G.E.D.: 10 College Credits? Really!? That’s Great!

G.E.D. + CreditScores on G.E.D. [200 possible for each subject test (I think there are 5)]
175-200 means High School Diploma plus up to 10 hrs. of college credit (up to 3 cr. Math, 3 cr. Science, 3 cr. Social Studies and 1 cr. English)

165-174 means High School Diploma plus college readiness
145-164 means High School Diploma
0-144 means you did not pass. You can retake that subject later

Socialist Indoctrination (fascist, communist, communitarianist) in G.E.D. Test

How a Homeschooled Person Can Earn an Official Utah High School Diploma After Age 16 (G.E.D. Test Guide)

Quick DSST Tip Video

I have been looking at videos about CLEP and DSST prep. Here is a good one. It is quick. This will help my homeschooled kids get college credit by exam for Weber State University. Please enjoy. It is about 2 minutes long, tops.

DSST Tip with simple strategy.

Weber State University Credit by Exam

I hope these links help you to give your local Utah homeschooling kids an edge on life. You will be homeschooling college! That is just as normal as putting your public schooled high schooler in a concurrent enrollment or early college class at their high school. It is not weird. They do it. Why shouldn’t homeschoolers also do it? Here are some links you will need about Credits by Exam (for anyone, but especially for Homeschoolers) from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah:

General Requirements at Weber State University (requirements for every degree)

Questions about Generals at Weber State University

General Questions about Degrees at Weber State University

CLEP Tests Accepted by Weber State University (and what each gives credit for)

DSST (Dantes) Exams Weber State Gives Credit For (and which credits you will get for them)

DSST Testing Center Guidelines

CLEP Testing Center Guidelines WSU

WSU Testing Centers (click tabs to get to each testing center)

GED testing center guidelines WSU  — (In case you want to do that, too)

Video: Weber State University: How Our Testing Centers Operate

CLEP Official Study Guide at Amazon.com

DSST Principles of Public Speaking Exam Wise Owl Study Guide, Amazon.com

WSU Public Speaking HU 1020 book I bought

Info. on WSU Bookstore, where you could also get study books for the exams

CLEP Western Civilizations I Exam Study Guide by REA at Amazon.com

“The Great Courses: Foundations of Western Civilization I” (Search at Amazon.com)

I bought Parts 1-3 for $30 used. I am using this to teach my kids and help them prepare for the CLEP Western Civilizations I Exam.

The Great Courses: The Foundations of Western Civilization This is the same DVD from the creators’ website.

You can find study guides for any CLEP or DSST test at Amazon.com or wherever you buy books. (I buy them at Amazon.com).

Weber State University Credit by Exam

Homeschool Early College / Concurrent Enrollment at Weber State University

G.E.D.: 10 College Credits? Really!? That’s Great!

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Utah Homeschool Affidavit SB39 with School Notifications Requests

Below is a Utah Legal Homeschooling Affidavit for you to fill out. You will need to look up secretary and school names, and school addresses, for the school district and for the school(s) your child or children currently attend or would attend next (if moving up from elementary to junior high or from junior high to high school). You will need to put down all of the names of your kids whom you will be educating yourself.

This is a legal notification to let your child’s school, the school district and state of Utah know that you will be educating your own children. Should you choose to enroll in a school district program of any kind, such as free speech therapy or Head Start, your child will need to be enrolled in the district for you to do that. When they ask you to fill out all the forms and give them immunization records, you are officially registering your child in a school district program. I believe this may nullify the whole official homeschool thing, but I am not sure of that at all (you go ahead and ask if you need to). Should you choose to enroll your child in an online or charter school after sending an affidavit in, that will nullify the affidavit for that child, so you would need to fill this out again to legally homeschool after enrolling in one of those (which, officially, is a Utah school). If you move to a new county/ school district (not a new home), you need to fill it out again for the new county/ school district.

You do not need to tell the district your child’s age, birthdate or grade level. The new SB 39 (signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert on April 1, 2014) says should you enroll your child in a Utah school again, you get to decide whether to have your child assessed by the school. You also get to decide which grade level your child will be placed into. (The schools used to have the power to just assess and decide for you. They no longer have that power.)

When you are finished filling the form out without signing it, get your legal photo identification (such as a drivers’  license) and take the form to a notary public. Some libraries, banks, postal services and the like, will have them available to the public. One time, we used the library (which only has a notary public when that employee is working there). Another time, we went to Wells Fargo Bank, which seems to always have one whenever the bank is open. You will explain to the notary that you need a notary. They will invite you to sit down and sign it in front of them. They will ask to see your identification. They will have a ledger to fill out. (I signed the ledger because I had not signed the document in front of the notary and she needed to see me sign it.) The notary will sign and will stamp your affidavit with a notary public seal. The purpose of this is so that someone else cannot take your child out of public school on your behalf, pretending they are you.

