- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Books

• "The Home Schooler's Guide to Transcripts and Portfolios," by Arco Editorial, Macmillan, 2000. The book includes a helpful CD-ROM with examples of winning portfolios and content and links to other on-line resources.

• "And What About College? How Home Schooling Leads to Admissions to the Best Colleges and Universities," by Cafi Cohen, Holt Associates, 2000. The author provides strategies that home-school families can use to get into just about any college they want.

• "A Guidance Manual for the Christian Home Schooler: A Parent's Guide for Preparing Home School Students for College or Career," by David and Laurie Callihan, Career Press, 2000. Described by the publisher as "the home-schooler's equivalent to a traditional school's guidance counselor," the book gives Christian parents tips for getting their children into secular colleges as well as Christian universities.

Organizations

• Patrick Henry College, PO Box 1776, Purcellville, Va. 20134-1776. Phone: 540/338-1776. The college opens its doors in October with one major, government, and a student body dominated by home-school students.

• Home School Legal Defense Association, PO Box 3000, Purcellville, Va. 20134. Phone: 540/338-5600. The HSLDA is a nonprofit advocacy organization that defends home-schoolers' rights. The National Center for Home Education, located at the same address, researches home-school issues and lobbies Congress.

• National Home Education Research Institute, PO Box 13939, Salem, Ore. 97309. Phone: 503/364-1490. The institute researches issues relating to home-schooling and publishes a research journal called "Home School Researcher."

On line

• The National Center for Home Education's latest ratings of college admissions policies can be found on the Home School Legal Defense Association's Web site at www.hslda.org/docs/000002/00000241.ASP.

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