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The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
Homeschooling Special Situations

Homeschooling High School and Beyond!

by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006

Resources for homeschooling teens, preparing them for adult life, and
assisting them in career planning .

There are dozens of books with advice on homeschooling high school.  
Browse thru titles at your local bookstore or on  Your
child's educational goals will determine how structured you'll need to be
in your homeschooling.  Look for authors that mirror your own views on
what is important in secondary education, and go with the authors that
outline plans and strategies which seem "do-able" for your family.

Curriculum and Other  Resources:

"Homeschooling the Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to
Successfully Homeschooling the 13 to 18 year Old"  by Cafi Cohen,
a nice basic book that your library may have, also available in book stores
"The Teenage Liberation Handbook" a classic homeschooler's book
by Grace Llewellyn, "...clever strategies, valuable resources and wise
guidance on how to design an interest-driven self-education..."

The Teenager's Guide to the Real World by Marshall Brain -- a book
with many chapters available free online

Self-Directed learning  by Cafi Cohen, May-June 1996, Home
Education Magazine

Putting Together an Eclectic Curriculum  by Cafi Cohen

Weaving a Life  by Luz Shosie -- tracing unschooling threads to college

We're NOT Off to See the Wizard: Revisiting the idea of college

FAQ's about Unschooling High School by Alison Mckee


Donna Young Printables -- print out blank forms for high school record
keeping and example transcripts you can use

Student ID Card -- free online template, send with your older children
who need to be "out and about" during the day, or just have fun with it

Distance Learning Options  for one class or full time

Would your student enjoy
Self-Directed Independent Research?

Click-O-Matic Guide to Choosing a Homeschool Approach -- take
the quiz to see which approaches might work well for your student

What about high school science requirements for

Homeschooling by Subject -- tons of resources and curriculum,  
grouped by school subject

Homeschooling High School -- an online support group

Filling Gaps and Re-Building Foundations

Considering Homeschooling Your Older Child Who Learns
Differently? by Susan Jones -- "...when the gap between learning and
potential turns into a chasm: time to consider home education?..."

Reading Struggles, Remediation and "Catching Up"

Spelling Programs for Remediation, "Catch-Up", Enrichment

Grammar Help, "Catch-ups" and Enrichment

Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra -- a supplemental math book
from The Math Forum at Drexel University, re-enforces some concepts
needed in Algebra 1, such as exponents, orders of operation, coordinate
graphing, integers, square roots, etc..,  great review for the summer
before Algebra 1, or for kids who need a little extra work on these
concepts, see a
review here

There are many other resources, including  
free and subscription online
courses, modules and curriculum listed  within each school subject in the
Homeschooling by Subject section of the Diner.

Preparing for Life and College and Careers

Advice and Resources to Help Homeschooled Teens
Prepare for Life in the Real World... with or without college

Advice and Resources to Help Homeschooled Teens
Prepare for College

Advice and resources to Help Homeschooled Teens with
Career Choices

Home Schooling High School -- a free online support group

Related Issues:

Building the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Community Service Opportunities

Homeschooled Teens Can Rest Easier  by M.S. Beltran, March-April
2004, Home Education magazine

How About Early Graduation?

What's the low-down on gifted homeschool  kids taking college

Is Your Teen Gifted?  --  take a look at gifted characteristics in children

Self-Disclosure of Learning Disabilities in the Beyond School
Years -- by Paul Gerber, Ph.D.

Emotions, Respect, and The Teen Years

Parents, Hang Together  by Matt Binz (Mr. HomeScholar)--
homeschool moms need support from homeschool dads-- especially in
the high school years! (from Lee Binz, at the
HomeScholar website)
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"Far away, there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach
them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to
follow where they lead." ~~ Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

"Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture
that you fit into it without even thinking." -- Romans 12:2 (The Message)

"Be in charge of your own destiny, or some one else will."
~~ Jack Welch (1935 - )