logo
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,462
Chipmunk
OP Offline
Chipmunk
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,462
The readers are right! We need more info catered to parents who homeschool high schoolers!

I'm tossing around some ideas and have come up with:
-what about the prom, socializing for older homeschooled students
-creating and using a transcript

what else would our readers like to see?

Thanks!
Meg


Meg
The World is Our Classroom!
Homeschooling

Exotic Pets
Sponsored Post Advertisement
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 330
Shark
Offline
Shark
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 330
How about self taught materials?

I have a teen and I found it's good for her to practice some responsibility for her own education. It's hard to find godo materials that she can use on her own that includes instruction.


Mythical Fact of Homeschooling: Children will become clones of their parents.

Rogue Reality: Why does my son have green hair?
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,462
Chipmunk
OP Offline
Chipmunk
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,462
That's a great idea! The high school years are still a bit of a blur to me as my kids aren't quite there yet. One of my goals through the middle school years is to get to the point where my kids can teach themselves for the most part!

meg


Meg
The World is Our Classroom!
Homeschooling

Exotic Pets
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,611
Chipmunk
Offline
Chipmunk
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,611
Perhaps guides to creating your own curriculum. What should be covered if the teen is going to college?


Wine Host, Italian Food, Library Sciences Host
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 330
Shark
Offline
Shark
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 330
Another idea...information on getting into college. Since I am not quite there yet, I only have an idea of what to do or expect.


Mythical Fact of Homeschooling: Children will become clones of their parents.

Rogue Reality: Why does my son have green hair?
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,611
Chipmunk
Offline
Chipmunk
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,611
Is it possible for homeschooling teens to do dual enrollment courses? When my oldest son was a junior & senior in high school he took courses through the local community college. He was able to earn high school and college credit for the courses.


Wine Host, Italian Food, Library Sciences Host
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,172
Koala
Offline
Koala
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,172
Is it possible for homeschooling teens to do dual enrollment courses? In general, yes. Though I've heard rumbles that some states still have legislation on the books that makes it difficult for a homeschooled student to enter college. Texas passed specific legislation that states colleges can't treat homeschooled students any differently from other students when it comes to admissions, but there are still laws regarding minimum age for enrollment that many colleges will use to try and keep homeschooled students out of dual-enrollment programs.

As an independent education consultant, I advise homeschooling families to prepare themselves for argument. Document the courses/levels the student has already completed and prepare a statement indicating how the student will benefit from dual-enrollment and exactly what sort of credit will be provided to the student. Then pick up the phone and contact the admissions counselor at your local public community college or university and/or private college (sometimes private schools are easier to deal with) and talk with them a bout your student's specific situation.

Regarding courses/content/curriculum for high-school students, I've seen TONS of curriculum available on the web for grades 8 through 12. In some instances, there are even online courses made available through a local university. For instance, Texas Tech University actually hosts an accredited online program (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/oes/) through its Outreach and Extended Studies Department and so does the University of Texas at Austin (http://www.utexas.edu/cee/dec/uths/index.shtml).

If you would like more information on planning for your child's college admissions, contact an admissions counselor at a university your child is interested in, contact an independent education consultant in your area, or visit my business site http://www.hillcountryecs.com.

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 314
Shark
Offline
Shark
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 314
Maybe some of the high school material evaluated and some ideas for advanced learning. I'm withdrawing my daughter this week from high school. She's in advanced classes at a magnet high school so any packaged curriculum is probably not going to be appropriate.

I haven't had a lot of time to prepare because it's a sudden/recent decision due to escalated violence at her school. I'm struggling to figure out what materials to teach from since I do know (at least) what she's studying from this year.

I must say that your ebook (Begin Homeschooling with Confidence) and the software (Homeschool Tracker Plus) you reviewed have made me feel more comfortable about attempting it! (Thanks!!!)


Denise Lacazette
Exotic Pets Editor
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,611
Chipmunk
Offline
Chipmunk
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,611
How sad for your daughter that her high school has turned into such a violent place.

My husband and I were tossing around the idea for next year for our son. His school is great, but his dyscalculia presents some problems. I saw this Language Arts book and the British Literature companion book and was impressed.

Science possess a problem. I dislike many of the hyper-conservative biology curricula.


Wine Host, Italian Food, Library Sciences Host
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,304
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,304
I"ve learned the hard way about college. My oldest is a Sr. and we did not know about dead lines. I figured out I had to register, etc. before summer, but found out a few days after that March 2 was deadline for our college's deadlines for some scholarships. I forgot about having transcript from High school sent, etc. There is so much that first time parents have no clue unless they go to their college of choice a year early to learn about deadlines for financial aid.

My nephew and niece were homeschooled. My niece spent her Senior year same time she did college classes. Now she is just now 20 and graduating early from Respiratory Therapy. Now my Nephew is doing the same by taking his Last year of High school classes and going to college. This is in Florida.


Ebook: Getting Started in Genealogy

Tina Sansone
Ebook Manager
GENEALOGY Editor
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard
Brand New Posts
Astronauts - in Memoriam
by Mona - Astronomy - 01/30/23 01:26 PM
Inspiration Quote
by Angie - 01/29/23 05:42 PM
Psalm for the day
by Angie - 01/29/23 05:09 PM
2023 - on this day in the past . . .
by Mona - Astronomy - 01/29/23 09:35 AM
Astro Advent 2022 - *new articles*
by Mona - Astronomy - 01/29/23 08:53 AM
Simple Sewing Ideas for Tidying-Up
by Angie - 01/27/23 03:04 PM
Review Illustrator Basics The Shape Builder Tool
by Digital Art and Animation - 01/26/23 04:07 PM
Review - Bends and Blends in Adobe Illustrator
by Digital Art and Animation - 01/25/23 05:40 PM
Astro Women - Birthdays
by Mona - Astronomy - 01/22/23 10:31 AM
Scrappy Valentine's Day Hearts
by Cheryl - Sewing Editor - 01/18/23 01:46 PM
Sponsor
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2022 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5