I enjoy helping parents understand how to homeschool the high school years. It is my honor to help parents understand that “high schooling” isn’t only doable, but easier than they feared it to be.
I remember when my first son entered high school and the mountain of things I stressed over (pretty much everything). I remember the enormous error I made with my second son (well…it seemed enormous at the time) and the helplessness I felt over not being able to fix it. I remember when my third son started high school and how (finally!) confident I felt about things.
But, alas, I still hadn’t perfected high schooling even the third time around. Because every kid is different and his goals were different from the rest, there were still some things I had to learn.
What I’m saying is I’ve been in your shoes.
That’s 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 schooling clients, I am compelled to share that list with you.
Here’s a list of the top 10 questions I get about high school.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be answering these questions one by one, and you’re invited to follow along. You may want to SUBSCRIBE to get 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 if I forget something really important? (article)
- 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. A homeschool pioneer and the founder of many 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 for illustrating how homeschooling can rescue children and families from the public school system, and how anyone can begin homeschooling within a limited time-frame, with no teaching background whatsoever. A writer, a homeschool leader, and a women’s life coach, Marie-Claire mentors in a variety of areas that impact health, education and lifestyle. A conference speaker, she has appeared at FPEA, H.E.R.I., Home Education Council of America, The Luminous Mind, Vintage Homeschool Moms, iHomeschool Network, and many other events. Her articles have appeared in and on Holistic Parenting, CONNECT,Homefires, Homemaking Cottage, Kiwi, Circle of Moms, and hundreds of sites and blogs nationwide. Marie-Claire can be reached at email@example.com.
Leanne | The Transplanted Southerner says
As the parent of a high schooler who is homeschooling, I’m often asked these questions 🙂 Good article!
Leah Courtney says
Thank you! I now have two high schoolers, and it was scary when we entered the high school years homeschooling. And I always get the question- Are you still homeschooling them?
This is some good information. Thank you for posting!
I totally agree with these questions as I have a new high schooler. I look forward to reading your answers!