really graded at all. Our state (WA) does not require parents to grade, so I didn't. I would grade math tests, just to make sure they knew the stuff, but I didn't KEEP those grades anywhere. Once they started high school, I didn't change my way of doing things with homeschool. I just started...
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Homeschool Transcript - How do I give a credit in Bible to my homeschooler?

Homeschool Transcript - How do I give a credit in Bible to my homeschooler?
>>>>A client writes: I want to give my kids credit for Bible...but I haven't asked them to write a single thing down this year. What do I do?<<<<When we did Bible, I just had them read books, mostly. No tests. Rare papers. Sometimes one of them would teach Sunday School classes, or read scripture at church. May I suggest that Bible may be one good area to count hours? Just estimate how many hours per day...
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Homeschool Transcript - Do Colleges Accept Homeschool Grades?

Homeschool Transcript - Do Colleges Accept Homeschool Grades?
>>>>A friend had a question about homeschool grades.<<<<I have a page on my blog about grades and credits that might help:http://thehomescholar.blogspot.com/search/label/Grades%20and%20CreditsKeeping track of grades and credits can start in 9th grade. Grades 9-12 are considered high school, and those are the only grades and credits that colleges want to see. Most (but not all) colleges will accept homeschool grades and credits, given by a parent, typed on their home computer using nothing fancier than a Word...
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