More High School Tips: Preparing for SAT II Tests

SAT II tests in science, math, and foreign languages evaluate skills which take more than one year in a subject to develop. In other words, if your student is required or desires to take a SAT subject test, my advice would be for them to take at least two years (or the equivalent) in that…

Day 29: Homeschooling Tip – Don’t Neglect Service

The majority of our homeschooling days center around our children and meeting their physical, emotional, social, and academic needs. It is easy to become so wrapped up in their lives and their future we neglect to teach them to be sensitive to the needs of others. Service is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children…

Day 28: High School Tip – Register with the State

For Florida homeschooling parents: Make sure your high school student is registered as a homeschooling student their junior and senior years. Even if you registered when they began kindergarten and keep an active portfolio and submit annual evaluations, verify that your student is registered in their last two years of high school with a call…

Day 26: High School Tip – Share the Teaching Load

Have your high school students teach their younger siblings! We homeschooling moms know how much we learn when we teach, our students will find that they do too. Not only does this help to lighten the teaching load, but it teaches the elder brother or sister responsibility. When the older student teaches it reinforces what…

Day 25: Homeschooling Tip – Teach your Children about Love

Be the primary example of love to your children. How appropriate it is that God has given us children to teach us about His own love for us. God seems to be all about object lessons, perhaps we should follow His example. This is for my own children: Jonathan, Christina, Hannah and Joshua. Because of…

Day 24: High School Tip – For the College-bound Homeschooler

Not all colleges have the same entrance requirements for homeschoolers. Some schools require SAT II tests in the major subject areas or 2 classes in an accredited institution for entrance. Others want a detailed syllabus for each class taken throughout high school. Universities may require other hoops for the home schooled senior to jump through….

Homeschooling 101: Learn a Foreign Language with Your Children

If we begin the home school journey when our children are 5 or 6 years old and educate them until they graduate from high school, we have at least 13 years. In the same amount of time, many students become proficient in a musical instrument or a sport or dance. Our children perfect their reading…

Day 22: High School Tip – Tailor Your Student’s Education

The beauty of homeschooling is that we don’t have to fit into the public school system’s box!┬áBut sometimes we forget how freeing this fact is and how it can make our student’s high school experience extraordinary! In Florida, the requirements in high school are no different from┬áthe elementary grades – an annual evaluation and an…