A Guide for Homeschooling Through High School

The Home School Legal Defense Association offers a helpful brochure on homeschooling through high school. It offers information on course planning, transcript development, record keeping, SATs and ACTs, and preparing for college, military and life. Available for download: http://www.hslda.org/highschool/HSBrochure.pdf

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DK Find Out – Online Resource for Ages 7 – 11

DKfindout! is an online resource for ages 7-11 featuring topics such as Science, Math, English, History, Geography, and the Human Body. It’s currently a work in progress with more info to be added, but looks to be  fun age-appropriate starting place for learning about new topics. There are also quizzes, fun facts, and videos.   …

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How to Get An Elite Prep-School Education on a Homeschool Budget

Seton Magazine has been running a great series on How to Get an Elite Prep-School Education on a Homeschool Budget: #1 How to Get An Elite Prep-School Education on a Homeschool Budget #2 How Better Writing and Public Speaking Help Students Succeed #3 Why Learning About Courts and Corporations Makes Better Leaders #4 Good Manners …

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Dysgraphia: How to Help Your Child

Dysgraphia causes difficulty in writing (the act of getting thoughts onto the paper), handwriting (legibility) and spelling, and both of my boys have it (those on the Autism spectrum and those with ADD or ADHD can be especially prone to having it, although it is not limited to those two groups). I’ve done enough research …

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Homeschooler’s Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts

Are you a homeschooler who needs to create a portfolio for end of year reporting? Do you have a student starting high school and are wondering how to record high school work in order to create a transcript that colleges or future employers will recognize? Do you have a student who is almost done high …

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Homeschooling Support

Each Friday, my children and I get together with our local Catholic homeschooling group. The children play while the moms pray, vent, exchange ideas, do some spiritual reading, and support each other through whatever challenges or blessings we happen to be experiencing at that moment. I don’t know what I would do without the friendship …

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Libraries – The Homeschooler’s Best Friend

I love libraries. I certainly can’t imagine homeschooling without access to our wonderful library system. Home Education Magazine has a great article up featuring links to various articles about how to make the most of your library system when homeschooling: The Library – Homeschoolers Best Friend

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