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July 2018 Gold Care Club Update

July 2018 Gold Care Club Update
New for this month in the Gold Care Club.  How To Training Courses Quick Start : Planning High School Courses Beginner : Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live Convention Part 3/3 Intermediate : Senior Year Step-by-Step Advanced : College Ap...
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[Free Book] Leaving Our Mark on the World

[Free Book] Leaving Our Mark on the World
Learning outside the box can maximize college admission and scholarships! Find out how in my annual yearbook!  Grab this free book and you will learn tips for earning scholarships, test preparation, college planning, and homeschool success. Leav...
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Bright Future Ahead [Free ebook]

Bright Future Ahead [Free ebook]
Your child has a bright future ahead! This book was compiled to help you homeschool through the coming year with the best possible success.  Start strong by finding the faith to homeschool high school, with a four week devotional to encourage yo...
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[Free Class] Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers

[Free Class] Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers
You can afford college! I want to show you how to earn BIG merit based scholarships! You will even learn how to earn scholarships for kids that are academically or athletically dis-inclined. In this class you'll learn why merit scholarships provide t...
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This class will be most helpful for parents that currently have a high school student in grades 8-12, whether they are dual enroll... Read More
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How to Be Your Child's Best College Coach

How to Be Your Child's Best College Coach
Preparing your child for college launch is more complex than it used to be. Desperate parents are increasingly turning to professional coaches that cost thousands. The college launch is when you launch your sweet child into life – the real world – af...
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 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better

 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better
Do you have morning meetings with your students?  A short daily check-in with each child can make your homeschooling run more smoothly in these 7 ways: 1. Facilitate learning as you check in with each subject. 2. Avoid cheating as you ...
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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 won't help your child with the SAT or ACT. Learn what else isn't included on the test. If you have a ...
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3 Reasons why Homeschooling Works

3 Reasons why Homeschooling Works
Ever wonder why homeschooling is looked at positively? Or, are you just curious about what makes homeschooling successful? Read on to learn why homeschooling works. 1. Homeschooling is actually the best education, according to some statistics.&n...
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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 homeschooling and everyday life. If you are feeling overwhelmed, pained, or stress-paralyzed, check ...
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[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors

[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors
[Free Class] Homeschool Records That Open Doors Want a GREAT return for your homeschool investment? Creating excellent records for our boys had, by far, the BEST RETURN of any investment we made as homeschool parents. You will be shocked at how ...
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Junior High is Training Time for Parents

Junior High is Training Time for Parents






Junior High is Training Time for Parents





Junior High is a great time for both homeschool parents and their students to get ready to homeschool high school! During 6th, 7th and 8th grade, parents should be spending time learning how to homeschool high school. Take classes on homeschooling high school at a convention or online convention, read books on how to homeschool high school, and visit the College Board website to check out their college prep plan.

In addition to this preparation, junior high is the time to practice your record-keeping skills. You can practice making your transcript, record-keeping, and writing course descriptions. This will prevent you from panicking when you get to high school!

Junior high has a purpose for students, too. Allow them to do remedial work where they need it. If they are below grade level in math, for instance, junior high is the time for them to focus on math and get up to grade level again. Children who are ahead of grade level can move straight into high school level work. A student might need remedial work in some areas and advanced in others, so both of these situations might apply to the same student.

The good news about junior high is that it’s absolutely impossible for you to be behind. If your child is below grade level and they’re in 7th and 8th grade, then the purpose of 7th and 8th grade is to get them up to grade level again. You haven’t done anything wrong and you’re just exactly where you should be.

If you’re ready to go beyond the basics of junior high, one of the things you can do is plan your high school courses. Get a rough draft started, including English, math, science, and social studies each year, and consider beginning a foreign language. This is also a great time for your kids to begin establishing good study skills so they understand what will be required in high school.

Lastly, junior high is a good time to investigate college financing. Learn about the different investment plans that are available, try to start setting money aside now, and estimate the financial aid you might receive. Use the FAFSA forecaster, at http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov, which will help you estimate how much financial aid colleges might give you. Prepare now for high school and those years will be so much easier!



Please note: This post was originally published in November 2012 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Learn how to homeschool with complete confidence using my DVD, Preparing to Homeschool High School.  







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