Category: Creating a Plan

High School Planning Guide

High School Planning Guide

| July 25, 2017

Whether you are a homeschool parent planning your students course of study, or a parent with students in public or private school, you might not recognize the repetition that often happens within education. Some subjects, like US History, are favorites of curriculum writers and the result is that students study the same subject multiple times […]

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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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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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List of 10

List of 10

| January 11, 2012

College Courses or CLEPs to Include in your Plan So your student is thinking about dual enrollment in high school, or you are considering adding CLEP exams to their high school studies.  Both will allow your student to accelerate their plans to earn a 4-year degree.  Which Exams or courses should he/she start with? This […]

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