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4 Reasons to Start Your Teen Earning Dual Credit in January

4 Reasons to Start Your Teen Earning Dual Credit in January

As the new year approaches, we have a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which is our ability as parents to help shape and guide our children as they enter into adulthood. If you’re looking for a new direction in the new year, Dual Credit at Home might be a perfect solution. Here are 4 reasons to start your teen earning dual...

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The Ten Most Popular College Degrees of 2015

The Ten Most Popular College Degrees of 2015

Planning for college can be challenging in more ways than one. Not only do you have to navigate the application process, but also have to figure out your payment options, whether you are going to go the traditional or dual credit route, and decide what you’re going to study. For some, this part is easy — maybe you discovered your college major in elementary school...

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How to Help Prepare Your Teen for CLEP or DSST Test Day

How to Help Prepare Your Teen for CLEP or DSST Test Day

Your student has studied hard, taken great notes, and aced his practice exams. He’s mentally prepared. Now, as test day approaches, you can help him physically prepare for the big day. You both take a deep breath and follow these 10 steps to make your test day successful and stress-free. 1. Know if he is taking a computer or paper-based exam. CLEP exams are all...

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How to Help Your ADD & ADHD Child Earn Dual Credit

How to Help Your ADD & ADHD Child Earn Dual Credit

Every student has their own unique strengths and weaknesses, but ADHD and ADD students have to overcome additional challenges. They often have extra physical and mental energy, making it harder to focus on the task at hand. This, along with a shorter attention span, can sometimes result in poor study habits, time management, and note-taking skills. ADD and ADHD students will often thrive in a...

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The Myth of Too Many Dual Credits

The Myth of Too Many Dual Credits

Many parents wonder if it’s possible for their student to earn too many dual credits during high school, forcing them to enter college as a transfer student instead of a freshman. The answer is a resounding NO, but let’s explore the topic a little further for extra clarification. BONUS RESOURCE: Get our free dual credit e-book to learn how our family used CLEP exams to...

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How to Help Your Home School Student Learn a New Language This Semester

How to Help Your Home School Student Learn a New Language This Semester

Learning a foreign language may be one of the best opportunities available to high school students. Not only will it increase their confidence, but it also sharpens cognitive and communication skills, improves employment potential, and makes travel more enjoyable. Two years of studying the same language is often required at traditional four-year colleges and even though your child may be considering an alternative option for higher...

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Seven Fall Field Trip Ideas for the Whole Family

Seven Fall Field Trip Ideas for the Whole Family

With back-to-school in full swing and autumn here, it’s tempting to buckle down and hit the books every day. But if you homeschool, fall is the perfect time for a family field trip. The crowds have disappeared and most attractions offer off-season rates. It’s the perfect time for a little nontraditional learning. Here are 7 great field trip ideas for the whole family. Service Learning...

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7 Tips for Improving Your Reading Skills this Semester

7 Tips for Improving Your Reading Skills this Semester

As a dual credit student, you do a LOT of academic reading — more than the average high school student, that’s for sure. But are you retaining what you read so you can apply your new-found knowledge and ace your exams? No matter where you are in the dual credit process, you’ll find these 7 strategies helpful for improving your reading skills this semester. Turn...

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8 Surprising Ways to Earn Dual Credit in High School

8 Surprising Ways to Earn Dual Credit in High School

Did you know that you can earn college credit in high school? You may have heard of Advanced Placement classes, but some of the following ideas are obscure. Whether you homeschool, attend public school, or go to a private school, there are ways around a typical four-year college education. Here are eight surprising ways to earn college credit while in high school. 1. Take Advanced...

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5 Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Young Kids for High School Right Now

5 Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Young Kids for High School Right Now

As homeschooling parents, we have taken on the responsibility of loving our children unconditionally, providing for their needs, teaching them right from wrong, and helping them achieve their educational goals. This is a monumental undertaking! Not only are we charged with all the tasks of raising kids, but it’s also our job to ensure their educational success by preparing them for the best future possible....

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The Cost of Earning a Degree From Charter Oak State College

A common question I am asked is “What is the total cost to earn a degree from Charter Oak State College.” So here’s the breakdown and an explanation of the costs involved. But first some general information… Two reasons we’ve chosen Charter Oak State College… #1 – the ability to use credit-by-exam to earn 51 of the 60 credits needed for an associate degree (and...

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