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You Can Do It
You really can homeschool through high school! Sure there are challenges—like providing competitive sports and other extracurricular activities that develop your child's unique potential. And the subject matter—advanced math, science, labs, foreign language, etc.—becomes more difficult. On the other hand, your high schooler is a more independent learner than he was in first grade. He requires less supervision and can take increasing charge of his own education. As his reasoning and communication skills mature, both of you may find learning at home to be a more deeply effective and satisfying experience than ever.
Homeschooling your child through high school offers great benefits for parents and student. By reducing peer pressure, minimizing the influence of the sex and drug culture, and providing a safer physical environment for your child's education, you enable your child to reap rewards for years to come. And you have the irreplaceable opportunity to influence your child at an age when he is hammering out his own personality, character, and worldview.
You can do it, and HSLDA wants to help you!
- I'm not sure that I can teach at the high school level. Do I need to be an expert in every subject?
- Can I really teach high school and remain sane?
- Where can I find help and support?
- Where do I begin when thinking about homeschooling my high schooler?
- How can I find the time to teach and prepare for all those high school subjects?
- What services does HSLDA offer to parents who are homeschooling high schoolers?
- Why should I homeschool through high school?
- How do homeschool graduates fare as adults?
Why should you homeschool during the high school years? With the demands of high school level subjects, is it even possible to provide a quality education at home? Yes, it is possible, but when doubts come knocking at your door, you'll want to recount the reasons why you homeschool. The following articles will provide you with the reminders you need to keep going.
Let's face it—homeschooling through high school is a major responsibility. Sooner or later you will need some encouragement. So when you need a refreshing word, need to be refocused, or need to concentrate on the rewards and benefits of homeschooling high schoolers, take a short break and read these rejuvenating articles.
- God Sees by Bob Kauflin
- They Prayed by Molly Wagner
- “Encouragement for Homeschool Dads” (Home School Heartbeat)
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The following list outlines just a few of the resources provided on this website.
- Our suggestions for "must have" reference books that provide practical ideas and tips
- Also, books and articles on a variety of issues, alternative programs, and subjects relating to homeschooling through high school
- Suggestions from HSLDA's High School Consultants.