Does a high school student need a resume? In a word, YES!

Many people are aware that a high school student needs a resume for employment. But there are two different types of resumes. The high school to college resume and the employment resume. You will need one or both. This LINK tells you the difference.

For those who are homeschooled, we homeschool parents tend to think everything goes on the transcript. Not so fast!

Be careful not to put everything your high school student does on the transcript. 

Why not?

Because the purpose of the ‘transcript’ is to demonstrate the student's academic ability. Only that which is learned and graded is placed on the transcript. The purpose of the resume covers everything else: community service, activities, leadership, awards, honors, employment, ….

Parents who choose to put everything on the transcript are doing their students a disservice, including athletic activities that they want to use as PE. Here’s why this is a bad idea.:

PE in most states is a very...

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Don't stop looking for money

 

For the high school freshmen thru college student. Don't stop looking for money.

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My Senior Didn't Get Scholarships

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 Watch to learn the likely reason your teen was not offered a scholarship.

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It's the Story that Wins Money!

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You've probably heard of the book, 'How to Win Friends and Influence People'. But how do you win scholarships? Watch the video for a tip that makes your teen's application stand out!

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Scholarships with May Deadlines

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Here are a few scholarship opportunities with May Deadlines! See if your student is eligible to apply! (Be your teen's Hero! Cracking the Code to Free College is the course that prepares you and your student to have applications that stand out above the rest and say, 'My student is AWESOME!')

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May Deadline Scholarships:

Open to just about anyone:

 May 1st deadlines for U.S. Citizens and permanent residents, High school seniors, currently enrolled at or planning to attend a university or community college, graduate school program, distance-learning school program, vocational or trade school located in the continental US.:

Amount $1,000  Answer the question: "Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?”
https://www.yourpace.com/Scholarship

Amount $1,000  Answer the question: "Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability in your school, work, or community.”
https://www.onlineautodealered.com/Scholarship 

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Community Service for College Admissions

 
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ACT English Section Tips

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Reasons for College Admissions Rejections

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Are you wasting the middle school years? Part 2

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(Missed the beginning? Go here for part 1. )

Middle school years are for trying something new. If the current sport or activity of choice is ‘nice’ but she’s not an exceptional athlete, or not receiving music, dance, or artistic accolades, from authentic strangers, it might be time to consider alternatives, or at least ask if there is an entrepreneurial or volunteer opportunity in which this skill can be used during high school.

Here are some thoughts…

If your child has been in sports, try different sports during middle school to find the one he is most passionate about and has the most skill. Unless he’ll be MVP in all sports (and few athletes are) he’ll want to focus on one sport or become a little league coach or assistant coach.

If your child has been in Boy Scouts of America, is he loving it? Loving the awards? Do you see him attaining the rank of Eagle Scout before high school graduation? If so, then have a PLAN to ensure this happens....

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Are you wasting the middle school years? Part 3

(Missed the beginning? Go here for part 1. )

Have you thought about volunteer or community service activities?

During the middle school years, there should be some amount of volunteer work. It doesn’t have to be much. Twice a year is good enough between 6th and 8th grades. Example: Boxing canned goods at the local food bank or being a helper for your church Awana or Vacation Bible School program. If your child has participated as a youngster he might want to volunteer to help with games, reading stories, distributing snacks, etc. Just ask! If you are willing to drop them off, the church will graciously accept the help! Again the goal is to find something he truly enjoys doing and might be able to do on a more regular basis in high school (weekly or monthly). Everything will go on their high school resume and be listed on the college application.

If your teen has found their passion, brainstorm ideas for volunteer activities that may be related. We are...

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