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 ways to serve students with special needs at your school

By |2018-12-11T08:58:47+00:00December 11th, 2018|Administration, Advice, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Tips for high school|

How can your private school serve students with special needs? Especially operating on a modest budget with a small staff? Both good questions that we’ll address in this blog post! While private schools aren’t required to provide special education programs or services, you should have some understanding of how to accommodate these students, what types [...]

How Transcript Maker helped my son win an ROTC scholarship

By |2019-01-19T15:10:45+00:00December 4th, 2018|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Angie Spitzer is a homeschool mom of three boys. She discovered Transcript Maker several years ago after her son began competing for a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship. We caught up with Angie to get her story! How’d you hear about Transcript Maker? My oldest son was in 8th grade and I was starting [...]

How to help your high school students think critically

By |2018-12-09T11:39:09+00:00November 27th, 2018|Administration, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

What’s one skill set that applies to any area of life, including any career? The answer is skillful critical thinking! Critical thinking can help students hypothetically “remove themselves” from a situation in order to be more objective and see things from other viewpoints. As a critical thinker, a student is self-aware as well as others [...]

5 traits of the best online high schools

By |2018-11-15T06:30:32+00:00November 15th, 2018|Advice, Budget Management Tips for Small Private or Alternative Schools, High school transcripts, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Tips for high school|

As school administrators know all too well, the education marketplace in America is increasingly competitive. Today, parents and students can choose from a long list of options including traditional public schools, charter schools, private schools, homeschooling, and even online schools to best meet their child’s unique needs and career goals. With so many choices available, [...]

7 ways to manage your stress as a high school administrator

By |2018-10-30T09:08:23+00:00October 30th, 2018|Advice, Tips for high school|

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 [...]