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  1. Thanks, FriedClams. I found your article, but WordPress says you marked it as private. I requested an invite to read it. Would you mind granting me permission? Thanks, Kevin
  2. Coming back to this topic after being distracted for a while. For those of you who suggested PrepScholar, was that with the individual tutoring or just the computerized lessons? Thanks, Kevin
  3. Does anyone know how to access the archives and other resources of the hs2coll list serve? Someone Welltrainedmind alerted me to this listserve a few months back, and I only recently realized that it has some resources beyond the email list. However, I have not figured out to access them. Apparently they're about to disappear when the list moves from Yahoo, and I'd like to find them before that. Is anyone familiar with group and can direct me to where I can find the other resources connected to it? Thank you, Kevin
  4. What is the best ACT tutoring service? In particular I'd like to hear if anyone has experience with Arbor Bridge, Princeton Review, or Prep Scholar. However, I'm open to other suggestions. Thank you, Kevin Rhoads
  5. My daughter is interested in becoming a nurse anesthetist but is not sure exactly what the job is like. Does anyone know how to set up a shadowing opportunity with a nurse anesthetist? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kevin
  6. Does anyone know of a good online AP Art course? In particular AP Drawing? I check out Pa Homeschooler's, but in the reviews I didn't see anything about scores earned by the students. Thanks, Kevin
  7. Thanks to alewife for pointing out that Serbicki is at AIM. I found her there and signed up my daughter for her class. Here's the link: https://debrabell.com/product/ap-english-language/
  8. Does anyone have specific feedback on the only Pa. Homeschoolers AP Lang. teacher whose classes is not filled? The remaining teacher is: Melissa Dean (formerly Melissa Barnes) I've heard good things about Pa Homeschoolers in general, but I know that things can vary greatly between teachers. Can anyone suggest another good source for online AP Language? Thanks, Kevin
  9. I just want to clarify. When you say you've heard the same thing about the Penn. Homeschooler's class, do you mean that you've heard that their AP Bio. can serve as a good preparation, but it's disorganized? Thanks.
  10. Can anyone suggest a good source for online AP Literature or AP Biology? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Kevin
  11. I've been communicating with the mom who told me about Compass Prep. I asked if colleges were harder on homeschoolers. She sent me this link from UGA's website: https://www.admissions.uga.edu/prospective-students/first-year/home-educated. Here's the part that concerns me most: "If a student is home-educated or attends a non-accredited high school, he or she must demonstrate very high academic ability by having earned an SAT or ACT score equal to or above the average scores of the first-year students admitted to UGA for the prior Fall term. The student must also be able to validate completion of all CPC subject areas through submission of the following: Official scores from the SAT or ACT (for math and English only—see below), SAT II, International Baccalaureate (IB) and/or Advanced Placement (AP) exams; Coursework for credit that appears on an official college or an accredited high school transcript; and/or, An SAT or ACT score in the top five percent of college-bound seniors nationally in order to satisfy the English and mathematics portions of the CPC. Upon completion of an application file with the required documentation, the University of Georgia will review the entire application file of a student who has been home-educated or who has attended a non-accredited high school. From the pool of academically qualified students, UGA will select the students who are most competitive for first-year admission." This makes it sound like she'll have to take an SAT Subject Test (isn't that what SAT II means?) for everything on my daughter's transcript before she goes to Dual Enrollment at Kennesaw State. Am I reading that correctly? Do you know if they had this rule when your daughter applied? My daughter isn't focused on UGA, but my concern is that other schools might treat her similarly. Thanks, Kevin
  12. Thanks. I'm just not sure that 93rd percentile is in the cards for us. I've also heard that some schools (Ga. Tech. maybe?) require higher standards for homeschoolers.
  13. I think I'm going to work with a program that takes your homeschool work and gives you a government-accredited transcript with which you can apply for the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships (the major government scholarships in Georgia). I’m pretty sure I’m going with Compass Prep Academy in Holly Spring/Canton Georgia. I’ve received great reports about them. But, I’m doing my due diligence and seeing if there’s a cheaper service that works just as well. They charge $400 per year plus a $150 registration fee. Considering the thousands you get in tuition if you get the Zell Miller (I believe the maximum is $10,000 for two semesters), it sounds like a good investment. My understanding is that some colleges also have stricter admissions policies for homeschool students than for someone with a government-accredited transcript.) Can anyone suggest another program that I should check out that is approved by the Georgia Accrediting Commission to provide an accredited high school transcript and diploma that will enable you to be eligible for the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships? (If you are listed as a homeschool student, you have to get about 150 points higher on your SAT to earn the Zell Miller.) Thanks, Kevin
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