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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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And It’s Game Time!

And It’s Game Time!

(Guest post by a Dual Credit at Home student!) So you have your first exam today. Or maybe it’s tomorrow and you’re just an eager beaver. And maybe I did just use the expression eager beaver; get over yourself. Anyway, you want to be prepared. But what do you need to expect? First of all, the experience isn’t going to be entirely homogenous. Some dual...

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How to Put Structure into a Homeschooled Child’s Day

How to Put Structure into a Homeschooled Child’s Day

Are you having trouble keeping track of all the activities, lessons, and appointments your kids seem to have? Do you wake up in the morning and wonder where to start? Are you finding yourself a little green with jealousy when you read about that perfect homeschool family that gets it all done quickly and efficiently and looks good doing it? First let me tell you...

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Why the Bible is Important for Literature Study

Why the Bible is Important for Literature Study

The Bible is the most influential, best-selling, and well-loved book in the world. That’s saying something for having been written well over 2,000 years ago. It has been translated into every language in every country on earth, but it still cannot manage to find its way into American public schools. Most schools shy away from teaching the Bible for clearly political reasons, wanting to maintain...

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How to Get Enough Sleep in High School

How to Get Enough Sleep in High School

High school can be a stressful time for teens. There is usually a large course load to accommodate, often with dual credit courses, and sometimes sports and community service. In addition, many teens are very active in their church and holding down a part-time job. It’s no wonder most teenagers get far less sleep than is healthy. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children...

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Feeding the Beast

Feeding the Beast

(Guest post by a Dual Credit at Home student!) Okay, so your Dual Credit at Home study plan is bringing up the College Composition exam and you’re nervous. Most people taking CLEP tests express reservations about the College Composition exam. There, that was my practice for understatement of the year. Honestly, there seems to be a rumor going around that this particular CLEP exam enjoys...

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Understanding College “Basics”

Understanding College “Basics”

College basics are the core courses required of every student regardless of their major. They typically include English, math, science, history, humanities, social science, etc. The purpose of having basics – both in high school and college – is to ensure that all students receive a well-rounded and balanced education. Related: Our free e-book shows how students can save time and money on college basics....

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Four Ways to Give Every School Day a Great Start!

Four Ways to Give Every School Day a Great Start!

1 – Eat breakfast together – yogurt, toast, eggs, oatmeal, cold pizza, whatever! – just do it together and have a few minutes of conversation about something besides chores or school, 2 – Remember devotions – chances are you can get through the day on your own strength, but with a daily renewal of your mind you can do so much more than “get through...

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