posts in homeschool high school

50 Story Starters for Teens

Dec 3, 2016

Because sometimes getting started is the hardest part.

story starters for teens

Sometimes the hardest part of creative writing is coming up with the opening line.

Where do I start? 
How do I draw the reader in? 
How do I make the introduction interesting?

Sometimes a prompt is helpful.

Ask the Experts: How Do I Homeschool through High School?

Apr 13, 2015

An excellent list of resources for homeschooling high school.

Let's talk about homeschooling high school. The idea of homeschooling through high school can be an intimidating prospect for some parents.

Some people plan to send their kids off to school at that point. Others choose a wait-and-see approach, making the final decision in the middle school years. Then there are those who never give it a second thought, considering homeschooling to be a natural part of parenting.

No matter your initial outlook on homeschooling, eventually you may find yourself asking, "How do I homeschool through high school?" 

For the answer, I've turned to the experts - homeschool parents.

Paradigm Accelerated: A High School Anatomy and Physiology Curriculum

Feb 18, 2015

Homeschooled high school students can earn their science credits with this easy to use, yet challenging biology course.

{Disclosure: I received this product free of charge. I was also compensated for the time I took to write this review. All opinions are my own; I was not required to make positive statements.}

Our homeschool is in an interesting place right now. While Lorelai has just begun middle school, Alexis is working her way toward graduation and college. She's currently an 11th grade student. I can hardly believe she's almost finished!

In the high school years, especially in the junior and senior years, our focus is to provide challenging lessons and projects that will prepare the student for life beyond homeschool. In this case, the focus is to lead her into college.

I also need products and curricula that encourage independent learning. We were a bit slower in moving her toward independent learning due to her profound dyslexia. But she needs to navigate that herself at some point, so here we are.

One product we've decided to try is a science course from Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum.

This year, Alexis is taking anatomy and physiology. While I don't think Alexis will pursue a career which necessitates knowledge of biology, I believe all kids should take the course. 

Every human should understand how the human body works.

Our Charlotte Mason High School Curriculum 2014-15

Aug 4, 2014

A Charlotte Mason high school curriculum covering all subjects from nature study to writing, history to science.

Our Charlotte Mason High School Curriculum


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World History and American History

Alexis will be taking both World and American history this year. Although we've been studying world history from the beginning of our Charlotte Mason education, I believe that high school is an opportunity to study those periods again more intensely and with a more mature mind.

Discover Praxis: An Alternative to College

Feb 18, 2014

Praxis is an alternative to college for kids who either don't want to attend or want to take a gap year off between high school and college.

Not all kids want to go to college. Many parents don't want to hear that, but it's true. Some kids have a natural knack towards business. They just want to go out into the real world and do what they do. 

Alexis and I have been discussing her options. Although she's planning to dual enroll for the fall, she may or may not want to continue college once she's 18. We're discussing options. What options are available should she decide not to continue with a college career? 

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