What is the Portfolio?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Homeschooling News | 0 comments

The 2015 Pennsylvania law that affected homeschooling made significant changes to the Portfolio Requirement. You still have to do one, but you will NOT turn it in to the school district! That will be a big relief to the school districts to not have to handle and review all those folders. But that also means that your evaluator is the sole audience of all your work. Which for me means that I have an increased “liability” before the...

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Which diploma program is right for your teen?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Homeschooling News | 2 comments

I work with the PHAA, Susquehanna Valley, and Mason-Dixon Diploma Programs for highschoolers in Pennsylvania. Each program has a unique niche and slightly (or dramatically) different requirements. Most of the differences have to do with what is required for English credit each year. In order to keep it all straight myself, I created a table summarizing the differences which you can download here and print or use for comparison. The law requires...

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