Homeschooling High School Made Easy
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As a homeschooling mom with two boys in college and one in high school, it seems like there are endless tasks that need to get done to ensure that my boys all meet the criteria for college success. The new second edition of Homeschooling High School with College in Mind is a valuable resource in helping me (and them) stay on track!
Is Homeschooling High School Too Daunting?
Sadly, many of the homeschool moms in my community do not continue through the high school years with their children. The number one reason I hear is that the whole idea seems too daunting because of the record keeping involved. Many homeschooling parents see that task as impossible, and it is enough to send them to the nearest principal’s office to get their teen registered for ‘official’ high school.
Not only is homeschooling through high school possible, it really isn’t that difficult to navigate. It just takes a little research and planning, and it can be a very rewarding four years. I did it, and you can, too! In fact, homeschooling high school just got easier with Betsy Sproger’s helpful guide to all you need to know in Homeschooling High School with College in Mind: 2nd Edition.
Betsy and her husband homeschooled their daughter all the way from preschool through high school, and she is now a college graduate. She was accepted to several colleges, with scholarship offers from all. Betsy and her daughter sat down, did a lot of research, and came up with a workable plan to make her high school years count.
In Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, Betsy shares how she covered all the bases for college admission, and she even includes reproducible forms to make this task even easier for those of us with college bound homeschoolers.
Here’s what you’ll find in the book
- How to Start Homeschooling/Skipping Public School
- 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School
- Researching College and Getting Started
- Planning High School with College in Mind
- Choosing Your High School Curriculum
- Three Ways to High School Credit
- Making Your Teen’s Transcripts
- High School Electives and Activities
- Making Homemade Courses
- Writing a Winning College Essay
- Course Descriptions and Reference Letters
- The Common Application
- Preparing Your Teen for College Writing
- Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT
- Top Sources for College Scholarships
- Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others
- Don’t Forget the FUN!
If you are currently homeschooling a middle schooler, I urge you to check out Homeschooling High School with College in Mind. I have been homeschooling as long as Betsy has, and my oldest will graduate as an honor student at the head of his class this year, while my middle son is just getting started as a college freshman. I have one more kid to go, and I am still using Betsy’s tips to make our ‘high school planning toward college’ an easier process.