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by Maya

PSAT® Test Registration

Posted on Sep 14 2014 by Maya

Q. Where do I register my high school student for the PSAT®? A. A Homeschooler must register for the PSAT® at the local public high school in the school district in which he resides or another school close by. Some larger private schools also provide the test. The parent should speak to the school principal […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Graduation Credits

Posted on Apr 5 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. How many credits does a homeschooler need to graduate and get into college? A. There is no specific number of credits a homeschooler must have to graduate. It is up to the parent to decide when the course of study for the student is completed. At that point, the parent will issue a completed […]

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Handling the Stress and Pressure Before Graduation

Posted on Mar 20 2014 by admin

by Maiya Drennen   The months leading up to graduation will quite possibly be some of the most stressful and pressure-filled months of your life. Trying to finish up the last bit of schoolwork, figuring out where to go to college, figuring out if God is leading you to college, and so on, are some […]


by Yvonne Bunn

SAT® and ACT® Test Difference

Posted on Feb 19 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. What’s the difference between the SAT® and ACT® tests for college entrance? A. Both the SAT® (Scholastic Aptitude Test) exam and the ACT® (American College Testing) exam measure college readiness. A high school student who is planning to enter a four-year college as a freshman usually takes either the SAT® exam or the ACT® […]

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General Interest Items – July 24, 2013

Posted on Jul 21 2013 by admin

2.1 Virginia County Fairs – Multiple Locations and Dates   2.1 Virginia County Fairs – Multiple Locations and Dates From the Virginia Tourism folks comes this list of county fairs all over the state. See if there is one near you. Have you or your children ever entered a fair with homemade goods or with […]

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General Interest Items – July 17, 2013

Posted on Jul 14 2013 by admin

2.1 Summer Bridge: High School Math Camps – Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads Region – August 12, 14, and 16 and As Arranged   2.1 Summer Bridge: High School Math Camps – Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads Region – August 12, 14, and 16 and As Arranged Private home Virginia Beach (Town Center area), VA […]

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General Interest Items – July 10, 2013

Posted on Jul 7 2013 by admin

2.1 New High School Literary Magazine: Estuary – First Edition in July   2.1 New High School Literary Magazine: Estuary – First Edition in July A new literary magazine called Estuary is accepting submissions from high school students. Any high school student, homeschooled or not, may submit work for consideration and possible publication. This magazine […]

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General Interest Items – June 26, 2013

Posted on Jun 22 2013 by admin

2.1 John Adams on the Celebration of America’s Independence – July 4 2.2 FAYM Chorus Camp – Fredericksburg – Best Price by July 5 2.3 Virginia Museum of the Civil War: Jacob Bushong’s Birthday – New Market – August 17 2.4 Shooting Stars Square Dance Club Hoedown – Norfolk – August 17 2.5 Forty or […]

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General Interest Items – June 19, 2013

Posted on Jun 17 2013 by admin

2.1 Caroline County Agricultural Fair – Ruther Glen – July 10-13   2.1 Caroline County Agricultural Fair – Ruther Glen – July 10-13 Caroline County Agricultural Fair Grounds 8332 County Fair Lane Ruther Glen, VA Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday, July 12, from 4 p.m. […]

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General Interest Items – June 12, 2013

Posted on Jun 10 2013 by admin

2.1 Civil War Day Camp – New Market – Register by July 18   2.1 Civil War Day Camp – New Market – Register by July 18 Virginia Museum of the Civil War 8895 George Collins Parkway New Market, VA Monday through Wednesday, July 22 through 24, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: […]

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General Interest Items – June 5, 2013

Posted on Jun 3 2013 by admin

2.1 Virginia Museum of the Civil War Camp – New Market – Register by July 5 2.2 Summer Camp: “That Dance Thing” – Mechanicsville – July 15-19   2.1 Virginia Museum of the Civil War Camp – New Market – Register by July 5 Virginia Museum of the Civil War 8895 George Collins Parkway New […]

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General Interest Items – May 30, 2013

