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HOMESCHOOLERS AND COLLEGES PART 1 (They Really Want You)

For some homeschooling families, thinking ahead to college may be a huge concern that can often lead to great anxiety and in some cases, abandoning the home educated course that was set from the beginning. The thought of “not getting it all”, an inadequate transcript or fear of standardized tests can all seem very daunting. […]

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Count Down to the “New” SAT

The cloud of mystery that surrounds the new SAT has finally begun to lift after the College Board announced some changes that they want to implement in Spring 2016. These changes are still said to be based on The Common Core Standards. Fortunately for students no matter changes incur the SAT will remain “standardized”. This […]

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Don’t Fear The “Changes” To The SAT

The College Board announced some changes that they want to implement in a couple of years. (Spring 2016.) This is going to be based on The Common Core Standards. But fortunately, the CC has not been adopted by all states or most private or homeschoolers and many states are now backing out which means a […]

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Learning in Deed: The Power of Community Service

Community service can be a powerful way for students to apply their academic disciplines to the real world. It doesn’t compete in importance with a student’s education, but it can validate and solidify it. When young people are actively involved by using their knowledge in service, they will stretch themselves and grow individually as they […]

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Part two: Paying for school

By Josh Burk Money should NOT be a consideration. Top universities across the nation have adopted a zero-loan policy for students who qualify for financial aid. Schools like Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Dartmouth, Columbia, Yale, Cornell, and MIT create financial aid packages for needy students that allow virtually no debt after graduation! Generally speaking, if your […]

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Part One: Is college a prerequisite for success?

By Josh Burk In our modern day, does your child need a college degree to become President of the United States? Short answer: probably yes. Just look at our last election to find both nominees –Mitt Romney and Barack Obama—Harvard alumni. That’s not to mention the Yale connections of the Bush and Clinton families. Now, […]

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The Gift of Reading

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t still give your students meaningful gifts. In fact, bestowing the love of reading is a gift that can be given at anytime. A good book can take your children anywhere: Within a matter of pages your students can be exploring ancient Egypt, sailing on the Mayflower, […]

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It’s Not too Late

The college application process can be a lengthy endeavor. Many high school students become anxious over the amount of work required for applying for the colleges of their choices. To make matters more difficult, students are advised to apply to several different colleges to ensure acceptance into at least one of their school choices. This […]

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New Years Resolution- Communicate Better

According to Mary Poppins, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is what you say when you don’t know what to say. Being at a loss for words is a common problem, but what if you always knew exactly what to say? Effective communication is possibly the most important skill a student can learn. It literally lasts a life time and […]

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Rest makes for a Merry Christmas

It’s 3 days until Christmas and students everywhere are trying to make the most of their holiday breaks. Some are catching up on sleep, some are dashing to finish last minute shopping, while others are just trying to get as much time in with friends and family. The end of December brings a reprieve from […]

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