Homeschooled Through High School:
Is it Possible? Introduction
What this series is about:
Those of us who homeschool or who have been homeschooled through high school know that IT IS VERY Possible. But how? Many parents and students look towards high school with fear and trepidation instead of being joyous as to how far into the journey they have come. I realize that families homeschool for a multitude of reasons and that each family is unique, but questions still arise when the words high school are mentioned!
A little bit about us and why I want to do this series:
I have been researching homeschool since my oldest 2 were in Christian school and I was pregnant with Lil’ Red. We knew that when baby #3 was born homeschooling was going to be where we were headed.
I read at least 5 books about homechooling, joined a dozen or so yahoo groups and thoroughly researched options/methods/learning styles,etc. all while being pregnant over 3 yrs. ago.
I am a part of a local homeschool group with around 70 families and I have come to realize time and time again they do not know about the resources I have found. They are often struggling with method/learning style/etc. that a little more research would help “cure”. THEY ARE STRUGGLING and I know I can help. That is the main reason I started Something 2 offer! I knew I would have to build up my credibility online first then the locals would see me as an asset! (I almost laughed myself silly at a meeting when Christine Fields guest spoke and mentioned Donna Young and Lee Binz. I could hear the scratch of pens frantically on paper. I was amazed that these well-known ladies were not known by my fellow homeschool families!)
How this series works:
Each week January through April, maybe longer, a guest blogger will be featured on Something 2 Offer! These bloggers are actual homeschoolers or recent homeschool grads! They will be giving input on their homeschooled high school experiences. To make it a little more fun and to generate social buzz online I thought it would be really fun to offer a giveaway at the end of each post each week. The guest poster get’s first dibs in offering a product or service they might have to offer. A few guest bloggers do not blog or have a business or anything to promote or offer at this time. That’s when the light-bulb went on and I figured I would contact “experts” in the field of education particularly related to homeschooling.
Call for Blogger Submissions:
Looking for homeschooled high school bloggers or a few moms of high schooled homeschoolers! I do not have many mom’s committed, as of yet, since I really wanted to start with the students perspective. The parent’s perspective is very important and will be finishing the series with a few parent’s posts and recognized Homeschool Experts!
Participating Bloggers and Experts:
Here’s our wonderful line-up at this time, but may be adding more wonderful guest bloggers and experts as we go along:
Julie Fuller- Tokyo Blossom Boutique Blog
Taylor Landrie- College Student
Misty Leask- Simply Helping Him Blog
Rebecca Ishum- A Beautiful Ruckus
Cassondra Freeman- Beyond the Cover Blog
Connie Stults- The Daisy Head Blog
Christine Field – article and ebook
Kerry Jones- Let’s Homeschool High School
Diana Waring- Diana Waring Presents
Lauren Holmes says
I really enjoyed reading about your journey! It is so important that homeschooling moms are well educated about all of their resources. My babies are just two and one, and I plan on homeschooling them with the help of a co-op in our area. I will make sure to start checking your blog so that I will have plenty of resources when I begin. 🙂 Do you have any posts regarding getting started with little ones? Blessings, Lauren, lholmes79.wordpress.com
lauren, Thanks for commenting! YES, I have some wonderful posts about tot school and busy bags:https://something2offer.com/tot-school-tot-trays-the-basics/, https://something2offer.com/10-busy-bags-i-want-to-make/, https://something2offer.com/tot-school-10-apple-activities-plus-freebies/. My children are in elementary school and I plan to share some posts related to those ages as well in Feb/March.
Looking forward to following this series as I will have my first high school student this coming fall. Thanks for sharing this with all of us over at NOBH!
If you have questions please feel free to let me know and I will pass the questions along to the “experts”:)
I would love to write something for you on homeschooling high school. My oldest is now in college, my next oldest is graduating from high school this spring and has been taking college classes, and the next youngest is a freshman. We have homeschooled all along.
I sent you an email. Would be delighted to have your input!