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Category: Homeschool For Success

Two-Fold Purpose of the Ultimate Homeschool Planning System (UHPS)

I love homeschool moms.  I love their passion, their resourcefulness and love for their families. But now with the luxury of viewing homeschooling through the rear view mirror, I can see a couple of sore spots that contribute to our exhaustion and occasional loss of vision. We are more aware of our own shortcomings in our Read More...

Sneak Peek: Ultimate Weekly Planner for Teens

I want to give you a quick look inside the forthcoming Ultimate Weekly Planner for Teens. ( While part of the Apologia team is on vacation, I grabbed a few pages to show you. I didn’t ask, hope that’s okay.) I think it is so hip and cool… and by association I am therefore (possibly) Read More...

Help! My Child’s A Late Reader

The magic of reading is part brain development and part environment. You can’t do much about the first — that’s a timeline God controls — but you certainly can about the latter. Kids will learn to read if they invest time in reading. The more they read, the better they will read. Your role is to help Read More...

Sneak Peek Inside The Ultimate Homeschool Planner

Many of you have asked when the Ultimate Homeschool Planner designed by me and featured in Apologia’s latest catalog will be available. Hang on. It’s almost here. The planner for moms went to the printer last week, and the planners for students (4th-8th) and teens (7th-12th) are headed there shortly.  Launching a brand new product line is Read More...

Four Year Plan +1 for High School @ Home

In the Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens, Chapter 12,  I write about the necessity of laying out a tentative schedule of coursework and tasks for high school at the beginning of  8th grade.  That’s for those of you with foresight.  ( I didn’t gain that until my third child.)    The benefit of the plan is to make Read More...

College Credit for High School Work

The easiest and least expensive way to earn college credit for your high school work is through scoring well on college equivalency exams.  The most widely accepted equivalency exams are the College Level Examination Program (CLEP®) and Advanced Placement (AP® ) tests. (More than 90% of colleges in the U.S. award course exemptions or credit Read More...