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An Infographic for Planning College Prep High School Classes

An Infographic for Planning College Prep High School Classes
Here are general guidelines to help you plan high school courses. English Provide 4 years of reading and writing at your child's level. This can inclu...
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Washington State Homeschool Graduation Requirements

Washington State Homeschool Graduation Requirements
For many homeschoolers, college follows shortly after graduation. Gaining college admission and scholarships is the concluding act of your homeschooling career. Let me show you how to do it. Click to register for my free class: College Applications Simply Explained Homeschool law may not be the same as the law covering public or private schools. In Washington State, for example, public school is covered in one area of the law, and homeschool law is covered in an entirely...
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Lisa Lane
I have been seeing that the high schools are changing their graduation requirements for different graduating years. For example, ... Read More
Monday, 24 February 2020 23:38
Robin
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your comment! You identified a really important point - all homeschool parents must watch homeschool current e... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:25
Lee Binz
Hi Lisa! Robin is absolutely correct - you only need to follow homeschool law graduation requirements, not public school graduatio... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 18:47
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Homeschool Foreign Language Requirements

Homeschool Foreign Language Requirements
Washington State requires 11 basic subjects during the 12 years of school.  The 11 required subjects are reading, writing, spelling, language, math, science, social studies, history, health, occupational education, and art and music appreciation. Do you notice anything that seems to be missing?  Linda did! I notice you didn't list a foreign language; once again is that only required for college entry but not for high school graduation? ~Linda in Washington Foreign language is not required...
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How Much Should My Homeschooler Write in High School?

How Much Should My Homeschooler Write in High School?
Ann emailed me to clarify her email address for my newsletter, and asked this question for my blog: As long as I'm writing, how many papers do you think a 10th grader and 12th grader should be writing in English? We were signed up with (an online program) and they required 24 plus a term paper. I'm trying to do it on my own this year, and I have no idea what is a typical number...
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High School Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements
I saw this article in the morning paper about Washington State developing stricter criteria for graduation . They are thinking about increasing the graduation requirements to match college admission requirements, so that more kids can go to college.  The high schools are hearing from businesses and colleges that their students are not prepared for college OR for the work force.  This is their solution to making sure the kids are educated in high school.  The problem? ...
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Give 110% to the College of your Choice!

Give 110% to the College of your Choice!
Karen asks: " I wonder if you could post something explaining the shift of colleges from a 4.0 grading scale to the whatever-it-is-now! I can't understand why a 4.0 student now is not the top of his class, and how this all fits into meeting college requirements for seniors." Back in the good ol' days, giving 100% meant giving it your all. And back in the good ol' days, getting a 4.0 in high school was...
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