Custom Search
Showing posts with label Education Articles (by me). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Education Articles (by me). Show all posts

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My best rules for getting a homeschooler into college

Thought I'd share an article I just wrote on Rules for getting your homeschooled child into college.

enjoy.



FREE HOME EDUCATION WEBSITE
ahermitt.com

Sunday, January 09, 2011

New Writing Gig

I have been writing homeschool articles for new website.  Here are my most recent Articles:

Homeschool and a GED Program Homeschool and the GED program is a sticky subject in homeschooling circles. Homeschoolers tend to frown upon the GED as it gives the impression that the student is a drop-out. Still, the GED is an easy way to prove the student has reached a public school graduate equivalent in education.

Pre-Algebra Instruction for Homeschool Pre-algebra is the bridge between elementary school math, consisting of introductions to forms of higher math from algebra to statistics. Pre-algebra for homeschool instruction typically begins with strengthening previously taught concepts and ends with solving basic algebraic equations.

Tips on How to Get Caught Up When You Are Behind in Homeschooling  Homeschoolers get behind in their curriculum for numerous reasons. Whether life circumstances interfere with homeschooling or the child just progresses slowly in a subject these tips on how to get caught up when you are behind in homeschooling will help you.
 
FREE HOME EDUCATION WEBSITE
MY BUSINESS WEBSITE
WalletPop Contributor
Brighthub Contributor

Monday, September 13, 2010

Five Reasons African Americans Should Homeschool

As an African American, I have not been able to ignore the horrible graduation rates among African Americans. Sometimes we like to say that the child is not doing well because the family does not value education, but that is not always true.  In fact, there are a great many families who are distressed and frustrated and feel like their hands are tied in getting them to succeed in school.  If this is you, should should read:   Five Reasons African Americans Should Homeschool because if you want something done right, sometimes you just have to do it yourself. 


FREE HOME EDUCATION WEBSITE
MY BUSINESS WEBSITE
WalletPop Contributor

Monday, September 06, 2010

Is it time to put your homeschoolers back in school?

This is a dilemma  many homeschoolers face.  Some times homeschoolers enroll into public school upon their own request.  For others, it was planned that they go to public high school from the beginning.  There there are those instances when other circumstances dictate enrolling a child into public school.  This article addresses this issue.
 
Not all homeschoolers do so for the entire k-12 process. This means that at one point or another, they will come to the decision to put their child back in school. This can be a difficult and heart-wrenching decision.


FREE HOME EDUCATION WEBSITE
MY BUSINESS WEBSITE
WalletPop Contributor

Sunday, September 05, 2010

The Pros and Cons of Having a Homeschool Mentor

If you mentor homeschoolers, so you go to far in instructing them, teaching them to do as you do?  Are those you mentor too reliant on you?  As a new homeschooler, do you follow your mentor too closely, too blindly?  Read:  The Pros and Cons of Having a Homeschool Mentor  "As wonderful and as useful as homeschool mentors are, there are cons as well as pros in having a homeschool mentor."
FREE HOME EDUCATION WEBSITE
MY BUSINESS WEBSITE
WalletPop Contributor

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Recent Homeschool Articles

As you may or may not know, besides homeschooling, I am a freelance writer, writing articles and blogs for numerous sites.  Here are some of the homeschool and education related articles I have written recently that didn't make it onto my blog. 
 
Dorm decor for less: Back-to-school privacy that isn't pricey  (WalletPop)
Dorm living can prove challenging, especially the living-with-strangers part. But take it from those who have gone before: There are stylish ways to divide the space without being divisive. And it doesn't have to cost a lot.

Friday, November 06, 2009

My recent homeschool and education articles

Here are a few of my articles I have written in the last few weeks regarding homeschooling and education.

Newsflash! All Homeschoolers are Not Conservative

Proof that all homeschoolers are not conservative... I watch Hardball with Chris Matthews. While Chris Matthews would not characterize himself as liberal (which I also do not) he is certainly far from conservative.

Homeschoolers Are Not Entitled to Free School Online
The Missouri Virtual School which many homeschoolers use to teach their kids for free is in danger of shutting down due to a lack of funding. Missouri Virtual Instruction, also called MoVIP has allowed many public school students as well as homeschoolers to take courses online for free.

