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What Will $100 Buy?

What Will $100 Buy?

| June 25, 2016

Two tickets to a sporting event. Sushi for four. A fantastically fun day with friends. Three college credits. Which would your student choose? Why CLEP? Because when you suggest CLEP, you are promoting a debt-free lifestyle. Sometimes parents have to carry the vision for their student until they are mature enough to understand the freedom […]

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AP and CLEP ~ What’s the Difference?

AP and CLEP ~ What’s the Difference?

| June 13, 2016

Affordability, availability, advancement. All area great reasons to consider earning college credit in your high school years. Advanced Placement® and the College Level Exam Program® are both subject-specific credit-by-exam programs offered by The College Board. DSST® is offered by Prometric, another independent test-provider. College Board’s AP program was created in the 1950’s to provide a […]

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Avoiding Identity Theft

Avoiding Identity Theft

| April 8, 2016

Lori started her conversation with me discouraged. “I didn’t think it would be this hard. I thought, by now, I wouldn’t have to defend our decision to homeschool.” For her 9th grade son, there was a pull to not just play on the high school sports team, but to feel a complete part of the […]

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Earning College Credit in High School

Earning College Credit in High School

| January 30, 2016

This article was written for and first published on the MACHE website,  January 2012 Earning College Credit in High School With the increasing challenge for students to afford a college degree, families are searching for options.  There are several ways students can earn college credit while in high school, reducing their college costs.  Most of […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

| January 5, 2016

What can our kids do when they accelerate their bachelor’s degree by combining their high school studies and CLEPing their college gen eds? Plenty! I recently returned from a two-week visit with my 21-year-old daughter, Kate. She left just two months ago to live/work/travel in New Zealand for a year. It was seven years ago […]

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Which Curriculum is Best?

Which Curriculum is Best?

| January 1, 2016

Which curriculum is best to prepare for a CLEP exam? This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from homeschool parents. Sometimes the wording is slightly different ~ Do I have to use a college textbook? Is Abeka or Notgrass or A History of US okay for the US History CLEP? We’re […]

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7 Why’s to CLEP

7 Why’s to CLEP

| October 1, 2015

Why CLEP? Reason #1 COST: It is one of the only cost-saving college solutions that YOU have control of. Don’t assume it will all work out. Your grand children’s future depends on it. Financial aid (aka loans) and scholarships are determined by factors outside of your control and the decision to award them comes too […]

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Preparing your Online Learner

Preparing your Online Learner

| August 8, 2015

Getting rear ended on a winding road is not usually the way I meet students. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the other car’s driver, Christina, 17, will forever know that instructing her passenger on how to use the CD player while driving is not the best move. The car I was in, made of […]

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I Believe in You Gift

I Believe in You Gift

| December 26, 2014

Give the Gift of Opportunity A holiday tradition our family has enjoyed for years is waking up on Christmas morning and with all in pj’s, opening the small thoughtful gifts we tucked into each others’ stockings the night before. Sometimes these gifts are more special than the spendier ones placed under the tree. Sometimes they […]

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Path to Purpose

Path to Purpose

| October 23, 2014

 “One of the most notable demographic trends of the last two decades has been the delayed entry of young people into adulthood. . . Today’s 25-year-olds, compared with their parents’ generation at the same age, are twice as likely to still be students, only half as likely to be married and 50 percent more likely […]

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Study Skills

Study Skills

| August 20, 2014

Study skills gives your students tools they will use repeatedly to be a more efficient life-long-learner. Consider teaching at least one skill each semester within a core subject you are teaching – skills like reading comprehension, note taking, creating flashcards or outlining skills. For example: if you are focusing on note-taking, have your students take […]

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Homeschooling High School – Where to Begin

Homeschooling High School – Where to Begin

| June 19, 2014

Everyone has different reasons to begin homeschooling. Maybe you are at a crossroads trying to decide what direction your student’s high school years will take? Maybe, like me, there is hesitancy on your part to homeschool high school simply because you are unsure of what to accomplish, how to go about it, or wonder if […]

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