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Homeschooling Teens

5 Biggest Mistakes Homeschooling High School

5 Biggest Mistakes Homeschooling High School

    By understanding these mistakes, you can avoid making them, and your teen can succeed while homeschooling highschool. A minicourse from Lee Bintz, The Homeschool Scholar.
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ACT Test Results For Homeschoolers vs All Test Takers

ACT Test Results 2016

ACT test results are consistently higher for homeschoolers than the composite for the average college entrance test taker since 1997. Updated through Class of 2015.
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Are We Done Yet?

Are We Done Yet?

By Ann Zeise For homeschool families who choose not to go through an organized program or curriculum, coming to the point of saying, “Yes, we’re done and we’re going to graduate our teen from high school,” is not an easy task. By 17 or 18, some of our teens have already been taking college classes for years. Others...
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Back To School or Not?

It seems that into many homeschooling families' journeys comes a fork in the road; a time to decide between continuing on the homeschooling path or to travel the road that leads to public school attendance.
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Benefits of Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment FAQ By Bridgeway Homeschool Academy What is Dual Enrollment and how will it benefit my student? If you find yourself asking this question, then you more than likely have a student who would benefit from dual enrollment classes. What is Dual Enrollment? Dual enrollment the opportunity to challenge high school students with...
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But I Want to Go to School!

By Cafi Cohen A homeschooling mother writes: “I have a 14-year-old that attended public school for grades K-2, then homeschooled for five years. He wanted to attend public school for eighth grade, so we let him. He agreed that he did not learn much, but enjoyed the social activities. Our problem? My husband and I think...
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Can Homeschoolers Get Into College?

Homeschooling teenagers get into the best colleges and universities. Help and adviceWebsites recommended by your Homeschool Guide.
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College Admission

College Admission

Analysis of Inequities in the Requirements for Admission to the University System of Georgia This report outlines and contrasts admission requirements for graduates of accredited or regulated high schools (accredited applicants) with admission requirements for applicants who are not graduates of accredited or regulated high schools (non-accredited applicants). Apply to College – Admission Essays...
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College Entrance Tests & Scores for Homeschoolers

College Entrance Tests & Scores for Homeschoolers

PSAT, SAT, and ACT college tests, and what homeschoolers need to study and practice to achieve high scores on these college entrance exams. Results of homeschoolers’ scores on past ACT tests. Dates ACT Assessment Test Dates The basic fee for the ACT Assessment, which includes reports for you, your high school, and up to...
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College Home School Admission Policies

College Home School Admission Policies

This page is as much for homeschoolers to find admissions policies as it is for those college admissions officers who are trying to develop such a policy for their universities. This page does not represent all colleges with policies online. My intention is to give enough samples so that all may see what sort...
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College Scholarships For Home Schoolers

Can your homeschooled teen get financial aid or scholarships for college?
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College While Homeschooling High School

College While Homeschooling High School

Look into concurrent enrollment if you want your homeschooled high schooler to take college classes.
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Community College Dual Enrollment

Highschoolers in Community College By Ann Zeise It started out innocently enough. Our son, Scott, wanted to learn computer aided drafting. To learn this computer application one needs a very powerful computer and a rather expensive piece of software called “PTC Creo (formerly ProEngineer).” The books that are sold to explain this software are all very thick...
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Course Numbers and Transcript Details

When to include or exclude course numbers by Shirley Minster As an educational consultant and director of a private school, I have read and prepared hundreds of high school transcripts over the past 23 years and have seen a wide range of notations, as one would imagine. There are some important pieces that should...
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Enlisting in the Armed Forces or an Academy after Homeschooling

Enlisting the Armed Forces Cover Letter and Transcript for Army Enlistment Here are the APPROVED (yay!) document templates for homeschoolers looking to enlist in the Army. As you probably know, each branch of the military has their own rules and requirements, but the Army appears to be the most homeschool-friendly branch. By Lori Dake....
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FAQs About Homeschooling High School

Homeschooling high school does take some planning, but can be a leg up on starting college or a career earlier than most teens. Can I homeschool just part of high school, but not all 4 years? I don’t recommend doing a few years of homeschooling in high school, and then jumping back in for, say,...
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Finding Right College For A Homeschooler

