HS4CC videos to help you become your teen’s best guidance counselor!


Section 1: Welcome

Homeschooling for College Credit 101 The first video you should watch! Learn the ways your teen can earn college credit and how you can bring college credit into any homeschooling program. Watch Now

Night of Encouragement Hear first hand stories of how average families have used college credit in their homeschools to save significate amounts of time and money . You’ll meet a mother whose teen will graduate high school with his high school diploma and associate degree. A father of 6 who is determined to get all kids through college without student loans, and a 10th grade teen who shares what it’s like to earn college credit at home. Watch Now


Section 2: Dual Enrollment

Affordable Dual Enrollment Spring 2022 Edition We’ll look at my 3 top secular, and 3 top Christian dual enrollment options for this year. These college programs are open to families from any state and the courses are offered fully online. Your teen can enroll and then later send these credits to their target college. Watch Now

Arizona State University Universal Learner A complete soup-to-nuts workshop that explains the program, how it works, how to use it in your homeschool, how to send the classes to your teen’s target university later, and how to complete a degree at ASU if you choose. HS4CC and ASU formed a partnership (non-financial) with ASU to assure our community has priority support using this program. We have a lot of parents and teens using this program, and have a very educated team of volunteer experts to help you. Watch Now


Section 3: Credit by Exam

CLEP 101 The Basics What is CLEP and how can you use it in your homeschool? We’ll explore how your teen can get college credit for knowledge they’re already learning through your homeschool curriculum. Testing out of a college class saves significant time and money later when they attend college. Best of all, they can take CLEP exams for free when they use the Modern States voucher program. Watch Now

Look up a CLEP Policy Come with me as I take you to a college website and we’ll look up their CLEP (and DSST) policy. I’ll show you what to look for, how to find an acceptance list, how to understand whether or not the CLEP can be credit laundered, and how to match up the exams to your degree. Watch Now

Compare CLEP, AP, and DE In this session we’ll compare 15 big differences between CLEP, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment. There is no “best” option, it really depends on your teen and their goals. This comparison will help you make the best decision for your family. Watch Now

Planning Your 1st CLEP We’ll discuss the important considerations that go into choosing your teen’s first CLEP exam, how to get ready, and what you can expect on the big day. Watch Now

Match your CLEP to High School Courses We’ll look at how to filter through the list of CLEP exams to find the right ones for your homeschool. From there, you’ll learn how to match up the content of exams to the content of your curriculum and fill any deficiencies. Watch Now

Maximum CLEP in High School Sure you can just take an exam or two, but if you resourcefully plan CLEP exams that line up well with several of your high school subjects, your teen can test out of 2+ years of college using CLEP! We’ll explore this strategy and how to make the most of your teen’s high school curriculum by brining in CLEP exams. Watch Now

Section 4: College Degrees

Associate Degree in High School? For some, an associate degree doesn’t always get your teen closer to a bachelor’s degree, and sometimes it adds time and cost. For others, the associate degree can accelerate a teen directly into a high paying career immediately after high school. In this session, we’ll discuss all the moving parts that go into this decision for the homeschooling family. Watch Now

Simple Math & Difficult Decisions It’s all about the budget! Colleges are great at getting students in, but not so great at getting students out! Many of us are willing to do “whatever it takes” to get our kids into college, but there are ways to get them through their degree without the burden of student loan debt. Watch Now

The Big 3. Are they for me? In this session we’ll look at the only three regionally accredited universities in the United States with a 2 course residency. These colleges are popular with those who like to outsource their college credit through CLEP, DSST, Sophia, Studycom, Straighterline, and other alternative credits. The Big 3 are wonderful options for an affordable bachelor’s degree, but they aren’t the right choice for everyone. We’ll look at some important things to consider. Watch Now

Section 5: CS / IT / Cyber / Tech Monthly Panel

Links in this section take you into our HS4CC Facebook group for Computer Science/IT/Cyber and Tech. If you are not yet a member of our group, simply select “join” when prompted. Our FB group hosts free community panels each month!

January 2022 Panel: Computer Careers Watch Now

February 2022 Panel: Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics Careers Watch Now

April 2022 Panel: We had TWO tech panels discussing careers in the gaming industry this month!

  • 4/12/22 Video Game Design Careers w/Mark Anderson, Archetype Entertainment Watch Now (Or watch on our Unlisted YouTube link here)

May 2022 Panel: Programming, Robotics and more with Dr Patrick Michaud.

Section 6: Jennifer’s Guest Appearances

High School Hamster Wheel “Talk about eye opening! I have two kids in high school, one about to graduate, and most of this was news to me…I am blown away by how much Jennifer knows about all of this and she does this all for free! What an incredible opportunity for parents and teens to save time and money while earning college credits.” -Betsy Jewell Listen Now (40 minutes)

Humility and Doxology “I loved Jennifer’s encouragement and down-to-earth approach, and especially her reminder that there is no one-size-fits-all model for this homeschool high school and college/career journey. This is a conversation you’ll want to listen to today, then save and listen to again as you consider choices for your homeschool teens!” -Amy Sloan Watch Now (45 minutes)

True North Homeschool Academy Lisa Nehring, director of True North and former college admissions counselor with two graduate degrees, interviews Jennifer about the crazy changes of higher education in the past decade, changing your vocabulary about how you think about degrees and credentials, and how to future-proof your teen’s education. Watch Now (50 minutes)

International Institute for Innovative Instruction Dr. Joel Gardner is the Assistant Dean of Instructional Design at Franklin University and is an expert in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. In Dr. Gardner’s interview, Jennifer shares her insights about reducing debt and increasing college completion rates by coming to college with transfer credits from high school. Watch Now (20 minutes)

Homeschool Project Podcast Hosts Nathan and Anita ask Jennifer about the road to a debt-free education, all starting in high school. Listen Now (1 hour)

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