Tag Archives: College Prep

Online Homeschool Electives for Budget Conscious Families

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Homeschoolers spend years discerning what courses are necessary for a strong educational foundation for their children. Each year, parents plan for classes that will bring about the maximum amount of learning. We make sure core subjects are covered and that our students clearly grasp concepts. When students reach the secondary grades, they have an option to select online homeschool electives to provide a new dynamic and an array of possibilities in their education. Usually, when we think of a well- balanced curriculum, it often times includes math, reading, science, history, and language arts. We provide homeschool lessons in these subjects in a systematic manner so they increasing learn more year after year. Children seldom have a choice in the matter. As your children get older, the idea of taking electives becomes increasingly intriguing to them. Deciding what electives to take, helps encourage independence and accountability in your students. They are finally able to select a course of their own and be responsible for succeeding in the choice they have made. Online homeschool electives provide an excellent option for students as they are completing their high school requirements. Many times the school year doesn’t allow for electives, and children can take […]

Senior Year To-Do List Makes Graduation a Breeze

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As you sit down to read this article, you probably cannot believe your child is reaching the end of their homeschool journey. It is almost surreal to think that the time has come for your student to transition to adult life. You may feel as if they are not ready or they may be super prepared. Whatever the case may be, the best way to prepare for the year is with a senior year to-do list to keep everything on track and organized. Remember that you may be nervous about your student’s senior year, but your senior may be even more nervous. There are so many decisions they need to make, and their transition may not be smooth. Modeling a calm and positive demeanor as your child progresses through the year, may help them more easily face any anxiety or insecurity that may arise. If your student is college bound, there are some steps to take that are necessary. I want to share a senior year to-do list that can be useful along the way. Note: We understand that some students are not college bound, or some students intend on taking a gap year. In this case, glean from what […]

High School Graduation Checklist to Help Your Student

After years of hard work and countless obstacles while homeschooling, helping your child prepare for high school graduation is huge. It means much more than just developing a high school transcript. To ensure your student is ready, explore this high school graduation checklist. The years fly by. It is hard to imagine that the child you were helping to tie his shoes or memorize the multiplications table now needs to prepare for the end of their homeschool journey. As hard as it may be as we realize the time is fast approaching, we can also be incredibly proud to have withheld the struggles that come along with home education. We can easily equip ourselves with an organizational system to prepare for wrapping up homeschool with a high school graduation checklist to make sure no stone is left unturned. We can worry and worry that we missed something, or we can keep the information handy as you trek along. Many homeschoolers may worry about their state high school graduation requirements when the reality is that most states don’t have ANY homeschool high school graduation requirements. States have public school graduation requirements, but those do not apply to homeschoolers. That ruffles the […]

College Prep Homeschool Online Guide

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As responsible Homeschooling parents, the primary goal is to train up our children in a way that honors and glorifies God.  The second goal after that is to give them the best education that we possibly can.  In this post, I will be looking at how online classes will actually enhance your child’s well rounded education, ultimately culminating in college prep homeschool style. Computer Troubles “Son,” my Dad said chuckling one evening, “you must have been born in the wrong century!” Let’s just say, when God created me in my mother’s womb, I wasn’t given much technological literacy!  Once, while trying to play a prank on my sister, I pried out all the keys in a computer keyboard and replaced them, all scrambled up, hoping she would not look down at the keyboard the next time she went to type.  How hilarious was this going to be when she went to type and instead of words, jibberish appeared on her screen!  I decided to test out my foolish prank by typing a sentence into a document to see what crazy text would come out.  Doh! It was then that I realized… it doesn’t matter what the letter on the key […]