Barbara Hettle

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Date registered: July 12, 2011

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  1. Tips for Pre-Law Majors — May 7, 2017
  2. Physical Education for Homeschoolers — December 22, 2016
  3. Extracurricular Ideas for Homeschool High School — October 22, 2016
  4. College Food Allergy Policies — October 16, 2016
  5. Colleges for Unschoolers — October 5, 2016

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  1. Common Application Essay Strategies — 47 comments
  2. Highly Selective College Admissions for Homeschoolers — 31 comments
  3. Tips for the Common Application Activities Section — 29 comments
  4. Ivy League Homeschool Admissions — 18 comments
  5. College Options for Students with Asperger’s and Autism — 14 comments

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Tips for Pre-Law Majors

Is your homeschooler hoping to become a lawyer? If so, here are a few things you may wish to consider as you plan high school and look toward pre-law and law school. Skills More Crucial Than Major Law school doesn’t require a particular major or set of prerequisite courses. Rather, aspiring attorneys should focus on …

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Physical Education for Homeschoolers

Many states require physical education for all students including homeschoolers. Fortunately, PE is one of the easiest requirements for most homeschoolers to meet. With a little creativity you can find options that will help your teen build their physical fitness. For many families, the big goal with PE is to help their teen build healthy …

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Extracurricular Ideas for Homeschool High School

Homeschooling high school is about a lot more than academics. Extracurricular involvement for homeschoolers doesn’t always look the same as it does for traditional high school students, but extracurricular matter a great deal. Activities help students develop their talents and find community. Some parents worry that extracurricular activities will add to the cost of homeschooling …

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College Food Allergy Policies

Navigating college residences and dining with serious food allergies can be challenging. Allergies to foods such as nuts, gluten, milk, shellfish, and soy are on the rise.  Some homeschoolers chose to homeschool in part due to the difficulty of safely managing a serious food allergy while in a public or private school. Life threatening allergies …

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Colleges for Unschoolers

College decisions are very personal. Teens, including unschoolers, need to balance a wide variety of concerns to find a school that is their best fit academically, socially, philosophically, geographically, and financially. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but this article explores some of the college options that may be most appealing to unschoolers. Unschoolers vary widely …

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Colleges Are Recruiting Homeschoolers: Myth or Fact?

The idea that elite colleges are recruiting homeschoolers gets a lot of buzz . You may have read the claim that it is easier for homeschoolers to get into top colleges. The assertion is that Ivy League and other highly ranked colleges see that homeschool applicants score higher on tests and are more creative. This …

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College Options for Students with Asperger’s and Autism

Many families of children on the autism spectrum choose to homeschool. Parents are aware the high school years is the time to begin planning for a successful college transition. As the autism spectrum is wide and student needs vary, there is no one perfect college approach. Some students may be successful attending a four year …

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FAFSA Tips for Homeschooling Families

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the FAFSA, is the most important step to qualify for financial aid for college. This is the required form to receive federal money, such as Pell Grants, loans, and work study. Information from the FAFSA is also used by colleges to decide on grant awards and scholarships. Parents …

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Public Honors Colleges

Public Honors colleges offer students many perks from scholarships to small classes to specialized housing. Understand what this choice may offer your homeschooler.

Public Speaking for Homeschoolers

Fear of speaking in public is one of the most common anxieties. In fact, three in four people say they are afraid of public speaking. This can be problematic because speaking to a group is a skill that is necessary in many careers. Offering your homeschooler the opportunity to overcome this fear by participating in …

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