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Lee Binz
Member since 06/2009
Lee Binz is The HomeScholar, www.HomeHighSchoolHelp.com. Her mission is “helping parents homeschool high school.” Lee and her husband Matt homeschooled their two boys, Kevin and Alex, from elementary through high school. Upon their graduation, both boys received four-year, full tuition scholarships from their first choice university. This enables Lee to pursue her dream job - encouraging parents to homeschool their children through high school.

Her free resource guide, “The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School,” (https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/5-mistakes-resource-guide) is a great introduction to high school essentials.

Her free one hour in-depth training, "A Homeschool Parents Guide to Grades, Credits, and Transcripts" will teach you how to give homeschool credit, grades and records. (https://homehighschoolhelp.com/a-homeschooling-parents-guide-to-grades-credits-and-transcripts)  It is everything you need to know on this critical homeschool high school topic.

Her free homeschool newsletter provides monthly encouragement and support. (https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/homeschool-newsletter) Her free homeschool ebook, "7 Secrets to Homeschooling Through a Financial Storm", will help you save money homeschooling.  (https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/Homeschooling-Through-a-Financial-Storm)

Her Total Transcript Solution teaches parents how to create homeschool transcripts for every homeschool style. (http://www.totaltranscriptsolution.com/)

Lee's Comprehensive Record Solution provides everything you need to create amazing homeschool records that will amaze the colleges! (http://comprehensiverecordsolution.com/)

Her High School Solution will help you pull together a comprehensive plan to homeschool middle school and high school with an eye toward college and career (http://www.highschoolsolution.com)

Her College Launch Solution will guide you on how to successfully launch your teen into college and life! (http://www.collegelaunchsolution.com)

You can get a daily dose of high school help at her homeschool blog, The HomeScholar Helper, recently voted as the "best homeschool business blog." (https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blog-posts)

You can get personalized help and support by joining my Gold Care Club (https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/gold-care-club)

I have written extensively on homeschooling high school and my books can be found on Amazon. (amazon.com/author/leebinz)

For help, please email Lee@HomeHighSchoolHelp.com

My Mission Statement

I help parents homeschool high school. I have a three core beliefs about homeschooling that drive my business:

1. I believe that homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment.
2. I believe that every child deserves a college-prep education, whether or not they choose to go to college.
3. I believe that parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children.

I am not a certified teacher. I do not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. I am just an experienced homeschool mom who has been where you are and lived to tell about it! I have the knowledge you need to succeed in homeschooling high school and beyond! Email me (Lee@HomeHighSchoolHelp.com) and let's talk about how I can help you!


Travel expenses, hotel if needed. Honorarium negotiable.

Past Engagements/Seminars

"Firmly Planted Resource Center" Vancouver, WA - 7/2019

"OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference" Albany, OR - 6/2019

"Washington Homeschool Organization Convention" Tacoma, WA - 6/2019

"Oregon Mid-Valley Homeschool Conference" Lebanon, OR - 3/2019

"Firmly Planted Resource Center" Vancouver, WA - 7/2018

"Washington Homeschool Organization Convention" Seattle, WA - 6/2018

"Mid Valley Home School Conference" Lebanon, Oregon - 2/2018

"AFHE Conference" Phoenix, AZ - 7/2017

"Washington Homeschool Organization Convention" Puyallup, WA - 6/2017

"OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference" Portland, OR - 7/2016

"ICHE Conference" Naperville, IL - 6/2016

"TPA Homeschool Conference" Wichita, KS - 4/2016

"OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference" Portland, OR - 7/2015

