I am just starting my journey with homeschooling high school, and as the mom of an only child, I have just once chance to get it right. Although I don’t have any experience looking backwards, I have four years of anticipation forwards. What I lack in experience I will make up for with my in-the-trenches view of homeschooling high school. I’m right there with you, making curriculum choices, wondering how to give credit for unique passions, and juggling extra classes outside the home.
My initial fears about counting credits and creating a transcript have been replaced with a sense of excitement. Our previous nine years of homeschool are coming to fruition in this final stretch! My daughter is independent enough to work on her own. And because I’ve always encouraged her creative pursuits, she knows what areas she wants to invest in. These years are not scary but delightful.
My background is in education, and my first teaching job was high school English 3 and French 1. So I know what high schoolers do, at least in public school. However, I see no need to model after that structure. We are free-thinking homeschoolers! We can blaze our own path while we check the boxes required by our state and meet the standards for college admission. I’ve made this commitment to continue homeschooling through high school all the way to graduation, and I look forward to sharing the trip with you here on Let’s Homeschool High School.