Think You're Against Homeschooling? Just Wait
I just stumbled across a homeschooling mom blog where the writer explains that she used to oppose homeschooling. She was offered the opportunity to homeschool as a teen and turned it down. She saw her brothers get homeschooled. Yet she saw no appeal in it.

If I Could Start Over Again, Thoughts from a homeschool veteran
I don't know If I can really call myself a homeschool veteran just just yet because I have not graduated a homeschooler. I have however, gotten my kids to the high school stage and am continuing to homeschool them. 75% of homeschoolers (my best bet)decide to stop homeschooling by this point.

Many people worry about homeschooling highschoolers because teaching subjects like Chemistry, Trigonometry, and Calculus is so hard. Compared to the full job of homeschooling a high school students, a few AP courses don't scare me in the least.

 Notes from a homeschooling mom: What does success look like For children in public school, success can be measured at each pop quiz and chapter test.  If a student can pass a test after the teacher has taught the material, then all is well.  Of course there is some debate in the success of teaching to the test, a teacher who can promote a class full of children who are ready for the next grade level is typically successful.

Homeschoolers take classes online, they go to local classes and co-ops, and they take lots of educational field trips.  For some subjects however, it is best to have an instructor to come to you. 

Carnival of Educators v. 2: Here's to teachers Welcome to the November 3, 2009 edition of carnival of educators.  This week's theme is Here's to Teachers.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit My Education Column at Examiner.com

Check out FREE HOME EDUCATION WEBSITE for free homeschool links and resources

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Education Article Round-up

Here are some of my recent articles on homeschooling and education from around the net:


The Cost of Homeschooling VS The Cost of Public School
by Andrea Hermitt
Yesterday at 08:22 AM
I was sent a link this morning for an article called Even government envious of homeschooling success.

Latest Homeschool Battle Takes Aim on Religion
by Andrea Hermitt
28 Aug 2009 10:50 AM
In what appeared to be a case of a divorced family fighting over homeschooling, the judge has ordered the child into school because she held to strongly to her own religious beliefs.

Is Testing Homeschoolers Really a Bad Idea?
by Andrea Hermitt
22 Aug 2009 01:55 PM
A recent Washington Post article promotes homeschool testing as a way to tame this huge "sleeping giant".

Thinking About Homeschooling on the Road
by Andrea Hermitt
19 Aug 2009 09:50 PM
As we wind down our 12 day trip in Los Angeles, I have to admit wanting to stay longer or to at least explore other cities. Sure I would miss my pets, and my own bed, and my family and my friends, but I finally understand why some homeschoolers take off for a year or two of learning adventures.

Homeschool Field Trip Must: La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles
by Andrea Hermitt
17 Aug 2009 09:21 PM
(cc) image by MoToMo/flickr If you are ever in Los Angeles, one of the most important places for a homeschooler to visit is the La Brea Tar Pits. Who would have thought there would be tar pits containing fossil bones from 40,000 to 8,000 years ago in the middle of Los Angeles? Certainly not us.

The modern nanny must be able to homeschool
by Andrea Hermitt
12 Aug 2009 10:45 AM
In searching for homeschool news on the internet, I keep noticing ads for nannies that ask for homeschooling qualifications. I am also noticing teachers offering their services as nanny/ homeschool teachers.

When Schools Don't Deliver
by Andrea Hermitt
06 Aug 2009 06:19 PM
Joanne Jacobs recently reported on a story where a recent college graduate sued her alma mater as she had not found a job and felt the school had not delivered it's promises. "They have not tried hard enough to help me," the frustrated Bronx resident wrote about the school in her lawsuit.


