Homeschooled Through Highschool:
Cassondra from Beyond the Cover
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!
Can it be done?
Yes! If anyone says otherwise they do not know what they are talking about. I graduated from homeschool in 2012. I graduated with 44 other homeschool high schoolers and that was just a small group! Our larger homeschool graduation group in our state had about 300 graduates. If that doesn’t say it can be done, I don’t know what can.
How many hours a day or week did you homeschool?
Normally, I did school for about five or six hours each day, five days a week. Occasionally, I did school four days in a week, due to a field trip or visiting friends that would take most of the day. Sometimes I would bring work I could easily do on the road, like read a book or something. Although I had days of no school, I wasn’t done with school until everything on my weekly checklist was checked off!
What homeschooling method did you use? Was it a good fit for your learning style? Why or why not?
My homeschooling method was Charlotte Mason. I say it was an ideal fit for me and my learning style! It encourages the student to learn from living books and hands-on experimentation. It elevates education into an enjoyable experiment, rather than a dry and boring sentence. I found that I learned more by hands-on activity other than reading how it was done.