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The Perfect Homeschool Plan for High School

Are you creating a homeschool plan for the coming year with high school students? Let me give you a quick review of what you really need to cover each...

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Quality over Quantity in Education

Headline: NEW and IMPROVED Public Schools! -- Now with 50% MORE Education!! It is amazing what you can find on Public Access TV on a lazy Saturday mor...

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Withdraw from Public School

This is the time of year when parents may consider homeschooling for the first time.  It can be a scary thought!This first step is to locate your state homeschool law.  Search for the name of your state and the words "homeschool organization" to locate a group that can help you. You can also search for your state here: http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/default.asp.  Contact your state homeschool organization, and make sure you follow the state law for homeschoolers, which is...

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Can I Begin Homeschooling at the High School Level?

Misty asked me if it was possible to begin homeschooling during the high school years. Yes, you can! It is very possible and can end up being a great time for your teen to learn how to learn independently as well as explore the subjects that really interest them. Here is more of my answer in this video post.

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Early High School Credits or Extra Middle School Fun?

Should we count extensive European travel during middle school as early high school credit? Traveling Europe, learning foreign languages, and experiencing the art and culture of other countries is awesome!  If these were done during high school, then you can give high school credit for the whole experience. If these experiences are completed prior to high school, does it count? In  my opinion only the academic subjects taught at high school level can be counted as high school...

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The Classroom of Babel - Learning Styles

Imagine you are a public-school teacher on the first day of class faced with 30 children, none of whom speak English. Worse yet, imagine that there we...

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Help and Resources for Homeschooling High School

When you look at homeschooling high school the first rule of thumb is NOT to panic! You are completely capable of doing this! Your child has been give...

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How to Gear Up for Junior Year

How to Gear Up for Junior Year

Junior year is the time that can have the most impact on getting into college and getting scholarships. You can be prepared by doing some research ahe...

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Making School Fun

I tried to incorporate games into our homeschool whenever possible, in order to make school fun. We played math games, art games, and economics g...

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Answers to the 15 Biggest Questions about Homeschooling High School

It's possible to become disabled by fear or anxiety when it comes to homeschooling high school. Your job is to learn enough before your children get t...

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Transcripts in 45 Minutes!

Shirley Solis had a lot to say about creating transcripts for her son! "Homeschool transcripts can be overwhelming if you don't know what you are doing! I am going to share my experience of how I created my son's transcript in 45 minutes!I have an expert friend who helped me create a transcript for my son. She has been doing this for years and teaches step by step how to gather the information and make this...

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Homeschool Statistics Prove Success

Have you ever thought about statistics on homeschooling and the success of homeschooling? There are currently over 3 million homes...

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College Consulting

"Do you know of any type of coaches or consultants to help us get our kids into a college and program of their choice?"Considering a college counselor?  There are business that are dedicated to only college consulting.   They normally work with public and private school students.  Although high school guidance counselors are supposed to fill the role, many parents don't feel they provide enough guidance, or enough individual support, so they look to a dedicated...

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Homeschooling High School without Tests

When your children are younger, you might be completely confident about avoiding tests and simply focusing on learning in your homeschool. When they reach high school, you may think you have no choice. You need to give grades and include them on a transcript! Don't panic. Did you know that you don't have to test to give a grade?As a home educator, you have the option of evaluating your children with methods other than tests. You...

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How Do You Know it's High School Level?

How Do You Know it's High School Level? Homeschool students have the wonderful freedom to study a huge variety of different topics, going way beyond the usual high school subjects. My oldest son studied Russian history, and I know other students who’ve studied ornithology, bluegrass music, and U.S. government revenue generation policies! The question many parents wonder about is, "How do you know it's high school level?" How do you determine whether the work your student...

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