The Well-Rounded High School Homeschooler

In an effort to answer a lot of questions we’ve been seeing on the internet, the last couple of days on the blog have been help for tackling high school for your homeschool.

Choosing wise curriculum resources for each subject area is important.  Building strong reading and writing skills is, too.  But beyond the academic pieces a wise homeschool parent looks for ways to graduate a well-rounded young adult.  Here are some ideas for making that happen.

Vicki has years of experience in our local homeschool community helping parents sculpt a strong high school transcript.  This post details 3 things you don’t want to overlook:  talent, competition, and volunteering.

3 Powerful Ways to Enhance a Transcript

Additionally, her vlog about The Perfect Homeschool Transcript gives practical advice for homeschool in the high school years:

Making good use of your time during the high school years is important.  In order to graduate a well-rounded student you need enough hours in the week to pursue various endeavors while also attending to more traditional academics.  Double-logging hours as explained in this vlog can be a smart way to maximize your time and energy:

Jonah, Seth and Marcus, contemplating "The Bubble" -- not!

Maintaining a good balance of protection and independence is another component to a successful homeschool high school education.  This post by Allison’s homeschool-graduate-son Kyle looks at the question of “the bubble” fairly and wisely.

Freedom from the Bubble

The arts are an important element to include in a well-rounded homeschooler.  This post provides a great checklist for areas of the arts to explore:

How to Homeschool Fine Arts in High School

Phys. Ed. is also important.  Here are two posts with some great ideas:

3 Reasons – 5 Ways — Phys. Ed.

Phys. Ed. Failure – Lets Get Real, Homeschoolers



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  1. says

    Thanks for the valuable links for high school. My daughter entered high school this year so I am still learning the ropes. We are mostly unschoolers, so volunteer hours and talent are important additions for us in regards to a transcript.

    We are actually still on the ropes a bit about whether she will go for her GED or if we will use a transcript. She has some learning challenges, so the transcript is harder for her to accomplish. I have found really good articles at Let’s Home School High School about the GED and transcripts, just still not sure at this point what will fit her the best without causing her more anxiety and panic attacks.


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