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Facebook HELP! Honors? Boy Scouts?

Facebook HELP! Honors? Boy Scouts?
I can't really do a lot of "consulting" on Facebook, but sometimes I can help in a moment of panic, and provide a quick tip!  Jeannine wrote on my Facebook wall "HELP!!!!! What do you consider an honors course to be? I am putting together David's transcript and am not sure if I should leave that category on the grade criteria. Also Lee, what about listing his time in Boy Scouts and his making Eagle? Do...
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Hand Holding Calms Nerves

Hand Holding Calms Nerves
As a nurse working in a hospital,  I learned that the warm touch of hand-holding can improve heath and healing.  I think it's true for homeschoolers as well! I loved what Anita wrote in this note about hand-holding!Dear Lee, I want to thank you so very much for all the hand holding for my first graduate.  It was so nice to be able to email you with questions that I had regarding my daughters transcripts and...
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Kathleen's Two Favorite Tips

Kathleen's Two Favorite Tips
 Kathleen shared her two favorite tips for homeschooling high school.1. Start transcripts as soon as your child is doing high school work.2. Save every academic thing in a folder so you can use it later.Read her experiences here, so you can be encouraged too!Dear Lee,I wanted to let you know how much your newsletters have meant to me. My daughter, Michaela, is graduating this year and she has already been accepted to the 4 private Christian...
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Homeschool In the News

Homeschool In the News
In The News Want to get kids into college? Let them play!As admissions officers at selective colleges like to say, an entire freshman class could be filled with students with perfect grades and test scores. But academic achievement in college requires readiness skills that transcend mere book learning. It requires the ability to engage actively with people and ideas. In short, it requires a deep connection with the world.CNN.comMath prodigy proud of his autism  At age two,...
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Project Manager of Your Home

As the resident homeschool adviser to your children, it’s important that you don’t drop the ball when it comes to deadlines, plans, and requirements. You will need to keep track of the academic calendar and what courses your children need to cover, when they need to study for specific tests, what year to take those tests, and what specific tests they should take.My husband works as a project manager.  He doesn’t actually build the building, but...
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Margin Means Saying No

Margin Means Saying No
 Have you ever wondered why some books are easier to read than others?  It’s not just because of the vocabulary words they use; it’s also due to how much white space is on the page. You need that ‘white space’ in your life, too, otherwise known as ‘‘margin.”   Margin means having some free time and some down time.  Your children need free time in their homeschool, so they can develop whatever God-given gift they were given....
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Delight Directed Learning at the High School Level

Delight Directed Learning at the High School Level
 Not everything that homeschoolers study is easy to translate into a high school credit. What do you do if your child learns best by living, instead of studying textbooks?  What if your child soaks up knowledge like a sponge, without being directed in any way?  Can you still put that activity on a high school transcript? I once heard a mom say, "My son's interested in something that's not a real academic course - he just...
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May Day is Important to Seniors

May Day is Important to Seniors
 So many holidays in May!  For parents with young children, you may be thinking about May Day and celebrating with flowers.  Moms of all ages are thinking about Mother's Day .  Patriotic Parents are thinking about Memorial Day. But parents of seniors have a special day to remember, called the National Candidates Reply Deadline.On May 1, high school seniors who have been offered college admission have to make their final decision. Most students have until that...
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College Prep, Step by Step, Part 1

College Prep, Step by Step, Part 1
Preparing for college can start even before your child hits high school.  If you have a middle school student, it’s a great time to review or preview. If you need to do remedial work with your student when they don’t quite know their basic math facts, now’s the time. Likewise, if your child is ready for algebra or geometry, 7th or 8th grade is a perfectly fine time for you to teach those classes.Middle school is...
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Homeschool is the Best Preparation

Homeschool is the Best Preparation
   Homeschooling high school is the best preparation for both life and school. Homeschooling provides the best academic preparation—it’s no secret that homeschoolers have higher academic achievement, no matter the level of education of the parent. They have better test scores, regardless of the gender and race of the child and regardless of their financial situations. No matter your income, as a homeschool parent you will produce a better-educated child. That does not necessarily mean that...
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Keys to Choosing High School Curriculum Part 2

Keys to Choosing High School Curriculum Part 2
 Always at Their LevelAs you choose curriculum for your high school student, it’s important to always teach them at their level, for every subject, all the time. One of the reasons why public schools and classroom settings have such a hard time educating kids is that they look at a student’s age and then put them in an age-based course with no regard to ability. Just because your child is 14 or 15 does not mean...
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Guest — J W
I'm not a college professor, nor is my older student mature enough for campus life. However, we have a wonderful resource called ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:56
Guest — Tracey
Lee, This is SO true~ I have found over the years of teaching my boys who are now 15 and 13 that it is even more important to not ... Read More
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Keys to Choosing High School Curriculum Part 1

Keys to Choosing High School Curriculum Part 1
 When thinking about curriculum for your high school student, you want to do what works--whatever you have been doing through elementary and junior high-- if it’s working, keep doing it. If the curriculum is working, keep using those curriculum choices.At high school level, it helps to make sure you’re using a curriculum that is made for homeschoolers. If you have to teach a subject you’re not familiar with, buy a curriculum that is meant for homeschoolers. ...
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Thank you, Kristine! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:52
Guest — Kristine
Perfect timing! With one soon to be 12th grader, and one soon to be 9th grader, I'm surprised at how different their high school p... Read More
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Homeschooling High School: Planning Ahead for the College Application Process

Homeschooling High School: Planning Ahead for the College Application Process
Sharon asked me about  how she should plan ahead for the college application process.  She didn't want to miss a huge piece and make any huge mistakes.  Is this a question you have too? I hope this video post can help you both.   Get a Free 20 minute weekly phone consultation with me as part of your Gold Care Club membership. http://www.thehomescholar.com/gold-care.php
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Time to Go College Visiting

Time to Go College Visiting
 Time to Go College VisitingWhen you visit a college campus with your high school student, you will likely be given the opportunity to visit a classroom and take a campus tour.  These are great opportunities—don’t miss them!  Choose a class that interests your student, or a general freshman level class to see what the first year of college will be like.  Throughout these activities, you and your student should be taking notes.  Write down the details...
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After the Visit

After the Visit
 After you visit a college, you have one more job: Say thank you!After each campus visit, make sure your student writes a thank you note to the admissions staff and professors.  This simple act will show the staff that you’re interested in the school.  If you don’t intend to go to the school, then emailing a thank you note is fine. But if you do intend to apply to the school, then a mailed thank you...
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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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    How do you compare the Comprehensive Record Solution and the Total Transcript Solution ? The key is in the name! Do you need Comprehensive Records? Or do you need help with a Transcript?


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    Let me guess. You didn't use tests on all your homeschool subjects, right? Neither did I! And yet, somehow, my children survived! Find out how to grade subjects and classes that don't require tests with my grading estimate below.

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  • How Do Homeschoolers Graduate?


    How do homeschooler's graduate? At home! There are a few things you need to know, to make sure your student is officially a high school graduate with a meaningful diploma. Read on and find out what those things are! 

    Check your state homeschool law .  

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