If you plan to homeschool high school soon, it’s time to pay attention to your student’s college preparations, and get them ready for college level work by the time they graduate. There’s a lot of planning at this stage, including selecting courses, keeping good records, and paying attention to important testing dates.
Well, the good news is that there still is hope for you. You can still accomplish that dream you cherish of getting a college education. Yes, as a single mother there are free Merit Scholarship and grants specifically designed for your demographic, which means there has been money set aside specifically for you! The government provides free money for you to go to college (make sure to check out the Pell Grant and fill out the FAFSA form on their site. It paid for my tuition and books).
The philosopher Aristotle observed that excellence is not an act but a habit. Your grades reflect what you do day after day and month after month. Take studies seriously. And remember that colleges like people who are successful, whether as students, athletes, musicians, or community volunteers. Colleges also like test scores but, by and large, that is not a big deal for another year or so.
Don’t get discouraged. Please understand that there is no shame in choosing a lower tiered college if your child has done his or her best. It may just be that their talent is not purely academic, but that they have other strengths that a non-elite college will better appreciate. Also remember, that students should still apply to schools that seem to be out of their reach, because there could be something about them that just stands out. My daughter got a very nice Scholarship from a school that appeared to be out of her league, though in the end she got a full https://www.nationalmeritscholarships.com from one that sought students with her specific skill-set.
You should be able to buy both of them on Amazon for less than thirty dollars total. I highly recommend Princeton Review’s book over both Kaplan and Barron’s. I find Kaplan to be trivial and Barron’s to be unrealistically difficult. Princeton Review will help you to uncover the strategies necessary to beat the test.
And keep in mind that Mardi Gras is a season, not just one day. There are literally weeks of parades, parties, and balls. Carnival krewes will toss beads and doubloons at you, and you’ll love it. And there’s King Cake with a little plastic baby Jesus baked into its sugary folds. You’ll have to be careful not to choke.
Course descriptions are important to begin writing early. Don’t be intimidated, they’re just a paragraph about what the class was like. You’re perfectly capable of writing them, but if you put it off until later, like until the first day of senior year, it will be really hard to come up with four years of course descriptions all at once. Work on them one year at a time so that you’ll only have a few each year.