10 Ways to Use Social Media to Pick a College Here are 10 social media resources for high school students (and their parents) to use in order to find out more about what college life is really like at the school they plan to attend. American Universities As home pages are found for American...
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GED Test for Homeschoolers and Parents

GED Test for Homeschoolers and Parents

Includes 2016 changes to the GED Test and beyond Homeschoolers do not always need to pass the GED test, but some may need it to be approved for apprenticeship for union work. In some states homeschool parents need to prove they have a high school education or the equivalent, so passing the GED test...
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Home School College

Home School College

How to get college credit for studying done at home. Help and advice. Websites recommended by your Homeschool Guide.
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Homeschool Diploma Template

Homeschool Diploma Template

By Ann Zeise This is a Photoshop template for a homeschool diploma from high school. Click on the graphic or the link to download the full-sized Photoshop file to your computer. It reads: A to Z Home’s Cool This Certifies That First Initial Last Has completed a Course of Study meeting the Standards of our Homeschool...
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Homeschool Graduation

Homeschooling Tips : How to Do Homeschool Graduations Homeschool graduation ceremonies can be conducted at home by celebrating with friends and family or by contacting state support groups for larger ceremonies. Celebrate the completion of the homeschool journey with tips from a homeschool teacher in this free video on education. Homeschool Diploma Photoshop Template...
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Homeschool High School Subjects

How to help a teen learn advanced subjects while being homeschooled.
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Homeschool Manifesto

Homeschool Manifesto

By Ann Zeise As you go out into the world, youthful homeschoolers, take this Homeschool Manifesto with you as you enter the cultures of academia and business: * Access to information – anything which might teach you something about how the world works – should be unlimited and total. * All information should be...
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Homeschool Portfolio Examples

Creating Portfolios Records and Reports AN A to Z RESOURCE Your Homeschooling Guide offers a variety of ways to help you plan and track as you wend your way toward college. Creating, Maintaining and Presenting a Homeschool Portfolio Basically, a homeschool portfolio is a collection of materials that are used in order to showcase...
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Homeschool To College Stories

College Stories Applying to College 16-year-old Larla Dey Maloney describes her process for applying to colleges starting with thinking about her major when she was 13. Homeschooled with MIT courses at 5, accepted to MIT at 15 After acquiring his entire elementary and secondary education from OpenCourseWare and MITx, Ahaan Rungta joined the MIT...
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Homeschool Transcript Templates

Homeschool Transcript Templates

Help interpreting your homeschool high school-level work and using transcript templates for college applications.
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Homeschool Transcripts

Homeschool Transcripts

Help interpreting your homeschool high school-level work to make into transcripts for college applications.
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Homeschoolers at Work

Career Coaching Be Your Homeschool Teen’s “Career Coach” As their career coach you will help them make decisions that will show the true value of the home schooling experience. By Jim Davis. Dear Kids, You Don’t Have to Go to College I want you to know that you don’t have to go to college...
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Homeschooling High Schoolers

An Average Homeschooler: Junior High School Junior high or early high school is when homeschoolers start teaching themselves. I started doing all of the work by myself and occasionally going to my mother with questions. This is enough of a pattern in homeschooling that some of the major homeschooling curricula distributors have created entire programs...
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Homeschooling Teenagers Directory

High School Years STARTING OUT Back to School or Not For those considering returning to public or private high school when kids hit the teen years. Challenging Teenagers Hints and tips for keeping your teen homeschooler challenged. FAQs About Homeschooling High School Homeschooling high school does take some planning, but can be a leg...
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Online Social Networks For Parents of Homeschooling Teens

Catholic Mamas Homeschooling High Schoolers This group is for Catholic women who feel they have been called to homeschool their children through high school. If you are the mama of an eighth grader or higher, this is the place for you. Christian Homeschooling Middle and High School This is a place for Christians who...
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Proms for Homeschoolers

Proms for Homeschoolers

Our Prom Page is now part of our Events Calendar, where you can sort by the category "Proms and Dances," or sort by region. View all the proms and dances coming soon! Most are in April or May, but often there is a winter ball, too. It is free to post your prom information...
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