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.
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
- AP Test Prep from REA
- 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
Homeschooling High School– 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 along with general high school to college help! There are over 55 posts on homeschooling high school highlighted on this page.
Homeschooling High School by Design– an eCourse for families who want to homeschool high school in much the same way as they homeschooled in the younger years. If your student is driven by interest and talent, then this course is for you!
How to Make a Four Year Homeschool High School Plan– Where do you start in putting together a comprehensive plan for your high schooler and is it set in stone once you do? How do you keep track of it all? This post provides a working transcript worksheet for your high schooler and how to make your plan.
Choosing High School Curriculum– How to consider the criteria for your high school curriculum and how to determine what’s best for your teen.
How to Engage Your Teens with Books– How you can use books as common ground to communicate with your students on in to the teen years. Plus, you can get a bonus eBook called, How to Engage Your Teens with Books: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Reading with Teens!
100 Awesome Educational Videos for Homeschooling High School– a list of 100 informative videos mostly available from Amazon Prime.
Homeschooling for College by Design– How to take a customized, not necessarily conventional homeschool high school program and turn it into a college admission, even competitive admission.
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.
Homeschool High School Finish Line – First of all, fear not. Fear not homeschooling high school. It is simply just another unknown. Just like starting homeschooling, choosing curriculum, homeschooling multiple ages, homeschooling middle school. There is a learning curve but homeschooling high school has become one of my very favorite times with my children. They are independent, can have time to delve in and study what they are interested in and can hone both their skills and goals.
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.
What I’ve Learned Homeschooling High School to College – We do follow a college prep course of study in our homeschool. Not because we are certain that each of our children are headed to college. But because we know that a rigorous four year plan will not only challenge our students but prepare them in case the Lord does have a college path in His plans.
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 got into each of the colleges on her list with scholarship offers. It was so rewarding to see her do well in college and she is now a college grad. She is working in her field of study is loving it. Homeschooling high school does prepare our teens well for college and/or a vocation. There are so many ways to go, college, trade school, into the world of work, and each of these paths are equally important.
We chose the college prep route, and 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 from my blog for you as you prepare to homeschool your teens:
Are you wondering about what to do for curriculum? Here’s what we did, plus some more ideas from my homeschooling friends – Our Homeschool High School Curriculum Choices?
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! – You can even do nature study and make that into a high school credit! Nature Study for Teens and How to Make that into a High School Credit.
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. Homeschooling High School and How to Make Your Teen’s 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! Assigning Credit and Planning High School at Home.
Have you seen my NEW book yet? It is both a guide to planning high school at home, plus all the things you need to know about getting your teen into college. I wrote it to encourage moms of college bound teens.
Amazon for $11.99
(Kindle is coming in November)
This book not only includes everything that you need to help your teen get into college, but also what you need to prepare them to be ready for college level work. I share all my best tips, gathered from helping my daughter get into college, and researching the topic over the years to keep up to date.
My book lays out 10 easy steps for homeschool to college, and covers what you need to help your teen get into the college of their choice, with 7 NEW chapters full of important and new information. Do you want a step by step guide to college, plus an exclusive guide to the Common Application for homeschoolers?
But what is in the book? The 17 Chapters include:
>Chapter 1 – How to Start Homeschooling if you are a Newbie
>Chapter 2 – 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School
>Chapter 3 – Researching and Getting Started
Chapter 4 – Planning High School and Making a 4 Year Plan
>Chapter 5 – Choosing Your High School Curriculum
>Chapter 6 – Three Ways to High School Credit
>Chapter 7 – Making Your Teen’s Transcripts
>Chapter 8 – 100 High School Electives
>Chapter 9 – Making Homemade Courses
>Chapter 10 – Writing a Winning College Essay
>Chapter 11 – Course Descriptions and Reference Letters
>Chapter 12 – The Common Application – Your GUIDE
>Chapter 13 – Preparing Your Teen for College Writing
>Chapter 14 – Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT
>Chapter 15 – Top Sources for College Scholarships
>Chapter 16 – Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others
>Chapter 17 – Don’t Forget the FUN!
Recommended by: Lessa Scherrer, Certified College Counselor from College Inside Track
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~ Hosted by Heather Woodie from Blog, She Wrote and originally published April 2015.