Is college right for every homeschool student? Eight alternatives to the traditional path

For many students, college is an important step after high school. College can provide training for a specialized career like medicine or law, or an opportunity to study at a deeper level than in high school. But for too many students, college is “just what you do after high school,” and they end up graduating Read more about Is college right for every homeschool student? Eight alternatives to the traditional path[…]

How to make your own homeschool high school diploma

It’s your student’s senior year of high school. You’ve rounded out the last of your curriculum, the college application process is well underway, and your student’s transcript is almost complete. With graduation just around the corner, it’s time to think about one last detail—your student’s diploma. If you haven’t thought much about this detail, don’t Read more about How to make your own homeschool high school diploma[…]

Seven ways middle school families can start planning for high school (and 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 Read more about Seven ways middle school families can start planning for high school (and college)[…]

Here’s how to stress less about college applications

Applying to college—whether you’re a parent or student, it can be hugely stressful. Information overload, looming deadlines, and attempts to submit the perfect application can weigh you down, creating a pressure-cooker of anxiety. Fortunately, there are some ways your family can work together to keep your cool and avoid burnout during this hectic season. We’ll explore Read more about Here’s how to stress less about college applications[…]

When to take the SAT or ACT

Not much in the college admissions process is scarier than taking the SAT or ACT. And no wonder—scoring well on these tests can mean getting accepted into a college of choice or receiving a coveted academic merit scholarship. With so much counting on these tests, your family has probably focused a lot of energy on Read more about When to take the SAT or ACT[…]

How to prevent social media from ruining your high school transcript

You and your student have pulled together all the details of a professional-quality high school transcript—complete with a solid GPA, course history, record of extracurricular activities, and more. You’ve worked together to compile a list of your student’s dream colleges, and it’s time to start sending out applications. But have you taken his or her Read more about How to prevent social media from ruining your high school transcript[…]