Top job-hunting mistakes that homeschool grads make

Homeschool graduates have a lot going for them when it comes to the job market. As the product of an innovative, flexible approach to education, they tend to be good at thinking outside the box—a crucial skill in today’s rapidly shifting economy. And, of course, homeschoolers tend to perform better academically. But no matter who Read more about Top job-hunting mistakes that homeschool grads make[…]

One simple trick for saving time and money in college

Did you know there’s a way to earn college credit for work your student has already accomplished—saving both time and money, and potentially putting your student on an expedited graduation schedule for college? If that sounds interesting, let me introduce you to the concept of prior learning assessment (or PLA). If you aren’t already aware, Read more about One simple trick for saving time and money in college[…]

Seven ways middle school families can start planning for high school (and college)

When is the right time to start planning high school courses? If you’re the parent of a student in late elementary school or middle school, you’ve probably asked that question. Knowing when to start planning for high school is hard enough, but throw in the wrinkle of how best to prepare for college, and it Read more about Seven ways middle school families can start planning for high school (and college)[…]

10 ways summer vacation can boost your high school transcript

Ahh, summer vacation. It brings to mind sandy beaches, poolside parties, picnics in the park, camping, and so much more. But for aspiring college students—particularly those in their sophomore and junior years—summer vacation can be more than just fun in the sun with family and friends. In fact, it’s the perfect time to leverage the Read more about 10 ways summer vacation can boost your high school transcript[…]

Which year is most important on a high school transcript?

If you’ve spent much time thinking about high school transcripts, you’ve probably wondered if one particular year of high school is more important than the others. Conventional wisdom used to say the junior year was key to college admissions—and that students could coast across the finish line their senior year with the satisfaction of knowing Read more about Which year is most important on a high school transcript?[…]

Rejected by a college? Here’s what to do next

It’s a scenario no homeschool family wants to face. You and your high school student have done the right thing and applied to a variety of colleges. Next comes the waiting game. And when the letters do eventually trickle in, there is nothing quite like that sinking feeling of getting rejected by one of your Read more about Rejected by a college? Here’s what to do next[…]