Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Teaching High School

I really have been thinking about what lies ahead for us in Kelly's homeschooling.
Do we really want to continue homeschooling for the next four years.... Am I capable of giving her a high school level of education? When she was in public school she had an IEP (Individual Education Program), So I am sure this would affect the "requirments" expected of her for graduation.... The one website I found about teaching high school mentions that you should print out your states requirements for graducation and start from there, but do you really teach to those requirements or do you follow your own path? Or do you teach to be able to pass the GED test? I would love to hear from those of you who have moved into that area of teaching "high school" you can e-mail me at justme32110@yahoo.com

P.s.- I found this great article about the topic of how to teach: http://www.homelifeacademy.com/heart_for_learning.php
Thanks!

3 comments:

Luke said...

First: Yes! You absolutely can provide a high school education for your student [smile]. Now, the question of do you want to?... well, that's up to you. But you can do it. And the homeschoolers I've chatted with say the high school years were the best. So that sounds like a great option to me [smile].

I'd recommend you consider Sonlight's College and Career Planning Kit as a good place to start.

And if you'd like personalized help, definitely chat with a Sonlight Advisor who will be able to answer your questions and help you choose the materials that will be best for you and Kelly.

Hope that helps!

~Luke

Jennifer said...

You may find what you need here http://www.yarnsoftheheart.com

Fatcat said...

Donna, I found this book helpful. It is for their school but I have used it just to see how many hours of study make up a course, what can count as a course, etc. It's free.

http://www.narhs.org/handbookrequest