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The Comprehensive Record is the Key to Success!

The Comprehensive Record is the Key to Success!
We have written extensively the reason documenting your homeschool student’s comprehensive record is an intelligent suggestion for every college bound homeschool family.  Below are five final reasons you really should give it some consideration:*College admissions is a high stakes, extremely competitive game and you need to put your best foot forward because it helps to set your student apart.*Homeschooling provides students with a few  specific as well as quantifiable advantages that don’t always shine through in...
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Playing the Name Game!

Playing the Name Game!
Several people tend to be intimidated by grading. A number of parents tend to be fearful of high school credits. Then you will find some unschool or delight-directed homeschools that definitely stress out regarding naming courses. It can be very easy if you use textbooks (look at the title of the textbook! ) however in other conditions it’s not as simple.I just got off the telephone with a mom attempting to name an unconventional class. If...
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Important Dates

Important Dates
Seniors – Fill out an application for College and Register for TestsIt normally takes a rather long time to finish a college application form. Get started right now, and mail the application in as soon as the colleges begin taking applications. Financial decisions could possibly turn out to be made “first come first served” and applying early might possibly enable you to obtain the most beneficial financial aid package. Sign up for ACT test by September...
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I know - and I've watched your business grow from day one, I've read your Home Scholar blog all these years, I have at least one o... Read More
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 06:03
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Joelle, that is SO EXCITING! I knew your sweetie was getting TALL but she's also getting older at the same time?? How does that ... Read More
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I copied this text to my personal files and bookmarked this page so I can have a rough idea of what to do when. We now officially... Read More
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Homeschooling High School: Complicated Answers Take Time

Homeschooling High School: Complicated Answers Take Time
Some questions are easy to answer.When is the PSAT?How do I find a College Fair?Should my freshman take Physics before Biology?But other questions are very big, and very complicated.  Sandi asked a big and complicated question on my blog the other day.Hi Lee. I have 5 kids, 3 remain to be homeschooled. All high school age. My 17 yo has had some issues with seizures since Spring. As a result he has fallen behind somewhat in...
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Homeschool High School Transcripts and Activity Lists: An Analogy

Homeschool High School Transcripts and Activity Lists: An Analogy
Here's an analogy you may enjoy: Transcript is to course description as transcript is to activity list. On the bottom of the transcript is a place for a VERY abbreviated activity list.  Keep a separate page to list all the details about those activities.  You know the difference between a transcript and course description... same difference between a transcript and an activity list.  The transcript provides just the name, credit value, and grade for each class. ...
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Introducing TWO New Parent Training A la Carte & a SALE!

Introducing TWO New Parent Training A la Carte & a SALE!
Have you discovered our Parent Training A la Carte courses yet? If not, this weekend is a great time to do so! We are introducing TWO new courses: Delight-Directed Learning and Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool This Summer! To celebrate, both of our new classes are on sale for just $10! "I love all of the examples.  It helps to broaden my thinking to hear the wide variety of things that other families are...
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Homeschooling High School: Success with the First, Confidence with the Second

Homeschooling High School: Success with the First, Confidence with the Second
I love hearing back from parents with graduates!  I love hearing about her successes with the National Merit Finalist, college admission, and full scholarships.  Here is what Andrea wrote: I have learned so much over these past couple of years and appreciate so much the help your Gold Care Club has been. My oldest son, Adam, just graduated and is going to be attending Auburn University this fall with scholarships that will more than equal a...
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Make a Bigger Homeschool High School Transcript

Make a Bigger Homeschool High School Transcript
My facebook friend Sharon told me about a break-through she had.  In listening to a Sunday hymn, she decided that God was bigger than all her fears – and was EVEN bigger than her fears about transcripts!  She shared with me two key ideas. 1. A Bigger GodHi Lee, God is bigger than anything—even my HANG-UPS about transcripts! Thanks to you—and Him for giving me this creative idea—to put a big piece of paper (do ALL...
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Thanks to this post, I hung up a piece of paper where I can now record those "smaller" items that will be of use compiling a trans... Read More
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What is a Homeschool Friendly College?

