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Are you starting to #Homeschool for the first time with children in high school? Where to begin. @TheHomeScholarLast week I got a lot of phone calls from parents thinking about beginning to homeschool for the first time. Last week in particular I spoke with two parents from different states who were dealing with chronic illnesses. They each planned to begin homeschooling as a way to educate their child through cycles of illness and hospitalization.

 If you have had your children in a public or private school, and plan to homeschool for the first time during high school, it can be a bit intimidating! It helps to focus on what your child needs, and do keep other concerns at a distance. If you know your child and trust yourself, you will be happy with your decision to homeschool. It can be a perfect fit for your family! Here are the resources that I thought would be a perfect fit beginners:

Preparing to Homeschool High School DVD

Gifted Education at Home: the general strategies would be great because of the stop-and-start nature of chronic illnesses, but it’s even more of a fit because you mentioned she was in the honors program before.

Here is the article called “What IF?” about homeschooling through trauma.

And this is the “where do I begin” curriculum I usually recommend. It’s a literature based Christian curriculum with lots of “hand-holding” for parents, and it comes with a daily schedule so you can tell your child what you expect each day. It’s best for bright children, so I think it will be an excellent fit. Since it’s literature based, much of it you can take to the hospital with you, if need be.

For Freshman, look at Sonlight American History called Core 100

And Sonlight’s Apologia Biology with science equipment

For older students, here is the link to Sonlight 300, the 20th Century World History.

Here is the Sonlight Apologia chemistry

Add a Sonlight Saxon math, if that is the right fit

If you are a Christian family, you may enjoy hearing about the scriptural basis for how you KNOW you can homeschool high school.

The “Convention at Home Kit” as an option to learning more about homeschooling, including how we got in to our first choice university, and how we achieved the full tuition scholarships.

When you have digested some information, or when you need support, you might want to consider joining the Gold Care Club so that we can talk each week, and I can support you through the process.

I look forward to talking to you! Have fun homeschooling – you’ll LOVE it!

If you are curious about providing a great homeschool education for gifted children, check out my audio training, “Gifted Education at Home.“

 


 

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Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, specializes in helping parents homeschool high school. Get Lee's FREE Resource Guide "The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Homeschooling High School" and more freebies at www.HomeHighSchoolHelp.com.

 

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Kathleen in North Carolina

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Kelly and her son, Cole

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Jennifer in the Midwest

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Tressa in Washington

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Jean in North Carolina

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Angela in South Carolina

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Tracy in North Carolina
Tracy in North Carolina

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Lori in New Hampshire

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Ann in Connecticut
Ann in Connecticut

Lee!!!!!! You don't even realize what a blessing your blog post was to me today... SERIOUSLY! I was actually talking to the Lord about this yesterday; then you post this! Amazing! Thank you so much! May God continue to bless all you do for Him and us home schoolers! You're awesome!

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Robin in California
Robin in California

I am so so so thankful to God for you. I spent the morning becoming confused and in despair over math and science next year. I was reading a homeschool forum trying to decide what to do for science next year. Some of the moms had the idea that you HAD to do certain things or your child's college career, not to mention life, would be ruined if you didn't do things a certain way. I finally remembered many of your encouraging, reassuring words regarding individuality and turned off that silly forum. I'm serious, I was nearly in tears. And the Lord brought your words so clearly to my thoughts.

I seriously thank you both as you have made all the difference for our son. I was prepared to send him away next year for high school because I had lost hope, was so scared and my vision had become cloudy. But I have praising God that I found your site a few days ago and now I know I can do this.

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Janel in North Dakota
Janel in North Dakota

Thank you so much for sharing your personal journey, expertise, and encouragement! Our family knows that homeschooling is exactly where God wants us, but sometimes, while it seems we're trudging through the trenches, your advice is exactly what God uses to keep me focused and productive. Homeschooling 3 high schoolers and having two preschoolers, keeps me pretty much permanently logged in to your site!

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