Teaching high school sounds really hard!
I can’t teach all that stuff!
What if I ruin my child’s chances of getting into college?
These are classic questions. In fact, the most common questions I receive from parents have to do with homeschooling the high school years.
Parents want to know if teaching high school is harder than teaching the earlier years.
I say — NO.
Though the “material” itself may seem harder in high school, teaching high school is no harder than homeschooling any other year. It’s the same commitment, the same work load, the same investment as the earlier years.
What is harder — or maybe just “different” – is orchestrating the whole thing.
The four years. The classes. The credits. The grade point average. The choices. The whole package.
Though students may perform this task entirely on their own, for the most part, parents (a/k/a Principals and Guidance Counselors) are usually the ones who do it all — the overseeing and the tracking, the encouraging and motivating, the chauffeuring and the financing, and the stressing out over it, too.
I have a new e-book for families entering the high schooling years.
So short, you can read it over a cup of coffee, in the car, or over the weekend.
But it’s long enough to cover the 10 most-asked, most-feared, most-important things that parents of high schoolers need to know.
I go over the basics — like how to figure credits, how to calculate GPA, and what to write on a transcript.
I address some of the larger high schooling concerns like how to plan a 4-year program, too.
Homeschooling High School: Ten Steps to the Finish Line is available now.
This e-book is perfect for parents of middle schoolers thinking about high school, parents with students in 9th or 10th grade who are still in the planning stages, and parents of 11th and 12th graders who need to learn specific skills to create the documents and forms they need along the way.
I have also included some printable forms you can use right away to create a plan and a transcript, too.