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Bella’s Graduation Story


With gratitude, I’d like to thank our HS4CC Military Facebook Group Moderator Jennifer Tillson, for sharing each and every wonderful detail of her daughter’s classes and cost breakdown for her homeschooling program and graduation! Bella’s story is an example of how one mom followed her daughter’s gifts and talents and went all in. I know you’ll enjoy reading this as much as I have!

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January Celebration!

It’s that time of the month and we want to hear your wins!  Did your teen earn college credit this month?  Did they do something cool? Did they graduate?  Share below so we can celebrate with you!

MEMORIES FROM LAST YEAR (January 2021)

“My oldest passed the Information Systems CLEP with a 63 this month. 🎉” – Mandi H.

“My 14 yo daughter just passed her 5th CLEP exam! She’s a total of 28 college credits to start her dual enrollment in the Fall. She’s planning to take 3 more CLEP exams (10 credit units) before she starts her DE at CPCC. 🎉 Thanks to the Homeschooling for College Credit group for all the help!” -Hema C.

“My 13 year old completed another ACE class this month for a total of 37 credits (18 credits via CLEPS, 7 credits vis online college classes, the rest ACE credits). 🎉” -Kali P.

“My daughter completed 21 ACE credits and found a college willing to take them. We started the process a year ago thanks to Jennifer and this group she will graduate in May with her A.A. Degree and 80 credits. Hopefully, we CLEP the last few for transfer of 90 credits.” -KM White

“My 12 year old finished College Algebra at ASU with a 93!!!” -Galia K.

“Thanks to you, my daughters have 21 and 27 credits respectively since starting in October!” -Lisa C.

“My 10th grader successfully completed her first 3 college courses with 3.8, 3.9, 3.9 grades! And has started 3 new courses this semester! We sat down tonight to plan for fall classes and realized she’ll be at least 2/3 finished with her bachelors degree when she graduates high school!” -Nicole W.

“My 8th & 9th grader have: 54 ACE credits generals & electives, 1 Upper Division ACE. After these last 2 Sophia classes they have hit all required generals for the degree they are going for. The goal they have for the rest of the year: 66 generals/electives, 24 upper division through study. We school all year. They do 2 hours a day. (Sometimes a little longer if writing a paper)” -Anna S.


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2021 Celebration!!

It has been an AMAZING year at Homeschooling for College Credit! This community has collectively earned thousands of college credits in 2021!!! Did your teen earn college credit in 2021? Add it up and share below- let us celebrate with you!

Joshua’s Story: Master’s Degree up Next

Iron sharpens iron, and in today’s post, I want to feature a family that took resourceful high school planning seriously, and just knocked it out of the park. He took his first CLEP exam at age 12 and has started his Master’s degree. His mom shares how they did it.

Hannah’s Story: Bachelor’s Degree at 18

As the school year comes to an end, our normal monthly celebrations are not only including college credit celebrations, but GRADUATION stories too! Hannah Joy from Florida sent me her Homeschooling for College Credit graduation story, and while she gave me permission to cut and trim, I decided that each and every word she wrote […]

Wyatt’s Story: It wasn’t easy getting this kid graduated!

I’m thankful when parents send me their stories, and I’m especially thankful when they are honest and transparent with the CHALLENGES they’ve encountered along the way. It is especially important to acknowledge that earning college credit can be hard work, but finishing a degree (in high school no less) is exceptionally hard! I hope you’ll […]

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Double Celebration!

Our HS4CC Georgia moderator Ann is also one of our Arizona State University experts! As we celebrate her son’s graduation today, ASU took the time to celebrate and acknowledge homeschooling parents! It’s a double celebration. HS4CC is super proud to be a partner with ASU and they continue to go above and beyond in extending resources and benefits to our homeschooling community.

“ASU prides itself on inclusiveness. At this afternoon’s commencement, all teachers were honored, specifically including home school teachers! At previous graduations, I felt very self-conscious standing when teachers were honored. ASU made me feel right at home! There were a tremendous number of first-generation grads and a large number of veterans at the undergrad event. My son below had his start with ASU with these Universal Learner classes and has a job in his chosen field that starts Friday. We are super proud of him!” -Ann Dorminy, Moderator for HS4CC Georgia and ASU Course Group

Watch the ASU Information Session to learn more about how your teen can earn college credit with ASU.

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Celebrate November

I’m thankful for the opportunity to provide a platform where we can each celebrate our teen’s accomplishments and encourage and support each other. This community celebrates achievement each month. If your teen earned college credit or hit some other educational goal this month, please share below so we can celebrate with you!

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Wyatt’s Story: It wasn’t easy getting this kid graduated!