"Washington Homeschool Organization Convention" Puyallup, WA - 6/2015

"Valley Home Educators Conference" Modesto, CA - 7/2014

"Washington Homeschool Organization Convention" Puyallup, WA - 6/2014

"HEAV Conference" Richmond, VA - 6/2014

"INCH Homeschool Conference" Lansing, MI - 5/2014

"Greater Greater St. Louis Homeschool Convention" St. Louis - 3/2014

"Amarillo Christian Homeschoolers" Amarillo, TX - 8/2012

"The Woman to Woman Show" Portland, OR - 6/2011

"OCEANetwork Conference" Portland OR - 6/2011

"Washington Homeschool Organization" Puyallup, WA - 6/2011

"The Homeschooling Buzz with Gerald McKoy" The Homeschool Netcast - 5/2011

"Ultimate Schoolhouse Expo" Virtual - 5/2011

"Midwest Homeschool Convention" Cincinnati, OH - 3/2011

"Heart of the Matter" Online Conference - 8/2010

"Midwest Homeschool Convention" Cincinnati, OH - 4/2010

"OCEANetwork Conference" Portland OR - 6/2009

"Washington Homeschool Organization Convention" Puyallup, WA - 6/2009

"Clark County Home Educators" Clark County, WA - 2/2009

"Pacific Northwest Homeschool College Fair" Bothell, WA - 10/2008

"WATCH Conference" Seattle, WA - 8/2008

"Pacific Northwest Homeschool College Fair" Bothell, WA - 10/2007


12 Keys to High School Success

In this workshop you will learn 12 keys to high school success, including the key to gaining confidence, the key to the love of learning, the key to choosing curriculum, finding success even with ever-changing situations. For parents with a pre-junior high or older student who want to make sure you can to help them succeed in high school, college, and in life. If you are feeling stress about the many responsibilities you have as the parent, teacher and guidance counselor through the high school years or you need some recharging, the helpful information in this encouraging class help you homeschool high school with renewed confidence.

College Applications Simply Explained

Unlock the mysteries of the college application process! You will learn how to find a college that will perfectly fit your teen (location, fit, affordability, worldview, degree choices and other critical statistics), I will teach you how to guide your teen in writing the perfect college application essay, one that will demand admission and scholarship attention. You will understand how to prepare homeschool records that that will set your teen above their peers. Finally, I will prepare you for the bittersweet transition from homeschooling to launch - the loving art of letting go so you can release your teen with joy and confidence.

Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child

You don't have to change the way you homeschool in order to make your child fit the 'college box.' Create a unique transcript for your unique child, and it will help them stand out in the crowd of college applicants! This workshop is perfect for parents who have specific questions about creating a transcript for their unique children.

High School Grades, Credits and Transcripts

In this class you'll learn how to figure out high school credits and calculate grades. I'll tell you how to find the perfect grading scale, and what it takes to make your transcript official. This class is the PERFECT motivation for parents who need to finish their transcript for the year. Or parents new to homeschooling who need to figure out the whole "transcript thing." It's great for parents who need a refresher course on calculating grades and figuring out credits, or those needing a nudge to get that job done quickly.

High School Testing Simply Explained

One of the biggest high school anxiety producers is testing - specifically the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests. I've seen otherwise proud, overcoming, victorious homeschool moms be reduced to wobbly-kneed bowls of Jello when faced with their children taking these tests. This class will provide what it takes to understand these tests and how to put them in their proper perspective in your high school journey. Let me help you choose the right test for your child. You know, the one that makes them look like a genius. I will show you strategies that will help your child improve their scores by 50, 100, even 200 points per section, without sinking a dime into professional coaching program.

Homeschool Records that Open Doors

Learn how to create professional records that will convince colleges that your student is worthy of admission and the highest possible scholarships. No matter how humble your homeschool, you can compete and WIN scholarships over the students coming from the most intense college-prep high schools. Your homeschool records are the key to opening the gate to college admission and scholarships. Presenting colleges with professional, thorough, and beautiful homeschool records can give your student a HUGE competitive advantage over the two-dimensional transcript that most applicants provide. Come and let me show you how to do it simply and quickly.

How to Be Your Child's Best College Coach

Learn the key tasks required to guide your teen to an independent future. Come to learn secretes that professional college coaches know, and guide your child into their dream college and launch them into successfully into adult life. You will learn tasks required of every college coach, and what will make you an exceptional college coach. All you need is a little knowledge and encouragement, and you can achieve success. This workshop will give you the strategies to propel your teen into college and career success!

