Jul 232013
 
Virtual Schools for High School Homeschooling

Are you looking for a comprehensive high school solution for your homeschooled child?  Using a virtual program can be a great in-between way to homeschool through high school! This is a listing of virtual schools which serve high school homeschoolers. Many of these virtual schools provide “public school at home” through a charter school agreement, [...]

Jul 122013
 
Homeschool High School

Congratulations! Or should I offer condolences? Whether you are shaking in your shoes with the thought of homeschooling through high school, or eager to forge ahead, homeschooling your learning abled kid through high school can be a challenge. Many parents become intimidated as subjects like Algebra, Chemistry, and Economics appear in their child’s educational plans.  [...]

Jul 122013
 
High School Options

What are your child’s options for “completing” high school? You have choices! If your child wants a career that requires a college degree, you can: Have your child to earn a high school diploma, whether accredited or not, Homeschool your child through high school, then create your own transcript and a portfolio, or Have your [...]

Jul 122013
 

Many schools offer “accredited” diplomas. Exactly what does that mean? Is accreditation overseen by the government? To become accredited, a university, college, or other school undergoes an examination where the accrediting agency examines the institution, comparing it against a set of criteria, to determine if the institution meets the specified criteria. The criteria are based [...]

Jul 122013
 

There is a new move among educational providers to make their programs available via “open” courseware and to provide “open enrollment”.   Open Courseware is the provision of an academic course, free to anyone with access, for use in learning.  There is no explicit ‘credit’ earned nor granted through the use of open courseware, but it [...]

Jul 122013
 

Oversight programs allow you to homeschool your child while submitting evidence of work completion to a company who will ‘certify’ your child’s progress. When your child has finished the entire course of study, the company will issue an accredited diploma and handle transcripts for your child’s college application. With any of these organizations, be sure [...]

Jul 122013
 
Virtual Colleges and Online Degree Programs for Homeschooling through High School

If your child decides he wants to go to college, there are colleges that are friendly towards students with Specific Learning Disabilities. I’d recommend checking out the current edition of “Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities –OR– “Peterson’s Colleges With Programs for Students With Learning Disabilities Or Attention Deficit Disorders“. Going to one of the [...]

May 082013
 
Auxiliary Aids & Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

Higher Education’s Obligations Under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Washington, D.C. Revised September 1998 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 In 1973, Congress passed Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis [...]