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Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK

Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK
Relax!  Some classes will be easier than others!Our homeschool group wants to have a choir/drama class this semester but they want it to count for 1/2 a credit for the high schoolers. We only meet nine times with three extra rehearsals/practices and the final performance is a short play that is to be memorized. There is singing, dancing, and acting in the play. They are also required to write a 3-5 page character study as well...
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Guest — Karen
I think we should get our children more involved in outside activities like this https://www.underwaterbasketweaving.org/underwate... Read More
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 06:15
Guest — Kristine
Okay. Your "invest in your weakness" has long been my #1 mantra. I think I'll take "sometimes easy is OK" as my #2.
Friday, 05 August 2011 09:58
Guest — Rebecca
From a mom who had her 7th grader read Aristotle's Poetics, I love love love this advice. I need to hear this. Often. Thank y... Read More
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 19:45
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Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records

Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records
Provide colleges with the information they need! Going beyond the transcript can improve your chance of earning scholarships.  A transcript may be the cornerstone of admission, but colleges want more if you expect them to give you scholarship money. They generally like to see more comprehensive homeschool records. Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records Samples of student work are the icing on the cake, the yummy dessert of comprehensive homeschool records.I provided three writing samples...
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Cosmetology for High School Credit

Cosmetology for High School Credit
Sometimes we forget how many homeschool high school course options there are for our kids to choose from. Are you teaching an occupational education class in your homeschool? If your child loves to spend time painting nails or trying out all the hairstyles on Pinterest and just enjoys all things having to do with beauty, why not consider cosmetology for high school credit? Occupational Education: Cosmetology You can call an elective class “Occupational Education: Cosmetology.” Some public high...
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How-to Homeschool - Will Colleges Accept My Transcript?

How-to Homeschool - Will Colleges Accept My Transcript?
In this video, I discus what colleges are looking for in a homeschool transcript. For personal support join the Gold Care Club! img class="size-full wp-image-295 alignnone" title="homeschool-high-school.gif" alt="" src="https://hhhblogs.s3.amazonaws.com/2008/03/signature.gif" width="135" height="80" If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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How Do I Prove My Child is Educated?

How Do I Prove My Child is Educated?
In this video, I talk about how to prove to the colleges that your child's homeschool education is rigorous. Here are a couple of brief articles that will give you more info on registering for the SAT and ACT tests. This one has links for waivers from the testing sites: Click on "Register" or "Registration":  Fee Waivers for Tests and Applications This one has links to Sample tests:  Should I Choose the SAT or ACT for...
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The Difference Between Transcripts and Course Descriptions

The Difference Between Transcripts and Course Descriptions
In this video, I discuss the difference between transcripts and course descriptions. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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What do Colleges Want to See on Your Homeschool High School Records?

What do Colleges Want to See on Your Homeschool High School Records?
What kind of high school records do colleges really want to see? Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Letters of Recommendation for Homeschoolers

Letters of Recommendation for Homeschoolers
How to get great letters of recommendation for your homeschooler. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — JW
LOL, next time someone says something about socialization, I'll just point them to this video - you're advocating what's known as ... Read More
Saturday, 20 July 2013 12:00
Guest — Lee
Hi Ellen! Fun to see a friend "in real life" on my blog, LOL! Yes, it's OK to send the letters before the transcript! Your appl... Read More
Friday, 19 July 2013 11:58
Guest — Ellen Joslin
Thanks for the tips for Letters of Recommendation. I especially like your tip on furnishing the student's activity list, etc. to t... Read More
Friday, 19 July 2013 11:36
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Setting the Records Straight: Transcripts and Course Descriptions

Setting the Records Straight: Transcripts and Course Descriptions
I received a lovely review that I wanted to share!Setting the Records Straight5-Star Review by Susan KilbrideThis book is a must-read for those of you who are thinking of homeschooling through high school.Lee Binz goes through the process of making a homeschool transcript step by step and makes what to some is an overwhelming job seem easy. The book is full of real-life examples of homeschool transcripts that her children and others used to get into...
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This Book is a Must-Read

This Book is a Must-Read
It was so nice to see a new 5-star review of my book, Setting the Records Straight.  Sometimes positive encouragement is so... encouraging!Setting the Records Straight5-Star Review by Susan KilbridThis book is a must-read for those of you who are thinking of homeschooling through high school. Lee Binz goes through the process of making a homeschool transcript step by step and makes what to some is an overwhelming job seem easy. The book is full of real-life...
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Free Live Training Webinar on February 19th

Free Live Training Webinar on February 19th
Join The HomeScholar for a free LIVE presentation!“A Homeschool Parent's Guide to Grades, Credits and Transcripts” will give you the information and confidence you need to succeed in creating AMAZING homeschool transcripts that the colleges will LOVE! There will be lots of time to get your high school record keeping questions answered by an expert!Everyone who registers will receive an audio recording of the class, so while we are together you can just sit back and...
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Flu is Everywhere so Plan Ahead!

Flu is Everywhere so Plan Ahead!
Have you been hearing in the news that it's a bad flu year?  I'm just getting over it myself! They are saying that this is one of the worst flu seasons in years.  As a nurse, I can't help but urge you to be prepared.  When you are faced with flu season, please plan ahead for your homeschool!Plan ahead!Do you have Tylenol on hand?  Make sure you have chicken noodle soup, lots of juices available, and...
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Senior Year Last-minute 12-Step Emergency Panic Plan

Senior Year Last-minute 12-Step Emergency Panic Plan
  Senior Year Last-minute 12-Step Emergency Panic Plan If you don’t have a clue about college admissions and your child is in the midst of senior year, it’s very difficult to quickly regroup in order to experience success. “Second best” success is also possible. I have an emergency plan for families who haven’t started preparing for the admission process prior to senior year. Here is a quick checklist, a panic plan just for those hopelessly behind...
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Surprise! Course Descriptions Needed Early!

Surprise! Course Descriptions Needed Early!
The trials and tribulations of having a gifted child...  It's not as easy as it may sound to others.  Surprises happen.  And you know, surprises are rarely convenient! For example, Lauren was surprised to find out she needed a transcript and course descriptions for her 14 year old, but it really paid off! I wanted to tell you that my oldest son just was accepted to the dual enrollment program at Georgia Perimeter College. Here in...
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Guest — Evelyn Krieger
This is so helpful, Lee. My daughter,14, is taking her first Coursera history course through Princeton. It is challenging, but s... Read More
Sunday, 21 October 2012 12:17
Guest — Kristine
Great story!!
Sunday, 21 October 2012 03:35
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Documenting Homeschool Academic Records

Documenting Homeschool Academic Records
Should you include documentation of your students academic record by year or by subject on your transcript? Do colleges prefer to see the classes by subject organization: english, math, history etc. or do they prefer to know which year your student completed what subject: Freshman, sophomore, junior etc.? The trouble with these questions is that there isn’t a one size fits all answer.I decided to put both on my sons transcripts. The reason why is because...
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Guest — J W
Thanks!
Thursday, 09 August 2012 21:39
Guest — Saprina
Thank you for addressing this as I had been wondering as I did it by year which one was the best to choose. I am mostly just tryi... Read More
Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:37
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Saprina, Lee has a blog post that you might find helpful in this area: Do Colleges Care about Homeschool Grades? Also, The HomeS... Read More
Friday, 10 August 2012 09:43
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