This week (August 10-14), members of the Homeschool Review Crew are coming together to share homeschooling tips with you.
I will have a link at the end of each post so you can see all the great posts coming at you this week no matter what part of your homeschool journey you are at. Beginner, veteran, emergency homeschooling, young ones, high schoolers. We have it all so let's get started.
In this year's blog hop we're back to high school homeschool.
My daughter will be entering the 10th grade and although we are using our tried and true curriculum we are being a little more adventurous this year and customizing things for her homeschooling journey.
Thoughts on the Homeschool High School Years
I feel that as a mom of a sophomore in high school I am now an expert in teaching high school students…ha!
The truth is that I'm still learning and fine tuning how we do homeschool and now homeschool high school. I”m hoping by the time she graduates we will have it down LOL!
All through the homeschool journey it is easy to be distracted and even compare your homeschool with fellow homeschool families and their method of homeschooling through high school. But the beauty of homeschooling is you design a path that works for your child. Not a copycat version of another's journey. Although you may pick up some great tips and ideas from others.
Because of my daughter's specific path of where she wants to go in the future we are going through all four years of high school at home.
Many of her friends opt to go to the local community college in the 11th grade and finish there but she has decided that is not an option for her.
So our homeschool looks different from her friends.
So think. What kind of career does your student want to go to school for? Do they want to go to secondary school?
What to Give Your High Schooler
Homeschooling my high schooler is a matter of helping them think about their future. Help them make plans today to achieve that future, and continue to grow in learning about the world around them and how to navigate it.
Part of the high school homeschool journey is encouraging your high schooler to becoming more independent in their learning journey and motivated to finish what they start.
- If you didn't do this in middle school work now to help your student be more independent in their learning.
- Spend time cultivating interests and help them pursue them.
- Customize the education course to match your child's future goals
- Work on setting up your child's transcripts..
My daughter let me know in the 8th grade that she wanted to take a more responsible role in her education. While I laid out the daily details of what she was to accomplish each day it was up to her to work through each lesson. We talked about studying beyond the curriculum and also using what she has learned throughout the years.
Find out how other homeschoolers from the Review Crew teach…? By clicking the Linky below.