ERIC Number: ED446845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
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Happily Homeschooling Teens: High School Requirements & College Admissions.
This booklet is the fifth in a series designed to assist parents who are home-schooling their adolescent children and deals with high school requirements and college admissions. The articles in this booklet are: (1) "'How Do We Know When We're Done?'," concerning criteria for high school graduation, college recommendations, and evaluating home-schooled students; (2) "Independent-Study and Umbrella Schools," discussing the reasons home-schooling families use independent-study schools (diploma-granting institutions requiring a certain number of units within several traditional subject areas) and umbrella schools (schools requiring documentation of work within very broad subject categories), and questions to consider in selecting such schools; (3) "College Admissions Tests," describing the purpose of several admission tests, preparation and registration resources, and strategies for poor test takers; and (4) "Changing Face of College Admissions," describing how some colleges and universities have developed admissions policies specifically for home-schoolers, discussing how students can use these policies to plan high school home- schooling, and providing advice for coping with changing policies. (KB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admissions Counseling, Adolescents, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Higher Education, Home Programs, Home Schooling, Independent Study, Nontraditional Education, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Student Evaluation, Test Wiseness
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: For related documents, see PS 028 963-968.