The next Live HS4CC Q&A with Jennifer will be on June 9th from 2:30 pm-3:30pm EST. Get answers to your questions about homeschooling, high school, college credit, CLEP, dual enrollment, planning, scheduling, and more! This is an “ask anything” event and is always well-attended. The event is free but since space is limited we require registration. This event is not recorded.
You are invited to Live HS4CC Q&A with Jennifer. When: June 9, 2023 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Studycom has a homeschool scholarship (plus a few others shared below) worth $1,000 each. Noteworthy is also the “undergraduate” award for those pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree – if you’re using Study, be sure to apply for everything you’re eligible for!
“Which college classes should my high school student should take?” and “How can I make sure they will transfer later?” are the two top questions I answer in emails or our many Facebook groups. College credit in high school is rarely guaranteed to transfer, but if you use the same filters I use when picking classes, I can get you really, really, really close to a perfect and seamless transfer experience.
Homeschooling for College Credit (HS4CC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and advancing access to postsecondary education for homeschooling families through resourceful high school planning.
Homeschooling for College Credit is led by a team of 55 volunteers who selflessly serve our mission.
Jennifer Cook-DeRosa founded the organization in 2012 and serves as the organization’s Executive Director (also a volunteer position).
The majority of our resources and support are provided to the public without registration, membership, application, or payment. Most of the free resources you enjoy require a cost on our end. As a result, some of our resources carry a cost. 100% of the funds we charge for a class, workshop, guide, printable, download, etc. are used to fund the organization.
Remedial education is a controversial topic, but since remedial math doesn’t come into play until after high school, it’s a topic we don’t often discuss. Special thank you to HS4CC Illinois moderator Amy B. for catching this fantastic story about how New York took the time to ask whether or not remedial algebra was a good idea. The answer is shocking.
Sharing from my inbox. We have a handful of families who have told me they love this program. I am happy to report that they have given HS4CC a coupon for 20% off, so if you’re planning to take a class, be sure to get your discount. CODE: HS4CC
“The July semester is getting ready to start. These online statistics and data science courses are ones you’ll need for your degree.
Special thank you to Whitney in North Carolina for sharing her daughter’s HS4CC story! She finished 2 years of college in high school using dual enrollment and is off to the University of Alabama with a full ride scholarship! This mom actually slowed her daughter down a bit. You’re going to love this story!
In 2023, nearly 50% of all students who start college won’t EVER finish a degree, that’s terrible odds. While there aren’t any guarantees, there are 3 things you can do right now to improve your teen’s chances.
The HS4CC Transcript Course thoroughly addresses each crucial element involved in crafting a polished high school transcript, which can be confidently submitted to any college. This course goes beyond simply providing guidance on how to “fill in the blanks”; it offers a comprehensive insight into the reasoning behind the significance of each component.
This is a great question for anyone planning their teen’s first credits this coming year. You’ll get advice making arguments on both sides, but my advice is to ask a different question. Rather than asking about where it will fit on a high school plan, my question to you is which subject can we choose for your daughter that gives her a one-hundred-percent chance of success? THAT is the class we want to choose first.
Does a student pursuing performing arts need a college degree? And if so, how can you get the best return on your investment? College degrees are very expensive, and a performing arts degrees can cost even more when students attend specialty colleges- I wondered if it was worth it. As you may know, asking someone whether it’s “worth it” is a loaded question.
I stumbled on this program last week and want to share them with you! Music courses for college credit can be hard to find, and these are taught by Grammy Award winners James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson. The program is mainly in person, but they offer 6 online courses, all ACE evaluated for 1 college credit each: Music Production, Songwriting, Music Business, Artist Branding, Mixing, and Engineering.
If your teen is considering cosmetology school, or just has a passion for beauty, I’ve created this 1 credit high school course for your homeschool using 2 great resources, one of them free. This is a good online learning option for your homeschool curriculum that work for high school credit.
Welcome to Advising 101. In this series, I’m highlighting a key concept that will help YOU become your teen’s best high school guidance counselor. Institutional challenge exams may seem like a good alternative to AP, CLEP, or DSST, but there are a few things you need to know.
Thank you to a HS4CC parent Melissa for this Facebook tag! 58 college credits for $2699 is a shining example of resourceful high school planning and example of how to cut the cost of a bachelor’s degree in half before you set foot on campus. I love stories like this, congratulations to this family. This young man is off to a strong head start. (Love the HS4CC honor cord!)
“Thank you, Jennifer Cook DeRosa & all of the knowledgeable parents in your groups for getting us here! He’ll be attending Old Dominion University in the fall & hopefully med school in a couple of years!”
Iposted last month about Sophia’s new partnership with Labster and their transition to Augmented Reality science labs. If you’re like me an have questions about how this tech works (does it work?) for students learning lab science virtually, they are hosting a webinar to address this very topic! Details below.
“Now that grades are coming in, I’m worried about the C my son earned in Precalculus. Can a parent chose not to report it on the high school transcript? How does the school he/she is applying to know?”
College on the Cheap, hosted by Jennifer Cook-DeRosa and Shelley Cloutier (Homeschooling for College Credit leadership) are masters at finding ways to cash-flow expensive college degrees for pennies. Every degree at every college can be made cheaper when you use creativity. In this new episode, we’ll teach you a creative way your teen can earn their associates or bachelor’s degrees (for free) while working part time at Walmart- seriously. You’ve got to hear this!
As some of your homeschooled teens approach high school graduation, I thought they might enjoy a commencement speech to remember. First Lady Michelle Obama’s powerful commencement address to 2015 graduates of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. Tuskegee University is a HBCU founded in 1881 with deep historical significance, and her speech is especially inspirational for young women. Look for many in the coming weeks.
Thank you to HS4CC parent Pam S. for sharing her daughter’s happy HS4CC celebration story! We are so proud of her smart and resourceful high school planning! Read her story below.
“On May 1st, a day before her 17th birthday, Ella, our youngest daughter, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA, earning her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Southern New Hampshire University. This Fall, Ella will pursue her Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, which she should earn the week she turns 19.
Each year I ask our membership to share a bit about their HS4CC journey. The 2023 results are posted below. Thank you for taking the time to share your progress, challenges, and experiences with me! I always look forward to this annual survey and use this data to help me plan for the coming months.
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