How Do College Admission Officers View Students Who Were Homeschooled?

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As homeschooling has become increasingly popular in recent years, many students and parents have wondered if college admission officers might “look down” on those who were homeschooled. The answer is a resounding “no;” college admissions officers recognize that homeschooled students can bring unique qualities and experiences to their campus. In fact, they often see the self-discipline and initiative that comes with homeschooling as an asset. In this blog, we’ll look at how college admissions view homeschoolers, what objectives you should focus on as a homeschool student, and tips for making your application stand out.

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Frequently Asked Questions from Parents about Homeschooling

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In recent years, homeschooling has become an increasingly popular option for parents looking to provide their children with a high-quality education. However, as with any important decision, many questions and doubts often arise when someone considers homeschooling. To help navigate this important decision, here are some frequently asked questions from parents considering homeschooling their children.

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Where to Place Your Student's Desk for an Optimal Homeschool Learning Environment

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As parents of online homeschool students, it is important to provide your student with the right learning environment. Finding the right spot in your home for a desk can be one of the most difficult parts of setting up a homeschool space. Here are some tips on how to pick the ideal location for your student's desk and create an optimal learning environment.

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Building Healthy Eating Habits

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What is the best diet?

Is it low-fat? Low-carb? Paleo? Keto? Vegetarian? Mediterranean? And while it would be easier if there was The One Diet to Rule Them All, unfortunately, there isn’t one. What a bummer! We like easy answers, but life so rarely works out that way.

This is the fourth entry in the Healthy Meals for Homeschoolers series. You can find the entire series at this link.

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Enlightium Academy Puts Students On Track Along the Path to STEM Careers

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In 2015, I was invited to the 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM) at Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Washington. This event hosted several amazing speakers from local companies and former alumni. It also showcased several of the robotic engineering and animation labs, where a variety of student projects were on display.

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Three Proven Strategies for Online Students to Finish Their Courses On Time

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With the flexibility of online learning and the ability to work from anywhere comes the risk of procrastination, missed deadlines, and falling behind. Online learning requires students to be self-motivated and consistent with their work to stay on track. Here are a few strategies to help your student complete their courses on time.

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How Restarting Your Computer Can Help Improve Online Student Performance

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When your computer is having a problem, you've probably heard your student's teacher or tech support member tell you to “turn it off and back on again.” But why does this seemingly simple step often solve so many issues? In this blog post, we'll explore the science behind why restarting your computer can help improve your online student's performance. From frozen screens to sluggish Internet connections, being able to quickly troubleshoot and fix problems with a few clicks of the mouse could be the difference between success and failure for your child's online studies.

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7 Common Misconceptions about Pulling a Child Out of School to Homeschool

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There are many reasons why students may not thrive in public or private brick-and-mortar schools: the truth is that every child has a different learning style, and traditional schooling might be unsuccessful in meeting unique students’ needs due to classroom structure or peer pressure. 

Pulling a child out of traditional schooling to a homeschooling option might be a tough decision, but it can bring rich rewards in the quality of both your child’s education and your family life. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about homeschooling. 

Here are seven widely-held myths and facts that show why these myths simply aren't true:

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How to Help Your Student Who Refuses to Do Their Work

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As a parent, you want to help your student succeed and do their best, but it can be challenging to know how to support them if they refuse to do their homework or study. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to motivate your students and help them to stay on track with their studies. In this post, we’ll discuss a few ways you can help your student who refuses to study.

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Which Browser Works Best for Online Schooling?

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 When it comes to search for finding information online, students need to be aware that the browser they choose will dictate their internet exploring experience. For an online school student, choosing the right browser can be the difference between a great day of learning and wasting time for a page to load for several minutes.

Below are a few of the most popular browsers rated by:

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Is Accreditation Necessary for Homeschooling Success?

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Without the oversight of an accredited organization, many parents wonder if their homeschool student would receive the same or a higher quality of education as their peers in public or private schools. 

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How Online Students Can Gain Life-Changing Technical Skills

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Technology has become an integral part of our lives, and online learning is no exception. Online students have the opportunity to gain valuable technology skills that will help them succeed in the future. In this blog post, we'll explore how online students can develop essential technology and computer skills that will set them up for success in higher education and beyond.

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Deciding Between a Laptop and Desktop for Your Student – What to Consider

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When your student sets out to pursue online education, one of the first questions that might come to your mind is: should I purchase them a laptop or desktop? It can be a tough call. After all, you want to make sure your student has the best tools at their disposal for success. We'll look at the pros and cons of each option so you can feel confident in making the right choice. 

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Tips for Pre-Prepping Ingredients

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Welcome back to the next installment of our Healthy Meal Plan for Homeschoolers Series for Enlightium Academy. Finding new recipes and creating tasty meals with your children can be a great way to bond, as well as to help your child learn valuable life skills. One strategy to keep in mind when feeding your family throughout the week is to prepare the ingredients that you will need ahead of time. 

This is the third entry in the Healthy Meal for Homeschoolers series. You can find the entire series at this link.

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How To Re-engage Your Child When Learning At Home

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Parents often start off the year with lots of ideas, plans, and momentum, confident that they will keep that momentum through the year. But as the weeks pass by, parents may be finding themselves slipping into a rut, and they might find their child staring longingly out the window and letting out long sighs of boredom. If this is you, you are not alone! Many parents struggle to keep their children engaged as the routine starts to drag and the excitement from the beginning of the year drains away.

Take a deep breath and start with some of the following tips to help re-engage your child to learn while at home!

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Achieving Holistic Success: Bible Verses for Student-Athletes at Christian Schools

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Student-athletes enrolled in Christian schools have the unique opportunity to pursue success holistically: spiritually, academically, and physically. But with the demands of school, extracurricular activities, and team practices, it can be difficult to stay focused on the important things. That's why we've put together a list of Bible verses specifically designed to help student-athletes stay motivated and keep their faith strong while pursuing their dreams at Christian schools. Let's take a look at some verses that can help you achieve holistic success!

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Does Your High School Diploma Expire?

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For some high school students, the question of whether their high school diploma will expire, is a confusing one. What good is an academic diploma if it won't be accepted by a college admissions department? 

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How Often Should You Replace Your Student's Computer?

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As a parent of an online student, you want to ensure that your child's computer is up-to-date and reliable enough to handle the demands of their schoolwork. But how often should you replace it? Is there a way to tell when it's time for a new one? The answer isn't always easy, but with our guide, you'll be able to determine if it's time to upgrade or if your student's computer can hang on for a few more years. Join us as we explore the signs that indicate it might be time for a new machine - from slowing down performance to viruses and wear and tear! 

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Five Tips for Finding the Right Desk for Your Online Student

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One of the most important tasks for any parent with a child enrolled in an online school is to help them find the right desk setup to maximize their productivity and comfort levels. With so many variations of desks available, it can be difficult to know which one is best suited for your family’s needs. This can include factors like size, ergonomics, and adjustability. In this blog, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of different types of desks like standing desks, sit-stand desks, and traditional sitting desks.

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Eat Healthy Within your Budget

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Welcome back to the next installment of Enlightium Academy’s Healthy Meals for Homeschoolers series. I am excited to share with you some of my ideas about family budget meals. When you think of family budget meals, what do you think of? Money? Spreadsheets? Penny-pinching?

This is the second entry in the Healthy Meal for Homeschoolers series. You can find the entire series at this link.

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