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Does anyone homeschool high school age kids?

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How does that work?  Do you have tutors?  I am seriously thinking about it with my dd because of her troubles in public schools.  She went to private up until 8th grade.  How does it work with high school age?

by on May. 3, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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by Welcome Squad on Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

One resource I've found useful is "College Prep Homeschooling" by David and Chandra Byers. I learned a lot from how they plan and record the high school years to get their kids ready for college. I recently had to write a transcript for DD to use for registration at the local community college, and their book was very helpful.

by Helping Hands on Aug. 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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I went to the book store and asked a whole lot of questions. Then I went to the library and asked a whole lot of questions.
by Welcome Squad on Aug. 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM


by on Sep. 6, 2013 at 4:52 PM

My high schooler is home taking online college course for dual enrollment. Is there a program like that in your area?

by Welcome Squad on Sep. 6, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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I have a 15-year-old who is home-schooling.

She takes music classes, orchestra and martial arts locally.

Lately she has been taking university classes on She loves Coursera and they have lots of variety, from Beginning Guitar to Social Psychology. The classes are free.

I second the recommendation for the Teenage Liberation Handbook. That's her "bible".

Be Yourself Everyone Else Is Taken

by Testing the waters on Sep. 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I'm so happy to find this thread! I have a daughter that is almost 15 and she attends virtual public school from home.  It was a big step pulling her out for the 8th grade last year but we wanted to give it a try before high school.  I pulled her after her 7th grade year and we tried K12 for her 8th grade year. She loves it! She just started her 2nd year now in their high school program. There are so many advantages to having her at home doing school this way.  I would say the only drawback is how she is treated by her old "friends".  They don't understand our reasons so have kind of treated her poorly...but she's a happier person with out all the negativity in her life anyways.  I've been looking for other mom's of teens! Hi everyone! I'm new here.

by Testing the waters on Mar. 29, 2015 at 2:12 PM
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Thank you for posting this information and tips. I am going to join your group soon. Thank you agine.

Quoting Bleacheddecay:

I'm owner of a group that I inherited from someone else called HOMESCHOOLING OUR TEENS TOGETHER. It's not well trafficked. Both of mine have graduated with scholarships to college, one academic, and one athletic. are my best tips.1. Look up your state laws. Make sure you are in compliance. I like this site rather than HSLDA Decide what your mutual goals for the future of your student are, high school degree, GED, college and so on.3. Find out your teen's best learning styles. I'd use POC4U to aide this. Research ways to do an education along with your teen. I recommend The Teenage Liberation Handbook.5. Pick out curriculum (if any)  WITH your teen. I do not recommend buying a full curriculum the first year. It tends to lead to frustration and a waste of money.6. Be flexible, expect change.7. Locate local groups and resources.8. Don't forget to make it fun, relax now and then, just enjoy each other.9. Be sure to keep your student in touch with any friends they really want to spend time with and which you do not feel are a really bad influence.And finally, relax, relax, relax. The very best thing you can do is de-school. Let your students find what their are passions and pursue them.I have one that has won a four year academic scholarship and one that has won a renewable athletic scholarship. That's only my student athlete's first college visit and offer. There are more offers to come.Stressing over making your child learn or doing what the public or private schools are doing or doing enough won't help you or them. I wish someone had told me that when I began and that I could have wrapped my head around it and believed it.Love them. Like them. Trust them. Support their dreams even when you don't like or understand what they are. This is the best gift you can give anyone. It's also a gift that will allow them to do things that will impress you over the years.BD

by Welcome Squad on Mar. 29, 2015 at 9:56 PM

I'm actually researching this for myself now. My oldest will be starting High school next year and I'll admit I have been feeling overwhelmed too. Here are a few links to sites I have found myself that has been helpful for me. Good Luck & Hope they help :)

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