Get Your Teen into College in 6 Easy Steps



How to plan your homeschool for your high schooler for college bound.  A simple tutorial of 6 steps, #homeschoolhighschool #getintocollege


Do you have a teen in your house who wants to go onto college? Do you worry whether they could still get into college with their homeschool transcript?

The answer to that is YES, they could!  

How to Go from Homeschooling High School to College



Planning your homeschool high school, making transcripts, etc, plus helping your teen get into college.  Sharing tips from helping mine who got into each of the colleges that she applied to, with her homeschool transcript.    #homeschoolhighschool #getintocollege

   

There are so many questions that we have when we consider how to help our homeschooled high school teens get into college.

So I am sharing my best articles on doing just that.

To encourage you.

Planning Homeschool High School with College in Mind



How to plan your homeschool high school for your teen, in case they decide to go to college.  #homeschool high school #getintocollege This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.



As homeschoolers, we already know so much about planning. We have searched for, and chosen curriculum each year for our kids.  And we have decided what subjects to focus on and how to teach them to our kids.  

Planning for high school, with college in mind is really no different, except for one important thing.....

BJ's Day in Our Homeschool Life - the Elementary Years





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For more help for the early years, including resources that we loved and frugal ones, too plus other tips for elementary, click here.








Thanks for stopping by,


Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college junior, whom she homeschooled from day one.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh school & college and wrote the book - Homeschooling High School with College in Mind.   She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting

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Course Descriptions and College Reference Letters for Homeschoolers





 Summary:  Homeschooling high school to college is not that hard, especially when course descriptions and homeschool reference letters come along for  the ride.  Homeschooling high school record keeping is key to writing good course descriptions.  Reference letters show the colleges what your student is about, and that is important to college admissions.  This article is a guide to making those important documents.



Homeschool transcripts are being well accepted by colleges, especially when two important things come along for the ride - course descriptions and reference letters. 

Course descriptions and reference letters help to showcase your child's accomplishments to the colleges.  Here's how to make them:

Dealing with the Difficulties of Giftedness One Day at a Time




Summary:  We learned that our daughter was 2e when she was very young. Along the way we found ways to deal with some of the typical issues associated with giftedness. Along with sensory processing disorder and ADHD, our daughter struggled with anxiety. That was the biggest hurdle that she faced. Here's our story of what worked and helped her along the way. #gifted #anxiety #2e


We started homeschooling our gifted 2e daughter when she was three. Along the way she encountered some of the typical issues associated with giftedness: including sleep issues, intensities , sensory issues, and anxiety, etc. We tried a variety of strategies to help her.

This article includes a discussion of the things that we found to be most successful and helpful to us. As many of you know, my "kiddo" is now a college grad. Today, I am looking back to the earlier years, when the difficulties of giftedness were more apparent.

News from a Homeschooled College Student



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Life Schooling and Homeschooling High School


with college updates.  See how an always homeschooled teen did in college.



You are also invited to join my encouraging group for high school moms, called at Homeschooling through High School.  

Lots of moms just like you there, sharing triumphs and challenges.  Get your questions answered there, too.  


Lots of moms just like you there, sharing triumphs and challenges.  Get your questions answered there, too. 





Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,

Betsy

Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.



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Homeschool Early Math - Making a Manipulatives Kit -




Summary:  How to make a Manipulatives Kit for your little homeschool learners, out of things you already have around the house.  #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolkindergarten #earlylearning


Are you homeschooling your little ones?  Do you wonder how to introduce math to them?  

Did you know that you can do this  through playful activities, using things that you already have around the house?

Homeschooling and How to Get Started



Are you new to homeschooling?  Included are tips for choosing your own frugal homeschool curriculum and more. From a veteran homeschooler of an only gifted child, who graduated her and helped her get into each of the colleges that she applied to, with scholarship offers.

Are you considering homeschooling your kids/teens for the first time?  With all the recent changes in the pubic schools regarding covid-19, many parents are considering homeschooling and we welcome you. 

Others are finding that their public schools are not meeting the needs of their gifted or 2e kids or teens, and are wanting to provide the 1:1 that homeschooling can provide.  Suddenly homeschooling can be quite overwhelming, so I thought I would share how we went about starting ourselves, when our daughter was younger.

Homeschool High School Help FREEBIE



I am offering a FREEBIE - A PDF full of tips and helps for your high school homeschool. These include homeschool high school resources and curriculum favorites with those important details to make yur record keeping easier.  #homeschoolhighschool #freebiehighschoolhelp



Are you getting started with homeschooling high school, or just thinking about doing that this year or the next?  

Homeschool Summer and Fall Arts Online Offerings for your Kids and Teens



This article is about virtual offerings for art, music, drama and more from a very homeschool friendly organization called the Faith Center for the Arts.  #faithcenterforthearts #onlinelearning #homeschoolart #homeschoolmusic This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


Are you looking for something new to help make your kids's summer fun and creative this year?
This has been such a hard time for everyone this spring with concerns about covid 19.

