Jeanne Faulconer on September 7th, 2009

In honor of Labor Day, I thought I’d write a homeschooling-related Labor Day post. It’s always nice if you can come up with a clear thesis, one really good link that supports it, and a way to tie it all to home education. For several days I worked toward this, but the result persisted: no [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on September 1st, 2009

I’ve heard a few non-homeschoolers doubt that homeschoolers can get prepared for college. They wonder if their parents have the chops and connections to assist their high school age children. Besides knowing a ton of homeschooled-to-college kids who disprove their presumption, I’ve also been fortunate to see the valuable opportunities homeschoolers provide for one another. One such opportunity is [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on August 27th, 2009

Preparing homeschooled kids who plan to attend college can be challenging, and some of us have occasional doubts about whether we’re doing well enough. I was happy to receive this text message from our middle son last night: “I just got out of my western culture class. I’m glad you had me do The Odyssey because we’re [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on August 1st, 2009

Homeschooling toward college? Plan now to attend the Nov. 11, 2009 Homeschooling and College Entrance Seminar sponsored byThe Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers.The day-long seminar will include sessions on homeschooling the high school years, creating high school transcripts, Q & A with admissions representatives from colleges and universities, financial aid, and community college opportunities for homeschoolers. [...]

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Helen on October 2nd, 2006

Good article from the CBS News site: Colleges Coveting Home-Schooled Students Subtitle: Colleges Aggressively Competing for Home-Schoolers in Quest for Best Students “Home-schooled students - whose numbers in this country range from an estimated 1.1 million to as high as 2 million - often come to college equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in [...]

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