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Summary: There really are many advantages of homeschooling high school that so helped our daughter get into college. What she saw on campus showed that many things about homeschooling high school really helped her with college admissions, homeschooling to college, and also with work once she was there. Homeschool to college success story.
My reason for sharing this is to encourage other families who are thinking about the college, and wondering if their kid could make it there.
But now that I look back, I can see how homeschooling, not only prepared my teen well, but it also gave her a number of distinct advantages.
No matter where your child is headed, directly into a vocation, to a tech school, community college, or a gap year, or a four year college, homeschooling high school can be a great way to prepare them.
Here are seven advantages of doing high school at home that can help your teen get into college:
We can review, go back, switch up our curricula, or even add another year of high school, if that would help our teen.
Following their interests motivates our teens so much, even for doing the less interesting work that would be required for that field of study.
Later, when she wanted to try her hand at becoming a leader, we looked for activities that would foster those skills.
Helping our kids discover their inner-most gifts and interests, not only helps them grow, it also creates strong motivation for them to learn, study those things that will help them in the future.
Encouraging their interests builds self starters! That is just what many colleges are looking for, and that is just what college students need, to succeed.
My daughter shared that she noticed a majority of the kids on campus, seemed to lack this important trait, and did not necessarily have the drive to work hard and succeed, that we hope all kids would have.
Homeschoolers, on the other hand, learn how to organize their studies, plan their days,and prioritize what needs to be done first, etc....... all skills that are essential to success in college or a new vocation.
In our family, we built in mom-daughter mini road trips when we could fit it in. This gave us time, in the car, when eye contact was not required. That was key for my daughter to feel comfortable to share her thoughts and concerns about the day. And time spent in nature together was priceless. My daughter also found she liked to take pics of birds.
6. Life skills are learned day by day.
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And while homeschooling, she naturally joined in with chores, cooking, grocery shopping....all those things that teens need when they get their first apartment. Life skills are a natural part of our kid's days.
7. Learning how to find and use resources
Her first thought, when faced with this difficult math class, was not how could she find a way to drop it. It was, instead, a question to her mom----What resource would help me? And, let's find something quick!
It's an adventure, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
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Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled from day one. She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early years, high school & college and wrote the book - Homeschooling High School with College in Mind. She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting.