I know the challenges of homeschooling gifted children. But you can be confident that homeschooling is a great environment for ALL students, whether they are gifted or not. It's the best academic preparation, because they can learn at their level in every subject. It's the best social preparation because the environment is safe and supportive, with people of many ages - just like the real world! And homeschooling is the best preparation for a career, because it encourages specialization and each student's unique gifts.
To start with, look at this article on Planning High School Courses:
Then remember to take it one step at a time. You only need to take the NEXT step, not think too many years ahead of yourself. Let me know when you need more help, OK?
It's such a balancing act between their academics and their maturity, isn't it?
Thanks for the encouragement, Lee. One of the reasons I chose to homeschool was because my children were showing gifted qualities at a young age. Now with one in 10th grade and another not far behind, I'm so thankful that I did. We've been able to finish up a basic high school curriculum early so they will each have the last two years of high school to focus on developing their strengths. The biggest thing I had to learn was that it doesn't matter how far ahead they are academically, the rest of them is the same age as the rest of their peers. Thank you for reminding me it was the best we could provide for them.
Excited, scared, slightly overwhelmed at the thought. High School is still years away for us, but with my gifted child it seems like it is coming sooo much faster. I am glad I have you Lee when I get there! Do you have any articles on high school prep, for my middle schooler. So we are ready to go freshmen year?
When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understandable by simply using acronyms for outside classes.