Atlanta Homeschool 101, Homeschool Music Instructors
11 hrs ago - Atlanta Homeschooling ExaminerFor many homeschoolers, music instruction is a large part of education the child. For that reason, we employ music instructors and take our kids to... Full Story


Another reason Atlanta moms are choosing to homeschool

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 ·The Atlanta Pampered Kids Examiner wrote an article detailing why more Atlanta moms are choosing to homeschool. In the article she interviews a...Keep Reading »


Special event announcement , Homeschool day at Stone Mountain Park

Monday, August 31st, 2009 · The next homeschool day at Stone Mountain Park is Friday October 2, from 10am to 5pm. The cost of a "Special Home School Day Adventure pass: is...Keep Reading »

Notes from a homeschooling mom: It's all about creativity

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 · A conversation with another homeschool mom involved searching for a graphic arts class for her son. The problem is that he already has the knowledge...Keep Reading »


A bit about the Atlanta Homeschool Examiner
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 · The frugal homeschooling mom just posted a blog about me and my family. I have often said that it is important to...Keep Reading »

Should Obama's student address be cancelled
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 · President Obama is planning to address America's school children Next Tuesday (Sept 8, 2009) during school hours....Keep Reading »

Education 101, websites to help you tutor your child

Monday, August 31st, 2009 · Here are my favorite sites for tutoring kids. Math.com for free elementary -highschool math help. They have a free worksheet generator, and times...Keep Reading »

Nude man hijacks school bus in Atlanta (video)
Thursday, August 27th, 2009 · Today in Atlanta, a school bus was hjacked by a man wearing a condom with his sweatpants pulled down to his knees....Keep Reading »

Swine flu spreading fast through colleges (video)
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 · Colleges have been in effect for less than 2 weeks in some parts of the country. In other areas it hasn't even...Keep Reading »

School misspells "Education", examiner commiserates
Monday, August 24th, 2009 · As an education examiner, from time to time I get comments shaming me for spelling a word wrong. I agree that as...Keep Reading »





Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit My Education Column at Examiner.com

Great Deals on School & Homeschool Curriculum

Monday, August 03, 2009

Almost back to school time (recent articles)


Sorry I have been mia lately. The summer is coming to a close here in the Atlanta area, plus we are heading to Los Angelos for a performance my daughter is in and a mini vacation.

ps. Here are some articles I have written lately.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
With education furloughs happening all over the country, teachers and administrators are trying to be selfless by...
Keep Reading »

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
Recent college graduates finding the job market unfriendly are considering graduate schools. Kiplinger.com...
Keep Reading »

Friday, July 31st, 2009
“I wish I could be reading my remarks to you in Braille, but I was never taught Braille in school". Vison impaired teenage student...
Keep Reading »

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 ·
If you read the articles Education 101: Taking charge of your child's middle school education, and Education 101: Taking charge of your child's...
Keep Reading »

Monday, July 27th, 2009 ·
The overall consensus is that the Race to the Top initiative introduced by Arne Duncan and President Obama that...
Keep Reading »

Friday, July 24th, 2009 ·
Arne Duncan, US Education Secretary appointed by president Obama, has introduced his $5 billion "Race to the Top" fund. The purpose...
Keep Reading »

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Back to school time is just weeks away here in the south and for everyone else, it will be here before you know...
Keep Reading »

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 ·
Middle School is where parents begin to lose touch with what is going in in their child's education. The...
Keep Reading »

Too often, parents send children to school and disconnect from the education process. They feel that once the...
Keep Reading »

President Obama's recently unveiled education plan focuses on the building of community college and online...
Keep Reading »

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
For many homeschoolers, the new school year means finding new classes and new opportunities for learning and...
Keep Reading »
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
Zoo Atlanta has created a couple of programs for homeschoolers. The following activities are on the calendar...
Keep Reading »
Friday, July 31st, 2009
This weekend is tax free weekend here in Georgia. This is certain to bring educators and parents out in...
Keep Reading »
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
In the article Atlanta Homeschool 101: Rules and regulations, I explained the rules and regulations that homeschoolers in Greater Atlanta and the...
Keep Reading »
Monday, July 27th, 2009
Press release: Home School History With the National Archives At Atlanta 2009-2010 Every Third Wednesday...
Keep Reading »
Saturday, July 25th, 2009 ·
There was a meeting in Gwinnett County this week to discuss budget cuts. Dekalb county is certainly making...
Keep Reading »
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Five years ago, for this homeschooling family, the title would have read "Back to...
Keep Reading »

Homeschooling Groups and Resources in Georgia M-Z

by Andrea Hermitt

30 Jul 2009 11:25 AM

To succeed in homeschooling, it is in your best interest to get involved with other homeschoolers. You should join a homeschool network or group near you. In Georgia there are many homeschooling groups as well as many homeschooling classes, and programs for students.

