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About labonte4622

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  1. I have a friend whose son took Spanish I in 7th grade, Spanish II in 8th grade, and Spanish III in 9th grade. He recognizes that he will probably have to take it again in college but doesn't want to take anymore classes now (he's going into 11th grade). Years ago when I worked in college admissions, we would have accepted Spanish I and II even though those courses were taken in junior high and would have given him credit for 3 years of a foreign language. If anyone has found themselves in this same situation, could you tell me if your child's college viewed it in the same way or did the college require two-three years of language during grades 9-12? Thanks!
  2. I agree that things have definitely changed. Thirteen - eighteen years ago we received less than five homeschooled applications a year and as the second largest public university in the state, we weren't exactly small.
  3. I'm curious to know if anyone has just had their children take online foreign language classes through their state universities? That was the approach I was going to take so that we could count it as dual enrollment and my children wouldn't have to take it again in college.
  4. I actually plan on offering evening seminars for freshman students and their parents in the fall and again in the spring. I will do the same for the sophomores and their parents but will cover different material. As all of you have said, "the earlier, the better" though certainly in the first two years of high school they don't need a semester long course.
  5. I have not homeschooled through high school; my eldest homeschooler is in 7th grade. With my background in college admissions, I was asked to create this course but as I shared with the woman who runs the co-op, it's been 13 years and things have definitely changed in that much time. Receiving feedback from all of you has been beneficial and I really appreciate the responses as well as direction to the pinned posts. I obviously have a basic framework that I will be working with, but everyone comes at it from a different perspective with different experiences and I appreciate the opportunity to learn from other. Thanks again.
  6. I think you're absolutely right. I can cover the same topics but move the classes so that the one I was thinking about for the spring of junior year would take place in the fall and the one I was thinking about for senior year would take place in the spring in junior year. I could still make myself available to students in their senior year but the expectation would be that they knew what they were doing and were just coming to me to brush things up a bit. Thanks for your reply.
  7. Not looking for others to do my planning for me, but rather looking for honest feedback. I have learned much for reading threads here on the Well Trained Mind and thought that those of you with children who have gone through the process might be able to give me some insight. In fact, you were able to provide me with exactly that as I had no idea that there were some schools that had deadlines of October 15th. The college that I worked for was on a rolling admissions basis. Thanks for your feedback.
  8. To those of you who have gone through the college application process with your children, I would like to get some suggestions from you. I have been given the task of creating two courses for our homeschool co-op. The first course in the sequence will be offered in the spring of junior year and will focus on looking at different careers, beginning the college search, etc. The second course will be offered in the fall of senior year and will focus on writing the college essay, filling out the application, searching for scholarships, etc. For each course, the students will attend 15 one hour classes. I spent 5 years working in college admissions so I am thrilled to be teaching these classes next year. However, I am also incredibly nervous as parents will be paying me and I want to make sure they are getting their money's worth. Fifteen hours just seems like a lot to me as I feel like the material could be covered in just a few sessions and that anyone who has been through the process could teach it. This is where all of you come in. What was some of the most valuable information you received when going through the process? What do you wish someone had told you early on that would have made things easier? Besides the college to which your child was applying, where did you turn to for scholarships that yielded any money? What can you add to my base of knowledge that will help me come up with 15 hours? Thanks in advance.
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