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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 [...]

Illuminate Education is shutting down its student info system next year—what that means for your private school

By |2020-01-14T11:42:33-05:00January 9th, 2020|Administration, High school transcripts|

Here’s a question for all the private school administrators in our audience: What type of student information system (SIS) does your school use? If the answer is Illuminate Education, you’ll definitely want to read this blog post. Illuminate Education recently announced that it will be phasing out its SIS by the start of the [...]

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 [...]

Your 6 favorite blog posts from 2019

By |2019-12-10T14:25:02-05:00December 10th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

To help celebrate this holiday season, we’d like to share six of our most popular blog posts from 2019. We hope you find something useful or inspiring here! The 7 biggest challenges of homeschooling through high school 7 fast facts: Should homeschool students bother applying to an Ivy League school? It doesn’t matter where [...]

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 [...]