About Holly Urbach

Holly Williams Urbach writes and works as a virtual assistant in sunny central Texas. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, doing yoga, and watching Marvel movies with her family.

6 reasons to create an 8th grade homeschool transcript

By |2020-02-17T12:39:41-05:00February 17th, 2020|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Standardized tests, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Like many homeschool parents, you're probably not thinking of creating a transcript for your 8th grade student. You might feel that it isn't necessary to start a transcript until your child reaches 11th or 12th grade. I get it. Thinking about the process of creating a transcript for high school is intimidating enough. But [...]

5 tips for transitioning from homeschool to public school

By |2020-02-03T13:29:11-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Parents and families have more educational options today than ever before. And sometimes all those choices mean your homeschool family might decide to switch schools midstream—from home education to a private school or even to public school. That’s the decision Melanie Wilson and her husband made when their 15-year-old son said he wanted to [...]

7 tips to avoid isolation as a homeschool family

By |2020-01-20T10:21:13-05:00January 15th, 2020|Advice, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Ever heard the accusation that your kids aren’t “socialized”? If you’ve homeschooled for very long, probably so. Of course, we know that most homeschool students grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. But even by virtue of its name—homeschooling—our families do tend to spend a lot of time in the home. Most homeschooling families create [...]

Kicking off the New Year: 5 tips to prep for the spring semester

By |2020-01-06T09:02:39-05:00January 6th, 2020|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Happy New Year 2020! Once January 1 arrives, the relaxation of the holiday season ends and the pressure is on for families with college-bound juniors and seniors. What steps should you and your child take to prepare for the college application season? That’s the topic of our blog post. Read on for five tips [...]

6 ways to handle personality clashes with your homeschool student

By |2019-12-03T10:01:06-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Homeschooling—we all have a picture in our minds of students eager to learn gathered happily around mom or dad. Many days are that way, but let’s be honest: some days are marked by clashes and conflicts. First of all, try not to take it personally. High school students are in a challenging part of [...]

Cheat sheet: The homeschool transcript jargon you need to know

By |2019-11-19T10:59:29-05:00November 19th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

A search on the topic of high school transcripts reveals abbreviations and terminology that may be unfamiliar and confusing. We've come up with a handy cheat sheet that will help you feel like a pro in your next conversation with other home educators and college admissions counselors. ACT is one of the two most [...]