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Archive: September 2007
9/25/2007 2:59:59 PM
Tour du Monde Competition

This competition is coming around again this year! Homeschoolers are needed to enter!


Here’s a competition for all you high school students studying French! The Tour du Monde de la Francophonie competition,, is open to home schoolers and the prize is a six week long trip around the world for 12 winning students. The requirements are a project, a video introducing the student and his/her project and a short written bio. The State-side representative for all schools within the US and Canada is Joann Nabb, Joann says this is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to have a positive influence on the large French speaking world. So contact her as soon as possible for all the details and begin your adventure!

9/11/2007 12:29:34 PM
Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

If your high school senior is applying for federal college financial aid, the most important form to complete is the FAFSA.  Visit this website for complete instructions on how to complete the FAFSA.

For additional information on college financial aid, see the February, 2006 issue of HSLDA’s high school newsletter, College Financial Aid.

9/11/2007 12:28:18 PM
Cathy Duffy Reviews

Cathy Duffy, as many of you are aware, publishes reviews of many different homeschooling curricula.  If you need a quick but thorough review of a possible high school curriculum you’ve been considering, check out Cathy’s website.  For most resources, Cathy provides the strengths and weaknesses of the resource, as well as where the item may be purchased.

9/11/2007 12:23:58 PM
Choosing High School College Prep Courses

Parents often ask us for a list of the best high school courses to take in preparation for college.  Use the HSLDA Developing a High School Program brochure to give you some good pointers.  Also, check out the National Association for College Admission Counseling website for helpful articles and tips.