Posted on May 26 2013 by admin

2.1 Henricus Historical Park Camps – Chester – Begin in June; Register Early 2.2 Mini-Terms for College Credit – Oklahoma and Non-Credit Online Option – Oklahoma Program Begins June 18 2.3 International Christian Concern Seeks Interns and Volunteers   2.1 Henricus Historical Park Camps – Chester – Begin in June; Register Early Henricus Historical Park […]

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General Interest Items – January 16, 2013

Posted on Jan 13 2013 by admin

2.1 Henricus Historical Park: Battle of Trent’s Reach – Chester – January 19 2.2 March for Life 2013 Events – Washington, D.C. – January 24-26 2.3 Sully Historic Site Winter Programs – Chantilly – Begin January 26 2.4 DIY Goofs Could Earn You $100!   2.1 Henricus Historical Park: Battle of Trent’s Reach – Chester – […]

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General Interest Items – January 9, 2013

Posted on Jan 6 2013 by admin

2.1 Winter Wildlife Festival – Virginia Beach – Register by January 18 2.2 Marine Science Internship – Wallops Island – Application Deadline Is February 1 2.3 LEGO Shipbuilding Contest and Free Museum Entry – Norfolk – February 2 2.4 Nurses for Life Scholarship – Deadline Is February 15   2.1 Winter Wildlife Festival – Virginia […]

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General Interest Items – December 20, 2012

Posted on Dec 16 2012 by admin

2.1 Play: The Screwtape Letters – Washington, D.C. – Begins December 19 2.2 Museums on Us – Multiple Locations – First Weekend Monthly 2.3 Virginia Mayflower Society Essay Scholarship Contest – Deadline Is March 15, 2013   2.1 Play: The Screwtape Letters – Washington, D.C. – Begins December 19 Lansburgh Theatre 450 7th Street NW […]

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General Interest Items – December 12, 2012

Posted on Dec 8 2012 by admin

2.1 Ballet: The Nutcracker – Washington, D.C. – Begins December 12 2.2 Christmas Traditions in the Colonies – Smithfield – December 15 2.3 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – Begin December 15 2.4 Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships – Deadline Is December 20 2.5 WormWatcher Logo Contest – Deadline Is December 30 2.6 Nominate […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Dual-Enrollment Financial Aid

Posted on Oct 25 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Can a homeschool student who is dual enrolled in community college receive financial aid? A. No, a dual-enrolled high school student (a public, private, or homeschooled student who takes some college courses) does not qualify for college financial aid. One of the requirements to receive financial aid is that the recipient must be enrolled […]

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Homeschool Items – October 17, 2012

Posted on Oct 13 2012 by admin

1.1 Sully Plantation Homeschool Day – Chantilly – First Reservation Deadline Is October 19 1.2 PACE Parent Meeting: Raising Real Men – Culpeper – October 25 1.3 Christian College Fair – Norfolk – November 1   1.1 Sully Plantation Homeschool Day – Chantilly – First Reservation Deadline Is October 19 Sully Historic Site 3650 Historic […]

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Homeschool Items – October 10, 2012

Posted on Oct 7 2012 by admin

1.1 Homeschool Campout – Virginia Beach – October 19 through 21 1.2 Home School Foundation Military Fund: Apply or Donate – October 1.3 HSLDA Presidential Essay Contest – Deadline Is November 1, 2012   1.1 Homeschool Campout – Virginia Beach – October 19 through 21 Virginia Beach KOA 1240 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Financial Aid

Posted on Sep 19 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q.Have federal financial-aid laws changed for college-bound homeschoolers? Do homeschoolers now have to get a GED to receive financial aid? A. The federal government made significant changes to financial-aid laws in December 2011, and these changes went into effect July 1, 2012. However, Congress made NO CHANGES to the homeschool eligibility section. The law states, […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Transcript and Testing Information

Posted on Sep 11 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

Q: On a high school transcript, should I indicate that my special-needs teen took a special type of achievement test or should I list the name of the test? The transcript may be used for college admissions.   A: Achievement test results are not included on a high school transcript. They are required by the […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Verified Credits

Posted on Apr 22 2012 by Yvonne Bunn

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Are “verified credits” necessary (or recommended for college entrance) for a homeschool high school transcript. Would dual-enrollment courses in a community college count as verified credit? A. “Verified credit” is a […]

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