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Which AP Tests are Best for Self Study?

Which AP Tests are Best for Self Study?
Did you know? Any student can take an AP test, even if they don't take an AP course. AP courses are really hard, and often take 2-3 hours of study per day per class. Taking more than one or two per year makes it difficult for the student to cover all...
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Homeschooling Works with Special Learning Challenges

Homeschooling Works with Special Learning Challenges
Are you struggling with educating a special needs learner? Homeschooling works.  It can improve your child's academic performance level, even allowing them to achieve grade level in their most challenging subjects. Older teens can still learn hi...
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So You Have to Fill Out the FAFSA...Again?

So You Have to Fill Out the FAFSA...Again?
Yep. It's October. And, for anyone with children in college that means filling out the FAFSA every year. Whether you, the parent, or the student does it, the closer to the beginning of October you do it, the better.  If you haven't filled out th...
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Lee Binz
Dear Christy, Yes. The FAFSA application form is only sent to each school you list. So you would want to list the colleges that ... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2019 21:44
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[Video Tip] How to Send Homeschool Records to College

[Video Tip] How to Send Homeschool Records to College
This short video will show you what my records looked like when I submitted my homeschool records , because sometimes you just need to see it with your own eyes to have a picture of what your own should look like. You can learn more about creating yo...
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Start a Business and Change the World

Start a Business and Change the World
Does your teen have big ideas but you’re not sure how to help make them happen? Do you encourage your teen to change the world but don’t know exactly how? According to the Kauffman Foundation, 54 percent of millennials either want to start a business...
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10 Topics Covered in High School Health Class

10 Topics Covered in High School Health Class
Have you ever wondered what you would cover in a high school health class? Here's your list of the most-covered topics in high school health. There are only 10 subjects to teach for your home high school to be a success. Curious? Click to find out mo...
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Two Tips for Teens That Miss the PSAT in 10th Grade

Two Tips for Teens That Miss the PSAT in 10th Grade
The purpose of taking the PSAT in 10th is only to get a bit of practice about how to take a bubble test in a public school setting. Even in 11th grade, the purpose is still "just for practice" unless your child scores in the 95th percentile or above....
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When to Teach Economics and Government

When to Teach Economics and Government
Economics and Government are usually each a semester course, so they are often done the same year. It doesn't need to be in a specific grade level. Though it makes sense to cover both Economics and Government in 12th, it can make sense to teach them ...
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Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT or ACT Scores

Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT or ACT Scores
First of all, look at some colleges near you with low scores. Do a quick google search for your state and your test (SAT or ACT), like this: "colleges that accept students with low SAT scores in Ohio." Here are the results for Ohio colleges that have...
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10 'Do Be's' for Dealing with Slug-Slow Teens

10 'Do Be's' for Dealing with Slug-Slow Teens
 Everybody, at one time or another, deals with unmotivated teens. Find out how you can deal with your slug-slow teen. Plan ahead to deal with your slow-as-molasses teen.  ​ Do be sure to keep school to a reasonable number of hours. Do be su...
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How to Include Boy Scouts on a High School Transcript

How to Include Boy Scouts on a High School Transcript
Learn how to put scouting and other fabulous fun on your homeschool transcript and convert natural learning into high school credit with this free ebook. Download now: How to Convert Delight Directed Learning Into High School Credit Boy Scouts, ...
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Let's Talk About Money

Let's Talk About Money
Matt Binz here (Mr. HomeScholar). I wanted to speak directly to whoever handles money matters in your family.   The College Launch Solution is expensive.  I get it. I run a small business and I know all about investing in it. You run a...
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Full Tuition Scholarships for Homeschool Students

Full Tuition Scholarships for Homeschool Students
If you know a homeschool student who has gotten a full scholarship, would you please comment with the name of the university? It will really encourage other parents! Full scholarships are merit based, which means they are based on the student's grade...
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Lee Binz
Thank you for mentioning that Julia. Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 14:44
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Teens are NOT like Roomba [Thus the 3 Terrors of College Admission]

Teens are NOT like Roomba [Thus the 3 Terrors of College Admission]
My homeschoolers were "Alexas" and not "Roombas" and I've discovered that teenagers aren't anything like Roomba. Maybe I should explain... I'm sensing a blank stare here ... We recently acquired two pieces of technology that have transformed our simp...
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When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?

When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?
Sooner or later, your teen may say "When am I ever going to use this stuff?" and complain about their high school courses. Here is one answer to that question: traveling. When you travel, you use every single high school subject. I recently took a tr...
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