Beware of Bad Homeschooling Advice

by Andrea Hermitt

28 Jul 2009 06:20 AM

One thing a new homeschooler needs to be especially careful about is bad homeschool advice. We often get "advice" about homeschooling that is unsolicited, but sometimes we go to the wrong people for advice.

Homeschooling Groups and Resources in Georgia H-L

by Andrea Hermitt

24 Jul 2009 11:22 AM

To succeed in homeschooling, it is in your best interest to get involved with other homeschoolers. You should join a homeschool network or group near you. In Georgia there are many homeschooling groups as well as many homeschooling classes, and programs for students.

Joking About Homeschooling

by Andrea Hermitt

20 Jul 2009 09:23 AM

Homeschoolers are the butt of late night tv jokes, a writer recently stated. Being an insomniac, I watch a bit of late night TV and with the exception of one skit that included Micheal Phelps, I don't recall hearing any.

Do you think homeschooling parents are strange

by Andrea Hermitt

14 Jul 2009 01:30 PM

My husband and I don't discuss homeschooling much. We just have an understanding about it. It is something we do, and we live our lives around it. It is good; and that is that.




Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit My Education Column at Examiner.com

Great Deals on School & Homeschool Curriculum

Monday, July 06, 2009

Recent homeschool and education blogs

Here are some of my recent homeschool and education blogs from the websites I work for.


Homeschool Curriculum Review: Educator.com

I was introduced to a new online education program called simply Educator. This website is geared toward higher level high school instruction, more specifically, AP level courses.


Homeschool Q & A: Homeschooling for Senior Year in High School
I recently received the following question by email: I am going to be a Senior in High School. I don't want to go back to high school because I am having a bad experience and I have had enough.


Homeschool Cash: Can homeschooling be profitable?
I recently stumbled across an advertisement that promises to show you how to make money by homeschooling.

No More Rules!
In my previous post answering homeschool questions for a young lady who wants to homeschool her senior year of high school, it was clear that her questions were the result of 12+ years of public school restrictions.

Education jobs: Homeschool instructor
Schools, whether public or private, are not the end-all, be-all of education jobs. There is a large market for good teachers in homeschooling. ... Full Story


Homeschooling, unschooling, not schooling
Norfolk Homeschooling Examiner, Sherene Silverberg, did a brave thing by voicing her opinion in the Examiner...Keep Reading »


Homeschool debate, one-on-one
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009In weighing in on the homeschool debate, I actually found myself with nothing to say. Homeschoolers in...Keep Reading »


Michael Jackson's homeschooled kids
For most of the TV viewing world, the past few days have been taken up with news of Michael Jackson. Now most...Keep Reading »


If students behaved the same as teacher's union members
At a recent annual teacher's union meeting in San Diego, Arne Duncan was met with a great deal of hostility. ...Keep Reading »


From homeless to Harvard bound
Every year there are stories about graduating students whose stories pull on the heart strings. Some students...Keep Reading »



Year-round school begins in Chicago
The jury is out on whether year-round schooling is a good thing or not. However, it is becoming a popular trend....Keep Reading »


Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit My Education Column at Examiner.com

Great Deals on School & Homeschool Curriculum

Monday, June 29, 2009

Recent homeschooling articles

Here are some of the homeschooling articles I have written lately

Homeschool Q & A: Homeschooling for Senior Year in High School
by Andrea Hermitt
22 Jun 2009 06:55 AM
I recently received the following question by email: I am going to be a Senior in High School. I don't want to go back to high school because I am having a bad experience and I have had enough.

Homeschool Cash: Can homeschooling be profitable?
by Andrea Hermitt
18 Jun 2009 06:42 AM
(cc) image by Tracy O/flickr I recently stumbled across an advertisement that promises to show you how to make money by homeschooling.


Should all homeschoolers join groups?
by Andrea Hermitt
15 Jun 2009 06:37 AM
When the socialization question is posed to homeschoolers, the defense most used is that their kid participates in group activities or takes a class here and there. Recently, I have noticed people giving the advice that homeschoolers should HAVE to work in groups.

Scouting and the homeschool portfolio
by Andrea Hermitt
11 Jun 2009 06:46 AM
Some time back, Julie Gentry wrote about using scouting to fulfill homeschool requirements. She described what she called scout school and how easy it was to integrate it into homeschool academics.


