7 ways to manage your stress as a high school administrator

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 Read more about 7 ways to manage your stress as a high school administrator[…]

How Transcript Maker helped Orion High School save time and money

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 Read more about How Transcript Maker helped Orion High School save time and money[…]

8 ways to do a better job communicating with parents in your school

Working as a private school administrator requires you to play multiple roles and perform a myriad of time-consuming tasks—one of which is to communicate with parents in person, over the phone, and via email (or other platforms like social media). It’s easy for effective administrator-to-parent communication to slip through the cracks, but keeping your students’ Read more about 8 ways to do a better job communicating with parents in your school[…]

7 reasons why your school needs enrichment programs

Does your school offer enrichment programs? If you haven’t considered them before, now is a great time. Enrichment programs can not only change the entire course of a student’s life, but they can attract more families to your school and build your reputation in the community. Put simply, a generous enrichment program can improve all Read more about 7 reasons why your school needs enrichment programs[…]

The ultimate homeschool guide to paying for college

This is a milestone year for my family—2018 is the last full year the four of us will all be living together since my oldest son will be heading off to college next year. And as I savor these remaining months with him, the realization that he soon will be leaving home and launching out Read more about The ultimate homeschool guide to paying for college[…]

Should I use a 4.00 or 4.33 GPA on my transcript?

Our team frequently gets questions from homeschool families regarding grade point averages. One of the most common is, “What’s the difference between a 4.00 and 4.33 grade point average, and which one should I use on my student’s transcript?” In today’s blog post, we’ll demystify the process of picking between these two scales! First, here’s Read more about Should I use a 4.00 or 4.33 GPA on my transcript?[…]