After this, you can either take in or mail in your affidavit to your school district office. I think taking it in is better because then you can ask and make sure to get your certificate of exemption before leaving the district offices. (You may never get one if you mail it in.)

SB39 does not require that you teach certain prescribed subjects or a certain number of days in a year. You, the parents or guardians, and your child get to decide how your child is educated and in what. (Before SB 39 became the law, homeschool affidavits said that you had to teach math, language arts, social studies, science, health, and so forth. It also said you had to teach 180 full school days in a year.)

You may be wondering why Utah allows this. Before this law was passed, many of us called in or wrote in to our school board. Some homeschool moms even showed up at school board meetings and spoke up about homeschooling, how great it is, how well-educated our kids are, with valid statistics. I wrote them and the governor E-mails. In my E-mails, I had video footage of my five-year-old doing Montessori pink reading with 3-D objects, in front of our Christmas tree. I hope that helped!

Many school teachers spoke up against the law, saying this would give the homeschooling parents or guardians zero responsibilities and give the state of Utah many uneducated kids. They testified that they had students coming into the classrooms after having homeschooled, and said that they were behind. I do not believe they presented numbers or statistics.

I believe that because so many homeschool moms stood up and defended homeschooling and convinced the school board members and governor that what we do is statistically better than what the public schools do; That our kids attend college in just as great (or greater) numbers; That there are an overwhelming number of parents who educate their children very well in homeschooling; That this pushed them to vote for the Senate Bill by Aaron Osmond in 2014. It was a big success!

News stories on television started popping up soon after that. For a short time, some public school teachers and community members were angry that the homeschoolers could legally do this. Most of the citizens had never known that homeschooling was legal, so even knowing that was new to them. I am sure many who homeschool now are doing so even though in 2014 when the news stories showed up on their televisions and on Facebook, they were very upset that homeschooling people had received more liberties.

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Utah Legal Homeschool Affidavit SB 39 2014


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Related Blog Posts and Links:

Utah SB 39 Full Text

Utah Home Educators Association

Home School Legal Defense Association: Homeschooling in Utah

Considering Homeschool?

Homeschool Early College / Concurrent Enrollment at Weber State University

Teaching my Adorable Child to Read

Utah Relaxed Homeschool High School 9th Grade Battle Plan

“Homeschooling Middle School: Academics & Socialization”

LDS Home Educators Association (Joyce Kinmont)

 

 

 

Water Your Plants As You Do Dishes, Laundry, Baths and Showers!

I do not have this but I want it. What a great idea! When I first read Alicia Silverstone’s post about this, I thought she was hauling buckets of water from the bathtub. I thought that was ridiculous. That is not how she does it. She had this system called a Greywater System installed. Water your plants with the wastewater from baths and laundry and dishes! Check it out!

Youtube: DIY Installing a Greywater System for your garden or landscape

You Do Not Wait 24 Hours To Report Missing Child

The local police said that you no longer need to wait 24 hours to report a missing child. They say the first 3 hours is the most critical. Notify neighbors, relatives, childrens’ friends’ parents and the police as soon as possible and ask them to look for your child.

Check out the last Paragraph OF THIS PAGE.

Utah Relaxed Homeschool High School 9th Grade Battle Plan

“Relaxed Homeschool” means sort of halfway between “Unschooling” style and “School at Home” style. I am aware that a marriage between the two styles is impossible. However, my personality makes it work. Sometimes, we go weeks on unschooling style alone. Then I get steam and may have an hour, a few hours or a couple days of “School at Home” style academic stuff. I am not going to tell you that the latter is the most academic, learning-productive, rigorous or challenging. Surprisingly, the former is. I just cannot keep up with it fully as it is a lot of work for the mama. That is why sometimes, I take a break from the rigors of “unschooling” and do some “school at home” style.

I plan to have my child focus on the following for homeschool 9th grade Homeschool High School Early College & College Preparation. Please do not think I will do any of this with my child on a set schedule or routine. We do not work that way here. The exceptions are the following, which are at certain set days and times: Northern Utah Wildlife Rehabilitation Center volunteering, LDS Seminary, Intermediate Speech & Debate, swim lessons, swimteam and sports recreation leagues. The rest are just done throughout the year whenever I feel like they should be done or whenever my child does them.