How to use learner.org as a homeschool curriculum
by Andrea Hermitt
04 Jun 2009 06:10 AM
I recently mentioned learner.org amongst my best free homeschool programs online for 2009. I have been using learner.org extensively since then, and realized that new users to the site might need a bit of a tutorial. Learner.

Micheal Jackson's homeschooled kids
Monday, June 29th, 2009 As with most of the TV viewing world, this past few days has been taken up with news of Micheal Jackson. Now...Keep Reading »


Notes from a homeschooling mom: Things we like about homeschooling

Saturday, June 27th, 2009 I can write oodles about why homeschooling is good and why it is the right thing to do for kids. The thing is, none of that would matter if it...

Homeschooling with YouTube
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 · 2 commentsI have found that YouTube has some awesome tools for homeschooling. My favorite is Khan Academy which teaches...Keep Reading »


Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit My Education Column at Examiner.com

Great Deals on School & Homeschool Curriculum

Monday, February 02, 2009

Recent homeschool and education articles





Homeschoolers Shouldn't Fret over College

by Andrea Hermitt

My subscription to the Homescholar Record came to day and it carried great news.

Will the mom of the new Octuplets Homeschool?

by Andrea Hermitt

When I think about the mom

who just added 8 children to the six she already has, my only thought is "how is she going to get one on one time with each of them". My next thought was of the Duggar Family. According to Newsvine.

South Dakota School Board Wants Homeschoolers Back

by Andrea Hermitt

According to the HSLDA. the Rapid city School Board in South Dakota wants to recruit homeschoolers in an effort to bring more money into the district. Read more about Rapid City school budget woes.

Should you hire a high-end homeschool professional

by Andrea Hermitt

In a tongue-in-cheek article that manages to kick homeschoolers a few times in the process, a Cityfile New York article introduces an entrepreneur supplies high end teachers to affluent homeschool families.



Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit My Education Column at Examiner.com

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My recent homeschooling and education articles

What about Honors, AP, and IB Programs?
As my son works on his high school program, I have been double checking to make sure is on track to be on equal ground with other students who will be apply to college along with him. Since he is college bound, in my mind, he must be able to compete with other college students on their level.


A Warning for Hybrid Homeschoolers

Some time ago, I explained that the best label for our family in the homeschooling realm is hybrid homeschooling. Hybrid homeschoolers work in the middle ground between school and home.

Reasons I am glad we homeschool: Cheating
Reports of an increase in students cheating has caught America by surprise. Sixty-four percent of students cheated on a test in the past year and 38 percent did so two or more times, up from 60 percent and 35 percent in a 2006 survey.


Grant and Scholarship Advice for Homeschoolers
As the costs of state colleges continue to rise deeming them unaffordable, I am becoming worried about how my homeschooled kids will pay for college.


Clean Up Your Act or You're Homeschooling!
As a homeschooler, I may have threatened my kids once or twice that if they did not show me more respect or cooperation, they would have to go to public school. This usually gets them in line. They've been there, done that, and don't want to do it again.

Notes from a homeschooling mom: high school
While most people managed to keep their opinions to themselves when it came to homeschooling my young kids, as they approached middle and high school, I could see a certain frantic ...


Students cheat because we teach them to
Speaking of kids cheating in school!"Richard J. Condon, the special commissioner of investigation for the city school system, found in a report issued on Wednesday that the assistant principal, Ruth Ralston, of the High School for Contemporary Arts...


Why are kids cheating in school

With 95% of high school students admitting to cheating in school one has to wonder why they cheat. Even more so, one has to wonder why 93 percent feel justified in cheating. Now I was not an angel in high school. As I remember it, I... Read More

Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit My Education Column at Examiner.com

Saturday, November 29, 2008

We we started homeschooling (a recap)

This is a recap of why we began homeschooling written for my National Examiner website.

Probably more odd than a homeschooling mom writing about education in general is the fact that I have nothing against public education. In fact, I believe that some children thrive quite well in public schools, and many even excell. Still I have opted to homeschool my children. I have my reasons.


If you go back to my First year lost files, you will find a similar recap.

Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit My Education Column at Examiner.com

Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm an education examiner!

