I wrote this series, Homeschool Made Easy, for this entire month to celebrate something. My firstborn son, the one I never wanted to homeschool, is graduating in just a few short months. And I can’t believe it, but I taught him nearly everything he knows.
I think of all the stages this one is the most obvious. You just know that you’re done, that the cake is cooked, so to speak. But sometimes we wonder, “Is he really ready? Is it too soon?” So, here’s some questions I asked myself to verify what my heart knows and my eyes clearly see every day — my homeschooler is ready to graduate.
Now we’ll talk about how to enable your high school student to make that transition toward independent learning no matter your own teaching style. It’s great, because you’ll see that no matter how you’ve been teaching your student up until now, you actually can start taking off the training wheels. He’s just about ready to take off!
While you may be giving gentle reminders and encouragement to your high school freshman, by the senior year your student should be applying his own learning style and studying on his own successfully. Here are some ways many high school students and adults apply their learning style independently.
If your child has completed a standard middle school curriculum with good grades, he should be well prepared for high school. Use this checklist as a general guideline to double-check his high school readiness and to anticipate any weak areas he may need to work on.