What is a Homeschool Friendly College?
What is a Homeschool Friendly College? In general, a homeschool friendly college is one that treats a homeschool applicant the same as a public school applicant. Your child would be requested to take the exact same tests as any other student - more tests are not required of a homeschool applicant. Some colleges say they are homeschool friendly, when in reality they have "hoops" that we have to jump through.Read the complete article from 2008  What...
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Thanks for reposting this article. With a son entering the high school level soon enough, it's good information to know ahead of t... Read More
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Public School for Senior Year

Public School for Senior Year
A homeschool transcript is easily accepted by almost all colleges.  It's strange to think that public schools don't value our hard work the way that colleges do.  If you are thinking about sending your child to public school for a year or more, consider how it will look on your transcript. Hi Lee,I come to you biting my nails!! Our oldest daughter asked me about attending the local high school her senior year next year.  I...
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Lee, I wish you had told this mom that she could send her child to the public school but still create a home school transcript. S... Read More
Thursday, 31 March 2011 18:23
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Should Homeschoolers Take the GED?

Should Homeschoolers Take the GED?
What is your opinion about a student taking the GED Test before moving onto college.  She will still be learning from home until she is finished with her senior studies and will be preparing for college and the SAT in the mean time. I thought however, it might be helpful for her to pass the GED first since she is still behind in a few subjects. A GED is usually not necessary. Most colleges do not...
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Should I Weight Homeschool Honors Classes?

Should I Weight Homeschool Honors Classes?
To Weight or Not to Weight... That is the Question!  Which is nobler?  Leanne asked about weighting rigorous courses. What about Honors classes? I see you didn't "weight" the grade for Honors English. Don't the public schools do this? If I wanted to would I make it a 1.5 credit course, or a 5.0 for the grade? We used James Stobaugh for American Lit and it was very rigorous, plus Evan is taking Brit Lit with...
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Can dual credits at the community college considered honors course & weighted that way?
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Hi Kimberly, Lee is not in favor or weighting classes, but in her article Two for the Price of One she says, "Make sure you put ev... Read More
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I was not going to assign grades for everything or to weight but we are submitting to the NCAA and they require grades. They want ... Read More
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Free Homeschooling High School Articles

Free Homeschooling High School Articles
I love having my articles published by other sources! Here are some free homeschool magazine articles to encourage you! Free MagazineGrab this free magazine from Heart of the Matter Online, January 2011. Read my article on page 42, "You CAN Teach High School Science Labs."  Focus on Science IssueFree Magazine ArticleMy article on record keeping was published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, then carried by Christianbook .com Read  Homeschool Record Keeping: The Cure for Homeschool Dementia"Free...
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Homeschool Record Keeping: The Cure for Homeschool Dementia

Homeschool Record Keeping: The Cure for Homeschool Dementia
Christianbook.com has reprinted my article from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.  That means it's available to you FREE, even if you don't have a subscription to the magazine! You can read the article online here:  Record Keeping: The Cure for Homeschool Dementia - Christianbook.com Christianbook.com has a wonderful selection of homeschool books.  If you need to change curriculum, it's a great place to look for a replacement.  Because they aren't the largest curriculum suppliers, there are fewer...
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The HomeScholar - Never Harsh and Scary

The HomeScholar - Never Harsh and Scary
Sometimes I think the hardest thing about homeschooling is not how hard it is - it's how hard people SAY it is.  Honestly, if experts didn't make it sound so terrifying, people would not panic and bail, right when the homeschooling starts to pay big dividends! Read what my Facebook friend wrote to me, so you can see what I mean:Last night was my first Homeschool Workshop with our local accountability group. It was pretty laid...
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Ann, thank you SOO much for your encouragement. I greatly appreciate it!
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