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Press Release: Homeschooling for College Credit Nonprofit Status in 2023!

I’m bursting with excitement to announce new big changes this year!

HS4CC 501(c)(3) Nonprofit in 2023

Homeschooling for College Credit 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 in 2020 (pre-COVID) served about 19,000 in our Facebook groups, but today in 2022 we serve 42,000 in those same groups! As an organization, we have enormous leverage to BRING YOU MORE, and that’s exactly what I intend to do! Homeschooling for College Credit is currently the largest non-profit, non-denominational, peer-to-peer homeschool support group in the United States. I have never been more deeply dedicated to helping parents make the most of out of their teen’s high school career than I am today!

Over the past 3 years I’ve worked very hard to do more with less. While I’ve been able to keep us alive, I’ve also had to turn down big opportunities that would have been available to us if we were “officially” a nonprofit organization.

I had the privilege of launching a nonprofit organization once before, but the scope and scale of Homeschooling for College Credit required a lot more expertise than I bring to the table by myself! Nonprofit organizations have complex legal and financial requirements that have to be followed.

It’s been said that if you want to go fast, to go alone, but if you want to go FAR, go together.

In the coming months you’ll see small and large changes. Small changes include things like the new .org extension on our website (don’t worry- your old links will still work) and our name written as “Homeschooling for College Credit,Incorporated” or HS4CC, Inc.” but most of the big changes are happening slowly behind the scenes.

Big changes in 2023 include:

  • Seeking grant funding for large projects.
  • Seeking corporate sponsors for special new programs.
  • Hiring professionals for large-scale projects.
  • Development of multiple Advisory Boards.
  • Announcement of a Board of Directors.
  • Creation of new high-quality resources for our members.
  • Creation of new educational tools to our members.
  • Building new university partnerships for our members.
  • Delivering college credit opporunities for our members.
  • Securing transfer credit partnerships for our members.
  • Creation of our own scholarship program.
  • Website refresh.
  • Applying for 501(c)(3) status

Thank you for your part in the advancement of Homeschooling for College Credit, and I am so excited you’re here for our next chapter.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Cook-DeRosa, M.S., HS4CC Executive Director,

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Pro Tip: Preview Studycom “Assignments”

If your teen is earning college credit through Studycom, they may have nearly finished a course only to find out that they had one or more assignments hidden at the end! That’s not a happy surprise, and that happened to my son this month! In this post, I want to show you how to find those assignments before the class starts, and give you a few tips for getting through them inside of your subscription month.

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You’re Invited! Saturday 11/12/22

Pre-HS4CC & New HS4CC Welcome event! This live questions and answer hour is hosted by Jennifer Cook-DeRosa, executive director of Homeschooling for College Credit. We’ll cover the basics of how earning college credit in high school works, how to select the right type of credit, and how to start earning college credit asap! We’ll have lots of time for your questions at the end too! This is the last welcome event in 2022, so don’t miss this!

This event is free, but registration is required since our meeting capacity is 100.


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Free High School Planner: Outlier Courses

I’m really excited to share my newest Learning Guide with you! This 4-year high school planner is totally free and is for families who like Outlier courses and want to resourcefully plan them into their homeschool. This guide is unofficial, which is to say it is not endorsed by Outlier, but since Outlier courses are one of the few good options for legitimate credit laundering, there is a lot of new information I’m eager to share about how to use these courses. This guide contains 7 different high school plans.

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