Well, it’s time to finally talk about something controversial: classes for homeschool teens. I’ve read a lot about what kinds of classes are available for homeschoolers, how to make the most of opportunities, and even how to earn college credit with high school courses. But I don’t see people talking about the basic question we need to consider first: why should homeschool students take these classes?
Because when we stop and think about it, we are homeschoolers, right? That means we have decided for one reason or another to remove our students from the traditional classroom and educate them counter-culturally. And now we’re looking for ways to put them back into a class? That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense at first.
(Don’t get mad yet. Stay with me. I may not be concluding the way you imagine. Actually, you might understand this entire article better if you read this one first.)
If you are weighing the pros and cons of homeschool high school classes, pray over these things for a bit. Then sit down with your husband over a burrito bowl and bag of chips and talk through your family’s why, the priorities that drive your homeschool forward. Then you will find the solution that fits you best.
This post is an excerpt from my new book Homeschool High School Made Easy, available on Amazon. Get your copy today!
And don’t miss the prequel, Homeschool Made Easy.