High School

This is a list of links as they appear in my blog.  They are in no particular order.
These links are all related to the High School years.  I hope you find them useful in your high school planning.

  • High School
  • Testing
  • College and Career Planning
  • Transcripts and Record Keeping
Last updated 6/18/2012

High School
Homeschooling through High School site at HSLDA is an exceptionally valuable resource for the high school years.
University Ready :  Site for information on getting your students ready for college - financial aid, tests, etc.
Congressional Award.org : 14-23 year-olds can earn a Congressional Award through setting and meeting goals.  Not a competition or GPA dependent.
Oklahoma Homeschool :  Very LOOOOONG list of resources and articles to help with homeschooling.
This publication put out by HSLDA is a great resource for outlining what courses to take in high school whether your child is college bound or not.
The ACT recommended college prep courses: recommendations on classes to take in high school.
The US Department of Education Recommendations : recommendations on classes to take in high school.
Mapping Your Future site has lots of great information including this course planning chart.
Debra Bell's High School Checklist
Debra Bell also offers a 4 year planning grid to download and a planning grid with movable tiles (kinda cool!)
College Board :  Lots of useful information regarding college credit, testing, finding a college, financial aid, and more.
HSLDA article Dual Enrollment: A Two- for- One Deal!
A to Z's Homeschool article:  Benefits of Dual Enrollment
CollegePlus article:  The Official Homeschooler's Guide to Dual Credit - a nice comparison of dual credit through the AP exam, CLEP, DSST, and community college.
The Home Scholar article:  Facing the Community College Fad - an article about some of the concerns we might have with dual enrollment.
HSLDA article Dual Enrollment: A Two- for- One Deal!
A to Z's Homeschool article:  Benefits of Dual Enrollment
CollegePlus article:  The Official Homeschooler's Guide to Dual Credit - a nice comparison of dual credit through the AP exam, CLEP, DSST, and community college.
The Home Scholar article:  Facing the Community College Fad - an article about some of the concerns we might have with dual enrollment. (Hint: the author is not a fan.)
SchoolhouseTeachers.com : A resource of vast proportions.  For a subscription fee, have access to lessons and plans to use monthly, weekly, or daily in your homeschool.  Many subjects represented.

Testing
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation : Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Take during the Junior year. Taking this test can help qualify your student for a number of scholarships, not just the National Merit Scholarship.
College Board : SAT college entrance exam as well as lots of other useful information.
the ACT: website for the ACT college entrance exam, financial aid, college planning, and more.
College Board information on the AP program
College Board information on CLEP
Get College Credit website regarding homeschoolers : information on taking the DSST
ACCUPLACER and COMPASS: college placement exam information.
Keirsey.com offers a free personality test to take and a free temperament report.
Keirsey Campbell site offers both the Keirsey II and the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey for a fee of $29.95.  The CISS is used by career counselors to help point people toward a career choice that fits their interests and talents.
Fun Education.com has a free career test online to take.
Career Key.org has a career test to take that costs about $10.
Colorwize free online career test.  Your test results are assigned a color which you can then match up to careers that somewhat fit your personality.
Career test US.com  For $25 you can take a 30 minute test and then receive a "full-color" career report.
Holland Codes.com has an extensive list of tests to take and a great breakdown of what the different tests include.  This link on the site was specifically for homeschools.
Follow Your Calling - Endorsed by Focus on the Family this is an assessment to measure your gifts and help direct you in making choices about your education, career, and life purpose.
Career Direct Online - An assessment that combines Biblical principals with career guidance.  $80.  Presented by Crown Financial Ministries.  Also available through BJUP testing and evaluation.
BJUP Interest Explorer testing - administered in conjunction with the Iowa Test of Educational Development.
ACCUPLACER - a test used to help place a student in the correct level of college class.
COMPASS - a test used to help place a student in the correct level of college class.


College and Career Planning (see also testing above)
NSA career field information - explore the different career fields associated with the NSA.
NSA high school and college programs - information on high school work study and college scholarship programs available through the NSA.
College Board :  Lots of useful information regarding college credit, testing, finding a college, financial aid, and more.
College Board : SAT college entrance exam as well as lots of other useful information.
the ACT: website for the ACT college entrance exam, financial aid, college planning, and more.
College Board information on the AP program
College Board information on CLEP
Get College Credit website regarding homeschoolers : information on taking the DSST
SchoolhouseTeachers.com : A resource of vast proportions.  For a subscription fee, have access to lessons and plans to use monthly, weekly, or daily in your homeschool.  Many subjects represented.

Transcripts and Record Keeping
The Home Scholar - Website of Lee Binz with lots of information regarding homeschooling high school.  "Grades and Credits and Transcripts, Oh my!"  - a webinar from The Home Scholar website, about an hour long, full of great information regarding grades, credits, and making a transcript.
Homeschool Records that Open Doors! - another webinar from The Home Scholar website.  Great information.
This Homeschool life link - pertinent information for homeschooling in high school.
this article through HSLDA - short article explaining how homeschool transcripts are valid.
This article from HSLDA: Homeschooling Thru High School - article with lots of useful information regarding homeschooling in high school including diplomas, record keeping, support, and more.
Transcripts Made Easy - an e-book or paper book.
Teascript.com - online transcript building tool.
Debra Bell's book The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling High School has a chapter on record keeping including credits and transcripts.
Oklahoma Homeschool - lots of useful information including a sample transcript to look at, how to calculate credits, and figuring GPA.
PEAH's free homeschool transcript template
Homeschool Tracker - computer based homeschool record keeping.  The Basic Edition is free.  The Plus Version is affordable and includes the ability to make a transcript.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com : A resource of vast proportions.  For a subscription fee, have access to lessons and plans to use monthly, weekly, or daily in your homeschool.  Many subjects represented.




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