A GIVEAWAY $200 and Encouragement for Your Homeschool - CLOSED




This giveaway of $200.00 to encourage homeschoolers during the holidays is now closed.


This is such a busy time for all of us, especially for homeschooling families.

Teaching our kids and teens, while many of us are at home without co-op or activities, due to the COVID-19 issue.  And at the same time we are starting to look at what curriculum we might want for next year.

We at BJ's Homeschool want to reach out to you, in support and encouragement in some way.  So we decided to join Felice in her $200.00 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!  And looked for other ways to bless you, hopefully, as well.

Our Adventures in Homeschool Testing - 2e Style




Summary: This article shares our experiences with annual homeschool achievement testing with our gifted/twice exceptional daughter.  With mention of CAT testing at home, and how we found out that our daughter struggled with auditory processing, and how that impacted her testing. Please see my disclosure policy.



We found out that our daughter was gifted and 2e when she was quite young.  Since I had a background in preschool teaching, we just decided to give that a try, and began homeschooling when she was about 4 years old.

12 Frugal ONLINE Programs for Homeschooling High School



In this article we are sharing favorite frugal online homeschoolcurriculum for high school. #frugalonlinehomeschoolcurriculum #homeschoolhighschoolcurriculum This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


Are you looking for an online course or two for your high schooler for next year?  

There are now so many options out there, that it can be overwhelming when you go online and search for these computer based courses yourself.

Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas for Hands-on Learning Fun




Summary: Unique and frugal hands-on educational gift ideas for your kids, and some of us moms, too.  Fun #handsonlearning gifts for kids and middle schoolers. This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy. #homeschoolgifts



Do you love hands-on learning for your kids?  I gathered together my favorites for hands-on frugal gift ideas for your kiddos.  And they are educational, too.





1.  Hands-on Frugal Fun Art and Crafts Gifts




For your kids who love art, above are a bunch of ideas for all kinds of art activities, great for those on school break during December.

These ideas are not just for littles.  There are many for older kids and middle schoolers, too.



2.  Hands-on Frugal Science Fun/Gifts




Hands-on Learning is the best way for kids to learn scientific concepts. 

Included in this list are lots of science kits, box subscriptions and more that will teach your kids about the scientific method and more. 

These are such fun for any of your kids who love to experiment and try hands-on fun science activities. Plus they can serve as part of their science curriculum easily.

Would you like more fun ideas for homeschooling through the holidays?  My friend, Vicki has a lot them right here - Homeschooling Through the Holidays.



3.  Encouragement for Moms


Are you thinking about homeschooling your teen through high school?  How about some encouragement for that.

I wrote this book to support and help other high school moms who come after me, which is on SALE for the Kindle version at only $3.99 for Black Friday, Cyper Monday, etc.



SALE: $3.99 for Kindle


"Betsy has a wealth of understanding and knowledge to share with the parents of college bound homeschoolers.  She provides support, encouragement and step-by-step advice on all aspects of the homeschool high school and college application process. This book is a must-read for parents considering homeschooling high school and for parents in the thick of the application process."

....From a certified college counselor and mom to 3 homeschooled grads, Lessa Scherrer


Whether your teens are in public school or not, my book on college is full of tips for getting your teen into the college of their choice.

I helped our homeschooled daughter get into each of the colleges she applied to, with scholarship offers.

Included are 17 chapters, written in an approachable tone, to make the whole college admissions process easier.

My kindle is on SALE started November 25th!

My book includes 12 high school planning printables, to make your record keeping easy.  For more information, click here - Frugal College Prep for Homeschoolers or to buy it here - my book on Amazon .


Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


Betsy





Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.


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2019 Stocking Stuffer Blog Hop



Summary:  Sharing our best fun and educational homeschool related products with you for your stocking stuffers. Each of these was crafted with love to bless your homeschool! All virtual products will supply a beautiful gift certificate for you to gift or stuff into a stocking. Happy Shopping! #homeschoolelectives #stockingstuffers This post may included affiliate links to products that we love and have used or would use in our  own homeschool. Please see my disclosure policy.


Give a gift that keeps on giving this year! Twelve bloggers have come together to share their best products with you. Each of these was crafted with love to bless your homeschool! CLOSED NOW

I am honored to be included in this great blog hop, full of homemade fun and educational stocking stuffers for your family.

Are you looking for stocking stuffers for your kids or teens?

We have the best list right here!  For all of the kids in your family.

Would you like stocking stuffers for:

--- Your teen who likes video games or wants to start a podcast?
--- Or your kids who want to do cooking activities, art, card making. music? or want to learn some easy Spanish, or even do piano lessons?
--- Or even 4 weeks of holiday homeschool activities already planned out for you? AND there are also helps for homeschool moms on this list, too! Give a gift that gives on giving!

 All virtual products will supply a beautiful gift certificate for you to gift or stuff into a stocking.

So let's get started SHOPPING!



