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As a homeschool family, we get asked all the time if we will continue into high school or will our kids attend a traditional school. After people see that socialization in not an issue for our kids, this seems to be the next homeschooling problem they see on the horizon.
My answer is always that we take each year at a time. Then, we calmly go back to our homeschooling lifestyle.
That is, until this spring.
It was convention season. My thoughts were on the upcoming school year and choosing curriculum for our kids. As I chatted with other homeschool moms and vendors about curriculum and subject areas, our normally lighthearted discussions of learning in the elementary years turned serious.
“Oh 8th grade! Did you know you can count this math or that science as high school credit?”
“Do you have her high school years planned out yet?”
“What have you done during the middle school years to prepare her for high school?”
“What career does your daughter want to pursue?”
“What are you using to create a transcript?”
“What colleges are you thinking about?”
Luckily, I have veteran homeschool moms to mentor me along and talk me off the ledge from time to time. One such mom is my friend Michelle. Michelle is a veteran homeschool mom with great advice to share. She is, also, the marketing director for Apologia, so she always has good resources to recommend, as well.
While chatting with Michelle at the 2 to 1 Conference about my new found apprehension about homeschooling high school, no doubt with full on deer-in-the-headlights look, she calmly handed me this book.
“You’ll be fine. Read this.”
I devoured it.
The Guide To Homeschool High School
The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teensby Debra Bell covered and relieved all my fears.
Should I homeschool high school? Can I homeschool high school? How do I prepare my children for high school? How do I make sure my children study the proper subjects in high school? How do I keep records? How do I prepare my children for life after high school?
I love that Debra speaks from experience. She shares her fears and apprehensions about homeschooling through those high school years, how she overcame them, and how her children and family thrived because of it.
This book gave me hope and peace about the upcoming years. From laying a good foundation through the middle school years to planning for life after high school, The Ultimate Guide To Homeschooling Teens is a step by step instruction manual for success in homeschooling high school. It is packed with advice, tips, and resources that you will use everyday.
You will learn about:
- The advantages of doing high school at home
- Discovering your teens gifts
- Preparing for high school while in middle school
- Creating a four year plan
- Record keeping
- Choosing a college and/or career path
- Writing transcripts and resumes
If you have children entering the middle school years, it won’t be long until high school. Get this book to make a plan and keep your sanity. If you have kids in high school, this book will help you finish strong.
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