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The Major Theme of Each Year of High School

The Major Theme of Each Year of High School

Preparation Prevents Panic!

Are you ready for high school? I know that many homeschool parents are intimidated by the thought of homeschooling through high school, and are unsure about how to plan for this final stage of their child's education.

These are the major themes and tasks for each year of high school - 

  • Middle School – Grade 6-8th - think about high school
    • Practice keeping high school records
    • Provide time for remedial or advanced academics
  • Freshman - 9th grade begins at age 14-15 - think about college
    • Plan college prep classes at the child's ability level. Cover the core and more.
    • Put everything on the high school transcript
  • Sophomore - 10th grade begins at age 15-16 – prepare for college
    • Cover more than core classes. Be sure you have started foreign language
    • Take the October PSAT for fun - test prep if possible
  • Junior - 11th grade begins at age 16-17 - find a college
    • Fall: take the October PSAT. Attend a college fair.
    • Winter: test preparation - register for SAT or ACT in Spring
    • Spring: SAT or ACT test, subject tests if necessary - arrange college visits
    • Summer: decide on colleges to apply to, locate admission deadlines, put on calendar
    • Tip: write college application essays and scholarship essays for English class
  • Senior - 12th grade begins at age 17-18 - apply to College or Career
    • Fall: begin college application first day of senior year
    • Winter: complete the FAFSA for financial aid
    • Spring: choose a college to attend
    • Summer: complete the transcript, award a diploma, and celebrate graduation
    • Tip: write college application essays and scholarship essays for English class 
You can homeschool through high school, and there are tools to help you.​ Your Goals This Year: A Year by Year Guide to Homeschooling High School is part of The HomeScholar Coffee Break Books series. Designed especially for parents who don't want to spend hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school, this series has 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 you the tools you need to tackle the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time.

No matter which kind of homeschool parent you are, this book will help you understand the stages of homeschooling high school, put you on the path to success, and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Spectacular homeschool success is within your reach!
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