Every year we make the decision to homeschool for one more school year. It’s a year by year choice. Just as no two kids are alike, no two school years are alike either. This year I find myself in nearly uncharted territory. My big kids all went to high school. Last year was my first […]
As homeschooling parents, we bear the responsibility of preparing our kids for life after school. For some this means allowing them to attend high school for some or all of their last four years. For others, it means developing a plan for high school. I’m in the second group, and let me tell you, it is […]
When we tell people we homeschool, the most common reaction is “Oh, that’s nice.” The comment is usually followed by, “But they will go to high school, right?” Right. Maybe. Sort of. Uh. Let me explain. This past winter, I went through my yearly mid-year crisis, but this time it was bigger, stronger, and […]
In my search for Tech-Based High School resources, I wish I could say that I’ve found “THE ONE!” Alas, I haven’t. What I have found is that the Internet abounds with resources, if you take the time to look. What do you need? My ideal curriculum is found on one site or in one program […]
It’s hard to believe that the first of our “Round 2 Kids” will be a 9th grader next year. A High Schooler. Yikes! And his brother is just a quick two years behind him. It happens so fast. They were just toddling around my house last week, pulling all the cushions off the couch and […]
I stumbled onto my Movies As Literature Teacher’s Edition the other day. As I’ve been doing a bit of spring cleaning, I am also setting aside books that I know I will either 1) Not use again or 2) Definitely plan to use when my boys are old enough. It immediately went into the Definitely Plan […]
So you’re going to homeschool your child for high school. Me too. Now what?
So you’re going to homeschool your child for high school. Me too. Now what? Today my 16 year old and I had a talk that I liken to what I vaguely remember my high school guidance counselor discussing with me.
We finally got NARS’ credit evaluation of my daughter’s transcript! It turned out even better than I expected, too. They credited her Leadership class for 1/2 credit of Social Studies, and she will get Computer credit for her Digital Photography class. All she needs, beyond this school year’s credits, are 1-1/2 credits of English! She […]
“I went to high school in Juneau, Alaska.” “Me too! Oh that’s so funny!”, I said. “I know, I remember you,” Hans said. “What? Really? When did you go there?” (small world?) “I graduated in ’93.” “That would mean… you were a freshman when I was a senior. How do you remember me?” “That’s correct. […]