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Earn College Credits while in High School

Earn College Credits while in High School
You can give high school credit for students who earn college credits, regardless of how old the student may be.  Of course, when I tell that to parents, half of them laugh and think, 'MY child getting college credits in high school?  HA!"  I know it's easy to be skeptical - I remember thinking that way myself!  But when kids really start to learn a subject they love, it's completely possible to earn college credits through...
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Determining Homeschool English Credits

Determining Homeschool English Credits
Are you ever unsure about how many English credits to give your students? Does your student spend more time on English assignments than they do on any other subject? These are common conundrums and you are not alone! Can composition and literature be documented as two separate credits?My student spends an hour on composition and an hour on literature each day. In answer to this I will tell you that there are some classes that simply take...
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The Best Homeschool Curriculum

The Best Homeschool Curriculum
People will often ask me what is the "best" homeschool curriculum, but it really depends on your family and your children. But I'm happy to share the curriculum that was a good fit for me and my boys. When I began homeschooling, my friends suggested Sonlight Curriculum because it is so easy for beginners to use.  I liked it because it was literature-based, and the literature-based curriculum was the only good thing about our public school...
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Special Needs Question about High School

Special Needs Question about High School
Did you know that not all homeschoolers score in the 80th percentile or above?  It's true!  There are many homeschoolers who struggle with some subjects - or ALL subjects.  The most important thing is that you take what God has given your child and work with the reality of the situation.  Teach them at their level in each subject, and they will receive the best possible education.  In this note from Angela, you can see how...
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Guest — learning
Good info. Lucky me I found your site by chance (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later!
Sunday, 26 January 2014 17:29
Guest — Mary
A hearty YES to Janet's entry above. Trying different curricula in hopes of finding one that "works" with a struggling learner is ... Read More
Saturday, 04 June 2011 17:57
Guest — Janet
Before spending a huge amount of money on curricula, you should really invest in getting a detailed diagnosis. Schools do not dia... Read More
Saturday, 28 May 2011 10:13
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Homeschooling the Very Young

Homeschooling the Very Young
Sometimes homeschooling begins wonderfully, but other times it can seem an overwhelming challenge.  What can you do if you don't WANT to homeschool but you feel guilty about it?I tried homeschooling my 4 & 5 year olds. My daughter is a strong-willed little girl who stands up against authority figures. I don't feel called to home school this year mostly because last year went so badly and in the middle of the year I just stopped...
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Guest — Sharon
I'd have to agree with the other comments. If you take a look at some preschool and kindergarten books they are teaching things l... Read More
Friday, 04 March 2011 18:27
Guest — Carletta
Lee, this is such good advice. People are always shocked when I say that I only spend around 15-30 minutes teaching my preschoole... Read More
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 04:53
Guest — Sally Hess
Lee, this is really good advice. Yes, those very young years are so preciously simple. I had a friend tell me that kindergartner... Read More
Sunday, 29 August 2010 11:05
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Creation Discussion in Sonlight Curriculum

Creation Discussion in Sonlight Curriculum
Your e-book on transcripts changed my life this year, and thus, the lives of my children! My oldest is in 8th grade and earlier this past school year, she thought she wanted to go to high school. I wasn't sure what to do for high school, so I was having trouble  getting her excited over the idea of remaining homeschooled. I saw your book, ordered it in December, but did not get around to reading it...
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Guest — Jude
We are interested in Christian homeschooling materials which teach real science (biology included). We see no problem with theist... Read More
Monday, 19 August 2013 21:29
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Jude, I have homeschooled for 15 years, and I have really enjoyed Apologia. Some friends of mine really like Bob Jones. I don... Read More
Monday, 19 August 2013 22:13
Guest — Michael B
Today's production of novel medications requires a full knowlegde of molecular genetics. This includes understanding the molecula... Read More
Saturday, 20 October 2012 04:38
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