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?
All classic questions. In fact, the greatest number of 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.
Emphatically, I say: NO.
Though high school “material” may seem harder, 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 (though really just “different”) is orchestrating the whole thing.
The four years. The classes. The credits. The GPA. Weighted versus unweighted. How many hours again? And, oh the choices! You get it – the whole high school package can seem pretty intidimidating.
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, sitting in the car, or in the recliner all in one weekend.
So sweet, you’ll be patting yourself on the back and high-five-ing your friends over a chocolate croissant at how easy it all is — because I explain everything very simply.
The book is long enough to cover the 10 most-asked, most-feared, most-important things parents of high schoolers need to know.
But it’s written in plain language anyone can understand. And I don’t beat around the bush or pepper in a lot of unnecessary details.
What you see is exactly what you get: 10 steps.
You’ll learn the basics — like how to figure credits, how to calculate GPA, and what to write on a transcript.
I also address some of the larger high schooling concerns like how to plan a 4-year program, too.
It’s 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 also included some forms you can photocopy and use right away to create a plan and a transcript, too.