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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 [...]

Put on Your Administrator Hat

By |2020-01-31T15:09:36-05:00January 28th, 2020|

Your hosts Holly Williams Urbach and Melody Gillum discuss the joys and challenges of homeschooling your highschooler. In this episode, we discuss how to be a school administrator as well as a teacher.

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 [...]