About David Bass

Content marketer, author, and homeschool graduate.

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 [...]

4 online marketing opportunities that schools often overlook

By |2018-10-15T08:15:04+00:00October 11th, 2018|General Interest|

We get it—marketing your school is probably the last thing on your mind. You’re a busy administrator tackling dozens of other priorities before 8am even rolls around each weekday morning. What’s more, you probably already have a strong community of families and students in your school. So why pay much attention to marketing? In the [...]

How Transcript Maker helped Orion High School save time and money

By |2018-09-25T08:12:42+00:00September 25th, 2018|Administration, Advice, Budget Management Tips for Small Private or Alternative Schools, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

Around 11 years ago, Dr. Joseph Gallegos had a vision to provide opportunities for unique students—those who didn’t finish high school and needed other options. That led to the launch of the fully accredited online school Orion High School in 2008.  Right out of the gate, Dr. Gallegos knew he had a problem. Creating high-school transcripts in house was time-consuming and [...]

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 [...]