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Six Steps to Achieve Your Spring School Goals

Six Steps to Achieve Your Spring School Goals

Hopefully by now you’ve written school goals and plans for your spring semester. But if not, perhaps this post can guide you through the process of getting your high school at home ready for a great spring start! When you take these six steps, you’ll set your teen on a course for success! #1 Consider each student and where they need to be by the...

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What is the difference between a BA and a BS degree?

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees are the most common undergraduate degrees offered in the United States. Academically, both degrees are equivalent. The main difference is the courses that are taken to achieve the degree. A BS degree indicates a science major or a vocational program such as nursing, business, or engineering. A BS requires a high number of credits...

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How to List Dual Credit at Home’s High School Credits on Your Student’s Transcript

How to List Dual Credit at Home’s High School Credits on Your Student’s Transcript

Students completing the Dual Credit at Home Study Plans study 13 subjects and most choose to take the 13 corresponding CLEP and DSST exams. CLEP exams are produced by The College Board (also the producers of the SAT test), and DSST exams are owned and administered by Prometric. Students may earn the high school credits without taking the official exams for college credit. In our...

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7 Home School Hacks Straight From the Bible!

7 Home School Hacks Straight From the Bible!

life•hack [līfˌhak] noun; informal noun: life hack – a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way. Here are 7 “strategies or techniques” straight from the Bible that apply directly to home schooling high school! His help has been right there all throughout our home school years, and He’s faithful to continue. So as we’re...

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What Your Kids Know About This Past School Year

The other day my friend was enjoying visiting with another mom who was wrapping up her first year of home schooling. She was discouraged that she still had seven weeks of “curriculum” to go before she could be “done.” Many of us can remember our beginnings too, whether they were last year or a decade ago. And some of us have even had the taste...

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Want to have the best “summer school” ever?

Want to have the best “summer school” ever?

Don’t think you’re the only one who’s kind of tired of school right now! Me too! But since I didn’t want to lose too much momentum over these summer months, I decided we still had to do SOMETHING. It’s turned out to be so amazing that I wanted to show it to you. It has nothing to do with dual credit though (which is my...

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The “End” of School is in Sight!

Okay, for those that actually “end” their school years, we are right at that moment! For lots of us the “end” just kind of melds into the “beginning” of the next one! Usually though it’s just at this time of year that we need to regroup, refresh, and perhaps even change direction. But just the thought of regrouping, refreshing, and changing might be disturbing right...

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How to Keep Good Records During High School at Home

How to Keep Good Records During High School at Home

(Note: Here’s a link to a Four-Year Plan I’ve added to my site since this article was published. Thought it might be helpful for you!) I recently met with a home school mom who found herself in a pickle. Her oldest son was approaching graduation and she was struggling to help him with his future plans because she hadn’t kept better records. Throughout high school...

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Seven Scriptures That Will Encourage You!

Today surely didn’t happen like I had planned. As a matter of fact, I’ve had a string of days where one thing after another seemed to go awry. As a mother, it is hard to juggle all the responsibilities of home. And some of us have to add to that caring for an aging parent or dealing with our own medical situation. It is easy...

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How Dual Credit at Home’s Study Plans Work!

How Dual Credit at Home’s Study Plans Work!

Part 3 of 3 If you’ve read Part One and Part Two of this series, you may be considering letting your high school student use CLEP and DSST exams to earn college credit. If you like the idea of having written lesson plans to walk them through the process – consider using Dual Credit at Home’s 49 weekly Study Plans! Here’s what you need to...

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Ways to Implement Dual Credit in YOUR Home School

Ways to Implement Dual Credit in YOUR Home School

Part 2 of 3 As mentioned in Part 1 of this series “How Dual Credit Works for Home Schooled Students,” there are three ways high school students may earn college credit during high school. 1. On-campus classes 2. Online classes 3. College-level exams A little research is necessary. It won’t take long, and you’ll learn a lot and be more likely to make the best...

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Should Your High School Student be Volunteering (When Their Schedule is Already Packed)?

Should Your High School Student be Volunteering (When Their Schedule is Already Packed)?

High school students lead notoriously busy lives. They are often juggling a full load of homeschool and dual credit subjects, taking part in extracurricular activities, and sometimes working outside the home. Many parents wonder if their high school student should be making time for volunteering as well. The answer is a resounding YES. Volunteering provides benefits to the community and the student, and with a...

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