You’re definitely going to send Noah to school for high school, right?
This is the question Jarrod and I get on pretty much a bi-weekly basis. Our answer…always…we’re not sure. Yes, it’s lukewarm and wishy-washy, but it’s the truth. We have very open communication with all our kids, but most of all with Noah, our oldest, whom being 13 can handle talking about a wider variety of things than the other kids. Like for Vera, we mostly just talk about her getting down from the furniture. It’s fun.
We have been having the high school talk with Noah for over a year now.
How do you feel about homeschooling?
Do you have strong feelings about going to school or not going to school for high school?
We don’t want to mess up your life…help us here.
Eye rolls…eye rolls…eye rolls.
If I made him decide whether or not he was going to high school right this very minute, he would say…no.
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And if you were to ask me if I was afraid of teaching high school I would say the very same…no. The subject of high school once seemed so far away–I mean, SO far away–but what they tell you when you have babies about it going really fast is true and here we are, a year away from high school. High school and all it encompassed like geometry, chemistry, transcripts, and credits once gave me hives, but I am slowly shaking off the shivers. It’s uncharted waters for me, for us, this is true, but I have been so encouraged by several different factors and I’m not so freaked out any more.
Homeschooling ain’t what it used to be.
I have confidence in me.
Having a high schooler around might be kinda nice.
The eighth grade trial run.
My son will kill it in high school.
I’ll get by with a little help from my (pretend) friends.
- I have talked about my friend Cindy many times here and she has been such a big help for me and so many others. She has great posts on making high school work.
- Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, a fabulous blog I have the honor of posting for monthly, has post after post of great high school information.
- I just listened to a webinar by Lee Binz the other night on high school transcripts where I learned so much. Her sight is full of info too!
- This year, the 2015 Omnibus is so full of high school resources (UPDATE: this years Omnibus sale has ended) that I cannot wait to dig into! I’ve already started reading a couple, but here’s few that I am really excited to get to:
- College Admissions for the Homeschooler–a talk by Kendra Fletcher
- College Prep-Is Writing on Track–a talk by Kim Kautzer
- Creating a High School Transcript–a talk by Vicki Tillman
- Facing the Giant-Homeschooling Through High School–a talk by Terri Johnson
- Homeschool Transitions from Elementary to Middle to High School–a talk by Megan Zechman
- Homeschooling High School: It’s Not as Hard as You Think by Meredith Henning
- Homeschooling Your Teen the Charlotte Mason Way–a talk by Sheila Carroll
- Project-Based Learning in the Middle and High School Years–a talk by Cindy West
- Putting Together a Four-Year Plan for High School–a talk by Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau
- The Homeschool Advantage in College Admissions and Scholarships–a talk by Dr. Jennifer Bernstein
- What Your Child Needs to Know When by Robin Sampson