In addition to writing for Families.com about homeschooling, I have recently been hired to write for Examiner.com website under the education blog. It's great fun. I have been there a week and have already made enemies! (Well, not exactly, but you know how blogs are.)

Here is the link
to my page.

Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Visit my Education Blog at Examiner.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back to homeschool

Yeah! It's a new year, I even sent out my intent to homeschool form on time!

Here are my recent homeschool articles on families.com

Back to Homeschool 2008-2009

by Andrea Hermitt

I have spent the better part of the last two days in back-to-homeschool mode. We had a busy and productive summer working on problem areas, and even managed to get in a bit of travel by taking a working vacation for one of my daughters pageant activities.

Read more


Homeschooling Older Kids
by Andrea Hermitt

I am becoming acutely aware that homeschooling older kids are a much different animal than homeschooling small kids.

Read more

Pizza Hut Encourages Reading and Welcomes Homeschoolers Too
by Andrea Hermitt

Pizza Hut Book It! Program has been ongoing for many years to encourage students to read and has always awarded homeschoolers with pizza and other prizes. Previously when homeschoolers wanted to participate they had to do so through a homeschool group or co-op.

Read more

An Effort to Court Florida Homeschoolers Falls Short
by Andrea Hermitt

"Pasco County (Florida) teacher Mike Maynard also stood at the podium and told parents their children would receive a better education in public schools - a statement that sent a rumble of angry laughter through the crowd.

Read more


Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Thursday, June 05, 2008

My families.com recap for this week

Homeschoolers and the Great Subway Debacle
by Andrea Hermitt

In the last two weeks, here has been a huge uproar in the homeschooling community. It seems that Subway, the restaurant that serves sandwiches, has snubbed homeschoolers by introducing a writing contest, and adding the stipulation that no homeschoolers were allowed to compete.

Why So Many Parents Homeschool "Problem" Children
by Andrea Hermitt

A teacher of a five year old boy is recorded calling the child "pathetic", "selfish", and "ignorant" and discouraging other kids from being his friend. The teachers union saying that the teacher's rights have been violated.

An Entire Georgia County Could Turn to Homeschooling
by Andrea Hermitt

I recently wrote an article entitled Clayton County GA Parents Should Look into Homeschooling I do not think I really believed that an entire school district might have no other choice than to actually turn to homeschooling.


Tennessee Homeschool Graduates Face Diploma Issues
by Andrea Hermitt

A police officer received a perfect 4.0 average at the police academy, but has lost his certification because he received a category IV high school diploma. (A Category IV high school diploma is awarded to private church schools and homeschoolers).

Typical High School Course of Study: Language Arts Part 1
by Andrea Hermitt

Four years of language arts classes are required to complete high school. There really is not much variety in the language arts choices, as you need to show that you took 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade language arts to show you have earned a "diploma".

Typical High School Course of Study: Language Arts Part 2
by Andrea Hermitt

Four years of language arts classes are required to complete high school. There really is not much variety in the language arts choices, as you need to show that you took 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade language arts to show you have earned a "diploma".

Reasons I am glad we homeschool: Electronic monitoring
by Andrea Hermitt

In a time of mass failure of standardized tests, and children finishing high school unable to read or do college level math, it seems that schools are spending more time and money worried about behavior and tracking kids than actually teaching them anything.

Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Me at the Families.com Homeschool Blog

Friday, January 18, 2008

100 words a homeschooler should know

I put together this little homeschooling glossary. I hope you like it.


A Homeschoolers Glossary: Accidental-Charter

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 1

A Homeschoolers (Home School) Glossary: Classical-Copywork

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 2

Homeschool Terms You Should Learn: Cover- Detox

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 3

The Homeschoolers Glossary: Diagnostic-Government

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 4

A Homeschoolers (home School) Grading-Independent

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 5

A Homeschoolers Glossary: Journal-Network

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 6

Homeschool Glossary: Newbie-Portfolio

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 7

A Homeschoolers Home School Glossary: Positive-Self

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 8

Homeschoolers Home School Glossary: Sight-S-word

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 9

A Homeschoolers Glossary: Textbook-Workbook

100 Words a Homeschooler Should Know Part 10

Read more Notes From a Homeschooling Mom

Visit Free Home Ed. Homeschool For Free!