What is the best way for students to prepare for the GMAT, business school, law school, or medical school? It just might be Veritas Prep. Designed for students seeking a professional degree and future career, they boast one of the highest success rates of any test prep program. If your home schooled student is considering […]
Home Schoolers Playing Sports?
I often get the question from parents of homeschooled students, "how can my son play sports if I homeschool him? He's a great athlete but if he doesn't go to the local public… [more]
A famous study at Yale University polled graduating seniors in a class in the ‘50s. The students were asked what their specific and written goals for their careers and finances… [more]
What's the Deal with Dual Enrollment?
Dual enrollment for homeschoolers is a hot topic these days, and depending on who you ask, it’s considered either the greatest thing since the personal computer, or an expensive… [more]
The Key to Life
This post has absolutely nothing to do with homeschooling or preparing for college, but it's something I've been pondering recently. What is the point of reading? Why do we as… [more]
What are the Best HS Courses to Take?
Today’s question of the day comes from Cindy, who asks: “My boys are just now in 6th grade, but I would say that my biggest question is what courses and how much of each should… [more]
Essay Writing Secrets for Admissions & Scholarships
Writing is a skill that everyone uses in one form or another, and it's also a skill that can always be improved upon. When it comes to college admissions, the application essay… [more]
When Should Your Student Visit College Campuses?
When should we begin visiting college campuses? This is a great question, and one that many parents neglect to ask. It’s never too early to start visiting potential college… [more]
Is That College Truly Christian?
Where can I find a list of Christian colleges in our region of the country? And how can I know if they are truly Christian? This is a loaded question, but one that many homeschooling… [more]
How to Figure Out Financial Aid
Paying for college. The thought of this can be extremely daunting for most families, especially if their son or daughter is ineligible for academic or athletic scholarships or… [more]
What HS Classes Should My Student Take?
What classes should my homeschooled student be taking in high school in order to have the best chance for college acceptance and scholarships? The best courses to take in high… [more]
Rich vs. Poor - Some Food for Thought
This story has nothing to do with homeschooling or college admissions, but I think it's a great example of how the grass always looks greener on the other side, and how we all… [more]
Will Community College Courses Transfer?
Our community college offers classes to high school juniors and seniors in our area; if my student takes college courses there in conjunction with his/her high school classes,… [more]
Can Low Math Scores be Fixed?
Laura writes in with a question about math. I have a student who excels in everything except Math. How do I help make up for her low SAT or ACT math scores? Tough question,… [more]
Are AP/Honors Courses Preferred to Dual Enrollment?
Yesterday I posted a poll for all my subscribers who have downloaded the 10 Step Guide to Stress Free College Planning, asking for feedback on it's usefulness to them. As I continue… [more]
This is the story that the teachers unions wish had never happened. This is the story that proves all their hysterical demands for more money are nothing but a sham. This is the story that makes the unions and education bureaucrats sick to their stomachs. This is the personal story of my daughter Dakota Root.
I’ve always admired the actor Will Smith, and this assortment of quotes and video clips from him sums up the reason why. I think it’s good advice for parents and students. What can we do to make the world a better place?