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Parents and students work tirelessly year after year toward the goal of turning the tassel. High school is not a one-size-fits-all experience. High school is a time to dig deeper into areas of interest, refine the skills, and polish a student’s God-given gifts and talents.

  Cheryl says:

"Our high school home school experiences (two graduated and another in process) have been like sieving sand. Our adventures were unique to each child, not like the high school I experienced. I sieved through hundreds of hours of reading, research, seminars, and notes from tea-time-chats with older, wiser parents who had walked the high school journey, looking for ways to document what we had accomplished. When we had to document all the wonderful learning opportunities we discovered, many out-of-the-box from traditional educational philosophy, I struggled with how to put our experiences into the paperwork entities requested. The grains left in my sieve were the “essentials” we found beneficial when our students applied for discounted good student insurance rates, employment, and college entrance.This booklet contains the essential grains left in my sieve, the grains I would love to share with you as we sip tea.  Grab a cup and we’ll talk."

But what does that look like on paper?

 Celebrate High School highlights the answers to common questions asked by parents and students. The booklet is not an exhaustive wade-through-all-the chapters-to-find-what-I-need resource, but rather a quick, easy-to-read reference, a springboard toward more personalized research.

Whether fresh out of the blocks on the first leg of the high school adventure or heading toward the finish line, high school is a time to be celebrated.

 

Whether you have purchased 

Celebrate High School: Finish with Excellence

or not, 

Cheryl hopes the links below will be a helpful resource. Remember, no resource is right for every student. 

Cheryl wants every family to

Celebrate High School!


High School Links:

High Schooling at Home

Article: Answers: High School Home Schooling  http://www.crosswalk.com/homeschool/1247088/

 

Planning Ahead  

College Admissions Timeline http://www.admissionsconsultants.com/college/timeline.asp

 

Record Keeping 

Digital                           

 http://www.tghomesoft.com/

http://www.dataplus.biz/HER/

http://www.contechsolutions.net/products/eths_pc/index.htm

Forms and Spreadsheets

http://donnayoung.org/forms/help/high-school-list.htm

Grades                                              www.hslda.org/highschool/docs/GradingGuidelines.asp

 

Donna Young's Co-op Schedules for Apologia Science                                             http://donnayoung.org/apologia/schedule.htm#physical-2nd 

 

Transcripts

Article: High School Transcripts: A Simple Checklist                            www.crosswalk.com/homeschool/1453012/ 

 

Florida Course Descriptions                     http://data.fldoe.org/crsCode/default.cfm?level=912

 

Literature and Reading Lists    

101 Great Books                                   http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/boost-your-skills/23628.html 

Poetry, Cultural and Historical     http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/plan/hs-steps/21281.html 

British Literature                                                 http://www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/lmc/ohs/read/Engl4.htm

 

National Home School Honor Society  http://esa.homeeducationpartnership.com/

Article: The Homeschooled Student and National Honor Societies                                                                                   http://www.crosswalk.com/homeschool/1246328/


Dual Enrollment in Florida

Dual Enrollment Course Equivalency for High School Courses 

http://facts23.facts.org/Advising%20Manuals/pdf/Dual%20Enrollment%20List%20for%20Mar%2007%20SBE%20Approval.pdf

Brevard Community College           http://www.brevardcc.edu/index.cfm?mainframe=/admissions/content/highschoolinfopage.htm&subnavframe=/admissions/content/sub_nav.html

Broward College                          http://www.broward.edu/locations/dtc/aa/accel/dualenrole.jsp

Daytona State College                         http://www.dbcc.cc.fl.us/admissions/dualenroll.html

Edison State College                       http://www.edison.edu/admissions/dualenrollment/

Hillsborough Community College          https://www.hccfl.edu/ssem/hs-articulation/dual-enrollment.aspx

Florida State College  http://floridastatecollegecatalog.fscj.edu/content.php?catoid=11&navoid=651#high_school

Lake-Sumter Community College               http://www.lscc.edu/admissions/dualenrollment.aspx

Palm Beach Community College                http://www.pbcc.edu/x1267.xml

Pensacola Junior College                       http://www.pjc.edu/students/gstart/students_GSDualEnrollText.asp

Polk State College                                     http://www.polk.edu/futurestudents/admission/Pages/DualEnrollmentearlyAdmission.aspx

Seminole State College      http://www.seminolestate.edu/futurestudents/admissions/dualenrollment.htm                                             

Santa Fe Community College              http://dept.sfcollege.edu/hsde/

Tallahassee Community College            http://www.tcc.fl.edu/about_tcc/student_affairs/departments/enrollment_services_and_testing/i_am_a/dual_enrolled_high_school_student/home_school_dual_enrollment_program

Valencia Community College      http://www.valenciacc.edu/dual/

 

College Admission Testing

Articles About Testing                                              http://www.crosswalk.com/homeschool/11579364/page2/

http://www.hslda.org/highschool/testing.asp

SAT                                           http://www.collegeboard.com/ 

ACT                                                http://www.act.org/aap/

CLEP Testing                                                             http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testin/clep/about.html

http://clepprep.tripod.com/cleplessonplans/index.htm 

AP Exam                                                              http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/reg.html  

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/subjects.html

http://www.pahomeschoolers.com/courses/  (on-line AP)

 

College Admission Process

Early Action -vs- Early Decision http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/apply/college-applications/21342.html

 

