I love summer, don’t you? I find I’m truly at my best in sunshine and warmth. These longer days have me feeling more accomplished than other times of the year, too. I always manage to catch up on things I can’t bring myself to finish in the dead of winter.
In the last few weeks, I’ve been to 2 conferences, published several addendums to my new Florida book, updated (for the millionth time) my son’s comprehensive high school binder, caught up on the legislative changes that impact education in my state, fine tuned presentations for remaining summer conferences, took on several new clients, and squeezed in volunteer help for a couple of families, too.
Ever mindful of my goal to stay healthy and stress-free, if things keep going this well, I figure my entire to-do list should be finished by summer’s end!
One of the things I updated recently is my 4-year high school planner. It’s a handy form you can use to map out your teen’s high school years to make sure you reach the finish line with success, and the exact form I use for my kids and clients. If you have an older version, you might want to grab the newer version here:
Download a free high school planner here (opens in new window)
Another project I completed was an overhaul of a popular high school series I wrote. Readers tell me they like this series because it’s only 5 articles long, yet it’s packed with lots of important information. If you have college-bound teens and you’ve never seen it before, or even if you have, check it out to see what’s new:
A third thing you might be interested in is this sample transcript, below. Parents have been asking me for different ways to show early high school work on the transcript, and if it’s possible to add a separate section on the transcript specifically for 8th grade work. While this example may not work for every circumstance, here is one way to add 8th grade work to a high school transcript:
Sample transcript showing 8th grade high school work (opens in new window)
Notice the above example has a handy course counter along the bottom, which is something you can adapt to your child’s transcript if you’d like to show how many classes your student completed in the different subject areas. You’d simply add up the number of classes and enter them along that line on the bottom.
That’s all I have for now. I’m about to head out and scoop up some more sunshine before finishing up my high school presentations for this summer. But, do me a favor, if you’ve found any of this helpful, share it with your friends. And if you need additional information beyond what you’ve found here, you’re always welcome to contact me for help.
To your success,
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Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau is a college professor who traded in her tenure to become a homeschool mom 20+ years ago. A homeschool pioneer and the founder of many groups and organizations, she works to advance home education, and is an outspoken supporter of education reform coast to coast. Her book, Suddenly Homeschooling: A Quick Start Guide to Legally Homeschool in Two Weeks, is industry-acclaimed for illustrating how homeschooling can rescue children and families from the public school system, and how anyone can begin homeschooling within a limited time-frame, with no teaching background whatsoever. A writer, a homeschool leader, and a women’s life coach, Marie-Claire mentors in a variety of areas that impact health, education and lifestyle. A conference speaker, she has appeared at FPEA, H.E.R.I., Home Education Council of America, The Luminous Mind, Vintage Homeschool Moms, iHomeschool Network, and many other events. Her articles have appeared in and on Holistic Parenting, CONNECT,Homefires, Homemaking Cottage, Kiwi, Circle of Moms, and hundreds of sites and blogs nationwide. Marie-Claire can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.