How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries in Your Home (Keynote)

Misuse of technology is a real and present danger that can lead to a zombie apocalypse in your home. This eye-opening workshop offers hope for parents battling the technology monster. Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting teens involve navigating around ever-changing gadgets and technology. Learn how to deal with the harsh reality of technology in your home and how to set technology boundaries for healthy and happy children and teens. Learn to balance technology in home education and curriculum choices.

Planning High School Courses

In this workshop you will learn which core classes are important to cover every year in high school, and which classes are required or recommended for college preparation. You will learn how to go beyond the core classes to meet college admission requirements, and the three critical and awesome electives you must include. Learn the keys to creating a successful homeschool year, and how to adapt the plan as needs change, and still succeed. You will leave feeling confident in your homeschool plan for the coming year.

Scheduling is the Key to Sanity (Keynote)

Scheduling your day and planning your school year is a worthwhile investment in sanity! A flexible plan allows you to actually get your priorities done and focus on the important rather than just the urgent. In this session you will learn strategies for identifying your priorities and creating a plan to develop well-adjusted and well-educated children living in family harmony. Middle school and high school issues are the focus, but you will learn how to manage with younger children, too. Lee will talk you through how to create a daily schedule and assignment sheets to help keep your kids on task.

Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers

Grab your teen and join Lee as she shares the secrets used to get full-tuition scholarships. You can afford college and earn BIG merit-based scholarships you thought were reserved for the uber-intelligent or Olympic-level athletes. You will learn about the 3 kinds of college scholarships, and which one earns the biggest rewards. You'll learn 5 ways to improve chances of merit scholarships. You will learn which college admission test is best, the SAT or ACT, and why. I'll show you how to make SURE your child will stand out above the crowd, regardless of their gifts or challenges. You'll learn secrets to creating homeschool records that will reduce college costs.

The 5 Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School

Learn how to identify and avoid the big blunders repeated by countless homeschool parents. The first mistake may cripple your plans if your child ever changes their mind (and what teenager doesn't!). The second may leave your child unprepared for college. The third may result in the loss of thousands of dollars in financial aid. The fourth may cause your child to be lost in the crowd during college admission. The fifth mistake may render your kid unable to gain admission to the college of their dreams. Learn to avoid these mistakes in this workshop.


Coffee Break Books

My Coffee Break Book series is designed especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours and hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school, each book combines Lee's practical and friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop! Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable, each book in the series will give parents the tools they need to tackle the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time. Find all of Lee's books on her Amazon author page (amazon.com/author/leebinz)

KDP Direct 2019

Technologic - How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse

It's a new world for teens and technology Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting teens involve navigating around ever-changing gadgets and technology. Whether dealing with phones, tablets, computers, social media, or video games, parents need help managing this new electronic environment. Like brushing their teeth and eating their vegetables, kids need to know why healthy media habits are important. Wake up! Pay attention! Misuse of technology is a real and present danger that can lead to a zombie apocalypse in your home. This eye-opening book offers hope for parents battling the technology monster. Learn how to deal with the harsh reality of technology in your home and how to set technology boundaries for healthy and happy children and teens.

KDP Direct 2018

Finding the Faith to Homeschool High School: Weekly Reflections for Weary Parents

You already have kids, curriculum, pens, and paper ... Now you just need to Find the Faith to homeschool high school! When homeschooling high school, sometimes the only thing separating success from failure is faith and a friend. This book will give you both! Imagine sitting across the table with a dear friend at your favorite coffee shop, sharing struggles and scriptures with each other. Let Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, be that dear friend who can lift you up with scriptural hope and encouragement. This 52-week homeschool mom devotional covers the challenges parents face while homeschooling high school. Gain a refreshing perspective on homeschooling that will support and encourage you along the way. You will have a new scripture and lesson to meditate on throughout the year.

