This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 123: Scheduling High School Year. This post is running concurrently on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 123: Scheduling High School Year
We know that many homeschooling moms love scheduling…and many DON’T. However, highschool needs organization and scheduling if you’re going to achieve your goals (and your teen graduate in 4 years).
What is the one right way to schedule your homeschool highschool year?
There’s NOT one right way to schedule but there are some tips for developing a schedule that works for you.
Here are some tips for successfully scheduling your homeschool highschool year:
Start with the end in mind.
- Set a 4 year goal. What do you want your teens to have accomplished by the time they graduated (on the transcript and in real life). When they walk across the stage at graduation, what kind of person do you hope your teens will be?
- Read this post on how to set goals.
- Write out your mission (click here for a guide).
- Create an idea of the kind of homeschool environment you hope.
- Looking at the end goals, start by working backwards.
- Decide what kind of educational year you want
- Each subject all the way through
- Block scheduling
- Here’s a post on 3 formats to schedule the year
- Mark the halfway point on the schedule. Then ask where should we be in the curriculum by halfway through the year.
- Mark special dates
- portfolio reviews
- missions trips
- scheduled guests visiting
- co-op field trips
- drivers ed
- sports competitions and performances
- Now decide how much should be done on each subject day by day
- The number of pages (or chapters) in the text divided by the number of weeks in the year or number of days in the year
- Create your syllabi
When life happens or things go wrong, give yourself grace then get back to the schedule as soon as possible.
Remember to include teens in the planning process, so that they can own their education.
Be sure to write your goals down.
Have an accountability partner.
If you need some support, you might enjoy some coaching from Vicki at VickiTillmanCoaching.com.
Join Sabrina and Vicki for this helpful discussion. Also enjoy these posts and episodes: