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Archive: January 2012
1/30/2012 9:51:51 AM
Lesser Known Sources of Financial Aid

With college costs soaring, financial aid resources are more valuable than ever. Check out lesser known sources of financial aid such as state reciprocation, loan forgiveness, graduation guarantee programs and more.

1/30/2012 9:50:31 AM
Government Funding of College Financial Aid

College financial aid is available from both federal and state government entities.  HSLDA takes a neutral stance on the merits of accepting monies from the government for college expenses.  However, HSLDA will advocate on behalf of homeschool parents to ensure that a parent-issued diploma is as valid as a public or accredited private school diploma when seeking financial aid. 

1/9/2012 4:00:38 PM
Teaching Poetry

The Academy of American Poet’s website offers many free resources for educators including tips for teaching poetry, poetry resources for teens, and curriculum lesson plans such as Committed to Memory which emphasizes the pleasure of memorization and recitation of poetry.

1/9/2012 3:58:55 PM
How Colleges Use SAT Scores in Admission Decisions

The College Board’s website collects information from colleges as to how they view SAT scores. Some colleges use the highest combined score of the three sections (math, critical reading, and writing) from any one test date, while other schools will use the highest section score from different test dates to arrive at the student’s highest combined test score. Because this info may change at any time, it is expedient to confirm with a specific college how it considers SAT section scores when making admission decisions.

1/4/2012 2:58:15 PM
Algebra and Geometry Reviews

Check out these reviews for algebra  and geometry that may help your teen refresh his memory prior to taking the SAT or ACT college entrance tests.