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 [...]

Integrity on your homeschool transcript: How to avoid making ethical mistakes

By |2019-10-23T08:26:46-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

By now you’ve probably heard about the massive college admissions scandal earlier this year involving at least 51 people—including 33 wealthy parents of college applicants—who conspired to criminally influence the admissions process and secure places in prestigious universities for their children. Caught up in the web of deception were well-known actresses like Felicity Huffman [...]

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 [...]

Is your 10-year-old ready for college? 7 tips for early enrollment

By |2019-09-16T08:45:47-05:00September 16th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

A 10-year-old from Canton, Ohio is the youngest student enrolled at Stark State College this year. Surprising? Even shocking? Yes. Darryl Elijah Owens, one of 27 students at a nonprofit homeschool organization called Cross Over Academy, enrolled at Stark State when he was 9-years-old. Elijah’s father, Darryl Owens Jr., is the administrator and founder [...]

Transcript basics: Where to go from here

By |2019-08-27T08:31:11-05:00August 27th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

This is the final part in our 6-part series on the basics of homeschool transcripts. Read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5. By now we’ve reached the end of our whirlwind tour through building a homeschool transcript. Congratulations! The next big question: Where do you go from here? [...]