About David Bass

Content marketer, author, and homeschool graduate.

It doesn’t matter where you go to college—really

By |2019-03-25T08:40:45+00:00March 25th, 2019|Advice, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Need evidence that Americans take college admissions way too seriously? Look no further than all the current headlines about "Operation Varsity Blues." Earlier in March, prosecutors charged dozens of parents (including celebrities like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin) of bribing admissions officers at high-profile universities into fraudulently accepting their kids into the schools. These included [...]

8 ways to simplify the process of making a homeschool transcript

By |2019-03-18T08:47:00+00:00March 18th, 2019|Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

We’ve all faced that dreaded situation: You have to complete a project, but you’re stuck looking at the proverbial blank sheet of paper, not sure where to start. It’s easy to slip into that pattern when it comes time to create a homeschool transcript, too. Sometimes, the intimidating part is knowing where to even begin. [...]

Understanding the evolution of ‘guidance counselor’ to ‘school counselor’

By |2019-01-21T07:13:49+00:00January 21st, 2019|Administration, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

It used to be that guidance counselors had one primary mission: prepare students for college and career pathways after graduation. Think of duties like writing recommendation letters, sending student transcripts to colleges, and helping students job hunt. But in recent years, the role of guidance counselors has evolved to include far more. While today’s “school [...]

7 common myths about private schools—and why they’re wrong

By |2019-01-07T07:42:21+00:00January 7th, 2019|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

What comes to mind when you think of a private school? Maybe a mostly wealthy, white, and privileged student body all dressed in matching uniforms. Or maybe ivy-covered buildings and expensive stadiums. Or elitist families driving up in luxury cars to drop their kids off. It’s not a very welcoming picture, is it? The truth [...]

How Transcript Maker helped my son win an ROTC scholarship

By |2019-01-19T15:10:45+00:00December 4th, 2018|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Angie Spitzer is a homeschool mom of three boys. She discovered Transcript Maker several years ago after her son began competing for a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship. We caught up with Angie to get her story! How’d you hear about Transcript Maker? My oldest son was in 8th grade and I was starting [...]

7 ways to manage your stress as a high school administrator

By |2018-10-30T09:08:23+00:00October 30th, 2018|Advice, Tips for high school|

The demands placed on you as an administrator can be enormous. Over the years, studies have shown that the function of the school administrator continues to increase and become more complicated as a result of continual changes within educational policy. Your work days can be long, stretching into evening and even weekend hours. Your responsibility [...]