UPDATED: 8 Tasks For NOW If College Will Be Later

Right before our oldest left for college, I thought to blog my lessons learned in how to prepare as a homeschool parent for the sake of those behind me. When I entered college (from public school), others were an integral part of my preparation. In contrast, I can safely say with my high school/ homeschool […]

Why Go to College (while still in High School)?

When I wrote my last post, I talked about expanding on my newfound love for community colleges. As I mentioned then, I once was blind, metaphorically speaking, but now I see. Dual enrollment—the idea of taking college-level courses as a secondary (high school) student and getting both high school and college level credit for those […]

How to Create a High School Homeschool Transcript

After writing the post about completing high school for the third time, I had a number of people reach out to me saying, in essence, that this was their first time homeschooling high school and they were a bit nervous. Now on the other side of this journey–twice, I wonder why confident home educators become […]

My Third Time Through High School

My last cycle of high school history with my last high schooler. I need a moment. The question, “So, what grade are you in?” is often an interesting one for a homeschooled kid. The truth is that we have been in 9th grade, with the exception of wrapping up 8th grade science and history. Grammar? […]

What to Consider When Your First Day of Homeschooling is in January

I wrote this article on last year for publishing on another website. Are you beginning your homeschool journey with school-aged children in January? If so, keep reading to briefly cover the legal requirements of beginning to homeschool. The bigger task–though well worth it–might be adjusting to life at home as teacher/mom/dad with your new “student(s).”   […]