High School

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Creatively Homeschool High School with Out-of-the-Box Teens (an interview with Heather Woodie)

Homeschooling high school can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially if you have out-of-the-box, creative teens. Can you really leave behind convention and homeschool high school in unique, effective ways? And can your high schooler get into a top-tier university if you take this unconventional approach to education? Heather Woodie says that you can, and she encouraged …

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Homeschooling High School Confidence, Competence, and Contentment Ann Karako Interview

Homeschooling High School with Confidence, Competence, and Contentment (a video interview with Ann Karako)

Ann Karako brings such an encouraging perspective to this conversation about homeschooling high school. Our discussions ranged from topics like parenting teens, to transcripts, to setting realistic expectations. I came away from this conversation reinvigorated and inspired. Ann convinces me every time I hear her that, really, it’s not that hard to homeschool high school. …

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Unit Studies and Hands-On Learning (a video interview with Susan Evans)

Enthusiasm, creativity, unit studies, and hands-on learning: those are the words that come to mind when I think of longtime homeschool mom Susan Evans. Watch the video and leave inspired to try your own creative ideas in your homeschool! Be sure to check out the other interviews in our Homeschool Conversations series! Watch the video, …

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Liberal Arts, Great Books, and Classical Christian Education Wes Callihan

The Liberal Arts, Great Books, and Classical Christian Education (a video interview with Wes Callihan)

Back in the early days of online homeschool learning, I had the privilege of taking several liberal arts courses from Wes Callihan. Did your high school teachers recite the opening lines of the Iliad to you? From memory? In Greek? I bet not. No wonder his students love and respect Mr. C! When I began …

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Homeschool High School and College Credit with Personalized Learning

Homeschooling High School and Pursuing College Credit through Personalized Learning

Can you pursue college credit while homeschooling high school without compromising your unique educational vision? Yes! Personalized learning makes it possible. This post contains affiliate links. I received online homeschool curriculum from Study.com for free. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are honest, and I was not required to post a positive review. …

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High School Math and ACT Prep Mr. D Math

High School Math and ACT Prep: Online Homeschool Math with Mr. D Math

The math just doesn’t add up. There is only one of me, but there are 5 children being homeschooled, and an ever-increasing number of things to teach them. Their abilities range from preschool to precalculus. I just can’t teach it all on my own, at least not if I want to do it well and …

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Outsourcing Homeschool Writing

Outsourcing Homeschool Writing: IF and WHEN to hire a writing tutor or join a writing class

When is it time to consider outsourcing homeschool writing instruction? How do you know whether or not to hire a tutor or join a writing class, and how do you pick the right writing teacher? And is there ever a time when it’s just not worth it to outsource homeschool writing? I love words. Big …

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Nonfiction Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens

The graphic novel format isn’t limited to fiction. Nonfiction works in the graphic novel style can be a delightful read for kids, teens, and adults. Here are some of the nonfiction graphic novels my children have enjoyed. What? Why Nonfiction Graphic Novels? (and do I have to? {spoiler alert: no}) The graphic novel combines words …

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