Do you love learning? When someone asks me that question, I always say yes. Actually, it’s more like YES! But over the past weeks I’ve started a new job, and it suddenly hit me that I don’t love learning- what I love is knowing. Continue reading “Learning is Hard”
You’ll read about teens finishing 1, 2, 3, or even 4 years of college in high school, but how does everyone go so fast? The traditional college student takes 6 years to earn a degree, so what’s going on? Continue reading “How does everyone go so FAST?”
This is a great list of 7 free or inexpensive curriculum options for your teen to learn to code. As always, you’ll award high school credit for their homeschool work. Separately, they can earn college credit if they take the AP Computer Science Exam. (info follows) Since you can’t call your homeschool curriculum “AP” without approval, it’s ok to just list the courses they take on their high school transcript. You can even designate it as “honors” to indicate a rigorous program. Continue reading “Learn to Code: Get College Credit”
Some great news from ACE, it looks like we will no longer have to pay $20 for our transcripts! They’ve announced this change with the following press release:
Thank you ACE for helping us keep college affordable!
This is a quick announcement to say that I accidentally deleted the video How to Create an ACE Account for your Teen. This happened when I deleted an old Youtube Account that I thought was empty – it wasn’t, that video was hosted there. Thank you for your patience, I’ll record a new one very soon.
Are you trying to decide between CLEP or dual enrollment? It’s a huge decision and highly stressful for most parents. It all comes down to 3 basic questions. Continue reading “Push the Button!”
CLEP can be a fantastic addition to any homeschool program. For students that want to earn a lot of inexpensive college credit in high school, CLEP edges out dual enrollment and Advanced Placement. In order to successfully plan multiple CLEP exams into your student’s homeschool program, you’ll need to understand the depth of knowledge needed to be successful. Through my homeschooling journey, I’ve found that CLEP exams tend to represent one of two exam types: Continue reading “Homeschool Subjects & CLEP”
The college tuition funding nut is a tough one to crack. You could be super rich with a fully stocked college fund for all of your kids (yeah!) or you could be like me, trying to cash flow college for 4 kids on 1 income. If you’re somewhere in the middle, you might be considering student loans- but what if your teen attends a college that doesn’t allow student loans? Can that help you or hurt you? Continue reading “Colleges That Don’t Allow Student Loans”
When I took my first CLEP exam, I felt pretty comfortable with the process and didn’t immediately see any reason to consider other brands like DSST. It wasn’t long before I realized the limits of brand loyalty and soon branched out to add several DSST exams to my scheduled. Continue reading “Compare CLEP vs DSST”
Good morning Homeschooling for College Credit! I’m super excited to share that Sophia has given us a fantastic coupon code! This is their best deal which is 3 courses for $297. How to best use this code in your homeschool, see deal ideas below. Code: HS4CCSOPHIA