About Holly Urbach

Holly Williams Urbach writes and works as a virtual assistant in sunny central Texas. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, doing yoga, and watching Marvel movies with her family.

6 ways to handle personality clashes with your homeschool student

By |2019-12-03T10:01:06-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Homeschooling—we all have a picture in our minds of students eager to learn gathered happily around mom or dad. Many days are that way, but let’s be honest: some days are marked by clashes and conflicts. First of all, try not to take it personally. High school students are in a challenging part of [...]

Cheat sheet: The homeschool transcript jargon you need to know

By |2019-11-19T10:59:29-05:00November 19th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

A search on the topic of high school transcripts reveals abbreviations and terminology that may be unfamiliar and confusing. We've come up with a handy cheat sheet that will help you feel like a pro in your next conversation with other home educators and college admissions counselors. ACT is one of the two most [...]

How many credits does my state require for graduation?

By |2019-11-06T07:55:16-05:00November 6th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

As soon as your child enters 8th grade, questions about homeschooling through high school preoccupy your mind. Some of the biggest questions revolve around high school credits: How many credits does a kid need to graduate? How many are needed for each subject area?  What constitutes a full credit or a half credit?  Who [...]

5 top causes of burnout for homeschool parents

By |2019-10-08T09:58:32-05:00October 8th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

If you’ve been a home educator for any length of time, you know one thing—homeschool burnout is real! Believe me, I know. As a longtime homeschooler since 1993 and the former director of a homeschool enrichment academy, I talk with many parents about the issues that they encounter in homeschooling their children. That’s why [...]

The 7 worst mistakes I made on my high schooler’s transcript

By |2019-09-25T12:20:24-05:00September 25th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Creating a high school transcript is stressful for any homeschool parent. You want to do the best job you can so that your student can get into the college of his or her dreams. But here’s the thing: You have to think like a school administrator and a college admissions officer. That’s asking a [...]

The 7 biggest challenges of homeschooling through high school

By |2019-02-04T15:41:38-05:00February 4th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Standardized tests, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Remember the days when teaching your child took an hour or so a day? The fun of ABCs and 123s, storybooks, and nap time? Most homeschool parents feel pretty confident about their ability to teach their child in the early elementary school years. Then you blink and have a ninth grader on your hands. Your [...]