10 High School Homeschool Resources
When you first announce to family and friends that you are homeschooling, I am sure it was a very exciting and scary time. They had loads of questions. You had loads of questions and probably very little answers. With a little time and research I am sure you were able to smooth things over with the well meaning relatives and ease your conscience in realizing homeschool would be right for your family.
Your children are now growing up and it’s time to think about and plan for Highschool! Wow, has time flown by. Maybe you are just now considering homeschool for your Junior High or High school student. What should you do? Where should you start?
Here’s 10 excellent resources to ease your mind and help you tackle the upper level learning for your students:
1. Homeschooled through Highschool: Is it Possible? series: found right here on something2offer each Thursday beginning January 24 and running through April 25! This series will feature guest posts from grads and from experts sprinkled in some awesome giveaways. This series is NOT TO BE MISSED!
2. The Home Scholar: Lee Binz offer’s tons of free resources including newsletters, webinars, mini-courses, and articles all about high school. There are also paid services which seem to be very helpful. (my kids are in elementary and preschool so we have not checked into these,yet)
3. Let’s Homeschool Highschool: Kerry was looking for secular homeschool options and a one-stop shop but no place seemed to meet her needs. So she created one! includes parent forums/chats/webinars, and a place for high school bloggers to post their blogs.
4. Donna Young: Basic High School Transcript, Diploma, Art Class and lots of other helpful information regarding younger grades, household planner, etc. I do need to put a disclaimer in here for those of you not as well researched as others. Lots of people put an emphasis on graduation requirements per your state. Do not be fooled into thinking YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THESE! Many states you are not officially receiving a diploma from the state so state requirements would not even matter. YES, if your child is planning on attending college then use them as a guideline but better to check with their dream college to see what entrance requirements are for that college.
6. Khan Academy: loads of free video resources for Math, Science, Humanities, Business, Test Prep, and Computer Science. The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
7. The DaisyHead: Home School High is a weekly link up for those homeschooling high school. Connie shares what her students have been learning at home and through
co-op classes. Very informative and you might meet some new homeschool families when you stop by!
8. Teachers of Good Things: Dollie has been sharing about using the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling through highschool.
10. The Happy Housewife: Toni participated in a 10 day series about high school sharing all sorts of tips to be successful at homeschooling your teens!
This list of 10 resources is in NO WAY an ALL INCLUSIVE list of what is available. During the next 3 months I hope to share many more top 10 lists related to homeschooling with specific subjects, electives, and college prep info.
What is your biggest homeschooling fear? What does your student struggle with? How do you plan to help them? Please feel free to leave a comment and share this post with other’s that you know could benefit from it’s content!