October 2017 Gold Care Club Update

October 2017 Gold Care Club Update
New for this month...How To Training Courses​Quick Start: Keys to High School Success Beginner: Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live Convention Part 2/3 Intermediate: Delight Directed Learning Advanced: Big Scholarships Encouragement: Finding the Faith (live)Members Only WebinarJunior Year is the Key to Success Friday, November 3, 2017 1...
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Slow Down and Savor Homeschooling [This is not a race after all]

Slow Down and Savor Homeschooling [This is not a race after all]
Homeschooling is not a race to the finish. It's a time of life to relish and enjoy your child and the journey.Trying to hurry a child into college too early is like gobbling up dessert without taking the time to enjoy it and seei what it tastes like.Homeschooling is a sweet, sweet time to be savored and enjoyed. I like to compare it to a Hersh...
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Big Tips for Big Scholarships

Big Tips for Big Scholarships
Sharon wrote to me to share the big scholarships that her daughter received. In her letter I noticed three big tips on getting big scholarships!"My daughter was offered a total of $232,000 in scholarships at this time. One college that she decided not to attend evidently wants her there really bad. They went from $48,000 to $60,000! She choose...
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October Homeschool Calendar Reminders

October Homeschool Calendar Reminders
When you're busy getting in the homeschool groove, it can be easy to forget about registering for tests, not to mention keeping up with changes to the FAFSA! Here are some handy October homeschool calendar reminders for you!Middle School: Practice counting hours for credits and keeping a reading list. Keep records for high school level classes. Get...
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[Free Class] How to Avoid the 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School

[Free Class] How to Avoid the 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School
Homeschooling high school is a challenge. College prep is an additional challenge on top of that. Many parents struggle because they don't know HOW to create a high school plan that will get them get their children to their intended destination (graduation, college/career, independence).Most people create a high school plan on the fly, picking up b...
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Homeschool Codes for Tests

homeschool codes for tests

Homeschool Codes for Tests


When homeschool students take college admission tests, they usually need to provide homeschool codes. Here are homeschool codes for tests all in one place for you:

SAT Homeschool Code is 970000

ACT Homeschool Code is 969999

PSAT For the PSAT, homeschoolers are compared with other students within their state, not compared against the nation. There is no homeschool code for this test. When they are asked the question, "Are you taking this test at the school you regularly attend?" simply have your child fill in the bubble that says, "No, I am homeschooled." There is no longer a homeschool code that you will need to input.

SAT Subject Tests Homeschool Code is 970-000.

PLAN (the pre-ACT test) Homeschool Code is 999-999

AP Test Homeschool Codes are provided by the test coordinator: "Homeschooled students will use the state homeschool code provided by the Coordinator on the day of the exam." See AP Exams for Homeschool Students. You may want to call the test administrator in advance, and tell them your homeschooled student is coming in for testing so they have the code ready.

Here is the good news - the test proctors will know the homeschool code! Don't panic if you forget to write it down, because generally someone in charge can tell you what it is, or they will know how to find the information. Even so, it can put your mind at ease to have these homeschool codes handy!

It helps to use the homeschool code. Then the testing company will contact you directly with test results, instead of sending it to the high school and rely on them to give you the test results. For that reason, you may receive the scores weeks sooner when you use the homeschool code.

By the way, these numbers are called CEEB codes. A CEEB code is a standardized ID number that is assigned to a high school, college, or university and issued by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). They are mostly used in college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT, but are also used by the NCAA sports, and sports and academic teams.

 

 

 

Many universities have opted to use CEEB codes on their applications. Because these numbers are such a big deal, to avoid mistakes most applications do not allow manual entry of the codes during online registration. Instead, they rely on a school code search by state, which can sometimes be confusing. That's more than you will ever need to know!

 

 

 

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Perfect Record Keeping is Not Perfectly Kept Records

Perfect Record Keeping is Not Perfectly Kept Records
Perfect record keeping is keeping records, not keeping records perfectly.See this picture? This is what my own record keeping actually looked like, when I was in the middle of a school year.Perfect record keeping does not mean you have perfectly kept records. You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to grade everything, or even continue the sam...
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Is The HomeScholar for Canadian Homeschoolers?

Is The HomeScholar for Canadian Homeschoolers?
Quite a few Canadians have enjoyed my High School Solution! While applying for college is slightly different in Canada, the basics of homeschooling high school remain the same around the world. Just as we in the U.S. have to follow our individual state laws, I do suggest familiarizing yourself with your provincial homeschool laws. You can check out...
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45 Simple Tips for a College Admission Interview

45 Simple Tips for a College Admission Interview
A college admission interview is a great opportunity to learn the adult skill of interviewing for a job. Perfect for college bound or non-college bound kids, teach your children these simple tips to success in a college admission interview.12 Ways to Prepare YourselfAccept the interview request immediately.Review your comprehensive homeschool recor...
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[Free Book] Comprehensive Homeschool Records

[Free Book] Comprehensive Homeschool Records
Does thinking about college admission for your homeschool student fill you with dread? Do you ever wonder how your humble homeschool can compete with those insanely rigorous college prep schools? In my book, Comprehensive Homeschool Records, you will l earn how college admission has changed over the last 30 years and what colleges now look for in p...
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Enter to Win! October Newsletter Giveaway

Enter to Win! October Newsletter Giveaway
This month, our friends at Grace and Truth Books are donating this wonderful book pack on dating!Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship, Courtship & Dating, and Of Knights and Fair Maidens all three deal with different aspects of navigating the murky waters of dating. Help your teen through this difficult subject with this book bundle...
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Hurricane Outreach Ministry from The HomeScholar

Hurricane Outreach Ministry from The HomeScholar
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have left thousands of parents in Texas and Florida and Puerto Rico without viable public or private school options for their teens. Many of these non-homeschooling parents are relocating their children to friends and relatives in areas outside the flood zone so they can be return to a school setting.My heart ...
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Good Parenting Requires Hard Conversations

Good Parenting Requires Hard Conversations
Before I began homeschooling, I worked as a counselor at a pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Center with young pregnant clients who were mostly Christian. It can happen even in a good family, with good friends, and a wholesome environment. Sometimes kids just make mistakes. It was not uncommon for a girl to come in and explain that her first time usin...
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Hard Work Pays off with Big Scholarship

Hard Work Pays off with Big Scholarship
When people are finished homeschooling, what I hear more is not "I wish I wouldn't have done that" or "wow, that was a huge pain!" What I hear the most is shock and awe! People are shocked at the wonderful results, and amazed at the family closeness.Kristen started out thinking "Could this seriously become a reality for us?" and ended up w with a f...
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Choosing a College Major and Career

Choosing a College Major and Career
Choosing a college major or career is overwhelming for teens sometimes. That's because they think it's a life-long decision that can't be changed.Not true!How many times have YOU changed your career? I worked as an RN for many years, then I had kids. With the addition of kids, my career was stay-at-home mom. Later, that changed to homeschool t...
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