January 19, 2018

Homeschooling 11th Grade

Last month, I began a discussion outlining an ideal plan for high school and so far, we have discussed some things students should be doing as ninth and tenth graders.  This week, we’ll be talking about what a student should be focusing on in their junior year.  Homeschooling 11th grade will be a very busy year […]

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 […]

Preparing A Diploma For Homeschool Graduation!

It’s that time of year!  Graduation!!  Congratulations to all the high school seniors out there on all of the hard work you have put in to bring you to this point.  Job well done!  Many of you are planning to participate in a graduation ceremony or celebration of some type – so enjoy your day.  […]

Calculating GPA – A Guide

When your student reaches high school, you will find that various organizations will begin to ask you for their GPA (Grade Point Average). Some will even ask you for a weighted and an unweighted version. Today, we’re going to go over the various grading point scales and ways to calculate the GPA for your student. […]

Earning High School Credits In Middle School

UPDATE Sept. 2014:  Since the original writing of this post, the Florida Statutes have been updated and this line has been removed.  It is now addressed indirectly in the Middle School section of the statutes. However, I had the opportunity to query several college admissions officers recently about how they treat high school credits earned prior […]

The High School Transcript

The High School Transcript One of the things that you will want to prepare now that you are in high school is a transcript of work done.  We have all heard the term ‘transcript’ and we’ve probably seen a few, but just what is it (and what is it not)? Don’t worry, there is a […]