Homeschool Record Keeping is NOT That Hard! - with these Ideas from 5 Veteran Homeschool Mamas



This article is about recording keeping for high school at home, as many families fear doing high school because of the record keeping involved.  Sharing today easy ways to do record keeping from 4 veteran homeschool mamas. Please see my disclosure policy on affiliate links. #homeschoolrecordkeeping #homeschoolhighschool



Keeping records in the early years was very simple in our homeschool.  I just used my homeschool planner to add the notes on what we did each week.  

That came in handy when we did informal annual assessments at the end of the year.  For that, I needed to summarize what we had done to share that with our assessment teacher.

When we hit the high school years, things got a lot more formal...

Frugal High School Art and How to Make it into a High School Credit




Summary:  Are you looking for a frugal way to help them do a fine arts elective?  Is your teen artistic?  Or college bound?  College bound teens usually are required to take FINE ARTS as part of their college entrance requirements. This may include affiliate links.  Please see my disclosure policy #homeschoolhighschool #highschoolelectives #highschoolart #frugalhighschoolcurriculum


Do you have a homeschooled teen who is interested in exploring art?  

Or is your teen looking to fulfull their fine arts elective for college admission?  How about doing a video based Art course, taught by a master artist?   

You ARE An Artist, a small homeschool company owned by a veteran homeschooling mom who offers many video art courses in tons of topics and more.  You should see all the choices!!

Reference Articles for the Common Application



Summary:  References for the Common Application, plus where to find my guide to the Common Application for homeschoolers.  #homeschooltocollege #getintocollege


Related Articles on the Common Application:

Sample School Report and Transcripts - Khan Academy - Not the up to date form, but this has some good ideas for the School Report

Applying to College - Homeschoolers by Shmoop

Tips for Homeschooled Students Princeton University re Reference Letters

Where is the Homeschool Supplement on the Common Application?
  The Well Trained Mind Community


Do you want a step by step guide to the Common Application for homeschoolers?  It is the top feature in my new book!

I have gathered together all my best tips for high school and college and put it into my new book, Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition

It gives you everything that you need to plan your high school homeschool for your college bound teen.  Plus how to help them get into the college of their choice.

Amazon for only $11.99
Paperback is on Amazon for only $11.99
This book is an easy-to-read guide to college for homeschoolers, recently updated with 7 NEW chapters, including:

- My own homeschoolers guide to the Common Application
- How to write the Counselor Recommendation Letter

- Where to find college scholarships
- SAT/ACT Prep
- How to make your own homemade courses
 Included are also 12 homeschool high school planning printables to make your record-keeping easier.

10 easy to do steps to homeschool high school with college in mind. And it really is NOT that hard!!  

This book does not tell you how to homeschool high school.  Instead it gives you guidance for doing it your way!  

Keep your nurturing homeschool style and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges!

Recommended by: 
Lessa Scherrer, Certified College Counselor
                               from College Inside Track

"Betsy has a wealth of understanding and knowledge to share with the parents of college bound homeschoolers.  She provides support, encouragement and step-by-step advice on all aspects of the homeschool high school and college application process. This book is a must-read for parents considering homeschooling high school and for parents in the thick of the application process."

And help for record keeping!  With my exclusive high school and college planning printables.



For more information, click here - Frugal College Prep for Homeschoolers or to buy it here - my book on Amazon for only $11.99.  

And don't worry about forgetting things!



Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,
Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.


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How to Homeschool High School with Frugal Curriculum




Summary:  Are you looking for just one more resource for your high schooler?  Sharing our favorites, why we liked them, with a focus on frugal options.  #homeschoolhighschool #homeschoolhighschoolcurriculum  We may use affiliate links to products that we use or would have used in our homeschool.  Please see our disclosure policy.



Homeschooling has been such a big part of my life.  We are so glad that we homeschooled all the way.  Of course it had it's ups and downs.  But we found it to be rich in benefits for our daughter and for our family.  Especially during the teen years.

BJ's Homeschool Disclosure Policy



We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Affiliate Program, which is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means where by we can earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliate sites.

We also share other homeschooling resources and curriculum that we used in our homeschool, or would have used in it over the years, as we found it to be of high quality and helpful for educating children or teens at home.

I am not a certified educator.  I do not offer educational assessments.  I also am not a certified college counselor.  I share educational and college prep and admissions information, based on my own experience as a homeschool mom.

I want to be an encouragement to you, the homeschool mama, doing the most important job in the world, raising our next generation. Our kids.

Frugal Homeschool High School Social Psychology Elective



This article is about frugal social studies electives, Psychology. And how those things can really add a lot to make a college attractive transcript. Affiliate links are sometimes used on my blog, for resources that we have used or would use in our homeschool.  Please see my disclosure policy.



Are you looking for something different for your teen's high school elective this fall?  

We were lucky.  All of the colleges on my daughter's list let us choose what courses we wanted for her Social Studies requirements.  

Homeschool High School English - Make Your Course YOUR OWN




High School Homeschool English does not have to follow a traditional pattern or require the cost of a complicated English course.  Here's how we made our own.

Do you have a teen who doesn't want to do the traditional high school English course?  

Why not make one yourself, using the books that they want to read.  

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