I’m thankful when parents send me their stories, and I’m especially thankful when they are honest and transparent with the CHALLENGES they’ve encountered along the way. It is especially important to acknowledge that earning college credit can be hard work, but finishing a degree (in high school no less) is exceptionally hard! I hope you’ll read this young man’s Homeschooling for College Credit journey. He just graduated! Thanks to his mom Jamie G. for allowing me to share it with you!

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Mary Margaret’s Story: 100 Credits and Counting

I want to introduce you to a rising 12th grader named Mary Margaret. I met her mom before COVID, back when my local public library allowed me to give free college workshops to the homeschool community in person. Since my audience is typically only adults, it’s always a pleasant surprise to meet a teen, but I had no idea…

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June Celebration!

It’s that time of the month and we want to hear your wins!  Did your teen earn college credit this month?  Did they do something cool? Did they graduate?  Share below so we can celebrate with you!

Celebration posts on our Facebook page

LAST JUNE (2020)

“Graduation was Friday 😊and😔 She’s earned 12 more credits through Sofia in the last two weeks” -Amber

“My son passed the Biology and Western Civ 1 CLEP. He also earned 12 credits through Sophia. My other son earned 5 credits of Chemistry through dual enrollment and 6 credits through Sophia.😊” -Shelley

“My son passed History of the Soviet Union DSST, and 6 credits through Sophia.” -Amy

“Daughter passed History of the Soviet Union and was accepted to Excelsior College.” -Nicole

“My 19 year old daughter is headed toward the finish line for her bachelors at TESU. She only has to do the info Lit course, the Capstone, and one UExcel (we had to wait for the test center to open). She’s been taking CLEP tests since she was 12 (not focusing exclusively on earning credit) so this is an exciting milestone for her. In June she did 3 Sophia courses to fill in her last electives. Both of my 14 year old boys – one homeschooled, one private schooled- have been diligently working through Sophia (they’re only required to do one hour per day in summer). One finished Conflict Resolution and one finished Intro to computers.” -Courtney

“Our sweet girl passed the College Math CLEP with the highest score she ever had on a CLEP exam. She dislikes math & and with dual enrollment would have had to take a math class this fall to continue. She was so happy and relieved. Praise the Lord! 🙂” -Heike

“My senior finished dual enrollment Spanish for high school on Friday, and started “regular” college on Monday… as a sophomore.👩🏼‍🎓” -Denise

“I finished 6 credits through Sophia this past month and started another 9!!” -Kaitlyn

“My 13 year old earned 7 credits through Sophia and is almost finished with his first actual college course through ASU, astronomy, which is 4cr. He will start 8th grade with potential 19-26 college credits (I am guessing he will end up somewhere that doesn’t accept Sophia, but it was a great learning experience and prep for future classes)!I have earned 40 credits through Sophia this summer so far and am only waiting on my second to last grade to come in for Eng Comp 2, then a revision then my lower level credits are finished (minus one intro class taken through the college that I am waiting on)! I am also working on two UL classes right now. Hoping to get my BS finally in my 40-41st year!” -Kali

“Biology CLEP & a Sophia Class passed. Yay for 7 more credits!” -Deana

“My 13 years old will take his first proctored exam with Studycom, Math 101” -Isabelle

“16-year-old: Passed the Intro to Psychology CLEP and is halfway through Government through DE.14-year-old: Passed the Government CLEP is is halfway through DE Comp I. He completed the Sophia and Modern States History classes and is preparing to CLEP US History I. (We used Sophia to prepare for CLEP since it is questionable whether his target school will accept Sophia.)DH passed his CCNA exam. It’s a monster of an exam and is great for his career.” -Mandi

“My 13yo finished Oral Communications from Sophia, Pre-calc from ASU and passed her College Comp CLEP test. 12 credits this month bringing her total to 42 credit hours” -Lindsay

“My 16 year old finished her (thank goodness she took it at home) ASU Sociology class with an A. One less annoying general ed class out of the way! She has 19 hours now!” -Ann

“My 16yr old has finished 62 college credits from Sophia since March, and is on track to finish all 80 by the end of July.” -Amber

“My 16 year old finished up another semester and is now a senior at university with 93 credits complete. He is taking 6 more credits this summer. My 14 year old finished another Sophia class in June, bringing his total up to 15 credits through Sophia. He just made a 95 on his Human Origins midterm through ASU.” -Rachel

“My 14 year-old son passed College Composition last week. He has a total of 3 CLEP tests thus far. One more CLEP has been scheduled at the end of July (Analyzing and Interpreting Literature.) Please advice on what best to prepare for this CLEP test. We have used Modern State, REA and DVD from The Great courses.” -Mimi