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Homeschooling High School: Course Descriptions for Visual Learners

Homeschooling High School: Course Descriptions for Visual Learners
I'm a visual learner. Show me an example, and I can usually imitate it (unless technology stands in my way.)  Are you a visual thinker?  What would you like to see?"I'm a visual thinker and I guess I need to SEE a piece of paper as to how the course descriptions are laid out and formatted. Do you have a format?" ~ Maria Here are some links for visual learners who want to see a course...
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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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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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Celebrate Homeschool Freedom: Join me on July 7!

Celebrate Homeschool Freedom: Join me on July 7!
This time of year always brings about the feelings of awe and thankfulness for the freedoms that we hold dear in this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt listed these Four Freedoms:  Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear . Homeschool families know these freedoms very well. We express our freedoms by exerting our right to home educate our children. Yet, there are still those things that lurk around the...
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Guest — Carrie Long
Just finished your webinar "Celebrate Homeschool Freedom." You asked for us to fill out a survey at the end, but the webinar ended... Read More
Thursday, 07 July 2011 19:46
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Feelings About Transcripts - a Homeschool Mom's Personal Experience

Feelings About Transcripts - a Homeschool Mom's Personal Experience
I received the sweetest note from Stacie this week. She said very nice things about me, which was SO sweet! But I would like all homeschool parents to look beyond her sweet words and see her FEELINGS. She is homeschooling merrily long, doing a great job. Still, her son FEELS like his education doesn’t measure up. As a teacher, she FEELS like she may have failed him academically. Sometimes our feelings tell the truth, but sometimes...
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Hi Lee, I'm using this as an easy way to contact you, not to respond specifically to this post, although it's what prompted my c... Read More
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 06:12
Guest — J W
Sausage-making, LOL! Of course!
Monday, 27 June 2011 18:20
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Is this enough for a high school credit?

Is this enough for a high school credit?
Is this enough for a high school credit?  That depends on what YOU think - it's up to the homeschool parent! I just finished watching your webinar on the grades, credits, and transcripts. My son is in the 9th grade and I am having him go through both books of the All American History.  This is one of those curriculums that can be adjusted to all ages so they give suggestions as to what you can...
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Setting the Records Straight vs. Total Transcript Solution

Setting the Records Straight vs. Total Transcript Solution
Thank you for your informative web site. My eldest child is entering eighth grade, and I’m educating myself on how to homeschool  high school. We’ve always homeschooled, but I’m learning that high school will have added complexities.I’m considering buying your book Setting the Records Straight, but I’ve been unable to browse a copy beforehand. Do you include many sample transcripts and other record-keeping forms in the book? I love to keep records and thrive creating files...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Giovana, The free month of the Silver Training Club and the one month of consulting begins at the time of purchase. It's an aut... Read More
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:32
Guest — Giovana
Does the one month Silver Training Club support become effective at time of purchase? Or can one choose when that starts?
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 18:57
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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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We are interested in Christian homeschooling materials which teach real science (biology included). We see no problem with theist... Read More
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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
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Today's production of novel medications requires a full knowlegde of molecular genetics. This includes understanding the molecula... Read More
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Should Unschoolers Make a Transcript?

Should Unschoolers Make a Transcript?
What you recommend non-tradional (unschoolers and eclectic) homeschoolers do about making transcripts for 4-year state colleges?  Do they have a better chance at admission if they transform what they have  done  into atraditional transcript?~Julie Dear Julie,In general I think the best answer is to convert non-traditional experiences into a traditional transcript with grades made by mom, and credit values clearly labeled.  I have heard some moms truly regret NOT doing that, believing that it cost them...
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Guest — Natalie
Hi, adding to that question, what about GPA and credits if there is no record of them?
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:29
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good question! Your job is to translate your activities (whatever they are) into records. I think this article will help: Transc... Read More
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 22:52
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Official Homeschool Transcripts and Grades

Official Homeschool Transcripts and Grades
When is your homeschool transcript official?  When do you add grades? Sometimes the details can drive parents crazy!Karen is a Gold Care Club member, and she asked me her questions: I was just looking over your book setting the record straight.  Thank you for sending it and it looks great. When you started  doing your 9TH grade transcript did you write everything you  were going to study in the beginning of 9Th and then just add on ...
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Guest — WILLIEMAE HEDGER
Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank "Official Homeschool Transcripts Form" to fill out?... Read More
Monday, 10 August 2015 23:48
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you! Lee has many fill-in-the-blank templates included in her Total Transcript Solution. You can check that out here: http:/... Read More
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 13:13
Guest — Lee
You're welcome, Karen!
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 05:20
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The Best Time to Start Your Homeschool Transcript

The Best Time to Start Your Homeschool Transcript
When is the best time to start YOUR homeschool transcript?I was wondering I have been told that middle school is the right time to start putting together a transcript. She is now in 8th grade and I have not officially started. How do I get started and is there a good software out there that is worth getting.Thank you~ Antonia on Facebook Middle school is the BEST time to start putting together a homeschool transcript for...
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Dear Sharon, I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you! I've been REALLY busy! This is a topic I talk about often in my b... Read More
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 14:04
Guest — Becky
Thank you for the info on transcripts. My oldest will be in 9th grade this coming new school year. I am devouring everything high... Read More
Thursday, 29 April 2010 04:19
Guest — Sharon
You mentioned above about middle school students taking high school courses and not realizing it. How is that done? Wouldn't a pe... Read More
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:52
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Homeschool Transcripts - Where Does Shakespeare Fit?

Homeschool Transcripts - Where Does Shakespeare Fit?
I have often said that the easy part about writing the transcripts is the typing.  The hard part is knowing what to type!  That's why I became so frustrated with transcript software, and why in my business I focus more on "WHAT" to type. My daughter is studying Shakespeare and I'm wondering what  "subject" will that fall under. Might you know? Is drama, theatre,  or ????~Tisha in CaliforniaHi Tisha,Put it where you need it.If you're doing...
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