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  • Advanced Placement and Homeschoolers
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    What are advanced placement courses and tests, and how do homeschooled students participate? Ive heard some say advanced placement requires teachers with specialized credentials, so its difficult to do at home. I disagree. I believe that whether a homeschooler can do well on advanced placement test has more to do with the homeschooled student than with anything else.
  • Apprenticeship
    by Laura Carter
    When your teenager is reaching the end of his high school career, he usually has an idea of what he would like to do afterward, but sometimes he may not. College is not the only option. Many professional fields offer an apprenticeship program to achieve a practicing license, sometimes bypassing college completely.
  • Career Assessment
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    What do you want to be when you grow up? That's a standard question grownups ask small children. Sometime in a child's high school years that question becomes a little more insistent. For some teens making decisions of such magnitude is daunting. It's important to remind them that nothing is set in stone as they begin to pursue possibilities. On the other hand, they also need to be reminded that their decisions may curtail or delay their choices in the future. If you forego algebra today, you may need to do some remediation if you later choose to follow a career path requiring algebra.
  • Choosing the Right College
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    Selecting the right college can be difficult if your family doesn't have the time or finances to visit all the possibilities you'd like to pursue. Sure you can get a file folder full of information on any school you please. But that's the information the school wants you to know.
  • College Care Kit
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    Sending off your carefully educated homeschool graduate to college is both a joyful and worrying experience. There's the thrill that all you've done to prepare your child for college has actually resulted in their acceptance at the university of their choice, but there's also the worry that you'll no longer be right there to protect them when life gets difficult. You wonder if there's something else you can do that will ease their transition and yours. What you need is a college care kit.
  • College Study Skills
    by EHO Staff
    If you are taking your first college class as a homeschool high school student or freshman in college, you may not have had the opportunity to learn from a lecture format. There are specific study skills that can help you successfully learn in a lecture environment.
  • Countdown to College - Part 1: First Things
    by Peggy Flint
    The first of two articles about one homeschooling family's senior year journey towards college and an empty nest.
  • Countdown to College - Part 2: Finding the Right School
    by Peggy Flint
    I’d like to share some practical points for you to ponder as your student(s) face the whole college decision/application process.
  • Distance Learning
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    With the advent of the Internet, the face of education is radically changing. This can be seen best in the post secondary education world. Universities, colleges, community colleges and technical schools are finding that online or distance education can be profitable for both the institution and their students. The old correspondence degree image is getting a face lift. Many well known universities like Duke and Purdue offer distance learning.
  • Exploring the Future: I Want to Be a ?
    by Tammy Marshall Cardwell
    Some children seem to enter this world knowing exactly what they want to be when they grow up, while others still can't decide even when they're fifty. Still others, sure about their futures, head straight into a college degree in their chosen field only to realize later that the uniform they've purchased doesn't fit. The reason most commonly given for multiple major changes in college students, and career changes in adults, is life experience. To be more accurate, I should perhaps say that the problem is a lack of life experience before making the "major" decision. This is something that is definitely in our control as parents!
  • GED Links and Books
    by EHO Staff
    At Eclectic Homeschool we regularly receive requests from those who are not able to continue their high school educations or have quit high school and now wish to get a GED. We present this information for their assistance. We do not believe that homeschooled students should be required to take the GED for college entrance or for job applications.
  • Homeschool High School Transcript Resources
    by EHO Staff
    Sample transcripts and the EHO transcript form. Fill out our transcript in your browser and print.
  • Homeschool Scholarships
    by EHO Staff
    Information about scholarships available specifically for homeschoolers.
  • Homeschoolers and College Admissions Testing
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    One of the chief non-subjective means that admissions officers use in determining the admissions of homeschooled students to college are their college admissions test scores. The SAT and the ACT tests serve as an unbiased means to prove that your student has the academic chops to make it in college. These tests become more meaningful for the homeschool student because other indicators used by admissions officers don't apply to them. Learn more about registering and preparing for these tests.
  • Homeschoolers at the College
    by Tammy M. Cardwell
    On July 22, 1997 homeschoolers and college administrators gathered at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. The college's expressed intent in inviting homeschoolers to this meeting was to explore ways in which it can open its doors to us.
  • Homeschooling High School:
    Part 3 Maintaining the Ministry

