One key to high school curriculum is to invest in your weaknesses. This means that you put your curriculum budget money towards your area of weakness. Identify your weaknesses, perhaps math, foreign language, or art, for example, and spend your money on strong curriculum in that area. Your weakness should also be the area where you’re most willing to make mistakes in curriculum. If you make a poor choice in math curriculum for instance, and your child hates math and has a fit every single day, that’s a weak area where you need to be willing to really invest and try something else.
Weaknesses are also where you put your time first. If your child has a weak subject area, that’s the first thing they should do each day. As soon as they get it done, they can move on to other subjects. Your weak area is also what you should do no matter what falls apart in your life; if everything goes by the wayside, you still get you weak area done first.
Another aspect of investing in your weaknesses is to invest in your own education as a homeschool parent. When I was a nurse, we had continuing education that was required of us every year. Homeschool parents need to be continually educating themselves as well.
Do you know how to homeschool on the next level? Are you comfortable with 10th or 11th grade, if that’s next? This does not mean that you have to pre-read every book that your student will read or that you must learn Calculus before they do. It just means that you continue to learn how to homeschool high school.
When you choose to homeschool, there are, what seems like, mountains of things to choose to set up your homeschool. Not the least of which, is a homeschool grading scale. The grading scale can seem difficult when you first think about it, but with the tips that follow, I'll have you feeling more confident in no time.
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A homeschool transcript is part of your child's educational background that you will have to provide when you help them go through the college admissions process. When you homeschool, part of what you are signing up for is documenting your child's educational experiences. It's all part and parcel of the whole genie gig, as they say on Aladdin.
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Have you ever considered hiring a college coach?
In 2017, the average cost to hire a college coach was between $4000 and $6000. And some cost more... much more! Avery was taken aback when she saw a college admission coach advertising services for $70,000. Most homeschoolers don't have that kind of money. Which is why Avery was so shocked.