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Posts Tagged ‘ teens ’

Everything A2Z: Resource Roundup for May

Need some inspiration for this month? Find everything we have A2Z for your May homeschooling.

Need some inspiration for this month? Find everything we have A2Z for your May homeschooling.
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Healthy Choices Throughout Teen Years

Help your homeschool teen develop healthy habits and develop a healthier life.

Help your homeschool teen develop healthy habits and develop a healthier life.
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Ideas for a Great Graduation Party

Celebrate your student's homeschool accomplishments with a graduation ceremony. We have resources to help plan your graduation budget, theme, invitations, location and more.

Celebrate your student's homeschool accomplishments with a graduation ceremony. We have resources to help plan your graduation budget, theme, invitations, location and more.
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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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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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# 7 – Homeschooling : The Teen Years, by Cafi Cohen

# 7 – Homeschooling : The Teen Years, by Cafi Cohen

The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that...
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ACT Test Results For Homeschoolers vs All Test Takers

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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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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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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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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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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Books Help Homeschool Your Teens

Recommended books to help you homeschool teenagers, with advice and true stories of successfully homeschooling high schoolers.
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Homeschooled Teens, by Sue Patterson

Homeschooled Teens, by Sue Patterson

Are you panicking about homeschooling your teen? Do you fear they'll miss the various activities associated with adolescence? Maybe you're afraid you'll close doors for them or they won't be well-prepared for adulthood? Are you afraid you're going to mess things up or “make them weird?” Breathe! These 75 young people are going to show you exactly what...
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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 AN...
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Drivers Ed Courses – Teen Requirements for License By State

The Drivers Ed Course links lead to each state's course offerings through A to Z Home's Cool Drivers Ed, an online course powered by DriversEd.com. DMV certificates issued in some but not all states. Taking a drivers ed course may lower your insurance rates! Check with your insurance agent.
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Homemade Musical Instruments For Teens

Homemade Musical Instruments For Teens

Advanced Musical Instruments Complicated designs. May be made from costlier materials. Tricky tuning. Inventiveness required, but a teenager could make these. Making Instruments with Children ~ Easy, and safe for small children with adults. Beginners Homemade Instruments ~ 6-10 year old kids who can use sharp tools. Easy tuning. Intermediate Home Made Instruments ~ Children between 10-14....
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Social Security Benefits when Homeschooling

For social Security a home school must comply with State law for the child to be entitled as a student even if he/she is beyond the State’s compulsory education age.
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Going back to basic math for older student

Questions and Answers with Ann This Week’s Q&A Question:  I want to take my 8th grade son back to basic Math – 6th grade stuff. He doesn’t have a strong grasp of some of the basic Math skills and I think that is a major problem. Can I do that? I don’t want him to...
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Drivers Ed Online to Get Permit for Teens

Drivers Ed training is an important aspect of learning how to drive. Find out how you can train, get course credit, and insurance discounts.

Your teenager has officially reached the milestone of learning to drive. Many parents fear this day but Homeschool Driver’s Ed is an option. Plus, homeschoolers can count driver’s ed as a course credit as well! 3 Steps for your Teen’s Driving Success   Learn the rules of the road! Find your state’s DMV handbook...
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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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