If you are locals and you drop in on a family at home doing things that look nothing like school, don’t be shocked. It is normal for us. Perhaps we are learning through play. Perhaps we are cleaning the house. Guaranteed, the more rigorous, more challenging, uncontrolled, unassigned, unmanaged “unschooling” learning is occuring. If you drop by and we are not home, then perhaps I am a chauffer to LDS Seminary, swim lessons or swimteam, local sports recreation leagues, Intermediate Speech & Debate  or volunteering with my kids at the NUWRC. Perhaps we are just hanging out with friends, on a picnic, on a field trip, shopping or running errands.

  • TABE Test Prep Level A: Score high on home-administered, correctly timed Tabe A practice tests. In Utah, passing TABE  level A in all 4 areas is required to take the GED test. A person must be age 16 to take this test. They must have a letter of withdrawal from the latest district school attended, on official letterhead if possible, signed by the school principle and secretary, stating when the child withdrew from school. Before the TABE there is a “Locator test” which is 37 minutes long. The Locator Test determines which level TABE test the student should use in each area. There are 5 levels of TABE tests. A= Advanced, 9-12 grades; D= Difficult, 6-8 grades; M= Medium, 4-5 grades; E= Easy, 2-3 grades; L= Literacy, 1st grade and/or non-reader. A person scoring 9.0 in Math is at the A, Advanced, 9th grade level in Math. A person will take 4 different level TABE tests to create one full TABE package. The TABE tests are in the following subjects: Reading, 50 min., 50 Q’s; Math I, 24 min., 40 Q’s; Math II, 50 min., 50 Q’s; Language, 55 min., 55 Q’s.
  • GED Test Prep: Score high on home-administered, correctly timed practice tests. A person must be 16 to take this test and in Utah, must take the TABE to qualify to take this test.
  • ACT English Section Preparation. A composite score of 21 on the ACT is required to be admitted to Weber State University when there are not 30 CLEP and DSST credits. (GED not required to be admitted into Weber State or to take CLEP or DSST exams).
  • World Civilizations I CLEP test prep. Take test at Weber State University when ready ($90). Passing the test gives the student 3 Social Science credits and replaces the History of the Western World I class at the University.
  • DSST Principles of Public Speaking test prep.  Take test at Weber State University when ready ($90). Passing the test gives the student 3 Humanities credits and it replaces Communications 1020: Public Speaking, at the University. This test has a speech portion, wherein the student gives a speech either to judges present or recorded on video and shown later to judges; and a written exam portion. Each section is given 50% of the test value.
  • Rosetta Stone Spanish Levels I & II
  • LDS Seminary
  • Volunteer at (NUWRC) Northern Utah Wildlife Rehabilitation Center approximately 3 hrs./ wk.
  • Intermediate Speech & Debate (This is a class we registered for, taught to a class of 15 homeschoolers by a really great local Speech & Debate Teacher).
  • At age 15, get a learner’s permit and practice driving in remote areas where no cars or pedestrians are present
  • Career and College Major/ Minor Planning and Research
  • Life School LDS Homeschool Curriculum Year 1, Parts 2 and 3 with the family, top level
  • Math: TABE, GED, ACT study & practice tests
  • Math assigned by me from themathworksheetsite.com, workbooks and textbooks I have in our homeschool library
  • Do Math in your head & everyday life math practice and learning
  • Math DVD series: Complete Basic Math & Pre-Algebra
  • Chemistry 101 DVD and workbook/ assignments
  • Complete the “Cover Story” Creative Writing DVD with lesson books series 
  • Various U.S. History DVD’s
  • Read 2 of the U.S. or World History books on my list
  • MyGeography app–100% on all exams
  • 2 countries research reports
  • 1 U.S. state or region research report
  • 1 State of Utah or 1 county in Utah research report
  • Literature: reading of 4 classic novels
  • Swim lessons pass level 5 and swim with swimteam
  • Softball with city league
  • Attend a play at the Shakespearean Festival with Grandma V.
  • Piano Lessons: complete Primer Level & Level I
  • Sewing Lessons from Grandma K.
  • Gardening
  • Cooking, Nutrition, Menu Planning, Shopping
  • Home Canning, Food Storage
  • Budgeting, personal finance
  • Attend church dances
  • Singing: church choir, family devotionals

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U.K. Votes to Leave E.U.

I am all for the U.K. leaving the E.U. Donald Trump is, too.

Also, check this out! http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36615879

Is The Black Race Being Targeted? Why Yes! It’s Called “Eugenics.”

Hillary Clinton says she will always support Planned Parenthood because it does great things? In her mind, what ar these “great things”? I will bet what she refers to is the number of dark-skinned babies never being born. She loves and supports groups that love and support Eugenics, which is the obsession over creating perfectly healthy caucasian babies with blonde hair and blue eyes descended from certain favored parts of the world.

Please read this. Please spread the word! This is genocide. This is something good people cannot even comprehend.

Pastor says every 74 seconds, a black baby is aborted