Teens, College and Career
Get Ready for College
Five steps homeschooling teens can take now to start building a record that will help get them into the college of their choice.
You Don't Have to Teach it All Yourself
Parents of tweens and teens have lots of options when it comes to finding teachers and other resources to supplement the learning going on at home.
Don't Sweat the SAT
A veteran homeschool mom shares her advice for staying calm at test time.
Prepare a Narrative Homeschool Transcript
A narrative transcript is a great way to show how homeschooling prepared your student to succeed in college.
How to Write a Homeschooling Philosophy Statement
Craft a statement explaining your homeschooling philosophy to help define your family's personal goals and show colleges how your student was educated.
Review: Don't Go Back to School by Kio Stark
Kio Stark interviewed dozens of people who acquired the knowledge they needed outside of a college classroom and came up with a testimonial to independent learning.
Homeschooling Students and Letters of Recommendation
Homeschoolers can ask adults they know in the community as well as teachers for help with their college applications.
How to Figure a Percentage and Letter Grade
Simple steps to figure out the percentage and letter grade of an assignment or test.
The Army Opens its Doors to Homeschoolers
In 2008, the Army began a pilot program to offer qualified homeschool graduates the same enlistment incentives as traditional high school graduates, including up to $70,000 for college. The policy change is recognition that many individuals with alternative education experiences are successful in the military.
How to Teach Multiple Grades
Teaching different grade levels at the same time can be challenging. Here are some tips to help accomplish this task.
Drivers Ed - What's a Homeschooler to Do?
How do homeschoolers handle Drivers Education? Programs and resources to aid in teaching your homeschooled teen to drive.
Here are a few alternative approaches to college that you may not have considered. They don’t work for all types of degrees – there’s no distance med school that I’ve ever come across - but for many popular degrees, they can be an inexpensive way to get an accredited degree.
Colleges Want Your Homeschooler!
Homeschoolers are entering college in record numbers, with higher test scores than their public school counterparts.
Why Colleges Love Homeschoolers
Once upon a time, university officials frowned upon homeschooling. Not any more. It took them awhile, but universities finally realized that many homeschool students are some of the best new enrollees every year, and many are more adequately prepared for college than traditional students.
Good Reasons to Homeschool Teens for High School
About.com Parenting Teens Guide Denise Witmer lists situations where switching a teen from school to homeschooling can be beneficial.