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Joy Capps is a homeschool bookworm residing in the mountains of western North Carolina. The only one who loves books more is her 16-year-old daughter. They both enjoy perusing old bookstores for treasures and sniffing books. Her son who is 18 has special needs, is the social butterfly of the family and has never met a stranger. Although she is originally from South Dakota she now calls North Carolina her home and she and her family love exploring the great outdoors. Her family has been homeschooling since 2005.

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Making Current Events a Part of Your HS curriculum

There are many benefits to keeping up with current events in your homeschool and plenty of creative ways to do it. It’s a good way to teach your own values and beliefs about local and world events but also can be a way to introduce the opinions and beliefs of other people. Newspaper Some may […]

Homeschool Friendly Colleges in Texas

As the saying goes, “Everything is bigger in Texas” and if you are homeschooling in the state you are joining just one of the hundreds of thousands of other homeschooling families. Homeschooling families are growing rapidly, especially in Texas. Do you have high schoolers with college on their mind? Many universities and colleges are welcoming […]

Homeschool friendly colleges in New Jersey

Homeschooling gives students a sense of flexibility to their learning. They are not required to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day, not required to learn specific topics the schools are required to teach, and better yet, they can learn on their own time. Colleges have been actively recruiting homeschoolers as they stand […]

Homeschool Friendly Colleges in Florida

Being a homeschooled student allows for enormous flexibility, it really sets apart students from traditionally schooled students. Homeschool students have an endless supply of learning areas, where they can spend more time learning about things they enjoy and have a passion for. These passions prove to be significant during the admission process for colleges in […]

Homeschool Friendly Colleges in North Carolina

Many homeschooling parents tend to get nervous or frustrated over the thought of their child not being able to get into college. Well, fear no more. Homeschoolers are seeing more and more opportunities for post-secondary education after graduation.   If you’re looking for North Carolina colleges that accept homeschoolers, this is a good place to […]

Top 7 Questions about the PSAT Test

 1. What is the PSAT? The PSAT is known as the Preliminary SAT. It is also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) Below is an overview of the structure of the current PSAT- Reading Test: 60 Minutes, 47 questions. Writing and Language Test: 35 minutes, 44 questions. Math No Calculator Section: 25 […]

Homeschool Friendly Colleges in Georgia

Homeschool students get to set their own paths for learning which allows them to explore their passions and interests a step further than from those who are traditionally schooled. Because of their educational experiences and backgrounds, more and more homeschoolers are admitted to hundreds of colleges and universities around the world. Colleges and universities have […]

Top 10 Study Resources for Test Taking

The mere thought of a test can at times spark feelings that vary from having little pretest jitters to over the top panic and trepidation. There are steps you can take to at least decrease that anxiety and also help you be more prepared for a test. Be informed Make sure that you know what […]

The Benefits of Studying Abroad

Does your student dream of traveling to other countries to explore new lands and cultures? They may be able to turn that dream into a reality all while pursuing their goals for higher education. Financially this might seem like it’s impossible, but there are ways to do for free or very little.   Things to […]

Don’t miss Out On These Holiday Events

Mid Year Switch Virtual Conference Are things not going how you had planned this school year? Are you in the need of a change? Could you use a little encouragement and direction? The Mid-Year Switch may be just the answer you’ve been looking for! The Mid-Year Switch Virtual Conference on January 8th is a collective […]