Experiential Resume Format Sally Sue Smith 999 19th Rd. Smithville, DE 199999 firstname.lastname@example.org Education Mt. Sophia Academy- high school diploma program (September, 1999- June, 2003) Experiences Urban Promise- guided underserved children at summer camp (seasonal 2000-2003) World Travel- experienced culture and geography in France and Italy (May, 2001) CCC Missions/Mexico- [...]
What should you bring to your End-of-Year Review? Here is a list: -Attendance logs (documenting 180 days of schooling) -Booklist -Papers -For each subject done at home that used a textbook: tests and other evidence of instruction. (Please average your grades.) -For classes taken at MSA or elsewhere: report card, letter from teacher, or transcript [...]
You may have noticed that Mt. Sophia’s high school courses now have “Levels” attached to them. What are levels? Colleges these days are looking for a description of the amount of academic rigor associated with each class. Some high schools call this description “Levels”; some call it “Phases”. Whatever a school calls the description, that [...]
Mt Sophia has some GOOFY rules for making a great school year. Here’s the scoop:
Did you know that some educators are pushing for a five year high school plan because colleges want to see their incoming freshman have so many extracurricular activities and volunteer hours that current students have a hard time fitting them all in? The advantage we have as home schoolers is that we can make these [...]
What to do about teaching foreign language? Fortunately there are a number of ways to go about this. Teaching with a traditional curriculum is a possibility but only if one of the parents (or grandparents?) is fairly fluent in the language. Traditional curriculum assumes a level of expertise of the instructor. Computer-based curriculum is successful [...]
Potential biology experiments are all around us (even if they are just to into your own back yard or the local park). As you expand into the macroscopic world go out into it! A great place to go is a local nursery that has the taxonomic names of the plants (in our area Longwood Gardens [...]
Great question. Most biology textbooks start with the microscopic world and work upward. That is a good way to structure lab experiments as well. A good quality microscope (doesn’t have to be expensive but you will have to outlay some money) is a must. Making your own slides can be a rewarding but frustrating experience [...]
My child is interested in something that isn’t covered by a traditional curriculum, what do I do now?
It’s great when students start finding things that peak their interest, but it can be frustrating as well. There are several things you can do:
Other than academic courses, what do I need to do to prepare my child for college?