Our organization is fueled by the hard work and commitment of our volunteer team. Collectively, we have over 1,000 YEARS of HS4CC experience! Wait- check that…. 50 times 20 carry the one…. yep! 1,000 years! We are a neutral third party dedicated to helping you discern valuable from less valuable information derived from colleges businesses, and the internet.
We help you in 4 primary ways.
- You need a neutral third party to help you plan. When you ask questions, where you ask that question is important. Asking a question to a company that hopes to sell you a product or of a college hoping to secure your enrollment, means you’re not getting advice, you’re getting a pitch. HS4CC was started to help parents make independent choices – we answer questions all day every day through our 60 Facebook groups. For those who want to have a private conversation, a consultation may be scheduled.
- Sometimes, parents want specific help. Our groups are an amazing opportunity to get the help and advice from many people. If your situation is complex, specific, involves private aspects that may change what kind of answer would normally be true, our consultants can help. We also know that sometimes a one hour phone call is worth dozens of hours of random online research.
- Most of our experts have been with HS4CC for over 5 years and have graduated at least one student with loads of college credit. In order to qualify as a consultant, one must have served and be serving as an active HS4CC volunteer. Our team are experienced, servant-oriented, and highly skilled. You have likely already met your consultant since they lead our Facebook groups.
- Volunteer vs working. If we answer a question that benefits the community (public) we always serve as a volunteer. Our moderators volunteer 10-20 hours per week all year long helping the homeschool community as a whole. This strong service model is how we can help 50,000+ people each year! When we take the conversation private, or do work and research for one person separate from serving the community, that is no longer a volunteer situation, it’s working for a specific person one on one, and that switches over to help for hire. HS4CC is privileged to provide a platform that gives a talented homeschooling experts a small stipend for their work and service.
Some of the big areas our team can help you with include:
- High School Plan: When homeschooling, it’s essential to create a well-structured high school plan that aligns with your academic goals and interests. Consider the subjects you want to study, the curriculum you’ll follow, and any extracurricular activities or projects you’d like to pursue.
- College Credit Options: Once you have a high school plan, where does college credit fit in? Homeschooled students have various options to earn college credits while in high school. Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Dual Enrollment, and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams are some common ways to earn college credit. Comparing the options is a valuable part of what we do.
- Transcripts and Documentation: Keeping thorough and well-organized records of your homeschooling activities, coursework, and achievements is crucial. These transcripts will be essential when applying to colleges or seeking credit for your courses. Knowing how to present high school and college credit properly assures your teen’s academic record presents their accomplishments in the best light.
- College Comparisons: Making the most of your teen’s college credit is no easy task, especially if you’re trying to choose a college that gives you the highest amount of credit. If you’re trying to compare a few colleges, we can help you evaluate the differences and how your credit is projected to be applied.