I enjoy helping parents understand how to homeschool the high school years. I love when I can help them realize it’s not only do-able, but not nearly as hard as they fear it to be.
I remember when my first kid entered high school, and the mountain of things I stressed over (most everything). I remember making an enormous error with my second kid (well, it seemed enormous at the time) and the helplessness I felt over not being able to fix it. I remember when my third kid started high school, how confident I felt about most things, and all the things I still hadn’t perfected the third time around.
You get the idea.
What I’m saying is I’ve been in your shoes.
That’s probably the biggest reason I do what I do — sharing where I’ve been and what I have already figured out. Though it’s embarrassing at times, I try to tell the good with the bad. I want parents to know we’re all alike…imperfect, but more than good enough to help our kids succeed.
I sat down to think about this last night, and realized most every parent I meet with has the very same fears about homeschooling high school. After reviewing the questions I received from my last few [high school] clients, I felt compelled to share that list with you.
Below, you’ll find a list of the top 10 questions I get about high school.
In the coming weeks, I will be answering these questions one by one — right here on Quick Start Homeschool.
If you’ll stay tuned, you can follow along. You may want to SUBSCRIBE to get the articles delivered to your Inbox instead:
- How do I find out which classes is he supposed to take? (article)
- What if I can’t teach all those classes? (article)
- Where am I supposed to get the books? (article)
- Is there a school she can do from home? (article)
- Will he still be able to go to college? (article)
- Will she get to graduate with her class? (article)
- Where/how does he get a diploma? (article)
- Can she go to the prom? (article)
- What happens if I forget something?
- Can I pay someone to grade her homework?
I’ll answer these for you as quick as I can.
To your success,
Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau is a college professor who traded in her tenure to become a homeschool mom 20+ years ago. The founder of many homeschool groups and organizations, she works to advance home education, and is an outspoken supporter of education reform coast to coast. Her book, Suddenly Homeschooling: A Quick Start Guide to Legally Homeschool in Two Weeks, is industry-acclaimed as it illustrates how homeschooling can rescue children and families from the system, and how anyone can begin homeschooling within a limited time-frame, or with no educational background whatsoever. A liaison for regional school-to-home organizations and a homeschool leader in Florida, Marie-Claire also mentors homeschool families nationwide. A conference speaker, she has appeared at FPEA, H.E.R.I., Home Education Council of America, and many other events. She currently writes for audiences at Quick Start Homeschool, which she founded in 2010, and as a guest writer on other sites as often as she can. Her articles have appeared in CONNECT magazine, on Homefires, at Circle of Moms, and she has contributed to hundreds of other blogs nationwide. Dr. Moreau can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.