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Accredited Transcripts?

Accredited Transcripts?
Today, more colleges than ever are homeschool friendly, and homeschool friendly colleges do not require an accredited transcript.  Even the military academies understand that a homeschool transcript will not be accredited.   Usually a college will understand a transcript that a parent makes for their child and will often accept such non-accredited transcripts.  If they don't, colleges will often offer an alternative to an accredited transcript, like a GED® or other testing.  After all, some public high...
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Free Webinar: Credits and Grades and Transcripts, Oh My!!

Free Webinar: Credits and Grades and Transcripts, Oh My!!
Please join us for a very special webinar this Thursday!  This free webinar will take the mystery out of determining high school credits and assigning homeschool grades.  Also, learn an easy-to-implement option for creating an amazing homeschool transcript.  Find out how to make a transcript that will save you loads of time, money and frustration - AND impress the colleges! Title:         "Credits and Grades and Transcripts! Oh, My!!"Date:         Thursday, December 3, 2009Time:         9:00 AM - 10:00...
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Should You Name Your Homeschool?

Should You Name Your Homeschool?
All these years you have been happily homeschooling and then someone will throw a wrench in the system and ask you something crazy.  For example, should you name your homeschool?Unless it is required by state law, you don't have to name your homeschool.  I don't even believe you "should" name your homeschool.  It's completely and totally 100% optional. I chose not to name my homeschool.  Our transcript was labeled "Official Homeschool Transcript" from "Homeschool High School." ...
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Guest — Lois
When we officially started homeschooling in 2000, we kicked it off with Prov. 2:1-5. This became the goal, or mission statement. E... Read More
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 10:05
Guest — J W
I named our home school years ago just so that we could sign it in museum guest books :-)
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 18:47
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Help for Bullet Point Thinkers

Help for Bullet Point Thinkers
I think in bullet points. I think I was born that way I prefer to write that way I enjoy church sermons with bullet points "Essays" are just outlines with extra words I think I'm just a concrete thinker. If you think in bullet points yourself, here are some suggestions. "Preparing to Homeschool High School" covers the basics for high school beginners My e-book "The Easy Truth About Homeschool Transcripts" is easy to read The "Gold...
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CLEP and AP - What is the Difference?

CLEP and AP - What is the Difference?
 Can you share info about CLEP vs. AP?  Which do colleges like to see more.  What is the difference?  I am totally confused.  Thanks.~ Chris in IndianaDear Chris,CLEP and AP are both college level subject tests.  Some colleges will accept AP but not CLEP, some colleges will accept CLEP but not AP.  Some colleges accept both and some don't like either one!  So you can't really say which one colleges in general like more, because colleges...
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How Do I Keep Homeschool Transcripts for a Large Family?

How Do I Keep Homeschool Transcripts for a Large Family?
Inexpensive solutions to high school transcripts for a large familyHaving a large family looks very hard to outsiders.  My friend tells me it's not so bad, though.  After all, the kids aren't all two at the same time, right?  It's the same way with high school transcripts for a large brood.  You only have to learn about transcripts once, and then you'll know it - and they don't all need transcripts at the same time!  Here...
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Can We Finish High School in Less Than 4 Years?

Can We Finish High School in Less Than 4 Years?
>>>>Is it also possible to finish high school earlier than 4 years?  Is this a good idea?<<<<It's very hard to say if it's a "good" idea, because it varies so much family to family, child to child, college to college, and even year to year as maturity changes things!  But yes, you can graduate early, or you can start high school early and then do it in four years.  Or both.I can tell you what worked...
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Guest — Audrey
OK. When you say he had a year of homeschooling college with CLEP, do you mean he spent one year preparing for "X number" of CLEP ... Read More
Friday, 03 July 2009 17:45
Guest — Lee
Hi Audrey, I don't remember how many high school credits he had, but he had 1 year of homeschooling college with CLEP exams (I th... Read More
Thursday, 02 July 2009 20:33
Guest — Audrey
How many credits did he have, if I may ask? Did he then finish college in 2 years?
Thursday, 02 July 2009 17:25
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Do I have to use CLEP Results on my Homeschool Transcript?

Do I have to use CLEP Results on my Homeschool Transcript?
Do you have to use CLEP on your transcript if you don't want to?"~LisaDear Lisa,You have SO MUCH freedom about your own personal homeschool transcript!  You can certainly leave CLEP tests off your transcript if you want to!Chapter 5 ofmy homeschool transcript e-book talks about how college courses can be used for college credit - and that is what a CLEP exam is.  Chapter 9 talks about how your homeschool transcript is the academic clearing house...
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Guest — Lee
Sue, My advice is that you don't take the test for real unless you are sure he can pass. Having a passing score helps, but it's ... Read More
Friday, 21 October 2011 15:55
Guest — Sue
thanks Lee. He took the practice test and scored just under passing. I have been on the fence about it....
Friday, 21 October 2011 15:52
Guest — Lee
Sue, When your child takes the test, you can choose ahead of time to send the score or not send the score. If you send scores la... Read More
Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:07
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Homeschool Records: From Zero To Binder Queen in 6 Seconds

