Develop your Student’s Standout Factor

Developing your student’s stand out factor can garner scholarship dollars and opportunities!Develop your Student’s Standout Factor

And garner scholarship dollars and opportunities!

What is a Stand-Out Factor?

A Stand out factor can be many different things but they are most likely to include:

  • Initiative –student initiated, led and directed
  • Passion – student has personal investment
  • Individuality –has to do specifically with the students core values
  • Strategy –student has strategized to achieve

I would also recommend that a Stand-Out Factor include:

  • Positive impact on others
  • Uniqueness
  • Broad Reach & Big Win

How can you tell if you have developed your stand-out factor?

It’s the difference between ordinary and extraordinary

How to develop your Develop your Child’s Standout Factor: 

  • Write, perform and publish a quality play,book, music or film
  • Develop art skills like throwingdrawing and painting, pottery, creating stained glass windows/ lamps, blacksmithing, etc and enter art contests
  • Hike a trail for a cause or a challenge
  • Raise money to travel abroad and serve on a mission
  • Breed and trademark a type of fruit or flower
  • Breed and sell a pet- iguana, dogs, miniature cows
  • Win money as a prize bowler, archer, skier, etc
  • Start a business, track your earnings and impact
  • Help run a state ornational political campaign, work as a legislative Paige,
  • Study and PerformShakespeare
  • Learn multiple languages, particularlyCritical Languages
  • Travel internationally; create guidebook or blog about travels, do international community service or charity work
  • Do hundreds of hours ofCommunity Service
  • Build a functioning web-site
  • Build something impressive- like a Robot, Drone or Plane, or replicate all of the Enterprises’ ships as models
  • Earn a license or Certification– pilot’s, drone, PADI
  • Learn tech- 3-D Printing, Robotics, Photoshop, Photography and it’s many digital uses!
  • Earn Awards such as the National Latin Exam, German National Exam,
  • Participate in and win National Competitions- Geography, History,Bible, Poetry
  • Participate in CAP or Jr ROTC
  • Turn your interest in performing into becoming a juggler or clown
  • Turn your interests into an opportunity to impart your knowledge to others and teach a skills you’ve learned in person, or online

Use What You Have to Develop your Student’s Standout Factor!

Outsource When Needed

High School is the perfect time to develop your students stand out factor, through clubs, projects and course work that helps them understand themselves and opportunities more robustly, such as our Orienteering course. 

Read the Blog Post!

Dr. David and Lisa Nehring talk about helpful communication skills!

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HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum

This week on HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum!

Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum

HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum

You’ve probably noticed that there is a LOT of difference in homeschool high schoolers. They have different:

  • Interests
  • Abilities
  • Goals

Teens have different goals:

  • Teens who are headed to competitive colleges or state universities, need competitive transcripts.
  • Teens who are headed to community colleges or smaller, less competitive colleges need solid transcripts.
  • Teens who are headed into the workforce need life and career preparation more than competitive core classes.
  • Teens who needed remedial work needed to concentrate on that.

We also know that our teens have different interests. We need to put emphasis on the areas they want to explore by increasing the *levels* of their interest courses. You can’t *Level 5* every interest area, but you can choose some. Talk to your teen!

You can tailor the homeschool transcript to meet each individual needs by teaching courses at the *level* of your teen’s needs. This doesn’t mean that you haven’t allowed them to face challenges. It simply means you are wise enough to find your teen’s sweet spot in education to have a well-rounded transcript with challenges in the appropriate areas for them. If you haven’t listened to Episode 116: What Are Levels on the Homeschool Transcript, be sure to catch up!

7Sisters Literature Guides include instructions for enjoying our popular Literature Guides at Level 1 (Remedial), Level 2 (Average), Level 3 (College Prep), Level 4 (Advanced), Level 5 (Honors). Each guide covers only one or two literature themes so we don’t kill the book. There is also vocabulary, a little background information, comprehension and inferential questions. Use higher levels for college bound teens who are English, Communications, History, Humanities majors. Use Level 2 for a workforce-bound teen, adapt by using questions as discussion rather than writing (see each Literature Guide for more Level 2 information). Level 1 (Remedial) is for teens with learning difficulties, so do the guides together choosing which questions and vocabulary are useful to them; also use adaptive technology for listening and writing.

7Sisters Elective Courses:

Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective. The text includes a grid that tells you how to handle each level. The text is written at Level 2, so it is fun and comfortable to read for most homeschool high schoolers. Each chapter includes extra activities and exercises that will enrich the course and help level-up the course (or come up with your own). The higher the Level the student desires, the more meaningful activities the student will complete.

Human Development from a Christian Worldview. The text includes a grid that tells you how to handle each level. The text is written at Level 2, so it is fun and comfortable to read for most homeschool high schoolers. Each chapter includes extra activities and exercises that will enrich the course and help level-up the course (or come up with your own). The higher the Level the student desires, the more meaningful activities the student will complete.

Check out Cathy Duffy’s Review of American History. It is in-depth and helpful.

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for more details than you can capture in words here! Also, enjoy these posts:

An Authoritative Guide to Literature for Homeschool High School

Create a Great Career Pathways Credit for Teens Interested in Psychology

Fun & Useful Elective: Combining Human Development and Early Childhood Education

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HSHSP Ep 117: Create a Great Transcript Using Levels in 7Sisters Curriculum