5 top causes of burnout for homeschool parents

By |2019-10-08T09:58:32-04:00October 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 |2019-09-25T12:20:24-04:00September 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 |2019-09-16T08:45:47-04:00September 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 |2019-08-27T08:31:11-04:00August 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? [...]

Transcript basics: How to get formatting right for your transcript

By |2019-08-22T08:37:06-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

This is the fifth part in our 6-part series on the basics of homeschool transcripts. Read part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Aside from the actual content of your transcript—the record of success for your student—there is no more important goal than making the final product look professional. Think [...]

Transcript basics: How to level up your homeschool transcript with tests and extracurricular activities

By |2019-08-22T08:35:25-04:00August 15th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Standardized tests, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

This is the third part of our 6-part series on the basics of homeschool transcripts. Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. Now that you’ve got the basic building blocks of your homeschool transcript down, it’s time to think about standardized tests and extracurricular activities. These are two often-overlooked aspects of [...]