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[Free Class!] Scholarship-Winning Transcript Tips

[Free Class!] Scholarship-Winning Transcript Tips
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High School Record Keeping Simply Explained

High School Record Keeping Simply Explained
Here's how to keep high school records in 5 easy steps for under $10. You don't need an expensive system. In fact, owning a fancy system is no guarant...
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How to Write Professional Course Descriptions in Yoga Pants

How to Write Professional Course Descriptions in Yoga Pants
Course descriptions require a professional demeanor on paper. Your words should sound "business casual" not "yoga pants" even if you are writing profe...
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Success Story: Ballet Major Earns Scholarships [Plus 8 easy Tips]

Success Story: Ballet Major Earns Scholarships [Plus 8 easy Tips]
 It can be challenging to help your child become a ballerina. It can be challenging to help your child get into college with scholarships. When y...
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Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation

Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation
Parents need to keep the academic records for their teens after graduation. They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 ye...
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3 Reasons to Write Course Descriptions

3 Reasons to Write Course Descriptions
 Why write course descriptions? Many people will tell you they aren't necessary, but here are three important reasons not to shirk on t...
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Creating Long Course Descriptions from Co-Op Class Info

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Did you know that you can create long course descriptions from Co-Op class info? Yep! Course descriptions describe your homeschool class that eve...
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How to Remove Formatting from Word Documents

How to Remove Formatting from Word Documents
Have you ever seen strange symbols like this show up online? Make sure that doesn't happen to you, so your application stays pristine and beautiful. W...
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[Video Tip] How to Send Homeschool Records to College

[Video Tip] How to Send Homeschool Records to College
This short video will show you what my records looked like when I submitted my homeschool records, because sometimes you just need to see it with your...
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How to Include Enrichment Experiences in Homeschool Records

How to Include Enrichment Experiences in Homeschool Records
Meaningful summer camps, important enrichment classes, and major life experiences that are educational ... what to do? Put it in your homeschool recor...
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Guest — Lona Robinson
If I recall correctly, you said to list a job on the transcript as a class. My daughter worked for a retail store for 6 months dur... Read More
Thursday, 10 May 2018 20:31
Lee Binz
Lona, You are close! Lee wanted me to have you read her post on "Occupational Education" which is the class you list on their tran... Read More
Friday, 11 May 2018 05:15
Lee Binz
Thank you so much for your encouragement and confession Karen - that makes me feel better, LOL! I'm glad to get your "nearly" 5-st... Read More
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:47
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3 High School Tips from Stacie

3 High School Tips from Stacie
Stacie had some wonderful success with her oldest son, after homeschooling high school. Read this note of encouragement from Stacie and take heart! "I...
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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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Perfect Record Keeping is Not Perfectly Kept Records

Perfect Record Keeping is Not Perfectly Kept Records
Perfect record keeping is keeping records, not keeping records perfectly. See this picture? This is what my own record keeping actually looked like, w...
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Civil Air Patrol on a Homeschool Transcript

Civil Air Patrol on a Homeschool Transcript
Each child will have a different experience with extracurricular activities, so it's impossible for someone outside your home to say exactly how Civil...
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  • Alternatives to College

    Not everyone wants to go to college! While college preparation is useful for every student whether or not they attend college, that doesn't mean your student MUST earn a four-year degree. We want our children to be independent, thriving young adults, and there are options beyond college to consider. What would you add to this list of college alternatives?

    Alternatives to College 

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  • How do You Gain Ivy League Admission as a Homeschooler?

    If your child has dreams of gaining admission to an Ivy League school, there are certain things you'll need to do to help them reach their goal. Read on for helpful information to help your homeschool student realize their dream. 

    What is Ivy League Admission? 

    The Ivy League is actually an American collegiate athletic conference that includes eight private colleges located in the Northeast

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  • Is Apologia Science Rigorous Enough for the College-Bound?

    Are Apologia science textbooks rigorous enough for college-bound students?  Sure, they are popular with homeschoolers, but how GOOD are they as science books?

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    Are Apologia science textbooks fairly rigorous, for college-bound students?  I've heard a few conflicting reports...
    ~Jill in Seattle

    Apologia is a very rigorous college prep series.  I don't usually recommend specific curriculum, because I know it's all
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  • Why I Do Not Recommend Weighting Grades

    I don't recommend weighting grades. It makes it harder for colleges, and colleges tend to like you more if you make their job easier.  Here is the problem, every high school has a different policy on weighting grades.

    Why I Do Not Recommend Weighting Grades


    For an "Honors" or AP class, some high schools will add 1.0 to the grade - so the highest grade possible is a 5.0
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