Homeschool Records:  From Zero To Binder Queen in 6 Seconds
Hello,I joined your site recently and have only received two of the 5 part e-mail. I am anxious to read on. You have been a wealth of information to me and have eased my mind tremendously. I have a seventh grader and am not a record keeper. Administrative tasks, just thinking about them, have me breaking out in hives. I'm gifted and creative in the area of teaching and putting together our course of action, but...
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Guest — Katherine
Hi Lee, Organization is not easy for me and portable file boxes have been a life saver. I have a box for each child's school yea... Read More
Saturday, 07 February 2009 04:06
Guest — Lee
Hi Robin, Here is a link to the article: http://www.thehomescholar.com/article_archive/2007_08_cubbiestubbiesandbinderqueens.htm... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2009 15:51
Guest — Robin E.
Lee, I recall an article of yours somewhere about tubs, binders, and another method of record keeping, but now I can't seem to fin... Read More
Friday, 06 February 2009 15:31
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Homeschool Transcript Not Necessary?

Homeschool Transcript Not Necessary?
Lee,finished the entire ebook, and I LOVED IT!!!  Thank you so, so much for all that you are doing.  I have needed support like you offer for a number of years now.  Most people I know are just putting their kids in high school because the task is overwhelming to them.  We have felt that homeschool tK-12th grade is the path for our family.  After talking to many parents who are done raising their children who...
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Guest — J W
I know the Home Scholar personally, and I can tell you, she's not scary!
Monday, 02 February 2009 21:21
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Thank you, Jill Bell!

Thank you, Jill Bell!
I received a very kind note from a mother who purchased my e-book on transcripts.  Here is what she said:I meant to tell you my thoughts on your e-book "The Easy Truth about Homeschool Transcripts." I must say that I was initially a bit unsure because many, way too many in my opinion, e-books about homeschooling are very poorly written. Can you imagine what it would be like to read an entire book that is written...
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Course Descriptions - Help is On the Way!

Course Descriptions - Help is On the Way!
I've been getting a lot of questions about course descriptions. People are asking me to create an e-book on creating a student comprehensive record, with downloadable templates for the course descriptions.  I do have a paperback, spiral bound book of course descriptions available now.  That book, the Comprehensive Record Solution, does have my ENTIRE homeschool records for one of my children.  That can be a great help when you are working on your own course descriptions. ...
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Guest — J W
Oooooooo, the portfolio book sounds great! I'm a pack rat when it comes to my kids school achievements, so I'll definitely need t... Read More
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 21:53
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"Man Gives Birth"...News at 11

"Man Gives Birth"...News at 11
Hi everyone, Matt here.First of all, on behalf of Lee and I, THANK YOU for making the launch of our new e-book such a wonderful experience.  We have already received a warm and encouraging response from many of you who are already enjoying the e-book and Gold Care Club.  Truthfully, I would say an e-book launch may be as close as I will ever get to pregnancy and giving birth, including "morning sickness," contractions, transition and,...
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Guest — Lee
I was just checking my blog, to make sure all was well, and I read this again. I have to say, I really DO think my husband is hil... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2008 08:31
Guest — lori@allyouhavetogive
Lee, I don't know how you do it...living with a guy as HYSTERICAL as Matt! These guys of ours....we've got great ones and YES..I... Read More
Monday, 15 December 2008 17:04
Guest — lori@allyouhavetogive
Lee and Matt! Thank you so much for making the process so painless for us...well, really for Scott. I've gotten the book downloade... Read More
Monday, 15 December 2008 17:02
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The Best Ideas Came Too Late!

The Best Ideas Came Too Late!
What do delight directed learning, GPA, and reading lists have in common?  They have all been made easier by the brain power of my husband!Unfortunately, his best ideas came AFTER I stopped homeschooling!I was working with a client that used only delight-directed learning, and I was struggling to put all the pieces together.  My husband watched me struggle for a moment, and then he shared information about "affinity groups" that he had learned at work.  He...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Christy, The book launch was fun, and the prizes have been given out, but you know what? The e-book on transcripts will alwa... Read More
Saturday, 13 December 2008 17:41
Guest — J W
Save the library receipts - LOL, I'd need a huge Rubbermaid container for the first year alone! Then, after four years, if we pla... Read More
Saturday, 13 December 2008 16:57
Guest — Christy
Husbands are good like that I can't wait to get you book, and some other stuff. after tax time.... Read More
Saturday, 13 December 2008 10:58
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Help with Homeschool Transcripts!

Help with Homeschool Transcripts!
I work with homeschoolers all across the country (and missionaries and military in other countries as well!)  I love to help parents translate a homeschooling experience into words that colleges understand!  Just so you are aware, I'm not a certified teacher, or an accredited school, and, I don't know laws in every State.  I'm a homeschool mother who knows how to "talk like a college."  I'll be glad to help in a parent-to-parent mentoring role.Here is...
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