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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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Helping Your High School Student Create Their Perfect Study Space

Helping Your High School Student Create Their Perfect Study Space

Studying is a part of life for most teens. The average high-school student spends five hours each week studying outside of the classroom. By contrast, the average college student studies for more than fifteen hours each week. We all know that homeschool students aren’t average at all, but with a challenging course load and dual credit classes, you can expect your teen to spend a...

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How to Avoid 5 Common Time Wasters While Studying

How to Avoid 5 Common Time Wasters While Studying

Do you find yourself sitting down to study, only to be distracted by a captivating text message or Facebook post? Do you spend the first 15 minutes of your study hour searching for your lost notes? In an age where multitasking is a part of everyday life, teens are finding it harder to focus on singular important tasks like studying for dual credit exams. Here...

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Spelling Mistakes that Spell-Check Won’t Catch

Spelling Mistakes that Spell-Check Won’t Catch

With the introduction of digital spell-checkers, many students may wonder if it’s still important to know how to spell every difficult word in the English language. The answer is, of course not. Spell-check has been a great help to many less-than-perfect spellers over the years, and it promises to continue doing its job. The trouble with spell-check, as you might well know, is that it...

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How to Think Like a Mathematician

How to Think Like a Mathematician

The study of mathematics has a bad reputation. How many times have you heard someone say, “I hate math,” or “I’m no good at math”? Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. If you are a lover of numbers, equations, and statistical data, you are in the minority. Many employers today are looking for employees who don’t shy away from the realm of mathematical thinking. Even...

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8 Dual Credit Facts Parents Should Know

8 Dual Credit Facts Parents Should Know

Dual credit is a way for high school students to earn college credits while studying advanced level subjects, and it’s a great way to challenge your teen who is interested in getting a head start on college. Here are eight dual credit facts every parent should know. 1. Understand the terms “traditional student” and “non-traditional student.” The term “traditional student” typically refers to students that...

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Don’t Forget About Electives: Bringing Art, Music and Fun into Home Education

Don’t Forget About Electives: Bringing Art, Music and Fun into Home Education

You’re not alone in feeling uncertainty when planning the educational path of your children. Will they learn everything they need to know? Are they keeping up with their peers academically? Are you doing enough? One of the biggest gifts you are giving your children when you choose to homeschool is time – time to explore and pursue their own interests, time to follow their dreams....

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How to Explain Your Decision to Homeschool

How to Explain Your Decision to Homeschool

The homeschool population in America is as diverse as Americans themselves. Parents choose to homeschool for many different reasons, but one thing is certain; if you have chosen to educate your children at home, you are frequently asked why you do it. Despite the rising number of homeschoolers in the United States, your family still stands out from the crowd. Here are some tips to...

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8 Historical Facts Every Student Needs to Know

8 Historical Facts Every Student Needs to Know

The study of history seeps into many facets of everyday life. It is more than just a series of events; it is a story, told and retold, embellished over time, printed in the history books, made into movies, and often forgotten. Memorizing dates and facts will help you on dual credit exams, but it cannot replace a working knowledge of the story of mankind. Here...

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Five of the Best iPhone & iPad Apps for High School Students

Five of the Best iPhone & iPad Apps for High School Students

We all know the dangers of online procrastination. What starts out as simple research questions can turn into a serious waste of time. There are programs and apps out there that really do save you time and make navigating through the world of studying, homework, and research easier! Here are some of our favorites. Chegg Flashcards Cost: free Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad...

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