All posts filed under: Homeschool high school

Why Homeschool High School?

MOST HOMESCHOOLERS start off in the beginning for just “one year at a time” during the elementary years, trying out the homeschool lifestyle to see if it works for their family culture. I put that “one year at a time” in quotes because this has become an infamous homeschool phrase. We all get sucked in to try it for “just one year,” and then we are hooked. Even me. I did not initially want to homeschool, but my husband told me to try homeschooling our preschooler for “just one year,” and that is the end of the story. Maybe you started homeschooling to overcome learning difficulties, to help your gifted child reach his full potential, or to better meet the challenges of your special needs student. Perhaps you wanted to avoid bullying, negative peer pressure, and other worldly influences in the public school system. You may have even set out to give your child a firm moral foundation, to pass on your own values and principles, to prepare the young person for a lifetime of …

Learning to Enjoy Homeschooling Teens

Not everyone likes homeschooling teens. It’s actually common for homeschoolers to quit when they hit high school. But that’s not at all necessary. It’s not only possible to make homeschooling high school easy, but moms can actually have fun doing it. My friend Jackie Card shares how she found happiness with hers. I could never homeschool my kids, they drive me crazy! We’ve all heard it, right? And while we all want to staunchly disagree with such a statement… there are days that we would have to agree. So how do we ensure that the good days outnumber the days that we are searching the roads for a big yellow bus to flag down? We learn to enjoy homeschooling our children, especially our teens. It sounds cliche, but ask any mom with a high schooler – it goes by so, so fast. You wake up one morning to these young adults walking around your house, calling you mom, searching for food, and asking for help with algebra. Since we can do nothing to slow time …

The Secret to Homeschooling High School | Homeschool High School Made Easy 31

My purpose in writing Homeschool High School Made Easy was not just to add yet another homeschool book on the Amazon list. I wanted more than just yet another guide to creating transcripts and planning high school courses. Because, quite frankly, you can get all of that with a quick google search. Homeschoolers have been passing ACTs and SATs for years, submitting transcripts to colleges for a couple generations, and successfully graduating into adulthood by the millions. Simply getting you over the finish line was not the purpose. Find the Purpose in YOUR Homeschooling Instead, it is my goal to help you reframe your questions entirely. I want to shake up your view of homeschooling high school and cause you to question everything you are doing. It’s my prayer you will be disturbed and frustrated into searching once again for the entire purpose of every day of your family life. Because that is exactly how God grows us and changes us. It is when our foundations are shaken, when the trials overwhelm us, when the tasks …

Commencement | Homeschool High School Made Easy 30

You did it. Congratulations! You braved your fears, you bucked the system, you forged your own path and you made an adult. It’s time to launch them out into the world, into the glorious future God created them for. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so thatall may see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself andyour hearers. — 1 Timothy 4:11-16 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.

Graduation Checklist | Homeschool High School Made Easy 29

Hey, I know it’s scary to first think about graduating your homeschool student. But honestly, it really can be simple. Easy, even. Easier than getting rid of the smell in their room (what IS that?). Not sure if you are ready to close the books on homeschooling? Here’s a final checklist to make sure you are completely finished. Homeschool High School Graduation Checklist Academically Check back on the course guidelines here. Has your student completed the requirements for high school graduation in your state? Find your state’s guidelines here. Has your student completed the requirements for admission to the college of his choice? Contact the admissions office for a list of what courses they expect to see on a transcript. Have you created a high school transcript for your student? Again, contact your college admissions office for a sample transcript, and be sure to grab my free transcript builder here. Has your student narrowed down his choice of colleges? Encourage him to take the lead on communications with admissions offices and faculty; it makes a good impression and empowers …