This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 96: Senior Year Schedule for Career-Bound Teens. This post is running concurrently on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 96: Senior Year Schedule for Career-Bound Teens
Some homeschool high schoolers graduate and go to college.
Some homeschool highschoolers graduate and go right into the workforce. It’s NOT WRONG to not go to college! Not all young people are called to go to college.
Some teens need a gap year (or two) before they go to college. They want to work or serve for a time before heading to college.
There are lots of options for homeschool graduates. But FIRST they need to finish senior year. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for HSHSP Ep 96: Scheduling Senior Year for Career-Bound Homeschoolers:
July: Plan out the year. What is left of the academic requirements for graduation in your state and/or supervising organization. Think about practical courses like Career Exploration, Financial Literacy and think about Professional Writing. Make sure you include your teen in the process. Order curriculum.
August: Have your teen write an experiential resume. Help them search for an apprenticeship or job. Help them practice interview skills.
September: Teach your career-bound teen networking skills. Teach them how to ask for a reference. See if you can find some training classes for trades at your local community college or unions.
Winter: Work on graduation plans like senior pictures, graduation date and location, announcements while things are more quiet. Schedule backwards through the end of the school year. What academics need to be completed or caught up? Schedule backwards to the end of the year.
Also, throughout the year, you may need to wrestle with these questions:
How do you deal with students who are struggling or have some unrealistic dreams?
- Help them discover Plan B’s and let them know how long you’ll support them as they try for professional gaming, sports or some other *big dream* career.
Join us this week for encouragement for career-bound seniors and their moms. In the meantime enjoy these posts: