Thoughts of school beginning in the fall affects basically two types of families: those who are preparing to resume home educating and those who are seriously thinking about abandoning the public school system. Moreover, reasons for home educating vary among families. Some parents are simply “fed up with” progressive, Darwinian ideology and secular values which dominate secular, government school classrooms and textbooks. Other parents want to avoid negative influences from abusive students. Some parents hunger for their children to learn traditional moral values from curriculum that supports traditional family values. Fortunately, parents can find curriculum to support whatever reasons are stated for home educating children. (more…)
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Ending the school year well means assigning transcript credit for courses completed for a high school diploma. Home educators are wise to prepare an official transcript that is similar to those used in state public schools. This is important for students who plan to submit applications to college registrars who need tangible evidence that the student applicant is a viable candidate for the college. Official transcripts from your home school academy should have an official ame that depicts a professional-level academic education. You can use such names as “Jones Academy”, “Leadership Academy”, “Character and Science Academy”, “Rural and Urban School of Leadership” or a similar title. You might be wise to avoid the words “Home School.” Some registrars simply do not know how to process applications from home school students. The total number of academic transcript credits should equal or exceed those required for college entrance (usually at least 22).