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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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Which Curriculum is Best?

Which Curriculum is Best?

| January 1, 2015

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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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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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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10 Reasons Not to Go to College (At Least, Not Yet)

10 Reasons Not to Go to College (At Least, Not Yet)

| November 2, 2013

Which camp do you fall into when asked: “Why do you want to go to college?” Students will often say, “For the (social) experience.” Parents will often answer, “To get a better job.” Some will even honestly reply, “Because I don’t know what else to do.” Let me rephrase that first question: “DO you want […]

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What Will $400,000 Buy?

What Will $400,000 Buy?

| August 22, 2013

I met Mariah just two weeks ago, a week before she was departing for her first year of college. I had just finished giving a presentation titled “Getting Out, not just In” to a group of high school students who were attending a week-long summer residential business camp. As I wrapped things up, she shared […]

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MOOCs

MOOCs

| March 1, 2013

A compiled list of Open Online Courses – Some courses have start dates and include assignments with peer interaction, others are self-paced studies. Some are supplemental while others are complete courses. Some are very visual and video based, others include choice reading materials. Parents are encouraged to review the course before assigning to a student. […]

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AP and CLEP ~ What’s the Difference?

AP and CLEP ~ What’s the Difference?

| December 13, 2012

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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Why Intelligent Students Sometimes Fail

Why Intelligent Students Sometimes Fail

| October 31, 2012

Habits are a powerful force that can help launch a ‘C’ student or sink an ‘A’ student. Sometimes the best CLEPPING plans actually being with teaching students how to create and define goals and set time tables for their tasks. The List of 6 concept might be of help if you have a student that […]

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Minnesota Specific Links

Minnesota Specific Links

| October 12, 2012

Minnesota Homeschool Co-ops offering CLEP Classes: https://creditsbeforecollege.com/mn-co-ops-offering-clep-classes/ PSEO: The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program was created in 1985 as a way to “promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wider variety of options for students.” PSEO is a great opportunity that allows Minnesota high school juniors and seniors to take college courses either a full- or part-time, […]

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