Welcome to my new series: 5 Days of Homeschooling through High School. I hope that you enjoy this series and even if you are not at the high school level yet, bookmark this and hopefully it will serve you later.
Each day I will share another aspect of homeschooling high school with you. First things first – let’s talk about why I know you can (and should) homeschool through high school.
I’m not sure why so many moms get nervous when it’s time for high school. Whether you have already been homeschooling or you are starting at high school, you can do this. How do I know?
- A person is most fragile as an infant. To even be considering high school, you have had to do something right to get that kid to this point!
- Who taught your child to talk? To walk? To make decisions? To have responsibilities?
- If you’ve been homeschooling to this point, you already have a teacher/student relationship with your child and you already know about choosing curriculum and making lesson plans.
- If you’re starting at high school, I’m sure you’ve helped your child with homework. You at least already have a relationship.
Now that I’ve told you how I know you can homeschool through high school, let me share why maybe you shouldn’t.
Yes, I do not believe homeschooling is for everyone. It will work best if your whole family is on board with the homeschool decision. If your teen does not respect your authority and you already have some relationship problems, your road might start off more rocky but I do know where there have been situations when homeschooling actually saved the relationship. Sometimes removing your teen from outside peer pressure will make the biggest difference. Be prepared for a transition period.
Now, that the decision has been made, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. How do you homeschool? Well, it just so happens I can help you. I’ve graduated two so far, and this year I have a son in his last year of high school and another in his first year of homeschool.
Oh yeah, I have an upcoming second grader too.
Tomorrow we are going to start working on our game plan so be sure to come back.
Day 1: Yes, You Can
Day 2: Mapping Out Your Four Year Plan
Day 3: Credits
Day 4: Transcripts and Portfolios
Day 5: Graduation Celebrations