I have a friend at church whose daughter dropped out of school just before her Senior year, she is now trying to go through the public school system's GED® program and has had a terrible time finding teachers who can teach well! She ask me for help because she knows I homeschool.
Any suggestions on where she can get appropriate materials and a sample of what GED® test requires?
Sometimes a GED®
will be required. Perhaps it's a finicky college that your daughter loves, or the perfect technical job for your high school graduate, there are times when colleges or employees may simply DEMAND a GED®
Before you panic, however, make sure you clarify what is truly necessary. Never assume that when they ask for a "High School Diploma" or an "Official Transcript" that they are excluding you! A homeschool diploma IS a high school diploma, and a homeschool transcript is official when you are homeschooling within the laws of your state.
If it turns out that your child still needs to get a GED®
, remember that it is only a high school level test. It's intended to demonstrate the amount of knowledge learned in a public high school. It's usually not a difficulty to obtain a passing score.
To study for the GED®
, I recommend the study guide by Princeton Review. Here is the book
Once the GED®
is passed, help other homeschoolers in the future. Please talk with the college or employee and explain that a GED®
is not necessary because homeschoolers are NOT high school drop outs, but are simply educated in a different way, much like private school students.
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