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Choosing a College Major and Career

Choosing a College Major and Career
Choosing a college major or career is overwhelming for teens sometimes. That's because they think it's a life-long decision that can't be changed. Not...
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How to Be a Better Home Educator

How to Be a Better Home Educator
How to Be a Better Home Educator You can become a better home educator this year and every year and build a better homeschool with tools you have around the house. You may be anxious and searching for something to make you feel secure. But some things really won't help you at all - and sometimes they actually make the situation much worse and increase feelings of incompetence. A degree in teaching will NOT make you...
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Admission Advice for Homeschool Military Academy Enrollees

Admission Advice for Homeschool Military Academy Enrollees
Military academies. The uncomplicated thing concerning getting in is to be a homeschooler. The complicated part with regards to getting in, is everything else! The military academy candidates looking for admission have to get a nomination, in most cases through a congressman. When was the last time you talked to your representative? Sally and I happen to be chatting concerning her son’s application to a military academy, and she has verified their admission requirements again.The things...
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Guest — Janet
Eva, I agree with J. Rivers, but I would be careful to check on any JROTC unit as to its quality. We were thinking of doing the sa... Read More
Monday, 02 September 2013 22:35
Guest — J. Rivers
Also, the Harvard University Extension School offers online courses, and summer programs for high schoolers. If a student takes c... Read More
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:47
Guest — J. Rivers
Jr. ROTC is beneficial, as are the Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadets, and Coast Guard Auxiliary, if any of those are in your area. Sop... Read More
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:54
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How to Document Homeschool PE Credits

How to Document Homeschool PE Credits
Do homeschool P.E. credits seem elusive to you? Do you wish there was a surefire system to document all P.E. credits? To be sure, homeschool P.E. isn’t the same as a public school P.E. class, but you have the blessing of a wider range of options for P.E. credit as a homeschooler.PE is just one of the 10 critical courses to study before graduation. Learn about all ten in my free ebook. Click to download: The...
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Guest — flmom
I was told at a recent seminar (for my state) to keep a detailed log for P.E. (specifically for high school credits). For example... Read More
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 05:46
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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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FREE Homeschool High School Mini-course!!

FREE Homeschool High School Mini-course!!
FREE New Mini-course!! I am thrilled to announce the launch of our latest free mini-course, "The 10 Essentials - What Every Homeschooler Needs to Study Before Graduation." This mini-course is available exclusively on Facebook as a way to say thank you to my fans for "Liking" our brand new Fan Page. This mini-course is my best, most comprehensive review of the essential ingredients for a successful homeschool high school. You will learn the what, why and...
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NEVERMIND!! I found it!!! You might need to adjust your directions... Once you get to the welcome page, then click on the "Like... Read More
Thursday, 10 February 2011 13:27
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How Important is Foreign Language for Homeschoolers?

How Important is Foreign Language for Homeschoolers?
How important is a foreign language for homeschoolers? Not every adult knows a foreign language, and not every child admitted to college has a foreign language.  In fact, in Washington State if a child earns an AA degree from a community college, and transfers into a state university, they may be able to bypass the entire foreign language requirement.  Some colleges don't have  a foreign language requirement at all, while others will insist on foreign language...
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Guest — J W
I'm a big advocate for exposing children to foreign language as early as possible. Homeschoolers are in a unique position to do j... Read More
Saturday, 14 November 2009 20:54
Guest — Lee
Hi Becky, The only problem with taking foreign language at a community college is that it goes much MUCH faster than a high school... Read More
Thursday, 12 November 2009 18:07
Guest — Becky
Hi Lee - We had this conversation recently. A graduated homeschooler said take the foreign language dual enrollment at community c... Read More
Thursday, 12 November 2009 17:36
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Homeschoolers and Military Academies

Homeschoolers and Military Academies
All the military academies accept homeschoolers, and homeschoolers are on completely equal footing with every other applicant.  The academic preparation for a military academy is actually the easy part.  It's the extracurricular, leadership and physical fitness aspects of preparation that are much more difficult to achieve!  It's completely possible if you have the right kind of child.  I have a local homeschool friend and her son was recently admitted to an academy - REAL homeschoolers REALLY...
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Guest — Deanne
We have sat in on a couple of academy admission meetings..definitely begin the application process early! And if serious, find som... Read More
Saturday, 22 January 2011 17:25
Guest — Christy
Our local homeschool resource center has a college fair and two(? maybe 3) military academies send representatives. The Naval Acad... Read More
Saturday, 05 September 2009 04:23
Guest — ChrissieGirl
Thanks Lee! We have a couple families here who are wanting to get their child in the military and this was very helpful. One famil... Read More
Friday, 04 September 2009 10:19
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How Many Electives Should My College-Bound Homeschooler Have?

How Many Electives Should My College-Bound Homeschooler Have?
How many credits approximately should a college-bound homeschooler have in electives?~KittyDear Kitty,Thanks for the question!  There are two answers to that: 1. College bound students should have as many electives credits as it takes to add up to 24 or more total high school credits when combined with their core classes. OR 2. High school students should have as many electives as they WANT to have based on how much time they spend on their favorite...
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Can My Homeschooler Take the SAT as a Senior?

Can My Homeschooler Take the SAT as a Senior?
How important is preparing for the SAT?  Important enough to delay taking the test until Senior year?  Susan asked me for some guidance to help her decide about when to take the SAT college admission test.I wanted to let you know that your mini course on the 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make on Homeschooling High School was very informative. I like your thorough content and the fact that they are not too long each time. Each...
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