Category Archive: Homeschooling High School

Physical Education for Homeschoolers

Many states require physical education for all students including homeschoolers. Fortunately, PE is one of the easiest requirements for most homeschoolers to meet. With a little creativity you can find options that will help your teen build their physical fitness. For many families, the big goal with PE is to help their teen build healthy …

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Extracurricular Ideas for Homeschool High School

Homeschooling high school is about a lot more than academics. Extracurricular involvement for homeschoolers doesn’t always look the same as it does for traditional high school students, but extracurricular matter a great deal. Activities help students develop their talents and find community. Some parents worry that extracurricular activities will add to the cost of homeschooling …

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Colleges for Unschoolers

College decisions are very personal. Teens, including unschoolers, need to balance a wide variety of concerns to find a school that is their best fit academically, socially, philosophically, geographically, and financially. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but this article explores some of the college options that may be most appealing to unschoolers. Unschoolers vary widely …

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Public Speaking for Homeschoolers

Fear of speaking in public is one of the most common anxieties. In fact, three in four people say they are afraid of public speaking. This can be problematic because speaking to a group is a skill that is necessary in many careers. Offering your homeschooler the opportunity to overcome this fear by participating in …

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Volunteering for Homeschoolers, Part One

Many homeschooling teens find volunteering to be one of the most satisfying part of their high school education.

Volunteering for Homeschoolers

The primary motivation for volunteering among teen homeschoolers should be making a contribution to their community.  Teen volunteers can be a helpful source of labor and energy for community organizations. While it should be that the primary reason to volunteer is altruistic, it is okay to acknowledge that volunteering may also help teen homeschoolers prepare …

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GED? Is it Necessary for Homeschoolers?

Many people assume that homeschoolers should take the GED test as a way to prove the student has completed high school. While the GED is useful for many adult learners who have dropped out of high school, it is generally a poor choice for homeschooled students. Here’s why: Homeschoolers can graduate from high school Attending …

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Homeschool High School Success: Academic

Even for many families who have been homeschooling since their kids were young, the prospect of homeschooling high school can seem daunting. It is a lot to be responsible for geometry, chemistry lab, SATs, and preparation for college admissions.  But, as many homeschoolers discover, sticking it out through high school can offer great academic benefits. …

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Personal Finance for Homeschoolers

Have you considered adding an elective in personal finance to your homeschool high school schedule? In a time of economic downturn, student loan crisis, and record credit card debt, it really makes sense to teach kids financial literacy. Whether it ends up being included as an official course on the high school transcript, I advise …

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Senior Year Homeschool Planning

The senior year class schedule is on a student’s transcript and it will be considered as part of the admissions process.  As you plan for senior year, I encourage you to avoid two common senior scheduling pitfalls: Pitfall One – We Finished Requirements So We Are Done:  Some parents look at the list of state …

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