Just about the best thing you could ever do for your college-prep student is enroll them in an SAT/ACT prep class. So to help you, here’s a checklist of what you ought to consider when you research a test prep tutor, class or program.
With a willingness to break away from the crowd, there are steps you can take to ensure that you, and your application, will shine. You can make a strong impression and improve your chances of getting into your dream college. Even better news: it won’t be that hard.
Dual enrollment courses are real college courses for real college credit; the final grades are reflected in a student’s college GPA. As such, it is important to make sure your student is ready for the demanding work a college class will require.
Are you homeschooling a high schooler who wants to go to college? Going from homeschool to college is really not that hard! I thought that it would be, at first, too. Here’s six key steps to help your homeschool teen get in to college.
It's the time of year when you're thinking about what gifts to provide for your children and I'm sure as a homeschooling mom you are searching for ideas that are both fun, hands-on entertainment but also can be used for unexpected learning. Gift kits are a great way...
One of the hallmarks of our home education journey has been our steady use of Morning Time in our homeschool. Today I'd like to share how I include my teens in this intentional daily gathering time. Morning Time or as we like to call it, Morning Basket is a way to...
Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re like many moms, you may be wondering how to get the kids off of technology and into a book once in a while, right? This is my “how-to guide” for summer reading for teens.
How do you go about preventing burnout in your high school students? Helping your teen stay off the burnout train in high school is a task that will test many home educating parents. As you transition into the high school years from middle school, it’s important to remember that your teen is used to you being there for them guiding them through their studies and in the high school years things tend to become much more burdensome for your student as the attempt to keep track of all they are juggling on their plate.
The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare (“to contrive, devise”) and ingenium (“cleverness”). Today, engineering is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In anticipation of Engineers Week next month, I’m delighted to share with you 25 activities and resources to help you teach engineering concepts to teens.
Excerpts are taken from The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas: 55 Moms Share Their Expertise on 103 Topics, a book that goes beyond the basics of academics and delves into the practical, but delightful ideas that you need in your life. The 55 experienced homeschool moms...
Whether you’ve been homeschooling for years or are just starting out, you will find the high school years challenging, but richly rewarding. In many ways homeschooling high school is easier than the early years – your teens have developed independent study habits and are taking responsibility for their own learning. So what is your role as a homeschooling parent during these teenage years?
Dr. Seuss has been a favorite at our house since, well, forever! His creative use of the language appealed to my husband, a theatre major in college, who enjoyed amusing our kids as he read to them while they were young. A quick Google search or a perusal through Pinterest will yield a ton of fun ideas to help you celebrate his birthday (coming up on March 2) with little ones, but you definitely don’t have to give up the party with your middle- or high-school-aged kids, either!
Word on the street, is that colleges will be eliminating or making the SAT or ACT optional for admission. However, before you break out the celebratory bubbly, keep in mind that both are accepted by every college and are not so different from one another as many suggest. Before getting too excited, let’s break down the facts that are not being discussed completely.