College Majors/Finding a College

http://www.mymajors.com/#

 

The Common Application    https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx

The Common Application- Home Education Supplement                                                              https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/docs/downloadforms/HomeSchool_Supplement.pdf

Is the Common Application Right for You? http://www.admissionsconsultants.com/college/sm_common_app.asp

 

Accelerated Distance Learning www.globallearningstrategies.org/default.php

Thomas Edison State College                                    http://www.tesc.edu/

Interview with Brad Voeller                                                   http://www.home-school.com/Articles/phs46-bradvoeller.html

Article: Unconventional College Credit   www.crosswalk.com/homeschool/1402531/                   

 

HSLDA College Rating by Home School Admission Policies

http://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/000002/00000241original.asp

 

Admission Requirements for Florida Colleges and Universities for Home Educated Applicants

Clearwater Christian, Clearwater

http://www.clearwater.edu/admissions/undergrad/homeschoolnextsteps.asp

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg

http://www.eckerd.edu/section.php?f=about

http://www.eckerd.edu/admissions/apply/index.php

Florida College, Temple Terrace

http://www.floridacollege.edu/admissions/AdmissionRequirements.asp

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne

http://www.fit.edu/ugrad/admission_info/freshman_req.php

Florida State University, Tallahassee

http://www.fsu.edu/students/prospective/admissions/requirements/froshreq.html

Palm Beach Atlantic, West Palm Beach

http://www.pba.edu/admissions/how-to-apply.cfm#frehsmen

University of Florida, Gainesville

http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/ugrad/frqualify.html

University of North Florida, Jacksonville

http://www.unf.edu/admissions/applying/undergrad.html

http://www.unf.edu/catalog/catalog.aspx?lmenu=489&ban2=13399&right=13205&id=12101

University of South Florida, Tampa

http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Admissions/Freshmen/special-scenarios.aspx

http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Admissions/Freshmen/application-deadlines-checklist.aspx

http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Admissions/Freshmen/freshman-requirements.aspx

University of West Florida, Pensacola 

http://uwf.edu/admissions/uap.cfm


Bright Futures Scholarships (Florida Merit Scholarship)

First Time Applicants         http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/firstapp.htm

Home Education Applicants http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/homepac.htm

Frequently Asked Questions http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/bffaq.htm

Award Amount
http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/awardamt.htm

Eligibility and Award Information
http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/PDF/BFEligibilityAwardChart.pdf

Weighting Courses for Bright Futures Grade Point Calculations               http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/gradewt.htm

Comprehensive Course Table (Courses which are used to determine a student's initial eligibility for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program-- NOTE: Be sure to enter the graduation year of the student)

https://www.osfaffelp.org/bfiehs/fnbpcm02_CCTMain.aspx

District Confirmation Form (for home education students enrolled during the 11th and 12th grades and applying for BF)          http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/pdf/disconform.pdf

 

Florida Financial Aid

Initial Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ 

 

Financial Aid

Free Application for Student Financial Aid http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

 

Scholarships

http://www.fastweb.com/content/college-scholarships

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/index.html

 

Florida Extracurricular Activities and Sports                                                      http://www.flhef.org/laws-extracurricular-activities/1006.15---extracurricular-activities-the-craig-dickinson-act.html

 

Florida High School Athletic Association http://www.fhsaa.org/compliance/ 

Forms for Home Educated Athletes           http://www.fhsaa.org/forms/pdf/EL07_home_reg.pdf 

http://www.fhsaa.org/forms/pdf/EL09_home_rep.pdf

 

NCAA Collegiate Sports

Frequently Asked Questions for Home Educated Students                                              http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=417

Student Information Page                                             https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/student/index_student.html

Approved Courses                        https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/hs/index_hs.html

Sample Textbook Listing                        https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/pdf/textbook_list_example.pdf

Eligibility Center                                      https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/student/index_student.html

NCAA Freshman-Eligibility Standards Quick Reference Sheet                                                      https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/hs/d1_standards.pdf   

NCAA Initial-Eligibility Worksheet             https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/hs/wksheet.pdf       

 

Diplomas and Graduation Items

http://www.hslda.org/bookstore/items/diploma.asp?PID=7539040024

 http://www.jonesawards.com/categories.aspx?category_id=59

 

Homeschooling High School Blogs

Finish Well                     http://finishwellhomeschool.blogspot.com/

 

 

Additional High School Resources

On Writing the College Application Essay  

by Harry Bauld

 

Transcripts Made Easy 

by Janice Campbell

 

And What About College? 

 by Cafi Cohen

 

Homeschoolers College Admissions Handbook: Preparing 12-to18-Year Olds for Success in the College of Their Choice  

by Cafi Cohen

 

Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+La 

by Barbara Shelton

  

 

 

 Literature Study Guides by Glencoe Literature Library

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 American History/Literature

Across Five Aprils

 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 All Quiet on the Western Front

 Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Johnny Tremain

 My Antonia

 Red Badge of Courage

The Scarlet Letter

To Kill A Mockingbird

The Yearling


 World History/Literature

Animal Farm

Beowulf

Cyrano de Bergerac

A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Julius Caesar


British Literature

Animal Farm

 The Canterbury Tales

Frankenstein

 Great Expectations

Hamlet

The Heart of Darkness 

Jane Erye

Midsummer Night's Dream

 Pride and Prejudice

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Tale of Two Cities

Wuthering Heights