Welcome to Preparing for Homeschooling High School! The Curriculum Choice authors are sharing their best tips and posts on preparing for high school. High school can be the most rewarding of all the homeschooling years. Be encouraged to finish well!
From The Curriculum Choice Archives
Be sure to browse the tabs above to find curriculum reviews for homeschooling high school. You might also enjoy these that we’ve selected from our archives.
(and don’t miss the giveaway at the end!)
Choosing High School Homeschool Curriculum – Can You Homeschool High School? Yes, You Can! But just how do you do it and with what resources? We are here to help!
- Honey for a Teen’s Heart
- The Power of Google Maps in the Classroom
- Homeschooler’s College Admissions Handbook Review
- The Official SAT Question of the Day
Don’t miss 20% off Test Prep Resources from REA using code WEAF through 4/17/15!
- Earn College Credits with CLEP Test Prep from REA
- Academic Cup Challenge Review
- Discovery Education Streaming Plus Review
- Homeschool Reviews for Nature Study, Science and Technology
- Rory’s Story Cubes
- How to Raise Your High School Grades by Half a Point in One Semester
- One Year Adventure Novel
- Sociology: Online High School Electives from Textile Learning
- Thinker Academy’s Study Skills Course for Teens
- North Star Geography
- Apologia Exploring Creation with Marine Biology
- Let’s Homeschool High School Review
Homeschooling High School From Curriculum Choice Authors
The Curriculum Choice authors have active blogs where they regularly offer ideas and experiences about their homeschool adventures. Below are their very favorite tips for homeschooling high school.
Heather from Blog, She Wrote
High School Help– My high school landing page. The source for all things high school at Blog, She Wrote. Tips on teaching writing, history, art, science, and math at the high school level.
Homeschooling Middle & High School Science– Ideas on how we teach secondary school science from resources to textbooks along with thoughts on curriculum.
Working with a Bright & Occasionally Motivated High Schooler– Do you have one of these type students? Some tricks of the trade from our experience.
Using Writing Conferences to Coach Writing– How to approach writing from a mentoring perspective with ideas on using electronic submissions from high schoolers.
Susan & Megan of Education Possible
7 Key Skills & Experiences to Prepare Your Middle School Students for High School – Did you know there are a few simple and practical things you can do to help your students be better prepared to enter their high school years? These aren’t big, overwhelming things, but rather easy and positive things to help your children as they begin the next stage of their education.
5 Steps to Help Prep for Homeschool High School – We used the summer months to help our son explore his areas of interest and brush up on some skills he would need as he began to homeschool high school.
How to Help Your Teen Study Smarter – Find tips for helping teens learn: textbook reading strategies, note taking skills, time management techniques, and test taking strategies.
Cindy from Our Journey Westward
My Top Picks for High School Curriculum – When a curriculum really works for us, it gets the honor of sticking around to be used with subsequent children. Not everything we’ve used on our homeschooling journey earns this privilege, but these programs are worth it.
Student-Led High School Courses – By the time high school rolls around, I begin to notice some pretty special interests and talents in my kids. Sometimes, those interests help to guide our class plans. This post shares how we’ve pulled together student-led courses.
Homeschooling a Horse Lover – I have a certified horse lover in my home and this post shares how I’ve tailored her high school years to support her passion.
Chronological American History in High School – This post shares a unique plan for teaching American History outside of the traditional high school textbook. We’re using an illustrated text from DK alongside research-based projects, living literature and some DVD supplements to make a well-rounded course.
Tricia from Hodgepodge
Homeschooling High School at Hodgepodge – Honestly, I haven’t noticed a huge difference except maybe in work load. Hers and mine. A widening of course work, experiments, writing assignments and a whole lot of books. Then there is the record keeping on my part.
High School Curriculum Choices – I am thankful my husband and I have the privilege of this time with our young adults. Thankful we can tailor an educational plan with their input and with consideration of their gifts, talents and needs.
Homeschooling High School: Curriculum, Planning, Organization – This way each of our high schoolers can retreat away from all the noise, noise, noise, if they need to. They can do a subject in their room or spread out on the family room couch. Wherever they are comfortable and most productive is what I want for them.
Constitutional Literacy – the extensive, high school level resource from Apologia and HSLDA’s Michael Farris. Constitutional Literacy is something we are passionate about as a family. We are raising future voters! A course by the same name – designed to fit this passion – is simply an answer to prayer for my two high schoolers! We love that Constitutional Literacy is led by an authority in this area of history and government. And the course presents with the tools needed…
Betsy from BJ’s Homeschool
Here at BJ’s Homeschool, my husband and I homeschooled our daughter all the way, and we are so glad that we did. Our daughter is now studying in college and is loving it. Homeschooling high school doesn’t have to be that hard!
We kept our nurturing, eclectic homeschooling style all the way through. Doing high school years at home is such a great way to educate your teens and strengthen your relationship with your them, during the all important teen years. Here are some resources to help you get started:
Going from High School to College – Getting Started – This is full of tips to help you get started and what to research for, on the college websites.
Are you wondering about what to do for curriculum? Here’s what we did, plus some more ideas from my homeschooling friends – BJ’s Homeschool – What about High School Curriculum?
Homeschooling high school is a lot more than core studies. There’s also field trips, going to the park, or taking mini-road trips, or acting in plays, speech and debate?, and fun group activities, etc. Here are some of the ways that we found a balance and even play in our days…Yes, play…. during the high school years, too! – Finding the Play in our High School Days
What about transcripts? What should be included in your high school transcripts? Here’s help for making them, with how to’s and a list of freebie resources, too. Note- This is one of my posts in my series called “Our Steps to College”, which I will soon be making into an ebook, all about homeschooling high school, college and more. To reach more posts in this series, go to BJ’s Homeschool and click on College. T is for Transcripts
It is not hard to assign high school credit. Here are 3 ways to do just that. We did a lot of different kinds of learning, and all of it counts! Our Steps to College – 3 Ways to High School Credit
I am also sharing and writing on Teach Them Diligently’s new site, called The Homeschool Launch – Power Up Your Homeschool. One of my posts there includes tips and advice for homeschooling to college. My always homeschooled daughter is now a newbie freshman in college, and she is loving it. These are some of the tips that I followed to help her get there. Six Tips for Homeschooling Towards College
The Curriculum Choice Review Team Features
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