January 19, 2018

Homeschooling Ninth Grade!

Let’s spend a little time talking about an ideal plan for each high school year.  Today I’ll deal with things you should be accomplishing in a student’s ninth grade year.  Please don’t hold to this exact schedule as each student is different, but let me at least give you an idea of things you should […]

High School Scholarships – September ’14

Here are a few high school scholarships that welcome applications from home educated students! Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Coca-Cola will be giving out  $20,000 scholarships to 150 students through their Scholars Foundation this year. This is a highly competitive scholarship competition for high school seniors.  Applicants must complete a detailed application giving information on their school […]

Plus And Minus Grading Scale on Transcripts

I get asked from time to time about putting pluses and minuses on a student’s grades.  I’ve never been a big fan of the plus/minus system mostly because to me it clutters up a transcript.  And, I just figured that the pluses usually outweigh the minuses, so it’s a wash. Lately, any time a parent […]

Finding A Career Path – Helping Your Teen

I raised three children and just as God planned it, they were all interested in following different paths for their lives. We have to remember that one of our most important jobs as a homeschooling family is to help our teens with finding a career path. My oldest, lovingly called “the nerd” by her siblings, […]

High School Scholarships – August ’14

Keepers of the Constitution: Service and Freedom Video Scholarship Contest For those of you who are into making short films – this scholarship is for you.  Using this theme, create an inspiring video about why our freedoms, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights are worth defending; the price for protecting our freedoms; and our […]

Just Roll With It – Back To School

I don’t know about you, but I love back-to-school sales.  I have to stop myself from buying all the cool pens, notebooks and reams of paper because I still have stuff left over from last year – in fact, a lot of it is still in the package!  But, it is back to school time!  […]

Do you need to take the GED®?

So … how do you prove that your student is ready to graduate from high school? For many folks, it’s all about a test and one of the tests that comes to mind is the GED – the General Educational Development Test. The GED is used to determine if a student has the knowledge equivalent […]

High School Science Project – Part 3

This is the final installment in a series on Science Projects.  We’ve discussed how to put together your project and the various ways to present your information.  Today, we’ll be wrapping up with information on presenting all of your work in a science fair! If you missed the first two – take a look! Part […]

College Prep Genius

Today, I’d like to introduce you to the College Prep Genius Master-the-SAT Boot Camp.  When your student begins to apply for college and for scholarships, you will find that the college entrance test scores are very important.  Besides opening the doors to get into college – great test scores can also help PAY for college […]

High School Science Project – Part 2

This is part 2 of a three-part blog series on completing a high school science project. Today we will discuss ways to present your data and we’ll wrap up next time with information on participating in science fairs. I encourage students to complete at least one science project during their high school years! PRESENTING YOUR […]