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Under age 13? CLEP and AP are still options.

The U.S. Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires website operators to obtain parent or guardian consent before collecting personal information from children under 13 years of age. That’s no problem, once you get the form on file, your tween is good to go!

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Posted in GPA, High School, HS4CC, Transcripts

Associate Degree Course

Did you know? We have a new Summer Catalog of HS4CC courses!!

The Summer Catalog is OPEN NOW- August 26,2022.

Featured Course: Associate Degrees in High School

Is it to your teen’s advantage to earn an associate degree in high school? I’ll share the most important factors to consider when you’re trying to decide whether to collect college credit or roll it into a degree before graduation.

The Summer Catalog offers a total of 5 courses, all available through August 26, 2022!

Taught by Jennifer Cook-DeRosa
Posted in Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC

Parent question: When can my teen start earning college credit?

When can a student begin to earn college credit? Some say 9th grade, others day 10th grade … the process seems a bit unclear. Does it depend on whether the student is using the Advanced Placement model, CLEP process, or community college process? Does it depend on what community college the student decides to attend?  How does the student prove they are ready for college classes?  Some schools mention an aptitude test to demonstrate college readiness, while others mention it but are willing to work with the family. This lack of clarity is a deterrent for us. I wish I understood this process better!

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Posted in Community college, Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC, Transcripts

Parent Question: How do I show 2 colleges on our high school transcript?

Can my student be enrolled in two different community colleges? If so, how does this translate to a high school transcript? My goal is to see that, whatever path she chooses, she will be set up for success. 

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Parent Question: Can my daughter study 4 different languages or just 1?

HS4CC parent from Ohio asks “We are trying to plan her foreign language, and she has 4 languages she is interested in, so I am trying to figure out if there is a reason for her to NOT do one language each year and just have a broad familiarity with four languages rather than concentrate on one language.”

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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 High School, Math, Transcripts

Math Success 4 Math Averse

So, if you already feel yourself mounting a reaction to the title, this post isn’t for you.  Like anything you’re good at, you can’t imagine that other people can’t “become” good at it too… if they only had a better attitude, different curriculum, a better teacher, etc.  STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are all the rage – most universities have watched their STEM-majors double in the past few years, so there is a ton of emphasis on not only high school math, but college-level math in high school.  Sure, with 10,000 hours it’s possible to become an expert in anything.  This is not that.

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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 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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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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