4 Tips to Homeschooling High School

 

Many parents (including me!) stress at the thought of homeschooling high school. It seems overwhelming, and parents may feel in over their head. However, homeschooling high school is not impossible, and thousands of families do it each year! How? Most follow these four tips to homeschooling high school!

 

 

 

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Key To A Strong Highschool Curriculum

Just starting to homeschool, or feel like you need to make some changes?  Come to hear what makes a curriculum strong educationally, effective and motivating!  Learn how to maximize the opportunity you have to make a plan that is perfect for your family.

Attend the Alabama Homeschool Expo, register now for early bird discounts!

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Questions Answered!

The Homeschool Expo is your place for answers.  Randi St. Denis, Director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance (HEEA), is an educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom.  Randi works as a consultant to  homeschool families; providing teaching expertise and assistance to all types of children.

Come to the Alabama Homeschool Expo and get your questions answered by Randi and other experienced homeschool speakers.

Our Children Are Like Us

I was attending a homeschool conference where the speaker was giving facts on how many Olympiads raised children that became Olympiads themselves.  The point the speaker was making is that children are a lot like their parents.  So whenever my husband says, “What is with our kids and math?”  I remind him that we were late bloomers.

On one hand, our children will be like us and we shouldn’t have unrealistic fantasies for expectations.  However, they are also a unique individual and  homeschooling gives them the opportunity to explore personal interest. God uses ordinary people for extraordinary circumstances, not just straight A students.

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Guide To Attending A Homeschool Expo

Have you stayed away from the Homeschool Expo just because of the magnitude of it all?  Looking at the listing of workshops or a peak into the exhibit hall can give you a deer in the headlights look!  Where do you start?

  • Plan ahead by reading about the available workshops and making a note of when it will be held.  If there are two you want to attend at the same time, consider which would be best to attend and get the other on CD.  If you go with a friend or a spouse, you can each attend one and share notes afterwards.
  • Have a list of curriculum you want to look over.  Plan on taking the time you need and ask the exhibitors your questions.
  • Know your prices.  If you buy at the conference it will save on shipping, but you will want to have some kind of luggage or cart on wheels to save your strength.
  • Do you have a budget?  If you do, don’t spend it all at once!  The school year is long and you will probably need something else before the year is out.

Attending the Alabama Homeschool Expo is educational and exciting.  The workshops and exhibitors are there for you.  You might also want to consider Homeschooling for Excellence, a one day conference for beginning homeschoolers.

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To Test, Or Not To Test?

Opinions on whether or not to test, or whether or not to pay attention to the results, vary greatly.  In today’s world you cannot get away from tests.  Tests for a driver’s license, admittance to school or for job advancement  are just a few.  If practice makes perfect (or at least improvement) you may want to consider having your student test in a variety of circumstances.

The parents whose child has any type of learning disability are most concerned about testing.   Randi St. Denis, director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance will be at the Alabama Homeschool Expo teaching a workshop for special needs students.  For more information on the workshops Mrs. St. Denis will discuss whether or not testing is for your child,  Contact her through the Alabama Homeschool Expo web site.

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What Ever Happened To Penny Candy?

Sooner or later your child will wish for the olden days they read about in Little House on The Prairie.  They want to be able to go into the store with a penny and come out with two pieces of candy!

Richard Maybury is a teacher who succeeded in explaining why everything cost more now than it did for our parents.  His title What Ever Happened to Penny Candy? is a  popular book, but are you aware of  his others? Richard Maybury has eleven books in his Uncle Eric series.  His series is recommended for students fourteen and up.

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