When I first began homeschooling about a bazillion years ago, I never thought about homeschooling all the way through high school. The plan was to reassess when Judah was ready to go to middle school. Honestly, we forgot to reassess. I simply woke up one day and found myself on the brink of high school.
Many of the homeschooling moms with children older than mine either found themselves alone in homeschooling their high schooler or found themselves enrolling their child in the nearest traditional high school. The attrition happened in part because of the lack of good curriculum for high school at home.
More and more families are making the choice to brave the waters and homeschool through high school. But there is one thing that you can hear rumbling under the surface of the homeschool waters… fear.
It's scary standing on the precipice of high school and wondering if you will single-handedly ruin your child's chances of getting into college. It's scary wondering if you'll be able to equip him well.
The key to disarming this fear?
The obvious first answer is to pray… a lot.
For many, support isn't something that can happen in real life. Homeschool support can be found online, but it's difficult to find other moms who are homeschooling high school. We're out here. It's just that there are not as many of us who are talking about or blogging about our high school plans and how we implement them. (Teens don't always like us writing about them. Go figure.)
For the last couple of weeks, I have been preoccupied by this dilemma. Link-ups abound among homeschool bloggers. It's a wonderful way to find other moms who are a step or two ahead of you or at the same place as you are on the homeschool journey. The problem is that if you 're looking for support for high school, you have to search through the hundreds of posts about preschool and elementary plans before you find one relevant to you.
Enter Home School High…
Every Friday I will be hosting a link-up for those homeschooling high school. (Get it? Home School High– like the name of a high school?) If you are a blogger, you are welcome to come link up posts about your high school curriculum plans, a wrap up of your week with your high schoolers, activities that you added to your high school curriculum… anything high school. Link up old posts if you have them. They will still be of help to someone who needs a hand. Link up new posts as you go through the year. Share your struggles. Share your victories. Tell us about math, science, writing, driver's education, computer science, art… You get the idea.
If you are not a blogger, there will be plenty of reading here. And plenty of ideas. Share it with your friends so they can find some inspiration and encouragement as well.
So mark it on your calendar. Tell all your friends. Get your posts ready.
Home School High…
Ideas, Resources, and Friends…
so it's not so scary.
What makes you anxious about homeschooling high school?
What topics would you like help with?
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