KDP Direct 2015

The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships: Homeschool Secrets to Getting Ready, Getting In and Getting Paid

There’s nothing more stressful to parents than college admission and scholarships. Many parents question whether it’s even possible to find a college that is satisfying to both parent and child, a college that will love their student and offer them scholarships to attend. “The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships” puts these concerns soundly to rest. Author Lee Binz shares the principles she followed to help her own students achieve admission and full tuition scholarships to their first-choice universities. Find all of Lee's books on her Amazon author page (amazon.com/author/leebinz)


Setting The Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admission and Scholarships

Give Your Homeschooler the Advantage in the High Stakes College Admission Sweepstakes! Parents who consider homeschooling their children through high school are often consumed by insecurity - "Are we ruining their college chances?" Well, worry no more! When it comes to college admissions and scholarships, homeschoolers have what the colleges are looking for! Find all of Lee's books on her Amazon author page (amazon.com/author/leebinz)

CreateSpace 2010

College Admission and Planning

For some women, it comes on suddenly. At two in the morning you snap awake in a cold sweat, heart racing, gasping for breath with every muscle tensed. You wonder, "Is this The Change?" "No," you tell yourself, "I'm only 40." When you finally come to your senses, you are able to verbalize the true source of your panic. Sitting up straight in bed, you seize your husband's shoulders and scream, "But what about COLLEGE!?"

Heart of the Matter Online 2009

What is a Real Homeschool Transcript?

Your home made homeschool transcript may not be accredited, but it can be all you need to gain admission to colleges.

Bizymoms.com 2009

Nightmare on Math Street?

Do you dream about geometric proofs? Do you love solving complex equations in your head while going about your household chores? Do you get giddy at the thought of integrals and derivatives?

Bizymoms.com 2009

What About College?

It's a common question, often posed by skeptical friends and family. When homeschooling high school, the question "what about college?" becomes more pressing. Intuitively, parents know that if they attempt to homeschool high school – and somehow fail – there will be nobody to blame but themselves.

Bizymoms.com 2009

Nutty Homeschool Parents

After this year’s National Spelling Bee, someone asked me, “What kind of a crazy parent has their child spell nutty words all day?” The great kind of parent! The kind of parent that allows their child to follow their interests, EVEN when it involves spelling nutty words all day!

Bizymoms.com 2009

Facing the Crossroads

Every parent eventually faces the decision on whether to continue homeschooling through high school, or put their child back in a classroom setting. Understand the significance of this choice in this article from Lee.

Heart of the Matter Online 2009

Why Homeschoolers Don't Fail

Homeschooling can succeed if you keep these three principles in mind: Focus on mastery, keep school challenging, but not overwhelming and do what works. If you keep moving forward in these three areas, you CAN homeschool your child successfully.

Heart of the Matter Online 2009

Only Actual Teachers Should Read This

Lee explains why parents are the best possible teachers for their children.

Heart of the Matter Online 2009

Letting Go of Teaching

In this article, I discuss how learning is far superior to teaching and how the ability to teach themselves is a critical skill for high school students.

Heart of the Matter Online 2009

Rigor, Relevance and Relationships

Lee discusses the importance of keeping rigor, relevance and relationships in balance in your homeschool.

Heart of the Matter 2008

Raising Boys vs. Raising Men

with Matt Binz

Husband Matt discusses how parents need a different approach to raising teenage boys than what worked when they were younger.

Heart of the Matter Online 2008

Let's Go On a College Safari

Lee talks about how to go about maximizing your college visit and how to use what you learn during the application process.

Heart of the Matter Online 2008

Planning High School Courses

Lee discusses what colleges are looking for in a "college-prep education."

Heart of the Matter Online 2008

How Did That Happen?

Lee tells the story of how her boys won two full-tuition scholarships from their first-choice university.

Heart of the Matter Online 2008

Learning With Reckless Abandon

Lee talks about the joys of homeschooling independently through high school.

The Link 2008

Homeschool High School - Preparation for Life

In this article, I discuss why homeschooling high school is the best preparation you can give your children for college and for life.

The Link 2008

Tubbies, Cubbies and Binder Queens

Lee discusses three very different methods for homeschool record keeping in high school.

The Link 2007