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We Got a Scholarship!

We Got a Scholarship!
Here is the thing about February and March.  It's the months when homeschooling is the most difficult.  The doldrums set in, and life seems more tedious. But for me, early spring is my FAVORITE time of year!  That's when all my seniors start hearing about admission and scholarships!  Although deadlines for admission are often much later in the spring, the early bird gets the worm!  Those who applied earlier in the fall are now reaping the...
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Guest — Tia
Hi Lee, That's excellent. The truth at least for me is that most of the home-schooled students I know are incredibly smart and ha... Read More
Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:35
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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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    Does thinking about college admission for your homeschool student fill you with dread? Or does the task of making your child's comprehensive homeschool records keep you up at night? Do you ever wonder how your humble homeschool can compete with those insanely rigorous college prep schools? 

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  • What Colleges Really Want is Demonstrated Interest

    ​You will need to demonstrate interest in a college if you want to get admitted and get scholarships. Applying to a college without showing a genuine interest in the school is likely to benefit only the college, and unlikely to benefit your child. 

    Showing demonstrated interest means you have shown,  by your actions, interest in the college and your desire

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  • Homeschooled Adult Renounces Faith

    Joshua Harris is no longer a Christian. Sad news for the homeschool community.

    Joshua Harris is the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye and is the adult child of well known homeschool speaker. His father, Gregg Harris, is often considered one of the founders of the modern homeschool movement. A former homeschool speaker, Joshua Harris was an outspoken evangelical pastor

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