4 Things To Do Now for a Great Transcript Later

Scrambling at the last minute to create a high school transcript for your child isn't the best choice. Believe me! I know from experience. My daughter was applying to a college and she needed her high school transcript. Since we homeschool privately, it was my responsibility to produce one for her. The problem was, I had dropped the ball on four things that could have saved me a lot of time and sanity when it was time to prepare her transcript. I've learned my lesson. I won't neglect these … [Read more...]

Online Courses for Homeschoolers

Online courses are a wonderful option for many homeschool families. Whether you are looking for a full program or just one or two subjects to round out your other curriculum choices, this list should be helpful for you. I've spent hours researching different online programs for homeschoolers and wanted to share my findings with you. The majority of these online courses have a Christian worldview but make sure to do your own research before selecting a program for your child. (This post … [Read more...]

How to Teach High School at Home

CHEA of California is offering ten free lessons on how to teach high school at home. This is a great resource for anyone who is planning on homeschooling through the high school years. Each of the ten lessons will be emailed to you weekly. It's like attending a class each week from your own home! The lessons include the following: 1. Can I Teach High School at Home? 2. Setting Requirements 3. Designing Courses 4. Scheduling and Lesson Planning 5. Standards and Evaluations 6. … [Read more...]

Must Read Books for High Schoolers

How time flies! My oldest child will be turning 18 years old soon. We started homeschooling her in 1st grade and here we are getting ready to graduate her from high school. It has been a delight to have her home all these years and I often wonder if she has taught me more than I taught her. I guess that is what happens when you foster a love for learning in a child. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) And with a love for learning comes a thirst for books. I … [Read more...]

Tackling High School Physical Education for the Homeschooler

I'm sure most of us remember going to PE or gym class in high school. My memories include wearing an unattractive PE uniform, the awkwardness of changing in the locker room with dozens of other teenage girls, and participating in sports that I was not interested in. I always hoped my school schedule had PE as the last class. I didn't want to endure being sweaty and smelly throughout the school day. I am pretty sure that my husband's memories of PE class were a little more positive. I guess he … [Read more...]

Math Placement Help for Pre-Algebra and Geometry

One of the challenges of homeschooling is knowing when to offer instruction in a particular subject or topic. I was recently asked when it was appropriate to move a child from foundational math to pre-algebra and it made me wonder how many other homeschool parents ponder the same thing. I decided to chat with a math teacher, who has about 30 years experience teaching high school math, to ask him about pre-algebra and geometry. Pre-Algebra What is taught in pre-algebra? Pre-algebra prepares … [Read more...]