November 22, 2017

Homeschooling 12th Grade

This is the fourth in a series of posts on what you should expect to be doing in each of your high school years as a homeschooled student.  So, if this is your 12th-grade year – CONGRATULATIONS!  You have made it!  This will be the year that you put in the final pieces of the puzzle […]

Homeschooling 11th Grade

Last month, I began a discussion outlining an ideal plan for high school and so far, we have discussed some things students should be doing as ninth and tenth graders.  This week, we’ll be talking about what a student should be focusing on in their junior year.  Homeschooling 11th grade will be a very busy year […]

Combining Homeschool Classes

When we get into high school we often get into the idea of putting credits into a box, or compartmentalizing everything.  We have a textbook for math, a textbook for science, a textbook for English ….. you get the picture.   But there is a great benefit to teaching living subjects, rather than just working […]

College Planning for 10th Grade

A few weeks ago, I began a discussion outlining an ideal plan for high school and we discussed some things students should be doing as ninth graders.  Let’s continue that discussion this week with a plan for your tenth grade students. Students in tenth grade should now be fully entrenched in high school level coursework. […]

Homeschooling Ninth Grade!

Let’s spend a little time talking about an ideal plan for each high school year.  Today I’ll deal with things you should be accomplishing in a student’s ninth grade year.  Please don’t hold to this exact schedule as each student is different, but let me at least give you an idea of things you should […]

Finding A Career Path – Helping Your Teen

I raised three children and just as God planned it, they were all interested in following different paths for their lives. We have to remember that one of our most important jobs as a homeschooling family is to help our teens with finding a career path. My oldest, lovingly called “the nerd” by her siblings, […]

Just Roll With It – Back To School

I don’t know about you, but I love back-to-school sales.  I have to stop myself from buying all the cool pens, notebooks and reams of paper because I still have stuff left over from last year – in fact, a lot of it is still in the package!  But, it is back to school time!  […]

When To Use Homeschool Tutors

Many parents feel that they cannot possibly teach all the “difficult” high school courses. And, often rightly so – especially if you have more than one high school student. It is not an admission of weakness to seek outside help. Sometimes that means taking advantage of local classes, but it can also mean using tutors […]

Home School Guidance Counselor – What To Expect

So – here’s a question that I get on a fairly regular basis: “What do you do in a guidance counseling session?” And, the answer I give is: “It depends upon what you need.” I know – that’s a pretty evasive sounding response, so let me take a few moments to outline many of the […]

High School Courses – Take or Make?

Most of us have just finished with the school year, but I know that you are already starting to think about what classes you’re going to need to take next year, so I want to spend a few moments discussing various ways that high school students can take (or make) courses for high school credit. […]