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Accredited Online High School

Accredited Online High School
Accredited Online High School It's that time of year again, when parents are looking for a great school for fall. Some parents are looking to online schools. Let me tell you what you do NOT need as you are searching for the perfect school. State certified teachers - because you know your child best, you are best equipped to guide your child. 1:1 approach to education - because that's exactly what homeschooling is like, the very...
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Failing Grades in Online School

Failing Grades in Online School
Failing Grades in Online School Many parents choose online classes for their students, and from time to time will experience the "crash and burn" of failing grades from these classes. How can you make sure your smart child is represented fairly on the transcript, even if your child has failed some classes? If your classes are NOT accredited , then the class and grades are essentially like a homeschool co-op, and you are completely in charge...
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Common Homeschool High School Questions

Common Homeschool High School Questions
One of the things I do the most is point people to homeschool high school resources. Often the answers are simple, you just know where to look!    One mom had this list of questions: "I will be going onto your site later tonight when everyone is done with school but I have two questions how do they take the SAT's?  Also I want to make sure she doesn't have to take the GED® to get...
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Should you Enroll in Online School?

Should you Enroll in Online School?
Patricia wanted my opinion about changing to an online school for senior year. Hi Lee, I often read your posts and just want to say how blessed we are to have experts like you helping us throughout this bumpy road called Homeschooling High School. I have a junior who is college bound and I'm considering enrolling him with an Online school for his senior year. Some of the selections are  Penn High School, ABeka Academy or...
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Homeschool Driver's Ed - To Grade or Not To Grade

Homeschool Driver's Ed - To Grade or Not To Grade
I sometimes get questions on how to grade a student's drivers education. With my boys I simply put "pass" because I had read a book that suggested it. Since that time, I've read other books that suggest to grade it, and other books that suggest you leave it off the transcript all together. Based on all of that information, I'd say that it's completely and totally 100% your preference about driver's ed. Keep in mind that...
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Hi H! Lee typically recommends that you include Driver's Ed on your transcript as an elective, but you certainly don't have to. In... Read More
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Homeschooling Younger Children - Girding Your Loins for High School!

Homeschooling Younger Children - Girding Your Loins for High School!
Use 7th and 8th grade as your "high school training time." Not so your kids can working at high school, it so you can work on how you THINK about high school. When my kids were that age, I would think about how many hours we spent on activities, I would think about the different class titles that I could use for different experiences. 7th and 8th grade is also a perfect time to be planning...
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Home School Education - On-line High School?

Home School Education - On-line High School?
If you are considering online programs for high school, ask yourself a question: Is this how my child learns best? The success your student with online courses is largely dependent on their learning style. You shouldn't feel like you MUST do online schools for high school, however. Colleges, in general, understand homeschooling and they understand homeschool transcripts and grades. There is no reason to feel like you have to do an online school just so they...
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Homeschooling While Building a House

Homeschooling While Building a House
I've had friends who homeschooled while building a house. If you find yourself in that situation, remember that any construction experiences your high schoolers have can count as high school credit. Woodworking, carpentry, occupational credit, etc., might be good course titles to consider. Your kids are learning while you do these things, right? Let them live and learn. Have you read Barb Shelton's Homeschool Form + U + La ? That was what her life was...
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Homeschooling Curriculum - The Teaching Company on a Budget!

Homeschooling Curriculum - The Teaching Company on a Budget!
We never paid full price for a Teaching Company course, they were just MUCH too expensive for our budget. We used audio tapes primarily, and on sale they were $15-$35. You can also also find them at the library, though, so look their first. Some libraries don't list them under "teaching company" or "great courses" but instead list them under the course name "calculus made clear." It makes it harder to find that way. You can...
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Homeschooling Teens - How do Homeschoolers take the SAT?

Homeschooling Teens - How do Homeschoolers take the SAT?
Sign up online for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com . Here is the exact address: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/reg.html They take the test at their local high school. They can choose any school on the list - some prefer to take the test at a private school. I don't know if it's possible to refuse a homeschooler, but I've never heard of it.Here is their page called "Homeschooled students and the SAT." The parent can read more about the test...
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Homeschooling Curriculum - The Latin Road Pays Off!

Homeschooling Curriculum - The Latin Road Pays Off!
>>>Please comment on the Latin Road <<< I used Latin Road for 3 years. My kids were VERY successful with it, and my son still remembers all his Latin even after 3 years without cracking a book! He had to take a college placement test at the college he's going to, so they could see which class would be appropriate for him. He passed all 3 levels of Latin, and started the university in Junior level!...
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Homeschool English and Grammar Every Year!?

Homeschool English and Grammar Every Year!?
>>>Do you think it is necessary to teach English and Grammar every year?? <<< No, I don't think it's important every year. We taught grammar one time, in 7th grade, with Winston Grammar and that was that. My kids did great on their SATs, so it was obviously plenty for them. We did do foreign languages in high school, so that was another way we got grammar without "teaching grammar" if you know what I mean....
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Homeschool Art Without the Mess!

Homeschool Art Without the Mess!
>>>Did you plan the art studies or let them do it as they wanted? I debate a lot about whether its worth setting aside the time for art study.<<< Art is really, REALLY my weak area, so I actually set aside time for art study, otherwise we would never do it! We never had a problem getting math or science done, just art, LOL! I scheduled it for 2-3 times a week, 1-1/2 or 2 hours...
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Homeschool College - A Desperate Mom's Plea: How Do I Pay for College?

Homeschool College - A Desperate Mom's Plea: How Do I Pay for College?
I want to tell you that the "desperate mom" feeling is completely normal! This is the absolute WORST time of year for that feeling. Most students have already chosen a college, and have already applied and are eager to leave home. Yet most parents are looking at the sticker price of the college and feel completely overwhelmed because you haven't received any financial aid yet.Almost everyone pays less than sticker price for a college. If your...
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Homeschool English - The Write Stuff - Homeschool Journal Writing

Homeschool English - The Write Stuff - Homeschool Journal Writing
>>>>What did you require for journal writing? Did you have any assigned topics or insist on a certain length per entry?<<<< What is your purpose for journal writing? Perhaps it's different than mine. My goal was to get my children to write quickly on any subject, in their own handwriting. That's what they have to do for the SAT essay question. In high school, my children wrote a longer paper every week, and they practiced essay...
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