Posted in Curriculum, GPA, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC, Transcripts, Transfer Credit

Parent Question: Can I leave an “F” off their transcript?

HS4CC parent asks “I have a question about Fs on a transcript. My kids are with a virtual charter and last year, they both struggled so much with online coursework that now we have some grades to recover. I’m wondering if it would be possible to expunge those grades after the credit is recovered...(continues)

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Posted in Curriculum

Upcoming Information Session: GLOBAL SCHOLARS

I’m happy to share an upcoming event with our community. On April 25th at 6:00pm EST we will host a Global Scholars Diploma Information Session. Global Scholars Diploma *used to be* limited to our Ohio families, but now they have expanded onto an online format! If your teen is interested in climate change, immigration, human trafficking, or food security, I think you’ll be interested in this cool opportunity. Potential 2 high school credits.

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Upcoming Information Session: GLOBAL SCHOLARS

I’m happy to share an upcoming event with our community. On April 25th at 6:00pm EST we will host a Global Scholars Diploma Information Session. Global Scholars Diploma *used to be* limited to our Ohio families, but now they have expanded onto an online format! If your teen is interested in climate change, immigration, human trafficking, or food security, I think you’ll be interested in this cool opportunity. Potential 2 high school credits.

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Posted in Community college, Curriculum, High School, HS4CC

Not Ready Academically: CE Classes

As I read the HS4CC 2022 Annual Parent’s Survey, I was surprised that so many parents listed “not ready academically” among their reasons for not adding college credit into their homeschool program. I think that most parents over-estimate where their kids need to be before jumping in – there are all types of college credit options for kids of every level. In today’s post, I want to highlight one strategy I used with my youngest who was not ready academically but wanted to take classes.

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Posted in CLEP, Curriculum, High School, HS4CC

This Week: Match CLEP to HS Classes

I’m teaching a fun new class this week that I know you’ll love. It’s called “Matching CLEP Exams to your High School Classes” and it’s going to be held live on Zoom. We’ll look at how specific high school subjects and classes match up with various CLEP exams so you can plan your teen’s schedule. Details below.

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Posted in Big 3, College Majors, Curriculum, HS4CC

Parent Question: My daughter is interested in ethnobotany, herbalism, Chinese medicine. Do you happen to know of anywhere offering anything along those lines?

Yes! I have some suggestions for high school and college options.

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Posted in Curriculum, High School, HS4CC

Dual Enrollment: Genetics

A parent contacted me today asking for help locating a dual enrollment course in Genetics. That’s a little outside the ordinary, so after spending more than an hour digging (and I know where to look) I compiled only a tiny list. Anything that’s this hard to find deserves a post, so I’m happy to share my results with all of you!

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Posted in Curriculum, Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC

Parent question: How can I teach my son to keep up with all the reading in his dual enrollment class?

Do you have any recommendations for a speed-reading class? My dual-enrolled son is struggling to keep up with the reading for one college class. Realizing we’re going to have to improve in this area if he’s going to head to college and take 5-6 classes/semester.

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Posted in CLEP, Curriculum, High School, HS4CC

A New Class! Match CLEP to HS Classes

I’m teaching a fun new class next month that I know you’ll love. It’s called “Matching CLEP Exams to your High School Classes” and it’s going to be held live on Zoom. We’ll look at how specific high school subjects and classes match up with various CLEP exams so you can resourcefully plan your teen’s schedule. Details below.

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Posted in Career Planning, Common Sense College Planning, Curriculum, Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, HS4CC, Transfer Credit

Playing the Odds

Earning college credit before you’ve picked out a college or are several years away from enrollment feels like a gamble, but most types of college credit can be sorted by risk level, and a when you follow a few basic guidelines you can get very close to navigating with confidence!

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Posted in ACE, Big 3, Curriculum, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC, Pro Tip, Self-Paced Learning, Sophia

Pro Tip: Sophia like a Boss

Did you know that if you don’t have a current subscription with Sophia you can still start working on the homework? Did you know you can work at your own pace while still only paying $99 for your class? In the HS4CC inactive account strategy, you’ll learn how to make the most of your enrollment period.

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Posted in Curriculum, Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC

What HS4CC Parents Need to Know About K-12 Book Bans

Context for this post is that Inside Higher Education’s feature story today presents the book ban controversy, and shares some reactions from The College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP, CLEP) as well as university professors. There are nuances to this topic that you need to know about so you can make an informed decision.

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Posted in Career Planning, Curriculum, High School, Self-Paced Learning

Getting Ready for Work?

If you’re looking for a low-stress elective this semester, I have a perfect course for your teen. This Career Planning & Preparation course will teach them to write a resume and cover letter, understand the interview process, and get them polished and ready to land that summer job!

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Posted in Curriculum, Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC, Resources

Replacing a High School Class with a College Class: Match-up Guide

Does College Algebra replace high school algebra 2? Can you use CLEP to replace American Literature? In this post, you’ll learn which dual enrollment college class will replace your high school classes.

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Posted in Curriculum, High School, HS4CC

Parent Question: Can you advise me on science courses for 9th grade girl who would like to become a medical doctor?

Sure, great question! High school science should prepare her for college science that she’ll need. Her college science sequence will be: General Biology 1 & 2 with Lab, General Chemistry 1 & 2 with Lab, General Physics 1 & 2 with Lab, and Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry – 2 semesters- with Lab. This set is commonly called “premed” and is not going to be easy.

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