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Why did you decide to homeschool high school?

Why did you decide to homeschool high school?
I hesitated to start because I didn't want to be over-protective.  My younger son is anaphylactic to peanuts.  He is one of those children you read about that could die if exposed to the smallest, microscopic speck of peanut. I didn’t want to over-protect my children, and it was very difficult to balance protecting him from a life-threatening allergy and over-protecting him so he didn’t know how to care for his own life-long condition. I hesitated...
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Documenting Homeschool Academic Records

Documenting Homeschool Academic Records
Should you include documentation of your students academic record by year or by subject on your transcript? Do colleges prefer to see the classes by subject organization: english, math, history etc. or do they prefer to know which year your student completed what subject: Freshman, sophomore, junior etc.? The trouble with these questions is that there isn’t a one size fits all answer. I decided to put both on my sons transcripts. The reason why is...
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Academic Gap Widens for Black Males

Academic Gap Widens for Black Males
The headline in the New York Times screams "Black boys score far behind white students." "An achievement gap separating black from white students has long been documented — a social divide extremely vexing to policy makers and the target of one blast of school reform after another. But a new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture is even bleaker than generally known." Great news!  This does NOT apply to homeschool parents! It's an...
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Should My Child Become an Nurse or a Doctor?

Should My Child Become an Nurse or a Doctor?
There is a difference between being a nurse and being a doctor.  But please, don't base your decision on academic achievement, but on where your students heart lies.  It's the intangibles that are the deciding factor. The person giving her assessment told my daughter to go ahead with her plan to get an RN, but not to stop there with her "educational potential" as he called it. ~Cam in Washington As a nurse, I'm a little...
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Homeschooling High School: The Joy of Delight!

Homeschooling High School:  The Joy of Delight!
When did you start the Delight directed Learning?  Did you find it hard to get through a year-long school course when doing it 4 days a week?  Did you just tell the kids they could do whatever they wanted on the non-school day, or did they have certain things they always did, like going to a class in a homeschool coop?  Did you allow them to watch TV or play video games during the free day?...
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More School in Less Time!

More School in Less Time!
Audrey asks: How do you balance what you feel they need to know and do with what they feel they want to know and do? There are not enough hours in the day! This question is actually TWO questions! Q1: How can you get more hours in your day? To some extent, homeschoolers will ALWAYS feel like there aren't enough hours in the day!  It's part of parenting, and even more a part of homeschooling.  There...
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The "At-Your-Pace" Diploma

The "At-Your-Pace" Diploma
Isn't it wonderful to discover that public schools struggle with finding an appropriate grading scale, just like homeschoolers? Check out one proposed solution to the problem coming from the Seattle School District : (Former Chief Academic Officer) Rimmer's decision was a part of a larger effort to focus more on what students learn, and less on how long it takes them. She once proposed what she called an "at-your-pace" diploma, which students would earn in three...
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