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Top 20 Tips from 2017

Top 20 Tips from 2017
These are my best blog posts about college admission and scholarships over the past year. Make sure you save and pin them! Pre-calculus and calculus w...
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College Application Essays Made Easy

College Application Essays Made Easy
College application essays earn college admission and scholarships. Read this executive summary for busy parents and teens to learn the 11 keys for co...
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Options for Handling Homeschool Failure

Options for Handling Homeschool Failure
What would you do if your child REALLY failed a homeschool class - refused to do history, for example? Let's talk about how to cope, as a homeschool m...
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I love this! I had a son who ‘flunked’ math his freshman AND sophomore year. He doesn’t like math and put forth negative effort. ... Read More
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So true, Kaye! I'm so impressed that you trusted yourself. You know your son best, and you exhibited wisdom in giving the grades ... Read More
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Guest — Clare Ansah
Hi I was wondering if my daughter could retake the same final test in her English course, in order to get a higher grade?... Read More
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How to Have a Morning Meeting in 4 Easy Steps

How to Have a Morning Meeting in 4 Easy Steps
There is a simple strategy that can cure many homeschool woes. This one thing can help you get math done, find balance at home, eliminate cheating and...
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Midyear Grades for College Applications

Midyear Grades for College Applications
If you have a senior, it's time to send colleges your mid-year grades! When you have a senior, you will need to send colleges your child's mid-year&nb...
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Our family began to homeschool 3 years ago, in the junior high years, and I consider myself very fortunate to have read Lee's writ... Read More
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45 Tips to Ace an Interview [Infographic]

45 Tips to Ace an Interview [Infographic]
Learning interviewing skills is important for all adults, whether they go to college or not. At some point in life, most people have experienced a job...
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Great Scholarships with Homemade Transcript and Homeschool GPA

Great Scholarships with Homemade Transcript and Homeschool GPA
Anne wrote with a wonderful report on her homeschooled daughter! Her homemade transcript, mommy-made grades, and homeschool GPA earned huge rewar...
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Panic to Peace in 20 Pages

Panic to Peace in 20 Pages
Jennifer was digging through piles of homeschool records and found my book, Finding the Faith to Homeschool High School. She went from panic to p...
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College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner

College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner
Preparing your menu for admissions is a lot like preparing for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It takes time and effort to prepare deliciously, scru...
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How to Create a Collage of Awesomeness [with Free Ebook]

How to Create a Collage of Awesomeness [with Free Ebook]
Including Delight Directed Learning in your homeschool is so important! It can help shape and mold the career goals of your child, lead to great exper...
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3 Reasons why Homeschooling Works

3 Reasons why Homeschooling Works
Ever wonder why homeschooling is successful for so many parents, even ones who face seemingly impossible problems in their local public high scho...
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An Infographic for Planning College Prep High School Classes

An Infographic for Planning College Prep High School Classes
Here are general guidelines to help you plan high school courses. English Provide 4 years of reading and writing at your child's level. This can inclu...
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The High School Solution Review by Susan Anadale and TOS

The High School Solution Review by Susan Anadale and TOS
The High School Solution Review by Susan Anadale and The Old Schoolhouse® Product & Curriculum Reviews ​"Confession: homeschooling high school is ...
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Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score

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Eating cookies can help your child get a better SAT or ACT score. Stop laughing! I'm totally serious! Careful research in my own home suggests that 10...
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12 Keys to Homeschool Calmness

12 Keys to Homeschool Calmness
Month-By-Month Homeschool Meltdown Avoided with 12 Keys to Calmness. Homeschool moms can suffer from a month-by-month meltdown as they try to balance ...
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  • March Gold Care Club Update

    New, for members, this month in the Gold Care Club ...

    How-to Training Courses

    Quick Start : Christian Homeschool Success in High School
    Beginner : Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live Convention Part 3/3
    Intermediate : Simple Science for Homeschooling High School
    Advanced : Upper Echelon Education
    Encouragement : Jay Wile - Homeschooling: How and Why it Works

    Member's Only Webinar

    Senior Year Step by Step
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  • 7 Ways to Get Scholarships at Private Universities

    How do you get better scholarships at a private college? These strategies will go a long way to making sure you get the best possible financial aid package.  


    Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay .

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    1. Demonstrate interest - visits and phone calls, or Skype if you can't
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  • 17 Tips for Kinesthetic Learners in High School

    An active learner, or kinesthetic learner, often learns best by moving. Even when they are high school age. And you can use their movement to your advantage! 

      {NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy, I make a few pennies, but sadly, not enough for a latte.}

    How can you identify a kinesthetic learner? 

    It's almost like some

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  • Seven Reasons to Study History

    When I was in school, we learned about the world in seemingly unrelated snippets. My teachers called the subject Social Studies .

    • We might start the year studying Chinese culture.
    • Then we'd study the Pilgrims because it was getting close to Thanksgiving.
    • Then we'd take a break to study the Plains Indians and build miniature teepees.

    Social Studies remains a core

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    Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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