Don’t be afraid of home-schooling high school! You’re learning how to home-school high school while you’re home-schooling seventh and eighth grade. By the time your child gets to ninth grade, there are a few things you want to try reading up on and start to implement in your home-school. Here are three things to help you get started:
1. Record keeping – Read up on how to keep good home-school high school records and start keeping them in middle school for practice.
2. The Transcript – Take a class on how to prepare a winning transcript that will earn your child college admission and scholarships. Start keeping a transcript and course descriptions in middle school, especially if your child is working on high school level courses.
3. High School Classes – Do you know what classes you need to teach? Check out your state home-school law for guidelines specific to your state. Generally, in middle school you want to cover English, math, science, social studies, foreign language, P.E., and fine arts in preparation for those courses in high school.
This is not difficult, you can do it! When you’re prepared, you don’t need to be petrified because you do know how to do it, or at least you know how to get started for ninth grade. Remember, you likely don’t have to submit records and transcripts until senior year. You have all of seventh grade, all of eighth grade, and quite frankly, between you and me, you have all of ninth grade too to get it all figured out.
It’s not possible to ruin everything in seventh and eighth grade. Just make sure you’re spending the time you need to feel comfortable about home-schooling high school in future. Learn the very basics of home-schooling high school as soon as possible and you’ll be good to go!