    by Maribeth Spangenberg
    The vast array of opportunities for homeschoolers can, at times, be overwhelming. The initial decision to homeschool is, in itself, a great emotional and mental strain for some. Weighing the pros and cons of this decision, researching curriculum, seeking out support groups, and implementing a schedule challenges even the best of us. Just because you heed God’s call to homeschool, doesn’t mean that it will always be smooth sailing. The real trick is in maintaining the ministry
  • Homeschooling High Schoolers: Part 2 Pursuing the Path
    by Maribeth Spangenberg
    Homeschooling has come a long way from its early days in the late seventies and early eighties. Those who ventured into this territory then, did so with great conviction and faith. It was not an easy path and often involved many curves and stops in the road. Curriculum was not easy to find, nor often accessible. The easiest course was to enroll in a satellite school and use “boxed curriculum.” Gradually, however, textbook companies saw a market with homeschoolers, and they made their resources available. Until that time, many relied on their own creativity and ingenuity to fill the gap.
  • Homeschooling High Schoolers
    Part 1: Facing the Fear

    by Maribeth Spangenberg
    For most homeschooling moms of young children, the word “high school” evokes feelings of inadequacy, trepidation, and fear. Just the mention of the word can elicit an expression of raised eyebrows, crinkled eyes, and a wrinkled up mouth. “I don’t even want to think about it,” their face seems to say. “I’ll cross that bridge when, and if, I get to it.” In Part 1 of Homeschooling High Schoolers, Maribeth Spangenberg shares her experiences in finding answers to her own questions about high school homeschooling.
  • Homeschooling: The Transition to College
    by Beth Waltman
    Have you wondered whether your homeschooled children will ever graduate and successfully attend college?
  • Information Resources for Starting the College Selection Process
    by EHO Staff
    A listing of places to find information to help find the college that best suits your needs.
  • Master's Commission
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    Accountability, hands-on training, life changing experience, academic credentials—all are integral parts of a unique one year learning experience called Master's Commission.
  • Preparing a Transcript
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    Most colleges require a high school transcript from applicants. If you are like many eclectic homeschoolers, your child may have what seems like a crazy quilt education. How can you put all that he has done into the structured format of a typical transcript?
  • Preparing Your Child for College
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    As parents, we all hope that our children will learn from other's examples rather than make the same mistakes it seems a percentage of college freshmen make every year. The temptations are many, running up enormous phone bills, maxing out the credit card financial institutions are so eager to give college students, or spending too much time enjoying college life and not enough time studying. So many traps to avoid while simultaneously adjusting to a new work load, facing an accelerated learning curve, and being introduced to new ideas, concepts, or beliefs. You hope that you've prepared your child academically to critically weed through the new ideas and maintain his bearing, but as the time draws near to see him walk out your door, you wonder if there are other resources to help him.
  • Quick Advice for College Forms & Transcripts
    by Beverly S. Krueger
    If you've never been told by an experienced homeschooler to keep track of all the major and minor accomplishments of your high school aged children, I'm telling you now. Do it! I'm glad I had been working on my record keeping from the start. Even with all the proper records, it can be a scramble.

Out and About - College and Career Articles on the Web

  • Writing a Winning College Admission Essay
    by Frank Burtnett Added: 9/15/2004
    Is the Essay Really Important Anyway?
    Yup, there's no way around it, the college essay is important. But now's not the time to stress. These pointers will help you relax and be yourself as you put pen to paper.
  • Scholarship Scams
    by Added: 9/15/2004
    Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose more than $100 million annually. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like "National," "Federal," "Foundation," or "Administration."
  • Aid Eligibility
    by Added: 9/15/2004
    Eligibility for federal student aid is based on financial need and on several other factors.

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  • Career Assessment Tests & Quizzes
    Knowing your strengths and weaknesses before selecting a chosen career path is highly beneficial to choosing a profession you will be happy with. This collection of assessment tests will help you to understand where you belong.
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    Worldwide business schools directory
  • Career training
    Top Education Guide is a comprehensive directory of online colleges, universities, career schools, trade schools, vocational training and degree programs. Start searching today, find a degree, and discover a rewarding new career.

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