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Afraid to Homeschool High School? You can “Cure the Fear”!

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I remember when our two oldest children were in the throes of middle school. High school was just around the corner, and, well, just the thought of tackling high school got me unnerved, to say the least. If it wasn’t for the cool encouragement of friends who had already gone that route, my kiddos may very […]

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Documenting life experiences in a high school transcript

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I’d be a millionaire if I had a dime for everyone who contacted me with fear in their eyes and panic in their voices because…it was time to do a high school transcript! OK, to be fair, I once felt the same way. As a matter of fact, when we first started homeschooling, I had […]

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How to accommodate for the lack of a guidance counselor

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One of the obvious potential limitations to homeschooling high school is the absence of a guidance counselor’s office. A good guidance counselor can provide much-needed assistance for both teens and parents as students begin preparing for college and life beyond high school.   There is no denying that getting your kids on a good path […]

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Take note: Four warnings for your high school senior

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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In some ways, this is a very overdue post. On the other hand, I have years to go to give it more thought. If you are the mom of a high school Senior this year – or know one – you may want to give this some thought, too. We use Affiliate Links in many posts. […]

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How to Ensure Your Homeschooler Thrives in High School

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SAT/ACT Prep for Homeschoolers – Ready, Set, GO!

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Yes, this is the time of year that many homeschoolers are in the throes of planning for the upcoming year, and if you’re a momma of homeschooled high-schoolers, your head is already starting to at least think “fall testing”, right?  Of course, that often means “ACT prep” or “SAT prop”… If that’s the case for you, […]

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3 Reasons NOT to Home School Thru High School

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To Keep Homeschooling thru High School or Not? Now that is the Question! When we first started home educating, I remember thinking that we might do this until 8th grade, but certainly not beyond! After all, what about teaching science: chemistry, biology, physics, and their respective labs? And high school math? Never! Then there are electives and the […]

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Top 4 Questions About Homeschooling Your High-Schooler

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The thought of homeschooling high school can seem daunting even to the most passionate homeschooling family.And, truth be told, many families start out without even the thought of homeschooling high school (at least not without a bit of fear and trepidation)… But it doesn’t need to be that way! Here are 4 of the most common issues related […]

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