About David Bass

Content marketer, author, and homeschool graduate.

Top job-hunting mistakes that homeschool grads make

By |2018-03-17T10:55:27+00:00February 26th, 2018|Advice, General Interest|

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 [...]

One simple trick for saving time and money in college

By |2017-12-05T07:50:37+00:00December 5th, 2017|Advice, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

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, [...]

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

By |2017-10-04T14:31:12+00:00August 8th, 2017|Advice, High school transcripts, Preparing for 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 [...]

10 ways summer vacation can boost your high school transcript

By |2017-10-04T14:44:08+00:00May 16th, 2017|Advice, General Interest, High school transcripts, Preparing for college|

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 [...]

Which year is most important on a high school transcript?

By |2018-07-10T18:17:00+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Advice, General Interest, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Transcripts 101|

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 [...]