List of Colleges and Universities that are not counting, or requiring, or even sometimes exempting students from SAT CAT scores/tests
I have been doing more research today and came across a wonderful list of "accredited Colleges and Universities that do not use ACT/SAT scores to Admit Substantial numbers of students into Bachelor-Degree programs." (FairTest.org).
Have a great week and happy learning!
Did you know?
When your children hit highschool, you will need to write up a list of course descriptions (some colleges ask for those) and make an official transcript (always required...often for jobs as well!). And how about a Diploma!
Below are great links to help you do this -plus I included a free GPA calculator that will help you figure out each semester and an overall GPA!
You'll find these at the bottom of my scope and sequence page as well! Have a great day
Sorry, I don't have much time to chat today.
But, I know you'll want to check these two sites out!
FREE FREE FREE MATH :)
...And as always, I added them both to my "FREE Sites and Examples tab"
I love when other homeschool families have taken the time to share their awesome finds and insights.
Today, while working on the future curriculum plan I intend to release (which is still a long while off), I stumbled upon a neat website called: I am homeschooling.
And what did I find? Oodles and oodles of links to free materials, lessons, etc.
Hey folks I've been doing this a long time and even I didn't know most this stuff was available!
In fact there's such a long list that I am going to save the link for me (and you) to my Free Examples and Sites page.
When you head over, scroll down a bit and you'll see the site has listed tons of freebies for just about every subject area. I guess that's why they named the post what they did:
Here's the link: The BIGGEST List of FREEBIES For Homeschoolers!
I think it is of high value to consider trade programs as at least an entry point into a career field. Many of these trades programs are short in length, cheap in cost, and high in hiring rate. As a parent I have spent much time thinking about wasted 4 year degrees and the high cost for often little return on investment. For instance, when you compare that many 4 year degrees will start you off in the $40,000 a year range with up to $60,000 in debt, coupled with a risk of low hiring rate, other options should be considered.
Here's a great link to options that are cheaper, faster, and better paying than this site lets on.
For instance, we all know for a fact that dental hygienists often make almost double that what is listed for salary on the site I am about to share. And don't get me started in the area of IT and Mechanics and HVAC.
One of my students is about to start volunteering and visiting colleges...it is her graduation year! But, some of these events are going to be happening during normal public school hours.
This got me thinking about how to approach giving her permission to be out and about during school hours. I starting wondering, well what if someone official bothers her, even though she's doing what she ought. So I wrote her a nice official letter to take with her for extra assurance that we did indeed give her permission and yes she is on official school business!
Many public high schoolers around here leave during school hours for work and college credit, especially during their last 2 years. So I wasn't that worried too much about any issues. I just like to cover my bases.
But this way, anyone can contact us, and she has something with her at all times that is signed.
Then I got to thinking: Maybe others would like a free example of what I used for an idea of what could be used as an "official" excuse for their blooming ( if responsible) high schoolers!
Before I give it to you though, please make sure you are following all of your laws for your state. This is not to be construed as any form of legal form or advice whatsoever.
Please feel free to copy, paste, alter or what ever you would like to match your needs. No credit needed. On our form, I even used a water mark with our school name on it and printed it on resume paper. Then signed it in blue ink.
Let me know if this helps you at all!
(p.s. Yes I see the misspelling in the file *excused*) It's since been updated. Thanks
(I am still praying over how to proceed for the curriculum site. Thanks so much for hanging in there with me, and I appreciate all your prayers).
As far as technology goes, my son is excelling well beyond that of anything I can keep up with on my own. If you are having the same problem as we are, this post may be of interest to you. We have found a few wonderful sites that have numerous free computer science/robotic/nanotechnology courses that could take years to complete. They come from MIT and other trusted higher learning facilities. In other words they are taught at a college level...which I prefer as to avoid dumbed down teaching. Some may require higher maths before attempting to complete...and some may not. My 12 year old is using them...so give it a try. You might be surprised.
I suggest that if you are going to use these courses, that you print up completed certificates (you make them) that include the name of the class, the date taken, and any projects completed during the course. These will be very valuable for future career and higher education entrances requirements.
Here is two links to the course lists (and I will include them in the "free section of my website as well).
We are really planning to complete a suggested list of materials and Scope and Sequence for K-12 in the near future. However, right now I am in the middle of finishing up a novel and this is the last of one of my children's "Highschool" years. So bare with me. In the meantime, if you have any questions for me, and if I can answer them, I am always willing to try and help. Please feel free to reach out to me, or comment below.
Remember, it is not the amount of money you spend that will educate your children. It is the amount of research you do and the resources you choose to use that matter the most. Truly if money is an issue, a pencil, pad, a library card and the use of a library computer will get the job done.
May God Bless you and your precious babes with tons of love and laughter within your home.
People have been asking our family for a list of books and other kinds of help. With that in mind, We have decided to bring in a new Online Storefront (coming soon!)
It will be organized in such a way that you can stop in and peek around, read some more of our methodology, and then decide if you want to make any purchases for that school year.
We're envisioning a site that is organized by stages. Not only will we have links to most of the items (if you buy from us we will make a few bucks too), but we will have advice and other ideas for along the way!
Trust me you are going to love this!
In other words, what we hope to do is have a page for:
English (recommended purchases, library reads, ideas for success. All from reading to high school)
Math (recommended from k-12)
History (cycles explained, books to read, spines, suggested reading to buy and ones that you should just take out from the library, no-no's and more!)
Science and Health (This area will also have a lot of suggestions, ideas, experiments, purchases and library rentals (items not worth the buy, but worth a short borrow).
Music, Art, Physical Education, Logic, Communication, Foreign Language, Field Trips, Defending Your Faith, Highschool Transcript Help, and much more!
The goal is to make a site that is your go to for everything from the beginning to the end! Along the way, if you buy anything, that's okay too. But don't feel you have to. This site is going to much more than just a store. It's going to help you organize and decide where you are going to and build a plan.
We're hoping to have this thing built and up and running by May 1, 2018. Just in time for you to start thinking about the next year. Until then, I won't be blogging much. But, I'll be sure to write a blog as soon as it's ready!
Happy Homeschooling and don't forget to get outside and smell the flowers today!
Love to you and yours,
~The Turnage Family
Many homeschoolers who lean towards classical/literature based curriculum are in fact moving back to a day before common core went into effect. I know I am. so, today I just wanted to give a shout out and tell you how we are doing in our journey through various math programs.
One used Teaching Textbooks for the upper grades (7th on up to Algebra 1) Here's my experience with it:
One used Life of Fred Elementary last year. Here's my experience with that:
There are many programs out there, and I'm not going to get into that (I'll leave that to your time). What I am going to talk about is Strayer Upton:
Sometimes it's the simpler programs that deserve the stars: 8 stars to Life of Fred and 10 Stars to Strayer Upton Practical Mathematics.
I included a link to see what they look like for your convenience: