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Options for Handling Homeschool Failure

Options for Handling Homeschool Failure
What would you do if your child REALLY failed a homeschool class - refused to do history, for example? Let's talk about how to cope, as a homeschool m...
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Michelle Schefcik
Lee, what if your child took a dual-enrollment course and failed? The instruction was poor, tests were loaded with material not y... Read More
Saturday, 11 August 2018 15:30
Lee Binz
Dear Michelle, Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear that! There are actually two things to consider here. 1. Learning the content Yes, y... Read More
Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:41
Robin
Hi Andrea, It's difficult to say, since there are many factors that will influence how you would proceed. In the blog post, Lee s... Read More
Sunday, 14 July 2019 01:50
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Great Scholarships with Homemade Transcript and Homeschool GPA

Great Scholarships with Homemade Transcript and Homeschool GPA
Anne wrote with a wonderful report on her homeschooled daughter! Her  homemade transcript, mommy-made grades, and homeschool GPA earned huge rewa...
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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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The High School Solution Review by Susan Anadale and TOS

The High School Solution Review by Susan Anadale and TOS
The High School Solution Review by Susan Anadale and The Old Schoolhouse® Product & Curriculum Reviews ​"Confession: homeschooling high school is ...
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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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Total Transcript Solution Review by Laura Delgado and TOS

Total Transcript Solution Review by Laura Delgado and TOS
Total Transcript Solution Review by Laura Delgado and The Old Schoolhouse® Product & Curriculum Reviews "Lee Binz is quite literally the first and...
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Solutions for Your Homeschool

Solutions for Your Homeschool
It's always so nice to hear from my Gold Care Club members. Johanna emailed me the nicest compliments and I wanted to share them with you. Maybe you c...
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Art College + Homeschool Transcript = Acceptance Letter

Art College + Homeschool Transcript = Acceptance Letter
Going to college is not just about getting IN to college, it's also finding a way to make college affordable. That's part of why I suggest making a ho...
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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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From Qatar to College Requires a Transcript

From Qatar to College Requires a Transcript
What do you do when you live and homeschool in Qatar and your child is going to college in the US? Make a homeschool transcript , of course! Margaret ...
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Ditch the Stress and Grab the Confidence

Ditch the Stress and Grab the Confidence
Ditch the Stress and Grab the Confidence It was fun to see another review posted on my book on transcripts and course descriptions . I wrote this book to help homeschool parents ditch the stress and grab the confidence to create beautiful, professional homeschool records, and to save big money on the cost of college. Almost all colleges require an official homeschool transcript, made by the homeschool parent. You do need to know how to make...
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What is the Difference Between History and Social Studies?

What is the Difference Between History and Social Studies?
What is the Difference Between History and Social Studies? " Social studies " and "history" may be interchangeable terms for some colleges. You may have noticed that some college websites require four years of social studies while others require history. What is the difference between history and social studies? When colleges request four years of social studies or four years of history, they both probably mean the same thing. Social studies (also called social sciences), is...
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Take This Class and Love Every Minute of It!

Take This Class and Love Every Minute of It!
Take This Class and Love Every Minute of It! Each time someone takes my free class on grades, credits, and transcripts, I ask for feedback. I update that class every few years, and feedback helps me to improve the class each time. But, I have to say, Cindy went over-and-above on her specific review of “A Homeschool Parent's Guide to Grades, Credits and Transcripts” . She said she loved every minute of it!     Dear Lee,...
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How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Transcript

How to Put Dual Enrollment on Your Transcript
Follow the 6 steps below to put dual enrollment on your child's transcript. This post will tell you how to put dual enrollment on a transcript. Want to see what a scholarship-winning transcript actually looks like? Click to download The HomeScholar Record Keeping Samples Choose an acronym Create an acronym for each college or high school location where your child took classes. Like this: HCC = Highline Community College I like using the CC part of...
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Ami Brainerd
Kathleen, I had the same understanding. Maybe different colleges have different systems/designations. I don't know any local unive... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2019 21:16
Lee Binz
Each high school across the nation may assign credits for dual enrollment differently. That makes it confusing for homeschoolers w... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2019 22:07
Lee Binz
If English 103 and English 104 are each full college courses (4, 5, or 6 credits) - according to Lee's definition - they would eac... Read More
Monday, 09 April 2018 21:36
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Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs

Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs
Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs I got a wonderful letter from a member, and she was very specific about why she felt her daughter got a huge, Huge, HUGE scholarship that covered a full 93% of the cost of attending college! Here is the short version, in case you are in a hurry, but need to know what Kathleen did to become so successful. Executive summary for busy parents Start your transcript early - learn...
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