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 [...]

We’d love to meet you in person!

By |2019-03-11T11:09:06+00:00March 11th, 2019|Advice, Announcements, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

The Transcript Maker team will be hitting the road in the coming weeks and months to attend a couple of homeschool conventions. If you live in the Southeast, come on out—we’d love to meet you in person! South Carolina Great Homeschool Convention from March 21-23 in Greenville North Carolinians for Home Education “Thrive” Convention from [...]

7 fast facts: Should homeschool students bother applying to an Ivy League school?

By |2019-03-04T09:59:29+00:00March 4th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Ah yes, the prestigious Ivy League—Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Penn, and Yale. Considered to be among the crème de la crème of American universities, these eight private schools rank high on the list of many high school students—including homeschoolers—when it comes to applying to colleges. And what’s not to like? Known for their [...]

How to motivate your students to participate in their own learning

By |2019-02-04T15:42:11+00:00February 4th, 2019|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

As a private school administrator, you wear a lot of hats every day on the job. Depending on your specific role and the size of your school, on any given day you may have to focus on: board relations fundraising financial planning marketing communications and public relations human resources food services transportation issues security challenges [...]

The 7 biggest challenges of homeschooling through high school

By |2019-02-04T15:41:38+00:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]