Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Homeschooling Highschool

So far...from everything I've read...all I've discovered is that "this is do-able" and preferable and adventageous, etc. I've been spending hours researching curriculae, books, distance schools, links..... and I haven't gotten any farther than ....'yes, we're going to homeschool for highschool.' I'm guessing all the research will all gel into a cohesive whole at some point...but right now nothing's gelling and I'm still researching. I know we've got another year, but I'm basing 8th grade on decisions for highschool - I just don't have anything decided, yet.

Once I figure anything out, I'll let you know...I'm flying blind, here.


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  2. Anonymous8:42 AM

    I read with interest your dilemma on whether to homeschool your children in high school, and I applaud you decision to go ahead with it. Here is something that may help you with high school.

    I have been involved in education at both high school and college level for over 30 years, and when my own daughters decided to homeschool their children, became involved in homeschooling also. During that time I noticed that there was very little available about study skills, specifically for the homeschooler. As a result, I wrote a study skills handbook for them, which has now been published and is available at http://www.strategicbookpublishing.com/TheLearningBook.html, or from Amazon.com. It seems to have helped them with their study habits.

    I toss this out just FYI. I wish you well with your high school endeavors and may God bless your effort.

    Dave Farmer