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  1. Thanks again, ladies, for the all the helpful suggestions and links. I just had her here and we talked for a long time. She's the oldest child and is afraid of losing access to her younger siblings, so has been cautious about speaking up or taking action. I advised her to quietly gather her documents and create her own transcript. She already separated her cell phone account from her parents'. She is going to talk to a college counselor at the local school where she is doing DE, in hopes that she'll have a letter for FAFSA if needed, or some kind of outside validation from schoo
  2. Thank you so much for your thoughts, lots of great advice. I was especially concerned about whether they’d accept her transcript if she chooses to create one herself. I also need to look into the FAFSA some more and info about possibly filling it out without parental information about income, etc. I don’t believe she has filed an income tax return yet, since she was working much less last year, this is the first year she has enough income to file. I agree about putting the relationship on hold, but I feel like it’s not my place to tell her this and I don’t feel right about it. This
  3. Hello! I need advice. I'm writing this in a rush, so please forgive any grammatical errors or lack of coherence. :) DD's friend is in a difficult home situation. She just turned 18, has been homeschooled through high school and the last year has done DE at a small local University, is a straight A student, has a great job, she shows up at work, has some money saved from work, does not drink or do drugs and is generally a good kid, and has been a good friend to DD. She started dating a boy who seems very nice and they spend a good amount of time together. She has known his family
  4. DD took Psych, Comp Science A, and is taking Latin tomorrow. These are her first AP's. She was originally going to take only Latin, but decided to self-study for the other two a couple of months into the school year. I've pretty much left her to her own devices. She is pretty disciplined and has been studying non-stop, all day on weekends, etc. She felt really good after the Psych exam. She loves to write so she was comfortable with the FRQ's. She said she felt average about CS. Now we wait for Latin tomorrow. I'm the one who's nervous, but I don't let her know it. ? If she tanks one
  5. Can you share what books your DS is using for Calc BC, as per Kathy's recommendations? Thank you!
  6. Congratulations on this huge accomplishment! You must be so proud!
  7. The ones she’s enjoyed the most are the ones she’s chosen on her own. Creative Writing Computer Science Psychology Now she’s really excited that we are planning an official “History of Theater†course, or “History of Broadway Theater†course. She’s a big theater fan.
  8. Congratulations! You must be so relieved and excited for him! I’m in GA as well. DD does not want to go to UGA but will probably be applying to Tech. (She’s entering 10th this year). I really hope everything works beautifully for your son with scholarships.
  9. Hi! Not cheap, but Risotteria Melotti might be worth a splurge for incredible, authentic italian risotto and it is gluten-free. I believe risotto dishes run $20-$25 but it is filling and so delicious. Another place we love is ABC Kitchen for brunch, although I'm not sure about g/f.
  10. What sort of thing do you discuss or ask when contacting the rep or admissions officer? Do you just introduce yourself, say you are a homeschool applicant, ask if there is any special addiitional requirements for homeschoolers, etc? Or ask more specific questions about the intended major?
  11. I had no idea. This sounds so unfair to me, since so many kids depend on aid to make a final decision.
  12. How do schools know what other colleges you are applying to? Newbie here. :)
  13. Right, our words of encouragement and reassurance don’t always get through as they should. It’s a big life decision, with lots of pressure, who can blame them? I love Agnes Scott, btw.
  14. For DD, I used to think a top school was going to be the only way to go, but as I have read more on these boards, and talked to people around me in real life, I've realized that going to a tippy top school for undergrad might not be as desirable as I thought. My sister and her boyfriend both went to a regular state uni, and then attended a top medical school. Many of their med school peers were Ivy graduates, others went to less highly-ranked schools. I had the opportunity to meet many of them as well as talk to my sister and her bf in length. We all agree that for undergrad, an environmen
  15. If she just returned from one of her choices, perhaps after a few days of quiet an answer will emerge? Which one of the schools has the best department for her major and goals? Has one school showed more interest than others, offered any special opportunities?
  16. Congratulations! What a way to finish the year!
  17. Congrats to all the college bound homeschoolers! I look forward to reading this thread all year, and virtually celebrating with you! I've been following your situation, Heather! Congratulations! I'm so glad everything is working out for your family!
  18. Thank you for these books suggestions, Kathy! She's going to be thrilled!
  19. It looks like the level 5/6 NLE is one combined exam for both years, is this correct? I'm confused because Lukeion's website mentions that a student can choose, for Latin 5, between Ovid and Cicero. Is there enough of Ovid to cover an entire year of material? This is what DD would love to do. She is not a big fan of Cicero.
  20. I've had to have lots of these conversations with DD15. She's part of a swing dance group and they attend events where there's college men. Although she keeps to her group of high schoolers, occasionally she gets asked to dance by a college student. I have found (I'm always present at these events) that the college-age men are more respectful and become protective as soon as they find out she's 15. It's the high school boys that I need to watch out for. ;) DD introduced me to a Youtube channel called "Blimey Cow". The channel was created by homeschooled siblings and they have done a few vi
  21. Thank you for posting this, Arcadia! Making sure all my ducks are in a row before exams this May.
  22. Are there any practice tests online for AP Latin? I accessed the free response question section of the AP page on the college board. I understand there is a secure document for educators who have an approved syllabus only, but since I did not submit a syllabus for approval, I don't have access. I was wondering if there are any other old versions of the full exam that you ladies know of. Thank you kindly.
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